October 23, 2017

Guild Ball: Blacksmith’s Guild Completed

I mentioned in my first post this morning it was going to be a busy day in news for Guild Ball, and her we are the fourth post of the day.  With my recent post on Blacksmith’s Guild ‘Furnace’, I now have completed the Blacksmith’s Guild   I was able to meet my goal line date by the end of October.   I wanted to have them completed by the end of the month so that it will free up the month of November for other models, and so that I know that the Blacksmith’s are completed and ready to go for SteamCon USA the first weekend in December.

So what is going to his the painting table next?  Possibly the Hunter’s Guild.  My wife flies home from Arizona late tonight and I should know tomorrow morning if she is bringing along my son’s Hunter’s Guild.  If she did, then that Guild will be next with a deadline by the end of November (when my oldest flies in for SteamCon).  I am not sure if he is sendinig the entire Guild, or just the 6 models he wants to play with at SteamCon, guess I’ll find out tomorrow.

If the Hunter’s do not arrive, then we may mix in some Union models and Mortician’s that I still have to finish.  I may lean towards the Mortican’s since I have less to finish to complete that Guild.

Then who knows....not related to Guild Ball, but I always like the models from Malifaux, but never played the game.  Debating on getting in a demo game and possibly picking up some models.  I am still undecided on this one (I do not get to go out play that often), so for me it is more the collecting of the game (and I have every Guild Ball model there is, not included all the Limited Edition models).  I still have plenty of Warmachine/Hordes models also, but currently that game is not doing much for me...we’ll see what happens...my oldest really likes Warmachine/Hordes, so if we convince him to move to Michigan, I’ll be able to get to play that game more often along with more Guild Ball.



Guild Ball: Blacksmith’s Guild ‘Furnace’

Model 6 of 6 for the Blacksmith’s Guild and we have the Master ‘Furnace’, a Center Midfielder for the Guild.

I put off painting ‘Furnace’ till the end becasue I was unsure on how his flaming sword would turn out, it is not the greatest, but I think it looks really good on the table top.

I doubt I will be able to give these guys a try this week (my van is still in the shop), but maybe next week Wednesday 11/1 I’ll drive up to Grand Rapids for a game and see how the Guild does on the Pitch.



Furnace

Furnace

Furnace

Painting Points: 2

Guild Ball: The Vault - Halloween Sale

Steamforged Games is having a Halloween Sale for Guild Ball that started today (for a limited time) and have released some new limited edition models.

First up they have The Dark Harvest: Zombie Thresher and Grave Harvest Markers. “This set includes the Grim Reaper, and five Harvest Markers which may be alternately used as players in your teams, 6 player cards, and bases.”



Second they have Master of Spooks: Halloween Obulus and Dirge. “Strike fear into your opponent’s players this Halloween with these Spook-tacular
alternative sculpts of Obulus and Dirge.”


Finally they also have Skaldicfest: Oktoberfest Esters and Quaff. “Continue the Oktoberfest celebration with the Empire of the Free Cities light-hearted twist on the world-famous German beer festival.”


The pricing is not that bad for all of them, $40 for The Dark Harvest, and $30 each for Obulus and Esters.  For now I only elected to purchase The Dark Harvest, I figure I could use Thresher with my Farmer’s Guild along with the Harvest Markers.  I am hoping that maybe at SteamCon USA they will have the Obulus and Esters models and then I can possibly purchase them there.

Guild Ball: The Union in Chains - Week Three - Gutter

A lot of news today regarding Guild Ball.  First we are going to continue along with week three for The Union in Chains.  Part 4 of the story is available on steamforged.com or click HERE.  Results so far after week two can be found HERE.

Two new sculpts for the next model were released today.  It is the sculpt ‘Gutter’ for the Butcher’s Guild and Fisherman’s Guild.  It is a tough decision for me, but I like my Fisherman Guild just a little bit more than my Butcher’s, so my vote is for ‘Gutter’ for the Fisherman’s.

As of now model wise, I am hoping for:
Hemlocke: Mortician’s
Decimate: Brewer’s
Gutter: Fisherman’s

Butcher’s Guild: Gutter

Fisherman’s Guild: Gutter

October 22, 2017

Guild Ball: Blacksmith’s Guild ‘Cinder’

Getting closer to completing the Blacksmit’s Guild for Guild Ball.  Today we have model 5 of 6 with ‘Cinder’, an Apprentice Winger for the Guild.  ‘Cinder’s’ Master is ‘Furnace’ who is up next on the painting table and my final model for the Guild.  Once the Blacksmith’s are completed, it will give me some time to work on my son’s Hunter’s Guild (as long as he still sends them back from Arizona tomorrow with my wife).  If the Hunter’s do not arrive, I still have plenty of Union models to work on along with a few Mortician’s left on the shelf that need to be completed.

Back to ‘Cinder’, I am really liking the Character Trait Hot Shot, it sounds like that technically she can Tackle the ball away from someone who is 6” away, this is something I am going to have to look into before actually playing her.  The more I am reading the cards on the player’s, the more I am liking their playstyle.  Let’s just hope my son does not steal this Guild from me when he visits for SteamCon USA (I am hoping he will just buy his own Blacksmith’s Guild).



