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  1. Boomstick

    New style bases?

    Putting together the Backdraft and Undying boxes, I noticed the 30mm bases are slightly shallower than the previous standard. Too shallow to put a magnet on the bottom, in fact. Does anyone have an idea if this will be the new standard going forward? Is this/will this be the same for any boxes of bases Wyrd sells going forward? Just looking for if I should stock up on the old style bases for magnetization purposes.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - September

    Well, I'm coming in late, but here I am! Final touches on Yan Lo and company, three Gaki are the primary goals, followed by Cid as my Midnight Stalker. The rest are stretch goals. Looking good so far, everyone!
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  4. Personally, @valkirsWrath I have dealt with games like you're describing. As more widespread min 3 damage has grown as m2e has gone on, Cass has become more a scalpel for me than a beater. Bring a Silent One and when you have the card for it, use the Understudy trigger on Cass's sword to Freeze, potentially twice, then sword again. Also, remember you can sacrifice a dove to Cass to give her plus flips to damage for the turn. Defensively, I've started taking Imbued Protection as her 2nd upgrade. Df7 and an extra two wounds when the upgrade is discarded help a lot! And of course, Southern Hospitality. She'll have to go early to activate it, but not many models enjoy swinging in with a negative flip on a Df7 target. To offset the card she uses every turn you can of course bring Arcane Reservoir, but I've found I like Ferdinand Vogel more, as he can eat a scheme marker for a card after walking, and can become a beater on demand in his beast form.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    Progress update: the Brew Crew is complete for my friend's birthday gift. Tried to make the Moon Shinobi out to be dark ale, light ale, and red ale, for what that's worth. The "freshly poured" blending came out better on Westley's basket than Brewie's staff, but over all I'm really pleased with them, and their tiny Guinness bottles. They bring my monthly progress to 43ss. And one more picture. Whiskey Golem doesn't count as he's been painted a while, but I wanted to show the whole gift, and I love how his hat came out.
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    Alternative ways to play masters?

    Sure @Old Major, always happy to talk about my girl, Colette! To try out a Melee Colette build, I tried this list Declared Faction: Arcanists Crew Name: Melee Colette test 1 50ss Leader: Colette Du Bois - Cache: 6 Cabaret Choreography 2ss The Dancing Blade 1ss A Ladys Secret 2ss Mechanical Dove 2ss Cassandra 8ss Practiced Production 1ss Imbued Protection 2ss Arcane Effigy 4ss Ferdinand Vogel 8ss Performer 5ss December Acolyte 7ss Mannequin 4ss I played this into flank Ply against a pretty killy Lady J list with an Executioner, Franc, Brutal Effigy, Death Marshall Recruiter, Thalarian Queller, and Investigator. Between the Executioner ignoring Df triggers and the Queller handing out "Cannot Be Reduced" damage, this was trial by fire to see if Colette could hang out front a bit more than usual. I screwed up by about a half inch when moving Colette forward turn one (by having Cassandra attack her as usual), just barely leaving her in the Executioner's range. Using SS for +Df and a - on his damage she was able to weather the storm. When Colette went I had about 4 scheme markers nearby, ended up slowing the Executioner and Franc for next turn with her Saber trick as a (1) and it's trigger to swing again at 8". Did a little more damage actually using it as a (0), then Disappearing Act'd away and summoned a Dove. I should have used my original dove to give her a + to damage, but did it for +Ca instead as my hand wasn't phenomenal after blocking the Executioner, but ended up not needing it. Turn 2 Cassandra kills the Executioner after he walks, one threat down. But then the Queller lays down a suppression marker near Colette so she has to spend an AP to walk away like a savage. Long story short, I only used Prompt 3-4 times the entire game, and didn't feel particularly weakened because of it, since most of the time I was slowing one of their models and softening them up for the rest of my crew (Mannequin was doing great helping Slow things as well). Ended up losing because Cassandra was my Take One target and Lady J put her in a box instead of in the ground. My takeaway was that it's a different playstyle that will take a bit to wrap your head around, but can be fun! That said, still wouldn't recommend taking Colette into Gremlins or Guild if you can help it, because of Zipp and Quellers, and in general, the amount of "Damage that may not be reduced" in general is her biggest threat in the game at this moment.
  7. @DuBlanck I definitely want to hear more about your experiences with Audience Participation! As for my Melee build, Cabaret Choreography was pretty intrinsic, though I realize now I didn't mention it enough. Either to have a dove nearby to act as a defensive scheme marker or to as a teleport destination, with a few buffs here and there, I think it's necessary. Again, I didn't play with her Surge upgrade (and hadn't thought to use the free stone for that, brilliant!) because I was fully melee focused, so it wasn't something I was worried about.
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    Alternative ways to play masters?

