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Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/07/01 22:47:16


Post by: Theophony


Yeah, while I like him better than the contractors, the scanner arm looks lazy and he isn’t very dynamic.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/07/02 00:17:38


Post by: insaniak


The pose is fairly restrained on purpose - he's a medic, and he's fielded within a unit of regular SecDef, so putting him in too out-there a pose or making him look significantly different from the regular troops would have looked out of place.



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/07/02 01:12:44


Post by: Barzam


I like it, actually. Very subdued, but different enough to stand out from the group he'd be fielded with. Very nice.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/07/02 02:10:33


Post by: kestral


Looking good!


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/07/30 18:56:56


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios










This month, the forces of the Artarian Remnant assemble to storm the battlefields of the Edge, with the release of rules cards for the Militus battlesuit!



With a wide array of different gear and weapons available to them, the Militus is the most widespread of the suit types in use by Remnant champions. The suit classes that can be built straight from the plastic Militus kit are represented on five rules cards - two different command options, and three different troop options, which you can now find in the Remnant section of the online Force List.









Faction Abilities



All Militus suit types have the 'Aerial Insertion' rule, to represent the fire team deploying from orbit. What makes them truly special compared to other armies, though, is the 'Crowd Favorites' rule. Combat is an extreme sport for Lorican Champions, and fire teams broadcast their exploits back to adoring fans on the vast ships of the Remnant Fleets, who in turn convey their support to their chosen Champions in the form of Favor.



While Remnant forces receive Command Points each turn for any Command models in play, they also gain an additional point for every 3 Lorican Champions currently on the table. This represents the Champions being boosted by the support of the watching crowds back in the fleet. These Command Points can then be used by the Champions to Overcharge their suits, allowing them to move faster, buff their weapons, or improve their defensive abilities, at the expense of generating heat. Heat is represented by additional Suppression, and can be dispersed through the use of Venting systems.












Militus Warrior



The most common Militus class is the Warrior. A Core choice in a Remnant detachment, the Militus Warrior wields powerful ranged or melee weapons on its arms. It can be equipped with a field generator backpack, and also has access to a third, shoulder-mounted weapon or an assortment of support equipment.



Note: We will be releasing a resin upgrade pack which will include all of the support equipment options, but we have included these options on the cards for now to let you try them out!









Militus Warrior Prime



Experienced Lorican champions may eventually wind up commanding fire teams in combat, and bear the rank of 'Prime' to show their status. The Warrior Prime's 'Counterattack' ability gives his units a boost when retaliating against enemy fire.









Militus Skyrunner



The Skyrunner eschews the protection of a field generator, or the extra firepower of a shoulder mounted weapon in favour of the mobility boost provided by a Lorican Boostpack. While more limited in options than other Militus classes, the Skyrunner serves as a handy Vanguard option for capturing territory and getting the drop on slower enemy units.



A Skyrunner Prime retains the mobility of their class, and can use their enhanced view of the battlefield to better co-ordinate the movement of their units with the 'Mobile Strike' ability.









Militus Dominator



A more specialised class like the Skyrunner, the Dominator trades in support options in favour of overwhelming firepower. While they lack the ability to take the heavier weaponry available to larger Brutus class suits, Dominators opt for twin ranged weapons on their shoulders to maximise their ability to rain punishing fire on their opponents.



So, What's Next?



Well, as we mentioned, there will be a resin upgrade pack coming, with an array of different support options and some special parts to customise your Primes.









Of course, the Militus isn't the only weapon in the Remnant arsenal, and many Lorican Champions take to the field in the heavier Brutus or super-light Nimbus suits. Both of these will be added to the force with resin models later this year.



In the meantime, though, the multiple variants of Militus suit give you plenty of options for building different forces and taking on the less-well-equipped and considerably squishier factions opposing them on the Maelstrom's Edge!




The Militus kit is available now, along with the rest of the Maelstrom's Edge model range in the webstore here.



You can see the unit cards in the online Force Listing section here, and you can also find a downloadable, printable version in the 'Rules' section of the website here!



Happy Gaming!





Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/08/05 19:20:41


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios




Unlike the many other factions on the Edge, the Artarian Remnant fleets don't employ conventional military forces. Instead, the various Houses that make up the rigidly class-based Remnant society sponsor Champions forged in gladiatorial arenas, equipping them with advanced Lorican combat suits. Their champions waging war is a televised spectacle not to be missed for the civilian populations of the great fleets, and so Lorican Champions generally take to the field in customised House colours so that viewers can easily recognise their favourites.









Because competition between the houses is fierce, Lorican fire teams are most commonly made up of champions from a single house, although occasionally mixed-house teams will be fielded out of necessity or for a co-operative, all-star event. Each House has a colour scheme made up of a Primary colour which usually covers the majority of the suit, and a Secondary colour which is applied in a unique pattern to identify the individual Champions. A Tertiary colour is applied in matching patterns for the entire fire team.



In the below image, the three suits shown are all from the same House and fire team, with gold (primary) and white (secondary) for the House colours, and purple for the fire team marking.









Similarly, the three below colour schemes are all for the same House, with bronze (primary) and white (secondary) for the House colours. However, these suits are all from different fire teams.









There are many different Houses of varying importance throughout the Remnant fleets, with some Houses spread across multiple fleets, and some smaller Houses only found on one or two. As a result, variations in fire team markings are not uncommon even within a single House. Additionally, different Houses apply their colouring with varying degrees of rigidity - some allow considerable leeway for champions to customise their own suits, while others will adopt a more rigid, military-style colouration. In some rare cases, champions may even take to the field with no House markings at all, usually due to their House affiliation being severed due to poor achievement in the arena or the field.












How have you painted your Remnant suits? We'd love to see them! Pop along to the Comm Guild Facebook Group to share your work!





The Militus kit is available now, along with the rest of the Maelstrom's Edge model range in the webstore here.






You can find the rules for the Remnant in the online Force Listing section here, and you can also find a downloadable, printable version in the 'Rules' section of the website here!



Happy Gaming!





Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/02 23:37:56


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


We're pleased to announce the release of a new audiobook, Bolt!










Bolt is the latest chapter in the story begun in Transit, about a young boy named Kelvin who discovers a frightening truth about the Maelstrom and what it means for his world. In the second installment, Fracture, Kelvin and his family start working on a plan to escape. And in this latest chapter, they head to a remote scrapyard to secure their transport, where things don't go quite to plan.



This hour long audiobook, written by Stephen Gaskell and narrated by Paul Ansdell, can be found along with the previous chapters in the Maelstrom's Edge webstore here.



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/03 00:15:25


Post by: Jerram


Any thoughts about doing those in PDF ?


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/03 02:51:42


Post by: insaniak


They won't likely be released as PDFs, but will be included in a short story compilation down the road somewhere (other than Transit, which was already included in Tales from the Edge: Emergence) or compiled into a book of their own once the overall story is completed, in which case they would also be released in eBook format like the previous four books. No set timeline for that just yet, though.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/03 13:23:36


Post by: Jerram


That will work, look forward to it.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/09 18:47:10


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios



The core Mission and Objective cards for Maelstrom's Edge are supplied in the Battle for Zycanthus starter set, along with the various other bits and pieces you need to play. For those who don't have the box or need replacements, you can now find all of the cards in printable PDF format in the Card Downloads section of the Maelstrom's Edge website, under the 'Rules' category heading in the menu.











This PDF document includes all of the core Missions and Objectives, and all of the exclusive Faction Objectives for the Epirian, Karist and Broken factions. Watch this space for an update with Faction Objectives for the Artarian Remnant very soon!



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/29 02:54:43


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


New terrain sprues are inbound!

Stay tuned for more...



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/29 02:57:00


Post by: Blastaar


 Spiral Arm Studios wrote:
New terrain sprues are inbound!

Stay tuned for more...


Stay tuned? But for how loooooonggggg?????


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/29 03:02:59


Post by: insaniak


Should have the sprues in the warehouse late next week, for release the week after. I'll have a post up with a firm release date early next week.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/29 06:12:19


Post by: lord_blackfang


Hey, am I seeing it right that you now ship from the UK? When did this happen?


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/29 06:13:42


Post by: Snrub


Will the old terrain sprue being going away?


