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Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/09/29 06:21:30


Post by: Samsonov


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


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/09/30 01:57:03


Post by: Jehan-reznor


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


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/09/30 20:53:54


Post by: lord_blackfang


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


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/10/01 10:26:43


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


First squad complete, only a bazillion to go



Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/10/01 11:10:06


Post by: insaniak


Nice start!

No paint on mine yet



Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/10/01 12:35:27


Post by: Sgt. Oddball


Best I can do is this bunch of Imperial chaps:



Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/10/01 14:24:23


Post by: lord_blackfang


Does ME have an EU distributor?


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/10/30 10:31:18


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Puppies!

Will that be plastic or resin?


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/10/30 19:21:43


Post by: insaniak


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



Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/11/30 19:11:00


Post by: AegisGrimm


Those are pretty cool!


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/12/02 22:17:48


Post by: insaniak


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


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/12/29 22:17:08


Post by: RiTides


That model rocks! More resin kits like this, please


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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 - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2017/12/30 22:32:32


Post by: kestral


Looking good! The Karists seem to be fleshing out.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 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.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 09:45:23


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios




Spiral Arm Studios are proud to present their latest release - the Gnolti - a large, brutish alien which fights alongside the Broken. This four part resin model is the biggest we've ever made and is available now on the Maelstrom's Edge webstore.



The Gnolti are large, slow moving creatures with strength many times that of a human. Gnolti evolved on the high gravity moon orbiting the gas giant Encelasa, and were amongst the first alien species met by humanity. Many Gnolti remain on their homeworld, but some take up a nomadic life across the Spiral Arm, earning money with their bulky frames to send back home. Originally hired and transported to systems requiring extreme manual labour or exposure to elements lethal to humans, their normally calm, thoughtful temperament made Gnolti easy to integrate into human society. Gnolti are extremely loyal to those who treat them well, gladly risking themselves to protect their friends. Despite being incredibly useful, Gnolti are often denied berths on planetary evacuation ships due to their extreme size. Gnoltis have few opportunities to escape the Maelstrom, and stranded Gnolti are a common recruit into the ragtag warbands of the Broken, where their physical power can be a huge asset.



It takes an incredible amount of punishment to bring down a Gnolti in battle. Besides their massive strength and incredible toughness, Gnolti are blessed with an extreme regenerative trait that allows them to heal in just minutes massive wounds that would easily fell other species. Gnolti may be slow to anger, but once roused, their rage is hard to quench. A rampaging Gnolti is an image impossible to forget for those lucky enough to survive their attack. Frequently a Broken ringleader won't even arm their Gnolti comrades, as the spectacle of an enraged charging Gnolti can disrupt all but the most disciplined defensive lines. This near legendary reputation means that on the battlefield, Gnolti become a primary target of the enemy, regardless of whether they should be or not. The Broken gladly leverage this notion and use Gnolti as a screen for their more vulnerable units. The ferocity and size of a Gnolti is even used as a distraction tactic, drawing the fire of enemy troops so that other Broken can manoeuvre unhindered, to devastating effect. The Broken do not take the sacrifice of Gnolti lightly. At the end of each battle, Gnolti are given first pick of any loot that was captured, and every member of the warband stops by to wish thanks to the Gnolti they served with, or to pay homage to those Gnolti that didn't survive.



The Gnolti rules are available as always at the Maelstrom's Edge website, in the Force Listings section. Equipped with the ability to regenerate, and with massive fists to plow through enemy lines, this powerful model is a solid centrepiece for Broken detachments.



This is a four part resin model which has some posing flexibility at the forearms. Overall, the Gnolti has a mostly fixed pose designed to show the lumbering power of the model.



The Gnolti is available for purchase right now in the Maelstrom's Edge webstore.




Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 10:37:48


Post by: Mymearan


Ohm wow! Very impressed. In fact this is the first ME model I’ve seen that I actually would purchase, and that to me looks on par with the models from more established companies. Lovely, just lovely design and sculpt both!