    Melee Colette handing out Slow left and right. Really took my opponent by surprise.
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    How the heck do I deal with Brewmaster??

    As someone who plays both Brewie and Viks, definitely remember your positive flips for Wp (and everything else, since Swill affects all duels AND flips, including the healing flips you take for failing Drinking contest, but with her positive to attack, Blood will be swinging in at a straight if she's Swilled) on the Viks and activate them accordingly to take advantage of that. Really, you want to not engage him, given the choice. Take out Westly first so he can't come back (though one of his new upgrades allows Westly to come back when discarded, so be aware). Ranged attacks are the way to go to wear him down. This is one match up I'd suggest holding back with the Viks. Let Brewie move up a bit and let Lazarus and Vanessa wear him down/remove key pieces. Set the Viks up to counter charge if Brewie closes the distance to your ranged models. Yes, he'll have the Drinking Contest up at that point, but your Wp positives will help with that, even with Swill. And if he's worn down a bit it's not as bit of a deal to spend a stone on the Drinking Contest duel to make sure the attack happens.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    @Franchute looking good with all the yellow. Buttery smooth. The blood looks great too!
  11. I recently had a chance to try out a melee Colette build and it...wasn't horrible, but took a lot of set up to be as good as I wanted it to be. Declared Faction: Arcanists Crew Name: Melee Colette test 1 50ss Leader: Colette Du Bois - Cache:(2) Cabaret Choreography 2ss The Dancing Blade 1ss A Ladys Secret 2ss Mechanical Dove 2ss Cassandra 8ss Practiced Production 1ss Imbued Protection 2ss Arcane Effigy 4ss Ferdinand Vogel 8ss Performer 5ss December Acolyte 7ss Mannequin 4ss I played this into flank Ply against a pretty killy Lady J list with an Executioner, Franc, Brutal Effigy, Death Marshall Recruiter, Thalarian Queller, and Investigator. Between the Executioner ignoring Df triggers and the Queller handing out "Cannot Be Reduced" damage, this was trial by fire to see if Colette could hang out front a bit more than usual. I screwed up by about a half inch when moving Colette forward turn one (by having Cassandra attack her as usual), just barely leaving her in the Executioner's range. Using SS for +Df and a - on his damage she was able to weather the storm. When Colette went I had about 4 scheme markers nearby, ended up slowing the Executioner and Franc for next turn with her Saber trick as a (1) and it's trigger to swing again at 8". Did a little more damage actually using it as a (0), then Disappearing Act'd away and summoned a Dove. I should have used my original dove to give her a + to damage, but did it for +Ca instead as my hand wasn't phenomenal after blocking the Executioner, but endedded up not needing it. Turn 2 Cassandra kills the Executioner after he walks, one threat down. But then the Queller lays down a suppression marker near Colette (really think it's too much they can do that without Loss and that the "aura" from the marker isn't an actual Aura, so doesn't require line of sight. The only counter play to them is kill the Queller or move away) so she has to spend an AP to walk away like a savage. Long story short, I only used Prompt 3-4 times the entire game, and didn't feel particularly weakened because of it, since most of the time I was slowing one of their models and softening them up for the rest of my crew (Mannequin was doing great helping Slow things as well). Ended up losing because Cassandra was my Take One target and Lady J put her in a box instead of in the ground. My takeaway was that it's a different playstyle that will take a bit to wrap your head around, but can be fun! That said, still wouldn't recommend taking Colette into Gremlins or Guild if you can help it, because of Zipp and Quellers.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - August

    I too have a completely unreasonable goal: to finish Yan Lo's box, 3 Gaki, Brewmaster's box, a steamfitter, the Midnight Stalker (joining the FFVII crew as Cid, because leaping about all nimbly-pimbly), 2 Desperate Mercs, and the Hodgepodge Effigy (which miiiiiight end up looking like a Tonberry). Hans slipped into the picture but...probably not yet, not settled on an idea for him. Most of them have some paint on them already, so we'll see how many actually get done. Also might get distracted by Backdraft...All between GenCom and DragonCon. Rough math: 118ss. Onward to a great month of painting everyone! Let's throw some pigment at the plastic and see what sticks.
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    Well, got a lot of piece-work done one my pledge for the month, but not many minis finished. Oh well, I'm that much closer to having a big month next month! I did finish Lazarus/Barrett (10ss) and Marlena/Cait Sith (8ss) from last month for a total of 18ss. Also attached the art of Barrett I was using for inspiration.
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    m3e faction announce

    @Mason what if we signed up citing a different faction but we also play Gremlins (or other things)?
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    Monthly Painting Challenge - July

    @Franchute the lil'guy's adorable! Wonderful work on the eyes especially!
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