Any Heresy Malifaux Players?
Until this weekend I had never payed attention to a single other gaming system outside of Warhammer 40k.
Then, a couple of folks turned up at my local gaming group and played ... Malifaux.
Holy crap, what a revelation, this game is fantastic! I love how its played on a much smaller scale than 40k, has great and unqiue looking models, is much cheaper to start, is more story driven than competitive (although its still competitive too) and above all uses cards.
That's right cards! I thought those were for Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh and other not so good games. But I love how cards in Malifaux are used instead of dice, and you even get to cheat!
Anyway, I'm just curious if there are any other Malifaux players, as I'm still very new to the game, and I was hoping to get some advice about starting purchases.
For my first crew I was thinking of a small 15 SS McMourning Crew that would be:
Sebastian - 6SS
Nurse - 5 SS
x2 Canine Remains - 4SS
(Flesh Construct model in reserve for when I get enough Body Parts)
and then as an opposition army for friends to use:
Judge - 7SS
x2 Death Marshals - 8SS
What do you guys think, would this provide for balanced games that I can use to try and get my friends and other local gamers interested in the game?
Plus, in terms of rulebooks, I know 1.5 is the latest, but there are a couple of expansions and I don't understand if these are like Apocalypse/Cities of Death type books like in 40K or if they are necessary when using certain crews?