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  1. Salut, dear community! I am decided to start Malifaux and totally new to this game. I've decided to start Malifaux with Titania's crew and Neverborn faction at all, coz I like ideas that are stays behind this faction. I need Titania's crew, obviously, but what other boxes I should buy from the start to play 35SS and 50SS formats. How should I expand my boxes amount later?
  2. Sandmanns painted stuff

    Newish player here! Coming from Warhammer via Infinity and for some time now, playing Malifaux with a few friends - for whom I also paint stuff. Feel free to comment and criticise - I'm always happy to find ways to become a better painter First off: Ressers - the McMourning starter, painted for a friend.
  3. Hello Puppet-Lovers! This is going to be my first attempt at writing a Tactica for use with my favourite Master: Collodi. I used Collodi a lot in the Wave 2 Beta and think I have a good grasp of the tactics and abilities you can make use of in a Collodi crew, which I would like to share with New Players and old alike, as well as maybe give Collodi's Opponents a leg up if they are finding him a difficult Master to go up against in their local group. Let's begin with where we came from: In M1E Collodi's tactics involved spinning a small ball of marionettes into anything and having that thing die rather brutally, from just about anywhere on the board. While maintaining a lot of the same flavour in 2E Collodi is not going to fly across the board with his entire crew, that said he has never felt more like a PuppetMaster in my opinion, and I'd like to show people why, especially if theyre having trouble transitioning. StatBlock First off Collodi is a Low-Wound Master. His Df is average at 5, with good WP at 6. 5Wk makes him a little faster than average, but is going to leave some players missing his old 40" moves. However, he can push 3" after any Df targeting attack, so if youve got some low cards to toss you can attack him with your own models to push him up the board. We've also got Accomplice so he can always have a friend go after him and Puppet Friends, which gives him access to any out of faction Puppet model, which is currently Mannequins, Coryphee and the Effigies. The 6" Bubble Collodi's abilities and buffs all center around a 6" bubble around him. This makes him more vulnerable to blast-heavy crews, but also makes it much easier to buff your entire crew at once. Of note is that Collodi's buffs do not require you to STAY in this bubble. Learning when to venture from the bubble is going to be an important skill for 2e Collodi players. Personal Puppet This is one of Collodi's (0) actions and marks a friendly Minion as the Personal Puppet until he uses the ability again. This grants the PP a (1) action any time Collodi suffers damage from an enemy model while within THE BUBBLE, so long as they take 1 damage themselves. It also grants Collodi the ability to kill (not sacrifice, so it will drop Corpse/Scrap) the Personal Puppet to negate all damage from whatever just hit him. This gives us 2 courses of action with PP. 1) We can throw it on something menacing, like an Illuminated, Young Neph or Ronin, and furiously punish things for hitting Collodi (or stalk the PP closer to priority targets and mark something else PP on out next turn. Nothing says dont hit my Master like a magical crack addict clawing your opponent's Master's face off.) 2) We throw it on something throw away, most notable the Marionette totem, and kill them when a Seamus Flintlock RJ dmg flip appears. The nice thing about the Marionettes is that when they die they may transfer positive conditions off to other minions. So you can face-tank a number of hit equal to your marionettes +1 before taking any damage. Assuming they are all in THE BUBBLE. Ideally you will get a chance to gauge your opponent and pick a tactic that most messes up their gameplan. I usually start off now by putting it on something big unless I guess my opponent is a "kill the master at all costs!!!" kind of player. Beater tends to deter pot shots, chaff tends to deter people from concentrated efforts. Collodi Hates Mind Bullets Ok, so Collodi has Df 5 and WP 6, why does he hate WP duels more? Well, first off you'll only usually only be taking one hit from a Df duel due to the auto-triggered Run Away Home; letting you push 3" in any direction, usually good enough to push out of melee or into cover/out of LoS against shooting attacks. Against WP? He's a sitting duck if the attack makes it past his WP6. So prioritize those nasty WP targets, or just avoid them if you can. But Hates His Opponents More Lets talk about what Collodi does to your Opponent's crew before we get into what he can do for his own. Collodi's lone offensive skill is Pull The Strings. It is highly accurate, extending 4" past THE BUBBLE and best of all, isnt actually a ranged attack, so does not scatter and does not care about cover. The attack itself has a... poor damage profile for a master: 2/3/4, but comes with a positive twist to damage, so you can cheat in those middle of the road cards if you want the 3 damage. But no, where this attack shines is in its triggers. SO first of all we have a build in Mask. That Mask gives the opponent slow. A crow lets us damage AND obey the opponent's non-Leader model, as many times a turn as we have AP and fancy crows to throw at them. The last trigger; Idle Hands, requires