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I have to wait because Dreamforge. I have a list of Medge items I need to buy, and it keeps getting longer...

Not to mention the terrain sprue. Insaniak's blog gets some fething coffee because it's a fething closer.

   
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Jerram wrote:
$12.99 for that ????? Thats like over $1 per head, oh you mean there's an entire model with those extra heads, well ok then...Fingers crossed there's a few more Remnant troops not too far behind that match the bar that's been set.


12 heads...

Fully posible legs and arms?

And an Zentrati Escort Fleet worth of additional guns.

OK, I think I found my summer project.

 
   
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 AegisGrimm wrote:

Is the theory that these guys can be an army all on their own, where all you field is a fireteam of 4-6 suits while your opponent fields whole units of troops and drones?

That's it exactly, yes. Exact force size is yet to be confirmed, as we're still finalising the rules across the faction, but all three suit types will run as single-model units, with probably 6-10 models making up a force.


The best part is that it looks really easy to magnetize at least the gun mount connections. Just a guy with both arms being open fists could have a shoulder mount that you could swap every gun onto.

They don't really even need magnets. The pivot mount that the weapons fit onto is a really snug fit, so you can get away with just pushing them into place.

   
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Thanks to Salute, we actually managed to get almost all of the Spiral Arm Studios gang together in the same timezone for a while! So we're taking advantage of this to get in some brainstorming and playtesting for ideas for Maelstrom's Edge V2. Exciting times!

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That's what the rules say! As of, like, just now...

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Showdown at the ZK Corral

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Deeeeep thought. (Mmmmm... coffee...)


   
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I hadn't been following this much, but these guys look awesome, exactly what I have been looking for in a Sci Fi faction. Really good job on the plastics.

   
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Cool! I just picked up the starter set so I hope there will be affordable ways to get the v2 rules when they are finished.
   
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 bbb wrote:
Cool! I just picked up the starter set so I hope there will be affordable ways to get the v2 rules when they are finished.

We'll likely be going with a separate book release rather than another starter set, and there will also likely be a digital version as there is now. Nothing is confirmed just yet though, as it's still early days.

   
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 insaniak wrote:
 AegisGrimm wrote:

Is the theory that these guys can be an army all on their own, where all you field is a fireteam of 4-6 suits while your opponent fields whole units of troops and drones?

That's it exactly, yes. Exact force size is yet to be confirmed, as we're still finalising the rules across the faction, but all three suit types will run as single-model units, with probably 6-10 models making up a force.



So power armor size guys as the scouts and maybe a big guy for heavy firepower ? Or am I misremembering the short story ?
   
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No, that's pretty much it. The very early fluff for these guys had them as more like a Space Marine-esque power armoured, special ops force, but they wound up merging with some other ideas to have the three core suit classes - Stryker, which is a scout suit and basically just a set of light, powered armour, the mainline Militus, and the bigger, heavy support Brutus suit.

   
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Playtesting, day two:
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Playing on a full sized table today!

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Are you sure you want to do that?

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Deliberating...

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So, according to my notes, this is a table

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Help! Help! We're being suppressed!

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I see you guys are using proper dice!

And before I forget again, not having read any fluff on the new Maelstrom faction (is there a place I can read up on them?), but are they having a hard time surviving? Because looking at those ace minis again I can see mismatched pieces of armour colour-wise, as if they've been pulling their suits together from other remnants.

Or is that just their sense of battlefield fashion showing?

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 BrookM wrote:
I see you guys are using proper dice!

And before I forget again, not having read any fluff on the new Maelstrom faction (is there a place I can read up on them?), but are they having a hard time surviving? Because looking at those ace minis again I can see mismatched pieces of armour colour-wise, as if they've been pulling their suits together from other remnants.

Or is that just their sense of battlefield fashion showing?

There is a little bit of background up on the MEdge website, both on the store page for the Militus and in the 'Explore the Edge' section on the faction page. I do need to do an article on Lorican Fashion (I'll put that on the top of the list for when I get home!) but basically within each Remnant fleet are a number of Houses - some houses are spread around multiple fleets, some a smaller and will only be found on one or two fleets.

Each House will have a general colour scheme that denotes that House, but then within that each Fire Team will have coloured markings that are shared across the team, and then individual Champion markings that are specific to that champion. So on our studio guys, the bronze is the House colour, the red shoulder pads and chest stripe denote the Fire Team, and the white markings identify each Champion.


Each team and house will have their own ways of using their chosen colours, and some houses will stick more rigidly to it than others. Some houses will have more uniform, militaristic schemes, and others will just allow Champions to paint their suits however they please, leading to more of a riotous, 'crusading knights' sort of look.



   
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Militus in gold and purple :


   
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How many Militus would be a fair number to match up against either faction in the starter box?

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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
How many Militus would be a fair number to match up against either faction in the starter box?


We are still testing the exact points values, and there are two other types of suits in the pipeline, but roughly 5-6 suits would be the equivalent of a standard 120pt force, which is roughly what you get in the box set for each side. Just like the Broken are a big difference in terms of having many models, the Remnant are at the other extreme! They are a lot of fun to build and play.

