Price: €50/£40.50. This works out at €6.25/£5.07 per miniature
Price within the context of the game: Single purchase and you’re effectively done. Each player will only need to buy one of these if they wish to play the game with miniatures.
Packaging: The miniatures come well padded in a large clamshell blister stuffed with bubble wrap. Each miniature and its components are in its own Ziploc. The only area for concern is the width of the Maxi Golem miniature. Even though it fits within the blister it’s a snug fit and leaves little room for error in shipping.
Contents & Parts Count: Each box contains 8 miniatures. In addition to the Chief, 2 mini Golems, a Maxi Golem and 25 paint puddle counters each box contains;
- Color Box: Red: 2 Warriors*, 1 Hunter and 1 Shaman
- Color Box: Blue: 1 Warrior, 1 Hunter and 2 Shamans*
- Color Box: Yellow: 1 Warrior, 2 Hunters* and 1 Shaman
- Color Box: Green: 2 Hunters* and 2 Shamans*
- Color Box: Orange: 2 Warriors*and 2 Hunters*
- Color Box: Purple: 2 Warriors*and 2 Shamans*
*Two variants of this combatant are included
In terms of parts count each type of miniature is as follows; Chief (12 parts), Warrior (2), Hunter (4), Shaman (5), Maxi Golem (3), Mini Golem (1).
Quality: As with all of the products form Fluo Games the production values are high and the miniatures are cast to exacting standards of quality. Flash and mould lines are rarely present and the joints are clean, though a bit narrow on some components. Apart from the contact points for resin channels there are no additional casting marks.
Detail: These sets are based on the first series of miniatures, so I found that the attention to detail on these miniatures continues to be amazing. Fluo Games are releasing a second variant of the combatants (Warrior, Hunter, Shaman) which not only fleshes out the range but gives a further insight into this colourful world. These variants are included within the Color Boxes, marked with an asterisk under contents and parts count
The core concept of the game is that battles are fought with paint made from magical berries and this has been brought into the miniatures. If you look closely you will see that most of the miniatures are armed with types of paint brushes & berry catapults.
Ease of Assembly: Straight forward but fiddly at the same time. Unless you are a collector and do not intend to use them in the game you will need to pin some or most of the joints. Given that these are all cast in resin that’s not such a time consuming task though it’s a bit nerve wracking given the thinness of some of the joints.
Due to the level of detail on them I found both the Chief and the Hunter took the most preparation and TBH patience … I had to get up and walk out of the room a couple of times
Summing up: I love the idea behind these boxes, A one stop purchase for you faction can only be a good thing. You get to paint up all of your MiniZ in the appropriate colour with no sepia in sight. Given the detail and uniqueness of the miniatures I find these boxes to be very good value. You get 6 miniatures with “hero level” detailing, two paint splats and 25 counters.
If I’m allowed one niggle it was that the Paint Clone miniature is not included. Not all faction get access to it and it is the result of a spell rather than a starting model so I suppose I can see the logic for not including it. That said I recommend you buy them now, right now! oh wait … they are not released until the 10th of December.
If you want to know more about the Color Warz setting and the Paint Brawl board game please visit the Fluo Games website.
We’ve taken some time and put together 6 bundle deals, 1 for each team in Paint Brawl. Each follows the team chart published by Fluo Games (below) and come with the Golems, Clones and 1 or 2 advanced combattants.
The teams consist of between 10 and 11 miniatures each and come with around a 15% discount
We’ve also added the Gamer Kit and the, frankly awesome, Gamer Box to the store. The gamer kit augments the Series 1 & 2 boxes and allows you to slowly replace all of the card figures with their 3D counterparts. The gamer box does the same but in one go!
(Hello Dark Threat Kickstarter people!!! Don’t forget to look at our own RPG Dice Kickstarter!)
What is it? A board game of fantasy paintball. It is scenario driven and revolves around area domination and denial. It also includes a mechanic where you can “paint” your opponents pieces and make then yours.
Price: £45 which puts it in the middle of the current board game market. Fluo games have made the full rules available for review before you buy.
Contents:A five piece board, a set of cards and all of the cardboard stand-ups and plastic stands you will need to play any four of the six factions in the game. You also get two rules books one in English and one in French. Pyre studios worked on the English translation so … be gentle.