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 11:55:07


Post by: Necros


Looks pretty badass.. more please


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 12:07:33


Post by: RiTides


And totally ordered! I have been looking forward to the Gnolti since seeing their description... and the final result blows me away! Love the chunkiness and how it fills out that massive base



Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 15:03:33


Post by: Gallahad


That is a great model. Really great design choices. I love the juxtaposition of the ribbed padded cloth over the scaly skin texture, it is really visually interesting. The face is also great.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 15:20:18


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


The look would fit very will with the Gates of Antares Boromites too


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 16:39:03


Post by: DarkTraveler777


Yeah, that sucker is slick! Very, very nice.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 17:01:38


Post by: darrkespur


Love how this model turned out and really happy that it's out in the real world at last! Looking forward to geting my hands on one soon, it'll look great amidst my Broken hordes

There was a glimpse at the gnolti back in my short story 'The Shipyard' that we released way back during the Kickstarter - you can read that in PDF here:

http://www.maelstromsedge.com/The%20Shipyard.pdf


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 17:38:07


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Love that grizzled Gnolti. I'm tempted to name mine "Richman's Busey". The big arms/short legs design on him works really well; Mantic could learn a lot from this mini. Love the face, the armor and the textures.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 19:07:26


Post by: RiTides


I think this awesomeness needs to be quoted onto the current page

 Spiral Arm Studios wrote:


Spiral Arm Studios are proud to present their latest release - the Gnolti - a large, brutish alien which fights alongside the Broken. This four part resin model is the biggest we've ever made and is available now on the Maelstrom's Edge webstore.



The Gnolti are large, slow moving creatures with strength many times that of a human. Gnolti evolved on the high gravity moon orbiting the gas giant Encelasa, and were amongst the first alien species met by humanity. Many Gnolti remain on their homeworld, but some take up a nomadic life across the Spiral Arm, earning money with their bulky frames to send back home. Originally hired and transported to systems requiring extreme manual labour or exposure to elements lethal to humans, their normally calm, thoughtful temperament made Gnolti easy to integrate into human society. Gnolti are extremely loyal to those who treat them well, gladly risking themselves to protect their friends. Despite being incredibly useful, Gnolti are often denied berths on planetary evacuation ships due to their extreme size. Gnoltis have few opportunities to escape the Maelstrom, and stranded Gnolti are a common recruit into the ragtag warbands of the Broken, where their physical power can be a huge asset.



It takes an incredible amount of punishment to bring down a Gnolti in battle. Besides their massive strength and incredible toughness, Gnolti are blessed with an extreme regenerative trait that allows them to heal in just minutes massive wounds that would easily fell other species. Gnolti may be slow to anger, but once roused, their rage is hard to quench. A rampaging Gnolti is an image impossible to forget for those lucky enough to survive their attack. Frequently a Broken ringleader won't even arm their Gnolti comrades, as the spectacle of an enraged charging Gnolti can disrupt all but the most disciplined defensive lines. This near legendary reputation means that on the battlefield, Gnolti become a primary target of the enemy, regardless of whether they should be or not. The Broken gladly leverage this notion and use Gnolti as a screen for their more vulnerable units. The ferocity and size of a Gnolti is even used as a distraction tactic, drawing the fire of enemy troops so that other Broken can manoeuvre unhindered, to devastating effect. The Broken do not take the sacrifice of Gnolti lightly. At the end of each battle, Gnolti are given first pick of any loot that was captured, and every member of the warband stops by to wish thanks to the Gnolti they served with, or to pay homage to those Gnolti that didn't survive.



The Gnolti rules are available as always at the Maelstrom's Edge website, in the Force Listings section. Equipped with the ability to regenerate, and with massive fists to plow through enemy lines, this powerful model is a solid centrepiece for Broken detachments.



This is a four part resin model which has some posing flexibility at the forearms. Overall, the Gnolti has a mostly fixed pose designed to show the lumbering power of the model.



