Hi, I just picked up the game a couple of days ago. I promised myself to spend a smaller fortune on this game, but I, for one, didn't like the formate change, since I would have played what I got out of the random packs in a mixed faction Humans Vs Demons game. (If I got Mitch Hunter, I would have played him as leader for Brotherhood soilders, Bauhaus and so on...).
Now, I'm not pissed at this game anymore and bought a Starter Set and some War packs from the first Wave, which is all that has hit Sweden this far (I realy hate the distruibution lameness...). I got:
13th Banshee Division Warpack
Advanced Recon Warpack
Nepharite Overlords Warpack
Warmaster's Legions Warpack
Karak's Curse Warband
Golem of Ice
Boy it all did cost money! I like the Rangers, but don't like the look of Capitol Banshee and Great Grey - probably they are fun to play though.
Since I am swedish and love the concept world of Mutant Chronicles in general, I know stuff that I think could have been clearer described in the Rule book, when it comes to how war in MC is functioned on a more social level, between the factions, humans and demons/mutants.
You can eather play it:
Humans Vs Demons
Humans Vs Humans
Demons Vs Demons
As in old Warzone. You can play it with pure factions lets say Capitol Vs Bauhaus, or Algeroth Vs Ilian, or you can play it mixed Humans Vs Demons, which is the only restriction that you cannot mix humans and demons on one side.
Both Mich HUnter and Max Steiner works for the Cartel - which is a faction mixture formed into all Humans Vs all Demons, as the Brootherhood also function: to unite man against their shared enemy.
So, what I have bought I have now three factions, where I can mix Algeroth and Ilian, or have them sepparate in a three faction war where all are enemies. This could have been highlighted in the Rule book. It is a way to use it, so you not only play it 1on1. As the Megacorporations aren't at all friends, nor are the demon factions friends... Algeroth an Ilian distrust eachother, or even hate eathother in a endless war for power among the five apostels. The same goes with the nepharite overlords. They could argue and fight among eachother and you could have an Algeroth Vs Algeroth war between the two of them.
Since you can't have both the Karak heretic and the Nepharites togheter in a faction, which are the only three unique characters I own, I think I will - when I play it 3on3 - have Karak, Golem, Ezo, and alla Necromutants in the Ilian faction. The rest: Alashai, Golgotha, Techron, Technomancers together in the Algeroth faction. The techrons is to obvious in the Algeroth faction. They are the guys who mutates dead human bodies into necromutants. (Did you know, that all the dead enemies in are mutated humans? This includes all the nepharites, the heretic Karak, the tekrons - all of them where once humans who went over to the Dark side, died and got mutated and so on... Only the Apostels are demons, or an alien force of some sort. The Dead Legion, the foot soldiers are all undead humans.)
I will deffinetly pick up the Brotherhood Nicodemus, Hunter, and Steiner when - if ever - they get released. Acctually, it is all about the unique characters when it comes to the narrative of the Mutant Chronicles universe: they are the heroes, the subjects of the universe. The rest, the armies are their humble objects as cannon fodder. That is why you can mix the factons so easily. That is why it is sooo important that FFG release the three remaining. I could live with only that, if this game is cancelled. If FFG release all the unique characters, Hunter, Nicodemus and Steiner along with the 3rd Wave (or is it the fourth?) this game is forfilled - Imho.
FFG did a good job on this one. It is hard to break into another market - and I believe that the slow third part production of the miniatures is what put this game into a perplex situation. The rest did the finansial crisis - which alone makes a luxury game like MC Cmg hard to conqure and master the market.
Have faith in this game. If we get the next wave with the uniqu characters - this game will be 99% completed, although not all 50 minis hits the store shelves, or not. Thanks FFG for a cool game, it seem fun, it looks good - and I will for sure play this game with my girl friend and friends 1on1, 3on3 and buy lots of stuff of the wave coming to Sweden in mars, they say:
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: 13th Banshee Division Warpack
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Advanced Recon Warpack
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Battlesuit Prototype
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Bio Giant/Advanced Bio Giant
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Dragoon/Dragoon kapitan
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Free Marine Hero Warpack
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Golem of Ice
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Gommorian Hammer Warpack
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Karak's Curse Warband
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Max Steiner
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Mercurian Spawn Warpack
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Mitch Hunter
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Nepharite Overlords Warpack
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Security Specialist
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Starter Set
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Undead/Cursed Legionnaires Warpack
Fantasy Flight Games: Mutant Chronicles: Warmaster's Legions Warpack
No sight of Brotherhood though, I guess I have to order them from Germany or somewhere.
Thanks for reading my thought on this game. I am exited. Please coment and help me with my MC Cmg project that just startet, all you masters and mutants at this forum! Lets keep this one rolling!!! No whining! Play what you have!