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  1. 5 points
    I think you are envisioning Sonnia charging into the middle of the opposing crew to dish out punishment with that big sword, this is generally not the case (unless Papa Loco is joining her). The thing you are missing is the card draw of a possible 6 cards and healing up to 6 wounds with a push to get back out of range. Now as for good old Francisco, well to make him a good investment he needs to be in the action and Sonnia's range 14 cast that can hit models about 8 inch away from the original target has him sat back not doing much with his AP at times, I feel that those Soulstones can be put to much better use in other models that support Sonnia. Double teaming the Jury with a Queller is rather a nasty combination for example, The Jury's Fee's and Courtroom Scrutiny backed up with a Suppression Marker and a well placed Subdued from the Queller makes most beaters struggling to land a hit (and if the Purifying Flame is in the same post code you get a very upset opponent). It is also worth keeping in mind that Killing your opponents models is fairly pointless unless they are helping you score VP, I have won a couple of games without killing any of my opponents crew (obviously with Nellie) and have won with only 1 models standing, yea I have not joined the club of winning a game that I was tabled in.
  2. 4 points
    Yes, is a tactical action Engaged models can't: - Do Interact actions - Do Charge - Take actions
  3. 3 points
    Wyrdos, We just released our Gen Con 2018 Newsletter, but if you don't receive our monthly newsletter (or hate clicking links and/or visiting our website), don't worry: I've got you covered. We're jumping off the top rope and bringing down an elbow drop of awesome onto this year's Tyrant Tournament at Gen Con. That's right; if you're one of the lucky qualifying entrants, you've got a chance to win yourself a Malifaux 2018 Champion belt. While it might not keep your pants up, this beauty will definitely look great draped on your shoulder or hanging triumphantly above your minis collection. But there's only one way to claim this prize: you gotta win. Make sure to bring your A-game so that you can rightfully claim that you're the best (of who showed up)! We've got a bunch of promotions that we're offering this year at Gen Con. You can find a list of our promos below: Get a FREE He-kome model (above) when you spend $100 or more (available in person and during online Gen Con sales). Get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Mansion (below) when you purchase any 2 Edge of the Quarantine Zone Wyrdscape terrain boxes. The Mansion will be delivered to your provided address, at release (available in person and during online Gen Con sales - which will be automatically registered). Play a demo of The Other Side for a chance to win a gift box from one of the Allegiances, delivered to you at release. Get a raffle ticket for each $50 you spend for a chance to win one of the many goodies we'll have to offer at our raffle at the end of Gen Con! Every year, we like to offer something special at Gen Con, and this year's no different. While you might have already seen our preview of this year's NightMARE Gremlin box, we've still got a lot more to get excited about. There is one little thing we're doing differently this year. Like the color of the Burning Man's flames, our schedule is shifting a bit. The next Malifaux book won't be coming to Indianapolis. But don't worry - the sky's not falling. We've got some big plans for our friends across the Breach coming in the new year, and you'll be able to hear about those plans soon. You can find all of our Pre-releases in the Newsletter post on our website, but here's a glimpse of the Alt models we'll have during the big event: Above, we have Alt Rogue Necromancy, Alt Lenny, Alt Tannen and Graves, Alt Vanessa, and Alt Ototo! Are you ready for the best four days in gaming? We've got more announcements to share at Gen Con, and there's only one way to be the first to find out. If you're making your way to Indianapolis, why don't you make the trip to the Wyrd booth and say hello? We'll see you there!
  4. 3 points
    I guess the question is what do you want from a game? If you think malifaux has what you want, but your current crop of opponents are just too good for you at the moment, then it might be an idea to try and find some other opponents.( don't leave that club, just also look elsewhere for extra games). I find a lot of my local tournaments have a wide range of skill levels and because it's Swiss pairing You should be facing people of similar skill level before the end. Hopefully your local area has similar. I hope you do stick with it, and get good enough to challenge and beat your current opponents.
