Thursday, 7 May 2015

Unboxing Guild Ball - Engineers Guild

Steamforged Games Kickstarter 'Guild Ball' has landed on most pledges doorsteps now and is also available to buy from a number of locations. I'll be getting the few models I'm missing from the Guilds that I was too poor to buy at the Kickstarter stage from my friendly local game store Titan Games.

Most Guilds consist of six or seven available models with the starter sets containing three to get you up and running. A standard 'small' game involves three models (a 'Captain' and two others) with the larger game being six (a Captain, a mascot and four others). There are also a number of models who can act as 'Mercenaries' though some of these only work for particular Guilds. The aforementioned mercenaries will get there own post after I've covered all the more traditional guilds.

The Engineer's Guild.
"Who’d have thought a bit of brass and some solid oak could do so many things?"
-Flint, Vice-Captain, Masons Guild

The Engineers play style is one of accuracy and controlling space. They utilise all manner of gadgets, devices and traps to influence the flow and direction of the game. From a distance, the Engineers players move as one giant machine, perfectly in sync with each other...Resilient in combat, accurate with the ball, the Engineers have a solid play style. Whilst not as mobile as some teams, they are able to move the ball great distances and accurately too. They excel in the mid-game, once all the pieces are in place they can control the pitch while pinging the ball around their opponent.


The Kickstarter deals for teams were generally six of the seven available models for the Guild so these features won't all be quite complete...though this one is as the Engineer's Guild only has six models. Some of the Kickstarter teams also included an alternate version of certain models so where the model is an alternate sculpt I'll point it out.

Should you be looking at purchasing a starter set then the one for the Engineer's Guild contains Ballista, Salvo and Velocity. The Kickstarter models don't come with a box so here's an 'official' picture from the website of the starter set contents.

Each model comes with a stat card and the starter set comes with a ball as well. Here are the stat card pictures for the six models that currently exist.

Stat Cards.

The models themselves are multi-part though obviously some have more parts than others and there's a couple that require no assembly at all. Here they are unassembled...

Ballista (Captain) and Mainspring (Mascot).
This is the alternate Kickstarter version of the captain. I'll add a picture of the original one if I acquire it in the future.

Colossus, Ratchet, Salvo, Velocity.

The Ball.
I know you probably don't care about this but I'm a bit of a completest, lol.

These are them assembled. They are based on the resin bases that were part of my Kickstarter pledge. The detail on these models is excellent and in order to show them to their full potential I've taken front, rear and side views.

Ballista (Captain) and Mainspring (Mascot) - Assembled.
This is the alternate Kickstarter version of the captain. I'll add a picture of the original one if I acquire it in the future.


Colossus, Ratchet, Salvo, Velocity- Assembled.





The Engineer's Guild

As I do features on other teams I'll add links to them here.

The Alchemists Guild.
The Brewers Guild.
The Butchers Guild.
The Engineers Guild.
The Fisherman's Guild.
The Masons Guild.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

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