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Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 05:10:07


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


We are proud to announce that the third Maelstrom's Edge faction has now launched, with a range of plastic models. We present to you... The Broken!

From the factories and the slums, the mining complexes and the farms of the galaxy come the Broken, a growing movement of citizenry angered by the lack of opportunity to escape the Maelstrom. They are a diverse mix of workers, aliens, and rogues left on doomed worlds by the ruling parties.



These survivors take matters into their own hands after being left behind. They pool their resources and knowledge in a communal effort to escape the Edge. Derelict ships are repaired. Affluent people’s ships are stolen. Government ships are commandeered. Any ship available is pressed into service for the Broken. They are a group unlike any ever seen in the galaxy. Fear, hate, anger, need fused them, these abandoned people, into an unstoppable force with one goal - escape the Edge. The Broken is a term used to unify all such desperate people across the Edge. Their motivation, methods, and sanity vary wildly from fervent revolutionaries to callous pirates to the few who have stared into the maw of the Maelstrom only to come away unhinged.



The Broken are available for purchase now at the Maelstrom's Edge webstore. You can also check out the unit cards and faction rules at our brand new online force listing section.



Half a dozen models can be built from a single set of sprues, with enough options for all of your sci-fi civilian modeling desires to be fulfilled. Suitable as proxy models, conversion fodder, and part swaps for other ranges, there are plenty of uses beyond Maelstrom's Edge, so those spare parts you have left over when building a Broken force will have plenty of uses.



The kit is extremely versatile, with every arm, torso, legs and head a distinct part and combination. No hands are built in to the weapons so they are easily switchable with other models, and the entire kit is almost fully parts compatible with our Karist and Epirian lines, allowing for rogue Karist and Epirian forces to represented, as well as converts and captured equipment.



The kit also has unprecedented diversity for a plastic sci-fi civilian range, featuring plenty of female heads and gender agnostic heads, as well as large mixture of alien heads with variant poses to ensure you can build a force themed around a specific alien type if you so desire.



Keep your eyes on our The Comm Guild website for assembly instructions and more articles featuring The Broken in the near future.

We are also pleased to report that this release kicks off the start of our increased release schedule, with a release planned every month. Make sure you follow us on facebook to see all of our releases as they are revealed!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 06:21:30


Post by: Samsonov


Very nice. Also, would make a good starting point for Necromunda Scavies.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 06:31:58


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


They'll also be great for civilians/non combatants in just about any near future/sci fi setting.

Doesn't someone make 28mm hands with tools? I though Mad Robot but don't see them there.

Anyway, point being a definite buy from me.

Oh and they're $27 for 12 models if anyone's wondering.

https://www.maelstromsedge.com/medge/store.jsp?p=31


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Ah here we are, it was Anvil.



http://anvilindustry.co.uk/modern-equipment-pack



http://anvilindustry.co.uk/bottle-beer-wine-spirits-broken-glass


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 11:44:06


Post by: RiTides


Yeah, I think Anvil's Regiments parts will be a perfect match for these, Kyoto

Where are all the rest of the sweet Broken pics stored at, I think the product page actually doesn't show very many! Loving the attitude on this guy:



I'm definitely picking up a few sets!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 11:51:37


Post by: godswildcard


With every new release it is getting harder and harder to continue to stay out of MEdge. Love this new faction, and very interested to see what that big gribbly is fighting the robot in the artwork.

*sigh*... What's another box of minis in the house anyway, really?


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 12:03:00


Post by: Warhams-77


Some nice, versatile sprues you have there. I'm looking forward to build my first models with them. And the bits box will be filled with useful infantry bits afterwards, too.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 12:03:13


Post by: Yodhrin


OK I was thinking about maybe buying one box for INQ28 and Necromunda conversions, but between the Awesome Space Revolutionaries background and that ginger mental case in the fur coat on the art there I'm seriously tempted to get a small ME force now.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 12:04:16


Post by: darrkespur


Really happy to see these out in the wild after so much time spent planning and developing them! Plenty more to come over the coming months to add to the Broken's rabble.

Just a reminder to anyone new to the background of the game that there are plenty of stories about the Broken in our two short story collections, Tales from the Edge: Emergence and Tales from the Edge: Escalation.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 12:19:49


Post by: JHall


Placed my order this morning! Will make awesome gangers and thugs for Starfinder!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 13:44:26


Post by: RiTides


Yeah I went in for two packs (which will build 2 dozen, and more if I nab some spare torsos!)