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Hopefully everything works out for them! I really like it when games are not afraid of having asymetrical forces rather than having every faction have roughly the same type of options.



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Another colour scheme for the Militus:


   
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With work underway for a revised 'Version 2' of the Maelstrom's Edge rules, the current rulebook is now being offered for free download in PDF form! You can download it from here.



The Maelstrom's Edge Digital Rulebook is a 144 page PDF document containing the background lore of the Maelstrom's Edge universe and the rules for the game, with scores of photographs and diagrams. The document has a complete bookmark structure and clickable links in both the index and in-text references, so you can quickly navigate your way through the rules. The contents of the digital rulebook are identical to those in the printed rulebook found in the box set.




The Maelstrom's Edge Rulebook features the following content:



  • The Universe of Maelstrom's Edge
  • The Factions
  • Game Overview
  • Core Game Concepts
  • Characteristics, Versus Rolls & Suppression
  • Movement & Terrain
  • Shooting & Cover
  • Unit Activation & Actions
  • Charge Action
  • Model Type
  • Large Models
  • Weapon & Unit Abilities
  • Buildings
  • Playing a Game
  • Mission Objectives
  • Selecting Your Force
  • Narrative Missions
  • Forces of the Epirian Foundation
  • Forces of the Karist Enclave
  • Appendices
  • Rules Finder












Download it here.

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Quick question, will the Battle for Zycanthus set be hanging around or will it be discontinued at some point?

Just wondering whether I need to bump it up the too buy list or not.

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It should be available for the next 12 months (ish) but will go away once V2 is released. The aim is to replace it with a bigger, hardcover rulebook and separate faction starter boxes.

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Thanks for the download. I've always been curious about the ruleset and now get to check it out.

   
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 insaniak wrote:
It should be available for the next 12 months (ish) but will go away once V2 is released. The aim is to replace it with a bigger, hardcover rulebook and separate faction starter boxes.
Ok, cool. I have a little time then. Cheers!

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 insaniak wrote:

The aim is to replace it with a bigger, hardcover rulebook and separate faction starter boxes.


Awesome!

Although this might not have been decided, but are faction details going to be in the book? Or are we going to have to print downloads for the factions? I'd love to have all the info in a single place - at least until more new things are released.


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The new book will include all of the existing (at time of print) factions, although we'll likely also continue to offer the separate 'Faction Books' for download, so that they can be updated with subsequent model releases.

   
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Some light reading - A new battle report is now up on the Comm Guild blog!










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No one saw them coming: the warriors in their smooth armoured plating, accompanied by the beautiful yet horrible Angels. They took the abandoned and dilapidated production facility at Argos, killing the few patrolling Contractors without mercy. A hastily assembled Epirian contingent, including a powerful Hunter Warmech and a squad of elite SecDef, arrived on the scene the next day to root out the zealot strike force. These Maelstrom-worshipping crackpots were about to pay dearly for their boldness.








This game sees an Epirian force commanded by Iain take to the field against a Karist incursion led by Jon. The mission is Groundfall, which has the Alpha Strike and Territories objectives. Points are gained by destroying enemy units and by capturing the 5 territory markers scattered across the board. Deployment was determined to be in opposing L-shapes: Karist bottom right, Epirian top left. The Karists have easy access to 3 of the 5 territory markers. Uphill battle for the Epirian side?







You can find the full report here!


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This month, we're revisiting the Epirian SecDef, with the addition of a new SecDef Lieutenant! This high quality resin kit contains one Epirian SecDef Lieutenant model with two weapon options (CB22 Assault Carbine and G20 Pistol) and a 25mm base, and is available now from the Maelstrom's Edge online store here. The SecDef Lieutenant is a Command model, and lets you field a force comprised entirely of SecDef units!










Anyone underestimating a SecDef lieutenant is about to pay dearly for his mistake. Promoted from amongst the most capable veteran sergeants, SecDef lieutenants are level-headed combat experts on both a tactical and strategic level with extensive financial and material resources to hand. Often taking on the most difficult (and therefore highest paying) missions with their platoons, the aim of most lieutenants is to accrue enough backpay to purchase a field commander commission, and the heavy combat rig that goes with that position.










While technically tasked with safeguarding the same corporate goals as every other Epirian division, issues can arise when SecDef units are forced to cooperate with Bot Handler commanders in the field. Their philosophy, character and approach are almost diametrically opposed to that of the average Handler. The SecDef's innate distaste for bots results in them having little faith in the abilities of their robotic allies, having seen them fail once too many in their long careers where they believe proper SecDef infantry would have got the job done. Nevertheless, they are professional enough to let the deadly Hunter Warmechs profit from their shoulder-mounted target designator. Many a foe has perished under a hail of strike missiles shortly after a SecDef lieutenant is inserted into enemy lines, quickly identifying and painting the largest threat.










SecDef Lieutenant Rules Card





You can find the SecDef Lieutenant in the Maelstrom's Edge online store here!

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