a second maske. On that model's activation, you control one of it's AP, and spend it. Now, that on its own is great, but you can shut down nearly any model in the game with 2AP and some good cards. Slapping a model once for slow and then a second time for Idle Hands means they are Paralyzed, without being able to Frozen Heart Immunity their way out of it. They lose 1 AP and you're spending the other. Even models with specific AP like Nekima can be forced to move out of position so they can't make use of their extra AP. Or just stab away with them, your pick. Nasty Ability. Collodi Loves His Children Collodi has two more actions on his -base- card, both of which are for helping his wonderful friends out. Collodi has a deep affinity, like many buffing masters, for Minion and -Keyword- models. His keyword characteristic is of course, Puppets. The first, My Will, allows him to transfer some AP out to his minions/puppets giving them a positive twist to any DUEL they make during the action. So this allows for more easily passed Horror/Manipulative duels, as well as just flatly being more likely to hit. Often you'll be better off attacking with your own strings, but this ability should not be overlooked. It doesnt work on Collodi so dont try. Second, he can summon back his totem, the marionette, or wicked dolls from scrap left lying around from killing all your decoy personal puppets or killing whatever mechanical beasties your opponent brought. This requires a 9 of Masks, making it one of the worst return-on-investment summoning powers in the game. But only by a TN difference of 1 so, its not the end of the world. This ability is one of the reasons you might pause on taking some of the NB minions I mentioned because they will all be dropping corpses, save the Coryphee. But you should have plenty of scrap from marionettes dying and effigies getting taken out. Fated VS Props Collodi's two Limited upgrades are going to change how you're playing with him. Both provide Creep, a handy little 3" push (0) action, good for getting out of engagements and moving up the board. What they differ on is key though: Do you want to Buff Your Crew or do you want to Buff Your Master? Fated was my go-to during the playtest. Effigy buffs are very powerful and will be covered in more detail in their own section. But suffice to say, being able to grant your Puppinions healing on causing damage, burning on every attack unless your opponent discards, etc and being able to do so -without activating Collodi- is very powerful indeed. When Collodi activates he can also grant a second buff to the crew by taking an action. This is usually defensive stance or more notably: Focus. If you have been reading game dev Justin's blog, you'll know how valuable AP is as a resource and I found myself on average granting it to 4-7 Puppinions, which is a heck of a lot of AP saved. Props is the contrast. It allows Collodi to sap off Defensive Stances and Focus conditions from friendlies as required. Now on the surface this seems much less useful, but having Out of Position models ending their turn on a Defensive Stance or Focus can free up a LOT of Collodi's AP, let him stand a higher chance of drawing suits he needs and just generally let him be more effective while chaff models secure you activations and are no less effective at being in your opponents way. If you find yourself thinking Marionettes are not useful, this may be the upgrade to try. Especially with Avatar Collodi's attacks (covered in the third post) You'll also get the option to summon Effigies! You dont get their buff across your whole Puppinion base, but if there's scrap around they can be more useful than a Wicked Doll and Collodi certainly does still get to benefit from the Effigy buffs! I Heard There Are Other Upgrades? Right you are title! My favourite/always taking of the remaining upgrades is Strum The Threads. This allows Puppinions Puppets-Only in THE BUBBLE to take 2 unavoidable damage to gain fast. Now Puppets tend to have low wounds high defences, so if you dont have a way of healing (which you do! See: Effigies) you can quickly wipe yourself off the board, but Illuminated could heal that back same turn. And now they are FAST magical crack addicts. It should be noted this is NOT an action, its just an ability so you cant spread Fast to your Puppinions with Fated. Stop doing so, take your 2 damage like a... man puppet? Like a muppet. Breathe Life exists! Its another option for a (0), letting you toss 2 wounds back on a model, but it can't be you, so probably pass? Pushing Puppinions 2" is actually more useful than it sounds. You can unlock a lot of models from combat or manage some extra distance. If you're hitting 8 models with it, it is 16" of free movement? I dunno, I still haven't got it to be as useful as I think it COULD be. Threads of Fate. Not to be confused with Fated, this makes Collodi immune to forced movement, which is pretty dang super. You also get a (1) to give yourself Armor. Now, aside from the obvious interaction with Fated and giving that armor to your Puppinions, did you consider making yourself Fast with Strum, giving yourself Armor +4 and then not caring so much about the Beatstick in your face? Especially since that 1 minimum damage still lets your PP get free AP. Im sure I can do more with the Collodadillo. Next we'll be discussing Collodi's best pals the doll friends, followed by some Avatar Collodi pondering!
