The Malifaux universe from Wyrd Miniatures has been bubbling along for some time now with some beautiful miniatures.
Based in an alternate Earth Malifaux uses gothic, steampunk and Victorian horror with a dose of the wild west to inject fun and depth into the magical lawlessness of a world rife with monsters, necropunks, man-machine hybrids, gunslingers, and power-hungry politicos.
The game itself uses character-driven stories to define the world and seek your fortune.
More recently they have ventured into boxed plastic sets - so what are they like?
I picked up the Guild Riflemen a little while back - so it's time to crack open the box and have a look!
That being said - some actual instructions might have been nice.
The foam padding is interesting and I thought overkill until I saw how small the parts are - these are some finely detailed minis!
The rfeally nice things about the Malifaux boxes is pretty simple - they are plastic!
Not resin or a horrible fusion between the two, but simple straight forward plastic. It's joyful!
And lock they do - beautifully and seamlessly with a minimum of glue required.
The poses are dynamic and forces full, not something to be ranked up at all, more mini-masterpieces waiting to be painted into life.
I did have a slight issue with this guys right arm fitting in, but it eventually got there - the pieces are so SO small!
Where Games Workshop do Heroic Scale (stocky and muscly), Malifaux minatures are more like Historic Scale (true to scale) - have a look at the comparison below.
The mould quality is very high, reminiscent of the standard of GW's Jes Goodwin Dark Eldar which I personally think are some of Games Workshop's best plastic miniatures ever.
Pose-wise, these miniatures are dynamic and full of character.
If you like steampunk or Dickensian-era miniatures, I wouldn't hesitate to check these out.
Have you used Wyrd Minatures Malifaux series?
What do you think of them?