Friday, 8 May 2015

Unboxing Guild Ball - Mortician'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 Mortician's Guild.
Most of the time you play them, it’s not about you doing what you want to do out there, it’s about forcing them to let you do it. Sounds easy? It’s not, trust me …
- Calculus, Vice-Captain, Alchemist’s Guild

Morticians’ play style is about planning and execution. They control play with a huge amount of influence at their disposal, along with the ability to steal more from their opponent. Their play feels very much like setting traps, triggering the snare and then punishing their opponent. Mid-game is where they really shine - once well laid plans have turned to mush, Morticians can begin to dictate the play. Morticians provide an interesting take on ‘force projection’ by making their opponents consider how and where they’re going to position models. Morticians will reward players who like to dominate and control the game by playing mind tricks on their opponents.


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... 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 Mortician's Guild contains Obulus, Cosset and Graves. 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 seven 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...

Obulus (Captain) and Dirge (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.

Casket, Cosset, Ghast, Graves and Silence.

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.

Obulus (Captain) and Dirge (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.



Casket, Cosset, Ghast, Graves and Silence - Assembled






The Mortician'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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