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  1. Yes we are far afield. Maybe there is also a cultural bias. I'm French. For most of the French the Victorian era is just a time period of British dominance in international affairs marked by strong technological progress and industrialization sometimes leading to modern forms of poverty & slavery (let's say it's a combination of Verne & Dickens to be simplistic). The peace is never emphasized and almost nobody uses the term Pax Britannica. But let's stop it at that to avoid the long off topic pollution of the topic. I'm not a fan of a goofy Orang-outang by the way :p. Not my meaning. Border wars were a thing also. Especially against organized empires such as the Parthans (which were as "civilized" as the Romans, not mere tribes). Civil Wars were extremely frequent as changes in Emperors were usually justified by military might. However, you are right that there is a strong illusion of peace behind the Pax Romana that has been conveyed throughout the Western world. If you wish to continue this interesting discussion, you can PM me.
  2. Maybe there is a misunderstanding. I think the Malifaux setting is a worldwide setting. Hence my analysis of the Victorian era being bloody as usual in worldwide terms. Now if you want to speak about Britain, there was no war on the British soil (as often) but while the British Empire expanded, it shed blood around the world (as did all the imperialist countries of the time). So, the Wikipedia qualification of "The period is characterised[sic] as one of relative peace among the Great Powers (as established by the Congress of Vienna), increased economic activity, "refined sensibilities" and national self-confidence for Great Britain." is overly simplistic imho. It is the same as defining the 1950-1970 era as peaceful, even relatively (many historians do and that is what we learn at school in France for example, even though we had a shameful civil war and knew violent decolonization wars). There were terrible wars during this time, just not on the European and North American soils. It is the same as "Pax Romana", it is a figure of speech and a warped history construct because we often want to see Ancient Rome as an ideal. Border wars & civil wars were extremely common all throughout the history of the Roman Empire.
  3. From Wikipedia: In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. This time period was absolutely not marked by peace, even relative. From the top of my mind: _ War was waged in Europe (for example, France and Germany had a war that ended at the doors of Paris). _ The USA fought against Mexico and knew a violent civil war that still echoes nowadays. The natives had a very difficult time also. _ China knew the Opium wars and the Boxer rebellion. _ Countries were colonized in Africa and Asia. _ There was famine and rebelion in India. One may argue that there has never been a peaceful era in the history of mankind but that's another topic.
  4. yool1981

    Monday Preview - Mage Killer

    I can't wait to grab this book !
  5. yool1981

    Monday Preview - Bayou Bash Pig Rider

    Sorry for not being clear. Of course it is perfectly fine in terms of gameplay. However, if the Bayou Bash model is supposed to go on a 30mm, it means that its size is defined in order to be smaller than if it was to be on 50mm. So the war pig proxy will be much smaller than the official one and not on scale compared to the other models in your Malifaux crew. I was merely pointing out that, although the Bayou Bash models seem gorgeous and fun, they may not be that good looking as Malfaux proxies. Did I misunderstand anything?
  6. yool1981

    Monday Preview - Bayou Bash Pig Rider

    Yes sure they stack but the proprotions of wa rpig fitting on a 30mm are not the same the ones needed for 50mm base war pig.
  7. Hello everybody, I have noticed that the 30mm morgue base inserts (metal) were no longer sold in many webstores. They are however written as temporarily out of stock on Wyrd's webstore. Has there been any annoucement as to what the metal inserts will become with the arrival of the new plastic bases from Wyrdscape? Is there any plan to complete the plastic collection with other themes such as those presented by the metal inserts? I have a side project with a Ressers' "Arkham Asylum" and I need would morgue/hospital bases to complete it. Thx for the replies & BR
  8. yool1981

    Underdogs & Overcosted stuff

    Probably no, as BBS can give only Black Blood only 2 times in the first turn, and turn two Illuminated like to be already on the frontline, not in the range of Shaman's range I meant instead of spending 7SS on a BBS, wouldn't it be more effective to just hire a 3rd Illuminated instead?
  9. yool1981

