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  1. You used Melissa at all? Know the model doesn't exist yet. Same cost as Hunter, different role though.
  2. I don't think Impassable always imply blocking or concealing. Might be in most cases in reality, but I don't think it's guaranteed. A body of water for example will simply be impassable. You cannot step onto it, but it's not going to block/conceal anything. I do like the numbers you came up with. Probably in the realm of over analysing, but that's my wheelhouse.
  3. I stand corrected. Candy gives Fast as a trigger. Obliteration has it on 7 of the 8 keywords models. Nothing alike.
  4. At least the total terrain is down from the 50% table coverage suggested in GG0, which I found a bit crowded. Just another note, the GG0 specifically states Impassable (Climbable) I left out the climbable by mistake. So maybe that makes it better. So all flat roofed buildings are Blocking + Impassable (Climbable) right. Meaning you can climb on top of them, but you can't enter them, and thus covers both parts. I think (especially if you read the Chokepoints/Paths part of the GG0 terrain stuff) they really want you to force engagement lanes instead of just having a big open field of play.
  5. Ok, first of all, I haven't seen the discussions, but I can't even fathom how it could have been interpreted differently. But let's not go into something that has already been resolved. And secondly, not being able to cheese it with Glimpse hardly makes it "useless" on a crew that hands out Fast like candy. It forces choices onto the opponent. If something has Fast and is within 4" that can activate, do I activate it and take the 2dmg hit. Or, leave it making it a target for the keyword unburies. It still deals auto dmg in a bubble. *Edit... oops, This meant to be a response to @ShinChan rather than @Adran
  6. Just a visual representation for the GG1 terrain density recommendations. 80% Terrain to be Disrupting LOS 70% Terrain to be Disrupting Movement. That implies that 50% of the terrain (or roughly 20% of the table surface) should be covered with terrain with both features. Just, cause, well, I was curios. *Edit. The Impassable are both Impassable and Impassable (Climbable) terrain.
  7. I have mixed feelings about Joss. My first few games he died doing nothing. Then he became MVP in a game against Brewmaster (Whiskey Golem specifically). His anti armor blast gun can come in very useful. Also note that he (same as Melissa) can generate their own tokens by charging each turn instead of walking, making them much easier to operate away from Hoffman while still benefiting from Power tokens. Howard I only played once. He soaked up a lot of damage, and Vent Steam can be a real terror if you can place him in the right spot. I don't have Peacekeeper though, and I believe that Howard and Peacekeeper takes up the same role in the army as melee beater. As for the little bots. Mobile toolkit is cheap, and has higher defense than any other augmented. But it's there for utility. It's never going to kill anything. So I use it when I have a few stones to spare. And medical Automatons I have only played against crews where I felt condition removal was required. But they actually suck at it because they need to hit something and do at least 1 dmg (after armor) to remove conditions. But I have very limited models so it was my only option. One other thing they can do is keep Ryle alive, which sounds odd since he is not Living. But "Code Red" and anything with Hard to Kill goes together nice. (PS. Phiona is also Hard to Kill AND Living so they can work well with her)
  8. I noticed that if you search for something in "cards" the old versions still come up. For example searching "Armor +2" still brings up Soulstone Miner while searching "Armor +1" doesn't. Even though the card found correctly shows the updated "Armor 1". So somewhere there is still a mismatch between the pictures shown, and the underlying text used for the searches.
  9. Actually, thinking about it some more. At 5 wounds Armor +1 for 6 points the SS miner is now below average. Nearly all other 6ss cost models that also have armor +1 have 6 wounds. The only other exception is the resser shieldbearer. Across the board most models have roughly the same number of wounds as their cost. (Obviously with exceptions, but that seems to be the standard starting point). Mostly Armor +2 models pay by having 1 less wound, which is what the miner had. Now the armor got reduced, but the wound wasn't "refunded".
  10. Neither do I really, but was just showing how quickly interpretation can stray. Playing devil's advocate, cause I'm a jerk. As "THE highest TWO" costs can still be interpreted in different ways. The highest cost is 11. Then highest two costs are 11 and 10. The "or tied to" makes it even more open to interpretation. Yup. Agree. Personally I sometimes feel that the the game designers really do a good job at making things clear in the shortest way possible. But other times unfortunately the "shortest way possible" is heavily open for interpretation. If you already know what you mean, you read it, and it makes perfect sense. But you become blind to other ways of reading it. Especially passing different language barriers. I also feel that sometimes we need the RAW card sized descriptions which is nice and simple, easy to scan through for reference etc. But then we also need a long worded explanation of RAI with examples. But then, maybe that's what forum discussions are for.
