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  1. Couple questions I have: Initial Corpse Candles on hire. Do they start with burning? I don't see it on the new cards so assuming no, which means I want to kill them fast, or at least one, to get one with burning out. Revas heal. If she does it once, removing all the burning (+3) from a model and triggers to do it again, does it even work if no one around has burning any longer?
  2. Might I suggest Sloth. Heal 3 + Slow at 10 inch range. Can hand out Slow to enemies, Fast to Undead Friendlies. So, you can heal anyone in your crew, even Jack if needed, and then pop fast on them, except the Hanged, to cancel the Slow, even Jack. It's especially fun to make Montressor Fast then triple obey a Hanged to wreck an enemy model. 😁
  3. I played a SoA game last tonight. My Molly vs Levi. Symbols of Authority - Assassinate, Power Ritual, Search the Ruins, Outflank, and Harness the Leyline. Levi took Assassinate and Search. I took Power Ritual and Search. Game ended 7-7. I denied him 1 point of Assassinate by having Manos finish off Ashes & Dust and Levi in the same activation then ran Molly away next activation. He denied me one Authority marker as I just couldn't safely get to it with my crooligans or night terrors due to all of his strong ranged weaponry all over it. It was a close game and I honestly thought I'd lost by one until the last couple activations when I had Molly reactivate a crooligan to By Your side and drop my 3rd Search token. What I found, seeing this Strat in action, is that it was definitely tricky to get all 4 SoA points if the opponent has a strong defense guarding one or two, not counting Don't Mind Me which Ressers are lacking outside of Yan Lo hiring Sun Quiang. Meanwhile I was unable to defend fully vs a strong killy crew due to the squishiness of my Forgotten models. For my placement choices, I did roughly a line of SoA markers across-the-board, typically behind terrain or in severe/dense terrain to hopefully slow them down. I also didn't put any near the table edges due to Ashes & Dust in case he split and Dust Storm popped up next to one of the markers. Overall, I enjoyed the Strat, and the One per Turn interact/score aspect made me plan out my moves a lot more than I feel I do for Power Ritual or Corrupt Idols.
  4. Into schemey pools where I want activation control or models up fast I tend to hire 1 to 2 night terrors in addition to crooligans. Assuming standard, flank or wedge deployment and something like power ritual. Night Terror (NT) drops a marker, flies toward molly in the center. Should be 4" away from her. Other start up models of choice activate. Molly pulses focus, NT ditches a card, pushes 5 free inches forward. Molly reactivates NT, it pitches a card, pushing 5 more inches. Now roughly14 to 16 inches up the board. NT activates, flies up to 10 more inches, or 5 and drops a bomb or moves an idol. Same can be done for a second NT or a crooligan. All case by case specific though.
  5. Had a question come up. My Night Terror, flying model, was standing next to an enemy Explosive marker. Zipp runs over next to the marker. Zipp's melee 2", (it cannot target flying models)covering all sides of the marker. Does Zipp prevent the Night Terror, who is not within his own 1" reach of Zipp, from picking up the Explosive marker as the Night Terror is flying? We agreed, Yes Zipp prevents this action, for fairness of play, but I was curious what others think.
  6. Others have already answered above, and my reply is pure speculation, but I think your opponent was confused and thinking about choosing a result based on Fate Modifiers. If a player flips one or more negative flips they have to choose the lowest (not counting Red Joker). If they flip one or more positive flips they can choose whichever card they want, high or low (not counting Black Joker). He might of been confusing that rule for the way he played. This is from page 9 of the pdf rules.
  7. Jack Daw walks up to a Corrupted Idol, takes 3 irreducible damage to move it 3", discards to change the damage to 1. Does the Idol then get placed 3" away or 1"? Corrupted Idol rules reads, "The Interacting model may then Drop the Strategy Marker anywhere within X" of its current location, not into base contact with a model or Impassable Terrain, where X is equal to the amount of damage suffered by the Action."
