Mighty Model Spotlight – Monk of High River

With Yokai, Thunder Brothers and Charm Warders, the five-stone slot is hyper-competitive in Ten Thunders. The Monk of High River has stiff competition, but with a solid (0) action, some great model/master synergies and a couple of key abilities, the monk has plenty of play.

The Monk of High River (especially with certain masters) should always be considered. He is both a solid anti-scheming model and a cheap aggression piece. Continue reading

Ways to Lose Less: Duncan Bilz’s Top 8

Editor’s Note: We continue our “Ways to Lose Less” series with another great article from a top player. This week Duncan Bilz, the top player in the Great Lakes Conference (and the only reason anyone still plays Sonnia) shares 8 tips that can help you lose less.

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Filming Begins Tonight!

One of the goals of Third Floor Wars is to bring the Malifaux community professionally-produced video battle reports.  We have the team together and the third floor is ready to film our first one tonight.  An epic battle between the two top players in the Carolinas conference – Jimmy Molini and Alex Schmid.

It may take several weeks to produce but we believe it will be worth waiting for.  What do you want in a video battle report?

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Paint Desk – Work Begins on Sandeep

Work begins on a commission of Sandeep for Larry Mottola. Lost a bet and it is time to make good. I decided to prime him brown. Red is the dominant color so a brown undertone works. Did the eyes (so tiny) and blocked out the beard, energy and where the OSL will hit. Next is the face then the beard. Stay tuned for more WIP pics and paint recipes.

**Update – Finished the flesh – next up the beard

**Update – Head finished – next up pants and skirt

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Keep Calm and Take this Model

It can be hard to justify taking a model whose sole role is that of a support piece. Especially when, by and large, you want those points for things that bring a more direct impact to the game. But sometimes a subtler hand is needed, one that manipulates the field just by their very presence. For example, a model that brings a variety of control concepts that support and facilitate your crew’s efficiency.

Mr. Tannen is that model.

No other model in 10T or Neverborn aggressively affects the game in a support role like Tannen. From his signature ability Cooler to his utility tactical actions, Mr. Tannen is a fragile piece that (when properly protected) warps the game landscape so that the odds are ever in your favor.  Continue reading

Ways to Lose Less: Larry Mottola’s Top 5

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Editor’s Note: Fresh from the podium of the 2018 Capital City Meltdown, Larry kicks off a new series at Third Floor Wars: Ways to Lose Less.  I had a bet with Larry based on the number of games I’d lose at CCM.  If I won the bet, Larry would write an article for us.  If he won, I’d paint a model for him.  Larry won the bet (shocker) but was kind enough to write the article anyway.  Like most of the top players in Malifaux, Larry is generous with his knowledge and lessons learned. There is gold in this article.  His insights on cheating and your control hand alone makes this a worthy read.  Enjoy!! Continue reading