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Freikorps Trapper and Librarian Box Sets Needed

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With Trappers being Rare 2 and in the Von Schill box, I think it would make more sense to either sell them as a single, or make a box that contains both a Trapper and Librarian combo.

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1 hour ago, LunarSol said:

With Trappers being Rare 2 and in the Von Schill box, I think it would make more sense to either sell them as a single, or make a box that contains both a Trapper and Librarian combo.

Some of us just want the models by themselves rather than being obliged to take up the Schill set; also the more Librarians the better.

That said, I could go halfway with you for 1 Trapper and 2 Librarians; maybe even a 'Freikorps Special Forces' supplemental set with a Strongarm, Trapper, 2 Librarians and Specialist.

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Strongarm is Rare 1 though, so it seems unlikely.  I think the Trapper being Rare 2 with no limit on the others honestly makes it unlikely to bundle them at all as well, though 1 Trapper and 2 Librarians might work.  The point is, if the set has 1 trapper, you don't HAVE to get Von Schill, but you can get multiple trappers by just buying the box twice.

On a similar note, can I pretty pretty please have a Watcher box?

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12 minutes ago, LunarSol said:

On a similar note, can I pretty pretty please have a Watcher box?

No, not until all of the existing metal watcher models have been purchased.  :P

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58 minutes ago, LunarSol said:

Strongarm is Rare 1 though, so it seems unlikely.  I think the Trapper being Rare 2 with no limit on the others honestly makes it unlikely to bundle them at all as well, though 1 Trapper and 2 Librarians might work.  The point is, if the set has 1 trapper, you don't HAVE to get Von Schill, but you can get multiple trappers by just buying the box twice.

On a similar note, can I pretty pretty please have a Watcher box?

I asked for a Watcher box earlier; they said they'd 'look into it'.

They could drop a Strongarm for another Specialist or Librarian and I'd be fine with that.

 

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What I would expect, if they do anything, is a set with one each of Librarian, Trapper and Specialist. That'll make all the "special" Freikorps from Hired Guns available without making too many new SKUs. I would be very surprised if they double up on one-sculpt-models in this hypothetical box.

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Now a special sculpt trapper or librarian available as a first/second tier freebie on the next sale would test my resolve not to spend any more until I've painted what I have.

At least they're models every faction can use too.

Personally, I don't think a box with all 3 specialists is likely unless they are different sculpts from the hired gun box. Why freikorpsmen were released as a stand alone I don't know. In singles maybe..... But why should they? Von Schill might not be the best master out there but he's not boring to play, and his box set has great stuff in it that compliments every faction. Hopefully it brings those poor souls that obviously made an error in not choosing Outcasts towards the light, even though they were just after a trapper.

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9 hours ago, Manxfaux said:

Why freikorpsmen were released as a stand alone I don't know.

With a few exceptions, all crew boxes have their basic minions available separately. Apart from things like Steam Arachnid and Bayou Gremlins I don't really understand why people want them, but I guess they must sell decently as Wyrd continue to do it.

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Oh well,

let's add more to the ever growing list of not boxed minions

 

16 minutes ago, Bengt said:

I don't really understand why people want them

Sometimes you just don't want the 10th Master or so or open a new faction, because you can hire outside faction (Toshiro for example can bring Punk Zombies to 10 Thunders). It was the same why I purchased now the Onryos seperately. I currently have no intend to Play Resser Yan Lo and want to have full Retainer models to choose from. Also the Onryos are going to buff my Spirits (Komainu / Tengu) I want to run with Yan Lo (depending on the mission).

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It's entirely speculation, but comparing the size of the plastic watcher model to the size of the metal watcher model, I can see the model getting put on the Painful Decisions List: "Are we going to redo the model and redo Hoffman's box set; or are we going to release a box set of three watchers done like this?"  vs "4SS Watcher box set, $12."   :mellow:

Then there's the watcher wing.  The comparison picture from GMorts Chaotica's unboxing:  http://gmortschaotica.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/unboxing-malifaux-hoffmans-of-metal-and.html

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If you follow the link, there's a discussion of two of the proposals that people have put forward for converting the wings on the plastic version.

How many bottles of whiskey are they going to need in the Wyrd offices to deal with the forum feedback if they decide to go back and revise the plastic kits like the Hoffman box and the oversized crouching models? 

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I`ve asked Aaron a while ago for a "Special Forces Box" with a Librarian, a Trapper and a Specialist, cause there is no way to get two Trappers otherwise and if you already own Von Schill as single model, it would be easy to add two of these boxes and getiting a full playable set (+ a Steamtrunkproxy). He was saying that if such a box comes, than after all other currently missing plastics are released.

They thrown in the 2nd Hunter in the Hoffmann box, cause of the rarity, but it would have been more clever to form a box with a Guarian, a Hunter and a Watcher. Now a box with a Guardian and 2 Watchers would be okay as well.

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Wyrd have completely nailed their price points on the box sets - I mean, they're completely insidious.

It's like any master:

"I really want some of the models in that box....so I could spend $30 one just one or 2 models.....but spend another $10-15 and I have a whole other master with a whole new way to play!" rinse and repeat.  They're evil.  Evil, evil, evil.  But it works.  

Personally it's just some of the bigger models like Hannah that I have difficulty with the pricing - why spend $35-40 on a single model when I can have an entire new crew for just a little more?  Guild Hounds are the same - they cost more than Hannah!

But I digress.

The point is - I wonder how many people buy the vS box set just for those models?  They know this is happening, so if it is - why make it easier for us?

Though if people are buying the box set just for this, I'm surprised there aren't loads of Schills and Freikorpsmenn for sale all the time...

 

6 hours ago, Iron Syndicate said:

This totally needs to happen.

I don't have much interest in Von Schill as a Master, but I absolutely need the Trapper and Librarian for my Viks crew...

I have the Viks as well, but sometimes Schill is good if I'm reaching the end of a tournament (or it's game 1) and I'm too tired to think about the precise positioning, synergising and activation order you need in many other crews.  Kinda just want to throw something into the mosh pit, see what he does and watch him not die :P  that, and sometimes I'd prefer Freikorpsmenn over Ronin, even in a viks crew.  But I know what you mean - Augmented Jump is amazing (can charge even when engaged, and leap over terrain/models), but aside from that he doesn't really 'do' anything special.

 

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I am getting my hands on a Male Multi-Part Mini kit.  Reviews say it sizes perfectly with the rest of the Malifaux minis(unlike the female version).  Hopefully I can produce an additional librarian using the kit.  Maybe another Freikorpsmann and a trapper if the parts can be used the way I want them to be. Just need a little putty and away I go. 

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3 minutes ago, olterman said:

Yes give me this box now! I need a Librarian and a trapper. And I don' want Von Shill.

 

You have to stand in the queue with this request I'm afraid.

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You do want Von Schill, you just don't realize it until you play him. It's nice to have a master who just does stuff. He shoots things, he punches things, he makes his crew better, and his crew is pretty darn good to start with. There's not many problems that can't be solved by just shooting them in the face.

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24 minutes ago, Freman said:

You do want Von Schill, you just don't realize it until you play him. It's nice to have a master who just does stuff. He shoots things, he punches things, he makes his crew better, and his crew is pretty darn good to start with. There's not many problems that can't be solved by just shooting them in the face.

Said the man with Levi as his avatar photo ;)

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5 hours ago, daniello_s said:

Said the man with Levi as his avatar photo ;)

Levi is also good at shooting people in the face.

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