Had a game yesterday against neverborn Zoreida. We only made it through 2 turns playing cursed idols, so I thought that I would give my impressions here of certain models instead of doing a classic battle report on the official battle report forum.
Zipp /12 cups of coffee
Flying Pilet x 2
I think that most of these models are pretty well done, and I was positively surprised by the overall design of M3E, so cudos to Wyrd.
I think Zipp is at a good spot overall, although it was not clear from his card how many of his place moves had to be completely within range or just within range. He is more squishy than before and has a rough time finding healing anywhere in his crew, but his conceal gives him a fair bit of protection and overall, I think that design has a more 'zippy' feel to it. A fun thing we noticed: the dobbeltanger cannot copy attacks that names a model in them, but zipps shooting attack is called the Zipp Zapper, so unintentionally (I would think) the dobbeltganger can't copy Zipps gun because of its awesome name.
Earl Burns could use some work. He does not feel like Zipp's totem at all, because he has no ability that interact with Zipp. Zipp is not a construct, so Earl can only heal the Iron Skeeters. It would be good if Zipps totem could do something for Zipp also, although I am not sure excatly what. I liked the old aura he did, but other things could work too. Currently, there is just no reason for dragging earl around other than having him interact with stuff that Zipp can't.
Pigapult is cool I think. The only thing that is wonky about it is that it is versatile and although it comes with a free stuffed piglet, you would ideally like to hire a few more for ammo. But stuffed piglets are not versatile, and the +1ss for hiring out of keyword models make the stuffed piglets 50% more expensive. I ended up not taking any more stuffed piglets than the 1 free one for that reason. I would therefore like to suggest a rule for the pigapult, which is like the rule Baby Kade has for a 'Teddy discount'. Something like: When hiring, Crews containing this model treat stuffed piglets as though they were versatile. If it does so, stuffed piglets hired this way must deploy within 3 of this model. I'm sure some of you guys can come up with an awesome name for that ability.
Looking forward to more games - great impressions so far!