Author Archives: David Wilkinson

Spawn

I had more fun with techincal paints again can you tell :)


Bayou Bear – SNAP!!

After McTavish it seemed fair to do some Swampfiends so it has to be the Gators.

Stats

So these guys are surprisingly big on medium bases and for a cost of 5 points they are as expected very average stats-wise. Although their Wp is on the low side (gremlin faction again :( ). No surprises for the cost.

Abilities

So what about their abilities then:

Melee Expert – This makes them pretty scary as they are coming in with 3 attacks on the charge.

Ruthless – Handy that they can ignore Wp duels during their activation, so horror is less scary.

Insignificant – Such a shame they can’t take Interact actions, but then they don’t have hands.

Unimpeded – You try stopping something made of nothing but teeth and muscle!!

Attack Actions

Fearsome Jaws – An average Ml attack across the board (with decent range though), what makes them scary is their triggers.

  • Death Roll – Rams – Hands out a positive flip for damage.
  • Swallow Whole – Crows – Nasty trigger, if you inflict severe damage then kill the target unless they discards 2 cards. This works on 2 levels, as it means you get to kill a model OR they sacrifice some cards. Both are good in the right situation.

Drag Under – exact same stats as the Jaws attack BUT it takes up all 3 Ml actions a gator can take. It does present a slightly better damage track plus;

  • Held Under - Crows – Hands out paralyze on top of the damage.
Tactical actions

Ambush – Zero action that allows the model to push 3” in any direction if they discard a card. This does help make the gators actually move pretty fast. With a healthy threat range if they do this.

Crews

Obviously anything that likes swampfiends such as Zorida and McTavish are going to like some Gators. As they generally don’t need to worry about being boosted they are happy going about their business so don’t so can work in any list.

Overall

Generally they make for some nasty model hunting. They have the potential of catching people off guard with the range of their movement and the amount of damage they can kick out. They are becmong one of my favourite models in the game for what is a very simple glass cannon :)

 


Bayou Bear – McTavish

Everyone needs a hobby and if that hobby is looking after gators who are we to judge? Today I am going to be looking at McTavish.

Stats

He is OK statswise, decent wounds with good Df and average Wp. His movement is pretty average. But at 10 points it is his abilities that will make him what he is.

Abilities

So what about his abilities then:

Penetrating Stench – Enemy models within 6” cannot take Focus or Defensive actions, very nasty for those trying to gain bonuses shame he couldn’t have been smellier and have a bigger area :)

Unimpeded – He ignores movement penalties for severe terrain, means his average speed is not too much of an inhibition.

The Swamp Is Our Home – Friendly models of the Swampfiend variety gain: Lay of the Land, which is what the Bushwhackers have so cover against everything BUT melee attacks.

Attack Actions

Git ‘Em! – Decent Ml attack with great range and a damage track that is reasonable as well. He also has some nice trigger as well;

  • Death Roll – Rams – Damage flip receives a positive flip.
  • Swallow Whole – Crows – If you inflict severe damage,then the model is killed unless it discards 2 cards.

Hunting Rifle – Another decent attack (shooting this time) and again very good range and a better damage track than the melee one. He also gets to ignore cover AND does not randomize when shooting into engagements.

  • My Loyal Scouts – Masks – Allows you to boost your duel total for each friendly Swampfiend within 6″ and LoS of the target
Tactical actions

Hunting Screen – Zero action that places a Hunting Screen Marker in base contact with him. This creates a small area of soft cover that is removed if he takes the action again.

Gator Snack – Another zero action, discard a Corps/Scrap/Scheme Marker within 3″ to push this him into base contact with it before discarding it and then flip a card to apply one of following dependent on the suite:

  • Rams – He may perform a 1 ap attack.
  • Crows – Heals 2 damage.
  • Tomes – Draw 1 card.
  • Masks – Push him in any direction a small distance.
Upgrades

Obviously being a Gremlin he has access to the likes of dirty cheater if you like but he does have 2 specific upgrades worth considering.

Cute critters – 1 SS – Gives McTavish an Attack Action:

Wrangle Critter – Needing a 6 to achieve TN and resisting against Wp (and average range) which allows you to target non-Leader pig or Swampfiend model to perform an action that cannot declare triggers BUT gains positive flips for any duels.

