I had hoped to do a a couple of posts on the Necromunda gang painting and terrain building but the past couple of weeks has been focused solely on getting everything finished - leaving little time to blog about it unfortunately. But now it's all finished I can finally make the first of several posts. My scratch-built terrain and the second gang that I painted, Crazy Leg Cuccinni's Crew (the overall victors of the mini-campaign) are safely under lock and key in the Bunker so they'll have to wait for a bit before they get a post of their own.
Next week, the events of the campaign weekend will be appearing in the next issue of the Bilgewater Expositor campaign newspaper.
For now, here's a sneak peek of my (almost) finished Scavvy gang fresh from the gaming table - the Court of the Blind King.
From left to right: Rusty, Scabface (later Rickets after Scabface was captured and sold), Pox (deceased - soon to be reintroduced as Carbuncle), Banjo and Pretty Boy Pickman.
From left to right: Dregs, Baron Laveau, Foul Ole Ron (currently a prisoner of Crazy Legs Cuccinni) and Scraps.
The three Ghouls (from Mantic) were painted very hastily, just bleached bone with a Reikland Fleshshade wash. The plan is to go back to them ASAP and at least give them different colour clothing, the poor sods. In every game I only ever managed to roll for one ghoul... cursed dice I tell ye.
One more ganger, Slug, is missing from the line-up as he's currently undergoing surgery to add some eyestalks.
A Closer Look
Here's a few of my favourite minis from the scrofulous social crusaders (equal rights for muties)...
|Banjo: A very nice sculpt, going to go back and give a chipped paint effect to his shoulder pad|
|Dregs: Always intended to give this chap a tentacle but it was meant to be in addition to the two arms. As his club was lost in transit, a quick rejig soon sorted this out. Literally painted at the 11th hour with Baron Laveau and the Ghouls.|
|Pretty Boy Pickman (a pretentious reference to Lovecraft's short story "Pickman's Model"), this sculpt (Scabs, of Jerico and Scabs pack) was a joy to paint, although considerably thinner and with less prominent details than some of the other sculpts.|
|Pox / Carbuncle - I really liked the almost grenade launcher pose and the cowled face of this chap|
|Foul Ole Ron (an obvious reference for the Discworld fans out there), really like this chap overall - and yes, he's a ging-er.|
It took a couple of games to get the hang of how the Scavvies played and to get refamilairised with the game in general (not helped by the fact I didn't have a copy of the Scavvy rules in front of me on Day #1 - d'oh), but all in all they were really fun to play. Characterful, infuriating and sheer joy to play rolled into one. Although I only managed one victory after snatching 2 of 3 pieces of loot from under the noses of Deacon's Prospectors, every game was thoroughly enjoyable indeed.
Necromunda Campaign Weekend Report
Scipio has written up a superb report of the weekend's battles and skirmishes with some rather nice photos.
You can read it here
General Hobby Update: Big thank yous, Mawdryn and Imperial Navy Stuff.
Firstly a huge, huge thank you to both Liam of Frothing Muppet and Chris from Sippin' on Paintwater. Liam recently sent me a Spear-gun wielding Scaly that I'd been trying to track down for ages, and did so completely free of charge and refused to accept my offers to pay for postage. What a gentleman, thank you very much sir, he shall certainly be appearing in the next battle!
Secondly, earlier this year Chris did a stunning and beautifully painted conversion of a Space Marine "Druid" (Chaplain-Apothecary) from my DIY Chapter "the Spears of Mawdryn". Based on my pretty vague fluff and descriptions Chris managed to capture the spirit of the Chapter perfectly with this. And now myself and the Druid have been acquainted as he takes pride of place amongst my Marines.
The model is even more impressive in the flesh as it were, but here's a few photos of him in jolly old Britannia.
My Spears of Mawdryn have had a new lease of life recently and I've been working on some new Scouts, based on Pictish hunters and skirmishes with their distinctive hooded cloaks....
And last but not least, the Lieutenant of my Imperial Navy Boarding Party has had a bit of a resculpt. Although the bicorne has had a few tweaks (and vastly whittled down) since it first appeared here in a ridiculously oversized form, I was never quite happy with the style. He now has a proper Royal Navy crescent bicorne, fore and aft.
|Mr. Hornblower's 1608th great grandson....|
Quite a few of the landing party themselves have been built too, with a few more on the way soon... you'll have to wait until I'm back up in York before they make an appearance though.
Thanks for reading folks, ta ta for now...