The Guild Guard is the constabulary force that protects the citizens of Malifaux from each other and, on occasion, from other more dire threats. They frequently patrol the city, and it is their duty to limit access to restricted areas, such as the Quarantine Zone and active crime scenes. While a single Guard isn’t much, there is strength in numbers, and new recruits aren’t hard to find among the city’s desperate population.
Guild Guards are cheap minions that are great at disrupting enemy Schemes. Although their defenses aren’t amazing by the standards of more expensive models, they are difficult to remove for their cost, and they can move into contact with an enemy Scheme Marker without spending any precious AP. Overall, they are great filler pieces, dropping Markers and dealing with Schemes while heavy hitters engage the enemy.
Trained in the dark arts of necromancy, this elite Guild force uses its knowledge to hunt down and bring to justice Resurrectionist threats. Experts with not only the standard issue Peacebringer but also an enchanted pine box that can hold even the most troublesome undead, Death Marshals are essential in a city where the dead need to be policed almost as frequently as the living.
Death Marshals are all-around good minions. They have decent stats, decent attacks, and decent survivability. However, they do have one fun trick: they can use their “Pine Box” action to Bury models, effectively removing opponents from the game for a short period of time or protecting friendly models. Overall, they are a solid consideration for any list.
Witchling Stalkers are pitiful, broken creatures. Once proud mages and Arcanists, they have had their own abilities turned against them, burning them from the inside out and stripping them of their will. Now they are under the command of Sonnia Criid, who uses whatever magic they have left to dampen the powers of any who would oppose Sonnia in her hunt for both outlaws and knowledge.
Witchling Stalkers have some of the best melee potential of any of the cheaper Guild minions, giving them a decent place in the faction as a whole. They have relatively average stats and below average shooting, but they can also remove conditions from models (friendly or enemy), making them a great utility piece. Every Guild player should have access to Witchling Stalkers.