Friday, 17 September 2010

Welcome – and Welcome to Necromunda!

Hello, and welcome to my very first blog! My name is Graham, and I’m a regular gaming companion of Gav and Andy (who have bullied and coerced me into actually writing this missive). I’ve been wargaming, on and off, since I was about nine years old –let’s say that was the late eighties, and leave it at that, shall we? Ahem. My favourite games then were Space Hulk, Space Marine (aka Epic), 40K and Necromunda. I also GM’d an online Star Wars role-playing game for a couple of years in my early twenties, which was great fun.

Last year, after a break of about fifteen years (the usual temptations of beer, music & women having distracted me) I moved up to Notts, where I quickly rediscovered the hobby (mainly cos that’s where GW is based). Nowadays I play 40K almost exclusively, though I have tried the ‘new’ Space Hulk too (still great). In 40K my preferred armies are Chaos Marines, Tyranids, Squats and Pre-Heresy World Eaters. More about each of those to follow!

We (Andy, Gav and I) have also decided to run an ongoing Necromunda game. The great thing for me about that game is that it has a narrative that propels it along, and the outcome of each confrontation has a direct effect on subsequent battles. To cut a long story short, we have each picked and rolled up a new gang. Gav will be playing Delaque – sinister, shotgun wielding, trench-coat adorned Colombine-esque freaks. Andy has chosen Goliaths – muscle-bound brutes. I have chosen to resurrect my mid-nineties Cawdor gang, religious redemptionists whose aim is to cleanse the godless underhives with religious flame. Or something. Anyway, I rolled up my gang a few weeks ago, and here follows the results:

Cawdor Gang:

Leader

Knife, chainsword, autopistol

Experience: 62

Total: 160pts

Heavy

Heavy bolter, knife

Experience: 62

Total: 240

Heavy

Flamer, knife

Experience: 61

Total: 100

Ganger

Lasgun, Knife

Experience: 21

Total: 75

Ganger

Sotgun, Solid, Scatter, Manstopper, Knife

Experience: 24

Total: 75

Ganger

Lasgun, Knife

Experience: 22

Total: 75

Ganger

Lasgun, Knife

Experience: 26

Total: 75

Juve

Knife, Knife

Experience: 0

Total: 30

Juve

Autopistol, Knife

Experience: 0

Total: 40

Juve

Laspistol, Knife

Experience: 0

Total: 40

Juve

Laspistol, Knife

Experience: 0

Total: 40

Creds stashed under the mattress: 50

Territories:

Guilder Contact (D6 x 10), Holestead (D6 x 10), Old Ruins (10), Chem-Pit (2D6), Slag (15)

My thoughts behind the selection was basically to get as may models on the table as possible! Gangers and heavies are the core of any gang –especially one as close-assault oriented as the Cawdor – but I also wanted to take as many Juves as possible. Juves advance very quickly, and you can usually guide their development to suit a particular purpose – for example heavy support or close assault. They’re also very cheap, which is nice. We aim to play our first game in the next few days, so watch this space for the beginning of what should hopefully be a long-running saga!

Before I sign off, just a few words about what is still to come. I intend to publish my very own Codex: Squat Stronghold on the blog in the near future. It has already seen the light of day on the 1st Company Vets site, and has had a few initial playtests, but I will use this blog to delve deeper into the construction of the list, my thoughts on the Squats as a viable 40K race and how I see my particular army developing in the future.

My other ongoing project is to build a pre-heresy World Eaters army – formerly known as the War Hounds, previous to Angron’s rediscovery of the legion, fluff-fans. This is still very much in it’s infancy, so I’m hoping to share it’s gradual development with you ‘all’ over the next few months.

Righteo, that’s all for now folks. Catch y’all soon!

G.

(edited by Claws and Fists to sort out formatting and remove individual points costs and hence prevent being sued)

1 comment:

  1. Columbine? Insert inappropriate Take The Skinheads Bowling line here.

    I thought they were more like guys who have seen The Matrix one too many times (ie twice)

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