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    Free Cities Draft Event

    I'm thinking the Engineers would probably want one of two things; someone to output some damage or someone to help with control. Based on positions, I'd venture that means an Attacking or a Central Midfielder?
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    The Free Cities Draft

    I've mentioned in a previous Forum thread that I've always imagined Guild Ball players pick their name within theme like a nickname. Since this is somewhat modeled on real life football (soccer), guys like Pele come to mind where it's not their REAL name but how everyone knows them. A GB example might be Decimate here, who has been called Svetlana in the fluff.
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    GenCon Sneak Peeks

    With GenCon happening this weekend, I took a look at the schedule and there are 3 Steamforged Sneak Peek sessions scheduled; Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night. At least, if I'm reading the schedule correctly. SOOOO.... wild speculation about what might be discussed in those sessions?
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    Playtest Weekends

    Understandably, there are NDA's in place and all sorts of lock and key about what's been happening with the upcoming Season 4 Guild changes... but I'm curious if some people can give an impression about the mood of the people that have been attending the Season 4 playtests? I'm not looking for spoilers (outright, anyways) but just curious if everything is being well received? Is everyone getting even more hyped for the updates? I'd love to attend, but being over here in Canada is making the commute a wee bit tough.
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    GenCon Sneak Peeks

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    Canadian National (Western) Championship

    Hey are we getting any special visits from the Steamforged staff for special spoilers and announcements, like what happens at other National events?? Yeah, I figured... a guy can dream though...
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    Why I don't like veteran gutter

    Do I hear some buyer's remorse? 🤭 So now that you can compare the vGutter to the vSakana replacement, what do you think? Fish could still use some good, solid mom damage, although she might NOT have retained that feature if she got all Fishified.
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    The Watch

    I wondered the same thing this morning. I think you're absolutely right here.
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    Season 3 Nationalities for Homelands Cup

    Here is my best attempt; The * beside the Blacksmiths are all the masters, just to point out in case they could be captains. This also should be all figures up to the Faithful box that is coming out mid-July - assuming of course that veteran statuses aren't going to change nationality.
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    Comparisons to RL Nations

    So checking out the S1 PDF again, there are 9 countries described; Skald, Valentia, Ethraynee, Raedland, Piervo, Eisnor, Catellya, Figo and Erskirad. I've looked on the player cards and there are 4 more by my count; Indar, Mald(riven), Numasai and Sultarish. Were they described anywhere? I don't see them on the S2 PDF... that book seems to be more about the Guild updates. Someone also shared an image of the shields and there was only 10. I think all 13 countries CAN be played in a Homelands cup now...
  11. Hey everyone, has Steamforged come out and published a list of nationalities as they relate to the fluff world of the Empire of the Free Cities? I'm guessing that Erkistad is supposed to be like Russia, considering they are both home teams of the World Cup/Homelands Cup... and Decimate's name is actually Svetlana, a stereotypical Russian name. But what about the other Nations? If there isn't a list published, does anyone have some guesses?
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    Pin Vice "Upgrades"

    So, looking at the picture of the Erskirii Wolves close up, I notice Pin Vice looks a little different; Seems to have more of a metallic face and also a big bolt through her thigh... Season 4 "upgrades" maybe or there's just a better chance for a nicer looking model?
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    Harriet - Who to replace

    With that line, I'd probably drop Compound, but I guess it depends who you're playing. Otherwise, Ratchet is probably the weak point on that list. Harriet might be a really sneaky goal scorer though with a 9" sprint... You MIGHT be able to get away with dropping Velocity as @Silversmith mentioned.
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    Puzzle Time - Engineers vs FIsh

    After discussing this with my local meta, I think the answer is that Colossus only counters. A 9-dice Greyscales charge, even if he hits on all 9 dice, still only means 7 successes. So they take the momentous Ball's Gone and then they can choose to take the mom dodge or non-mom double-dodge, depending on WHERE the charge ends. Yes, Greyscales can just dodge away from Colossus' melee zone and he'll likely NEED to... I think this whole thing literally depends on whether or not Greyscales can hit that wrap.
  15. Apologies if this has been answered before, but I couldn't find a thread; The current organized play doc allows for Minor Guilds to get 8 game plan cards, discarding to 6 while Major Guilds get 7 discarding down to 5. This document also says that if all 5 cards are played during a game, the player will then pick up their 5 cards to form a new hand for the 6th turn. Does the Minor Guild player also get to do this or are they stuck with their 6th card? Yes, admittedly this is probably not something that will happen often but you could make the argument that the benefit of getting the extra card because of your Minor Guild status suddenly turns into a major liability (yes, puns!) since you're likely sluffing your last card as your "weakest" and the other player could play a really strong card again. Thanks!
  16. Gotcha. So regardless, finish all games before this happens. Ok, thanks!
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    Masons vs Falconers

    As an aspiring Falconer, I appreciate hearing this run down as well.
  18. Is this the Beardminis vs Jamie Perkins video? I noticed that too and it was also brought up in a different forum thread as something that Beardminis did wrong, but was following Perkins' instruction. I think the ruling by Perkins in that video is that as long as you end your movement closer to the model than where you started, it's ok. In that effect, I believe Perkins moved a model PASSED the one that triggered the jog. Here's a link to that explanation at the exact time they are discussing it; https://youtu.be/7r94vbXBEao?t=585
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    Harriet Playtesting

    Happy hump-day crew! I've been play-testing with Harriet a little bit on Vassal and I have a gut thought about using her. I wanted to engage the cog-mind collective here to see what you all think as well. I've used her a couple times with PinVice, with the thought that I want to play a fast moving game. Usually when I do, PinVice is way up the field and I don't want to move Harriet that far up and put her into danger. Therefore, the couple of games I've played with this lineup have been a little average if not lackluster. So my gut-thought conclusion here is that Harriet probably works best more with Ballista, being able to hang back a little closer to him as part of the gun-line brigade. What do you all think?
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    Harriet Playtesting

    I did get a Vassal game last night using Harriet with Ballista. This actually felt pretty good. Don't NEED to allocate her anything for a little surprise punch, but I did keep her closer to Ballista for the inspiration zone. I could definitely see using her like this a little more and maybe as a sneaky goal threat with a fast run.
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    Harriet Playtesting

    That's fair, but still has to be close enough to get the duplication first.
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    Harriet Playtesting

    I'd really like the sucker punch as a method of ball retrieval, especially with models with Unpredictable Movement and lots of Engineer 1" melee... but I get what you mean. I still don't think you'd want her racing up the pitch though, getting into the mucky-muck. But it's worth a thought... with a 6/9 MOV, she is fast enough too.
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    Let's start taking tactics

    I have this thought as well - I'm not sure how often the Hunters players will jump into my 6.
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    Falconers, the whole picture

    I definitely want to hop over in the latter half of the year here and really play with this guild, so this is pretty interesting. Just in discussion with a friend, I think the Falconers could be a poster-child model for the 2-2 game. They have some great goal scoring options but I think they will need to be advantageous with their take-out targets. As a collective group, they seem to be pretty squishy, so if it takes too long to do, it's probably not going to benefit this team very much.
  25. Hmmm.. I appreciate the way you're thinking here... I'm going to give this a shot next game I play.