Review - Kingdom Death & Percival Miniature

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Since I started painting miniatures in the summer of 2018, I’ve been enamored of the offerings on the Kingdom Death website. If you’re not aware, Kingdom Death is a “boutique nightmare horror” tabletop game that weighs in at a hefty 19 pounds, over 1000 pieces to the game, and a $400 USD price tag. The base game itself contains four “survivor” miniatures, plus seven different armor sets for them all, eight monster miniatures, plus over 150 miniatures for every possible weapon or armor customization in the game.

Needless to say, it’s A LOT.

In addition to the base game, the Kingdom Death store sells one-off additions to the game in the form of miniatures that come in a smaller individual box with the cards needed to use the monster or hero in the game. Generally, these will run you between $25 and $150; it all depends on the size of “expansion’ you’re getting to add onto the game.

Originally, I had been intending to purchase The Bard when she was released, but I missed the window. Disappointed, I waited until something new caught my eye…

And so now, sweet Percival is mine.

The Ordering Process:

The ordering process itself was smooth and seamless. Kingdom Death as Paypal as a payment option integrated into their website, and you simply need to pick the correct warehouse to ship from to ensure that it’s been sent from the location closest to you. The US warehouse is located in Michigan, and so it didn’t take very long to reach me in Washington, even shipped through the US postal service.

Packaging:

I was actually surprised by the packaging. The small, thin box holding the miniature arrived in a simple yellow bubble mailer, with no extra padding inside. The package itself was a little worse for wear, but inside the box was pristine. Wrapped in a bit of plastic wrap, the box itself has the name of the miniature and an image of the unpainted assembled resin piece itself on the outside cover. Inside, the contents were in perfect condition: The small art print of Percival, the game cards, and her sprue with the miniature pieces attached to it.

The Miniature:

This miniature sculpt is easily on par with the newest sets coming out of Games Workshop. Each line is crisp and deep, the attention to detail exacting. The fabrics look soft and flowing, while the armor pieces look solid. It’s hard to say how it will take paint, but if it’s anything like miniatures of a similar caliber, this piece will be a dream to work on. I’m super excited to dig in.

The Verdict:

Overall, I would absolutely purchase from Kingdom Death again. The price for the individual models is reasonable, and the sculpts are unlike anything that I’ve seen with other designers. I’m already looking forward to the next piece in my collection from them.