Starting with the Clickers, this is one of the most anticipated factions, and one of two addon factions, that I pledged for in the Empire of the Dead: Requiem Kickstarter. The Clickers are "Infernium" powered clockwork robots, their existence was hinted at in the core rulebook with a poster of a "clockwork servant".
I love this faction, there are many surprises here, even though they resemble the artwork. What is most striking is the "robot-zombie"/"Victorian Terminator" look of the humanoid robots. 4 out of 5 are dressed in torn clothes. Then you get 3 insect like Clickers, two flying and one large spider like walker.
They are just super cool and as you may suspect - will be the first couple of miniatures to be painted. For those assembling the insect like Clickers, have some patience as they are a bit fiddly. Everything comes with cast pins and holes to allow solid assembly, but you need to shorten the cast pins to make everything fit. The first picture in this shows which parts belong to which miniature - it's not that hard to figure out.
I also find the "facial" expressions on the Clickers to look a bit sad and lost which just gives me a lot of ideas for campaign games and stories revolving them losing their home (the factory) in a fire or something due to the attack of technology hating activists - maybe their human creator and factory owner was killed in the process and the Clickers now roam the London streets and surrounding countryside, being half programmed and not really understanding what's going on. I also imagine the spiderlike Clicker to be some sort of "Queen" able to at least have some kind of control over the rest who probably are regular "workers" (hence the lack of weapons).
Also a quick comment on the quality of the castings and miniature sculpts, everything is cast in very high quality metal with very few and hair thin mouldlines. The features and details of each model are very sharp. I started taking pictures of everything else, but the pictures of the models ended up being very bad as it is hard to take proper pictures of unbased miniatures from an above angle. I did however manage to get fairly good pictures of the laser cut tokens and resin urban bases.
In the box you also get a voucher that gives you 10% off any purchase in the West Wind store. This voucher is not tied to any single range, everything goes, and it is valid for 6 months so no need to rush with your order. A very nice touch on West Wind's part!
Wooden laser cut counters, I like them a lot, they were easy to remove from the sheet, no cleaning up of the edges was necessary. You also get a back of black plastic counters that you can - as an option - glue to the back of the wooden status counters. I guess this is for durability (for those afraid of breaking the cog edges) but I think the tokens counters are solid enough to work without the plastic part and will keep them without that addition. You get enough tokens from a single sheet to provide two players with a maxed out amount of status counters, as such this was a very good investment.
The resin bases are also very nice, I picked a single back to check the quality (which is great). These will be reserved for the "Bedlam Brotherhood" and painted to look like the floor of an asylum.
My list of stuff from the Kickstarter which you may expect to see in the near future:
23+5 Early bird 1
Order of the dragon thugs
Requiem points (28)
Order of dragon (8)
Gentlemen with guns (5)
Prof Gecko 2
Lightning Jack 1
Incscruitable Tong 1
Invisible man 1
Burke & Hare 2
the Monster 2
Steam cannon 2
Tesla projector 2
Additionally, for helping out West Wind during the campaign I was offered to pick anything I wanted as a thanks for the help. Knowing I was already neck deep in miniatures, and not wanting to be greedy I picked the "special weapon sprue" and the wonderful "Steam Powered Exo-skeleton". The weapon sprue is really good and will be used for some conversions of the requiem limited edition characters and some other miniatures I already own and intend to use for the Empire of the Dead game. I also figured I would add some weaponry to the Steam Gyrocopter and Exo-Skeleton pilots :-D