Review: Games Workshop's "The Glottkin" Box – "Age of Sigmar"

A couple of days ago, we at Bleeding Cool got a chance to review the Start Collecting! Maggotkin of Nurgle boxed set. Since thankfully we got out of it without many pustulent diseases if any, we are going to dig in even deeper to the Nurgle line from Games Workshop's splendid game Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. Today, we are looking at the kit for The Glottkin, a trio of brothers from the family Glott, who were unspeakably twisted by the whims of Grandfather Nurgle.

Review: Games Workshop's "The Glottkin" Box - "Age of Sigmar"
The front face of The Glottkin box. Source: Games Workshop (photo credit: Josh Nelson)

At first glance of the box, I already know that this model is going to be huge. I truly cannot wait to open the box and see all of the bits and bobs inside of it! But first, let's take a look at the back of the box, and check out the details that we are missing from the front alone:

Review: Games Workshop's "The Glottkin" Box - "Age of Sigmar"
The Glottkin box's back face. Source: Games Workshop (photo credit: Josh Nelson)

In addition to being a very large model, the piece is highly-detailed, with tons of little nuances around every literal edge and corner of the brothers Glott.

Now then: Time to open this box and check out its grisly contents!

Review: Games Workshop's "The Glottkin" Box - "Age of Sigmar"
The instruction manual for assembling The Glottkin. Source: Games Workshop (photo credit: Josh Nelson)

One of the only things I find shortcoming about the instruction manuals for Games Workshop's pieces is that generally speaking, we get a 45-degree profile view of every step of the process (from what I've seen so far), and we don't often see the back shots of the model-in-progress even if there's a little bit showing from the normal angle, meaning we can't get a better perspective from which to assemble models. However, The Glottkin should be simple enough to put together based on what I've already seen of his model and the sprue (shown below!).

Review: Games Workshop's "The Glottkin" Box - "Age of Sigmar"
The sprues and base for The Glottkin. Source: Games Workshop (photo credit: Josh Nelson)

Offhand, this feels like more work than the Pusgoyle Blightlords from the last review I did, but, honestly, it's probably about the same amount of work overall. In the grand scheme of things, that's not bad! I'm absolutely looking forward to assembling The Glottkin for my Nurgle army.

What do you think of this monstrosity of a large model? Has Nurgle affected your family in such a way? If so, you might be entitled to financial compensation! …Or not, I made that part up. But let us know what you think anyway!

About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.

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