Continuing from where I left off with the light battlemechs I will now compare the medium battlemechs between the 25th and 2014 Introductory Boxed Sets. Before I begin I discovered the reference cards in the 2014 Introductory Boxed Set are thicker and feel like they can take a bit more abuse and get more use out of them. When taking pictures of the next class of battlemechs I noticed the 2014 miniatures seem to be shorter than their 25th counterparts. I have also noticed the 2014 miniatures tend to be a little fuller than the 25th counterparts. In my opinion so far you will find the 2014 medium mechs got much shorter and in some cases don't stack well against their 25th counterparts.

Follow after the break for Part 02 of the comparison articles.

### Part 02 Medium Battlemechs

**Assassin**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Assassin leans back more.

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Assassin is much better molded, fuller, visually appealing.

**Cicada**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Cicada leans back and stands crooked.

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Cicada stands crooked.

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Cicada's legs are stronger.

**Clint**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Clint's left hand is missing and body appears formed incorrectly.

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Clint and 2014 Clint both stand at the same height.

**Hermes II**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Hermes II lost some of the armor lines on the rear center torso.

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Hermes II stands taller than 2014 Hermes II.

Without all the excess flash, 25th Hermes II might be better than 2014 Hermes II.

**Whitworth**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Whitworth has nothing bad besides excess flash.

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Whitworth shrank in size, even with the right leg bent.

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Whitworth has serious edge over 2014 Whitworth.

**Vindicator**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Vindicator is a good model.

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Vindicator improved in both mold and looks.

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Vindicator looks much fuller like it has a brand new suit of armor to wear.

**Enforcer**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

Good model.

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

Good model, leans inward a bit and the center torso armor lines changed a bit.

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Enforcer appears fuller despite the inward lean.

**Hunchback**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Hunchback shrank in size almost a head' length.

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Hunchback appears to be better than 2014 Hunchback where size matters.

**Trebuchet**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Trebuchet leans forward a bit more.

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Trebuchet is shorter, but does not lean so far forward.

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Trebuchet' center torso is better formed.

**Dervish**

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__

25th Dervish is taller, has a smaller head, and skinnier arms and legs.

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Dervish is shorter, has a larger head, and has matching bulk arms to bulky legs.

__25th Introductory Boxed Set__and

__2014 Introductory Boxed Set__

2014 Dervish although shorter is a more appealing model.

Be honest I was a little let down by the medium battlemechs as a lot of them shrank and some fell terribly short. I wonder if these are still early run batches or maybe this batch didn't bake too long. I have said before I am not a bit nit-picker so I will leave with those thoughts and move on. I still recommend the 25th and the 2014 Introductory Boxed Sets.

Next article I will compare the heavy battlemechs which will brig some needed improvements.

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