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  1. Again, thanks to all your contribution. I discussed with my local players in our chatgroup and they totally agreed with you here. Seems like this was only in my head. It might have to do with the fact that I played a lot of Warhammer Fantasy tournaments back in the days when in our national meta hard resrictions were normal. Maybe that's why I leaned into that direction. There might be some local players who don't wanna oppose my Levi but still most of them do. I guess I got it all wrong. I think, depending on my opponent, I will try the soft nerfs that you proposed like altering my list, making sure the encounter is not Levis wishlist and making sure terrain is not comforting me. Thank you!
  2. First of all thanks everyone for your contributions! I'll try to explain better where I am coming from and also answer to the different proposals. My group is pretty large, most of the players are casual oriented. I own every Outcast Master but Zipp (which will change) so I do have a variety of masters. Me and my opponents mostly enjoy games that are challenging for both sides with a close outcome. We do have those games when I play Hamelin, Viks, von Schill etc. However, I like Leveticus playstyle a lot. I thought about non-optimal encounters. While chosing schemes that do not fit or having a deployment like Corner which Levi doesn't like might even out the chances to win but I hardly doubt it would be fun. Spending the first 2 rounds walking from my corner to the middle might give me opponent time to et into better positions but is it fun? I doubt that. Non-optimal lists like the Abomination/DE Spam List posted above can be fun for one game maybe but it doesn't represent what I want to play. I want to use Rusty and A&D and use a scavenger and play very Levi style but only if my opponent still has an even chance to counter me. I am not seeking a justification to destroy my opponents, I just think it is more fun for me and my opponents if I can use the full toolbox of a nerfed Leveticus crew and my opponent feels like playing an even matchup. I do regard myself as a good (not international level good) player in our group but not THE best. I think I understand well how the game and crews work. And only when playing Levi I feel like I will always when if I don't do bigger mistakes. I did offer one of my opponents an army swap after destroying von Schtook 2 times in a row. I think Schtook can be an even matchup for Levi. He didn't like the idea and refused. However, this is a completely different approach. While I think von Schtook can beat Levi, a lot of other masters I believe cannot. I believe it supports the variety in our group if I nerf Levi and make him fairly playable in most matchups. Nevertheless I am surprised by all of your reactions and wonder if my group will feel the same. I did not offer this to them yet. I will ask and wait for their reactions before pursuing this further. If anyone still has ideas for good Levi Nerfs I am still happy to read them. Regarding the Desolation Engine Nerf: I do not think the DE is a bad model. I think it is very strong. But with having Rusty Alice and A&D in the same crew it just faces even better models. I tried playing 2 DE in Public Enemies the other day and it was devistating. They have a big killing potential, are not squishy and you don't have to worry about them dying because the opponent will not get any bounty tokens but will have to kill the summoned Abomination instead to get at least one. That feels simply wrong. If I field 2 10P Killing Machines, the opponent should be able to score from killing them. In other strategies my nerf will not have much implications.
  3. Inspired by Extremors Thread about the Dreamer I want to try the same with Leveticus. Most players in our local group don't like to play against Leveticus for 2 reasons: - He is too strong - Some effects, no matter if too strong or not, feel frustrating because they just happen without the opponent being able to prevent it I think they are absolutely right. I don't wanna play Leveticus into games with my buddies I know I am gonna win from the start. Simply playing non-optimal lists or encounters Levi does not like feels wrong. I still want to get the most out of my crew when creating a list and playing the encounter - that is part of my game desired experience. Therefore I started pulling together some rule changes for the Amalgam keyword which you will find below. The goal is not to make him weak. He can still be a strong master, but just not as ridicolous as he is now. A similar level like the Viktorias would be good. Please let me know if you think my measures make sense. Do they go too far? Not far enough? Would you like to play with a non Tier 1 master against this Leveticus and expect a fair game? Do you have alternative or additional ideas on what to change? Should single models like Rusty or A&D be nerfed additionally? Irreducible Damage Can be reduced by Soulstones. Gives opponents at least a partial counter. Entropy Models do not automatically suffer the damage but only if not passing a TN12 WP simple duel. Demise Leveticus and Ashes&Dust Both cost a card to go off. Increases the cost of their demise and gives opponents without Lantern of souls a small chance to prevent it by draining my hand. Demise Desolation Engine Change the effect from replace to summon. This way opponents get bounty tokens for the desolation engine.
