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:
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