You can see all of the models for this crew by clicking on the Ramos tag. I started this crew in September after playing a demo game at Attack-X. Originally, I had intended to build a small 50 soulstone (Malifaux points) crew to give the game a try. I made up a small list of models that would give me a starting crew and a few options to mix in and out. It is this starting crew that I have now completed. In total I have painted the following (Click on the links to see each):
- Howard Langston
- 8 Steam Arachnids
- 2 Steam Arachnid Swarms
- 1 Electric Creation
- Mechanical Rider
- Brass Arachnid
Malifaux has a unique mechanic in that you build your crew once you have found out the opponent and objectives for each game. This is nice because you can avoid many really horrible matchups or imbalances as you can somewhat tailor your crew to the scenario being played. The downside (in some ways) is that it makes having some variety in your collection a bit of an advantage. It's not too painful though, as the models are so nice and the crews are so small that you will probably want a few crews from a faction anyways. My list so far gives me 3 or 4 different ways to build a Ramos list.
To date, I have played about 12 games with this Ramos crew. Usually my crew consists of Ramos, Joss, the electric creation, Johan and either the Mechanical Rider or Howard. Howard is great for killing things in the early turns. The Mechanical Rider is great for putting down lots of scheme markers. I use Joss to support the summoned spiders. Johan removes conditions and is a mini beatstick when needed. The last few games I have finally started to get the crew to work. Malifaux is unique in that you have to achieve victory points through the strategies and schemes. It often is a waste of your activations to spend too much time chasing down and killing models.
This crew has been a lot of fun to paint. The spiders got a little tedious. All of the other models were a lot of fun to paint. I love that in Malifaux you end up painting lots of unique character models. It adds a bit of pressure but you are never bored of painting 12 of the same model (unless you pick the only crew where you need 12 arachnids...). All of the character models I have painted so far have been wonderful sculpts to paint. They are tough to assemble but wonderful to paint.
|I've magnetized all of the models. They have so many thin bits it is hard to put them in foam. This has worked well so far.|
As I mentioned at the start, it is nice to sum up the completion of a mini project. I've really enjoyed playing and painting Malifaux and so this crew represents the start of my collection. I already have my next Arcanist master, Colette, ready to be assembled and painted to expand my collection. Over the next several months I want to paint up the Colette box set, some Metal Gamin (for the Mech Rider to summon) and some December Acolytes.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing this first foray into Malifaux models. Come back soon for some painted Perdita models and for some progress on my Colette crew. Thanks for visiting!