  4. Tactifaux - Battle Reports and More!

    Hey there! My friend and I have recently started a blog called Tactifaux, we're doing battle reports, tactical articles, and will be offering more in the future. My friend is currently setting up an overarching website that will house Tactifaux, our podcast, and the player resources we're working on behind the scenes. After reading other battle reports I will be making some changes as new reports come out, I'm new to blogging so still growing there. Format wise I write reports 1 turn at a time to get a little more insight into the game play and decisions made. I literally just published Turn 2 of my first Battle Report in this format. That could be your thing, or could not! I encourage you to stop by www.tactifaux.com sometime and check out what we have. It's only been live for 4 days now, but we're pushing out new content as often as possible. I'm in the process of extending a series I'm working on about Applying Pressure and Proactivity vs. Reactivity on the table. Thanks for checkin' us out, don't forget to swing by our Facebook page as well! Alan
  5. Noob question. The Waldgeist's 0 action, Germinate, summons up two 50mm tree markers that are - ht5, severe, soft cover terrain. Lilith, when using Beckon Malifaux, can use her 0 to summon up two 50mm illusionary forest markers that are - ht4, dense, severe, soft cover terrain. In the example below, if I understand this correctly (and I set this up so that NEITHER Lilith, nor the Waldgeist are actually touching their markers, thus they are 'outside' of their respective forests) the Guild Guard opposite Lilith's Illusionary Forest CANNOT draw line of sight to her because she's on the opposite side of dense terrain. However, the Guild Guard opposite the Waldgeist can draw line of sight to it because the germinate markers are NOT dense, thus the only benefit at that point is the soft cover trait (as he's still within 1"). Is that correct?
  6. Selling a lot of Neverborn models. Need the cash for urgent car repairs (**** potholes) so no trades or holding unfortunately. All models cleaned up, gaps filled, mould lines removed etc but unpainted unless noted. Glued to standard bases but happy to remove if you want me to. All cards included, including errata cards and generalist wave 2 upgrades as necessary. Shipping is £3.30 in the UK no matter how much you get - first class small parcel. Happy to hand over at an event if I'm there. International shipping not a problem, let me know where you are and what you're interested in and I'll sort something out! The list; Titania crew (Titania, Gorar, Aeslin, Claw, Thorn, Tooth) - £25 Dreamer crew (Dreamer, Chompy, 3 Daydreams, Coppelius, 3 Alps) Widow Weaver Aeslin (new on sprue) - £5 Iggy - £5 Lelu and Lilitu - £8 Tuco - £5 Bandersnatch (miner still on sprue) 2 Beckoners (primed black) 2 Depleted 2 Illuminated - £12 3 Insidious Madnesses - £10 Mysterious Effigy The Thorn (new on sprue) - £5 The Tooth (new on sprue) - £5 3 Waldgeists (primed black) - £10 3 Will O Wisps Will do the lot for £85 including postage.
