Friday Preview - Aug 18

Happy Friday Wyrdos!  It's time to take a look at another Other Side model.  Today we are taking a break from the commanders to look at the biggest, baddest models that the Other Side has to offer.  The Titans.  Let's take a look at the Alpha Crawler!

Crawlers are the most common species of predator in the Malifaux oceans. The largest of them are the mighty Alpha Crawlers. These apex predators are thankfully rare, as there is little that can stand toe to toe with them.

Although dim in comparison to Frenzies or Sirens, the Alpha Crawlers are still intelligent creatures. They are able to instinctually work with many of the smaller species for mutual benefit, most notably the Speckled Crawlers. Against small prey, the Speckled Crawlers herd food en masse to the Alpha.

When faced with larger creatures, the Speckled Crawlers serve as bait, drawing their unsuspecting prey into ambush range for the larger Alpha. Alpha Crawlers are immensely powerful, which translates into speed and hitting power. Though they favor using their mouths, they are more than capable of using their powerful arms to rip larger food apart so that it can be shoved into their gruesome maws.

On the table, Alpha Crawlers provide speed, power, and survivability. As a Titan, these massive creatures can fill many roles on the battlefield.

One of the key features of the Alpha Crawler is Ridden by Crawlers. If an Alpha Crawler gains enough Reinforcement Tokens, it becomes increasingly difficult to take down, allowing it to run rampant through enemy troop formations.

An Alpha Crawlers' Gruesome Maw can deal a lot of damage, especially when it is loaded down with Reinforcement Tokens and can utilize its Give in To Hunger Trigger. Woe to any enemy units that find themselves in melee with such a monster!

Using the Alpha Crawler is straightforward. Give it the Rush Order and let it go to work. The only question is how many Reinforcement Tokens the Company can afford to stack onto it without neglecting the Company's other units.


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