Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Thinking About Necromunda

It has been a very long time since I have played or even thought about Necromunda. I have been very focused lately on my World War II game project. Every once in a while I take a break and play WAB or maybe Lord of the Rings. Necroumnda has not been in my game rotation for about 3 years and that is just sad. It still rate it as my favorite game which makes it even worse that I have not played in so long.

Tim and I were talking the other night about why we don't play this game and we decided it was due to the fact that we don't have any cool terrain. Necromunda is really a modelers game. It take very few models which means that you can spend more time customising your game and just having fun. The game does require lots of ruined urban/industrial terrain which presents and infinite number of modeling opportunities. A few years ago Tim and I built some very nice terrain for Imperial Outpost Games - http://robert.bluedream.com/Necroterrain%20album/index.htm - and soon after we stopped playing. It was too much trouble to have to go to a shop for the terrain. We, however, never got around to making any for ourselves. I think that it is time to fix that.

Over the last couple of days I have been looking online for some inspiration and here a few interesting links:

Cool site with near future figs and terrain.
http://www.dminis.com/Area23/index.html

Very cool Necro terrain project.
http://z11.invisionfree.com/Work_In_Progress/index.php?showtopic=9869

Eastern Fringe Forums. This is the best Necromunda related forum site I have found. It has been too long since I have spent any time here.
http://easternfringe.com/forum/portal.php

Fringe Wars. This is a collection of stats for using other 40K forces in Necromunda. The game really has possibilities as a general Sci-Fi skirmish game.
http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j13/maxxev/Fringe%20wars/

Necromunda Home. This is the Specialist-Games site where you can download the rules and some cool extras.
http://specialist-games.com/necromunda/default.asp

Grav Board rules. This is an old site that has rules for using grav board gangs. I forget who make figures for this. I know Mark Copplestone makes skateboarders...
http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/5445/cnw.htm

Net Terrain. This site has been around for a long time and I am glad to see they are still posting new material. Some very interesting and inspirational terrain projects.
http://www.netterrain.de/

One of the things I really love about the Necromunda is how easy it is to use for things other than what it was designed for. I created a World War II variant that my local game group played for a long time. We have also played using any sci-fi figures we could find and just selected stats for them. I think this is a great set of rules for anything from zombie infestations to Space Hulk. It is time to get back into it.

I will post up my house rules as they are developed.

2 comments:

Mike G. said...

Funny you mention this the day after I pull out my gang to mess around with!

Fritz said...

Interesting, thanks for the terrain links- my gaming group is thinking about starting up necromunda again.