  5. 3 points
    Can she spare a spot for mouahaha? Just for laughs.
  6. 3 points
    It's probably not the base but more that he has low damage output for a guild model at that soulstone level and no extra stuff to set him apart from the other contenders. If you make him even more expensive he can save a friend but he isn't very durable and is usually left too far behind the models you are trying to save. If he had by your side on his base card and/or a ram on his melee or the tactical was a 0 action or anything little to push him up he might be more popular.
  7. 3 points
    Runed Blade has a built in so with 3 AP and assuming you get all 3 hits in you get one card for each Ram from Absorb Magic, if you are lucky or stone you can sneak in some extra Ram's to the total. It is possible to get 3 cards from 1AP but that is rather resource intensive, never considered adding the effigy to the mix (good idea I may need to steal that). Summoning Sonnia is never a guaranteed thing but I do find paring a Witchling Handler with a Guild Austringer or 2 a good way of spreading the flames. As for Spam Summoning, some games I am lucky to get 1 Stalker on the board but other times I have finished the game with 4 or 5 Stalkers in play.
  8. 2 points
    Ok so I've been to a couple of tournament were my opponents note their schemes and strats on their phone/app . I've noticed however that they can be changed throughout the game/round and can't be locked in . Is it wrong for me to ask them to write it on paper and leave it on the table. I'm in No way saying anyone cheated but the opportunity is their to change what they picked and who its on etc . Wondering What other peoples opinions are on this being as apps now feature in more games . should the apps be changed to lock the schemes in at the start as it's both wyrds apps and crewfaux that ppl use and both can be altered during the game ??
  9. 2 points
    Your own crew and actions are probably the most important. Every last ap needs to adhere to your plan for winning and you need to think about how a model is going to help you win from the deployment phase until the last action of the game. Attacking a model just because you can is a waste of ap unless you need to kill it for vp or to stop enemy vp. Slowing a model down by using a model that can't score you vp is often as good as or better than killing becausr it takes less ap. If you have a scheme where you need to kill enemy models look at if you can reliably do that. If you can't ignore armour and they have a lot of armour on models you need to kill to score it is better to take a marker scheme and use a tough model to walk in and engage them instead of shooting and not really accomplishing anything. Stuff like that is how you win. Leveticus usually has a lot of models who can just take punches so your really important models will be those useless little 3-4 ss buggers that are just suppose to walk around and drop markers. It is easy to get stuck cheating high cards to save a model you don't really need to save instead of saving them for that leap that needs to be successful for you to score vp that turn. Managing action points, threat ranges and good cards is usually what separates a really good player from a beginner.
  10. 2 points
    It's pretty awesome for her when you can, limitless summoning.
  11. 2 points
    @Caedrus I perfectly understand. I have the same problem. But you have to finish this gamin and this golem. Just because I'm telling you so 😊
  12. 2 points
    I almost never run Sonnia without the effigy, she tends to get attacked but also hurt a lot of models with the same ap so she usually gets to use the healing condition a lot. When she's taken 10 or so wounds you really want some extra healing, I would probably sink a ss into a ml attack if I had one, especially since she is so card hungry as well. The effigy condition isn't capped to once per attack so it combos nicely with blasts.
  13. 2 points
    @Impact UK Just out of curiosity, why six cards? Is that your record in a single hit with the effigy buff or do you mean using two ap? I'm contemplating some weirdo Sonnia build where you smack stuff to put out burning and get cards and then companion into Sam and summon stalkers from kills. I would love to figure out how to spam summons with guild.
  14. 2 points
    Well it is helping me with that push to start building the crew. Wastrels may not be the best but I did like to take a couple and could probably make room for at least one in a list.
  15. 2 points
    Ithink she attacks whatever is engaging her to push, heal and draw cards before continuing to flame burst. I doubt anyone runs Sonnia like the Viks or Misaki although I would love to see that!
