Skinning the Hunters – Ulfer

Pretty sure Ulfer is what happens when someone eats too much raw meat..

Stats

He has average speed, below average TAC but his DEF is average (but no ARM). His KICK is about average as is his INF. Unusually his playbook is much longer than his basic TAC but this is dealt with in this abilities.

Traits

Light footed – Means he doesn’t need to worry about terrain which is a great help to one of the better goal threats in Hunters.

Blood scent – A great ability that means if he damages an enemy model he gets a boost to his KICK brining him into the striker stat range which brings his threat range to 19”!

Lone Hunter – While he is not within 4” of a friendly model he gains a TAC bonus which means he can start to hit those higher playbook choices. So if he wants to join up with his friemds, he is going to need singled out on the board to help him out.

Ambush – A new ability for the game and a powerful one, if he charges then the enemy model needs to spend more MP to activate Defensive Stance. Which makes it a tougher choice to take a hit on the MP count or accept the hit (especially as if placed right he can avoid counter attacks with his dodges).

Playbook

An interesting playbook, which does OK MP generation (3/5 columns). He has plenty of access to dodges while he also has some tackles although momentous one will be tough to get without a charge or if he is on his own! He does a little bit of damage but he is all about the dodges.

Plays

Where’d They Go – Costs 1 INF or 1 GB (2 hits), This makes him pretty nippy and not a terrible goal threat as well which is always handy to have. But can also get him out of trouble for little cost.

Overall

A lone wolf for the hunters who is a little bit of a damage dealer but really he is a striker who has the potential to score from distance away (one of the best in the team). He does nicely go about as a scalpel for the team but rather than heavily cut the team. He is going for the ball, he really likes what Skatha brings to the table as she can make him so much faster especially with the extra dodges she gives to him.

Overall a great striker that is less on training wheels as Mist and Flint.

Make sure you check out Leodis Games for all your Guild Ball Goodness.

Skinning the Hunters – Snow

I am going to resist any puns with this one don’t want them snowballing towards the wolf..

Stats

Standard speed really and low TAC as you would expect from a mascot. Her DEF is average and no ARM. While INF is pretty standard for a mascot while the KICK is actually not bad even if the distance is very poor.

Traits

Pack Mentality – A small-sized aura around her but very powerful, as long as guild models are not knocked down if they take damage they can take a dodge towards her. Pretty powerful if it gets the friend out of range. Easily forgotten ability for both Hunter and opponent. But one worth remembering.

Oooh…Ball – If the ball is free during the turn and within her Jog she gets to make a free Jog towards the ball. A nice ability that means you can control the ball a bit better. Can leave her open though so use it cautiously.

Playbook

Lots of momentum generation from the wolf. And a 1 hit momentous tackle is always handy while on the charge you could expect a wrap which is going to give you 2 momentum, which is nothing to sneeze at.

Plays

Feral Instincts – Costs 1 INF, a pretty nasty ability to have around. Possibly even greater than Tooled Up as having anatomical precision on tap is very nasty. Removing ARM from anyone is going to make them nervous with some of the players the Hunters have around.

Overall

A real support piece of a mascot is the faithful hound/wolf, she wants to be almost central to the team to get the most out of Pack Mentality but also means she has greatest scope to use Oooh Ball.

While her play can really ruin one models day but does throw up some tough choices. Ooh..Ball is more powerful if she hasn’t activated yet as she can move the ball into a safer place when she does activate rather than being stuck somewhere with a large target on her.

But then her play wants to go early so the rest of team can abuse it more. But this will like most things come down to timing her activation just right.

Make sure you check out Leodis Games for all your Guild Ball Goodness.

Beared-itorial

Happy 40K weekend everyone!! I imagine there is going to be a flood of 40K content everywhere for the immediate future, so go out and enjoy some positivity around GW for a change 🙂

The Farmers are finally up for pre-order after what seems like an age waiting for them. Go check them out at our friends Leodis Games, the price is super surprising for what you are getting. So go grab a bargain..

Games This Week

Attended a Trailblazer event for Wild West Exodus locally, didn’t actually get a demo as was super busy..but had a great chat with the boys who turned up and got a free mini 🙂

Hobby This Week

Continuing with the DG, it’s getting close to my birthday and getting my hands on the BoP box so hoping to clear some more before I get another 30 marines to paint 🙂 and 40K DG to paint up….I may have a problem.

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Beared-itorial

Well back after a bit of break and writers block, not that I write too much but hopefully I can get back into the groove…

So we are hurtling towards new 40K release and I have to say, I can’t remember a more positive outcome from the internet in any of the releases I can remember.

Have GW finally hit on a winning formula to keep everyone happy? Probably not but they still make some dam sexy models.

I recently got my hands on an Imperial Knight and I have to say it has to be one of my favourite kits to put together an absolute joy!

Speaking of GW, we have all been recently been playing around with Shadow wars and it is proving addictive. Small quick brutal games (getting 3 games in an evening including set up and book-keeping) are always great but getting to use the models from all those failed armies has to be a huge win as well 😉

Mythos

Mythos is here and boy are the models sexy! (Review coming soon) For those that missed out on the kickstarter the guys have gone to retail and have a pre-order up on their website https://paranoid-miniatures.myshopify.com/ so you everyone can get there shiny on 😉

 

Games This Week

No games this week, been pretty uneventful time recently

Hobby This Week

Trundling on with my Death Guard and managed to get over 1000 points painted which is impressive for me. Thinking of continuing with them for the time being but hopefully I don’t hit a wall with them as really enjoying painting them.

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#MythosDay First Look

Happy Mythos Day everyone.

Kickstarter pledges are raining down upon the masses.

Now I will be doing full reviews of the models when I actually get home and budding. But for now some Fan boy style gushing over a box of goodies 😉

The Rulebook

So it is soft back (but with card cover) while the pages are pretty thick and good quality. The printing is also good and the artwork looks so much better in real life than the digital versions in the pdf.

Cards

We have already covered the different cards in the rules review but in reality life they are really nice.

The station cards are huge and certainly have plenty of space for nice big bold text for those blind among us.. while the tracker cards are small enough to fit in a plastic sleeve with no issue. For easy marking, although I may laminate mine.

The extra quick guide cards are also a nice touch saves flicking through the book for the sanity table.

Models

Now for what we are here for the models, on first inspection mold and flash are pretty low on these models in generally. The resin as you can see captures sooooo much detail it’s scary, so crisp and well spot on. Painters are going to have a whale of a time with these bad boys.

So I will leave you with shiny model pictures till I do my full review of the Cult and Wild born…enjoy;