Archive for the ‘Necromunda’ 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!

Its time for an update on the various Kick starter projects that I have backed.

All Quite On The Martian Front: So after last weeks up date, the guys behind AQOTMF posted another update. What It boils down to is the gift certificate (for the Overseer and Goliath models) will have free shipping and will also be sent to Renedra in the UK. Meaning their will be no import tax.

Shadows Of Brimstone: Wave 1.5 shipping went live on the Flying Frog website, the tail end of last week. At a cost of $125.00 (about £83.00) for anyone outside of the USA. Now a lot of backers are moaning about the cost of shipping, saying that they can get it cheaper. I have taken the plunge and paid for it, now I just have to wait till December!

Aliens vs Predator: Picture of the add-on packaging have been posted over on Facebook (yes Fox have said that backers HAVE to have retail packaging).

Afterlife: Wave 2 turned up, and I have checked everything out and its fine. Hopefully I can get some pictures up this week.

Conan: Picture have been posted of the pre-production plastics and they look fantastic

Blood Rage: Arrived the other day.

Deadzone  Infestation: Nothing new here at the moment, Mantic have started another KS project for Warpath (their mass battles game). I have backed Warpath but I may well change my pledge down to $1 and just pick and choose the bits that I want. As between the two Deadzone games I have enough models its only going to be the new plastics that I am after.

Zombicide Black Plague: Pledge manger is out just need to figure out what I want.

I have been working on some Judge Dredd models and am currently cracking my way through 15 judges, I have ordered some resin “urban” bases from eBay that I am waiting to turn up to finish them off.

I have also started up another blog called Tales From The Underhive.

https://talesfromtheunderhive.wordpress.com/

Which I will use on a semi regular basis to chronicle my work on the Necromunda game. Hopefully I will be able to use it to track my progress!

Many many moons ago I started to read the 2000AD comic, and it would begin to shape my future in wargaming.

When I first started wargaming I only knew of Games Workshop and of their ranges (I also knew about dungeons and dragons but only as an RPG) but then over the years I have found many many other interesting ranges from different company’s. But in the beginning it was just little ole GW and their 40k range that drew me in.

It would be a few years later that Necromunda would be released on the unsuspecting public, and it would be the game that got my attention for the longest. Now its fair to say that Necromunda was (and still is) one of my favorite games ever. I have played in 3 or 4 campaigns and have played most of the official 10 gangs that were released.

Now I don’t know what it is that draws me back to Necromunda but every so often I feel the need to dust off the old models and have a game. This time it has come from painting the Judges and Street Gang from the Judge Dredd Miniatures Game that I got the other week. The only thing I can put it down to is seeing the gang rise (or fall) to great heights. Its a shame that the 2nd edition never got completed before GW pulled the plug, I know the rule book was re-released as Necromunda: Underhive, but the old Outlanders supplement never got finished. And for me Outlanders was a major part of the game (especially when you got outlawed!). I still have most of my Necromunda models stored away in cases, and I have all the Gang war, Fanatic and Necromunda magazines.

Maybe its time to give it another blast? or should I try INQ28?

Wow 4 months of the year have flown by and we are now in may, if any one knows what had happened to the last 4 months please tell me.
Any way I seem to have gotten the kickstarter bug that has been flying around. I have backed the secret weapon miniatures tablescapes gaming table at the wargamer level, which allows me to have 2 sets of 16 tiles. Which is enough to make a 8 x 4 gaming table.
Now I know that i already own 2 sets of the realm of battle board from GW, but the main reason for getting the SWM set is the fact that it is a urban set up, and I do love a good city fight.

Next up is mantic games deadzone, now I have to confess I have never been a fan of mantics stuff. Out of the sci fi models that they make only the veer-myn models stuck me as my favourites. But after I saw the deadzone table at salute I was hooked.

Also coming next week (fingers crossed) is All Quite On The Martian Front, which is loosely based on H G Wells book war of the worlds (it’s set in the USA rather than the UK) but that has been coming since march…………….