  7. Changelings and Voodoo Dolls

    Hello friends, new to the forum, and to Neverborn. Thinking about picking up Zoraida and I had some questions about Changelings and Voodoo Dolls... Firstly, how does Copycat work with Hem? Hem specifically states that a model "gains the following Condition until this model takes this Action again or leaves play." Soooo, if a Doll Hems something, and then a Changeling Copycats Hem onto something else, you should now have two models with the Sewn Fate condition, right? As written models only lose the Condition if "this model" takes the Action a second time. Not any model. This seems pretty good for multiplying the Doll's mischief. I understand I will need at minimum an 11 of Masks for this to work, but assuming I have it in hand this seems like a good time to use it. Nextly, I hear people like to take a Nurse to..."treat"...the Voodoo Doll, and this seems awesome. With Copycat you can stack insane Poison on a Doll and its related Sewn Fate friends, and with no real downside as Syringe is a Ml4 unsuited Action anyway. In a reasonable turn with just one Nurse and Changeling you should be able to get to at least Poison +16...right? Then I thought, does anyone ever take a Performer to then "pop" that insane Poison bomb (on the Sewn Fate target, not the Doll) to do like 16ish dmg at 12 inches? Also, assuming you don't kill the target due to Hard to Kill, they still take 1 dmg when the Doll's Poison ticks down at the end of turn. This seems goodish, and possibly unexpected...especially against a crew with little condition removal. Thoughts? I am thinking something like this to start, based solely on models I own plus Zoraida crew if I get it... Zoraida with Hex Bag (for Burning or blocking SS use) Barabaros with Thousand Faces (to gum up the middle with challenge...though I would consider another model here) Illuminated x 2 Performer Nurse Changeling x 3 (this could also be one Changeling and some Tots...or something else, but I love a good Changeling or two, especially following an Illuminated around) Anyway, looking for answers to my Qs, input, etc. Thanks!
  8. FFD07

    My vision of how fae queen breaks free from her ancient prison
  9. starting purple Lucius

    So, I'm planning on adding lucius to my neverborn options and I have a couple of questions I'd love to get a response to. Mostly it's what guild models are worth bringing. Austringers: I can't figure out how good they are in a neverborn crew. On one hand they seem kinda awesome, on the the other I don't really need the boost to scheme running their (2) action gives and range 12" isn't that impressive. Emissary: I haven't really heard anyone mention the emissary with lucius, which I find kinda odd. His summoning alone seems to be worth it, also his hungry land could be really good with a shooty crew. I could see taking mysterious Conflux for additional boost to minions. Conflux of tyranny could also be good as both doppelganger and changelings could use it, on top of the heal itself which isn't bad, but nothing to write home about. Master queeg: he seems like he could be really good in any minion based crew and especially combined with fae knights. Also he seems great for fgf. Captain dashel: I can't really see myself using him unless I bring riflemen or pathfinder along, as I can't bring his 0 upgrade and he doesn't seem to be worth it by himself. Pathfinder: is it worth bringing him when you can't buy starting traps? I'm thinking blast in neverborn makes him worth it, plus with queeg he can make/move two traps a turn. I've looked at guild hounds but I can't see any compelling reason to bring them as I find I have much better options for only 1ss more. Does spending stones on redraw count as lucius doing it for devils deal? I'm thinking no, but I've read that wings should 've really God on him and this is the only reason why that I can see. Thanks in advance
  10. Hello all. Myself and a friend are getting into Malifaux and have been purchasing some models. He has a birthday coming soon and I am asking for some help choosing some models to purchase as a gift. He has just purchased 4 crew boxes to start but does not have any other models yet. He has Lilith box, Pandora box, Lynch box and Zoraida box. My question is what models to get him to start filling out his collection. I know I will already buy him Nekima and Doppleganger. I now need 5 to 7 more model boxes to get him but I don't know what would be best. Price is not an issue so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. Cheers!
  11. Making my trip worth it.

    Hey, hows it going? I am brand new to malifaux. So much so that i have yet to play my first game. I have settled on playing the dreamer. And have picked up his crew box. The closest store to me that carries more then one or two crew boxs is a 2 hour drive each way. But i am making the drive this weekend to pick up at least the rule book and a fate deck. But to make my drive worth it i wanna pick up a bunch of the stuff i would use in both summoning and beats dreamer lists. I know i wanna pick up. INSIDIOUS MADNESSES, STITCHED TOGETHER, LELU & LILITU, DOPPLEGANGER, TEDDY, WILL O' THE WISPS, BANDERSNATCH. Is there anything else i should look at getting. Also is what i listed ok? Thanks for your help.
  12. Hello, So I recently started playing Malifaux, and own the Dark Debts box. The people at my local store say 10T Lynch has better options, so I was wondering if I could have some advice as to what works best with him. I know Darkened models are still viable, and Terror Tots sprint has been working extremely well so far, but Huggy & Lynch alone (in the latter games at least) have been giving out brilliance enough. Because I'm pretty new, but have known the people at my local store for years, one of them has offered to let me 'Play test' some models, so any advice would be appreciated. Thanks ?
