Join us here on Tale of Painters as we unbox this year’s Boxing Day miniature: a review of the Flesh-eater Courts Abhorrant Ghoul King with Crown of Delusion. This Warhammer Commemorative Series miniature will only be available for a limited time only, so find out in this review whether the new Ghoul King is worthy of hunting or not.

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Flesh-eater Courts Abhorrent Ghoul King with Crown of Delusion unboxing & review
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The Flesh-eater Courts Abhorrant Ghoul King with Crown of Delusion will be available exclusively at Warhammer stores from December 26 until January 8, 2023. You can also get the model from games-workshop.com between January 7 and Sunday 15. At the moment it’s not clear whether the miniature will also be available at independent shops like Wayland Games, Element Games & Co.

Abhorrant Ghoul King with Crown of Delusion review

Like all models from the Warhammer Commemorative Series, the model comes in a small box. Inside you’ll find an assembly guide, a 40mm round base, and a black insert with a small clampack size sprue.

Flesh-eater Courts Abhorrent Ghoul King with Crown of Delusion sprue

The model has no assembly options or alternative bitz. Parts of the lower body are fused to the throne, so changing the pose will be hard. However, the head and the hand with the sword are separate parts, so there is potential for conversion here.

Flesh-eater Courts Abhorrent Ghoul King with Crown of Delusion
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It is difficult to say why the model is only released as a limited edition. The Flesh-eater Courts model series is quite small and dated and could have used a few more new models, but it’s probably because of the rather static, diorama-like pose. Garfy has speculated whether the model was perhaps once planned as part of an unrealised Cursed City expansion.

Value

At the time of this review, it is not yet certain how much the Abhorrant Ghoul King with Crown of Delusion will cost. But I suspect that the RRP will be the same as the recently released Goff Rocker, so £21 / 27 € / $35. Keep in mind that the model will only be available for a limited amount of time, so grab it while you can.

I’m not sure yet whether the model will also be available at independant retailers. Almost all of the recent exclusive models were also available at our partner shops though, so if you’re speculating on a discount of up to 20%, take a look at Wayland GamesElement Games, Firestorm Games, and Taschengelddieb.

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Pros

  • Finally another Flesh-eater Courts miniature
  • Diorama-like composition

Cons

  • Yet another Ghoul King miniature
  • Limited availability

Final Verdict

An Abhorrent Ghoul King might a random choice for a Christmas miniature, but Flesh-eater Courts collectors will certainly take anything they can get.