  16. 2 points
    A single Torakage works well with McCabe's Sabre. + to attack and damage is sweet, especially when Reactivated 😂
  17. 2 points
    Maybe because they are Neverborn agents infiltrating TT on Dora's/Lilith's order
  18. 2 points
    Maybe because some people play on more competitive level than others and then Lenny is very sad panda indeed.
  19. 2 points
    My most recent lists have been Lucius - Deep pockets/surprisingly loyal Scribe Thrall Tannen Graves beckoner doppel queller performer Played against a Marcus crew in public executions - schemes wise I took set up and recover evidence. I drew in the Sabretooth turn one with the beckoner/doppel using their lures then using Lucius' don't mind me aura and the performer to drop the markers ready to score in t2. Tannen stayed around for his cooler aura. After scoring set up I killed the cat and a few other models to declare recover turn 4 (a little later than usual but I had activation control and my opponent had five models left). I picked 3 of the 5 markers up in that turn. I think it was a big win of 9-2 or 3 to me. Also tried Lucius - deep pockets/surprisingly loyal Scribe Jury Dade Doppel Investigator Austringer Reporter In ply for info and the schemes I took were surround them and dig graves - again facing Marcus, my opponent scored Vendetta t3 on Dade with Cassandra while I had steadily been scoring dig, ply we mostly tied on bar one turn each and I had used the reporter/austringer to bluff/show surround them with Lucius t5 Issuing command to push the reporter out of Cassandra's engagement and drop the last marker. My opponent took undercover entourage on Marcus but I managed to nudge him below half wounds to score a tight 7-6 win. Enjoying Lucius a bit at the minute
  20. 2 points
    Wastrels get better cards back when they drop cards for rams and have a charge value. They do have some pretty glaring weaknesses but I love the models so usually bring one with McCabe since I think he's the master who makes the best use of them. They're probably not a competitive choice but oh well.
  21. 2 points
    One of my favorite things the few times I used McCabe was a nimble Executioner. It really let me pick off the models I want to pick off. Field reporters really like the saber because it is no big deal for them to discard a ram for the additional damage. That makes them really scary. Shame they can't charge. This thread is making me want to play McCabe.
  22. 2 points
    Some great ideas floating around, I like the idea of giving Lawyers and Reporters a glowing saber.
  23. 2 points
    A few beasties as test subjects for the good Dr. Dufresne: The Raptors are GW Razorflock Somethings from the Dark Eldar that I got for cheap. And since I wanted to add a few Academics too, and with my Metal Gamin and the Raptors and Hoarcat Pride already had a few Arcanists, I bought Ironsides Box and started painting it:
  24. 1 point
    In the latest installment of our "Call Me Slow" web series, I just realized you can use Hannah's 0 Action to copy Nix and/or Benny's (or any other of the lesser models) Bleeding Disease for one more model on the table affecting Blight; it makes the spam list builder in me giggle. Please proceed to call in and tell me how behind the curve I've been.
  25. 1 point
    An unboxing and review of Marlena Webster from the Outcast faction...extra pictures, assembly tips and a rotational view available by clicking on the link... http://gmortschaotica.blogspot.com/2018/07/unboxing-malifaux-marlena-webster.html
  26. 1 point
    I'm visiting weekly gaming night with local players. And the model limit is not an issue. I enjoy collecting part of hobby in equal rate as game itself (and I'm a terrible painter 😀). The problem that all players have a huge experience and they can win me without even trying. And it's drives me crazy. I understand that playing with stronger opponent can help you skill to grow. But what I'm looking for is a combination of equal skills and pro players. Sometime each of us want to win, even by 1 or 2 VP.
  27. 1 point
    @Caedrus, l love your prototype of Guild Guard. My brown models are usually dark. You instead got a lightfull brown paint that combines perfectely witht the red. Very nice achivement and great model. Congrats.
