Friday, 24 July 2015

What's Occurring???

Been a nightmare week this week. Little one still not right has tummy ache that comes and goes but always at night time so not slept much this week. Dog has got at an ear infection and car broke down for the third time in six months and been in the garage most the week. Managed one paint session on Tuesday evening but have been to knackered the rest of the week, Got some base colours on two more Penguin Thugs for the batman game but little else.

So you've probably noticed the blog has changed :D Fancied something different and it ties in with some project switching which I'll go into now.

Had to have a heart to heart with myself this week. Storage is beginning to be come a problem  and looked around at what projects I have and what terrain I have for them etc. I've decided to let some stuff go. 

Firstly 15mm AVP this has been touched for 18 months if not more I can't find rules I am happy with for it and I have no terrain at all. These have been traded and I got a nice set of Second Edition Goliaths which will come in handy for Post Apoc gaming. I have also decided to drop Empire of the Dead for the same reason I have no terrain for it and so its all up for sale or for trade for Necromunda stuff.

I have 16 Escher gangers enroute as part of a trade with a Lead Adventure member. Some of the sales has funded my purchasing of some More Goliaths (First and a few more Second), Orlocks (first and second edition sets) I'm also negotiating some purchases with other friends for some more figures.

A lot of it has sold and what has been pleasantly surprising is that a lot of the painted figures have gone first over the untouched figures I was expecting to hold onto them and have to strip them!
Here is a link to whats left anyone interested PM me via LAF or leave a comment.
http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=80656.0

I have a very fond memory of Necromunda I had them all including Outlander (all First edition) and sold them all when packing in the hobby. We played this game to death in school and with my gaming buddies. Its is bit archaic in comparison to more recent skirmish types games but to be honest I would like to have a bash with the original rules again just once for old times sake. There seems to be a few thriving Forum communities and facebook groups for it.

Miniature wise I was having a sort through and found a single Ratskin that I had kept because I'd painted him back in 1996/97. I have taken a photo and decided its time to strip him and give him a new paint job. Having stripped and rebased him for now its reignited my passion for these GW classic figs the majority being single pieces cast they are really lovely sculpts.

His older 1996 paintjob :P


Here is all shiny and Chrome looking :D

I also have been looking at Confrontation the pre-cursor to Necromunda that was released in White Dwarf. I could remember seeing a few of the Hive Gangers in the catalogues but didn't realise they had done a few single piece casts which are amazing looking!! I shan't be collecting these ones there nice but they are super expensive!!



Axiom has done a superb job on one.

Theres more pics on his blog which has some awesome Rogue Trader, Inquisitor and Necromunda themed.

http://magpieandoldlead.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/one-man-and-his-dog.html


For more pics of the figures have a look at this collection page.
http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Necromunda_First_Releases_(Confrontation)_-_Collectors_Guide

Which it then struck me that playing Across the Dead Earth would fit well with Necromunda figures. So I am going to try and collect as much Necromunda stuff as I can and get it painted this will be a big undertaking but will see what I can do.

Terrain wise my post apoc stuff can be used for it and I have bought some MDF terrain off of ebay rather than use the card/plastic bulkheads that were originally part of the game. Its an industrial set that someone has already painted so should save me some work.

I am currently reading through the Community Edition of the Necromunda rules as this has changed slightly since the Original and the second edition and is currently what is being updated and played with. Its over at http://gaming.yaktribe.org/ and is free to download you just need to sign up to access the downloads a simple and easy process.

I am seeking out second Edition Goliath weapon sprues. If anyone has any for sale let me know please.



37 comments:

  1. The dog too? The car too? What a bummer! Hope the kid gets better :(

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    1. Thanks Dez been one of those weeks. First full nights undisturbed sleep last night and the little one woke up earlier than normal and was hungry so its looking better :D

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  2. I've got the GW Necromunda PDF's with rules for Arbites, Ash Waste Nomads, vehicles and gaming in the wasteland ... no mad guitarists I'm afraid.

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    1. lol I've got all three versions to read through again and refresh the memory. Could always have a mad guitarist as a scummer :D

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  3. Sorry to hear about the week - hopefully things are on the turn. You have my sympathy mate. :)

    Old gaming horizons become new again? Looking forward to what you do. :)

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    1. Cheers dude. They seem to be today. Yeah I think perhaps the setting but with some newer rules or tweaked activations undecided yet. May port stuff into ATDE or vice versa and see what it looks like.

