I seem to have acquired a copy of Dreadfleet, and thought you might like to see some photos of the sprues close up. There’s already a bunch of pictures on GW’s own site showing the whole sprues, so I’ll try not to repeat all that. Photos are intentionally left larger than usual because the detail is the point. More commentary when I’m less asleep 🙂
Firstly, the box is big and (4 inches) deep, very full and fairly heavy. You aren’t buying a load of air.
First out is the deep sprue of islands, and it wouldn’t be GW if some of them weren’t made of giant skulls 🙂Others include this very nice fortress.
The ruler you can see at the top of the shot above comes in three bits and clips together. The odd flat bit in the lower right looks like the back of a turning widgets for sailing round corners.
Then we get into the ships. The sails all have raised detail to help you paint the fancy designs.
More sail details.
This is what happens when you turn a mechanical kraken inside out.
And some nice detail on the inside of the Dwarf ship.
Ghostly apparitions rising from the waves. There are a bunch of these little pieces that presumably complement the ships in some way. I’ll find out when I read the rules, no doubt. Look cool though.
And a splendid ghost ship.
Each ship comes with a specially made base covered in yet more detail.
And now, as I’ve taken all the plastics out of the box, I can finally get some help from my beautiful assistant, Mojo. He thinks there’s something lurking under this sheet of card, and as it happens he’s right.
The sea mat comes in its own bag and is very thin. This shouldn’t harm its usability and it might even help it stay uncreased.
Finally we have the rulebook, cards and a handy bag of ziplocks to keep the bits in. Always a good idea.
As a picture is worth a thousand words this post has already been very long, so I’ll leave you there. A quick first look, and it’s looking pretty good so far.