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Greetings and welcome to my blog – thanks for stopping in. . The content of what I will be posting here will be primarily related to table top gaming; i.e. board and miniature games. However I would expect from time to time for it to drift onto topics such as books, movies and video games. The reason for starting the blog is as an exercise to be regularly writing and putting out content. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

ToMB – Month 1 – First Steps on the Path - Collecting

I’ve taken my lead from @mike3838  I will be dividing my updates into three broad categories as outlined in his blog - These are:

Collecting – what I have bought this month
Painting/modeling – exactly what it says on the tin
Gameplay – This will be a mix of theoryfaux, battle report and hopefully a tournament report or two

As discussed before I will be starting with Yan Lo. The first stop on the for purchase is the Masters of the Path box. This adds in a great support peace (Chiaki) as well as some sold minions in the Ashigaru.

Now if I was purchasing the crew completely new I would pick up Toshiro and then review what to add in next as I love the sculpt. Like a growing number of Wyrd model when I first looked at the art for him  I was less than impressed but seeing the sculpt won me round. However I don’t currently own him so I will use what I have ready to go in the form of Izamu. It’s a little cheeky as he is already painted but he is a great model that pumps up my crew to a 41 SS crew which is the minimum to play a scrap.

With those purchases made this is what I currently have for a list

Resurrectionists Crew - 41 - Scrap
Yan Lo -- 6 Pool
 +Decaying Aura [2]
 +Reliquary [1]
Soul Porter [3]
Ashigaru [5]
Ashigaru [5]
Ashigaru [5]
Chiaki the Niece [6]
 +Pull of the Grave [1]
Izamu the Armor [10]
 +Unnerving Aura [1]

Purchases - Masters of the Path Box($35) and Izamu - The Armor ($16) total spend $51. Budget carried over to next month: $9.

I’m off to Smog Con this weekend to which looks to be a top few days. I’m signed up with Nicodem for the story encounter (provided I can turn up on time) and the will be in the main Malifaux tournament. Then I hope to have a good mooch and drink some beer as well as get a few demos in a avoid spending to much on new toy soldiers. If I can I will try to meet up with some of the other ToMB for a first game or 2.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Tale of a Malifaux Blogger - Month 0

In an effort to fit in with the cool kids in Malifaux I’ve put my hat into the ring for the Tale of a Malifaux Blogger competition that will be running for the next 6 months. Rules can be found here for those that are interested or

It is in essence to write a blog as you do a slow grow of models for Malifaux as you purchase them (or in my case assemble models I have purchased and not painted yet.  Most bloggers have started with one master and in my case this will be Yan Lo. I’m not entirely certain of his play style as it underwent some revisions during the play test. The official rules for him come out this week and I’ll post up my thoughts then but a cursory glance of his last rules he was looking to be a solid tough to kill master (as you would expect from the Ressers) who could lead a thematic elite crew (I can see him  becoming the go to master for Reckoning).

The reason I’ve decided to start with him is due to his duel faction status. I have almost all of my Wave 1 Ressers painted but need to start work on my Wave 2 models as well as pick up a Kirai crew which will provide some good synergy for Yan Lo. I also have Lucas McCabe and Jackob “the new filth” Lynch assembled looking for a good home as well so I can put these into this project as I go for painting.

Being a moderate painter I like to pick a colour for my crews to tie them together as well as basing. It’s going to be blue for the 10 Thunders and the yellow for Ressers (my Ressers that is). Each other master will keep the signature primary colour from there factions plus the blue for 10T. Basing will be the original faction of the model.

The good news is that the local scene has got about 4-5 new players interested in Malifaux at the moment so I hope to stick to these rules when playing those guys and becoming Mr Suitcase or “that guy” and keep the games with the newbies fun.

I think that the only other blog covering Yan Lo can be found here - should you want to compare (though it looks very similar to start with!)