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/09/29 06:45:20


Post by: insaniak


 lord_blackfang wrote:
Hey, am I seeing it right that you now ship from the UK? When did this happen?

We've always shipped from the UK!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Snrub wrote:
Will the old terrain sprue being going away?

No, definitely not.



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/01 19:36:48


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios



Since the release of the Maelstrom's Edge Terrain Sprue, it has proven to be our most popular plastic kit. Packed with an array of detail bits for adding to scratchbuilt or generic building shells, the sprue is an easy and inexpensive way of making great looking terrain. And now the time has come to mix things up a bit, with the addition of a second terrain sprue to our range!







Sprue Front




This new sprue is themed around the Broken faction, with detail pieces intended to help you build ruins and run-down structures, with a few extras to mix things up a bit.







Sprue Back




Unlike the solid doors on the first terrain sprue, this time around we've included a couple of empty door frames. These can be used as is, or you can fill them with an included solid door piece or a curtain, both of which are double sided so that you can mix up the facings for more variety.







Doors




The three windows on the sprue carry on the theme, with one covered with a curtain, one with metal mesh, and the third with a vent-style grill.







Windows




You can reinforce your walls with struts sized to match the similar struts on the first terrain sprue. This time around, though, the struts have missing panels which can be replaced (or not!) as you choose with several different patch pieces, included some that match the original panels. This lets you mix up the look of the struts to suit yourself. You can also use the extra panels to add patches to walls.







Struts




If you would rather get away from straight edges and corners, you can use the round porthole and iris portal to add some more rounded details. The iris can be used as a floor or roof hatch, or can also serve as a small access door. The porthole and a similarly-shaped fan piece can be glued straight onto a wall or roof, and are also designed to fit neatly onto the top of the large pipe fitting from the first terrain sprue.







Iris, Portholes and Fan (And a scifi shipping container from Laser Cut Card!)








Iris, Portholes and Fan




The first sprue included a ladder for getting up above ground level, but this time around we've included some stairs. The stair pieces are designed to stack up, so you can customise them to whatever height you want for your walkways or doors. The sprue also includes several different grating designs which can be used to make walkways and catwalks, or paired with the upright posts to make fences or barricades.







Stairs and Grates








Barricades




The rest of the sprue is filled up with technical details - a new computer terminal, light fittings, small vent pieces, an antenna, a generator coil and a junction/control box with a separate lid that can be attached open or closed, or used as a wall patch!







Gubbins




And finally, we have also included the pieces to make a small, automated turret for securing your hard-won territory against rampaging gangs or bloodthirsty pirates. This is designed to work with the larger weapons from the Broken Infantry sprue, with the weapon mounting pieces attaching to a slide rail so they can be positioned as needed. This piece is just decorative for now, but we have some plans for ways to incorporate these into your games, to come later!







Barricades




The new sprue will be available from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore from the 7th of October. Stay tuned for more terrain ideas featuring the new sprue!









Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/01 19:59:43


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Fantastic addition!

The Medge Terrain sprue is a great resource, I have plenty of plasticard or foamcore to make walls, it was doors and other details I needed.

Glad to see more of it and I love the initial examples!


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/01 20:02:42


Post by: Da Boss


This and the Broken are very, very cool.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/01 21:53:13


Post by: RiTides


Some super sweet bits on that new terrain sprue!! And love the dome build above, along with the inclusion of some non-square bits


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/01 22:19:34


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The stairs and turret frames got me.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/03 00:07:28


Post by: insaniak


Yeah, the stairs were one of my favourite bits


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/07 19:32:07


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


The New terrain sprue is available from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore now!



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/11 03:35:20


Post by: Resting One


Just got my Broken faction sprues in the mail. I am very impressed.

Thank you.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/13 07:10:15


Post by: insaniak


Glad to hear it - Make sure you show us what you do with them!


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/13 08:34:38


Post by: Malika2


Man those terrain sprues are genius!


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/25 21:22:36


Post by: insaniak


 Malika2 wrote:
Man those terrain sprues are genius!

And sooooo much fun


I have many more plans for these. Currently working on a boat...


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/10/28 18:58:53


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


Trial Transport Rules - Downloadable PDF

From time to time, we'll be offering a chance to test out new ideas in development. These trial rules will potentially change during development, but will give you an idea of where they're going, and let you try out something new.









