Friday, 7 February 2014

Tale of Malifaux Bloggers - Initial Purchases

Its all a bit confusing for me this #ToMBs lark.  Not sure if I am supposed to be posting stuff now or not.  Well I will anyway and just get shouted at after the fact.

So as I said last post I have decided to play Collodi, mainly because he is a very different style of master to my other two main ones in Misaki and McMourning.  Of course it wouldn't be fun unless I put some restrictions on myself so I will only be taking models with the PUPPET characteristic as I just don't see him working with things that he can't control. This basically means that I can take all the Effigies and from the Arcanist faction I can get Mannequins and Coryphee.  Just probably not this month :)

Which of course brings up the thorny question of what to buy and when.  Well thats what Excel is designed for isn't it?  Yes I went and built a colour coded spreadsheet to detail my month on month purchases, keep track of the overall budget and generally make me look like a sad loser.  I didn't put any pivot tables in it though.
Anyway, what does this paragon of spreadsheets say.

Well for the first month I get $60 to spend and I can see no better way of spending it than on the Collodi boxed set ($37) and a proxy for Vasilisa ($13) which gives me $10 to carry over to next month.  These are all models that I will pretty much use every game I play with him so it makes an excellent core to the crew.  I might not put all the Wicked Dolls and Marionettes on the table to start with but chances are I will be summoning in as well.  Wonder if I can use the scrap counters before Ramos does?

Models ready to be build and based.

As I already had all the models that I needed I was able to just go ahead and get them cleaned up and based.  Unfortunately with the wonderful weather we are having here in the UK at the moment I haven't been able to get them undercoated. 

And here they are built based and ready for some undercoat action (only 4 pins in Collodi!!).
The trickiest model to source was of course Vasilisa as she was the one model in the crew that needed a proxy from the outset.  Fortunately I have a big list of alternative model suppliers and I found this beauty in the Tale of War Range.

She is called Lissete, Puppet Angel and is a really lovely model, perfect for Collodis new Henchman (Henchlady?  Hench Puppet?)   I especially like the Jack in the Box that comes with her.

All of this puppet goodness weighs in at a whopping 31 stones.  Mmm, not so good that.  Still with some upgrades and cache it should be good for some 40ss games and I'll probably have activation advantage, at least to start with :)

Next time I'll talk about the potential colour schemes and perhaps even get some basecoats on a model.


  1. Cant beleive you didnt but in some pivots!!!

  2. The proxy looks good. As for priming in this marvelous weather. don't you own and airbrush?