  13. Corrupted Hounds?

    Has anyone actually used corrupted hounds successfully? I look at them and think we have much better options in faction.
  14. H: Neverborn Lots

    Hello everyone. My hobby bag is not big enough to transport all of these wonderful models anymore, so I am hoping to send them off to good homes. Everything comes with the 2E card EVERYTHING MUST GO! NO UNREASONABLE OFFER REFUSED! (would prefer to keep the lots together, but will break them down if the demand is there) Lot 1 (Neverborn) $50 No Shelter Here Starter+extras Pandora (painted like Peach) Poltergesit (painted) Candy (painted) Baby Kade (painted/sculpted like Baby Mario) 3 Sorrows (painted) Iggy (painted) 2 Teddies (painted/sculpted like Bowser) Primordial Magic (painted/sculpted like Piranha Plant) Insidious Madness (painted/sculpted like Boo) {+at least 1 extra built} Lot 3 (Neverborn) $40 Amphibious Assault+extras Spawn Mother (on sprue) 3 Gupps (half built/half on sprue) 2 metal Waldgeists (painted) Widow Weaver Coppelius (metal, missing 1 arm, built) Lot 4 (Neverborn) $50 Barbaros (painted) Mr. Graves (painted) Tuco (painted) Lelu (painted) Lilitu (painted, whip broken) Black Blood Shaman (painted) Cherub (painted) 1 Young Nephilim (painted) 3 Terror Tots (painted) RANDOMS Doppleganger (painted) $5 Carver (painted, with Killjoy card) $15 Looking for Paypal first and foremost. Shipping from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Please message me if you have any questions. Thanks.
  15. Adepticon Master’s Battle Report Table 2 Round 5 Ryan Michel vs. Wiktor Szafranski At the bottom I explain the Pere combo for those who don’t know what it is or how it works. It didn’t occur in our game because of how actively I tried to avoid it, but heavily forced my movement and the interactions during the game. I’ve played this specific crew multiple times (and Wiktor playing it), so going into it I knew exactly what to watch out for (sadly it didn’t help). Collect the Bounty, Flank Deployment Claim Jump, Accusation!, Leave Your Mark, Tail 'em, Inspection 9 models Lilith - Aether Connection, Rapid growth, Beckon Malifaux Crew: 2 Freikorp Trappers, 4 Young Nephalim, Cherub, Terror Tot Schemes: Inspection and Accusation! 13 models Zipp: Upgrade was the SS discard one, forget the rest Crew: 2x Iron Skeeters, Pere Ravage, Francois Lacroix, Raphael Lacroix, Earl, 6 Stuffed Pigs Schemes: Inspection and Claim Jump Deployment: Trappers deployed in either corner 4 inches from the edge (for Inspection ) and spread out the rest of my models around the center of my deployment zone. My primary goal in deployment and movement turn 1 was to stop Pere from wreaking havoc on my crew. See the bottom of this article for a detailed explanation of how the Pere combo works, and the effects of it going off. He deployed all his models close to the deployment line all around the center. He kept all his models out of LOS of the trappers. I don’t remember all the damage flips on each pig, but every pig blows up for 1-4 unresistable damage, and some of them also charged for even more damage. At the bottom you can read about the Stuffed Pigs in more depth and their effect on the game. Turn 1: 1. Opponent activated all his pigs first, 1 at a time each walking forward, making sure to stay out of los of trappers. This easily gave him massive activation control letting his whole crew to take actions after mine while I had no ability to respond. 2. I move all my non-trapper models ~6-8 inches forward, doing my best to stay back and spread out to avoid pere and the pigs. 3. Trappers go and have no targets to shoot so each go double defensive. 4. Both of his skeeters do the same thing, they hop on board raph/fans towards my trappers on either side of the board, each skeeter giving fast (from the Earl tome), then Raph and Frans both go reckless, and shoot at my trappers, raph kills one with a dumb luck trigger, Raph has 3 hp left. (Note they just moved and shot at my trappers with 3 ap each, a skeeter walk + 1 walk, then reckless) Pere walks twice and hides behind a building Turn 2: I win initiative and go first with Lilith. 1. My goal was to kill Pere, he has 7 hp so it will take a minimum of 2 attacks from Lilith (or charge through terrain + severe dmg to kill him). Since he was out of range of Tangle Shadow from my starting location, I had to walk then charge at Pere (going through the building). Lilith kills him with two attacks, needing to cheat one card in ensure killing him. Lilith takes 4 dmg from his explosive demise, SS to dmg prevent flipping - I take 2 dmg. 2. He activates Francois who goes reckless and shoots my trapper, I cheat the first flip, dodging it, he flips high on the next shot with the dumb luck trigger which kills the trapper and leaves Frans at 3-4 hp. 3. I sprint my tot, flip a mask for a 2nd walk and engage Raph, I attack with my last ap and get a straight flip I cheat the dmg to kill Raphael, growing into a Young Neph. Now I have 4 cards left in hand. I drop trees directly next to Lilith blocking los to her from Zipp and Raphael. 