  8. Nice write up. One note on the first fight vs Sandeep. Take Prisoner allows you to also score the second point if the model dies from a friendly model. Let him kill it....gladly. 😁
  9. A bit late replying. I am enjoying it, but in most every game I've played (minus a handful) I've had the opposite reaction. M3E strat/schemes seem to all go more toward combat focus from my opponents (which saddens me as I very much prefer scheming style of games and wanted to leave pure aggression behind with GW games). Strats - Reckoning...obvious killing Turf War...aggressively go at the opponent, get to their side or range attack them, and passively flip their markers to neutral then score your 3rd and 4th point in the corresponding turns. This is probably my biggest dislike of strats. If I take a scheme based crew (usually weaker minions) then my opponents can typically own them. If I go bigger fighters to play their game, then I'm REALLY not enjoying my game as I might as well go play 40K Plant Explosives...similar to Turf. Go aggressive, kill them on their side fast...profit. Cursed Idols...about 50/50 really, but if you can tear them down fast, then they really can't move much. Schemes - Not as bad overall of a feel to me as Strats insofar as combat focused, but they still defer to aggression. With only 2 points to now gain in game, I seem to face a lot of players who just go straight for the throat, then, once I'm dead or near dead, start dropping their scheme markers turn 4 and 5 to score in the last two turns when I'm unable to stop them. I can play that game as well, but again, it's not Malifaux to me, and not fun in the least. I'm hoping GG2020 will mix things up a bit from this, but as of now, while I am enjoying the game, I can't see me sticking with it long term like I did M2E if things stay the same.
  10. True. I've been playing since 2012 and had the old book damn near memorized. While I'm not back to square one I make some really silly mistakes due to the changes, which is why I ask these questions. I typically just defer to the opponent's view in game then ask after. Better to err on the side of caution. 😁
  11. Yeah. Between 2E/3E crossover and the Shadow rules, I feel like I stumble my way through most games now.
  12. Had a question today. Howard Langston with Lead Lined Coat was wounded and within Schtooks Academic Superiority aura (can't benefit from upgrades. Hoffman moves forward, uses welding torch on Langston, hits the trigger, and makes it so Langston's armor cannot be ignored. So, what's the correct way to play this: A) Langston benefits from Armor +2 that can't be ignored (due to Hoffman's trigger and Lead Lined Coat upgrade) B) Langston benefits from Armor +1 that can't be ignored (disregarding the Armor +1 from Lead Lined Coat upgrade due to Von Schtook's aura.
  13. Had this question come up today. Carrion Emissary has a reach of 0". Joss has a reach of 1" and is 1/2" from Carrion. Can Joss charge Carrion (to reposition) or someone else for that matter? I say no because Joss is currently engaged, but that might just be my mind thinking back to 2E. I read page 26 Engagement (pdf Rulebook) and still think I'm correct, but want to know what others think. I'm not concerned either way, but just want to play correctly.
  14. This came up today. A wounded Archie activated. With his last AP he did one close combat attack, and one-shotted and enemy model. The player (me) then discarded for Flurry (does not specifies same, or any target, just discard to perform this action again), heal (when he discards he heals) and ended his activation. Now, my logic was: Flurry does not specify picking a target, and on a different logic point, charges give a push + close combat attack that you don't have to actually take (but it, unlike Flurry, says you don't have to take the accompanying attack). I can see the argument for both views on if this Flurry+Heal, but no target could be both valid and invalid (and I felt gamey doing it). What do others think? Rules backing views would be great. Thanks.
  15. Molly. I'd play the hell out of Molly, with a side of Heyreddin and Anna Lovelace thrown in. Let Nellie cheat damage all she wants, it won't do her any good vs Slice & Dice Punk Zombies with Black Blood, and Anna shooting into engagements with min damage 3. Throw in Heyreddin with Unnerving Aura to gum up the works (but keep Molly at the least out of his aura) and have all your damage flips on positives (even Anna's gun, which means it's even easier to get moderate/severe for summoning in mindless zombies or seishen for more black blood speed bumps if they are within Mollies aura. Use her attacks to debuff key enemies, etc. Add in some Necropunks for solid, self-healing, self-reliant scheme runners (or summon a drowned for a quick scheme marker away from enemies for quick markers). That's of course with Sybelle and a Belle for some much needed lures and added pain (or a Doxy for last moment pushes of the doxy and a friend/enemy into/out of the scoring zones as needed). That would be my go to master for that set up anyway.
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