The FLGS had some old M1.5E boxes on sale for 80% off. Burt’s been on my buy list, so it was pretty hard to say no to.
I took Burt to the Enforcer Brawl at Adepticon. In that format, you get a single Enforcer with an upgrade and get tossed onto a standard Malifaux table with 4-8 players. You get points for killing and wounding other models and lose points for dying. If you die, you come back on a random table edge on your next activation. I was hoping that his relatively low points cost would keep him from being a priority target, since you get bonus points for hitting more expensive models. It didn’t really work though. It turned out that people mostly took shots at whoever was available, and Burt didn’t have the staying power to live for very long. Good times were had, many Burts were slaughtered.
Now in its thirdyear, let’s take a look at my hobby work over the past year.
I started the hobby year working through the Malifaux Black Friday order and getting a few things ready for Adepticon. Then the queue got real. In 2015 I felt I had been a little too stingy at Adepticon. Let’s just say I didn’t have that problem this year.
I played in a Treacherous Ties event at Games of Berkeley recently, where you pick a small crew lead by an out-of-faction Henchman. I wanted to bring Old Cranky, but didn’t have the model, so I lived without it. When I managed to win the event, I knew fate was telling me to pick up Old Cranky with the prize money.
Naturally, I haven’t played another game with Gremlins since. But I haven’t played against Gremlins and Old Cranky, and boy is he a beast. A lot of buffs in a small-stone package.
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.
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.