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Stryx Review for Conquest by Para Bellum – Spires

Welcome to my Spires Stryx Review for Conquest by Para Bellum.

In this post, we unbox the Spires Stryx miniatures for Conquest, build the miniatures, look at them ranked up and on their own, show a scale comparison image and share a video review of the figures too. On top of that, this post contains a coupon code and special link were you can save 10% off of the miniatures while helping to support Must Contain Minis at the same time. If you ever wondered about these miniatures, then this Stryx Review is for you.

For those who do not know, Conquest is a 38mm miniatures game that comes in two flavors. You can play it as Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings (which is a rank and file miniatures game), or you can play it as Conquest: First Blood (a skirmish game). No matter what game you go with, you can take these same minis into it.

Back of the box
A look at the back of the box. Some appealing art here for sure!

Now, some of you who play miniatures agnostic games might also be thinking of how they might be able to use these miniatures in other systems like Rangers of Shadowdeep or Frostgrave. Near the end of this article you will see a scale comparison image to see how these minis line up versus other manufacturers.

If you are just here for the coupon code, use this link here and coupon code “MCM” to save 10% off of your first purchase from Para Bellum. This link is an affiliate link and there is more about that at the end of the post. You will see it again at the end of the article.

Now, let’s get into it!!!

Opening the Box and the Sprues of Conquest’s Stryx Miniatures

When you open the box you find an activation card and an instruction pamphlet to start. The instructions tell you how to build two out of the four miniatures per sprue set. Once you get one though, it is pretty easy to figure out the others. My tip for you is to build the miniatures working your way up numerically.

Now, let’s take a closer look at the contents.

Unboxing Para Bellum's Stryx miniatures for the Spires
Upon opening the box you see a card, instructions, bases, movement trays and the sprues for the Stryx.
The Sprues
You get three sprues of each type. Each set of the two sprues makes four miniatures. This gives you a total of 12 Stryx miniatures to build.
Stryx Review - The Sprue - Para bellum Conquest Spires faction minis
Here is the front of the Stryx Sprue. If you look closely, you can see that all of the parts are numbered for easier assembly. Taking the parts out in order and building the minis one at a time helped me build the two figures that don’t have directions.
Plastic Frame for the Spires Stryx
Here is the back of the frame.
Styrx Sprue
Here is the second sprue. I have to say that I am really impressed with how thick these sprues are. I got my hands on some older plastic frames for Conquest. They are not as good as these. Para Bellum stepped up their game on these new miniatures. The quality of their newer miniatures is better than that of their old ones.
Stryx Sprue
The opposite side of the frame.
Bases and movement trays for Conquest
The bases and movement trays that come in the box. Not sure if it was an accident, but mine came with an extra base. Bonus!!!

Looking at the Miniatures – Stryx Review

My favorite part of the gaming hobby is building miniatures. These miniatures were enjoyable to build and come with a few more parts than I am used to. If I remember right, there were about 10 to 11 pieces per miniature. That said, they all went to together very well.

Building Miniatures
Building miniatures is my favorite part of the hobby. Sometimes I think I should go into the business of building miniatures for commission painters. Jokes aside, I really do enjoy building minis.

As a Group

Stryx Review - a great look at the miniatures
Here is a group of four Stryx all built. I wasn’t worrying about how the bases would fit in the movement trays. Often this can be a mistake. I did this with other games in the past to a disastrous outcome. For this kit though, the miniatures all ranked up fine despite me not trying.
Review of the Stryx Miniatures for Para Bellum's Conquest
I think the different heights for the minis helps with ranking them up.
Spires Stryx miniatures
Another tray of the minis. Some of the minis I had to turn slightly to the side to make them fit.
Stryx Review for the Spires
Here is the whole group ranked up in the movement trays. I was surprised they all fit in there, but they do. For more on how the react when you move the trays or stand them up on their own, be sure to check out the YouTube video at the end of this article.

A Couple on Their Own

A Stryx miniature for Conquest by Para Bellum
In game, these miniatures quickly charge into their enemy lines. They are a weak unit, but they cause damage as they die. This is the type of unit that you want to get in fast to take out the enemy as their numbers thin out.
A built Conquest Miniature
With how you need to use these miniatures on the battlefield, it is not likely they will survive any battle. You want them to die so they can inflict damage on their enemies.

Scale Comparison Image – Stryx Review for Para Bellum’s Conquest

As promised, here is the scale comparison of the Stryx Miniatures compared to other brands.

Scale Comparison - Para Bellum Conquest to Games Workshop Warhammer 40K, Frostgrave and Oathmark
The Stryx miniatures for Conquest are all unpainted. Going left to right, the painted minis are… An Oathmark Elf, a Frostgrave Apprentice, a Wargames Atlantic Skeleton, and a Primaris Space Marine. Aside from the Space Marine and Stryx, all the minis are varying sizes of 28mm.

They look to be as big (or slightly bigger than) a Primaris Space Marine. For an even closer look, check out the video review below.

Video Spires Stryx Review for Conquest

Now here is that video review of these miniatures that I mentioned earlier. It gives you some information not in this written review, so be sure to give it a watch to take in my complete review of these miniatures.

A video review of the Stryx miniatures for Para Bellum’s Conquest miniatures game.

Want to Buy These Miniatures?

Like many companies, Para Bellum is looking to expand. As such, check with your friendly local gaming stores and favorite online retailors. It is always good to support where you game or your favorite businesses.

If they don’t have Conquest, or if just you want to help out Must Contain Minis, you can use the links below too. All of the links in this post with the word “Affiliate” actually earn Must Contain Minis a small commission if you use them. By buying something after using these links a small commission goes back to Must Contain Minis at no extra cost to you.

Make sure to use this coupon code to save yourself some money and to help this site with a sale from Para-Bellum.

Now here is a list of links for you to check out.

Wrapping it up…

Thank you for checking out these really cool miniatures by Para Bellum with me. For more about the game, you can check out their website. Special thanks goes to them for sending me the miniatures for review.

This post is my first review of their miniatures. That said, they made it onto my radar for the top two-player starter sets out there that are not Warhammer and I really love the look of their Apex Predator too!

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!