Doctor Who has had more than its fair share of special guests over the years, and many of those could easily be part of their own spin-off show. One such is example is the Woman Who Lived, played by Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams. The character appeared on the show in multiple incarnations; first as a mortal and then as a functionally immortal being working as a foil and counterpoint to The Doctor. Warlord Games’ Woman Who Lived set features three incarnations of the same character in tiny pewter model form.
The first model is of Ashildr, a Viking girl in plain dress. It’s a pretty enough model; the character looks like they’re in a slight grump with their arms crossed and the face is nicely sculpted. The pose evokes someone who is young and energetic. The second model, the Knightmare, is the Highway Women version of the character. The pose is fun (she’s wielding a pistol) and though a domino mask obscures much of the character’s face, it’s easily recognisable. The final model (let’s call them Me), is meant to be an older, wiser version. The clothing is more conservative, the pose more reserved. They do seem older in demeanour, rather than appearance. The models are well cast and have been sculpted with painting in mind; hobbyists will have no problems working with the pieces.
The box does not come with any cards or counters for the Doctor Who Exterminate Into the Time Vortex game. We understand that a full expansion of the rules is coming, though most gamers have been spoilt in recent years by getting everything in one box. We do question the utility of having three versions of the same character however. The miniatures game that these pieces are a part of tends to make characters like this single champions that team up. For example The Doctor and Companions rather than hordes (such as The Cybermen). Though a horde of immortal Maisie Williams might be fun for a while, or a team-up of all three, the game requires variety and utility in most scenarios. This means you’re getting to play with one model from the set of three at any one time. We’ll be intrigued to see how this is handled when the rules come out. In the mean time, the models are rather lovely.
THE WOMAN WHO LIVED SET / PUBLISHER: WARLORD GAMES / RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW