Hi there all,
So we’re into the second month of ToMB and I get to buy some more models. My first batch of Gremlins are still at the same stage of painting as they were last week. Nearly there as you can see. Just details and a few layers of shading and highlighting to go.
Into The Bayou
I ventured out into the Bayou in search of some of the keenest Gremlin minds. Out here nothing but sticky mud and silence. Where there were birds no birds. Twisted agonized trees struggle for air and nourishment amid the choking undergrowth. Stuck in the cracked silt the shapes of dead and dying things, etching claws, fins and scales into the earth, cutting the sky into wings agitating the stillness. Focusing my attention ahead through the green brown decaying slick murk of the water I make out two shapes. A faint sound escapes the leaden gravity of the air and reaches desperately for my ears as if attempting to escape an unseen pursuer. It is ‘The Edit Song’ popularized on the chasing Bacon Podcast. The other figure now comes into focus. He appears to be tearing and clawing at a book. ripping and slashing at the pages while muttering a litany of hatred for the title “How to play Bushido”
Here then I have found the two gurus of all things Gremlin. Chris (lemonboyfaux) and Dom (@dumb_luck89 ) Both have given me some excellent advice on my first forays into Malifaux. I have taken all this sagely advice on-board, spent hours reading and re-reading the stat cards for my crew, played one Vassal game, arranged another and made my decision. This month I have the $25 plus my change from the first month. So I will be buying a pack of 3 Young La’Croix and Lenny to add to my crew. In fact I will only be using one of the Young La’Croix as a totem for Ophelia. so the other 2 will remain on the bench for now. They add a lot of versatility to Ophelia and can use her Upgrade cards and, if I understand correctly hand off weapons to her. Lenny, I realize, is probably not the best tactical option immediately but I love the model and price wise I was able to get him. Next month I will probably add the Skeeters that I suspect would be a better tactical option than Lenny, but I was $2 short!