Necromunda Gang War 3 Campaign

Yep that’s right it Campaign time and got my Escher Gang done in time! My first game Scenario 2:Looters I got defender so my girls had to defend the loot caskets against an attack from Orlocks. I only lost one Caskets

As usual I provided one table of terrain for the campaign, and I was lucky enough to be assigned to game on it as I was slated to play the Arbitrator for of this campaign for my first game! The terrain is still getting slowly worked on but it is starting to look the way I want my Necromunda terrain to look!

Gang War 3 book weapons

I wanted to point out that using the gang war 3 book is vastly better then just the gang war 1, or 2 books with a much more improved house weapons list for all Gangs produced so far in the new Necromunda game you will have more versatile choices for your Gangs as you level your gang up! Example here is the new House Escher list.

Compare this new Escher weapons list for gang loadouts , as compared to this Gang war 1 weapons list! As you can see a lot better starting weapons choices per house!

Also I got Escher Weapons set #1 from Forge World and after much pondering I bought a second Escher gang box to put the set #1 weapons on. The Escher gang arms require very small magnets if I want swappable arms I figured it’s to much work I just have to make identical body’s and and paint them the same with the new weapons , so their upgrades are just swapping a mini for the other! πŸ˜€

Any how have fun in the hive! And I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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Warhammer 40k lunch!

My Ork have been freed from there hiatus, they were briefly played the first week launch of 8th Edition! Then put on hold as AoS took over my gaming Wednesday nights ,

Seen here battling against a coworkers Nidz. Hoards vs hoards is always an interesting battle of attrition. (Or just a slow grind of dice attacks vs save rolls ) ^_^

So this Friday I played my first ever work hammer game on lunch break we now have a 40k board set up at my work. With 5 coworkers that play Warhammer 40k, it nice to have a game setup now, to play on our down time

Any way still working on a lot of stuff none of which is photo worthy this week k ;P maybe a post next week if it’s ready πŸ™‚

See you in the wasteland!

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Painting 80’/90’s Chaos symbols.

Recently I painted some laser cut MDF AoS close combat ruler a friend made on his laser cutting machine. He made one for everyone in my gaming group. I painted a Tzeentch one for myself and a old 80’s symbol for my best mates Nurgle army, we have both been playing GW games since the early 80’s and are both still enamored with the GW imagery from that time period.

So when I do these I lightly sketch a rough image with a mechanical pencil then I use a wet palette for keeping the paint at a consistent thinness, it’s important not to put to much water in your wet palette, if done right the surface of the palette paper should be Damp! Not, Wet! I introduced a little water at a time mixing the paint thoroughly. So not to make it to runny.
I used mostly GW’s Citadel paint for this project.
I stated applying with a layer brush the colour “Ushabti bone” then do the shadeing with “zandri dust”. Then I used a detailing brush to do the skulls edges with “Rhinox hide”. Then layer brush again , I did the tentacles with “Xereus purple” edges with Rhinox hide again, then did a middle highlight with “Altdorf Guard Blue” then just a thin line of “Warpfiend Grey” . Lastly I filled in the background with Vallejo “Yellow green”(954) for the center and for the edge I used “Skarsnik green” to finish it off and Bobs your uncle!

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So for a wet palette you can make one or buy one , any relatively flat shallow container with a lid can be a wet pallet. I bought a Privater Press one but I replaced the not very good grey polyurethane foam with expanding dish sponge you can obtain in most grocers. I do this because it clings better to this surface because it has a much higher surface tension and when just the right amount of water is in the sponge it doesn’t over load the paint with to much water. This way you control the water you add with a dip of the old brush into you water pot then mix to desired amount! I cut the sponge down to fit in my palette I also trim a little off the palette paper so it dose not over hang off the sponge as when it drys it will curl, if the sponge goes further then the paper it won’t curl while you using it. But left for days on end it will, I recommend ringing out the water if your not going to paint for a few weeks or more, and tossing out the old palette paper use a fresh one the next time you paint.
I had not much luck with the foam that comes with the palette , but the container was an ideal size as it fits next to my GW painting station nicely.
Well I hope this might be useful to someone, I should think I will try to endeavor to do more hobby tutorials this year! I have been a bit lacks of late πŸ˜‰

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Thank you for checking this out.
See you in the Wasteland

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Athenian Greek Hoplites with Thracian support

I have not taken any close ups of my Hoplite army till now, as I have finally finished the bases I’m not as embarrassed for them to be seen by other Ancients and historical gamers!

Please note that not all shields are finished, as it is hard to find time to paint for a long time in a row, because it’s best if I do a bunch in one sitting rather than trying to paint one at at a time πŸ˜‰ I am hoping I will finish them soon!

You can see the Thracian Unit in the middle with the purple gold and yellow I used Xyston miniatures for them and for the front line of Hoplites and for Thracian Peltasts in the back row.

And from the left and right flanks I have some old Essex Hoplites in leather armour. The ones on the right are the most done all most all the shields have crest painted on them.

And the basecamp is from baueda.com

With some Essex command units and a pig farm

Well that’s it for my Greek army I’m also working on an new army playing around with the idea of a Chav heavy army for my next one πŸ™‚

Thanks for checking them out!

Well I better sign of lads

See you in the wasteland!

