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Taelor by pencils

Hallo! We have no any new figures and games to show, but I have new artwork to look. Not the last, I have some ideas to make. I'll find this printed version of Taelor and have some free time in the evening and new box of Derwent pastel pencils to try. PS: Then I'll show my version of Dora and Candy, and some sketch for bigger art.

victoriangirl

victoriangirl

 

Nocturnal Plotting

In anticipation of tomorrow's miniatures delivery, which is the only thing happening, I'm up late working on a some crew lists. Backstab off of Conflux of Tyranny grabbed my interest, as no one seems to be paying attention to it. Here are my thoughts on the matter: We start Lucius with Mysterious Emissary and Conflux of Tyranny for Backstab. Backstab wants Lucius to activate late in the turn, and encourages draining your opponent's hand with it's trigger. Fortunately, that 10ss Emissary makes Changelings to help with that activation control, and it is my experience that Changelings are great hand sappers.  Continuing with activation priority, let's bring in Candy with Depression and Fears Given Form to harrass models Lucius isn't focusing on, like scheme runners, which prompts/wails the opponent into activating the models we want.  Following up for Depression's Melancholy, Doppleganger is always a favorite, and Mr. Tannen comes with a cheat tax (remember that Backstab Trigger), both with the ever useful Thousand Faces. Since we'll be keeping Mr. Tannen and numerous Changelings close at hand, we can improve their survivability with The Scribe and Useless Duplications on Lucius. With Lucius heading into the thick of it, and with all these Mimics running around Surprisingly Loyal finds use here. Speaking of survivability, a Guild Lawyer would help keep the heat off with Impassioned Defense. With 4ss left, that's a Changeling to start, or Secret Assets and 2ss extra. Suppose it depends. You could also trade out the Lawyer for a Performer to Lure and inspire a Changeling to Nature Reclaims All something in the face for more hand sapping. In either case, enjoy your Stabby Lucius.

Masquer

Masquer

 

Pandora makes herself comfortable.

Much to my personal surprise, I have decided to make Pandora my second permanent Master. I was considering McMourning (to lead Dr. Grimwell's crack team of tortur...medical professionals) or Hamelin (for philosophical reasons), but the Empire of the Mind is my first love and I was loathe to leave it's mistress wanting for attention when the time came to put the money down. I look forward to propping up a Performer in the role of the Doppelganger as Lucius and Pandora are both fond of them, and I want each crew to be self sufficient. Fortunately, Pandora doesn't especially need Candy, so Lucius is free to utilize her support talents.

Masquer

Masquer

 

Case Shuffle

I sat on my No Shelter Here box for over a year, but last night I finally finished putting it together and basing the models. What I wanted was to buy another Master to sharpen my skills against, i.e. McMourning, but there was Pandora, patiently waiting. I'm excited to find a purpose for Lucius' Legalese too. At this point, I need to pick up another foam tray, temporarily moved all the Guardsmen models I don't use to the bookshelf for safe keeping until then. I can't find it in myself to run them when I can run a Mimic. The Performer is a different story, but every trap needs bait, and she'd probably be a Mimic if she was Neverborn.

Masquer

Masquer

 

Night painting

Hey! I am painting my miniatures again after my daughter get well after hard illness. First of all I finished this base for Malifaux Raptor (1 of 3) and started the female Guild Guard. It was hard to start this base because of it's size and different details which I don't know how to paint. Then I decided to make one base from this and one ready more easier miniature from my main fractions.

victoriangirl

victoriangirl

 

The Masters, The Crews. Ish.

Hey there! Remember this? No? Well, it’s still a thing. A terrible thing I won’t do well in, but a thing nonetheless. As a recap, for the UK Nationals this weekend, I plan on using a different master every round. No, I don’t expect to do well. Yes, I do expect to be very drained by the end of it. So things have changed since I first thought of doing this. First, it will no longer be full faction thanks to the addition of Ripples of Fate. I think this is a great book and I love the masters in there, but the fact that I’m no longer able to claim that I ran the full faction of masters saddens me somewhat. Oh well. Secondly, in the summer I swapped back to Arcanists. In part, this was because I thought Titania would be far more prevalent than she has been and, by running Sandeep, I get to lob a sodding genie into people’s faces. Thirdly, and linked to the above, I kinda forgot my plan. I’d meant to practise the masters, taking each to at least one event and getting a decent feel for them. Did I do this before swapping? Nope, I got a little disillusioned, bought some gremlins and WHONKED my way through three events using Mah and Wong. Heh. Whonking things with spoons. It’s fun. So, this has left me with a couple of days before nationals to figure out what I’m going to do. My plan now is to come up with eight 30-35SS crews that I can then fill in at the table, plonk down and play. I think this prep will be sorely needed, especially by game 7 and my brain is mush. So that’s what I’m going to blather on about in the rest of this post.   Ramos Easy master to start with, Ramos plays with a fairly fixed crew at the best of times. In fact, I might just write his 50SS list now and adapt at the table if it’s needed. Ramos – Under Pressure, Arcane Reservoir, Combat Mechanic, 5SS Pool Brass Arachnid Howard Langston, Imbued Energies Arcane Emissary, Mechanical Conflux Large Arachnid Performer Electrical creation So this is a fairly standard list I think. I have the Emissary instead of Joss and a Performer because they are generally awesome. The Emissary appears with a few different masters and, while possibly not the optimal choice, there’s something to be said for sticking to the same models. Thanks to Ramos’s summoning (coming from the dead Electrical Creation) I’m not worried about activation control.   Rasputina Like Ramos, I find Raspy fairly easy to build for as she really likes her Frozen Heart models, limiting the pool to pick from. Are these the only ones to use with her? Nope, far from it, but it’s a starting point. Rasputina – Armour of December, Arcane Reservoir, Cold Nights Wendigo Snow Storm, Imbued Energies Arcane Emissary, Elemental Conflux Silent One 15SS remaining I’m not sure having both the Emissary and Snowstorm together here is a good idea, but they do add a lot of mobility to the crew. I’ve not yet played Raspy with the Emissary but I really like it’s upgrade allowing Raspy to shoot through it, and the fact that Snow can plonk it somewhere with a nice charge lane… yeah, I’m hopeful this will be fun to play with.   Kaeris My first love of Malifaux. I currently own four different versions of her, just have the translucent plastic eluding me now… Ahem, anyways… Kaeris – Purifying Fire, Blinding Flame, Arcane Reservoir Malifaux Child Carlos Vasquez, Stunt Double, Imbued Energies Johan, Well Rehearsed Large Arachnid 18SS remaining Hello Carlos! Here’s our first appearance of book 4  cards. Carlos is a fantastic addition to Kaeris’s hiring pool and just a plain fun model. I mean, he literally plays with fire! Well Rehearsed gives Johan some free movement and an effective second hard to kill, which couples with his heal could make him very sticky. I might still swap the Malifaux Child for the Eternal Flame yet, it also plays with Pyre Markers and if I need flight/scheme markers I’ll switch Purifying Fire with Grab and Drop quite happily.   