Starting Out With Malifaux
First proper post so to kick things off here I’ll introduce a brand new game for me – Malifaux. Malifaux is an awesome looking new skirmish level game by manufacturer Wyrd Miniatures. This company have been coming out with fantastic sculpts for a few years now, in fact I have the gorgeous dual sword-wielding Viktoria mini in the to be painted pile for some time. Now they’ve put out a set of rules to go along with these great minis, and it’s a good play by all accounts.
A couple of online purchases later and here’s my little haul:
I was intrigued by the Gothic / Steampunk / Victorian Horror setting and the card-based rules sound refreshing. Entirely diceless would you believe. Anyhow, it was voted best rules or expansion in the Tabletop Gaming News Readers Choice Awards last month, and, with a small startout investment due to its character-based skirmish scale, I couldn’t resist getting a couple of factions.
I’ve gone for Resurrectionists (steampunk undead) and Neverborn (fairytale horror) for starters and I seriously can’t wait to get them assembled and painted. Cracking open the packs I find they’re pretty small, especially compared to the 40K scale Chaos stuff I have mostly been working on, but the sculpt quality is excellent.
As you can possibly make out from my pic above, I’ve gone for the following:
- Neverborn – Pandora, Baby Kade, Candy, and 3 x Sorrows
- Resurrectionist – Nicodem the Undertaker, Zombie Chihuahua, and 3 x Rotten Belles
Seriously, how could I resist getting this kickass mini?
I was a bit of a numpty though and have just discovered that in game the undead chihuahua (!) is a linked minion for another master other than Nicodem. Pah, it looks a blast to paint anyhow and I reckon can still be used in game. I’ll try my damnedest to get a game in before too long and I can post up a review + battle report.
Now I must try to get on with painting them up before I buy some more stuff. Though, maybe just one more Resurrectionist piece to balance them up can’t hurt, surely…