Harbingers of the New Dawn WIP


It’s been a long while since my first post … which no one read because I never shared it anyway … but now I finally have something to share, even if it is a really, really small something. This summer I’ll be going to visit some friends of mine for a weekend of gaming. We’re going to be playing all sorts of stuff, but I volunteered to co-GM a Necromunda game. Necromunda is one of my all-time favorite games, and I always wanted to play a Redemptionist gang. I had the original models, but never got them to the table and the vanished a long, long time ago.

Anyway, I decided to do a Redemptionist gang for our 1-day Necromunda campaign. I tend to gravitate toward religious fanatic warbands (witch hunters in Mordheim, Cawdow/Redemptionists in Necromunda, etc.) but due to the current political climate, I found the idea of being ultra conservative xenophobic intolerant hatemongers to not be so appealing. So I’ve retconned my gang to be a cult of the Star Child.

If you’re not familiar with the Star Child, the idea was introduced in the Realms of Chaos book The Lost & The Damned during the 40k Rogue Trade and Warhammer Fantasy Battles 3rd edition days. Basically the idea was the Star Child was the bulk of the essence of the Emperor of Mankind’s soul/spirit/pskyerness floating around in the warp, waiting to be reborn but unable to due to the tenuous grip the preserved corpse of the Emperor had on it. My cult then seek to share these illuminations of the Star Child and the Emperor with other members of Necromunda’s Underhive, but doing so is dangerous business and can create a lot of enemies both within the Imperium and with their common enemy, the forces of Chaos.

My inspiration partially came from the new Age of Sigmar fluff, the idea of Sigmar floating through the void, clinging to the shards of the Old World before the rebirth of the universe really reminded me of this Star Child idea. I thought then the Stormcast heads would make great cultists masks on the bodies of the excellent Genestealer Cult Neophyte models and the Dark Vengeance Chaos Cultists. I’ve seen others do so with success such as Thomasacoila on the Ammobunker forums who used masked Blood Angels heads and Migs on Iron Sleet, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I’m still waiting on some more bits and some green stuff, so they are just stuck together for now with blue tack for now.



Welcome to Blindsnake Pitch

Grab a shot of Wildsnake or a bottle of Bloodwieser to settle your nerves. Make sure you’ve got your blindsnake pouch around your neck, made by Ratskin mystics from the venom of albino blindsnakes and a combination of fungi, it will be sure to guide you through the treacherous Underhive … or onto the Blood Bowl pitch, because Nuffle is coming for you …

Welcome aboard! I intend to use this blog to chronicle my efforts in hobby gaming mainly my first attempts at painting minis, game session reports, miniatures conversion ideas and anything else that strikes my fancy. I’ve dabbled in all sorts of gaming over the years. A little D&D, a lot of Axis & Allies, some Magic the Gathering, a smattering of Games Workshop miniatures games and a load of board games. Two of my all time favorites are Blood Bowl and Necromunda, hence the title of the blog. I love these games for the stories created during campaigns, the heroes formed on the pitch or on the battlefield, the old wounds, injuries, skills and new equipment. It doesn’t get much better than being able to play a game and have the nature of the game change with you the more you play it.

In the coming weeks I hope to share some ideas with you that I have for converting Dark Vengeance Cultists into a Cawdor gang for Necromunda and chronicle my first attempts at painting miniatures since I was 14 years old (more than 20 years ago!).