  28. 1 point
    I usually have 8-9 models in my crews without spamming by which point I can usually tell where the alpha is coming at least. Outside of like Hamlin the buffing and delivery mechanism for the alpha takes enough stones that the activation control isn't outrageous.
  29. 1 point
    In a tournament I think players should have the schemes clearly written down clearly, I tend to use the revers side of my score sheet for this.
  30. 1 point
    With Arrest Him! He can usually get up and summon a Guild Guard engaging the alpha-striker. Sure that guard will immediately get eaten but it will take resources and probably stop a charge. It doesn't work in every instance but it will take the teeth out of most alphas.
  31. 1 point
    The Magpie Syndrome is real. On the plus side your models are looking great. Looking forward to the finished versions.
  32. 1 point
    Time for a quick update! Well, after a successful (I think) prototype Guild Guard, rather than finishing painting the remaining eight of them, I instead decided that it was time to finish my gamin. Obviously. Then I decided that rather than properly finishing my gamin, I should finish my Ice Golem. So then I needed to make some Ice Pillars. And then, before I could base them, I needed to build a few other things that would need a similar airbrush base coat. So, in short, I have finished one Guild Guard (I was quite pleased with the coat, and the subdued colour scheme), I've nearly finished my gamin, closing in on the Ice Golem, haven't touched my Arcane Effigy, and I added a dozen more models in built and undercoated form! Clearly, I have a problem. See you at the end of the month!
  33. 1 point
    I disagree in general. You don't need a huge collection, but you do need to own more than just your "army". The upside is that you still need a smaller collection to play than army scale games. Many people will agree with your view of the specialist, and he doesn't see a huge amount of play, fewer agree on the librarian, but I say go with what works for you. I would say if you don't want to lose games as you learn then you don't wa t to be playing a game where skill is the deciding factor, or you want to be playing with a group of new starters. I would say malifaux is a game that strongly rewards skilful play, which is why I expect new players to lose as they learn.
  34. 1 point
    Learning curves all depend on the player, if you pick it up quick enough and are experienced in other games you will not take as long to start winning (i came 2nd in my 2nd ever tourney). As for needing all the models, no you dont. I have alot of outcasts but still dont have some of the models others say to pick (like nothing beast or hannah) but I am doing well this year in my year of outcasts.
  35. 1 point
    I can't speak for Outcasts, but I own about 25-33% of TT models (I think it was 33% before last one or two waves). I don't need more. Looking at doing well competitively I could actually get rid of some rubbish models I got mainly for style points. If you're buying just to do better competitively, get the great models, OP models, those that do what others in their price range do but better. You can easily leave all those "bad" and "good enough" models on the shelf if you're worried about having to buy everything. I look at all the models I still don't own from factions I play and just go "I don't need that, not that, not that, hey that might be fun to paint, not that, not that".
  36. 1 point
    Those outriders need a little bit of ranged support I guess but it would be nice if McCabe could taxi him around a little. Sidir should be a solid Henchmen but for me he always seemed to let me down, maybe it is that 40mm base holding him back LoL.
  37. 1 point
    Yes. The wording of her action does not require the model to suffer all the damage.
  38. 1 point
    Sidir was very unpopular back when most henchmen were 9ss. Not sure why he was one of the few niners left untouched in the winter errata. I realise it would be greedy to have him dropped as well but right now he looks like one of the absolute worst picks in a guild list. I do think Sidir/Cherry is pretty comfortable lagging behind, the sh and ranged tactical are better than the ml attack. In the rare event of a bunched up enemy Sidir can have some fun with the tactical, especially if McCabe used his netgun. Despitr having played McCabr myself for a long while I find myself forgetting about the netgun when facing him.
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  40. 1 point
    Some kindhearted gentleman () got some pics of them at Origins here if you're on AWP! I like the barricades kit best personally, though those buildings are pretty nice too.