Sandeep Desai Sandeep. You have a genie. How I love you. Our newcomer is a great toolbox that I’ve been enjoying lately and I may well go single master with him after the Nationals for a while. Sandeep – To Command Another Plane, Arcane Reservoir, Enlightened Soul Oxfordian Mage, Temporary Shielding, Blood Ward Oxfordian Mage, Temporary Shielding, Doom Ward Oxfordian Mage, Temporary Shielding, Nemesis Ward Performer Ice Gamin 22SS remaining Plenty of options still to hire, Cassandra with Warding Runes really tempts me. I always, always hire a gamin with Sandeep and will oscillate between Wind or Ice depending on mood. Yes, I have Oxfordians. I like them and I will swap out Enlightened Soul for Unaligned Sage if I want them to ignore LOS restrictions on Beacon. I enjoy using Sandeep’s 0 to teleport them, then have them unleash a furious cast, possibly at + flips to attack. Happy days.   Colette Du Bois Uh.. I actually have nothing to say here. Moving on Colette – Shell Game, Arcane Reservoir, Practised Production Cassandra, Imbued Energies Howard Langston, Imbued Energies December Acolyte Performer 12SS Possibly the “filthiest” list yet and I have to admit, I’m not comfortable with it yet. Colette is a master I know is excellent but doesn’t gel with me all that well. I might tinker with this one somewhat still…   Ironsides Ah Toni. If you want to hear her get bashed, go listen to the recent Arcane Reservoir podcast on Arcanists. She’s not the most thrilling of masters, but she is fun and I do enjoy her. Ironsides – Arcane Reservoir, Warding Runes, Seize the Day Arcane Emissary, Ironclad Conflux Oxfordian Mage, Temporary Shielding, Blood Ward Oxfordian Mage, Temporary Shielding, Doom Ward Oxfordian Mage, Temporary Shielding, Nemesis Ward Johan, Well Rehearsed 13SS remaining It’s likely that I’ll just be adding scheme runners to this list, possibly some steam arachnids to keep the M&SU theme going. Toni and the Emissary here will be the target while the rest of the crew runs off, hoping to complete objectives… yeah, not the best of plans I know.   Marcus I’m not a Marcus fan. It’s not that he is bad by any means, but his style and fluff just doesn’t grab me like other masters do. Still, I have a whole one game practise with him, let’s get a list down. Marcus - The Trail of the Gods (must not call it his happy trail..), The Hunger Cry, Feral Instincts. Jackalope Myranda, Obligatory Imbued Energies Performer Poison Gamin Silurid 19SS remaining Possibly needs another hitter in the crew. The Gamin is there to tank damage for Marcus if needed… I might swap it out with some tinkering but for some reason it feels like it’s not a terrible plan. I think I might be wrong. Also, no Arcane Reservoir! Boooooo!   Mei Feng Remember how I’m not a Marcus fan? Well, at least I have one game with him. Mei is, as yet, unplayed and is my choice of master to not use this weekend for that reason. Mei Feng – Seismic Claws, Vapormancy, Arcane Reservoir Emberling Joss, Imbued Energies Large Arachnid Rail Worker Arcane Effigy 17SS remaining First appearance of the Effigy! It’ll no doubt make more lists, love that little guy, but at 4SS he’s easy to slot in. Joss will swap for Kang if I’m against ressers. Aside from that.. eh, that looks okay I guess? Yeah, really not planning on using Mei if I can help it. So there we are! Eight base lists to add to/adapt as needed. Each has some form of a plan to run with. It may well be a poor plan, but that’s better than no plan at all. Next step, to figure out what master favours what strats. Oh, and some painting. Quite a bit of painting. Oops.

