Sunday, November 3, 2013

Malifaux: Lilith Starter Box and Friends

With the arrival of Malifaux 2E rules I figured it's time to paint the starter box I purchased a year ago. I have a few friends who are really into this game and want to try out the new rules. So now's a great time to get the painting completed.

The models shown here mostly come from the Lilith starter box.  The two young Nephilim and the Cherub were purchased in addition to the starter. I was advised these were key models to having a complete starting force for Lilith.

I like these models, though some of them were a bit fiddly to assemble. While I've never played the game before, I'm fairly sure I'll like it and didn't mind adding these to my collection. I'm a sucker for anything with a fantasy theme. Also, I like the small scale of these factions. While you can own a lot of models, you don't need to have many to start.

Here are some details of the group.  First is Lilith and her Terror Tot Nephilims.

Next are the Cherub and two Young Nephilim. I understand that the Terror Tots can transform into these Young Nephilim during the game. Sweet!
Lastly, here's the big guy -- a Mature Nephilim. I think the young Nephilim can turn into a mature one during the game. I'm not really clear on the rules for these models yet. I'll learn eventually.
So there you have it. I really want the Ten Thunders faction, but I'm scared to death of assembling those models. I understand even the heads come in three parts!  Who is the super genius that decided cutting a 28mm model into 1,000 pieces is a good idea?

Well, I'll have to see how much I like the game and how often it will get played before I drop too much of my sanity on the Ten Thunders. For now, I've got this stuff.  Now back to painting World War Two models.