With shipping to the US an extremely reasonable $3, it only came out to $53 total including shipping - that's crazy! I think it might be $58 if you don't have the VIP subscription to the site (which gives 10% off, it prompts you if you want to add it at checkout) but still, just nuts.

Now back to scheming on various ways to use these



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 14:08:50


Post by: dekinrie


With the right paint job you could use them for cultists especially with those alien heads for mutants


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 14:26:01


Post by: Do_I_Not_Like_That


Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Sorry, I've been looking forward to this release for a while now

Two reasons for this:

1. Great models for both ME and other sci-fi skirmish games.

2. I can't wait to gun down this rebel scum with my Karist army.



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 17:29:00


Post by: amazingturtles


They look excellent, just what i've been waiting and hoping for since the game was released!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 17:38:30


Post by: Do_I_Not_Like_That


 amazingturtles wrote:
They look excellent, just what i've been waiting and hoping for since the game was released!


Yeah, ME is a very good game, but when you've only got 2 armies to choose from, and a select number of units, it did start to feel a bit too 'samey.'

This third faction is a welcome boost for the game.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 18:22:47


Post by: Easy E


Very cool. A boon the MEdge and sci-fi wargamers everywhere. I hope it sells tons!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 18:45:48


Post by: amazingturtles


 Do_I_Not_Like_That wrote:
 amazingturtles wrote:
They look excellent, just what i've been waiting and hoping for since the game was released!


Yeah, ME is a very good game, but when you've only got 2 armies to choose from, and a select number of units, it did start to feel a bit too 'samey.'

This third faction is a welcome boost for the game.


There is that of course, and also personally there was the fact that the two faction that the game started with both held little appeal to me. The broken are much more my style, in terms of design, backstory, and hopefully game play.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 19:52:10


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


So if nobody is going to ask, I am.

What's the big dude duking it out with the robot in the background of that art? It part of the Broken as well?


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 20:14:38


Post by: insaniak


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
So if nobody is going to ask, I am.

What's the big dude duking it out with the robot in the background of that art? It part of the Broken as well?

Yeah, the Broken incorporate various alien species into their forces, not all of which are human-sized. These will be added to the range over time.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 20:51:11


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
So if nobody is going to ask, I am.

What's the big dude duking it out with the robot in the background of that art? It part of the Broken as well?


You'll notice that our factions all have a big (50mm-ish) centrepiece model as an option and The Broken are no exception. It is not the next release, but it is on the way!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 21:08:34


Post by: RiTides


I seriously can't wait for that big model, it looks like exactly my style . Any chance it's out (or at least revealed!) by the end of the year?



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/29 21:39:14


Post by: filbert


Question: Is it possible to build an equivalent points value force to the MEdge box set forces with the Broken Sprues? How many does one need?


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 00:24:00


Post by: ProtoClone


The best part about these guys is the creativity it allows the player. This theme is something that interests me and have been wanting to see in a game for a long time. The ability to put old pieces to use is a big selling point to me.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 01:57:03


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Lovely! who is the big broken guy in the picture?
Spoiler:


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 02:11:09


Post by: nerdfest09


I really like these! I always toy with the idea of model ranges outside GW but this I think I actually will get! i've nearly finished my own marine army so I'd like to try my hand at a different model line and these look awesome!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 03:07:58


Post by: kestral


I plan to buy a box of these with the terrrain sprue a paycheck or two down the road. $3 shipping gets some serious good will with me.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 03:10:53


Post by: Alpharius


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
Lovely! who is the big broken guy in the picture?
Spoiler:


 Spiral Arm Studios wrote:
 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
So if nobody is going to ask, I am.

What's the big dude duking it out with the robot in the background of that art? It part of the Broken as well?


You'll notice that our factions all have a big (50mm-ish) centrepiece model as an option and The Broken are no exception. It is not the next release, but it is on the way!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 10:22:47


Post by: SteveGaskell


 amazingturtles wrote:
 Do_I_Not_Like_That wrote:
 amazingturtles wrote:
They look excellent, just what i've been waiting and hoping for since the game was released!


Yeah, ME is a very good game, but when you've only got 2 armies to choose from, and a select number of units, it did start to feel a bit too 'samey.'

This third faction is a welcome boost for the game.


