Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I used the excellent painting guide at the Armies of Dom. These turned out to be a lot more fun to paint than I was expecting. The camo smocks can be a little intimidating. I only have a bout a dozen left, and then maybe I will buy some of the excellent Crusader Paras, or the Artizan or maybe some Bolt Action!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
A unit of Morannon Orcs finishes off tonights posts. These are the original metal models and as you can see there is only three different poses. I do not know how they compare to the newer plastic models but I really like these. I hope the plastics are as good because this is a great troop selection for an evil army.
This pretty much finishes the Orcs for my Lord of the Rings collection. I think it is time to switch gears, I am tired of painting LOTR stuff ;-)
I have finally completed my Orc Tracker for Lord of the Rings. I really do not care for these models. They are just not up to the same standard as the rest of the LOTR Orc figures. It was really tough to get motivated to paint them, but I think they came out OK. They are usable.
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
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.
Very cool Necro terrain project.
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.
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.
Necromunda Home. This is the Specialist-Games site where you can download the rules and some cool extras.
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...
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.
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.