    Underdogs & Overcosted stuff

    Sorry for the late reply. On the Nephilim side. I did not say that Barbaros was bad, I just said he was 0.5-1SS overcosted. I make good use of him and I like him (especially because of his challenge aura and his alt scupt) but his very low damage output is detrimental in many circumstances for a piece of this cost. As to the BBS & Young - Mature Neph. I guess it is is a question of choice. For Candy, I need to try her again in the rightly themed crew I guess. On Tannen, I am still unconvinced. I'll give it a go another time when I have the opportunity (and vendetta is not in the pool). I always take one BBS with Lynch and it never disappoints me. Throw black blood on 2 illuminated turn 1 and later just support to make them even more survivable, and even more hard-hitting, and inflict a bit of irresistible damage if someone gets within 1" I'm curious, wouldn't you be better off with a 3rd Illuminated? I tried her a few times and she is useful as she provides a nice range support but she is vastly overcosted (1-2SS overcosted I think). She is competing with Hans and the Trapper and she is not winning this competition. For 2SS more you can have Lazarus for another kind of range support (but I am biased, I love Lazarus). But the whole starter box on the NB side is really bad honestly.
  10. yool1981

    Monday Preview - Bayou Bash Pig Rider

    Sure they do—the bases stack perfectly atop 30mm lipped bases. Just have to remember, when picking them up, that they aren’t attached. Ask me how I know... Aren't Warpigs on 50mm bases ?
  11. yool1981

    Underdogs & Overcosted stuff

    Hum it seems Tannen is good with Pandora who provides extra survavability. I played him with Lilith, Lynch & Titania so far (in conjunction with Barbaros actually). Every time the player read the card he killed the model (wasting valuable AP from masters to set it done as I put Tannen a bit behind obviously). In Ply for Info, I don't see how he can make himself useful without instantly dying from sharp shooters (he loses manipulative if he activates early and has thus no defense). Is Barbaros worth 10SS to you though? I have played Barbaros with Lilith, Titania and Pandora so far. I like the model rules and how he combines with Fears Given Form for max annoyance, I like the fluff and I love the alt mini but he does not feel like a 10SS henchman to me. As an opponent, once you realize his damage track is crappy and he is not that survivable, either you use him to burn your opponent's cards & SS and/or you use him for your own schemes & strats (ply for information, public demo, set-up...). I always feel like I'm paying some extra cost for him as I have to bring a beater to complement his control job. Hum This would mean having a 1SS upgrade (which you may take anyway of course) and spending high cards, one of your Master's AP, the Emissary's 0 action (so no hungry land marker this turn) to make the Mature survivable despite his Df4. Changelings would need to be very near him to copy his attack, so this will require set up (but is far from impossible to manage). This seems very resource & placement intensive, doesn't it?
  12. yool1981

    Underdogs & Overcosted stuff

    Dear All, Please find below stuff from Wave 1 & 2 I never got working. Please kindly share your experience if you have tried these models (successfully or not) in a competitive environment. Tannen - So I tried Tannen on Saturday night, again... Every time I make a list with him I am sure I have found a way to make him work. Every time I fail, he dies turn 2. His defensive mechanisms are just really crappy, especially if you want to use his Chatty bubble. And he is 6SS... Black blood shaman - I may be wrong but I have the feeling they are overcosted by 2SS imho. Wicked doll - Never felt the need nor the use for them. Other stuff that works but does not seem worth its points: Candy - She and her upgrade are very pricey. With the Captain treatment, I feel she would be a very strong choice but as of now, I find her lackluster (but I don't play Pandora much). Young Nephilims - They work OKish but they are too slow and they tend to not be worth their points, especially when competiting vs other minions in the 5-7SS range. Mature Nephilims - Every time I favour Nekima for pure damage or I go down to Grave for additional utility. Now that the Rider is at the same price, I fear for the Mature. Barbaros. He works, I like him and challenge is great but his damage track is too poor for a 10SS model. Nimble & Critical strike (or straight +1 damage on the Min damage) would help or Swift & the same damage track would maybe make him fully worth his points.
  13. yool1981

    January 2018 Errata

    Strangely it did not work for me.
  14. yool1981

    January 2018 Errata

    Arg Ok I'll search for one of these... Or maybe Wyrd will be kind enough to provide ready to print pdf