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Once upon a Wednesday #1, Malifaux Outcasts

Back when the blog was not even a month old, I posted this complete project:

The models above represent an old gang box, and an additional figure, a man named Sue. You can see which one that is.

Back then I wrote: Even with 20+ years of wargaming experience I found the Malifaux rulebook so perplexing that I have yet to play a game. However I don’t regret the purchase and painting of these excellent figures for one second.

That sentiment still stands; I have never played Malifaux, and I enjoy having these models around!

Casting a critical eye over the models, I like how I did the basing, but the base rims could have used more attention. I also think I would paint Veronica’s red coat better if I was doing that today – more like Gottfret’s cloak.

Also, I couldn’t tell you what colours I used on those Malifaux models, but at least I’ll never forget Montbard’s!

6 comments on “Once upon a Wednesday #1, Malifaux Outcasts

  1. theimperfectmodeller
    March 11, 2020

    Excellent, you’re up and running! Nice figures and I agree about the base rims. A simple thing to improve upon which of course you have. Interesting looking back and being objective.

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    • davekay
      March 11, 2020

      It was fun to go back – more fun than I had expected in fact and it was nice to pick up things I would do differently or better if I was painting them today

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  2. Ann
    March 12, 2020

    Neat. I’ve never played Malifaux either. I remember a few years ago the store I was going to tried to push it briefly but it didn’t seem to get much traction. I don’t know anything about the rules; didn’t know they were complex. I vaguely remember someone, come to think of it, telling me the rules were easy and then started describing the technical aspects of the game and I stood there thinking, “This doesn’t sound easy to me,” though at the time I chalked it up to the guy being confused. Of course I could be remembering it wrong too — this memory is from six or seven years ago now.

    I like what you did with the dark red cloak.

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    • davekay
      March 12, 2020

      Thanks Ann, and yes I found Malifaux a very difficult game to get my head around. It seemed like a mix of everything happens slowly, along with infinite move/attack combos enabled by certain characters. Ultimately I found the models far more interesting than the game.

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      • backtothehammer
        March 18, 2020

        I’m in the same boat. I love some of the minis, bought the 2nd ed rulebook and enjoyed reading the fluff but just never got round to playing it. In fairness it was mainly down to time as there are a number of players at the club who would happily take me through a ‘taster’ game but I did struggle to grasp the rules from just reading them, maybe as I’ve never played anything like it.


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