4. He activates Zipp, walks up and melees Lilith, I cheat a 13 hoping to avoid the attack, but he has one as well so it goes off. He gets severe dealing 5 dmg. I ss to prevent get a weak and take 3 dmg but Zipp aura costs me a card. At this point I’m down to 2 cards in hand - a 12 and 8. He attacks again, I cheat a 12 in hopes he doesn’t have another high card, but he does and it goes off. Ends up flipping severe again for 5 damage. I burn my last card and SS to prevent and flip weak taking 3 damage - Lilith goes down to 4 hp. He triggers the place effect moving her 5 inches away towards the center of the board, putting her between 2 stuffed pigs, 1 and 2 inches respectively between Lilith and the two pigs At this point Lilith has a very high chance of dying. The stuffed pig damage isn’t something that’s resistable, and due to Zipps aura I can’t even SS to prevent the damage. Thus these silly 2ss models are easily killing my Master with almost no ability to prevent it. I do my best to stop it by attempting to push and Paralyze one of the two pigs away from Lilith, so she can live through the turn. 5. I activate a Young Nephilim charging one of the pigs, goal is to trigger the push and paralyze it so i can get another turn out of Lilith, but having no cards in hand - I miss both of my attacks him cheating cards in to stop them from going through. 6. He activates a pig and engages a different Young Neph in the center of the board. 7. I charge the 2nd pig by Lilith, miss both my attacks again. 8. He activates the pig by Lilith, missing his attacks then explode himself dealing 2 dmg, black blood from Lilith triggers killing the other pig who dies from it exploding for 3 dmg killing Lilith. Stones available but unable to use them since I have no cards in hand. 9. The rest of the turn is the other two Young Neph each killed a pig - one taking the damage and the other pushing the pig away paralyzing it so that the Cherub could walk then shoot it at range to avoid taking the explosion dmg on my Young Nephilim. The iron skeeters running into the corners scoring for interference, Earl in the top corner with an Iron Skeeter, Zipp nearby. He drops scheme marks with earl dragged up with Zipp) and Francois. 10. I score Collect the Bounty 2-1, (pigs killed Lilith) and he scores interference and claim jump Turn 3: At the beginning of the turn, there is 1 pig left in play between the center and Frans, 3 of my youngs are fairly low hp, (1-3 health left), 2 still have 6+ wounds. At this point I'm in serious trouble. Due to the stuffed pigs - I’m stuck in bad positions going into this turn (away from the corners due to spreading out, then being forced to kill them) and his models have higher threat range than mine (reckless giving a potential walk, and then rng attack with a total of roughly 15 inches and 2 shots). His schemes are now revealed, displaying that It would have been in my favor to focus down all the models in one corner, however at this point I can’t do much to stop it. 1. I win initiative and run up to his Iron Skeeter with my Young Neph (the one who grew) to Earl and interact giving him the Accused condition.. 2. He activates Zipp attacks that young nephilim who is engaged with Earl, placing him 6 inches away so Earl is no longer engaged, then Earl activates removing accused and drops a scheme marker. 3. I move all my remaining models (2 young neph and a cherub) towards Frans, but the one stuffed pig is engaging my closest young nephilim. The Nephilim attacks the pig, triggers the push and paralyzes it. 4. The Iron Skeeter on the bottom moves into position for Interference and drops a scheme marker for Claim Jump. 5. Frans moves towards my young neph (~8 inches away in a straight line) but the neph is hiding behind a rock out of LOS. 6. He scores Collect the Bounty, inspection and claim jump Turn 4: 1. I win initiative but due to terrain on the bottom my young nephilims at full hp does not have LOS to Frans, so it takes me two walks to get to him him hoping I can flip / cheat well and survive the turn. 2. He activates the pig, and engages my 2nd young nephilim who was moving up towards Frans. 