Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Myrmex Warrior

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The Myrmidon Warrior was a figure whose backstory I knew nothing about when it was first released in the initial Vitruvian HACKS Kickstarter.  I’d heard of the Athenians, the Spartans, etc… but for whatever reason the Myrmidons was a group I was unfamiliar with.  I did some quick research leading up to reviewing the figure and was quite pleasantly surprised to see them affiliated with one of my favorite Greek Mythology heroes, Achilles.

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When it was revealed that Wave 6 would include not only Achilles himself, but also the Myrmex Warriors, another evolution of his mercenary team, I was extremely excited.  According to mythology, many of the Myrmidon Warriors were created from armies of ants, and they seem to be taking this concept close to home with the Myrmex Warrior who is quite obviously patterned with those ants in mind.

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The base figure itself comes with one of the short haired Blank heads which is great, and of course the Myrmidon Warrior armor (chest and legs) for obvious reasons.  What I love most about the figure is the deco, with a healthy amount of red, complimented by brown and gold trim, which ties him in nicely with Achilles himself and with the rest of the Myrmidon crew.

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Articulation and paint is fantastic as we’ve come to expect with the Vitruvian HACKS figures, and while I’m not sure the Myrmex Warrior is a hole I felt needed to be filled, I do find this figure it be a fun addition to the steadily growing human legions.

Accessories

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The Myrmex Warrior comes with a basic accessory compliment, including the Myrmidon themed armor pieces I mentioned above, a short sword with sheath, a spear, and the shield with a really nice ant tampo.  It’s fine, though nothing exceptional and not a whole lot that you can’t necessarily find elsewhere with other figures.  Like all of the shields from Wave 5.5 on, the handle has been extended slightly to allow for an easier grasp with male hands.

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This figure is nice.  He does somewhat get lost in the shuffle with three other far superior aesthetic figures in this wave, but he’s a welcome addition to the ever growing Achilles division, and I’m glad to have him.

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Summary

Now that we have Achilles, and we already have the Myrmidon Warrior, I was excited to get some more great supplemental troops to fill out his mercenary strike team. According to Greek Mythology, the Myrmidons/Myrmex Warriors were created from armies of ants, so using the ant deco on this figure makes a lot of sense. The color scheme here is intriguing with fantastic red highlights complimented by the great brown shade that ties in well with both Achilles and the Myrmidons. I will say this figure is somewhat outshined by the other terrific Wave 6 offerings, but he still makes for a fun complimentary trooper with his own cool design aesthetics.

3.7

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