We've been talking about downsides of Atlantic Digital a lot recently, but I want to talk about an upside: what sets from the digital initiative have been the biggest surprise wins for you?
There are plenty of sets already that have obscure subjects that likely won't never have been produced through traditional means, and sets thatIve received through the Tribe that I probably would never have purchased that I have ended up loving.
In November there were a lot of sets that got me excited, I would have bought a box of the Damned, and the Grognard Calvary in a heart beat, and the Kobolds were instant buys for me, but my surprise wins came from the Gurkahs set. There's something about the stylized look of these guys that I really dig. I ended up unsung some of the full body figures as my very first 3d prints, and they may actually be my most played figures, as I've used them as slightly anachronistic forces in Bolt Action and Battletroops.
December gave my the Victorian Police which inspired an ongoing kitbash project, in my custome Death Fields team Ro-Bobbies. This set gave me a lot of value out of every other set. The thing I do when a new set comes out is open the multi-fuggure files and see what can be used for my Ro-Bobbies team.
The Arabian Revolution set is my favorite set in January. The set seems Ike such an obvious blind spot in the hobby that doesn't get a lot of representation. I doubt there is anyone into historical that doesn't know Lawrence of Arabia, yet I've never seen a box set in any hobby store I've been to. It's a great set that inspired me to look to new gaming systems, watch some classic cinema and do some historic research. There were bigger and more impressive sets this month, but nothing that provided more entertainment for me and my wife.
So what are your surprise favorites?