  11. Your suggestion : At the end of the Turn, if there are two enemy models in play that have (or are tied for) the highest two Costs " You also made the argument for binary inclusion. They either fall inside the "2 highest costs" bracket, or they don't. Nothing suggested they should first fall into the highest cost then into the 2nd highest. I just took the binary interpretation into absurdum because I don't agree with your original use of binary inclusion for "highest cost" in the first place. "The two highest costs" in my example is "11ss and 10ss". Clearly the opponents 10ss both fall within the (tied for) 10ss and hench binary interpretation. My point was language and interpretation are tricky beasts. But we are now going into discussion on your suggested wording instead of the actual wording and have clearly strayed way off track. Bottom line, scheme not clear if you start overthinking.
  12. I hear what you are saying. I just can't think of a cleaner way to state the scheme (or any of my interpretations of the scheme) Unfortunately your suggested wording doesn't make it any clearer. Because if (as you suggest) we use "the highest 2 costs" it can be interpreted as: Enemy has 10ss and 10ss remaining. You have 11ss and 10ss. Now, the highest 2 costs as you put it, is "11ss and 10ss". And both the enemies fall within this bucket since they are "tied for it". If, as you suggest, both enemies have to be tied at the same cost and be the most expensive (or at least nothing in your crew can be more expensive than the enemies') then I totally agree, this thing becomes really hard to score.
  13. S.A.S. Well, I have a very small malifaux collection, owning only a Hoffman Crew. I scratch built a pair of these 3 weeks ago, and got to play them once. (since I play like a game every other week). So personally to me it sucks. But, truth be told I believe it was needed. I looked at my crew options, weighed S.A.S. against my keyword 8ss Hunters and just couldn't see the Hunters making a list. So for the game as a whole I believe it was the right move. Versatile should be a decent option, but not automatically superior to your own keyword options. SS miner. I honestly believe it got hit harder than it should have as an over reaction to how much it was used. I believe it wasn't really so much a "good" model as an "easy" one. It had one job, it did it without me requiring to think about it. Now... meh.
  14. If I can weigh in as a 2nd language english speaker. To me the wording seems clunky, but intent seemed clear enough on first reading. I read it to mean: "At the end of the Turn, if the 2 highest cost enemy models are in play and at half or less than their maximum health, gain 1 VP." But now I have read it a few times, and every time came up with different meanings, and I now lean towards (b). Otherwise they could have just used easier language. So here are my possible interpretations: (For all of these include the "ignore Summons and Leaders", didn't want to type it out every time) a) "At the end of the Turn, if the 2 highest cost enemy models are in play and at half or less than their maximum health, gain 1 VP." With this interpretation you would look at the start of the game which are the most expensive enemies, and target them for the scheme. Once you get them both to half/below but still in play at end of turn. Score. So now if the enemy crew contains a 11ss, 10ss, 10ss it means that the 11ss is required. And either one of the 10ss models. (and the 10ss ones "is tied for" highest) b) "At the end of Turn. Check what are the 2 most expensive models in play. If both are in the enemy crew, and they are both at/below half, gain 1 VP. " With this interpretation you look at game state end of turn. Check all the remaining models (checking BOTH my and my opponent's crew). Find the most expensive, and this is where @Jinn interpretation of "or is tied for" referring to your models makes sense to me. See if both are in enemy crew and at/below half. If they are, score. So if enemy has an 11ss, 10ss and 10ss in play AND you have an 11ss remaining you can't score. Because the 2 highest cost models are not both enemy models, since your own 11ss one has the highest cost. But if instead enemy has an 11ss, 10ss and 10ss in play AND you have an 10ss remaining you can. Because now the 2 highest cost models are the 11ss one, and any one of the all the "tied" 10ss ones. So as long as the 11ss enemy model and one of the enemy 10ss ones are half/below your good to go. *Edit. In this interpretation it also means you can score if at the end of turn enemy has for example an 8ss & 6ss both on/below half, and all you have are 6ss or cheaper models. Even if you both started out with 9+ss cost models in your crews. BUT, for both interpretations I had, it's perfectly fine to have a 11 cost and 10 cost remaining. They are still the highest cost and I agree with @dzlier on how highest cost in a list is calculated. Highest cost = 2 most expensive. Doesn't require them to have the same cost. Simply requires them to cost more or the same as all other models.
  15. First thing I did was to look through the minions to see where I can use it to greatest effect. Only have/play Hoffman, so anything to help the slow bots along is useful. I came to the conclusion that Riotbreaker's guns line up perfectly having an 8" range. The question then became, is a Riotbreaker + Upgrade at 9 points really worth it to "teleport" shoot my models forward? Especially since I can basically do the same thing, but easier using a 9 point Guardian with Toss instead. Other option I considered was with Riflemen, but same issue. At 9 points (6 + tax + upgrade) is it really worth it at all? Then I noticed Warden restraint claw is also 8". So that also works. Makes the target slow and then throw him with a beater. Might just work.
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