You can now download some trial rules for fielding vehicles that can transport infantry units around the battlefield. A version of these rules will be included in the next edition of the Maelstrom's Edge rules, but this version, tailored to fit into the V1 ruleset, lets you kick some tyres a little earlier.









Also included in the download are some unofficial rules cards for Epirian, Karist and Broken transport vehicles, to give you something to test these rules with. Conversions to build some of these have been featured in previous Comm Guild modeling articles, and you can use these as inspiration for your own vehicles, or feel free to use whichever other appropriate vehicles you like.



You can download the trial transport rules from the Maelstrom's Edge website here.



We would love feedback on the rules, or to see your transport vehicle builds, either here on Dakka or pop on in to the Comm Guild Facebook Group!



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2019/12/10 19:27:45


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios



Standard missions in Maelstrom's Edge include multiple objectives for players to rack up those all-important Victory Points. While the Primary and Secondary mission objectives are shared by both players, they each also have an objective specific to their own faction. The Artarian Remnant has been missing these faction-specific objectives until now, but we're pleased to announce that they are now available from the Card Downloads section of the Maelstrom's Edge website!









In keeping with the individual nature of Remnant fire teams, we've given you three different faction objectives to choose from!



When Remnant Champions go to war, their exploits are followed avidly back in their fleets by crowds of Artarians, all rooting for their favourite fire teams and champions. Crowd favour can be fickle, depending on successes or failure on the field, but the attention of the masses can provide a boost to a battling champion.









If you choose Favour of the Crowd as your faction objective, you can represent this attention through an extra command point bestowed upon the first suit you activate each turn. As champions can use command points to boost their suit systems through the Overcharge rule, this can come in very handy when a suit needs that little bit extra.









The attention of the crowds doesn't just convey approval (or lack of) to the fighting champions, but can also focus the fire team's efforts against particular enemy units at whim. The Great Hunt faction objective represents this by allowing you to nominate an enemy unit as your current Hunt target each turn. Successfully destroying this target will grant you VPs and additional command points. Even if you don't destroy your Hunt targets, though, nominating a unit as such can be a handy way of forcing your opponent to keep that unit away from the main action to avoid giving away VPs, allowing you to steer the battle where you want it to go!









Finally, the Epic Hero faction objective lets you take to the field with an accomplished hero of the Artarian Remnant. This hero's exploits have earned him fame and fortune amongst his own people, and the enmity of the enemies of the Remnant.









The Epic Hero gains you additional VPs for every enemy unit they destroy, but at the risk of also giving away a VP to your opponent if your hero is brought down!



To try these out for yourself, you can download the cards now from the Card Downloads section of the Maelstrom's Edge website. We would love to hear how they work out for you in your games, so be sure to pop over to the Comm Guild Facebook Group and share your war stories!









You can pick up the plastic Militus battlesuit model, used to create various suit variants for your Remnant fire teams, from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore here!








Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/02/03 19:35:16


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios



A new addition to the Artarian Remnant range, the Nimbus Battlesuit is available now from the Maelstrom's Edge online store here!



Like its heavier Militus cousin, the Nimbus battlesuit is a marvel of Artarian engineering. Designed for sniper and scout roles, the Nimbus trades in the Militus' heavier armour in favour of speed and agility.











A specialised modification of the Incursion Rifle, the Nimbus Longshot's Torus Sniper Rifle fires a single, high-powered shot that can blast through enemy fields from across the battlefield.











The Nimbus Pathfinder fills the scout role, armed with an Incursion Blaster and equipped with a Pinpoint Scanner that it uses to paint enemy units to draw down heavier Remnant firepower.











Both variants of the suit can be equipped with an array of additional equipment, including Hologram Projectors and Cloak Generators to confound enemy targeting, Vent Systems to assist with cooling, Thermal Trackers to enhance their already formidable shooting, and a Lorican Boostpack when additional speed is required.







This kit contains a single, resin Nimbus suit, along with a 45mm plastic base. This model can be built as any of the following units: Nimbus Pathfinder, Nimbus Pathfinder Prime, Nimbus Longshot, Nimbus Longshot Prime. The rules for these units can be found in the Force Lists section of the website, or in a downloadable, printable format in the rules section here.