3. I activate that nephilim, kill the pig then walk toward Frans in charge range next turn 4. Frans and kills the young neph I engaged him with. 5. My other young Nephilim and the cherub move up, hoping to next turn kill Frans for a point before he kills me. 6. He scores for Collect the Bounty, Interference and Claim Jump Turn 5: 1. My young neph charges Frans, but my attacks fail. 2. Frans goes reckless (2 hp left) and kills my last young nephilim 3. I move then shoot with the Cherub and miss my attack. 4. He scores for Collect the Bounty, Interference and Claim Jump Wiktor wins 9-1. Playing a solid game like always. Wiktor being one of the best players in our Chicago meta, usually the tournaments are won between him and one other player. I think this was one of my better games against him, even though the score was so drastically in his favor. In summary: 1. Pere was such a huge threat I had to basically sacrifice Lilith to kill him. 2. The stuffed pigs were a major problem for a number of reasons: a. They consumed close to all of my AP on turn 2, while dealing significant damage to those models. b. They granted him activation control and while engaging my models keeping them stuck in a location. Those two reasons then allowed his key models to be completely unopposed. 3. Reckless and the Iron Skeeters allowed significant movement and AP advantage allowing great positioning that prevented me from charging his important models (The young nephilims have a 10 inch threat range), while still allowing them to shoot my models. The combination of the Fast and Reckless (since reckless doesn’t just give fast) allows his important models to have 4 AP after moving a free 12 inches. The Skeeters granting 12 points of movement + fast (so another 5 inches) are really what end up allowing Pere to become so effective. 4. In hindsight i should have focused more units towards Francois earlier, and ignored trying to save lilith. If I guessed that he had inspection I could potentially been in better positioning in order to focus one of the corners better, but the pigs were the major thing that impeded my potential movement. 5. Don’t play Wiktor he’s too good Stuffed Pigs: Each pig has insane power at 2ss - they have a walk of 5 and have a neat AOE effect of exploding for 1-4 unresistable damage in addition to a melee attack that can deal damage. They can also lock you into engagement - which guarantees the engaged model can’t charge that turn even if their MI is only on a 4. Engagement with the pigs: If you do get engaged, it ends up being best to just kill them. If you walk away they can just activate after you and either charge or walk back into engagement forcing you to take another test. You can’t shoot them (due to randomization) so you’re forced to either charge in with another model (meaning you’re taking the exploding damage on two models) or just attack with the model currently engaging them. Disengaging: A good player such as Wiktor will cheat the disengaging strike when needed burning an AP on your expensive models (Hannah is a great example). The worst is having to cheat first against pigs for disengaging strikes when you need to get an attack off that turn. You now either have to burn a fairly high card to guarantee being able to walk away or run the risk of them cheating a card to prevent you from walking away. Him cheating a 13 to stop your 10ss model from doing anything useful this turn (solely walking once) is hardly a waste. In my specific game, I can’t out range their explosion ever since the Young Nephilim have an engagement range of 1 inch. Because of this, every Young Nephilim who killed a pig (6 ss models, with 7 hp each) each took at minimum 1 and 4 damage without the damage they also took from charges. Pere combo: 1. Earl activates discarding a tome to give tomes to all constructs / leaders in range. Optional on the situation: 1. An Iron Skeeter activates applying Poorly Handled Explosives on Pere 2. Zipp walks forward twice, shoots a model and places them 6 inches away towards another model. 2. Iron skeeter uses hop on board on Pere (giving fast), walks twice placing the back of Pere’s base 18 inches from the deployment zone, Pere gains fast due to the tome provided from Earl’s ability 3. Pere activates goes reckless (so 4 ap total) then walks 1-2 times (wk 5 so 5-10 inches depending on where he needs to get), and uses Oopies 2 times (discarding 2 6+ tomes) causing a TN 13 Defense duel to everyone within 6" or they they take 5 damage. After that Oopies kills him triggering his 4 dmg explosion to all models within 2 inches (unresistable). Pere can move a guaranteed deployment zone size ( so lets say 6 inches) + 12 + 10 inches and still have 2 ap available. That’s the back of his base being 28 inches upfield while having 2 AP. So how many models can he hit? The board is 36 inches wide. His ability Oopies is a radius of 6 inches + his 40mm base size + 