Warlord Games’ Exterminate! set comes with a dozen plastic Daleks to get people started with their own squad of murder-aliens. However, anyone who gets into the game knows full well that these might not be enough for some games, especially Dalek versus Dalek action. Hence this nifty expansion, Davros and the New Dalek Empire.
As the name implies, it also comes with a model for the creator and occasional leader of the Daleks, Davros. This is a pretty simple to put together metal kit; even the most ham-fisted of gamers shouldn’t find this too challenging, though the back rest is a little tricky. The model is very finely detailed and comes unpainted. Hobbyists will have fun adding colour to the ancient monster, however.
The Daleks themselves are plastic snap together kits. You get a dozen of the iconic space-tank monsters in the set, and they’re as finely detailed as you’d expect (also, they’re classic Daleks, not this New Paradign iDalek stuff). A little patience is required and you should really read the instructions required as the bits snap together in a set order. Glue is only really needed if you plan to do something clever with the things. They come in gold-ish plastic, which is ideal if you’re too lazy to paint models.
The expansion comes with cards for the game. Recruitment Cards include Davros, The Cult of Skaro and the Emperor’s Guard. Davros is a tough old bird with plenty of Fate tokens and tricks up his sleeve to avoid death. He’s not as deadly as a Dalek, but he’s very hard to get rid of. Which means in most games of Into The Vortex he’ll be solving problems and grabbing tokens. You also get 11 Adventure Cards. Some of these are equipment for Davros, either giving him a decent attack or some more survivability. Others just make the Daleks more deadly, such as elevating over terrain or pretty much dishing out an extra dose of murder. The expansion easily makes the Daleks even more terrifying and that’s exactly what you want.
Moreover, some of the cards make it easy to pull classic Dalek moves, allowing you to play Davros as the super-creep he really is. Betrayal, ambush and scaring the pants off your opponent is the order of the day. If you’re a fan of the show and just like 28mm scale models, this is worth picking up. If you like the Into The Vortex miniatures game, this is pretty much essential.
INTO THE VORTEX: DOCTOR WHO EXTERMINATE! THE MINIATURES GAME - DAVROS & THE NEW DALEK EMPIRE EXPANSION SET / PUBLISHER: WARLORD GAMES / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW