Saturday, 2 May 2015

Unboxing Guild Ball - The Mason's 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 Mason's Guild.
The Mason's Guild? Rock solid, safe as houses if you'll forgive me the pun. No? Sheesh, tough crowd tonight …
- Spigot, Midfielder, Brewer’s Guild

Masons’ play style is all about balance and subtle flexibility. They have strong but not outstanding offensive and defensive options available to them. With a good mix of buffs and debuffs forming the foundation of their combo play, they need each other to excel. They are equipped to play well during all phases of the game without a definitive focus on any key area, which is why they are the most flexible of teams to play. They have the tools and the play style to adapt to every situation, as long as you can piece them together properly. Mason rewards players who can see and build play to effect combos, and then take advantage of any situation.


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. I will however add the missing models to them as my need to have everything inevitably results in me purchasing them. 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. The only model from the current Mason's Guild range missing from this feature is Tower...

Should you be looking at purchasing a starter set then the one for the Mason's Guild contains Honour, Harmony and Mallet. 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 I currently possess.

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...

Honour (Captain) and Marbles (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.

Brick, Flint, Harmony, Mallet.

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.

Honour (Captain) and Marbles (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.


Brick, Flint, Harmony, Mallet - Assembled.





The Mason's Guild
Well...except for Tower...

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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