Well, this Saturday a few friends and I had our first game of Malifaux. After watching several well-played games at the Synthetic Militia Club day we were ethusiastically awaiting our own test run. I played Ramos and thoroughly enjoyed his play style. My firend mastered Sonya Criid and was playing well until my Steamborg mutilated his female master.
The second game I played against Seamus and The Ortega family. Both the Seamus gang and my Ramos crew were out gunned by the gunslingers, having said that it was an enjoyable experience with lots of laughs as the black joker appeared at crucial moments everytime.
I would like to ask, are the Ortegas the only really shooty gang out there or is it possible to build a good shooty gang that doesn't involve the family?