A Change In Direction

Monday, October 29, 2012

While Sandy doesn't appear to be changing direction, I've decided to put my hobby efforts into something other than 40k (and it's been long over due):

After a recent re-reading of the rulebook, I decided it was time to finish assembling my Cult of December and begin painting them. Nearly all of them have been pinned and attached to their appropriate Dragon Forge bases. The models are great but I was a little too heavy-handed with the soft metal on a couple, which then required some minor sculpting with green stuff to patch up. Nothing too difficult to deal with.

I don't have any pictures from this past week but maybe with this storm rolling into town this week I'll have some more time to document my progress. That will all depend on whether (weather) or not the power & internet stay on -- according to the forecast from a few moments ago when I checked, I live pretty close to where they anticipate this storm/hurricane to hit, so we'll see what happens. Either way, with or without power, I've got pleanty of models to paint and hopefully enough flashlights and firewood to paint by.

I just have to say, the second read through the rules everything seemed to click. Malifaux really is a great game and absolutely worth looking into if you're looking for a change of pace. The rules are air tight, no RAI vs RAW arguments, and the poker deck mechanic is awesome (especially if you're tired of losing on what seems to be the last dice roll). Fundamentally, it's a different game from 40k, but in a good way. You still have all the hobby elements of building and painting a crew, and despite having far fewer models, there is still a great deal of strategy involved and discovering all the fun & effective combo's with your toy soldiers. I can't wait to get my crew painted up and playing more games.

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