Are any of the current factions particularly tricky and therefore newbie unfriendly? I want to get some and paint them, and if I do that, I might as well give one starter set worth to a friend of mine.
None of them are unfriendly and are pretty well balanced. I think over all guard is at a very slight advantage right now since sky sentinal is pretty awesome but it requires a dedicated playstyle. Also think once the other monsters come out this will go away.
Sigh. It was easy to ignore this game for a good long while. But the Terrasaurs and the Martian Menaces look REALLY COOL. And a friend of mine is very excited by the King Kong-esque faction that was teased. So I might need to pick up models at some point. Siiiiiigh.
Secondly, I'm watching a video on buildings for MonPoc:
Did MonPoc 1.0 have specialty buildings like this? I don't know. The idea is interesting: while they don't stomp around and blow things up, they do influence things. We're starting to get those in Warmachine (Cygnarian turret/base thingie, and that big Menite tower).