But no more, I'm now diving into the gentleman of the undead. Nicodem is my new master. Generally when I start a new master I just play them on repeat until something clicks. This time I'm going to try and share that process with everyone else.
I tend to do everything on a trial and error basis (emphasis on the error). The plan was to play a few games with the framework of what is my standard crew build and then adapt it to fit Nico as I progressed.
My first game looked like this.
Extraction: Take Prisoner, Leave Your Mark, Set Up, Mark For Death and Convict labour.
I chose to take Leave your mark and Mark for death. The thinking being that MFD would be simple to put on while around the Extraction marker and LYM would be good for when he pulled forward to reach the marker I could slip into the back lines.
I was up against Arcanists. More precisely Marcus.
I'm now going to run through my list and give a rough idea of why I took what.
Nico had a very simple job this game. Summon mindless - Summon a minion - Summon a minion - give out fast. Him doing this job would depend on his helpers setting things up for him but I was fairly sure he was up to the job.
Move around corpse markers and extend the immune to slow bubble.
The grinning grave digger was in the list to do one thing, dish out corpse markers. Each turn he can reliably drop two corpse marker ready to be turned into something useful.
Philip and the Nanny
Phil and Nan is an amazing model for summoners their job was to draw cards to feed into Nico.
The necro has two jobs. One look scary. Two kill things.(turns out it did neither this time) I was going to send him in to sit on the extraction marker and eat whatever got in range.
The punk had one main job which was to feed scheme markers to Phil and Nan. A side task is to act as a tiny meat shield should anything decide to rush Phil and Nan.
The crooligan were there to hide and run schemes.
Obviously along side this there was the wave after wave of undead waiting to be summoned.
So what happened in the game...
I got smashed 10-3! 1vp from LYM and 2vp from Extraction.
I was quite happy with how the summoning engine worked, with phil and nan drawing cards and Mort puking up corpses I managed to keep up a high rate of solid summons including two hanged and two shikome in the first two turns.
Thanks for reading, be lucky!