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  1. Bad (Good) things happened!

    Hi I'm pretty new to Malifaux and still learning almost everything so I'd decided to not grab tons of models....... Yeah, that didn't work. So last night I'm at the FLGS with some store credit and I see the Tanuki box. I really love the sculpts and this box had the 'extra' model in so despite not having any TT models I decided I had to have them. Now obviously I can't use them on their own and my Outcast models are no help (Viks and Von Shill boxes) so I look at the shelves to find no TT masters at all. Disaster was averted by someone pointing out that they had the Brewmaster box amongst the gremlin stuff. I have a very old metal Ophelia crew from way back in the day when I tried to learn before so I end up going home with a new crew box and the Tanuki. Someone said that it was a good fit because the Tanuki have Tri-Chi which fits in with the Brewmaster crew. Anyway, none of the above is really a TT question until I point out that a conversation with a gaming friend late last night has led to me picking up his unused Malifaux collection. So I've also got coming to me: Shenlong box, Asami box, Izamu, Katana snipers and Low River monks. So here I am with complete TT overload, no idea what I've got, where to start, what to do. If any of you would like to take pity on me and give me suggestions for a crew out of that lot that includes at least 1 Tanuki I would be very grateful. It does not have to be a good list it just needs to include Tanuki! All advice and encouragement gratefully received. I'm also expecting a fair amount of head shaking and finger pointing at the impulse buying idiot so don't hold back.
  2. General upgrade decks?

    Sorry as I'm sure this is a question that probably gets asked a lot but I couldn't find an answer. Maybe the answer has changed over time as well so I'm asking for your help. I've just started playing, I've picked Outcasts and I have some basic models on their way to me (hired swords, hired guns, Vanessa). So I'm sorted for models for a while because I intend to try and learn the game with those models (they seem to be the most new player friendly). So about the only thing I have left to consider are the general upgrade decks as I'll only have the upgrades that come with those models. I suspect I'm probably getting a little too 'fancy' here and that I may not need them which prompts the question. Do I need these decks given my self imposed limit on models? I don't want to drop money for something where I will use only ever use one or two of the cards. I don't want to not get them if they are really useful. Thanks.
  3. Expanding Brewmaster

    Hello Greenskins, I am a relatively new player. I have started collection 10T, and really like the theme. I recently grabbed the Brewmaster box, and was disappointed to see that there is no crossover in the box, except the keg-master himself. I cant just let those shinobi sit there. I HAVE to play them. So i need some advice. I don't intend to play the box competitively, nor do i have any plans to begin collecting Gremlins. I am looking for quick recommendations on what couple SKUs i could pick up to make a 50pt list on top of what is in the box. Again- not looking for tourney options or anything like that. I just want to build a rounded all comers list with what i have and another model or three to get up to the 50pt mark. Thanks in advance!~
  4. Painting Gremlins... ;-)

    Got my Gremlins now. I have Wongs Crew, Zipps Crew, McTavish and Burt. I've assembled and undercoated Wong and his Crew and found my paints are mostly knackered, some can be saved though. My question is... Which paints are the best value, good to paint with and give good results. I always used GW paints before but they're not as good value as they used to be and all the colours have changed in the years since I painted before... lol
  5. Hey guys, after playing Neverborn with Collodi, Dreamer and Pandora for awhile I've decided to strike out into a different faction and have chosen outcasts. So far I've acquired: Hired Guns Hired Swords Salvage and Logistics Hannah Lazarus Hodgepodge Emissary I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on stuff like lists I could build, synergies, traps and what to add to my collection. Thanks
  6. Morning folks Looking to get an idea of the power levels in terms of difficulty in the published Penny Dreadful's. Most particularly I'm thinking about combat (amount and difficulty) but also generally. Obviously everything can be varied and modified but trying to get an overall idea from folks who've run. Thinking in terms of (assuming balanced TtB character builds) Novice's (say 0-2 pursuit levels) Fresh (3-5 pursuits) Experienced (6-8 pursuits) Veterans (9+ pursuits)
  7. Battle report advices

    Hi guys. I bought a sweet mat with malifaux deploy zone. Forest moss themed. I also painted some superb citadel woods and some brilliant resin rocks i found on ebay. I also converted one excellent resin rock (11"x4") with citadel trees to fit in the "deep forest". I don't have a table to host on my favourite toys and scenery yet, but i will buy one soon. I sas thinking after the table to buy lights and a camera to start some battle reports with my battle brother here. Do you have any advice how to do it? Pros, Cons? One of my problems is that i am not native English speaker and i sound too wierd when i speak. My friend is a native speaker though.
  8. I often hear people swearing by Howling Wolf Tattoo (and putting it on Vanessa), but I haven't really figured out how to use this one. The few times I have taken it I haven't used it, so I don't even take it anymore. Giving somebody 'Sister' just seems highly situational. It can give melee expert to a beatstick, but that's just exchanging 1AP for another, so highly situational. Aside from that, having the sister buffs on such a beatstick can certainly boost the damage anywhere on the board, but to take advantage of that I'd have to activate the Viks early in the turn which I usually don't want to do unless they're about to get smashed. So all I can see is that it looks highly situational, and being so I can't see that it's worth the SS cost and upgrade slot. I know there's something about not discarding a card to flurry, but given I'd just discard a low card anyway I'm not sure how useful this one is either... So, what am I missing? How is everybody using this one?
  9. Montressor and League play.

