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Triumvirate of the Imperium – Inquisitor Greyfax

Since today the Triumvirate of the Imperium is available, a combined heroes set with 5 miniatures in total, the Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl, the Inquisitor Greyfax as well as St. Celestine, with her entourage of Eleanor and Genevieve.

Triumvirate of the Imperium Triumvirate of the Imperium

Games Workshop calls a price of 65 EUR / 50 GBP for the plastic kit, it is part of the Fall of Cadia campaign. The box is large sized, like the vehicle kits, Rhino etc. But I was surprised, that Games Workshop took the liberty to increase the quality and design of the boxed set another level. What do I mean by that? They already released boxes with a slipcase, only to protect an simple black box, but in this case they added beautiful artwork to the inner box (John Blanche style).

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In some of the newer boxes, they added a file divider to protect the sprues from eachother. The page was often illustrated with artwork. The continued that tradition in this box, even there is no need for it, as the box has a vacuum formed tray for the sprues to contain.

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The instructions are bound in a A4 sized leaflet, containing the rules, the assembly and a citadel paint guide for all of the miniatures.

Triumvirate of the Imperium Triumvirate of the Imperium

As the single sprues are smaller sized as the box, I assume, that it is possible, that Games Workshop will release them later on individually. Three sprues for St. Celestine, another three for Belisarius Cawl and a smaller one for Inquisitor Greyfax. Casting is properly done and the density of parts and usage of the sprue is excellence. The mold lines are a bit annoying, due to the high grade of details, some of the finer rivets etc. are troublesome to clean.

Triumvirate of the Imperium - Saint Celestine Triumvirate of the Imperium - Saint Celestine

Triumvirate of the Imperium - Belisarius Cawl Triumvirate of the Imperium - Belisarius Cawl

Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox

In this part of the review, I'll take care of the female Inquisitor Greyfax. Belisarius Cawl will follow, but St. Celestine is on its way to Tallarion, as I splitted the box with him. Beginning with the small sprue, that is properly filled with intelligent cut bits.

The build begins with the upper body, a flowing cape, front of the servo armour and the sword attached to the groin. They fit neatly together, only a small gap at the collar piece.

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Next up are the legs, left and right are separate pieces and added to the groin. It is interesting that the armour looks a lot like the Genestealer carapace. The individual parts of the armour are very detailled, with rivets, but the mold lines on these go directly through the details and are difficult to clean without destroying the rivets.

Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox

Greyfax carries a very matching variant of the Bolter, it looks like a crossbow pistol, often seen with Vampire hunter artwork or newer interpretations of characters like Van Helsing.

Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox

The servo armour has a small back pack, a modified version of the sororitas ones, with double chimneys.

Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox

To continue the look of a witchhunter, the broad brim is a separate piece that is put over the top hat, that although covers a chimney. It works very well in combination with the crossbow-bolter design.

Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox

How does this new female inquisitor work with the excisting range of Citadel Miniatures. Here you see, that it is quite a bit taller than a Space Marine, an older female inquisitor and a battle sister. Yes, Greyfax wears high heels, but still this goes into the direction of the scale creep.

Triumvirate of the Imperium - Inquisitor Greyfox

And the completely build Inquisitor Greyfax from different angles.

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Conclusion
The design of Inquisitor Greyfax is well done, almost surprising low usage of skull insignia all over the entire model. Just the shoulder and knee pads (There would have been space on the backpack, the ground and knuckle of sword and hat), so that is going into the right direction. It is a bit odd, that Games Workshop combines these 3 (or respectively 5) characters into a single box - especially at the price of 65 Euro. But if we take a look at those characters individually, Greyfax would easily be priced 20 to 25 Euros in a clam shell blister, a much smaller Tech-Priest Dominus is already at 29 Euros, so Belisarius is likely to be 35 Euros onward, and a set of 3 battle sisters including St. Celestine could be the same (if you compare Grimaldus or the Tech-Marine / Servitor combo sets). So we end up at ~ 90-95 Euros of single sets, from that point of view 65 Euro is a "deal".

From the point of quality, Games Workshop delivers. If you see this miniature painted, it is almost impossible to recognise that this is a plastic kit and not metal or resin. The sculpt is very cunningly split into the individual parts, and that is something that Games Workshop does - thanks to digital sculpting - in a very professional way. The only thing, that I'm actually missing is the flexibility. As we are talking about digital sculpts and the clever usage of sprues, it would be an easy thing to add an additional head variant, or optional pieces to choose from. That does not only apply to this kit, but to many of the character / single miniature sprues. Greyfax is still a very good kit, but it could be almost perfect and with the level of confidence Games Workshop is promoting itself and the brand, I think it would be worth the extra mile for them.

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