You can find assembly instructions for this model in PDF format here.





And, of course, the Nimbus battlesuit is available now from the Maelstrom's Edge online store here!




Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/02/03 21:06:40


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


That’s a pretty cool suit. Reminds me that I need to place an order that I’ve been putting off for a while.

Do you have a scale shot of the new suit next to an infantry figure? It doesn’t look very tall, but the price and the base make me think otherwise.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/02/03 21:41:52


Post by: Jerram


Yeah that's the price I'd expect for big brother not little brother


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/02/03 21:52:20


Post by: insaniak


Quick scale shot attached. It is a higher price point than most of our previous resins, but that's unfortunately just down to the rising cost of producing these models. As a faction, it's balanced out somewhat by the lower cost of the plastic Militus suits, which would generally make up the bulk of the force.



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/02/04 00:10:19


Post by: Barzam


Alright, I have to ask, are the Artarians aliens or humans? The Militus looks much more human, but the Nimbus has digitigrade legs and what looks to be fewer fingers. Are the suits even directly manned, or are they just remote operated? The available fluff never really said.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/02/04 00:29:48


Post by: insaniak


 Barzam wrote:
Alright, I have to ask, are the Artarians aliens or humans? The Militus looks much more human, but the Nimbus has digitigrade legs and what looks to be fewer fingers. Are the suits even directly manned, or are they just remote operated? The available fluff never really said.

They're human, although in many cases Lorican Champions would be on the smaller side, or surgically altered. In the Militus the pilot is inside the torso with his legs either protruding down into the suit's thighs or surgically removed and replaced with prosthetics for a better fit. The larger Brutus suit (which we haven't made yet) will have space for a pilot to be curled up inside the torso, while the Nimbus is more like a suit of light power armour - the upper two joints of the legs match up to the pilot's legs, while their feet (again, unless they have surgical alterations) would be protruding down into the lower joint.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/02/04 17:29:11


Post by: darrkespur


Nice to see this guy appear in the flesh! Will need to order a few to complete my Fire Team - have a bunch of Militus made up but will look even better with the differing sized suits.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/03/16 20:18:42


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


The Faction Summary for the Artarian Remnant is now online!









This summary lists all of the special rules, equipment and weapon profiiles used by the Remnant units released so far, and will be updated as future options are released. You can download the PDF here!



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/16 21:06:50


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios




Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/16 23:29:55


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


*Raises eyebrow*


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/16 23:30:35


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I see a tentacle and a foot?

karist something sprue?


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/16 23:33:27


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


By the way, have you guys seen any bump in sales since WGA started selling einharjar? The conversion you showed on the Facebook group was brilliant.

Edit: sincerest flattery.

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Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/16 23:59:03


Post by: Blastaar


Karist priest caste?


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/17 01:02:16


Post by: Theophony


Karist Squig


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/17 01:47:00


Post by: Jerram


Looks like a robed leg and an arm with extra exterior padding on the shoulders, hmmmm.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/17 10:43:56


Post by: precinctomega


I like the sound of the Brutus.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/17 19:20:26


Post by: insaniak


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
By the way, have you guys seen any bump in sales since WGA started selling einharjar? The conversion you showed on the Facebook group was brilliant.

Edit: sincerest flattery.

Thanks! I've been enjoying the WGA kitbashes. Still have a box of spiders here to do something with...


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/17 20:14:18


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Oooh, I hadn't even thought of mixing up some spiders and angels! That could prove to be interesting!


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2020/12/17 20:31:05


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Spider cephalothorax (and abdomen?) and guns with minnow wings or angel pseudopods? Sounds suitable alien.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/01/03 19:31:28


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios



It's fair to say that this year hasn't gone quite the way any of us would have planned. With the pandemic affecting our production partners, mail services, and our own team members, most of the things that we had planned for this past year wound up on hold. We've been working away behind the scenes to get things moving forward again, and have a nice backlog of releases lining up for the coming year, but in the meantime, here's a look back at what we've been up to.












