Really? Would a monster hunting family really leave a monster alive? Thats right Nephilim do have ghosts as well!
The Granny is back and is certainly not a ghost….
Ok maybe she is close to the land of the dead than some of her kin
Couldnt get hold of a Pale Rider model at the time and well, I had a spare Death Marshall plus some spares from my Dark Mech conversion….Think it works rather well.
Start of the family has begun, with the youngest member of the crew. I wanted to go with a Day of the Dead feel like them. But it felt wrong for the youngest to be effected by the ghost look so much. Hence why his coat is ghostly flame.
The plan is for Granny to be a ghost and her wheelchair being normal and then we balance how the others look in the crew.
So it’s been a long time since I have spoken about malifaux. Games are always cyclical and I think faux could be coming back.
Helps we have new players and I won a Sonnia crew in a raffle. The gremlins I will always love and they have me right back on that track (yes, yes I know AoS drops this week. Yes I know I can’t help myself).
Anyway I got thinking about a theme for this Sonnia crew that would give me a small compact force but still allows some options.
So I went looking at the 2-player starter and well the guild half is all witch hunters as well. This plus the good Doctor and Nurse are always nice fits into a Sonnia crew.
So that got me thinking could I use the rest of the box and I am not so sure. An orderly is nice but not sure about the rest of the NB bits. Then I need a doctor model but alas McMourning is dual faction so not the best idea.
So then I thought why not use the next best thing. Rafkin the little scamp in his scrubs just needs a suitable weapon (need to check if the chainsaw is still with my TTB kit) and then the next is the Nurse…..why not just use a nurse and then the extra one can be an orderly. OK we are onto something here.
So the theme;
All my Sonnia games are going on in her head! As she has been sectioned into the malifaux asylum.
So the painting I am aiming for almost cartoony so I am going to try cell-shading so blocks of colour no blending going on.
I may add chains to her but not sure. Her totem and the witchling stalkers are going to be painted as ghosts.
I am hoping to source a puppet wars model for the effigy to be her childhood toy.
Rafkin, nurse and orderly are painted as you would expect. The witchling thralls are other patients.
If I go with the emmissary I am going with the idea that is an imaginary friend. So perhaps a headless form of the actual model (Sonnia is broken after all) or thinking something akin to the ghost of future Christmas..
The witchling handlers and Mr Hopkins I am trying to figure out what to do. Almost see the handlers as asylum sercuity staff.
While Sam is perhaps a “spirit guide” come to save Sonnia from herself so he is slightly disembodied.
Any thoughts are welcome or more ideas 🙂
Also thinking the sewer bases as they can be made to look clinical but still bonkers..
I know the new emissary models are looking cool, but as I only plan on running Hoff, makes sense to use his awesome avatar model…minus the wings