Thursday, 3 February 2011

Necromunda: Plastic Gangs

I can't believe it's over a year since I posted on the Other Talon! Shame on me!

Anyway, I'm going to see if I can use my necromantic powers to bring this blog back to life again, beginning with a post on plastic gangs for Necromunda.

A couple of days ago, me and a friend started talking about Necromunda, and I'm now trying to talk him into game mastering a campaign. I got to thinking about what gangs to use, and what miniatures to use. I don't want to use the original minis, firstly because I don't want to have to special order them, and secondly because they are generally not very flexible, being 100% metal.

With all the plastic kits available, there must be hundreds of ways to build a cool looking gang, so I started brainstorming and came up with a bunch of ideas. Since I know I won't be able to use them all myself, I thought I'd share them here. I hope someone finds them inspiring and if you use one of them, please remember to post some pictures!!!

Ork Kultists
House: Goliath, maybe Cawdor?
Theme: Humans wishing they were as hard as the Orks. Chunky ork weapons, iron gobs, glyphs, green facepaint.
Components: Mainly Catachan and Chaos Marauders, with a liberal dose of Orc / Ork bits. Maybe even use ork heads for some gangers, to represent crude cosmetic surgery to make them look like orks.
Painting: I would base the colour scheme on an Ork klan. Did I mention the green facepaint?

Khorne Cultists
House: Goliath
Theme: Blood cult. Led by a crazed berzerker. Lots of chaos stars, Khorne symbols, axes. Not a lot of shooty weapons.
Components: Mainly Catachan and Chaos Marauder bits, with extra of whatever fits the them.
Painting: Gore. Lots and lots of gore.

Space Marine Wannabes
House: Van Saar? Goliath?
Theme: A gang of people who wish they were mighty Space Marines. They've made their own armour of cardboard and plastic junk, and converted their equipment to look like Space Marine stuff. That bolter is actually a lasgun, etc.
Components: Space Marine bits for gangers. Scout bits for juves.
Painting & Modelling: The gang colours would obviously be based on a Space Marine Chapter. The armour would have lots and lots of cuts, holes and dents, to represent the fact that it's not actual armour at all.

That's it for this time. I've got lots of other ideas, but I'll save them for another day, so I have an incentive to come back and post again. I don't want it to be another year until the next post....


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