Tinkering the Engineers (S3) – Locus

I feel with the engineers we need to focus on one spot….Say hello to Locus


He is slow, normal big guy slow, his TAC is average. His DEF is meh but he does bring 2 ARM which is good and his INF is average. His standout stat is his healthy KICK for a big guy although like all engineers the distance is not amazing but he should succeed most of the time.


Gravity Well – An unusual ability when an enemy ends an advance engaging him, he can push them towards him. This does allow you to mess slightly with your opponent’s location. However a canny opponent can use this against Locus so be weary of it.

Reanimate – Seen on plenty of the Engineers, just means he is that little bit harder to take out and a little bit more of an INF sink against the hitty teams.

Stoic – Allows him to ignore the first push he suffers each turn, has it uses but more effective against certain models.


He has plenty of momentum generating choices (all columns have MP), easy access to knock down as well as lots and lots of pushes, he can also cause some damage although it will not be picked often if you want momentum. He also has access to a momentous tackle (with a push) which could be very handy to get the ball and then stop all retaliation.


Destructive Impulse – Costs 2 INF, The target suffers some damage and also a push. A nice way of freeing up Locus or just messing with enemies location. While the damage is a nice little bonus.

Remote Control – Costs 2 INF, Allows you to target a free ball and make a kick from the point of the ball. This is such an interesting play as the ball could be free from kick-off or after a goal. This makes him a nice choice to dealing with this play (and your opponent will need to play round it).


An amazing looking model, who certainly brings plenty of MP generation to the team and of course more knock downs and pushes (for when minefield is up). What really stands out for him is Gravity Well which although situation has the potential to mess just a little with opponents positioning and in a game where positioning is king it could be big.

His plays are really nice although Remote Control is not going to happen too often unfortunately. While Destructive Impulse is better when Gravity Well has done its job. Although situational it is always worth remembering that a certain other team member can borrow these plays to make the possible utility much greater.

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Up a Creek

Flock & Awe Podcast

Well the hobbit decided to have a social life, which means we are without our Napoleon.. So come join the train wreck that is what happens when an exhausted new dad, a grumpy GW Fan Boy and Ryan try to stay on track and talk about hobby…

Also Ryan is going to get killed by his wife…


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Drowned Earth

Flock & Awe Podcast

Welcome to the latest episode of the podcast equivlanet of a Lada! This time we have a very special guest the guys from Drowned Earth talking about their KS and new game! ITs already funded but we are still claiming our 100% success rate for KS appearing on the show.



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Boardmatz Kickstarter

A little plug for our sponsors that are spreading their wings and moving into the world of gaming mats in a big way.

Thats right they have their own Kickstarter which is already funded and still plugging along. Loads of time left but why not grab yourself a bargain of a gaming mat and help a little guy become bigger.

Also there is a reward that means Spuddy has to go to an even dressed in just a mat and who doesn’t want to see that?

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Another week gone as we trundled towards the inevitable conclusion we need more SHINY!

Lots seem to be happening in the hobby recent with lots of exciting and tempting things have been cropping up.

Relic Knights is hitting the KS trail again for their version 2 rules and resculpt, having only just dipped into the game I am interested to see how it goes. Although the starter set does look pretty cool..

GW continue with some amazing minis and I am sure a lot of people are eager to see where 40K is going very interesting times there.

Mythos always worth a nod as they close in on the release of models and the game is still shaping up to be a great system.

PP well that is a faction out of the nowhere, the Grymkin are certainly unique for the IK world but obviously there is that massive apparent nod towards a certain malifaux faction. A lot of people seem to be ‘annoyed’ by this but it is all based around fairy tales anyway. I for one welcome our new lords although some of the models are a bit swing and a miss.


Shout out to our sponsors Leodis Games we are being all busy and generous!! First up they are giving away either an Alt Nicodem or Alt Bishop! when you spend some cash-monies on the store and considering how much these models can go for on the open market spending £10 on shiny for a chance to win is vvvvvvvvvvvery nice

They have also started a nice T-Shirt range which is looking pretty cool if I do say so myself. You can check them out here Leodis-apparel.

Games This Week

Not many games recently but I have been demoing Relic Knights to a fair number of people and seems to going well. Hopefully the new KS doesnt destroy that with super long wait times like the first KS did.

Hobby This Week

Painting many things at the moment, I have a couple of Gaslands cars I have meant to get sorted finally getting some love. While the Stormcasts are also getting some love as well as its been a while.

I have also been making tentacles everywhere for the Cryx army I seem to have got back into. Thank goodness for the Green Stuff World tool for making them 🙂

Make sure you check out my sponsors the best malifaux shop around and also carrier of many other shiny things 🙂 all at a great price. Please order using the link below I get a warm glow and hopefully we get a bricks and mortar store sooner 😉