This raises the point of language in the game. Each of the cards has a French title but the book is so crammed with illustrations and examples that this becomes a non-issue for English speakers. The average time for people to get their head around the rules, including the cards, is 6 minutes… we ran demos and timed it.
Production Quality: Anyone who has gotten a hold of any of the MiniZ series will know Fluo Games’ production Values. This is a very solid, practical and good looking game. The Board is quite heavy duty even though it comes in 5 parts. The playing pieces are equally a solid and easily identifiable. Everything is in colour, as you would expect, and the game comes with Ziploc bags for each of the factions so you can get playing as quickly as possible.
As an example of the thought put into the games production a sheet of transparent stickers is included. This allows you to protect the bottom of the playing pieces as they can warp or tear when bases are put on or removed after a number of games.
Setting up:The board take a minute to set up and then you have to mount the playing pieces on the bases for your chosen colour faction. The remainder of the coloured bases are used to mark each square players paint.
Each team comprises of a Chief, between two and four “combatants”, Warriors, Hunters and Shaman, and 1-4 Paint Golems and Paint Clones. In the more advanced games you can upgrade one of your combatants with the more advanced form. These are Smashers, Rangers and Mystics respectively
- Action Cards: Each player gets 4 actions, 2 movement and 2 attack, per turn. These actions can be divided amongst your pieces as desired but you MUST use all 4 per turn. These can be combined to give further abilities to combatants.
- Special action Cards: Players draw these each turn and they allow players to cancel a movement or attack and also to add or remove paint counters from the board in addition to more esoteric abilities.
- Blasts: these are very powerful abilities that can be used only once per game.
Players start by selecting the first model they wish to activate and, using the cards, move and attack. With attacks automatically hitting the board becomes a riot of colour very quickly. Possibly my favourite part of the game is that players can “steal” their opponents combatants by painting them. The player removes the existing base and returns it to the previous owner, very satisfying, and puts their own coloured base on it. It is now their playing piece and can be used as such.
Once players have used all of their actions it is the next players turn. This may sound a bit too straight forward but you find the level of tactics required to win increases each round. Rules such as not being able to shoot over or move into other coloured squares/pieces tends to get players started in a defensive mind set. But that almost guarantees defeat.
Winning: The game is scenario based and comes with five of them or varying difficulty each with different victory conditions for 2 and 3-4 player games. While this may seem like a small amount the fact that you get 6 factions in the game drastically increases the replay factor. I must have played the first scenario 40 times now in demos and I have yet to get board of it.
Summing up: I loved the concept of this game the moment I saw it. I knew it would be a hit and, since playing, I find my faith rewarded. The fast set up, varying difficulty in the scenarios, speed of play and the depth of tactics required are sure to make this game a staple of many collections. Even a basic read through of the rulebook (above) will give you hint at what can be done.
This is the only game I know where joyful vindictiveness plays a significant part. I’ve already mentioned stealing your opponents’ combatants but certainly didn’t do it justice, it’s amazing… especially when they were just about to win and you break out the evil laugh. Very quickly players start scrutinising the board between their rounds looking for ways protect their own plans while screwing over those of their friends. You’ll become addicted.
We are now taking pre-release orders for Paint Brawl. The amazing fantasy board game set in the Color Warz universe. Thank you to Fabien and the team at Fluo Games for making this possible. We may be the first store to have this!
Paint Brawl is a fantasy paintball game for 2-4 players set in the arboreal Color Warz universe. Supplied with both English and French rules the game puts the players in change of one of the 6 tribes of the Khromaz. These doughty yet good natured fighters use paint to transform enemies into allies.
- Choose from five scenarios included in the box with more to come on our website.
- Play one of six different coloured teams each of which has its own strengths and tactics.
- Paint your opponents combatants to take control of them and gain the advantage!
- Place paint puddles on the board to protect your combatants and expand your network.
- Invoke paint golems and explode those of your opponents.
- Stay in the game: no player elimination means anyone can win so don’t surrender!
- 4 boards
- 1 puzzle piece (the centre Quest square)
- 36 characters shapes
- 12 Golem tokens
- 150 colored bases
- 16 action cards
- 24 bonus cards
- 12 blast cards
- 6 memos cards (rules summaries)
- 4 walls
- 2 rules books : French and English (24 pages)
We have a limited amount of stock available for order today which will ship on the 6th of April. We will also have some stock at Conpulsion (see below)
You can place you order HERE