The Gnolti is available for purchase right now in the Maelstrom's Edge webstore.



By the way, what is the base size on this beast - 50mm or maybe 60mm?

And thanks very much for the story link, darrkespur!



Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 19:42:57


Post by: insaniak


He's on the same large base used for the Mature Angel, so 52mm.


Working on mine at the moment, and loving this model so very much...



Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 20:31:06


Post by: Theophony


Definitely looks like something fun to hunt in the underhive


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/26 22:20:49


Post by: Lorek


That looks absolutely amazing. It really is a great centerpiece model!


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/27 13:00:20


Post by: RiTides


Well done on the use of the open fist, insaniak


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/27 14:36:29


Post by: ChaoticMind


At some point I’ll have to have the FLGS order me a Broken force.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/29 02:14:04


Post by: insaniak


Still WIP, but I am loving this model more than is probably healthy for either of us...



Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/29 03:15:39


Post by: gigasnail


what a beast! nice looking model.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/01/29 10:18:15


Post by: cygnnus


Pretty cool model. I’d have to name mine, Gnik...

Valete,

JohnS


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/03 18:24:05


Post by: HisDivineShadow


Hopefully the quality of this sculpt is a sign of things to come? It definitely looks better the previous stuff


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/03 23:26:47


Post by: Gimgamgoo


 HisDivineShadow wrote:
Hopefully the quality of this sculpt is a sign of things to come? It definitely looks better the previous stuff


I honestly find this a hard statement to believe.
Every model I've ever had has been of far better quality than any I've had from other manufacturers.
I'm not scraping plastic mold lines from between spikes like on GW models. I'm not getting wrong parts in boxes like I always seem to get with Bolt Action and Gates of Antares. I like Mantic models, but MEdge quality is in a different league entirely. The resin for MEdge has so far been perfect, barely any clean up needed and never a bubble or miscast.
I know some people dislike some of the aesthetics, but I'll keep buying this top end stuff for whatever sci fi game I'm playing.
The only dislike I have is that the main Angel is too monopose, but if you only use one in an army, it's not a problem.

I put my Gnolti together tonight. Another awesome model. I'm just glad it survived the bubblewrap and flat packaging Wayland sent it in.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/03 23:59:07


Post by: Theophony


 Gimgamgoo wrote:
 HisDivineShadow wrote:
Hopefully the quality of this sculpt is a sign of things to come? It definitely looks better the previous stuff


I honestly find this a hard statement to believe.
Every model I've ever had has been of far better quality than any I've had from other manufacturers.
I'm not scraping plastic mold lines from between spikes like on GW models. I'm not getting wrong parts in boxes like I always seem to get with Bolt Action and Gates of Antares. I like Mantic models, but MEdge quality is in a different league entirely. The resin for MEdge has so far been perfect, barely any clean up needed and never a bubble or miscast.
I know some people dislike some of the aesthetics, but I'll keep buying this top end stuff for whatever sci fi game I'm playing.
The only dislike I have is that the main Angel is too monopose, but if you only use one in an army, it's not a problem.

I put my Gnolti together tonight. Another awesome model. I'm just glad it survived the bubblewrap and flat packaging Wayland sent it in.

I love the Gnolti, I like what I see with the broken, but the starter armies do nothing for me. So much so that someone has 3 of the battle for Z? On consignment at the FLGS for $30 each brand new and I have passed on it. They might be crisp right now, but we would have to see how well the mold holds up in comparison to gw after 40,000 shots.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 00:23:40


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Which FLGS?