There is that of course, and also personally there was the fact that the two faction that the game started with both held little appeal to me. The broken are much more my style, in terms of design, backstory, and hopefully game play.


We're really excited to see these in the wild now! I can understand how the Broken have a lot of appeal in the variety of their organization, and how they represent the "underdog" in the Maelstrom's Edge universe. Saying that, both the Epirian Foundation and the Karist Enclave aren't quite so monolithic as they might first appear. When you dig into both their backgrounds, you quickly realize there's a lot of potential for internal conflict, and there's no easy answers about who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. As we expand the fiction, you'll see this more and more.

And then there's the Remnant . . .


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 10:40:07


Post by: SeanDrake


Ordered a couple as look fun to build and may make ok inquistor henchmen.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 14:35:38


Post by: Jerram


 SteveGaskell wrote:


And then there's the Remnant . . .


Why do you tease me so.....When ????


And why do you guys hate my wallet, I had convinced myself shipping was going to be prohibitive but then someone said 3 bucks, will power crumbling.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 20:19:57


Post by: insaniak


 filbert wrote:
Question: Is it possible to build an equivalent points value force to the MEdge box set forces with the Broken Sprues? How many does one need?

The Broken are a horde army, so their units are really cheap, points-wise. The starter set forces come in at around about 120 points. For an equivalent points value in just the 4 Broken units available now, you can do it with 11 sets (66 models), which would set you back around US$150. Not bad for a horde force.


There will be other units released for them in the nearish future as well (and I will likely be working up a few 'unnoficial' units along the way as I start playing with conversions, for those interested in such things ) that will help soak up some points when it is time to expand from there


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 20:53:54


Post by: lord_blackfang


Okay this is pretty sweet. Looks great for Deadzone Rebs too.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/09/30 21:00:40


Post by: filbert


 insaniak wrote:
 filbert wrote:
Question: Is it possible to build an equivalent points value force to the MEdge box set forces with the Broken Sprues? How many does one need?

The Broken are a horde army, so their units are really cheap, points-wise. The starter set forces come in at around about 120 points. For an equivalent points value in just the 4 Broken units available now, you can do it with 11 sets (66 models), which would set you back around US$150. Not bad for a horde force.


There will be other units released for them in the nearish future as well (and I will likely be working up a few 'unnoficial' units along the way as I start playing with conversions, for those interested in such things ) that will help soak up some points when it is time to expand from there


Excellent stuff - I wonder if fluff-wise one can justify the Broken 'liberating' some Epirian mechs to give some bulk to their army list?


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 01:02:19


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The second story in the Emergence book is about a character named Mama Bot, a former Epirian who could commandeer mechs.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 01:57:56


Post by: insaniak


Yeah, I've been tinkering with an idea for a renegade bot handler unit, who would control a bot mob comprised of Spider and/or scarecrow frames, with slightly reduced stats and Broken weapons replacing the Epirian armament.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 08:56:07


Post by: SteveGaskell


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
The second story in the Emergence book is about a character named Mama Bot, a former Epirian who could commandeer mechs.


The story is called "Little Bots" and was written by Rob Ziegler, one of the well established SF authors (incl. Alastair Reynolds!) we signed up to write in the Maelstrom's Edge universe. It's a fantastic tale, one of my favourites, and showcases the kinds of crossovers that can happen in the chaos of the Edge.

I should also mention that the story is found in the Tales from the Edge: Escalation collection, not the Emergence volume.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 10:26:43


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


First squad complete, only a bazillion to go



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 11:10:06


Post by: insaniak


Nice start!

No paint on mine yet



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 11:45:11


Post by: Yodhrin


Any way I could induce you gents to take some pics next to Skitarii/GSC/etc size models?


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 12:35:27


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


Best I can do is this bunch of Imperial chaps:



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 14:24:23


Post by: lord_blackfang


Does ME have an EU distributor?


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 14:31:18


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 SteveGaskell wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
The second story in the Emergence book is about a character named Mama Bot, a former name who could commandeer mechs.


The story is called "Little Bots" and was written by Rob Ziegler, one of the well established SF authors (incl. Alastair Reynolds!) we signed up to write in the Maelstrom's Edge universe. It's a fantastic tale, one of my favourites, and showcases the kinds of crossovers that can happen in the chaos of the Edge.

I should also mention that the story is found in the Tales from the Edge: Escalation collection, not the Emergence volume.


My apologies. I agree that it was a great story, even if I can't remember the E-word of the title.



