Thursday, February 8, 2018

Necromunda at the Big Game and more!

This past weekend was a big weekend for Necromunda.

At Warhammer World in Nottingham, Games Workshop had their first Horus Heresy and Necromunda Weekender.

At this event they had seminars about the future of both games and has a lot of new models to show off.

While I wasn't able to attend because of a number of reasons, I did get a chance to look at the coverage of the weekender on several blogs I follow.  The most notable of these which I have a link to on the right is, Battle Bunnies.  If there is ever an event at Warhammer World, they are the ones who cover it!

I strongly suggest to anyone who hasn't been to their blog, to go check it out now and take a look at all the new and exciting Necromunda news.

One thing that was pretty exciting was just how much stuff they want to release for Necromunda.  They talked about Guilds and Enforcers and Ogryns and Brutes and Automata!  Also, the leaders of the entire gangs, and the pets of leaders and bounty hunters and Squats!

They also want to expand the setting to Hive Secundus and other places like Space Stations.  I was expecting they would show off the new Orlock Gang and some new weapon packs and talk about Gang War II, but what we got was so much more!

I am very excited for where Necromunda is going!

Now, one reason I wasn't in England this past weekend is because I was at my gaming group's annual get together, the imaginatively named Big Game.

We had a Necromunda board set up just to get some games in if anyone was interested.  The main focus of the weekend was playing a number of 40k games leading up to a massive confrontation on Saturday evening.

I won't be doing a full report here but I want to share some images from my Necromunda game.

 My Goliath gang, The Shredders facing off against a Van Saar gang.

 I had already played one game with this gang but this was my opponent's first game.

It was a learning game for both him and me since this was also my first 3d game. 

 My Goliath's would try to jump that gap several times and they never made it.

My Leader, "Shredder" Gorak was a beast!  He pulverized two enemy 
gangers including their Leader!

I also bought a great terrain piece from a buddy of mine who came half way across the country to game with us this past weekend.  His blog is Guardsman-a-day, which is linked on the right.

His original intention of his blog was to post a picture every day of a different guardsman of his.  He has a lot of Guardsmen!  But it has evolved into kind of a showcase for whatever it is he is working on at the moment and he updates virtually every day.  

What's really interesting about his blog is that each picture has a caption that tells a small part of a larger narrative which he has built over the years.  Its interesting reading them because it sets a scene of a far-off, evocative universe.  In each blog entry we only get a tiny window into the universe and each post leaves you wanting more.

Here are some pictures of the piece I bought from him:

Not only did I buy this great piece of terrain from him but my other friend Pen Dull, whose blog is Excursions Beyond the Call of Duty found a great classic Necromunda figure for me, which I can't wait to paint up.  Its an old Necromunda Wyrd Telekinetic in its original blister! 

It seems almost a shame to open it.....But I must!  Its such a great model.  I will find a way to incorporate it into my current Necro Campaign.

Another thing I got from Big Game weekend was a fantastic portal painted by my other friend Ethmongul.  His blog is at the following link:  Right now he has some final thoughts about the big game on his blog.

Here is a pic of the portal terrain piece (which I also want to incorporate into Necromunda):

I will leave you now with some pictures of my new table, which is still in development.  I am putting together a table that is not in the basement because it gets really cold around here in the winter.  Here are some pics:

That's all for now.  Until next time...


  1. This is one of the most positive blog posts! What a good weekend. I still wish that you can “show me the ropes” of Necromunda sometime soon.

  2. Fantastic Nigel! The board looks great. The blue is perfectly highlighted to give the overall board a city in motion type of feel to it. Glad you got one of the portals, thank you for the kind words. They were all really fun to paint.