Welcome to this week's rendition of Hobby Thursday. Every Thursday, I take the time out of my busy schedule to throw myself into the hobby side of wargaming. The topics may vary week to week, but usually it'll be 40k related. However, not this week!
Not 40k related? Bah! Looks like I lost a bunch of readers there. Haha. Oh well. Anyway, this week, I'm focusing on a new game that a few of my friends and I have started. The game is called Malifaux. It was created by Wyrd Miniatures a couple years ago to go with the minis they already had created. And we're really excited!
The skirmish-based rules appeal to us greatly, especially after we've spent so much money on our 40k armies. So only having to buy a starter set and maybe a couple of blister packs after that (maybe $50-60 total), I can't complain too much at all. Its pretty amazing. Mordheim affordability comes to mind (amazing game btw).
I waltzed into Misty Mountain Games to buy my last Dreadnought and Ross was sitting behind the counter admiring his newly painted crew (one of the other guys at the store painted them for him, but I forget his name). Ross then proceeded to play a game of Malifaux with a few more guys and that was all she wrote. He taunted and hooked me on that game. So I went over to the shelves where the Malifaux stuff was and spent the next few hours asking questions about the game, the crews, and the models. I narrowed my choices down to Viktoria's Mercenaries, Lilith's Brood, or the Ortega Gunslingers. And I decided to go with these wonderful guys:
These guys are essentially succubi (daemons), which are part of the faction Neverborn (5 total Factions). They are technically called Nephilim. The Nephilim are close combat oriented and that is a big plus for me. The real deciding factor for me was the new expansion book and it contained 4 new units for me to use with this crew, but two of those don't have models yet. Anyway, I ended up buying both books, the starter box thing and some additional models because I'm not patient enough to wait for the official models to arrive. Plus, I thought these Reaper Models looked the part well.
Obviously they aren't painted, nor are all of the miniatures shown. But you need built miniatures to play the game! So I spent most of the day cleaning up the models and gluing them together. For the most part, the Wyrd Miniature models are amazing casts with very few instances of mold lines. The only complaint I have with them is that some of the models are really tiny, and such, very difficult to put together. Some of the pieces don't look like they fit together flush (nothing a little greenstuff can't handle), but overall, excellent models.
In addition, I put together another friend's (Brandon) crew. He picked the "Legion of Sorrow" to play. Zach (another friend) will be playing the "Cult of December" and Jeremy decided on "The Death Marshals". We have another guy that wants to play as well (Eric), but he's undecided on what crew he wants. There are supposedly another 15-20 players at Misty Mountain, as all the Warmachine gamers play this as well. So there won't be a shortage of games if I should choose.
Here is a picture of Brandon's crew master Pandora. She was a pain in the ass to put together, as all those flaming skulls are not attached to the cube (Pandora's Box, get it?). Had to pin those $%*#ers on there. Took an hour and a half to get them to stay put. Needless to say, he's happy but I wasn't. As much as I like the model, even enough to paint, I don't ever want to put that thing together ever again. lol! :D
Anyway, see you next week! January 1st is the beginning of the "Crusade in 61 Days" painting project, which starts in about 24 hours from now. So more than likely, next week's blog post will be in regards to my progress in the project. Have a great night everyone!