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 18:53:30


Post by: SteveGaskell


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 SteveGaskell wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
The second story in the Emergence book is about a character named Mama Bot, a former name who could commandeer mechs.


The story is called "Little Bots" and was written by Rob Ziegler, one of the well established SF authors (incl. Alastair Reynolds!) we signed up to write in the Maelstrom's Edge universe. It's a fantastic tale, one of my favourites, and showcases the kinds of crossovers that can happen in the chaos of the Edge.

I should also mention that the story is found in the Tales from the Edge: Escalation collection, not the Emergence volume.


My apologies. I agree that it was a great story, even if I can't remember the E-word of the title.



No problem! The titles are pretty similar--just wanted to make sure that other readers didn't order Emergence then get annoyed when they couldn't find the story you mentioned. More news on the fiction front coming soon btw!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/01 18:55:51


Post by: legoburner


 lord_blackfang wrote:
Does ME have an EU distributor?


Yes, north star. These specific models are not being released through distribution just yet though.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/02 17:18:28


Post by: Grumblewartz


Wow, those are fantastic models. I love the motley look of the Broken. Haven't purchased any of your miniatures before, but I am definitely buying a 3 pack of these guys! And, as a paying customer, I will say that the slight discount that you offer when purchasing multiple sets is appreciated!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/02 19:06:50


Post by: Pacific


Have to say this is a fantastic looking set!

As others have said this is going to have so much use, beyond Medge even.

Personally think they would be ideal for Rogue Star, and making up some of the random and eclectic mix of characters you can play in that game.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/02 19:17:23


Post by: insaniak


You can now find an assembly guide for the basic Broken Rabble unit here, or on the Comm Guild Blog here.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/02 22:25:15


Post by: AegisGrimm


Would be interesting to make some Scarecrows and paint them as individuals, kind of like Chappie:



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/03 03:54:20


Post by: plessiez


Do you have plans to make these available through any distributors? I'd like to get some and I can definitely see myself adding them into an order from Wayland Games or somewhere like that but I can't justify the shipping cost to get them direct from you.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/03 12:50:01


Post by: RiTides


What's the shipping to Aus, out of curiosity? To the US it's only $3 (even though these are shipping from the UK I believe?) which I thought was crazy good, but everything seems more expensive to ship down under


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/03 13:06:27


Post by: legoburner


$15 US up to 1KG, $20 US up to 2KG to Australia if I recall correctly.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/03 13:20:24


Post by: Scott


This kit looks great, so versatile.

I like the options for a wide cast of characters - different sexes and species. Well done!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/03 13:45:38


Post by: xghostmakerx


How are these in size compared to GW models? I'd like to see them compared to cultists or GSC


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/03 14:33:54


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


There's an image above comparing to various IG models if that helps.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/04 01:01:39


Post by: plessiez


Yeah, $15 to oz. I usually buy stuff from the UK from companies that do free international shipping over a certain amount.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/04 01:24:45


Post by: angryboy2k


Not built or painted anything in over a year and I've got nobody to play with here, but I'm super excited to have bought three sprues of these guys - and I finally picked up the expansion sprue too. Looking forward to receiving them!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/04 21:20:26


Post by: darrkespur


 Yodhrin wrote:
Any way I could induce you gents to take some pics next to Skitarii/GSC/etc size models?


This has come up a couple of times and I had some Genestelaer Cult Neophyte Hybrids lying around on the sprue, so here's a quick comparison:



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/07 08:15:45


Post by: SteveGaskell


Looking forward to seeing more Broken assembled and painted! Seeing the models is great inspiration for the stories, so keep 'em coming!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/10 18:38:56


Post by: insaniak


There are now assembly guides up on the Comm Guild site for the regular Broken Rabble unit, and the Rabble Assault Unit -

http://www.thecommguild.com/roller/thecommguild/entry/assembly-guide-broken-rabble

http://www.thecommguild.com/roller/thecommguild/entry/assembly-guide-broken-rabble-assault



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/30 09:52:31


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


Our regular release cycle continues tomorrow, with the brand new Angel Hellblaster unit for the Karist Enclave. Available about 30 hours from now, this unit gets you close to a viable all-Angel force.



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/30 10:31:18


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Puppies!

Will that be plastic or resin?


