For the record, the Praetorian and Royal Guard are the same thing - both versions of the model come with both stat cards.
Something I'm not sure if you've had time to think about is that the multipart models (on your previous order, just the sentry guns and loader - the king is multipart but has a diorama base) come with generic black bases that stick out like dogs balls next to unicast stuff. If you're on Facebook I can direct you to a guy who makes cheap, good looking bases to remedy that.
I also forget if you mentioned what experience you have with miniatures (other than liking boardgames), these are resin which means there's a few key principles (you may or may not already know):
- They're a fair bit more fragile than the rubbery plastic in most boardgames, the tradeoff is the insane detail
- The multipart ones require some cleanup with a hobby knife. Unicast technically don't, but benefit from a bit anyway.
- Assembling multiparts or repairing any damaged models can only be done with superglue. Do not use anything else.
- Keep out of direct, prolonged sunlight.
- Anything that's bent/droopy can be fixed with hot water. You can also create alternate poses this way, within reason.
- Should you get a hankering to paint them, wash the models and use a spray on primer before putting brush to them.
And on the topic of bending things with hot water, here's some super quick reposing of the Alt Warriors, although I plan to get a lot more ambitious once I have more on hand:
And my latest painting efforts, which have already done the rounds on FB but I haven't posted here yet.
Need to go back and add little details like tattoos, patches and hazard signage on these boys (and fix the eyes), but most of the work is done:
"Brood Alpha" to act as a nominal leader in games with no HQ models:
Infant Predalien, made with Predalien head/tail, a modified Warrior body and Stalker arms. For those moments mid-game when you really need a third one.