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 02:20:06


Post by: HisDivineShadow


 Gimgamgoo wrote:
 HisDivineShadow wrote:
Hopefully the quality of this sculpt is a sign of things to come? It definitely looks better the previous stuff


I honestly find this a hard statement to believe.
Every model I've ever had has been of far better quality than any I've had from other manufacturers.
I'm not scraping plastic mold lines from between spikes like on GW models. I'm not getting wrong parts in boxes like I always seem to get with Bolt Action and Gates of Antares. I like Mantic models, but MEdge quality is in a different league entirely. The resin for MEdge has so far been perfect, barely any clean up needed and never a bubble or miscast.
I know some people dislike some of the aesthetics, but I'll keep buying this top end stuff for whatever sci fi game I'm playing.
The only dislike I have is that the main Angel is too monopose, but if you only use one in an army, it's not a problem.

I put my Gnolti together tonight. Another awesome model. I'm just glad it survived the bubblewrap and flat packaging Wayland sent it in.


Take off the fanboi filter for a sec and you can't even pretend the detail on the Gnolti isn't leagues above the rest of the range.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 04:07:51


Post by: legoburner


 Theophony wrote:

They might be crisp right now, but we would have to see how well the mold holds up in comparison to gw after 40,000 shots.


The resin mould gets re-cut every 30 shots. Many of the plastic sprues have already done 40,000 shots too and are just as crisp now as they were then - they are rated for 250,000.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 10:51:53


Post by: insaniak


 HisDivineShadow wrote:

Take off the fanboi filter for a sec and you can't even pretend the detail on the Gnolti isn't leagues above the rest of the range.

It's better than the plastics, certainly. That's pretty much a given... resin is always going to give crisper detail than polystyrene. It's on par with the other resins released so far, though... they've all been superb.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 13:10:16


Post by: RiTides


(Im)Patiently waiting for mine to arrive so I can weigh in on quality

The resins all do look sharp in the pics, but I think this sculpt is just fantastic and that's what has it standing out so much . It's definitely my favorite to date!


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 16:30:05


Post by: Gimgamgoo


 HisDivineShadow wrote:

Take off the fanboi filter for a sec and you can't even pretend the detail on the Gnolti isn't leagues above the rest of the range.


Wow... I made it to over 30 years playing wargames before being called a fanboi.

I'm not (yet) a fan of the MEdge rules, but the figures are all top quality. I assume to comment you've bought or own every single one - particularly the resins.
My personal favourites are actually the Karist heavy weapons troops in resin. They are as well cast and sharp as the Gnolti.

I also wasn't referring to the looks, or style of the models either. I was comparing them to the quality of the casting. I've played a lot of games and collected a lot of figures in 30+ years and the MEdge range is by far the best cast set of wargaming figures. I've yet to have any bad casts.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 18:44:43


Post by: Mymearan


 Gimgamgoo wrote:
 HisDivineShadow wrote:
Hopefully the quality of this sculpt is a sign of things to come? It definitely looks better the previous stuff


I honestly find this a hard statement to believe.
Every model I've ever had has been of far better quality than any I've had from other manufacturers.
I'm not scraping plastic mold lines from between spikes like on GW models. I'm not getting wrong parts in boxes like I always seem to get with Bolt Action and Gates of Antares. I like Mantic models, but MEdge quality is in a different league entirely. The resin for MEdge has so far been perfect, barely any clean up needed and never a bubble or miscast.
I know some people dislike some of the aesthetics, but I'll keep buying this top end stuff for whatever sci fi game I'm playing.
The only dislike I have is that the main Angel is too monopose, but if you only use one in an army, it's not a problem.

I put my Gnolti together tonight. Another awesome model. I'm just glad it survived the bubblewrap and flat packaging Wayland sent it in.


He might mean the design. To me most of their previous stuff is on the level of the most uninspired GW mid-90s plastic designs. This guy has a much more unique and appealing design, plus a dynamic and interestingly pose.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 19:00:26


Post by: Gimgamgoo


 Mymearan wrote:

He might mean the design. To me most of their previous the previous stuff, in terms of aesthetics, poses, design elements, are stuck in the 90s, with some of the most unappealing designs I’ve seen in a game of this caliber (those Epirians... eep indeed). Makes the mostly boring Gates of Antares designs look like a work of genius. This guy, on the other hand, suddenly has a completely different aesthetic that looks modern, has a dynamic pose and a somewhat unique aesthetic. A huge step up and I certainly hope they keep going in this direction.


