Malifaux is still a deeply conflicting game for me, due to personal issues, and while I like the mechanics and certain characters in the game (Seamus!), I haven’t really played it for about eighteen months now – though I do kind of want to get back into playing it again. However, it’s a great game to make little extras for in the way of the various markers you’ll need, and I always think it looks a whole lot nicer with actual 3D items rather than printed cardboard tokens.
First up, the classic ubiquitous corpse counters. I need to make some more of these – since Seamus is my favourite Master by a long, long way, it’s inevitable that I’ll need quite a few. They’re made from the old Warhammer plastic skeleton kit, mounted in a bit of modroc on a Malifaux base and based in sand before being simply painted. They work well, and while I doubt many of Seamus’ victims turn into skeletons immediately, they’re still good abstract markers that are quite clearly corpse counters.
I made these simple crates originally to use for the Destroy the Evidence strategy, but they’re now used for more any purpose that needs a generic marker. I picked up some resin crates off eBay, and I think they work well in the setting of Malifaux.
Finally, as a Mad Hatter devotee, how could I leave this out? In Malifaux 2E, Seamus has an optional upgrade whereby, when he takes damage, you can drop a hat marker to negate the damage. As many players before me have done, I used the top hat counter from Monopoly – sure, it’s a little big, but that suits me fine (do you remember the size of the hat on the original Seamus model? :D ), and painted it in Liche Purple with a simple black band. The marker next to it is from the Warhammer Fantasy Empire Huntsmen kit (I think?), and makes for another suitably generic Strategy marker that fits in well with the bleak, dark nature of Malifaux.
These are just a few of the markers you can do for Malifaux, so if you play let me know what you’ve made! I would quite like to start playing Malifaux again, so we’ll see how that goes.