Soo.. costs more then the GW equivlent set, but for less...
Yup, they;'re a major threat to GW's hold on the market with all these copied ideas.
This game will be more than a third cheaper for Australians (RPP $100, while AoBR= $165), and you'll still have the options of getting the normal battle boxes as well. Seems like a good idea to me, and it fits in with the parents who only want to spend $100 on a Christmas or birthday present. Sure, you're not getting the same number of models, but it does have 2 fully legal armies included at a cheaper price than buying them separately.
Good stuff. Although it's a pretty weird start to an army (point wise that is).
If my memory serves me well, that's: -6, +7, +9,+9 for the khador starter. So it's a sort of an "odd" 19 points army. It's a solid starting point to work towards the basic 35p game though.
I wish they could fit in a 1pt solo for both, though that would have to be a mechanik for each side to bring it up to a perfect 20, and that would mean the box includes one of each type of unit (Warcaster, Jacks, Unit and Solo), but they probably wanted to keep the started sets to pure plastic models, which are far easier for new players.
Edit: I think you're addition is a little off, pSorcha only has +5 WJ points, so it's a perfect 20 points
It's all in the name.
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