Review: 852271 Knights Battle Pack
Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:50 AM
Is your knight army feeling short? Do your knights get consistently run over by the skeletons? If so, this is the set for you!
852271 Knights Battle Pack
Set Name: 852271 Knights Battle Pack
Price: USD 12.99-GBP 6.49-EUR 9.95
It's army building time!
The figs come in a plastic box with a slide out tray. To open, you slide out a tab on the bottom, and pull the tray out.
One plus of this set is the good weapon selection. You get a whopping 5 shields, a spear, a lance, acrossbow, a pointed lance thing and a lovely chrome sword
Now the main focus of this set, the figs! One thing that's nice here is that you get a good selection of different knights. The figs are quite nice, with different faces and helmets for almost every one.
I really like the archer's quiver.
Two sided head
The Archer has a scared head on the other side.
And now, the ratings!
Price: 6/10 (Certainly a bit overpriced. It should have been $10. The Star Wars battle packs have only 1 less fig plus some parts for $5 less)
Parts: 8/10 (No bricks, but a nice selection of weapons)
Minifigs 9/10 (The figs are great)
Even with a bigger army, the poor knights are no match for modern technology...
Even though the pack is a bit overpriced, it is still great for increasing your army's size. I would get this set if you are a Castle fan looking to expand your army, otherwise don't worry if you pass on this set.
Thanks, and happy building!
Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:22 AM
I enjoyed reading this. I want to buy these battlepacks. Until now, my country has not re-stocked these battlepacks. I wonder will they ever arrived again. I want to build massive armies with this outstanding battlepack set. Hope it will arrived soon.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:39 PM
However, I have one complaint, and that is the guy with the lance. I am wondering why he has a lance while fighting on foot. If TLG really wanted to give him a lance, they should have given him a horse.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:46 PM
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:33 PM
- Availabilty: only on S@H? Well, surely not in Italian stores.
- Why are the figures already built? Are today's kids SO dumb? Let's go back to those old minifig packs!
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:46 AM
Probably to reduce the size/complexity of the package, thus, saving TLC money. I don't see it being a big deal as customization is always an option.
Concerning the set: Not much to say other than it does what it's suppose to do: build up one's army of knights. The variance of faces and accessories are great. I especially love the chrome sword. The price isn't bad either since the package comes with five nice figs and some great equipment.
Edited by dj2005, 03 September 2008 - 06:46 AM.
Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:13 PM
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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:02 PM
At first I thought it was quite useless, but I must admit that your review kinda changes my mind on this BP.
I've added it to the index
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:27 PM
Sorry for any confusion!
Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:39 PM
I think the Battlepacks for Castle are a great initiative from TLC. I like this one, but also the one with the Skellies, you get some different looking soldiers and a few weapons and shields, so that's cool. The low prices make it so that most people could build a large army/battle if they want to.
A big for your review and another for TLC for making these.
Edited by zorro3999, 06 October 2008 - 05:40 PM.
Posted 06 October 2008 - 05:42 PM
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:01 PM
I found this to be a very usefull army building set.
At 2 euro per minifig it is relatively cheap in my book, so i bought 4 battle packs recently.
Although, it could be difficult to integrate all of them in your army.
Personally, I reshuffled some of the weapons as to integrate them better.
But that is a personal preference ofcourse.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:26 PM
A. No packaging to pay for(baggies and such)
B. No liscensing fees(like SW)
So why isn't this set a better deal than SW battlepack? Don't look at me, look at TLC(he he it rhymed)
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