Archive for the ‘INQ-28’ Category

Over the past few weeks I have been busy with my gaming group, working on our INQ-28 campaign that we plan on running in September.

For that I have set up a new blog rather than fill this one up.

Tales From The Underhive

Any way to help with the INQ-28 games (and of coarse 40k) I decided to pick up GW’s Munitorum Armored Containers, that were released a few weeks ago.

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Inside the box you get 3 containers, 9 barrels, and 12 crates, all for £30.00.

You get 3 of the same sprue, with each one containing 1 container, 3 barrels, and 4 crates. One thing that does stand out, is that the models are not covered in the Gothic overtones of the 40k universe . Meaning they could easily be used with any other Sci-Fi (or at a push modern) game. However the one let down of the set are the crates, unlike their predecessor (from the late nighties). These are open bottomed, where as the old ones could have the lids left off to revile the contents (in the form of a piece that showed various ammo clips).

Also in the box is a rules sheet, just to add that little extra into your games. And In all fairness it is something better suited to small engagements (a squad or two) rather than a full blown game.

All in all a nice little set, and provides your troops with some much needed cover!

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The past few weeks (or months) have lead to a loss of my gaming  and painting”mojo”. To be fair I have started painting a fair few models, but for some reason when it comes to finishing them off I fall flat on my face. Gaming wise I have only been playing “board” games rather than proper “wargames”.

However in some vain hope of getting some inspiration, I took a trip to my “not so” local gaming club. Now when I say not so local it is not the twenty minute round trip that it used to be. Now I have been a few times since it moved a few years ago, however its now an hour round trip. And so a few of us, started gaming round at mine once sometimes twice a week. However since the beginning of the year we have been meeting up less regular (which may have lead to me losing my mojo).

However back to the gaming club. It was good to see a new influx of new players, as well as meeting the new organizer. Their were however a few new games being played, as well as a few that I tried to get started but for one reason or another they never took off. One of which was INQ-28.

Now I tried to get some momentum going last year for INQ-28, but it was not received all that well. And was cast to one side. Then again at the beginning of this year I tried again but again it fell by the wayside. However after seeing it played at the club I may well give it one more push, especially after seeing it re-scaled down to a 2 foot x 2 foot board! After all you only need a maximum of 5 models per side, and by using a smaller gaming area gives for a nice close firefight. With out the need for loads of terrain, it also allows you to make several “sets” of terrain like a section of a city or jungle. Or perhaps something totally different like the in side of a factory, or the bowels of a star-ship!

Best I go looking for those Inquisitors that I started converting a while ago…………………

A Call To Arms………………

Posted: January 27, 2016 in INQ-28

It is safe to say that over the past year or so, that various projects have bubbled to the surface. Others have sunk back down in to the pool of ideas.

One such project that I was keen to get started was INQ-28 however it was short lived and was put on the back burner.

Now I have to confess I do like small skirmish games, and INQ-28 falls firmly into that the skirmish area.

Now for those that have never come across GW’s Inquisitor, it was released way back in the mists of 2001. And was designed as a 54mm 40K skirmish game, now here lies one of the main “off putting” points about the game. The models were a different scale to the regular 40k model line, meaning converting models was (at first) rather hard. Later in the games life span weapon and conversion packs were made available direct from GW mail order. In fact the range expanded quite a bit to included various (unknown) alien races as well as expanding the whole Inquisitor background. Terrain was also an issue as again it needed to be a different scale.

The other “off putting” point was the book was always described as a “tool kit” for players rather than a “complete” rule book. Meaning their were a lot of “grey” areas in the rules that were left for the players to fill in.

Making Inquisitor a mix of a RPG and a wargame (but leaning heavy on the RPG side). But know it seems that Inquisitor has had a bit of a revival over the past years and has been reborn as INQ-28, this is mainly down to GW’s shift over to plastic models (and to a certain extent finecast resin) meaning conversions are super easy now days

Looking back now if Inquisitor had not seen the light of day the forces of the Inquisition in 40k may have been very different, also the 40k RPG Dark Heresy may never have created………………..

INQ-28

Posted: April 15, 2015 in INQ-28, Warhammer 40000

No its not some new pop group, its something I have been coming across more and more on the internet.

But what is it?

Well It is a straight forward conversion of the old Inquisitor game from GW, By converting the measurements of yards into Inch’s. 1 yard = 1/2 inch (I think it should be 1 yard = 1 inch). And using 28mm models (hence INQ-28) rather than the old 54mm models. Everything else stays the same.

Now when Inquisitor was released some 15 years ago I did pick up the rulebook and a few models but never got round to playing it, I was put off by the different scale (all the terrain I had was for 28mm models) Now however it seems that playing it in 28mm is all the rage.

In fact some years ago I converted 2 models up to be Inquisitors for my “home made” Necromunda supplement that me and my gaming group were working on. However we agreed that using Necromunda was not a very good idea so we shelved the idea, why we never used Inquisitor I do not know!

So now I am thinking of giving it ago, I have hit the internet and found loads of ideas for models for my war band. Loads of fan made material as well as official material. All I need to do now is make a few more models and give it a bash.

That means sorting through all the junk I have!