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    Timing for speckled crawlers

    Fair enough. I was just curious if it all had to be available at the same time to choose the order - if it’s on the other side of the card it’s not available until you flip the card. That opens up some neat tactics.
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    Timing for speckled crawlers

    The only bit that I’m still curious about is the effects being on different sides on the card, if that affects it. The Devouring Eel has the same little trick - if you can get three Reinforcement tokens on it when it’s not in Glory, it can activate, Devour something, flip to Glory, and Split to create another Eel in the one activation.
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    Underwhelmed

    Hordes need a few units extra to help out. They rely on Reinforcement tokens and the methods of putting them down in the starter are limited.
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    Alpha Crawler

    Luckily Hordes players have the Tidal Scepter. Teleporting The Frenzy or Horomatangi into the Grenadiers will finish them.
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    Alpha Crawler

    1. Sounds like you're not getting enough Reinforcement tokens on it. 2. Still a gamble. Beating you by 6 at Df 3 still requires a bad flip from you and a good flip from them. With no guaranteed hand and any hand you get coming at the cost of Tactics tokens there's no guaranteed cheat to get the margin. Even if they do, they're wasting their hand for that or they're going to risk not shooting the rest of your stuff at the chance of glorying their army? Go ahead. Let me advance and take objectives. 3. Not sure where the issue is. If you haven't had problems and you don't think it's worth the points, chances are you're not using it aggressively enough. The difference between Overeager and Powerful Legs comes down to playstyle. Overeager gives you a much better chance to kill what you charge, which gives you a better chance to charge again. Also it's kinda hard to tarpit Hordes when their most common commander can Lure at 24", and send the Lured target in different directions.
  6. My guess is it’ll remain out of stock until M3E. No point ordering a whole new production run if the cards are already planned on being replaced.
  7. Silurids, Gupps and Spawn Mother are still available to Zoraida through Swampfiend. Guess they just didn’t want them with other Neverborn masters.
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    Alpha Crawler

    Allegiance box already has a couple of ways to hand them out without Speckled Crawlers. Stormsiren with Relics of Ancient Malifaux and Karkinoi laying Egg Clutches. Speckled Crawlers are autopilot for handing them out, but it's important to remember they're pretty crap in combat. You're buying them as a tarpit and/or to hand out Reinforcement tokens. Putting them in the Allegiance box would have made it easier to hand out those tokens, but as a standalone force it would have completely lacked teeth. Replacing the Karkinoi removes your shock troops, replacing the Striped Skulkers removes your basic melee grunts. The Allegiance box works fine with those two sources as long as you properly utilize tide pools (remember you get to place 3 with the Stormsiren, and she can summon more when in Glory. That's a lot of -2 to opponent Av's).
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    Alpha Crawler

    Haven’t used it but I’m looking at Overeager (+2 to all acting values during its activation), Roiling Innards (extra ranged attack at Av 8 (thanks to Overeager) that flips target from Glory) and Crushing Hands (Av 8 melee attack that Champions can’t pass wounds off to nearby units) for my usual build. It’s definitely worth getting Reinforcement tokens on it. A Commander with Relics of Ancient Malifaux should make it it’s first priority, same with gobbling an egg clutch and/or grabbing a token off some speckled Crawlers. Reinforcement tokens are life for it. That’s Hordes in a nutshell though. Get those reinforcement tokens down.
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    The Importance of Being Speckled

    Base sizes and model count are wrong. Striped are 9 40mm on 3 100mm fireteam bases. Speckled are 10 30mm on 2 120mm fireteam bases. Striped are fine. They’re the basic melee grunt. Speckled are a tarpit and Reinforcement token generator, they do different things.
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    The Importance of Being Speckled

    There’s other ways of getting them that require more effort. Relics of Ancient Malifaux gives a Commander a ranged Reinforcement token application with a trigger to cast again, and a choice to actually reinforce. Karkinoi laying egg clutches gives up to 2 if you flip the right suits when devouring them. Horomatangi can shout 2 onto a unit twice a turn. Some units have triggers to get them. Speckled Crawlers are just the most effortless way.
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    Underwhelmed

    I don’t find it worth dropping The Frenzy’s upgrade, Shark Tooth Necklaces. Immunity to Area and positive flips to duels is just too good, especially as it lets you fish for suits. Their triggers are great.
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    Underwhelmed

    I think Relics of Ancient Malifaux is going to be a default choice a lot of the time. Being able to easily place Reinforcement tokens on units and the choice to make them Reinforce is so very powerful. Add a margin trigger to cast again and it's too good to not have on a Hordes Commander. It's most efficient on The Frenzy since it allows three casts, but that would also assume The Frenzy is in a position to use it, which is not always going to be the case. But Stormsiren? She's almost always going to have it.
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    Underwhelmed

    True, but I'm happy to have a mega beatstick Horomatangi. Also it's nice to have 2 Assets that can discard up to 5 damage on him in a game with things like Railguns.
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    Underwhelmed