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  4. To cheer you up, I've got a couple of Delaque juves your welcome to have if you want. They're both the same model and they've both had weapons removed (not by me). I'm not after anything as they were given to me. I just thought you might make more use of them than me.

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    1. Wow Thanks Kieron that would be awesome! At least let me cover postage :) drop me an email to departmentx007ATgmailDOTcom. We can sort something out then.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your week. Good luck with Necromunda stuff. I have always thought the figures fitted post apoc nicely. I have a couple of gangs in my PA collection.

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    1. Thanks mate! Got to agree Goliath will make cool looking Raiders. Van Saar Vault types Orlocks bikers etc

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  6. They say bad things come in 3's - so hopefully this is it (at least for now). Like the new look for the blog and the paint stripping came out very nicely - looks like a freshly cast figure. Good to hear life's troubles not wearing you down too.

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    1. Thanks lets hope so Dean. I was quite chuffed it came out a treat!

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    1. What my 96/97 one? Or the ganger further down? (which is not mine though I would love to own a figure like him)

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  8. That certainly was a bad week and I hope all are starting to feel a little brighter. Hobby wise, I applaud your logic and bravery - I probably should have the same conversation with myself.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Its mainly the storage side of things. Plus post apoc with the right accessories can scifi up or down etc.

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  9. Most importantly best wishes for the family, dog and car. I need a talk with myself like the one you have had I really do. I was never a Goliath fan but still posses Orlock, Dealaque and Ratskin gangs. I also think Necromunda is the best game GW did ever produce. I wish you well in this project and the family life. And Dig the new look to the blog!

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    1. Thanks mate. I really like the newer models If I'm honest though the first ones are still quite nice as well they just had odd weapon combo's and the muscle skill set wasn't as good as it could of been.

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  10. Ouch! Children are a great worry when they are ill and you have my fullest sympathies. Hopefully the recovery will be quick and complete. The dog and car as well? Bummer...

    I find it virtually impossible to part with painted figures, so I don't know whether to congratulate you or commiserate with you! Having said that, I do have 3 mutants and some form of psyker from Necromunda that I cannot see myself ever using...

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    1. Thanks Hugh. Yes it sucks mate when you can't seem to do anything about it either. I haven't touched them in ages don't play and have lost the desire to play the genre.

      Cool! That would be great drop me an email dude to departmentx007ATgmailDOTcom and we can do a swap or something.

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  11. Sorry about your week, Simon. Hope things improve on all fronts. The following may provide encouragement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AFf0ysgNiM

    That old mini cleaned up nicely. Shiny & chrome, indeed.

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    1. LOL thanks yes it could be worse indeed.

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  12. I hope you and your family are on the mend, Simon. I loved Necromunda (still do!) and have many fond memories of it from when I ran a highly successful campaign with five other gamers. My favourite gang was Clan Escher and so I love your new blog picture.

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    1. Thanks very much Bryan we are almost all back into the flow of things. I loved the Escher models as well and have managed to trade for some :)

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  13. Sorry to hear about your little one and the doggy. When it rains it pours. And that is a nice piece from Axiom. I will definitely have to check out his work more often.

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    1. Btw, that's a really awesome new blog banner too.

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    2. Cheers fella and thanks. Borrowed from the interwebs!

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  14. Its a shame you gave up EOTD but I understand the reasons same reasons I gave up GW games.

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    1. Yes indeed. However I seem to be going back to them :)

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  15. The models are awaiting you. Plus the OUT OF PRODUCTION LIMITED EDITION BOUNTY HUNTER. ;-)

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    1. Lol almost got the cash together mate. Just waiting for a few more people to come back to me ;)

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  16. Cool new look around the place dude!
    Hope everyone gets better soon. Real life can throw a few curve balls. Necromunda rocks!

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    1. Thanks mate yes indeed it does! Looking forward to August and my holiday's with the family its going to be a great month :)

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  17. I do ohpe your family situation improves - it is the most important thing after all.
    I also hope you don't regret letting go of your figures, but it is understandable as you move from one project to another..
    Good luck with whatever you go with .

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    1. Thanks Joe. I don't think I will. I haven't touched it in a long while and can't get interested in any fiction from it despite trying to.

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  18. We played a campaign using the original rules, including hand flamer templates, recently and it was an absolute blast. I'm sure newer systems are as good, but there is something really nostalgic and fun about Necromunda.

    I hope the week gets a bit better too!

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    1. I am going to have a game of the classic rules (If I can get some sustained fire dice from somewhere lol) Though I have second edition which uses different dice. It will be interesting to see how it lives upto game I've played more recently.

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