Sylvaneth Start Collecting Box Review
In this next installment of our Start Collecting Box reviews we will be taking a look at the Sylvaneth set. Much like the Flesh Eater Courts box, the nature of the army is really going to shape the value of the models you receive. Up front let me point out that the monetary value alone is enough to warrant you buying this box. To buy all of these models separately is just ridiculous and you are going to use everything you get regardless. The only model you may not want doubles of is the Branchwych, but even so you can kit-bash or convert her into something else. The Treelord is a multi-kit with which you can build a Treelord Ancient or Spirit of Durthu. All of these are great choices, though the Spirit of Durthu stands out as incredibly on the table top.
“Ok, Doug” you say “I understand that it’s a great value, so should I buy five of these and call it good?”. No, not really. Like I mentioned earlier, the way the army functions is really going to affect the value of the Start Collecting Box. In the case of the Flesh Eater Courts there is absolutely no reason not to buy five of them. In the case of Sylvaneth though, you may want to max out at two boxes. Why? Because of the way the army functions with terrain. The entire army is based on and predicated around the Sylvaneth Wyldwood terrain kit from Games Workshop. Almost every single model in the army gets a bonus for being near the woods, being in the woods, can summon them or move through them as if they could teleport. Seriously, even if you did buy five of these boxes you wouldn’t see the strength of the army until you bought the terrain. My suggestion is the buy two boxes then focus on buying Sylvaneth Wyldwoods. Watch the following video for more details on the box and how to expand it into a full fledged army!