    Also remember if you need something dead, giving Tidal Scepter to The Frenzy or Horomatangi lets them literally teleport across the board. Even easier in a 2 commander game with the Stormsiren since she places an extra Tide Pool during Scouting and can also dump a Tide Pool on their head so they don't need to set themselves up. Horomatangi is particularly brutal for this. With both his Hordes and Burning Man restricted upgrades (Commanders attach assets based on sharing Allegiance symbols, which he has both of), he can activate next to an egg clutch and in base contact with a Tide Pool, go to Glory, teleport to any other Tide Pool, and either Rush or Focused Effort depending on where the target is, then hit with Superheated Claws. Then use Mighty Willpower to hit with Superheated CLaws again. If the target was a Commander, it will now have discarded (not flipped) both of its assets. Then he can use Tidal Wave (versatile) give make enemies within 3" take an S3 hit, then breath fire on them (versatile). Not much in the game will survive that kind of assault. And if they do, when they activate they take another S2 hit from Cloud of Steam.
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    Any update on TOS goodies?

    I once ordered a sword, and I was not home for the delivery. I was informed that they do not allow pick up at their depot on weekends, and instead they were perfectly happy leaving it on my front porch. When I told them the contents, they offered to toss the package over the fence or I'd have to take a day off work. Some delivery services are just terrible.
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    ToS and Heat

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    Gibbering Spam

    To be fair, it's the launch of the game. There's going to be a very rough period where a lot of things are 'overpowered' until people find ways to play around them.
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    Gibbering Spam

    You can pretty easily get The Frenzy or Horomatangi in your opponents backline on turn 1 or 2 in a 2 commander game. Give them Tidal Scepter (allows them to place in base contact with any tide pool as long as they started in base contact with another tide pool), and after they do what they're doing turn 1 (nipping at heels or shouting reinforcment tokens onto things, usually), have the Stormsiren go to Glory, and drop a tide pool on top of them (it can't be placed touching enemy fireteams, but that restriction doesn't apply to friendly fireteams). Next activation, they appear in base contact with a tide pool you placed further towards the opponents deployment zone during scouting. If you skip first activating them before the Stormsiren dumps a tide pool on them, they can do it turn 1. It telegraphs the attack, but with so many tide pools around when the Stormsiren is in play, the attack could come from anywhere.
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    Show me your models!

    The Dreadnought appears to suffer from the design not being suited to the base. The legs hit the edges of the 120mm base but because of the design it can’t be any bigger or it just won’t fit on the base, so it had to be scaled down a bit.
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    ToS and Heat

    I live in Australia too. Last year we had about a month straight of 45 odd degrees. My suggestion would be keep them in the house, not the shed or garage. Inside the house tends to be cooler due to insulation, shade, no direct sunlight, etc. My hobby room is on the south/west side of the house, and the north/east side is hammered by sunlight. The hobby room was usually about 5 degrees cooler than the rest of the house because of that. Anything big or heavy, like an Alpha Crawler or Kings Hand, leave it lying on its back rather than standing so any weight is left off the load bearing limbs. I heard tales of a guy living in Melbourne that had a permanent place in his beer fridge for his Reaver Titan, since in Australian summer heat it’s legs would buckle without being kept cool.
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    Morphlings

    I've been thinking about our adjunct. Originally I wasn't too impressed, as I was just looking at the different close attack actions it could copy. It struck me today that there's more than could be copied. The card simply says 'may take an Action on a friendly non-Commander Squad in plays card'. It doesn't specify what type. So I started looking at what it available. Guns are fun because we're so short on them. Spit Mucus from Armoured Whelks or Yarazi to discard enemy tokens and add pinned tokens. Launch Barbs from Barbed Crawlers for some damage. However, 'banner' actions feel a bit broken? First, it lets any squad with an Adjunct use Karkinois The Spawning to lay an Egg Clutch. This is big because Egg Clutches are a big source of Reinforcment tokens, and it means your Karkinoi can be doing more important things like hitting people. Second, and most of all, it lets them copy Hatch from Egg Clutches. Egg Clutches are Squad (1), so they're a valid target. It lets that squad flip to Glory on a 7. No devouring a friendly Fireteam. Sure, it ends the activation, but first turn when you're advancing and maybe taking objectives close to you? Depending on timing and how taking objectives work, a squad could advance, take an objective, then the adjunct flips them to Glory. I wonder if the Spawning and Hatch combos were intentional?
  23. Well, with the power of the Grave Spirit Titania destroyed the Tyrants physical forms. All at the same time. The Grave Spirit is pretty powerful.
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    Your Gibbering Paint Scheme thoughts

    I'd really suggest finding colour primiers in the colours you want to do them. As a Tyranid player from 40k, Hordes are very similar. Single main colour, smaller detail colours (easier than Tyranids, who had two primary colours). Being able to spray prime them your colour of choice, wash them to define areas, and give them a few drybrushes and then pick out details should be a nice way for beginners to get painted Hordes on the table.
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    Release schedule

    As a backer, I'm happy they're releasing it ASAP to retail. There's no point going to a store to try to get a group going when you're the only one with toys and have to tell everyone 'watch me have fun until it gets released'. Personally I was more surprised at 2 straight months of 2 releases per faction. There's 13 releases per faction looking at the kickstarter page, I was expecting a double drop first month, then one per month after it to maintain a 1 year release cycle until the next book. Unless the next book is coming sooner than a year out.
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