Tayne

Tayne

 

HighRez Painting

About two month ago was my last note about lowrez painting, and now I have some more better photos of my Malifaux miniatures. I'm not painting as fast as I'm translating for Russian MalifauxWiki. however I have some new in this gallery - footed McCabe, Master Queeg, Malifaux Child. Also I was taking part in coloring competition of Taelor. and made my first digital art with graphic tablet.

victoriangirl

victoriangirl

 

Malifaux at Igrokon 2016

On September 24-25 we organized a grand Malifaux presentation at Igrokon 2016, the largest board games convention in Russia. Together with Sergey Gybin (Ravenswood) and some volunteers we made demo games for more than 200 people. Everyone was really amazed by Malifaux and Through The Breach style, so after this huge event Russian Malifaux community will grow even faster than now! You can take a look at our booth at our image gallery.  P.S. Teddy was a true star.   

Buntman

Buntman

 

Malifaux on the Radio

Today I had a great opportunity to talk about Malifaux on one of the largest Russian radio stations — Echo of Moscow. I hope that will help to spread the word about Malifaux.  http://echo.msk.ru/programs/apriscatole/1831720-echo/    

Buntman

Buntman

 

Lowres painting

Hi! I spent some time in painting from may 2016. It is important for me because it was my first good paint untill I became a mother of some wonderful daughter. She is elleven month now, and I have some free time at night to my hobby. This is my new album here The LowRes Paint where I and my husband wont to represent our processes in painting minitures, making terrane, and many other things we want to do. I'a a main correrctor of russian language Malifaux Wikia, and I want to make it a strong platform of Malifaux not only in Russia, but all over the world. Thank you. Special thanks to Wyrd for Malifaux!

victoriangirl

victoriangirl

 

Enforcer Brawl at Geek Wars store

Last Sunday we had an Enforcer Brawl tournament at Geek Wars store, and it was so fun! As far as I know it was the biggest tournament in Russia so far (27 participants), and I'm really proud for our community and I hope to see even more players at our store.  Here is a short video to show you the mayhem we had  https://vk.com/geekwars?z=video-88141179_456239029%2Fvideos-88141179%2Fpl_-88141179_-2 And here are some photos:

Buntman

Buntman

 

Henchman Hardcore at Cardplace Store, Moscow

Last Saturday, July 30, 2016 Cardplace club (Mendeleyevskaya metro station) hosted the first Malifaux tournament "Welcome to Malifaux!", in Henchman Hardcore format (20 Soul Stones).
The format turned to be very lively, active and all participants enjoyed it. And some of them were especially pleased, since they managed to finish the battle with prizes)

To conclude:

1st place: Atwei and his Arkanists (S mall Mystery box + diploma) 

2nd place: Toktogul who played for Outcasts (1 SS guilder + diploma)

3rd place: Bukr Jenkins , The Guild (Foil card + diploma)

Let me once again congratulate the winners, and thank all the participants for a good game and warm and homely atmosphere!

We look forward to seeing you at our next tournaments! 

DimOk

DimOk

 

Demo games July 9

July 9, Saturday, we held our first Malifaux demo dames. The event was full of fun, all participants enjoyed it, and new players joined our community. 4 crews participated in the battle: Lady Justice, Ortega Family, Dreamer, and Collodi. Here are some photos of this event. 

DimOk

DimOk

 

Building a better player part 2

It's been a little over a month so I wanted to provide an update on my progress.    When I first started really putting thought into my crew selection and what I would be able to do I lost my first five games horribly. I scored 1-2 points one one scheme and one to two points on the strategy. As time went on, however, I improved. I focused first on just the strategy and built my whole crew around it. When I finally had a game where I scored full points and denied my opponent full VP i tossed in a Strategy and 1 Scheme mentality. After repeating the process here I tossed on a 2 Scheme mentality and, happy to say, over the past 2 weeks I've scored 7 to 10 VP on each game I've played. I think I'm really starting to get a good mental association between the models in my faction (Neverborn), what they do, how they do it, who they do it with best, and when to bring one over the other.  And It's not just me getting better, either. A lot of the players in my meta have been scoring more VP, denying more VP, stepping outside the "thematic crew box" crew lock mentality, and trying a lot of new things. Now for the really exciting part..... Over the past 2 years of playing Malifaux I've only ever had one or two other people go with me to tournaments. I reached out to my local group yesterday about a tournament in October (Shameless plug for @PeregrineFalcon's LFoDC 2016 on October 22nd) I was looking to attend and six other people want to go, as well; out of the six four have never gone to a tournament before for any game. Another huge thanks to our community as a whole for the feedback (which has all been helpful to not only myself but to the rest of my group, as well!). 

necroon

necroon

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