Mortal Realms – Premium Kit 1 Review

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So it’s finally here, for those of you who have subscribed directly with Hachette and paid the £2 extra per issue – you should now have received your first Premium Box – If not, come and check out what you get in our Mortal Realms Premium Kit 1 Mini Review.

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Mortal Realms Premium Kit 1 Value

First up, let’s just say that whilst this is an extra 50p per issue vs the premium subscription payment. for Warhammer Conquest – The value here is much better – since we are getting models. not just some cardboard tokens, a box and some dice.

At £2 extra an issue, That’s £160 extra spent over the course of the subscription. Since there are 4 premium kits in total – I’m inferring that the price of each kit is £40. Though we get our last Premium Kit Issues 67 -70 (Delivery 18). So can we stop paying the £2 premium for the last 10 issues?

No Idea, let’s just stick with the worst-case scenario, £160 in total, £40 per premium kit – If we can make a saving later Bonus

The following sets retail price is £77.25, So you’re saving 37.25 on this set by being a premium subscriber – and you get a free magazine.

Though you lose the guides for some of the possible build options for the below sets – though you can find them online easy enough.

Mortal Realms Premium Kit 1 Packaging

Like the surprise, Silver Templars Kit that cam eat the end of Warhammer conquest – This premium kit comes in a branded cardboard box.

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Box

Everything is loose inside the box so your bases etc rattle but nothing was damaged. When I picked it up off the postie, I forgot I was expecting my Mortal Realms delivery and due to the bases rattling I thought someone had sent me some lego.

Mortal Realms Premium Kit 1 Magazine

The Premium kit comes with an extra Magazine Which is very similar in Format to the normal magazine you get. but it’s a bit larger diue to all the extra models.

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Cover

It also comes with the binder holes so you can add this extra issue to the rest of your collection.

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Lore

You get the usual Mortal Realms style lore about the Flesh-Eater Courts factions with some individual segments on the characters and units which come as part of the set.

Mortal Realms Premium Kit 1 – How to Build

You get a huge how to build section as there are 3 types of models spread over 5 different sprues.

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - How to Build

You get the Abhorrant Archregent which retails at £17.50 and was previously exclusive to the (out of production) Carrion Empire Boxed Game.

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Abhorrant Archregent Sprue

This is Sprue A of the Crypt Flayers

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Crypt Flayers Sprue A

This is sprue B of the Crypt Flayers

It’s worth noting that with these sprues you could also make Crypt Horrors or Varghiests.

The sprues above and below come in the Flesh-Eater Courts Crypt Flayers / Horrors / Vargheists box and retail at £30 for the set

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Crypt Flayers Sprue B

This is Spriue A from the Flesh-Eater Courts Crypt Ghouls Box

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Crypt Ghouls Sprue A

You’ll find, as noted in the instructions, there are no numbers on these models. This is quite a classic set which is why it doesn’t follow the more modern numbered approach, but it also gives you quite a bit of variety in how you build the ghouls.

It also leaves you plenty of extra pieces for making your bases look cooler

The Flesh-Eater Courts Crypt Ghouls Box retails at £25 for 20 ghouls (which you get here.

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Crypt Ghouls Sprue B

This whole set is pretty much the Flesh-Eater Courts portion of the Carrion Empire Boxed game, without the extra sprues of Crypt Flayers so you can also make Crypt Horrors or Vargheists (though it’s meant to be Horrors in the Carrion Empire Game)

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Mortal Realms Premium Kit 1 – How to Paint

You also get a large how to paint section aswell.

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - How to Paint

This isn’t broken down by models but it does give you a thorough step by step which shows you how to paint all of these models to completion.

Yo get a Bottle of Athonian Camoshade with the Premium Kit which is not part of the rest of the Mortal Realms Collection and make up the main base flesh-tne for this guide.

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Paint & Bases

It is worth noting that with your collection you don;t have all the paints to complete thiis guide just yet, but you will get them throughout the magazine, or you can buy them early if you are so eager.

They’ve also advised that we will be getting a pack of Citadel Skulls in a future issue! yay. Since they retail at £17.50, that’s a good saving on this terrain set when you can pick some up at the Mortal Realms issue price of £7.99.

Keep an eye on our Mortal Realms Contents list. As soon as we know what issue these will be in we will share. Remember you can always pick up extra copies of any issue at Forbidden Planet. – I know I’ll be buying a few copies of that issue, when has anyone looked at a Warhammer model and thought “it needs fewer skulls?

The painting guide is a nice and simple approach to these models which brings them up to a decent tabletop standard.

Mortal Realms Premium Kit 1 – Warscrolls

The book also hots a page of Warscrolls for the Abhorrant Archregent, Crypt Ghouls & Crypt Flayers. But again – no options for the buildable Crypt Horrors or Varghiests.

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Warscrolls

It’s a very Decent Set and the Models and paint Alone Retail for £77.25, so at only £40, you’re picking this lot up at almost half-price.

The book is a nice addition with some decent lore and typical build & paint guides. the book is noticeable larger than your usual Mortal Realms issue.

I think the only thing which would ahve been a nice addition would be nice to have included some additional battle scenarios in this mag – facing off against your existing Stormcast and Nicghtgaunt Forces. Even a 3 faction battle to introduce another friend to the game

Mortal Realms Premium Kit 2 – Sylvaneth

This is a really great set at incredible value so keep your eyes peeled for the next Mortal realms Premium Kit – Sylvaneth. Which is expected to come come with Issues 27 – 30 (Delivery 8).

Mortal Realms - Premium Kit 1 - Back Cover

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2 Comments

  1. Cracking review👍🏼…. not received my premium sub yet so it was great to see it. Your site has been a very helpful source of info into the hobby, especially as I am completely new to it. Cheers

  2. Got mine a couple of days ago, booked some time off work and will get on these models asap! So glad I chose the premium subscription as it will add some nice variety into the collection.

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