  41. 1 point
    Tnx everyone, who made any suggestions. I've took for a game an advice to build the most dumb and easy-to-operate crew. My opponent took guild with Lady Justice, her totem, Francisco, 2 death marshals, jury, death marshal recruiter and pathfinder. No idea what upgrades he had. I've lost by both, models count and mission. And now my thoughts and ideas. Will go model by model: Von Schill: I really enjoy his tool kit. Hanging out oath keepers and that combo: oath keeper to himself, attack with knife, attack with hand with + flip, attack with pistol are amazing. Survivalist helps me a lot and charge from melee also great. But I found him little bit "jack of all threads". When I saw min 5 from Lady Justice I refuse to consider Von Schill as a killer model. Otherwise, he is great and I liked him more then Levi. Sue: Made everything what I have expected from him. Not a lot to discuss. I think one of the best model and looks like it will always found a place for him in my list. Only issue is a Return Fire upgrade. I've took it to all games and never used it, because all his deaths comes from swords/claws/hexes. Steam trunk: Not sure that 3 points worth ability to discard a card for 1/2/3 heal as given (0) to everyone within 4". That's all. Trapper: Made a shot, earn 1 VP from vendetta, earn VP for opponent from prisoner. Was not able to do any other good shots. I personally like the idea of controlling whole table with him except one smaaaall but reasonable argument: 1/3 of table is covered with 2" walls and buildings that preventslos. Specialist: Does nothing but cleared my hand in attempts to save him with his mighty def 4 and died, giving burning to Francisco with 1 wound. Totally not worth for model with 7+1ss. Librarian: Survives little bit longer then specialist, but also does nothing. Can't say something else. Freikorpmen: I think they done everything what I can expect from scheme runners: placed a markers, earned a vp, died on next turn. Speed 5. But I think I can find anyone with speed 5 for 4 or even less ss. Now to sum everything up: I've expected a super tanky playstyle from this list. The only 3 models who survives great are: Von Schill himself, Sue and one of freikorpsman who got "HtK" from Schill aura. All other models have died fast and calmly. What I've learned from this game: shooting list is not a panacea, it's better to dive. Von Schill is NOT a beater, but he can do some good moves with placement. This list is really lack of good damage dealers. I'm not expecting to kill master with 14 wounds, but I need some reliable option to do about 8 damage within one activation. Rest of his crew does... nothing? And list also suffers from def 4/5. Why do you need high WP if everyone go face and care only about DF? I know, some people told to pick an engineers, but I do not see why it's better have them? They cost more, they do not provice any good fire power. Any suggestions on improving list?
  42. 1 point
    And some quickie corpse markers...
  43. 1 point
    Because "Folsom Prison Blues", that's why!
  44. 1 point
    @Kimberly Ahhhhh! I see (or do I? 😉) Yeah, that's pretty sweet. My wallet might just be into that 😁
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Ama no Zako Parker this is definitely a thread about our worst models.
  47. 1 point
    The rulebook says stand there till the player does the order action, which is the way I go. Otherwise you sometimes get players disagreeing with your choices of actions. That way if they disagree you say that is the rules and how you are following it.
  48. 1 point
    Wave 5 gave Guild some very nice toys to play with and opened up a lot of new avenues. I really need to get back into playing McCabe, he was my first Guild master, but when I look at him now I just drool a little with no clue on how to start building the crew. Maybe a good topic to start.
  49. 1 point
    Still stand by that, and everything else in life. Don't like it, don't buy it. Don't need it, don't get it. That being said, we've seen some chicken little routines here before, as well as the more 'strongly' opinionated folks who are determined to be heard shitting on something from high above and honestly, it didn't make a difference then and I don't expect it will now. We'll never nail it for everyone, ever.
  50. 1 point
    Well, not entirely as the little one spent another week at the hospital with stomach problems. But things are looking up, thanks for kind words This month I painted two Adze and a Grootslang conversion. Here are the pictures and more, with comments, can be found on my blog. Total ss vale of 20 http://www.whatthefaux.net/2018/07/adze.html
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