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    Koyote enters the Underhive

    I told myself that if I get into Necromunda, I won't go hog wild and build a full table of terrain for it. I'd play on store terrain or other players' tables. However, I am intrigued by the two types of play, Sector Mechanicus and Zone Mortalis. I've always like the look of Zone Mortalis boards, but since I've hung up my bolter and chainsword, I haven't had much use for Zone Mortalis terrain, until now. Giving FW a car payment for 15 pounds of toxic resin isn't very appealing; however, I recently learned that Death Ray Designs sells a nice MDF alternative. Even better, one of Death Ray's kits, the Deadbolt’s Derelict Corridors Bundle, appears to have been designed specifically for the Necromunda tiles and scenarios, and you get it all for only $130. I can see myself using the Death Ray walls and Necromunda tiles for TNT as well. Hmm? Not bad. Not bad at all.
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    Koyote enters the Underhive

    So I've decided to take the plunge and play Necromunda. Returning to the GW fold makes me feel kinda icky, but I'll just keep telling myself that it's "Specialist Games". Based upon from what I've read on the interwebs and my own observations, the House I've chosen, Cawdor, isn't really good at any one thing, so it's a bit of an underdog gang. Nevertheless, I love the models and I'm eager to get started. Overall, the stats of Cawdor fighters are slightly worse than those of other houses, but in exchange they are less expensive. Similarly, some of their equipment is inferior, but again, this appears to be balanced out by a decrease in price. Taken together, I was initially convinced that Cawdor gangs are supposed to make up for what they lack in stats and equipment with gang size, so my first shot at a 1000 credit Cawdor list included 12 models. However, this notion got thrown out the window when I got a look at the scenarios in the Necromunda Rulebook, where many, if not most, restrict the gang size to a randomly generated number between 4 and 7 models. So I went back to the drawing board and designed a gang comprised of 10 models. The credits not spent on the gangers number 11 and 12 were instead spent on extra equipment. Leader: polearm-autogun, flail, mesh armor, & bulging biceps Champion: cawdor heavy crossbow, & headbutt Champion: long rifle, flail, auto-pistol, & bull charge Ganger: polearm-blunderbuss Ganger: polearm-blunderbuss Ganger: reclaimed autogun & axe Ganger: reclaimed autogun & axe Ganger: flail & reclaimed auto-pistol Ganger: flail & reclaimed auto-pistol Juve: stubgun, auto-pistol, & flak armor If I were to use this in campaign play, my priority post-game purchases would include smoke grenades, incendiary grenades, a cult icon, and bomb delivery rats. The cawdor polearm weapons appear to be a point of contention with the internetz chattering class, but they look cool and if used correctly, can give my gang some modest advantages -namely, the ability to deny some reaction attacks and equip models with half-price hand flamers. Equipping my leader with a polearm-autogun isn't optimal, but the model pictured below is my favorite out-of-the box pose, so that model is going to be my leader. I'll give him a different head, a flail hanging from his belt, and add a bit of bling, but that's probably about it. Since this is going to be primarily a painting project (I typically spend much more time painting than playing), I spent a lot of time looking online at how others have painted their Cawdor. I decided to shamelessly steal someone else's color scheme, and paint them yellow and black. The Imperial Fists recruit from Necromunda, so perhaps my gang's color is meant to emulate the Emperor's angels of death? WIP pics to follow...
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    Necromunda Consensus?

    Ok. Thanks. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing something.
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    Necromunda Consensus?

    Overall, the stats of Cawdor fighters are slightly worse than those of other houses, but in exchange they are less expensive. Similarly, some of their equipment is inferior, but again, this appears to be balanced out by a decrease in price. Taken together, this led me to believe that Cawdor gangs are supposed to make up for what they lack in stats and equipment with gang size, so my first shot at a Cawdor list included 12 models. However, this notion got thrown out the window when I got a look at the scenarios in the Necromunda Rulebook, where many, if not most, restrict the gang size to a randomly generated number between 4 and either 7, 8, or 9. If Cawdor are required by scenario to field roughly the same number of fighters as their opponents, and on average, field slightly inferior fighters with worse equipment, what's their angle? Is the intention to use the discounted prices to buy extra weapons and equipment for their fighters? Is it their access to weapons with the Blaze trait? Do they have above average Tactic cards? Or do stat & skill advances plus increased access to a wider variety of weapons and wargear naturally even out the gangs after a few games?
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    Post Apocalypse Koyote

    Wasteland Hunter and Deadman (woman)
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    Necromunda Consensus?

