Change of plans, next up Freebooter Fate   Leave a comment

I went over to the Meeplemart (local gaming store) last night. A bunch of new stuff came in so I want to take a look. I do have a ton of things to work on at home but I can’t resist the new and shiny stuff.

The latest and greatest stuff on my radar is the Freebooter’s Fate game. Prior to my trip to MM, I did go through the website to figure out which faction I liked the most. For me, it’s all about the models. I could care less if they’re close combat or range oriented. The models just have to appeal to me. The Brotherhood and the Goblins were the front runners but then again, Justin & Andrew picked up the Imperial Armada and Amazons starters respectively. So I went through the stack of minis available and had a hard time deciding. MM had a ton of variety when it came to goblins but a smaller selection of the Brotherhood. No, I didn’t pick up both factions … I do have some will power. Another thing that I noticed was the price tag. Wow, $17 CDN for a single model. Err … that had me thinking until Justin reminded me that you only really need a small handful of models so it not a huge investment to get into this game (vs. GW stuff). Anyways, after some waffling I did go with the Brotherhood. I’m not a big fan of the models that come with the starters so I decided to pick up specific guys.

But not knowing the rules and then discovering later … I need to pick up some regular deckhands so that I can field some specialists. I did pick up a leader (Queen of Shadows) which is an awesome sculpt but then picked up 3 specialists (Miedo a Morir, Fith’Aarch the Spider & Rinero the Strangler). No big deal I guess. The deckhands available weren’t the ones I liked anyways. I have to proxy these guys until MM gets in Coscritti & Halequin.

So that’s last night. Tonight I had some time so I decided to try to put them together. What do I think about these models? Well, I’m very impressed. There was very few mold lines and the pieces fit really well together. I did have to pin a number of pieces but that’s expected with these types of thin models. I love the fact that they all come with floor pieces. I can see how some people would prefer to build their own base but then again, there’s nothing stopping you from not using the supplied floor piece. For me, I’m not quite at the creative stage where I can scratch build great looking bases so I’m thankful for these floor pieces. The Queen of Shadows mini come with this small imp that comes out from under her huge dress. I definitely have to paint that separately and then attach since it would be impossible to get in there to put any detail on her legs if the imp was glued to the base.

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So that’s last night. Tonight I had some time so I decided to try to put them together. What do I think about these models? Well, I’m very impressed. There was very few mold lines and the pieces fit really well together. I did have to pin a number of pieces but that’s expected with these types of thin models. I love the fact that they all come with floor pieces. I can see how some people would prefer to build their own base but then again, there’s nothing stopping you from not using the supplied floor piece. For me, I’m not quite at the creative stage where I can scratch build great looking bases so I’m thankful for these floor pieces. The Queen of Shadows mini come with this small imp that comes out from under her huge dress. I definitely have to paint that separately and then attach since it would be impossible to get in there to put any detail on her legs if the imp was glued to the base.

Another small gripe is that the stat cards are on pretty thin card stock. I would have preferred something a bit thicker but since it’s going into a sleeve, it’s really not that big of a deal. I love the vibrant color and the art work that’s on the stat cards. So after putting them together, I have to say the price isn’t that bad.

Since I spent a long time walking around MM, I did find a couple other models that I wanted to try out. The Mercs miniature game is another game on our radar (but it’s further out of range) so I thought I would give one model a try. Initially, I liked the USCR faction models but I wanted to try painting some “thinner” models. I have a ton of GW Imperial guard so I’ve got a fair share of guys in bulky body armor. I decided to try out a KemVar trooper model. Similar to the Freebooter models, this model had very little flash or mold lines. Simple to put together.

The other guy I picked up is not associated with any game system that I know of but I thought he look pretty cool.  His name is Roggus the Fake King. Sinister looking fellow and I’m sure I can fit him into some army. Had to pin both the right hand and the staff but overall, it’s a great model.

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I have two weeks to work on these models since next week’s MM day falls on Valentine’s Day and none of us are stupid enough to pick game night over our wives. Not saying that I have anything planned but I know it’s definitely not gaming at Meeplemart.

So all other minis on my workbench are on hold and the freebooter stuff are the next up.

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Posted February 9, 2012 by loychan in Uncategorized

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