  4. Reviving this one after talking personally to Extremor (we are in the same group of players). I do not think you can tackle this issue with just going for a nicer list or by "Playing casual". Knowing Extremor I believe he still wants to get the hell out of the crew he fields. Also hiring models you know won't help you score is a bit against the idea of the game. That is why I believe we need to talk about house rules. Nerf the crew and then when writing th elist and when playing still try to get the best out of it. I am currently trying the same with Leveticus and will open a similar thread over in the outcast forums. I believe the Nightmare keyword has 3 levels of issues that make it a) too strong and b) frustrating to play against. b) is different from a) meaning that there are rules that might not be overpowered by themselves but just feel wrong because you cannot do anything against it. The 3 levels in my view are 1) Rules for Summoning, 2) Keyword-wide rules 3) rules for certain models. Below I will elaborate on each section with restrictional proposals. I am not saying you would need to apply all of them but they might serve as an idea reservoir to pick your tools from. 1) Summoning i) Lower summoning stats: Lower the stat for summoning for each summoning action in the game. In Nightmare this affects the Dreamer and Widow Weaver. Still I am saying in the game because if you play against another summoner he should follow the same nerf. ii) Lower summoning stats dynamically: Lower the stat for this action for every model you are naming after the first one. This will make it harder to summon 2 models wich I believe is harder than summoning one model for the same cost because of the number of additional actions you get with a second model. Again this should apply to your opponent summoners as well. iii) All summoning actions are once per turn: This affects the Widow Weaver. Scrap marker needed or not, 2 puppets in a single turn from a henchman are not ok. Again this should apply to your opponent summoners as well. 2) Nightmare Keyword i) Lucid Dreams access: I guess I do not have to explain why it sucks? I would reduce the number of models that have access to that rule. My proposal is to have it only on Alps and Daydreams. This still gives you the chance of 6 Lucid Dreams per turn but it forces you to play different models. I also think it creates a nice synergy with the stitched if you need other models to remove cards from the game that the stitched can use. ii) Lucid Dreams costs: It should not be free. I propose a simple duel that needs a 7. This value could vary depending on what you pick from the paragraph before. If few models have Lucid Dreams the value could be lower, if many higher. iii) Twisted Reality: Does not ignore Armour. This addresses several issues. The attack will still be very strong. It nerfs Serena Bowman. Also I believe that the dreamer crew has no real counter. By applying this change, armour becomes a thing against the dreamer. Crews like Hoffman or von Schill suddenly become a match, maybe even a counter. 3) Specific Nightmare Models Lord Chompy Bits: i) Make him Enforcer. With Regen 2 additional Souldstone Reduction is unnecessary. Not being able to buy suits also seems right as the triggers are very strong. ii) Lower Twisted Reality stat to 5 to make melee more attractive for him. Coppelius: i) Lose Agile. This is too much with the high movement. You could make Interacting with him more difficult by engaging him. He still can flee melee and interact with the Ahh my eye trigger but it requires more resources. ii) Lower melee stat and/or movement by 1. Seems too much all together. Serena Bowman: i) Remove trigger from Bottle of Painkillers. Healing 2 times is way too much. Together with the Twisted Reality Nerf that brings her back to normal. If you think this is too much, compare with the Freikorps Librarian who is 7P. Insidious Madness: i) Make it less hard to kill. This could be achieved by reducing/removing Terrifying and/or removing incorporeal and/or reducing its wounds. ii) Change scatter - it has no cost and the opponent cannot defend themselves which is frustrating and overpowered in strats like leylines. I would change it to either a) requiring a simple duel to go off plus having the enemy models in range passing a simple duel or b) make it a quick action that targets one model and makes it an opposed duel targeting WP. b) is my fav because it give both players the opportunity to invest a high card to make it succeed/fail. Stitched: I do find them too strong but believe they would be nerfed enough with my proposal to restrict Lucid Dreams to Alps and Daydreams.
  5. Hannah can copy the leap from another models Rocket Boots and use it without the upgrade being discarded. When I want Hannah to be able to leap, I give the upgrade to someone near her.
  6. I have some and they are great. Shipping from Russia to Germany however took ages.
  7. Trying to give this thread a different flavour... So again, let's say you have all Outcast masters and you want to start a new faction - but the ask is: What other faction has the most different playstyle from Outcasts? Since Outcasts is a lot about killing I tend to say it would be Arcanists or Neverborn since they have quite some not so killy masters. Any other opinions?
