Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Another Sunday Session

Another Sunday has passed with some relaxing dice rolling and talking crap (and there was quite a good story discussed this weekend, but I best not say any more!).

I arrived later than normal as I was having a particularly slow day after being at Wedding the night before. There was an open bar at the Wedding reception..... :)

When I got there, a big Wild West game was underway... loads of Mexicans, Indians, Cowgirls and Cowboys! Two new gentleman had also joined us. They were setting up for a game of 40k which lasted them all day!? I took a few pics of the games anyway (no idea of the end result for either):

At the end of the Wild West game, we decided on playing a few games of Malifaux since I had assembled my gangs. I would face Phil first and he had decided to run an Ortega gang. I went with Seamus and his Rotten Belle's.

My force consisted of:

Seamus w\ bag o' tools, red chapel killer and sinister reputation
Copycat Killer
Madam Sybelle w\ bleeding tongue
2 Rotten Belle's

For the Ortega's, I think Phil had:

Papa Loco

We also tried some strategies... the Ortega's would have to sabotage some key buildings, whilst Seamus just had to stop the Ortega's from getting close to the Resurrectionists deployment zone.

I think we started too far away, but that was okay. Worked for me...

My gang are the black models (hiding in the shadows...?? I really need to get back into a painting mood, but I'm having too much fun assembling my new 4Ground buildings). Both of us basically spread out along our deployment zones.

Nino used his special rule to deploy right next to the building to be sabotaged, so I had little chance to stop that.... but he didn't last long. Madam Sybelle let out a blood curdling scream at him as he placed the charge. Seeing him drop to knees with that... she summoned one of her Belles to finish him off....

Perdita and Santiago closed though and started to hurt the Belles.

Seamus headed over to help out after he and the Copycat Killer shot Papa Loco to pieces. There was no way I was letting that guy get close! By now Madam Sybelle has taken more pain than she can handle... but "arise my sweet".... Seamus summons more Belle's....

But the rest of the Ortega's are dead with Perdita somewhat hurt. At Seamus' command the Belle's start to close....

We forgot to set-up a turn counter, so ended the game at that point. Based on our strategies, I had 4VP ( for defending my deployment zone. Phil had 4VP for sabotaging the key building and one other. So a draw. Although... the Ortega's had left a few warm corpses for Seamus.... 

Onto game 2 and this was against Rob who wanted to try Lilith. Uh oh thought I.... I remember playing her a while back and using her dirty trick... (illusionary forest & sudden darkness). This wasn't going to be fun I thought.

Rob ran with..

Mature Nephilim
3 Terror Tots

Anyway, we deployed. Both of us grouping our gangs together. And to make things easy... we just headed straight for each other. I don't even remember what my strategy for this game was... I think I had to get to the Neverborn deployment zone. The set-up:

The Nephilim was quickly into combat, but not before Madam Sybelle's scream put some hurt on him and Lilith. A good start (helped by the fact that I remembered to spend soul stones).

Lilith soon joined the fray, but scarpered not long after as she would have been left isolated at the end of her activation. That wouldn't be a good thing for her....

Unfortunately the dirty trick wasn't helping Rob.... I made sure I stayed together in a tight knit group. If she charged someone.... others would be able to charge her... As it was I had a fright when Seamus killed one of the Tots. The Nephilim wasn't so happy on seeing this and was able to be placed right into base contact with Seamus! Seamus just grinned though... a Nephilim was going to no worry for him. Apart from the splashes of black blood burning everyone though.

Soon it was just Lilith and a Tot left...

Lilith was surrounded and hurting. Seamus was still grinning... So we called it there. Next turn would have probably seen the end of Lilith, although if she activated right, she still could have made someone hurt.

As it was, I don't think either of us had got anywhere near our strategies so 0 VP's each... technically a draw then? :)

I'm enjoying this Malifaux game. Although it was frustrating drawing crap hands every turn. It can really hamstring you if you can't cheat fate. I was hoping to get off a couple of abilities, but just couldn't get the right cards.

As for Seamus and his Belle's... really glad I got them. Am enjoying running them (I know, I need to paint them). The Belle's combined with Madam Sybelle are working well for me and I'm starting to get the hang of using them to compliment each other. Seamus is just nasty :)

The only gang member I'm struggling with is the Nurse. Just can't figure out how to use her yet. Feels like I should be using her to buff my own gang members, but I'm not so sure.... more reading on forums required here I think.

I had also best go read the rules ready for next weekend. We were definitely rusty and I know I made a few rules mistakes with my gang by not reading the cards correctly. Like only being able to shoot once per activation and summoned Belle's are slow on the turn they activate.... whoops.

Until next time.