For the past several years, we've been sharing regular modeling articles on the blog, and this year was no exception. These have showcased different conversion ideas, kitbashes with other ranges, terrain projects, painting tips, and a new, ongoing series of hobby basics articles intended to help out beginners to the hobby. You can find all of our various modeling articles compiled in the hobby section of the Maelstrom's Edge website here.









With our usual monthly release schedule disrupted, we did still release a new model for the Artarian Remnant, inthe form of the Nimbus Battlesuit. We have plenty more in the pipeline, however, inluding the next round of reinforcements for each of the existing factions, and the first couple of units are underway for another new faction!









To give people some new modeling and tactical options to explore, Iain shared some homebrew rules for an Imperial Marine faction, introducing power-armoured super soldiers to the Edge, with downloadable rules cards in the Card Downloads section here, and a Summary of their weapons and special rules here.









This year has also seen some great models shared by the community on the Comm Guild Facebook Group. The Group is a handy place to share your models, ask for hobby advice, or talk about the Maelstrom's Edge game. We would love to see more, so be sure to pop along and show us what you are working on!









So... what's next? The new year seems like as good a time as any to get things moving again. We have a whole host of new models in the pipeline, including new releases for all of the existing factions, and a brand new faction joining the chaos on the Edge!









Stay tuned!






For the full range of Maelstrom's Edge products, including the Battle for Zycanthus starter set, the plastic and resin model range, the ever-useful Maelstrom's Edge Terrain Sprues, novels and audiobooks, check out the webstore here.



For building ideas, modeling tutorials, army spotlights and conversion walkthroughs, have a look at the Hobby section of the Maelstrom's Edge website here.





Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/01/03 21:51:13


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


This year I picked up the new terrain sprue and finally some Broken to make space port civilians. Great kits and I'm looking forward to more!


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/01/04 20:24:33


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


Glad you're enjoying them!


And speaking of more:



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/02 00:24:02


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


After last year's disruptions to ... well, everything, we were all set to launch the new year with some of the backlog of models that we have been quietly working on in the background. Unfortunately, the new year actually started out with large chunks of the UK going back into lockdown, and everything sadly came once more to a screaming halt. So we have models, we just need to get them to where they need to be, and get some studio versions painted up, and this will happen as soon as we can make it so.



In the meantime, here's another sneak peek!













Stay tuned!







Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/02 02:02:38


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Looks like a Dark Angel’s Mix-a-Lot zone.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/02 03:54:34


Post by: Gallahad


I'm intrigued!


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/02 07:51:28


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Interesting...

OK some sort of combat skirt or robe? Something new for the Karists?


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/02 10:11:04


Post by: lord_blackfang


Finally the modular housewives I always wanted


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/02 15:45:29


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 lord_blackfang wrote:
Finally the modular housewives I always wanted


*raises eyebrow*


Oh, you mean in plastic. That’s fantastic.


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/03 01:19:17


Post by: lord marcus


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
By the way, have you guys seen any bump in sales since WGA started selling einharjar? The conversion you showed on the Facebook group was brilliant.

Edit: sincerest flattery.


what conversions are you talking about?


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/03 01:59:52


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 lord marcus wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
By the way, have you guys seen any bump in sales since WGA started selling einharjar? The conversion you showed on the Facebook group was brilliant.

Edit: sincerest flattery.


what conversions are you talking about?


He had posted photos of these guys:



Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/03 03:08:52


Post by: Vermonter


I'm (very slowly) working on a small Karist force. I have a small stylistic question: are all Karists bald? Do they all have a religious mandate to shave their heads, or is it just Kaddar Novas losing their hair from channeling Cybel energy?


Maelstrom's Edge - Feb 2021 Preview, pg12 @ 2021/02/03 03:26:07


Post by: insaniak


Ongoing exposure to na-cybel energy initially causes muscle and bone growth (which is why Shadow Walkers and Tempest Elites are physically larger than regular Troopers, and Novas larger again) but over time also resulting in hair loss and eventually starts wasting their bodies, leaves them looking gaunt and emaciated.

So lower level Karists could potentially have hair, but as they progress through the ranks it would generally either have fallen out or been removed for convenience.

Having said that, while rocking the bald would likely be considered something of a status symbol by Karists at large, there's no reason individual adherents or even entire cells couldn't choose to wear wigs, particularly given Karists' general habit of infiltrating communities on the sly.