    The newest member of my family arrived January 21st. Mother and baby are doing great. So, once things get a bit more settled in my household, I will take you up on your offer. In the meantime, I would like hear (read) your take on the game. Thanks.
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    Necromunda Consensus?

    I'm kinda-sorta-maybe getting interested in Necromunda. Can anyone tell me how it plays? What are its strengths and weaknesses? My interest in the game stems from nostalgia of the original Necromunda and my love for the new Cawdor kit & FW weapon upgrades. My plan to use Cawdor minis as TNT Raiders, so I won't use the Cawdor heads. I also plan to magnetize many of the weapons, so I can upgrade at will and use the models for both games. Now that I think about it, if I magnetize the heads, I could play them as a Cawdor or as a Genestealer Cult. I read the new Necromunda fluff, and one of the splinter cults passes themselves off as servants of House Cawdor. They call themselves the Resurrected.
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    Koyote in Mordheim

    What began as me painting a few models to serve as unusual antagonists for a Mordheim campaign's final game ended up as full blown Carnival of Chaos warband. You'll never see a brighter or cleaner cult of Nurgle worshipers. 😉 Carnival Master & (counts-as) Nurglings Brutes Plaguebearer & Tainted Ones Brethren WIP Plague Cart The first Plaguebearer that I painted turned out pretty good. It is much more in line with what one thinks of when one imagines a daemon of Nurgle, but it just didn't fit in with the rest of the warband. It's too dark and dirty, so the Carnival Master summoned one a bit less far gone and then sent it to the carnival's make-up artist for a makeover. 🙂
  9. Cool. I've never seen the Gunnery School warband played. Let me know how it goes.
  10. The baby is due in the next couple of weeks, so I've decided to put the campaign on hold for a month or two. I know that the holidays put a lot of people behind, so if you want to use this opportunity to catch up and play all six scenarios, you are certainly welcome to do so. I don't know how much I'll be in the shop over the next couple of months, so I'll take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy new year.
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    Post Apocalypse Koyote

    Thanks for the input. I'll move the scope forward. 🙂
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    Post Apocalypse Koyote

    Over the last few months, most of my hobby time has been spent on Mordheim, but I plan to return in earnest to TNT this summer. One of my TNT hobby-goals has been to paint a mini for each of the 10 types of Freelancers. I've completed 6 out of 10 thus far. Last month I put some paint on my Deadman model (see page 3 of this thread), but I f'd it up, so the model took a bath in Simple Green. The soak and subsequent scrubbing messed up my GS work, so I pulled it all off and sculpted everything anew. Since I prefer to paint models in pairs, I got to work on a new Freelancer to paint while I'm working on the Dead(wo)man, a Wasteland Hunter. This fellow is an Apache model from Black Scorpion Miniatures' Tombstone model line. The Tombstone line is 32mm, so I knocked the mini down a few millimeters by removing a section from the model's lower legs and reattaching the feet. I added a big knife and backpack (both are bits made by Anvil Industries) and used GS and various bits to transform the model's original rifle into something a bit more modern looking. The head under the model's right foot is a GW Genestealer skull. It's just the right height to fit under his foot and it looks like it could belong to a wasteland critter, so gaming genres be damned, my Wasteland Hunter is doing the ‘Captain Morgan’ on Genestealer’s skull.
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    SAGA: Age of Magic

    I'm listening to the SAGA Thorsday episode with SAGA's creator, Alex Buchel. In the interview he revealed the six factions from Age of Magic. The factions are not race specific, but rather thematic categories. So for instance, the Great Kingdoms could be a human, Empire-like warband, or a warband from an elf kingdom (e.g. Gondolin), or an evil kingdom of men and orcs (e.g. Mordor). The 6 factions are: Legends of the Undying (e.g. undead) Otherworlds (e.g. demons, angels, creatures from other dimensions, etc.) Forces of the Wild (e.g. wood elves, beastmen, forest folk, etc.) Great Kingdoms (e.g. any large, organized kingdom/civilization, human or otherwise) Undermountain Folk (e.g. dwarves, gnomes, goblins, skaven, etc.) The Horde (e.g. orcs, barbarians, etc.) Age of Magic will introduce quite a few new rules to handle things like magic, large creatures (e.g. ogres), huge monsters, flying creatures, and others. Alex Buchel stated that the goal is to release two source books per year.
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    SAGA New Edition (2018)

    The Studio Tomahawk had these made for the Book of Battles scenarios. It's unclear from their post on Facebook who will sell these, although i suspect that it will be Gripping Beast.
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