6 inches diameter so ~13.5 inches that his bubble can hit. So when playing against this, each of your models must be at least 13 inches away from each other, or he can hit multiple models with his ability. The board is 36 inches wide, and on average I’ll run ~7 models, so 36 / 7 = ~5. This means best case scenario, my models spread out evenly will be 5 inches away from each other. This is assuming a horizontal plane (which the board isn’t) so the numbers aren’t guaranteed but I’m not taking into account terrain (causes impassible locations so more clumping of models, blocking/dense terrain potentially allowing smaller distances) and bases being ~1 inch or larger so you’re most likely going to be forced to be grouped even more than that. This guarantees that Pere is always going to be able to hit at minimum 2 models on the board with his 6 inch AOE, most likely 3 models if Zipp places once 6 inches away from its original location. There is also a VERY high chance two of those models (probably the one Zipp places) will be within 5 inches of each other which is in range of Pere’s guaranteed unresistable dmg of 4 from his explosive demise, and an additional 4 dmg if they used Poorly Handled Explosives.
  16. THE RETURN OF THE QUEEN

    From the album Neverborn

  17. Hey all! Finally ordered my first set for Malifaux, after getting puppet wars:unstitched. I have ordered The queens return, Nekima, and Stitched together. I love the sculpt for titania over the one for the current rasputina. My reasons for getting this are mostly asthetic, with synergies as an after thought. I like the idea of teddy in a Titania list, but I am reserved at the moment. I have played a demo game (last year) and have put a lot of thought about what I want out of the game. (Fun) I am looking for some hilarious combos. What suggestions do you have?
  18. Advice for new pickups

    Hello all! I was just wondering what you all think are key Neverborn models to fill out my options. I currently have: Dreamer Box Collodi Box Jakob Lynch Box Pandora Box Titania Box Insidious Madness x3 Doppelganger Teddy Waldgeists x3 Beckoners x2 Stitched Together x2 Lelu & Lilliltu I am really looking to see if there are any key models that people think every Neverborn Player needs in their toolbox, or that are staples for the masters I have. If I get any other masters I will probably be staying in faction. I was leaning towards The generic totem for Neverborn, as I have heard good things about it. Any input would be appreciated!
  19. Hey guys, I am new to the game with less than 10 games under my belt and I kicked off with Lynch in Neverborn (just prefer the thematic side they offer over TT despite opinions on him being better there). I have the bug and want to add a crew in that is capable of covering Lynch weaknesses, so I guess less killy schemes. I have all of Dark Debts box, Teddy, Doppleganger, Tots, Graves, Depleted and Beckoners currently. I have been looking at both Zoraida and Dreamer as my next choice and wonder what the pro's can con's would be based on the crew that I have? And then what models would be fun to add in? So if we said, the new master box and then another box/model. I fancy something a little more trick based which is why I have chosen those two masters and I mention fun because I play 98% casual (hence casual brilliance, my opponents will tell you that is not a valid brag about my ability on the table) games with the hope to attend the occasional small local tournament. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
  20. The Queen's Base

    I've been trying to think of a good way to do the bases for Titania's box set, I keep coming up with A Midsummer Night's Dream and/or Alice Descent into Madness with the large mushrooms and aethereal mix of autumn colors with colors that I think are very 'Malifaux' the purples and reds, etc. I'm just not really sure how to go about creating mushroom type effects/forest bases. The models all very much have a fairy tale feel to them, and being that Titania is Queen of the Fae/Queen of the Neverborn, I really want to convey that into the bases.
  21. Doppelgänger can do ...

    Can the Doppelgänger copy hem ? if not why? The way I read hem is it give out condition X. THEN You see what the condition dose.
  22. Can Lucius use his ability Commanding Presence on himself to do a walk action indefinitely as long as he keeps on winning his TN 12 Horror Duel? By doing a walk action each time he wins the horror duel and that then activates the ability again?
  23. Lucius Crew

    Hi everybody! I´m new here and I've started with Lucius crew. Here is the first mini. Hope you like it^^
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