  8. Thank you so much for your work! I played each strat one time so far, 3 of them with Viks, Public Enemies with von Schill. That does not make me an expert, but I would still like to share where I tend to have a different opinion (which means I agree everywhere else): Symbols: I think it is a very strong strat for the Viks. I secured my defense by annoying my opponent a while with 2 of my markers which he of course got at some point and securing the other 2 with Taelor. You should be able to place those 2 markers in a way that Taelor has reach and can hide behind a terrain piece. At the same time you should be able to get at least 3 enemy markers, in my game I got 4. We are incredibly fast and can have 2 Don't mind me models (Big Jake and Emissary upgrade, I had it on a Vik). Public Enemies: I do not think this is a good Viks strat. We are squishy and our model (Viks) give too many bounty tokens. Each melee is a big risk for us and we cannot overcome our weaknesses like armour, incorporela etc... It might work in some rare setups but overall I believe this is not a go to for Viks. Let them bleed: This is a great scheme to score against the Viks. If we take it, it forces us to take too many risks. I would stay away. Leave your mark: I took it and scored both points. First point is easy with Emissary, second one is situational. Research Mission: Agree with one exception. This is awesome if the opponent heavily relies on markers and has to place them in their half. It is super easy to score this against Reva with all her corpse and pyre markers in her table half. Runic Binding: I think that is super hard to setup, even with emissary. It forces us to spread our crew less - but isn't this exactly what we wanna do? Did you actually take it and scored?
  9. I like the new starts but believe the wording could be better. I assume that you only score 1 VP per turn. If that is true it should say "...if it removed one or more enemy strategy markers that turn."
  10. For me it is not an option since it is a dick move
  11. Please post pictures of those bases! I might steal that idea...
  12. I did use the serach function without any luck but at the same time can't believe this hasn't been discussed before. So if I just failed searching, my apologies... In Turf War we divide the table into 4 table quarters. I believe most people do this as shown in the first attached graphic. But what is a quarter? It is not necessarily a square, the strategy text only tells you about quarters which means they must have equal size and you have to divide the whole expanse of the table. That means that a quarter could as well be a triangle. You can divide the table into 4 equal triangles (shown in the second attached graphic) which all have a centerpoint where you can place the marker. Am I missing anything fundamental here or are there really 2 options? If not, how do you decide which option to pick? Do I have to agree with my opponent? It does make a difference for the game choosing either option: Using the squares with corner or flank resp. using the triangles with wedge or standard requires more aggressive play since 3 markers get placed on the centerline.
  13. Hope it's OK to revive this thread for a related question... So it seems we all agree that Hanna can use Adaptive Tatctics to copy an action that a friendly Freikorps Model receives from an upgrade. If she does so (let's say Grenade Belt) and uses the upgrade, does the player need to discard the upgrade? It first felt right to me but looking at the cards I feel like no: Adpative Tactics copies the action, not the whole upgrade. The upgrade card says "discard after use", but that is not part of the copied action. So rule as written you do not discard the upgrade. Am I missing anything?
  14. Had a lot of fun with this list lately: Von Schill Steam Trunk Arik Schoettemer 10 Hannah Lovelace 10 Lazarus 9 Librarian 7 Freikorpsman 5 Prospector 6 3SS I'm falling in love with Lazarus more and more. He gives Cover. He supports melees so well with his grenades - usually you can place the shockwave so that only enemy models get hit - but even if Arik gets hit... free Focus. He is also a great scheme counter being able to destroy scheme markers from more than 10" away without LoS. This crew works so well together.
  15. @psychogeek I think you forgot Assassinate in your initial post.
  16. Prices on the list would be killer.
  17. What was the maximum number of markers for Landmines you needed in one game? I am about to order some...
  18. After reading more into the rules I fear I owe my opponent an apology... I (wrongly) used all the below methods to remove his scrap markers (Mei Feng) and therefore controlled his game. Could you please verify if I understood everything correctly now? Drachentrooper, Clear the area: At the end of this model's activation, it may remove all Corpse and Scrap Markers within 3. This is my only legal way to remove Scrap Markers with Freikorps models, correct? Drachentrooper, Burn it down: Remove all destructible markers within range.... This would only apply to markers like ice pillars, that are described as destructible, and not to scrap markers, correct? Rocket Launcher, Blow it to hell: Drop a blown apart marker within range, then remove any destructible terrain within 2. This would not even apply to ice pillars since they are markers and not terrain, and of course not to Scrap Markers since they are not destructible, correct? Any Model, Interact: Interact can only remove scheme markers, but not scrap markers, correct?
  19. Hard to say. They do have it in my local store in Germany now. Overall the webstore seems to have less than the stores these days.
  20. Agreed and I bet on Freikorpsmann rather than Scouts. They would be much too specific. After all it is supposed to be a starter box.
  21. Some have enforcers instead of a henchman, for example mercenaries and obliteration. But I do agree that Arik is more likely in the box than Hanna or Lazarus.
  22. OMG you have to scroll the last line to the right to see them 😁 Thank you!
  23. Thank you, this is very helpful for me since I am just about to start the crew.
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