Very nice as it allows for some manoeuvring and then unleashing attacks or dropping scheme markers on models you have placed in position earlier. Better yet making Gracie hit again in-between her activation AND reactivate

Remember can be used offensively against other gremlin crews or Neverborn of the Zordida kind.

Mud toss – 1 SS – Gives McTavish an Attack Action:

Tossed in the Mud – Has the same stats as Wrangle Critter but allows you to remove 1 Condition on a target. Incredibly useful as Gremlins don’t have much chance to do this.

Mud Bucket – tomes – After succeeding, friendly Gremlin close by may take a wound to allow you to take the action again.

Crews

Henchmen (leader or not) he likes Swampfiends so he will naturally work well with Zordida as they can share them. Otherwise you will want at least a couple of Bayou Gators near by, just for the theme as well as they all hit very hard.

Overall

McTavish sits in that very sweet spot for gremlins namely 10pt models that hit like a tonne of bricks. Whiskey Golem, Gracie, Mancha and himself all come in this category and to be honest we are spoilt for choice as all have their uses. McTavish is very good at holding an area as anything that comes close will be smacked around a LOT. So if the opponent wants to get rid of him they are going to need  more resources to shift him than most will be willing to do with the expense of ignoring the rest of the crew.

 


Aveng-Orks Assemble!

Always one to keep my eye open for some fun stuff, stumbled across Teacher by Day, Wargamer by Night.

Who happened to have these amazing ork conversions :)

Uncanny likeness I think you will agree!

To check out more individual pictures head on over to the blog using the link – The Marvel Super Ork Meganobs.


Beared-itorial

A slow week this week as the count down to Bear Holiday begins, work drags so much…

Malifaux

Mr Eric James is getting busy on both Twitter and Facebook with so much wave 2 artwork starting to come through. All of it looked cool but we are only interested in the important bits.

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That is one big drumstick!! Very very cool but also surprisingly realistic I was expecting something with a touch more humour in it.
Then we have this
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Now that is a sexy rider

Infamy

My word is the Infamy KS exploding, you can check it out here. Certainly looks like we will have a well supported game coming out of this and that James isnt promising the moon with his stretch goals as well..

Remember you can listen to James on podcast as well, so go have a listen here.

Paint/hobby Corner

More 10T painting, although I will shortly be looking at how to paint up the odd bits of Arcanists I have.

I did manage to get a game in with Marcus this week, came to an end as we ran out of time but he is lots of fun but he needs a bit more variation outside of his boxset it is too elite of a box I need some cannonfodder or at least some cheaper minions.

Not that I wasnt impressed with the beasts especially the humble Jackalope the thing is a great annoyance. The other thing is the timing on Myranda and her shape shifting, never feels the right time to drop her especially with what she brings to the table. But an extra hitty beast and 4 extra cards from the upgrade does mean I spend a lot of time agonising over when to drop.

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Also don’t forget to Visit the Outpost, our friendly Yorkshire-based (don’t hold that against them) gaming centre spon


#WAAC update 9

WAAC

Here we are at update 9, 2 months into the fund-raising and we but 6ish weeks away from the weekend of WAAC. Would love to hear how people are getting involved.

WAAC Dice

They are here, so I will be spending the weekend trying to get them into bags and sent out next week :)
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WAAC Wear

Everyone needs to show their WAAC support with some WAACWear, grab your t-shirt, mug at the WAACWear Shop.

Painting Competition

Still time to take part in the painting competition find out how HERE

Templates

The WAAC templates are going fast so make sure you get yours as once they are gone they are gone.

Prize Support

No new prizes this week, but I am still trying to get more :)

Places taking part

The list of places you can take part in WAAC is still growing and below is a full list for you to check out. So make sure you find your local, and if they are not on the list. Let me know :)

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We also have Crow Valley Crusaders taking part in sunny Wales, as well as the Southampton Sluggaz.

We have Tanelorn WG Club in London, Worhamma in the NE looking to be getting involved some how as well :)

Know of a club or store I don’t have on here? Then please either get in contact with me or get them to contact me, so we can make this a truly UK (maybe world) wide event for MacMillan.

Any donation know matter the size will get you a raffle ticket to win some very cool prizes


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