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/30 10:34:15


Post by: legoburner


This is the first resin model and will come in a pack of 2 with variant bodies and legs.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/30 19:21:43


Post by: insaniak


Very excited to see the first of the new resins roll out



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/31 00:48:07


Post by: RiTides


Was there an unpainted sneak peak pic of this from Salute? I'd love to see it in the bare resin too if possible


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/31 01:20:45


Post by: insaniak


There were some bare resin pics in Navarro's Salute coverage on his blog here - http://mr-bugman.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/salute-2017-coverage-part-6.html


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/10/31 14:40:54


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios


We at Spiral Arm Studios are proud to announce the immediate release of the Karist Angel Hellblaster unit. A valuable addition to any Karist force and our first ever resin model! It seems fitting to release a monstrous creature on Halloween!



The Angel Hellblaster is a juvenile form of an Angel. Larger than a minnow but smaller than a mature Angel, juvenile angels can take many forms, but Karist Keepers try to goad certain Minnows into a Hellblaster form for the many tactical advantages the Hellblaster type offers.

First and foremost, the Cybel Blast ability sets these guys apart from the rest of the Karist forces. Using a powerful template blast, they can really hold their own.


Cybel Blast: Range 24", SHO 2+SB, PEN 4, DAM 1, Special: AoE (SB), Explosive (6+).


The full Angel Hellblaster profile and force builder elements can be found on the Force Lists section of the Maelstrom's Edge website.

Two distinct models are available in a single pack:



The Hellblaster sits on a 44mm base, the same as the Epirian Spider Drones and Hunter Warmechs. Here's what the Angel range looks like now:



If you have wanted to build an all-Angel army, we are just one model away from it being completely viable, and the Angel Hellblaster will be the Hammer of your force.





The Angel Hellblaster is available now in the Maelstrom's Edge webstore.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/11/30 18:25:55


Post by: insaniak


Spiral Arm Studios wrote:

Spiral Arm Studios are proud to present our latest release in our continuing one release per month cycle - Karist Heavy Weapons.







These weapons are resin, with slightly up-armoured Karist troopers carrying and operating them. One of the weapons can now be added to your basic Karist Trooper squads for +1 to +2 points, or you can build an entirely new Anvil unit with two heavy weapons - the Karist Trooper Heavy Squad.







Weapon and unit rules are available on the Karist online unit cards section of the Maelstrom's Edge website.




The models are available for purchase right now at the Maelstrom's Edge store.




You'll also notice that the kit comes with a Karist trooper head which has the mask removed, revealing the human underneath.







The above model is also demonstrating the alternate arm option, holding a cybel ammo cannister. Parts are broadly interchangeable with the rest of the Karist range, opening up further options and conversion possibilities!




Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/11/30 19:11:00


Post by: AegisGrimm


Those are pretty cool!


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/01 03:08:01


Post by: MajorTom11


Just noticed these in the Medge section - will repost what I wrote there -

 MajorTom11 wrote:
Hey those are really nice! Good job on the new weapon designs and the heavier trooper armor nods to the elites... Also like the mods to the helmets (tri-eye, more angular). And of course, the shark-gills on the bracers.

Pretty impressed guys, these are nice additions!


Seriously, good job, it's pretty damn sexy -


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/01 06:48:10


Post by: insaniak


Yeah, I'm having a play with a couple of these now. I'm seriously in love with the lance and the multi-barrel grenade launcher.

They're fantastic models, and the resin caster is some sort of wizard.



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/02 19:03:30


Post by: Gimgamgoo


And... ordered. :-)

Any chance you can have pdf files with the cards in for each faction that get updated? The print webpage thing hasn't worked for me at all and I have to print screen, then crop, paste into a program I can use measurements in and adjust the size to card size before printing.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/02 19:47:42


Post by: YouKnowsIt


I've been waiting to do an order once a few of these new sets are out.

Do the troopers come with 2 of each heavy weapon option or just 1 of each?


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/02 22:17:48


Post by: insaniak


The heavy troopers come with 1 each of the three weapons.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/03 06:47:33


Post by: angryboy2k


In addition to Gimgamgoo's feedback, I think that the Karist weapon summary is missing at least one of the new heavy weapons.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/03 09:37:15


Post by: yakface



The Angel Hellblaster's Cybel Blast and the two new heavy weapons (Cybel Lance & Ripper Heavy Grenade Launcher) are not on the summary yet.