Ok. I'll agree to disagree with you.
I hear this phraase "stuck in the 90's" all the times on this forum - mainly from GW fans like yourself. I don't understand what it means. Honestly. Do you mean the figures are in a stood pose rather than modelled halfway through some sort of running pose? mid fist swing? Balancing on tendrils? Most GW stuff these days is what you seem to be calling "dynamic". I personally like my models to look like they're stood still. Mainly because when I look down at my gaming table, the figures are actually stood still. Seeing a figure in a running pose always looks silly when the model itself is still. But each to their own. Further to this 90's thing. GW used to make models in the (late) 90's that could have bodies and legs at all kinds of angles, arms positions too. Nowadays most are monopose. How is this an improvement over the 90's? I know GW now cover their models in loads of tiny details so this is an improvement, unless ofc it's yet more skulls or rune acne.

The recent resin models coming out of SAS are a delight though, and I for one are glad the fantastic resin Karist Heavy troops are in "stood still" non-dynamic positions.




Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 19:12:13


Post by: YouKnowsIt


I don't remember as many kits with the posing flexibility of the Maelstrom's Edge plastics back in the 90s. Certainly they didn't have the level of detail that the ME ones do.

Soldiers don't tend to shoot their guns while doing a ballet, so I don't have a problem with more stationary leg poses personally.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/04 20:16:30


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I'm loving the Bolshoi Revolution myself, but I wouldn't say the poses were the problem with the Epirians and cultists. I don't want to get into the whole thing again, but I will agree that I love Medge's newer, improved sculpts.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/24 19:24:16


Post by: insaniak




The Sig Jammer is the latest resin release for Maelstrom's Edge and helps the Broken counter the technological superiority of their adversaries. As usual, the unit's rules can be found in the online unit card section of the Maelstrom's Edge website, where you are able to learn about the specific rules of the Tech Disruptor (pile on those Suppression Tokens!) and the other equipped weapons of the Sig Jammer.







The ramshackle fleets of the Broken don't possess extensive R&D departments or mass production facilities, but what they lack in investment, they make up for in unregulated ingenuity and daring invention. The Broken is a haven for technological savants and rebellious hackers, rulebreakers ostracised and hunted by a society scared of their technological prowess. Whether driven to the Broken by the Maelstrom or the authorities, these maverick inventors are encouraged to experiment and tinker. These 'Jammers' soon thrive among the Broken ranks, using their skills to break into computer networks, disrupt signals, and generally set technology against their users. It is a rare mercurial talent to be able to invent the kind of disruptive equipment the Jammers carry, and sending a Jammer Savant deep into enemy territory is not a viable strategy. Instead, Broken leadership encourages anyone with a natural aptitude for technology to become an apprentice, or 'Sig Jammer'. In peacetime, these neophytes are a mixture of servant and apprentice, taking care of a Savant's every need, or searching for the particular parts needed to complete the Savant's latest technological masterpiece.







Once the Broken go to war, Sig Jammers are given disruption tech and thrust towards the enemy to cause havoc. A Sig Jammer's average lifespan doesn't tend to be terribly long, yet there is never a shortage of souls looking to become one. In fact, in some Broken societies, a lottery has to be held to select new Sig Jammers from amongst all the hopefuls. This is easier to understand when the alternative is being drafted into a Broken Rabble unit, which is roughly akin to being thrown into a meat grinder. In battle, Sig Jammers sneak near enemy lines and wage short-ranged technological warfare on the enemy, degrading their weapon systems and disrupting their broadcast frequencies. Sig Jammers project a localised disruptive field from their Tech Disruptor beam weapons to hamper electronic devices, disorienting or shutting down enemy targeting and support systems. Sig Jammers also use their arm-mounted targeting scrambler for protection, sending out dozens of false positives to enemy targeting computers, causing additional confusion and pandemonium amongst their adversaries.