    So my play group is rebooting our league, and I was considering running Daw for it. As we are starting with henchmen, I was curious how viable montressor is on his own. I've heard he has survival issues, especially without support from Daw, and i'm wary about doing an almost strictly melee crew. So I was hoping for advice. The List as it stands is Montressor - Fearful Whispers, Survivalist Guilty X3 Convict Gunslinger, or Freikorps Trapper, or Hans (leaving me with 5, 6, or 4 stones respectively) Thank you for your feedback!
  10. Hi, guys! Having collected a large force of Outcasts, I have decided to move away from laser-shooting steampunk necromancers and mercenary Hulk Hogan-lookalikes and venture into the world of big moustaches, big knockers and big six-shooters that is the Latigo Posse. I’m not big on the gaming-aspect of Malifaux but it’s still fun to play once in a blue moon, and in those few instances it’s also fun to have a crew that is actually half-decent as well as awesome-looking. One of my favorite models in the Guild’s arsenal is that lovable tub-o’-lard, the Executioner – however, I’m starved for ideas about how to use him to best effect. The main problem, as far as I can see, is his slow speed compounded with his average (although not abysmal) Defense and Willpower as well as lack of defensive triggers. Being new to the Guild’s own (Oath Keeper-less) way of doing things, I don’t feel informed enough to make a decent enough crew-list (and, subsequently, a to-buy list). Therefore I turn to your collective wisdom, in order to shamelessly plagiarize any good idea you might have. What are you guy’s and gal’s thoughts on how to get your blubbery butcherer across the table in the time and condition to wreak sufficient magnitudes of face to justify his price? Preferably using Perdita Ortega as Master, but for sake of discussion it would be fun to hear any ideas you might have with any of the Guild’s Masters. "The Executioner's coming to get you... eventually..." Cheers! /Werner
  11. I'd like to get some advice about two masters that have the following characteristics: 1st: Cover the Strategies between them very well (for example: I read that Tara is very good at reconnoiter but struggles with Reckoning, which master would cover that weakness?) 2nd: Use the most shared models (for example: Collette has a lot of showgirls but no one else in arcanists really uses them, that would be a strike against) 3rd: Decently competetive I am looking to build a compact 2 crew travel collection that I can use to get games in wherever I find myself. I am on the road a lot so I don't want to have 70+ models in my carry on. Right now I am thinking of focusing more on a fast master that would be good for reconnoiter and schemes, while having the second be fairly elite and hitty for turf war and reckoning. I havent got enough games in to make a informed decision and would love any help or opinions you could give. In short, I want to get two masters that can cover the game's various scenarios while using the most models in common to do it what are your picks? Some pairings I have been considering: Nico/Seamus or Nico/Molly or Kirai/Molly (Good model crossover) Dreamer/Pandora or Collodi/Zoraida (some model crossover) Hoffman/Lucius (little model crossover) Levi/Tara Most of these I've never played or played against so any help would be great.
  12. Hi! I come here for some advice, first of all, forgive my bad English >.< I've been playing Leveticus for some games, but today I've faced the first "true" game with him and it has been a total mess. My crew was: Leveticus -Pariah of iron -Survivalist Alice -from the Aether 2 waifs 2 necropunks Johan Ashes and dust 1 Abomination 5SS His crew Pandora -Voices -Fears given form 2 sorrow Barbados Iggy Primordial Magic Bishop Doppelganger 6SS Strategy was the new one with the 2 pillars and schemes were ALITS, Entourage, Breakthrough, outflank and distract, both picking and revealing Entourage and breakthrough. In turn 1 he killed Johan and then, the slaughter started, paralyzing Levy or Alice, making me activate as he pleased, and forcing a lot of WP duels, only achieving 3 points from breakthrough and 1 from strategy. I seriously felt I can't do nothing since turn 2, and because of that I come here looking for your wisdom with some advices, tricks or something to face her next time. Thanks!
  13. How do I...?

    I enjoy helping others learn new tricks when painting, and love learning new tricks from others. Often, on a forum, you'll see fantastic painting blogs, where the artists will happily answer questions about their work, or threads where people ask how to do certain things; how do I make a balanced model, how do I paint/highlight green... how do I scratch-build an entire character! I figured it could be helpful to have a single thread meant as an ask/advise thread. Feel free to ask questions of veteran painters here, and hopefully enough veteran painters will peek in every now and again that we can help others either ourselves, or direct others to various tutorials we've found helpful in the past. And of course, no condescension: Any question, no matter how straightforward it may seem, is worth the asking!
  14. painting advice

    I'm trying to figure out how to paint a black silk dress for my lilitu. Any idea get this effect?
  15. Hi, I've been looking at getting into Malifaux for a while now, but just never got round to it for one reason or another (money/life getting in the way etc). But now I have backed the Evil Baby Orphanage KickStarter and have a the bonus minis from that on the way - so now I have no excuse not to give it a go! Does anybody have any advice about the different ways that these models could be used in the same crew, and which way might be best for someone new to the game? Also what else would I need to buy to allow me to get started? Thanks very much in advance for any help!
  16. I'm brand new to Malifaux and am obviously basing my initial choices on the principle of 'that looks cool' and I went with the Seamus 'The Mad Hatter' starter set. The thing is I want to use 4 belles but don't really want to have two of the same models on the table. Do I absolutely have to use a belle model or could I use something else and zombie her up a bit? The reason I ask is I come from a Warhammer 40K background where 'Counts-as' is completely fine and I'm not sure if the same applies to this system. Any advice would be much appreciated ;-)
  17. I've been running Ophelia for a few games now and really like their play style - most opponents give a good fight, but Sonnia always seems to best me. Does anyone have any tips & tricks I can use to knock her down a peg or three?
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