Category Archives: Limited/Special Editions

Malifaux: Vintage Pandora

I think the vintage models from Wyrd’s Guilder store may break me from the compulsive need to acquire every limited/special edition/alt model. You can collect Guilders by participating in sanctioned events, usually one for playing, and more for winning. With a total of 35 needed to get all seven currently available models, there’s no way I’ll get them all.

In the summer, I did manage to win a Henchman Hardcore tournament at Games of Berkeley. A Vintage model would be mine!

Vintage Pandora
Vintage Pandora

Pandora is in my faction, plus maybe the coolest of the set. So she was my clear choice.

I tried reverse shading the apparitions, though the faces looked wrong without darkened eyes and mouths. Otherwise, I kept it much the same as my original Pandora.

Malifaux: Alt Bayou Gator


I haven’t been excited enough about Bayou Gators to buy a box. But I’ve got a well-documented obsession with limited editions, so when this became available through a LGS promo I had no choice.

Bayou Gator (alt)
Bayou Gator (alt)

Wyrd’s plastics have gotten a lot better at not having a crapton of tiny pieces, but they still aren’t great at placing seam lines. Right in the middle of the nicely textured skin makes it hard to clean up.

The package came with two head variants – one enjoying a snack, and one boring one. You can guess which I selected.

Malifaux: Hannah


I’m a total sucker for limited editions.  And Malifaux’s skirmish nature means there’s less of a “I’ll never use it” argument holding me back.

The Through the Breach Hannah has been tempting me for quite a while.  The regular model is pretty ungainly, which is both an aesthetic problem and a practical transportation one.  But it’s pretty scarce, and the ebay price was more than I wanted to pay.

Finally, my patience paid off, and I snagged one on sprue for a small premium over the regular Hannah price.  Everyone’s favorite power armored librarian was mine.

Hannah
Hannah

I knew I couldn’t leave the pages blank.  It’s simplistic, but it still adds a bit of character.  I briefly tried doing some kind of magic glow at her finger, but it looked stupid so I washed it off.

Hannah (detail)
Hannah (detail)

I had a chance to play Hannah at the Henchman Hardcore at Adepticon.  My list was:

  • Hannah with Ancient Tomes
  • Nothing Beast with Void Shield
  • Void Wretch
  • Void Wretch

The idea was to bury a key model with Ancient Tomes to steal an activation.  If lucky, bury another with the Nothing Beast, nibble with the Void Wretches, and unbury outside of the Turf War area.  Hannah could also Make a New Entry off of the Nothing Beast’s attack.  It worked out pretty well, and I was able to steal activations from the opposing Henchman several times.  It was also pointed out to me during lunch that I could just sit a model on top of the Void Marker to send the buried model back to the deployment zone, and possibly out of the fight, which I used to good effect in the final round.