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Friday Preview - Horomatangi

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Happy Friday Wyrdos!  Today we have a preview of a pretty awesome Dual Faction Commander, Horomontangi.  Let's take a look!

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Horomatangi is an ancient, powerful creature from Malifaux. It arrived on Earth in the mid-sixteenth century and immediately started terrorizing the Maori people. It was a mighty spellcaster in Malifaux, and it was the ruthless overlord of a long string of half-sunken islands. It used sheer power to command the mewling members of the Gibbering Hordes that were unlucky enough to live in its domain.


Unfortunately for Horomatangi, all of this was lost when it arrived on Earth. For years it tried to reclaim some semblance of power by attacking the locals of New Zealand, but to no avail. Eventually, it was defeated by the Ngaatoro sisters and fell into a deep sleep in a crevice of the ocean.


The arrival of the Burning Man on Earth brought with it an infusion of magic that woke the mighty Horomatangi from hundreds of years of sleep. It is now regaining some of its old power and reclaiming dominion over the Hordes, and it has pledged its service to the Burning Man in the hopes of replenishing its atrophied magical power.


On the table, Horomatangi can serve either the Cult of the Burning Man or the Gibbering Hordes. Unlike most Commanders, Horomatangi is a Titan and has less Scrip to hire its forces.

Horomatangi makes up for this deficiency with its incredible power. Its high Armor of 12, which increases to an amazing 13 in Glory, makes this ancient beast incredibly difficult to hurt.

Defense is not Horomatangi's specialty, however: violence is. It is dangerous either in melee or at range, and its passive Cloud of Steam Ability ensures that it is dangerous for enemies to even be in proximity to Horomatangi.


The Bellow of Command Action is a potent Morale Action that can provide a big bonus to allies or a big penalty to enemies. Alternatively, Horomatangi might choose to simply lay waste to its foes with an endless assault generated by its Mighty Willpower Action.

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45 minutes ago, Monkeysword said:

This dinosaur sorcerer is really COOL!!!

Who are the Ngaatoro sisters?

They're from one of the original Horomatangi myths.

And they're absolutely a Shobijin reference as well, because... Kaiju.  ;)

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1 hour ago, Mason said:

they're absolutely a Shobijin reference as well, because... Kaiju ;)

Gasundhieht!! 

 

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I was reading his stat card again the other day.... He is so good it's almost offensive. 

Luckily I will be playing Hordes as well as Abyssinia, so I guess I can forgive his Stompy-ness 🙂 

 

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49 minutes ago, Bizzrak said:

I was reading his stat card again the other day.... He is so good it's almost offensive. 

Luckily I will be playing Hordes as well as Abyssinia, so I guess I can forgive his Stompy-ness 🙂 

 

He is extremely good (one of my top 2 favourites to play in the kickstarter beta), but you are playing 3 scrip down and since he's NOT a Champion he's relying entirely on his great Armor and extra Asset slot (for being a Titan) to keep him alive, though holding more Assets means he takes up even more of your scrip lol. He has some of the highest damage output to make up for that, though.

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*eyes the dragon in awe*

Well... And here I thought I wasn't going to have anything to truly pull me into this game. 

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What are HOROfying dragon! Can't wait to devour some freshly steamed humans with him...

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On 4/27/2018 at 3:00 PM, retnab said:

He is extremely good (one of my top 2 favourites to play in the kickstarter beta), but you are playing 3 scrip down and since he's NOT a Champion he's relying entirely on his great Armor and extra Asset slot (for being a Titan) to keep him alive, though holding more Assets means he takes up even more of your scrip lol. He has some of the highest damage output to make up for that, though.

 

Since I play him with Hordes (for now), 3 point deficit, and the extra script is somewhat offset by Endless Numbers... In theory anyway. 

His damage as you said is  crazy, and he has so many friggin' tools. Bellow of Command is Ridiculously good!

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