Wyrd: The Other Side Preview

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It looks like things are about to get Wyrd – check out this new preview for The Other Side!

Wyrd games looks like they are upping the scale of the conflict that started with Malifaux and introducing some new toys with The Other Side…

A video for Wyrd’s upcoming Kickstarter, launching December 14, 2016.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Wyrd Universe, this video is a quick primer. If you’re familiar with Malifaux then you know that the game’s setting takes place in an alternate reality through the “Breach” – a portal between Earth and Malifaux. This game takes place on – wait for it – The Other Side of that breach…meaning it actually takes place on “Earth” and not in Malifaux. If you’re confused, watch the video and it will all make a lot more sense.

Anyhow, there are 4 factions (so far) that have surfaced to power (besides the Guild that controls pretty much everything). And each one of these factions is getting a HUGE model that fits on a 120mm base. And they look AWESOME.

The King’s Empire

They are a “shooty” faction who focused on black powder weapons technology. The King’s Hand is their big hitter and it looks pretty stunning.

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Gibbering Hordes

They are very much a Melee-centric faction. They come from the Sea and Portals that have started to open. Their big hitter is the Alpa Crawler – a giant “Black Lagoon” looking monster from the deep!

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Abyssinia

These guys are an advanced tech faction. They apparently have access to soulstones and have learned how to harness them. The Dreadnought is their massive walker and it’s packing some heat!

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Cult of the Burning Man

The followers of the Burning Man – these chaotic creatures are the stuff of nightmares. The Gorysche is their fantastical beast.

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Now, we actually got a look at a couple of these models back at GenCon 2016. You may or may not remember them but here they are:

Wyrd Prototypes! Wyrd Prototype 1 Wyrd Prototype 2

Again, these models are on 120mm bases! They are MASSIVE.

The Other Side is still a bit of a mystery. You can read more about the upcoming Kickstarter HERE. If you’re already a Malifaux fan, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for this one. If you’re not – well, those models are looking pretty stinking awesome so you may want to keep this one in mind!

Watch the video for even more sneak peaks at each faction. They have multiple units out for each faction and you’re seeing the plastics, not just 3D renders!

 

The Other Side – Kickstarter starts December 14, 2016. Are you ready to get Wyrd?

  • ZeeLobby

    With the size of those models I can’t help but feel like this will be less of a battle game and more of a larger sized Maulifaux.

    • Parthis

      The game still uses smaller models organised into groups known as strike teams. Malifaux’s DNA is there, but it’s really not Malifaux, thankfully (I love Malifaux, we don’t need a second!).

      • ZeeLobby

        I mean how is it not going to be? I mean the setting has changed, but the mechanics sound very similar.

        • Parthis

          In much the same was a dice games manage to be different. Yes The Other Side uses cards as a way of duelling, but it’s not Malifaux. I can’t really say more than that, but trust me, it’s not just scaled up faux.

  • kaptinscuzgob

    i doubt ill play it but ill probably get some of them to use in Pathfinder/D&D, the gibbering hordes and cult models would make great beasties

  • Talos2

    Models look great, I’m never keen on their mechanised models, but they’ve got some good ones for this

    • Shawn

      Yeah they do. I’m impressed. Potential 40k conversions ­čÖé

      • Talos2

        The price is my main concern. malifaux models price can go up very quickly as models get bigger, if these are on 120mm bases they must be pretty big

        • So long as they’re comparable in price to Colossals and Gargantuans, I’m satisfied. Presumably you won’t ever need more than one of each of the big guys.

  • zeno666

    I hope these are made out of resin instead of plastic.
    Since if Wyrd Games made something this size it would be around 100 small parts.

    Not really interested in this game though. I prefer Malifaux as a skirmish game.