Many months ago, I put in an order for the Misaki box from a local store. Three months after that, I went in to remind them in person that it still hadn’t been received, and the chap was so mortified about the delay that he gave me a box of Metal Gamin to keep me sweet. Fair enough, though I might add that after another couple of months I still haven’t got Misaki et al. Oh well, it’s not like I’m short on dollies. I gave one of these unexpected bonuses to Aramoro and set about painting the other two.
With my Ten Thunders Malifaux crews I can only take Metal Gamin with Mei Feng as they’re actually Arcanists (she can Infiltrate them due to the Foundry keyword), so the number of possible interactions is pretty slim. Metal Gamin are cheap non-Insignificant Minions, and they’re hard to put down relative to the cost. That alone makes them worth some consideration for me. They’re also Constructs and therefore potential Rail Walk points of Mei Feng. They do have a couple of other tricks, but so far I have to admit that I’m taking them mainly to score or drop scheme markers; hoping that they’ll actually kill anything seems unduly optimistic. Putting Protection of Metal on something with a low defense seems like it should be a good option but in practice it is far to easy to end up with the two parties too far apart for it to work. Unless the movement is critical, the best option appears to be to take a pair and put Protection of Metal on each other as they’ll always be within range of a friendly Metal Gamin (i.e. themselves).
The painting was really simple. In the fluff they’re made of metal, so I painted one silver with bronze details and the other bronze with silver details. It’s hardly the most imaginative colour scheme but it works nicely on the table.
Next on the painting table: Feora, Priestess of the Flame.