We're working on updating that now, but in the meantime, the stats for those weapons are in our online force builder:

https://www.maelstromsedge.com/medge/forcelist.jsp

Just go to the relevant unit's card and at the bottom there is a summary of each unit's equipment and abilities.

We're still working through adding all that info into the force builder, but those new weapons have definitely already been added.




Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/29 19:47:01


Post by: insaniak


Spiral Arm Studios are proud to present our latest release in our continuing one release per month cycle - The Karist Keeper.







This high quality resin kit contains one Karist Angel Keeper model with two weapon options and a 25mm base. The cybel Goad can be assembled in a variety of angles for added dynamism. This Command model enables an all-Angel Karist army to be fielded, creating a very visually distinct force.







Angel Keepers are a strange, isolated offshoot within the Karist Priesthood. For hundreds of years, the Keepers of the Karist Enclave have enslaved the alien creatures known as Angels, keeping them docile using regimented doses of cybel energy. The Keepers experiment on their captives, using different forms of cybel energy and electromagnetically charged cages to shape the Angels, encouraging them to grow new limbs or shapes to match the Enclave's requirements. While all Karists are secretive, Keepers take this mantra to another level. Keeper Initiates hand-picked from amongst the ranks of Novitiate priests secretly study sacred texts from venerated Keepers on both the Karist faith and the complexities of caring for the Angel creatures. Some Initiates drop out when they witness the trapping of Angel Minnows with tainted cybel energy. But those who persevere with their training find Angels to be magnificent, transcendent beings, and pledge their lives to the cause. Junior Keepers undertake a vow of silence, abandoning common human pursuits to focus solely on the miraculous Angels. Keepers study Angels for many years, learning to train and even speak to them in a rudimentary, computer-assisted, language. Those that graduate to the full rank of Angel Keeper undergo surgery to replace their vocal cords with a cybernetic enhancement, effectively allowing them to 'speak' the language of the Angels.







Keepers are the least public of the Kaddar sect, having little to do with local populations, but fulfilling the critical role of Angel harvesting and training. On the battlefield, Keepers are tasked with marshalling Angel units to attack the enemy, an often tricky prospect. As the Angels feel the effects of mass and gravity far stronger than their other senses, Keepers can lead Angels around using the pulsed gravitic generator attached to their voicebox. The combination of sound and gravitic waves is irresistible to smaller Angels, but headstrong Mature Angels often ignore these orders if more tempting prey is available. Therefore, Keepers also utilise grenade launchers equipped with Swarmer rounds to douse enemy units with Na-Cybel. Not only do enemy units become incapacitated through temporary euphoria, but the Na-Cybel also draws the attention of any Angels nearby. When a Keeper and an Angel are in harmony, the consequences for their enemies can be devastating.




Weapon and model rules are available at the Karist online unit cards section of the Maelstrom's Edge website.




The Karist Keeper is available for purchase right now at the Maelstrom's Edge store.



Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/29 22:17:08


Post by: RiTides


That model rocks! More resin kits like this, please


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/29 22:43:46


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I love the armor and fabric layers. He looks really badass. Unfortunately, his helmet has a hole in it that would need to be putties or painted out.

Armed with that cybel goad and painted red, he would make an awesome guard for any supreme leader named after the muppet who sold smack on Sesame Street.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/30 00:15:43


Post by: insaniak


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
I love the armor and fabric layers. He looks really badass. Unfortunately, his helmet has a hole in it that would need to be putties or painted out.

What hole are you referring to?

For that matter, what helmet are you referring to...?


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/30 00:34:27


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


The helmet that covers his face and the right half of his head. Clearly, battlefield head gear should cover the whole cranium, so that gap where you can see his left eye and temple and this service studs must be a hole in otherwise serviceable gear.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/30 01:13:31


Post by: insaniak


Ah, ok. It's not a helmet. He has an eye piece over his right eye, and a vocaliser to communicate with his Angels.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/30 01:38:43


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 insaniak wrote:
Ah, ok. It's not a helmet. He has an eye piece over his right eye, and a vocaliser to communicate with his Angels.


Well, I'll be.

I bet I have a spare helmet somewhere the poor guy could use.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/30 22:32:32


Post by: kestral


Looking good! The Karists seem to be fleshing out.


Maelstrom's Edge - New Karist Angel Keeper! (page 3) @ 2017/12/31 02:24:02


Post by: Theophony


I’m glad stuff is getting more fleshed out, I just saw that our FLGS has gotten 3 core sets in this week.