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Bristol, England

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

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SoCal

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.

   
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Shadeglass Maze

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 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!

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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...
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Handy


   
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Affton, MO. USA

Definitely looks like something fun to hunt in the underhive

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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

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Shadeglass Maze

Well done on the use of the open fist, insaniak
   
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Palitine Il

At some point I’ll have to have the FLGS order me a Broken force.
   
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Still WIP, but I am loving this model more than is probably healthy for either of us...
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Crush you!


   
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what a beast! nice looking model.
   
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Ellicott City, MD

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

Valete,

JohnS

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Valete,

JohnS

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Finished conversion article, for anyone interested: http://www.thecommguild.com/roller/thecommguild/entry/modeling-spotlight-converted-broken-gnolti



   
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Raleigh NC USA

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

There is a word for a wargamer with an empty paint bench.

Dead.

Mierce Miniatures wrote:

Plastic is getting better - but the quality of resin still pees all over it -
 
   
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 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.

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Affton, MO. USA

 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.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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SoCal

Which FLGS?

   
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Raleigh NC USA

 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.

There is a word for a wargamer with an empty paint bench.

Dead.

Mierce Miniatures wrote:

Plastic is getting better - but the quality of resin still pees all over it -
 
   
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London, UK

 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.

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 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.

   
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Shadeglass Maze

(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!
   
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 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.

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 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.

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 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.



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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.
   
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SoCal

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.

   
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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

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


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

   
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SoCal

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

   
 
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