I played Malifaux last Thursday for the first time since December, which is just far too long, I say. (We got busy, plus Community was on Thursdays which is the day our local comic book store held Malifaux game nights, etc, etc, excuses, I know.)
I played my new Viktorias that I had received for Xmas but never played yet. Over the past few months I’ve been collecting members for a Viks crew, so for a 30ss game, I played them with Friekorps Librarian, Student of Conflict, Taelor Hammerstrike, and 1 Ronin. I originally also had Vanessa in the group but that put me at exactly 30ss and I realized the Viks have 0 in their cache, so I gave up Vanessa for 7ss. (I was torn between giving up her or a Ronin, but I thought having 7ss would be better than only 5ss which was genius because I ended up NEEDING exactly 7.)
My opponent was playing Perdita and family plus Sue. My objectives were Claim Jump, Exterminate, and First Blood. Perdita took out a Vik first so First Blood was out. After a few rounds I had only taken out Francisco with Taelor so I didn’t feel confident Exterminate was going to happen for me either.
My opponent had Destroy Evidence and thankfully one of his tokens was about 6 inches from my Claim Jump token, so I decided to high-tail it over there and park Taelor at the opponent’s last token near it. Niño was sharpshooting above my token so I tried to shoot him with the Ronin and my remaining Vik (glad it was the one with the gun) and trying to keep out of line of sight for Perdita and the others on the ground. Didn’t get Niño but he managed to kill himself by jumping down 7 inches in an attempt to shoot my remaining Vik at the very end.
It was looking like a close game. Perdita was trying to kill 3 of my folks using Exterminate as a scheme (got 1 with it, my Student) and both Viks for Assassinate. My soul stones saved my remaining Vik’s butt a few times. The Librarian revived my Ronin to full after the Ronin had only 1 hit point remaining. Perdita tried going for the last token for Destroy Evidence in the final round, but ‘wasted’ her action to pick up the token by gunning for Vik instead. Even though the game was won (Perdita had 2 of 3 tokens, no schemes complete), I had Miss Taelor swing at Perdita for fun Didn’t kill her, but damn, Taelor is awesome.
I had 3 figures near my Claim Jump and Perdita had none near it, so I got the 4 points for that. I think getting 2 out of 3 Destoy Evidence markers got my opponent 2 points.
It was a close game! I really like playing Viks. Next time I may try Vanessa, or just play with the same crew I had this time to really get used to them.
I think part of my problem with being not-very-good at Malifaux is that I keep changing up masters and minions and never quite get the hang of any of them. I may stick with a crew and really master them before changing it up again.
I had also suggested that my boyfriend and I just duel our models so I can get a better understanding of how combat works and what all the models are capable of. Some things like positive/negative flips, and undefined things like Fast, Hard to Kill, etc I can’t seem to “get” so maybe if we focus on those, I can understand them better.
Glad to be back in the game! I’ve been re-reading all the books and I’m excited for Second Edition!