Sunday, 16 November 2014

Unboxing Warzone Resurrection: Bauhaus Vorreiters (new version)

The Vorreiter tracked bike is a valued tool in the Bauhaus armoury and is esteemed not only for the finely engineered Bauhausian technology they represent, but also for the tactics their pilots employ. Vorreiter pilots are drawn from the megacorporation’s many ranks of Hussars. When natural skill and tendency towards mechanical mounts is noted, a recommendation is made for the Hussar to advance through the ranks. Successful candidates enter the 4RB-training program. Those that pass the training enter the hallowed ranks of the Vorreiter pilots; failures re-join their former regiment and must wear a badge of dishonour showing a black cross, superimposed with an image of a Vorreiter Bike.

The paired weapons are controlled by the pilot using buttons integrated into its steering bar. Vorreiter squadrons often play small, but vital roles in larger missions, working to outflank or distract the opponent whilst a larger strike force attacks from the front. Often they play the part of outriding scouts or messengers. On occasion, the Vorreiters may embark on heroic and key missions, especially when it is vital to disrupt enemy plans. Such Seek-and-Destroy missions add to their illustrious image and arrogance. Like their Lizard-Riding Mounted Hussar counterparts, the Vorreiters also excel as reconnaissance troops.

Flavor text taken from the Prodos Shop

Unboxing time again and this time it's once again a new version of models from the Bauhaus Corporation. I wasn't a huge fan of the first versions so let's see how these new ones look.

All the contents in the box.

Some things had snapped off, like one of the swords and the spikes on their helmet. You might also see on the lower sprue that I got two left arms, I worked out this problem anyway as you will see later. 

The new Vorreiter Bike, a lot more details and crisper details. As you can see the legs are attached already to the seat so you don't need to glue them on. 

Got some flash that is easy to remove and some minor moldlines (or displacements really not true moldlines) that isn't hard to fix up either. 

You get seven cards, a stat card for each bike and two Strategy cards, two Tactical cards and one Gear card. Nothing new here compared to the old versions of the Vorreiters. 

Here is the built versions, with their wings and all. The wings is a new addition to the new style Vorreiters and is of course an little homage to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth winged Hussars (and Prodos is half a Polish company)

Easy to built even if I had to take the sword arm as the right arm because I got two left arms instead. Worked out anyway and the resin Prodos uses is so nice to work. 

Haven't cleaned the whole model on the left here.

Comparison with the old Vorreiter. Looks smaller and they are a little shorter but the image is making it look even more so. 

I like this kit a lot more, they haven't change the design much but given it a lot more details and is much crisper. They will look nice together despite this changes (military equipment changes all the time with new versions of tanks and what not) and I'm glad I also have the old ones. All in all a great kit even if I had some minor problems with mine.


  1. You know, I didn't think I'd like the winged hussar Vorreiters, but you sold me on it.

    1. Hehe, nice! But I'm actually a little bit torn about them right now, keep them or not.....hmmm...


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