Cinder

Cinder

Painting Points: 1

October 20, 2017

Guild Ball: Blacksmith’s Guild ‘Iron’

2/3’s of the Blacksmith’s Guild is now complete.  To go along with ‘Ferrite’ who was posted yesterday, today we have her Apprentice ‘Iron’.  He does not look like someone who can score, but his Heroic Play Tryhard is really good.  If ‘Iron’ is within [2”] of the enemy goal-post and in possesion of the ball-marker, he can take a Shot during his activation without soending MP, plus the Shot gaines [-1] TN, so along with the general rule of being within [4”] and gaining [-1] TN, ‘Iron’ would only need a 2 on the dice to score.



Iron
Iron

Painting Points: 2+1

October 19, 2017

Guild Ball: Blacksmith’s Guild ‘Ferrite’

Half way through getting the Blacksmith’s Guild completed, my timeline is looking pretty good so far.  Today is Master and a Striker for the Guild in ‘Ferrite’.

If chosen as the Captain for the Team, she has a very good Legendary Play that I really like in Tong in Cheek [6” Pulse], This model gains [+2”/+2”] MOV plus other friendly Guild models within the pulse gain [+2”/+2”] MOV and Hobble.  This would be really nice if it was for the entire game instead of once per game, but oh well, it still can be very useful.



Ferrite

Ferrite

Painting Points: 1

October 18, 2017

Guild Ball: Blacksmith’s Guild ‘Anvil’

The other day I showcased the Apprentice ‘Sledge’, and today we have his Master ‘Anvil’.  I really enjoyed painting this model and believe he came out quite nice.  The model ‘Anvil’ reminded me from back in the day when I used to paint Dwarves for Warhammer Fantasy Battles (probably because of his long beard) and they were my favorite army to paint.

I am really liking the stats I am seeing on the Blacksmith’s cards, it seems like they are Guild that can score, and put the beat down on enemy models.  I think they are going to be a fun Guild to try out.

So far I am on track to getting the Blacksmith’s completed by month’s end, we shall see how much I am able to get done this weekend.



Anvil

Anvil

Painting Points: 2

October 16, 2017

Guild Ball: The Union in Chains - Week Two - Decimate

We are now into week two for The Union in Chains a Guild Ball Community Event and Steamforged Games just released the two sculpts for ‘Decimate’.  The event is deciding if ‘Decimate’ should be playing for the Brewer’s or Mason’s Guild.

To see the results after week one for The Union in Chains, please click HERE.


Back to the ‘Decimate’ sculpts.  As much as I like my Khador army for Warmachine, the sculpt for the Mason’s Guild is just not doing it for me.  I am leaning for ‘Decimate’ to end up on the Brewer’s Guild (my opion is just how I like the sculpts, not any storyline behind her character).

As of now model wise, I am hoping for:
Hemlocke: Mortician’s
Decimate: Brewer’s

Brewer’s Guild: Decimate

Mason’s Guild: Decimate

October 15, 2017

Guild Ball: Blacksmith’s Guild ‘Sledge’

Well after a little delay and sidetracked by a few different models, I finally started on the Blacksmith’s Guild and elected to start with ‘Sledge’, an Attacking Midfielder and an Apprentice for the Guild.  ‘Sledge’ did not look to difficult to paint and wanted to test on my color palette on this model.  I like to try and paint close to studio colors and to me the Blacksmith’s look to be painted with shades of Grey.

Just like with my Farmer’s Guild  I do not plan to rush the painting on this Guild and plan to spend a little bit more time with them.  Plus with ‘real life’ getting in the way today and some of next weekend, my goal is to complete them by the end of the month, that will then give me the whole month of November to finish what ever I need to in time for SteamCon USA.

The Blacksmith’s Guild are a little different than the other Guilds in Guild Ball.  All of the other Guilds have Captains and Mascots, with the Blacksmith’s, they have Masters and Apprentices.  ‘Sledge’ is an Apprentice to his Master ‘Anvil’.  Being an Apprentice to a Master usually grants some abilities in gameplay, and in the case of ‘Sledge’, he has a Character Trait called Tutelage [Anvil] when he starts his activation within [6”] of ‘Anvil’, he may use a Character Play once during its activation without spending Influence.

‘Sledge’ also has some really good stats and can be a scoring threat, and a high threat to get Taken Out’s.  With a TAC 5 plus the Character Play  Piledriver that grants him [+3] net hits and a Momentous 7 damage on his Playbook....watch out.



Sledge

Sledge

Painting Points: 1

October 14, 2017

Guild Ball: Fisherman’s Guild ‘Kraken’

Finally, the last fish in the pond.  My Fisherman’s Guild is now complete, all 12 models.  The last model to be completed is ‘Kraken’, a Centre Back for the Guild.  ‘Kraken’ is more of the beatstick for the team with a 2” Melee Zone, TAC 5 and a Momentous KD on 1.  ‘Kraken’ plays along side ‘Veteran Siren’ nicely which was in yesterdays post.




Kraken

Kraken

Painting Points: 2

October 13, 2017

Guild Ball: Fisherman’s Guild ‘Veteran Siren’

Down to the final 2 Fisherman models and then the Guild will be complete.  

Today we have ‘Veteran Siren’ an Attacking Midfieder for the Guild.  

Along with ‘Siren’, ‘Veteran Siren’ had some changes done to her in the last errata.  ‘Veteran Sirens’ Playbook was changed.  I honestly do not recall what exactly changed in her Playbook.




Veteran Siren

Veteran Siren

Painting Points: 1
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