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“Mortem et Gloriam” at a glance

So today I had a free day so I went sat and watched some of my historical war gaming buddies play “Mortem et Gloriam” a very different take on 15mm Historical war gaming. Then I am used to with DBM or Feilds of Glory, They explained the game mechanics to me as they played the game so I could learn to play it . I do very much like that it’s a, I move a unit you move a unit, and so on till all units are moved , and that in combat phase when it’s your attack both sides resolve attacks and take damage simultaneously.

The card priority mechanic is nice

Here is how it works (excerpt from {MeG} website:

Combat

“Damage is cause by rolling the special Mortem et Gloriam Death Dice. These are a set of dice in five colours: BLACK, WHITE, GREEN, YELLOW and RED. There are three symbols on the dice: a Skull, a Crossed Sword & Arrow, and a fancy S (short for “special”).Β  When you roll the Death Dice, a Skull symbol kills an enemy base – simple! The Crossed Sword & Arrow symbol causes a wound – and two wounds kill a base. And the fancy S generates special effects.

So in the game you will roll these dice for each column of bases shooting or fighting in order to damage opposing troops. The better your troops are, compared to your opponents, the better the dice you roll. RED dice are brutal and have 2 Skulls, 3 Crosses and an S. BLACK dice are timid in comparison, and have only one Cross, an S and four blank faces that do nothing. So, put simply, your job as Army Commander is to get your troops into a position to roll the largest number of the best dice in order to break your opponent.”

Leaning your troops

“You have a wide range of tactical options and choices to make as an Army Commander. These are all managed using Mortem et Gloriam Command Cards. The cards mirror the colours of the Death Dice with BLACK, WHITE, GREEN, YELLOW and RED cards. There are 8 BLACK, 12 WHITE, 16 GREEN, 12 YELLOW and 6 RED in each pack. The basic concept is the same as the Death Dice – RED cards are the best and BLACK the worst. RED cards will allow sophisticated moves, BLACK cards generally allow nothing at all.

The final twist in the movement part of the game is that there are three types of troops: Drilled, Formed and Tribal. Drilled troops find things easy to do – so rarely need better than a GREEN card to do things. Tribal troops find all but the basics more difficult, and will often need YELLOW and RED cards to do sophisticated things. There is a rich variety of different moves to choose from in the game – the cards are used to pay for all of these. So more cards, of better colours will always be a good thing.”

Movement

“The Command Cards are played alternately in Mortem et Gloriam – you play a card to prompt an action, then your opponent and so on. This creates a system of movement that is inter-woven rather than the I-move-everything /you-move-everything of recent decades. Instead you will find there is an ebb and flow of actions and counters occurring continuously. Better Generals with Drilled troops can react more easily to an opponent’s actions than poorer Generals with Tribal troops. You will also find yourself playing your cards in different phases of the game to perform tasks during fighting as well as movement. There is simply no such thing as “my go” – both players are involved all the time.”

Fast and furious

“Mortem et Gloriam is designed to be played at a fast pace. The pre-amble phase of the battle has all the grand tactical options you need, but they are resolved quickly – so you will usually be in action within 20 minutes of moving the first troops. The game is designed to be a fast moving and bloody affair, and like most battles, even as the victor you will usually have suffered – hence, “nobody gets out unscathed!” The game is designed to be played to a conclusion in 2 hours once you are familiar with it.”

For more on this check out

http://www.thewargameszone.org/62/The-Ancients-Zone

Also I would like to point out that the army list for all eras are free on line to down load!

So Mortem et Gloriam may not yet be the most widely played Ancients game out there!

ADLG – L’Art de la Guerre

Might be more available as it has a good fallowing out there in the gaming world, but my game group prefers the more unusual gaming experience so I’ll be joining them occasionally for Mortem et Gloriam. So after today I think I am going to get the starter set that comes with the Rules, dice, cards and references sheets. To get me started. I still have all my movements templets from when I used to play Fields of Glory and DBM.

Next post I’ll post my Athenian Hoplite army !

Better sign off now!

See you in the wasteland!

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Back into the hive!

I’m slowly getting my terrain back to the awesome collection of Necromunda terrain I used to have back in the day, but who New it would come back a 3rd time I thought after the 2002 rerelease fade away in about 2006 I thought it was done other then The diehard fans who kept it alive online, but I’m glad it’s back and I plan to get every Gang and just keep this game going for as long as I can πŸ˜‰ that said I still have a lot to do and I’m going to be busy all month on this project!

Also a friend of mine laser cut pallets out of MDF for me ,which I put crates and gas cans and barrels on, they work really good for cover on walkways and bridges;) I’m very happy with how my STC Ryza-pattern ruins turned out!

More on Necromunda terrain soon!

See you in the Wastelands!

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Make it rust!

Nothing special today just a wip of some terrain I am painting for my Necromunda gang war campaign that my game group is starting after Adepticon is over ! I am sad I couldn’t go this year they are doing Necromunda every day of the convention and there doing both Zone Mortalis and Gang Wars! So jealous of the rest of my game group who are all going… Bastards! πŸ˜‰

So there not fully done I still plan to try pigments like rust and iron fillings and what not! More on that later.

Here is a not so great photos from last weeks first game of Gang War for me!

My appointment forgot his Orlocks so I lent him my old punk Gang from back in the day πŸ˜‰

As you can see terrain is sparse and lacking more paint ! I plan to paint terrain all week and hopefully I’ll remember to post it πŸ˜‰ see you in the wasteland!

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