Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Humiliation of Inquisitor Dirske - A Necromunda Mini-Campaign

Felix Catal sat nursing his injuries in the mess room of the Arbite Courthouse. Beast Trooper Braxt had been left for dead in the underhive, along with the majority of their Adeptus Arbites escort. Catal had dragged the motionless form of Inquisitor Dirske away from the fire-fight himself...Dirske now lay in a comatose state in the infirmary, great plasma burns over his body. And the genestealer infestation was no closer to being eliminated..."How did it go so wrong?" Felix muttered, shaking his head.

I spent a happy day at Warhammer World earlier this week with my friend Graham, reacquainting myself with the Necromunda rules (and at the same time trying to inexpertly teach them to Graham). In the build up to the day, we'd each agreed to use the games as motivation to paint some new figures. I painted up 5 Adeptus Arbites to escort my Inquisitor, Hennel Dirske, and his henchmen. Graham painted some new genestealer cultists to oppose them.

Inquisitor Dirske's Force

Inquisitor Dirske and his escort
Inquisitor Dirske - power weapon, laspistol, mesh armour, wyrd power: mental assault
Beast Trooper Braxt - autogun, knife
Felix Catal - shuriken pistol, hand flamer
Arbite Sergeant Raul - bolt pistol, power maul, carapace armour
Arbite Stevin - bolter, bolt pistol
Arbite Palframan - shotgun, bolt pistol
Arbite Hinde - shotgun, bolt pistol
Arbite Iasa - grenade launcher bolt pistol

Brotherhood of the Church of Evolution

The insidious Brotherhood of the Church of Evolution
Magus Bal-Ondar - staff, autopistol, wyrd power: mind control
Purestrain genestealer
Neophyte Rubin - heavy stubber, stub gun
Hybrid Grelsin - autogun, claw
Hybrid Saarl - autopistol, claw, knife
Brood Brother Ryk - lasgun
Brood Brother Jem - lasgun
Brood Brother Micah - lasgun
Brood Brother Morlon - lasgun
Brood Brother Phyl - lasgun
Brood Brother Arn - lasgun
Brood Brother Rab - plasma gun

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Inaugaural N.O.G.G. - Lead On The Table

It's been a long time coming, but last night was the inaugaural meet-up of the Nottingham Oldhammer Gaming Group (N.O.G.G.). Prompted by Curtis (ramshackle_curtis) and the thread over at the Oldhammer forums, 8 of us headed over to Warhammer World to do a little bit of retro-gaming and dust off our Rogue Trader rulebooks.

The premise was simple - bring a couple of squads, push them round a board a bit, have some fun! Because wargames need a bit of an objective, ours was a hulking wrecked Baneblade in the centre of the table. The Imperials (Squats, Space Marines and later Imperial Guard) were protecting the Baneblade from Riot - a loose group of temporarily aligned no-gooders (looting human mercenaries, Eldar and Zoats). When units died, they were recycled. The objective was simply to occupy the Baneblade for longer than the opponents (more wounds within the footprint for a turn).

The setup

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

"How Much Is That Creature In The Window...?"

"...The one with the wiggly pseudopod."
I was in need of painting something that didn't require too much effort, so decided to pull out some of the stock of my WIP Xenos Pet Trader - this time I wanted to complete the creatures intended to go in his little corral.
Aren't they cute! Which one would you buy?

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Call The Police, There's a Madman Around...

I've a game planned in a couple of weeks with my mate Graham. We both agreed to paint up some figures for the the game - he decided to paint some new genestealer cultists, and I plumped for a squad of Adeptus Arbites to oppose them.

The game will be played using Necromunda rules - my Arbites will be led by an Inquisitor and a couple of his companions, aiming to purge the genestealer infestation. For now though, I'll leave you with pictures of the Arbites, painted up over the course of two evenings.


Monday, 2 February 2015

Eldritch Prince (WIP Eldar Corsair)

Last week MasterBuilder over at the Ammobunker Inq28 forums proposed a fun project with a very simple premise: pick a movie character and turn them into a 40k figure. I was already thinking about making myself an Eldar Pirate Prince / Corsair character, and this seemed like the perfect excuse!

After a bit of time googling, I had narrowed it down to King Thranduil from The Hobbit films, David Bowie in Labyrinth, and Prince Nuada from Hellboy 2. In the end, Prince Nuada won out, primarily because of his rather Elric-like features. And that's where I started looking for a decent base model; I wanted the figure to be a Citadel elf, but something less recognisable than the main Warhammer and 40k ranges.

Prince Nuada from Hellboy 2