http://www.thecommguild.com/roller/thecommguild/entry/the-broken-s-first-elite


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/02/24 21:48:22


Post by: Gallahad


Great idea for a unit. I like the sculpt as well.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/03/31 04:02:43


Post by: Spiral Arm Studios




The Marsayan Hypnotist is the next resin release for the Broken faction in Maelstrom's Edge. The first 'Add-On' unit type available for the Broken, the Marsayan Hypnotist can be added to different Broken squads to help protect them from enemy fire, as detailed on the model's profile card in the online unit card section of the Maelstrom's Edge website.




Marsays are not naturally gifted fighters, nor are they a particularly good shot. With their long limbs, clumsy gait and large bulbous eyes, Marsays don't seem a threat. Disguised behind those eyes, however, is their remarkable ability to influence the mind of others. This is a slumbering ability that most Marsay cannot consciously steer, only presenting itself when the Marsay is angry or fearful. There are some, however, who can exercise this power at will, giving them frightening control over those around them. At a distance, a Marsay can subtly suggest to the enemy to perhaps choose a different target to fire at. Up close, they can create much more intense hallucinations or make an opponent become violently ill.







There are rumours that a great Marsayan empire existed, comprising dozens of worlds, stretched across multiple systems. Driven by the most influential telepaths, the Marsayan Empire was thought to be deeply unequal and aggressive towards other cultures. Neighbouring human worlds, either threatened or jealous of the Marsayan abilities, banded together to attack, and most of the Empire was exterminated. The surviving Marsays fled their home worlds and learned to hide amongst human populations. All official records of the Marsayan civilization were wiped out by the arrival of the Maelstrom. Today, Marsays are mostly black market merchants by trade. Common sights in bazaars across the Arm, they are respected for their business acumen and the quality of their wares. Marsayan Ranja is an especially popular liqueur. Equally well known, however, is the Marsayan Swindle. Many an unsuspecting buyer at a Marsay market stall has suddenly felt a little nauseous and returned home with a purchase they can't quite explain.



Marsays still hold a deep fear of being imprisoned or killed for their gifts, and deny or downplay their telepathic potency. This fear of human government drives them to hide amongst the shadows of society, and even with the approach of the Maelstrom few are willing to risk being caught influencing their way onto an evacuation ship. Marsays are naturally drawn to Broken Freeports, where humans and xenos peacefully intermingle away from the sight of authoritarian government. Marsays often join Broken fighting forces to procure plundered goods they can later trade on the black market, and it is on the battlefield that their hidden talent for manipulation is often revealed. Marsayan hypnotists are valued on Broken patrols, as they can silently neutralize threats and do not care for even the thickest armour. Whilst these slight, frail creatures are not physically imposing, when they delve into the minds of their enemies, they can make the most hardened warrior flee in terror.


Pick up your Marsayan Hypnotist from the Maelstrom's Edge webstore here!




Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/03/31 07:26:26


Post by: Barzam


That's actually a really cool looking figure. You guys have been knocking it out of the park with the Borken Xenos.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/03/31 17:22:41


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Someone needs to paint his large eyes like Hypnotoad's. Great looking psychic alien.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/03/31 18:00:12


Post by: usernamesareannoying


Get that poor guy some aspirin.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/03/31 20:12:29


Post by: RiTides


 Barzam wrote:
That's actually a really cool looking figure. You guys have been knocking it out of the park with the Borken Xenos.

Totally agreed about the Broken releases - just had my Gnolti painted up and it is a beauty, too


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/04/04 00:04:41


Post by: insaniak


Yup, the resin stuff so far has all been great, and I'm having a ball with it.


Maelstrom's Edge - Broken Marsayan Hypnotist released - page 4 @ 2018/04/04 00:24:37


Post by: ProtoClone


Seriously nailing it with these Broken!