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The Big Reboot

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It never occurred to me when I started this blog that I was at the beginning of a long lull in my hobby work. Sure enough though, it's been months since I posted, and even longer since I've worked with Necromunda at all.



But now that winter is in full bloom and I have no more yard work to keep me away from the hobby table, I've made up my mind to turn on the space heaters, hunker down and get some serious hobbying done. And so, I'm rebooting the blog officially and, this time, I'm going to stay with it.

One of the problems I've run into with this blog is that I initially wanted to keep is centered on only Necromunda. I'll contradict myself in the future, I'm sure, but the reality is that Necromunda is such as niche game that it's difficult to find players who will go in for more than one or two games. The problem is that, in order to play actual games with actual people, I've had to broaden the number of games I play and hobby in, and thus, I lose…

End of August: A Bit of Terrainpuddle2

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Recently, my break from Necromunda has been weighing heavily on me and I am eager to finish the Space Hulk project and get back to the Underhive. My fear is that, if I leave Space Hulk incomplete, it will just sit in the box forever and I’ll never get it finished, so I am trying to push through. My new goal is to have the marines complete by the end of September. With 4 complete, 2 in the highlighting stage and another 4 in the process of being base-coated, I think this may actually be a achievable goal.

Of course, that is to say nothing of the Genestealers. I have yet to decide on a color scheme for these guys and I am a bit intimidated by the volume they take up, but the thought of having a fully painted Space Hulk set is going to be enough incentive to continue.

With summer coming to an end, the Cicadas have started showing up on sidewalks during my morning walks with my dog Guinness, and I've been getting some pretty good ideas on how the Genestealers should look. Here are a …

House Goliath

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While I have a growing collection of great new models that are ready to hit the paint table, I am still committed to finishing one project at a time, which means the Space Hulk Terminators are still taking up the bulk of my work. But with three down and a 4th and 5th almost ready to join them, I can realistically see myself finishing them sometime in the near future. Although it might not be by original goal of GenCon, I will certainly get them done. In the meantime, though, I have been continuing the epic struggle to empty my bitz box. This time, I'm working on my new Goliath gang.

I've been looking forward to modeling the Goliaths for quite some time. The original inspiration for this gang came from a Fanatic Magazine article on the new Ma and Pa Spyrers. That Goliath gang maintained the traditional color scheme of the game, as I will, but made the gang out of a mashup of Necromunda, Imperial Guard and Fantasy models. This is my take on these guys.

These are some of the firs…

Getting Stuck In

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So I'm only up to my third post and already I feel a bit like I'm cheating a bit. So far, I have written and rewritten several articles that will eventually show up as part of the blog. But what I really want is for this to be a place to talk about the progress I have been making in the hobby, whether in painting, modeling or writing. From time to time, I will have a more polished article, but I also want to make sure, in the interest of posting regularly, that most entries are simply a catalog of what I've been working on and an incentive to get more done.

I'm totally new to this whole thing...hopefully I'll get better at it soon. In the meantime, I have been working on a few things.

Most of my time lately has been spent on my recent purchase, Space Hulk. While I fought the temptation to pick up a copy last fall, I saw one in my local store and finally decided to pick it up and, so far, I have not been disappointed. As it turns out, Space Hulk was the perfect purc…

Getting Started

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I've been taking a few days to decide where I wanted to go with my next entry on the blog and whether I wanted to go straight into the modeling and painting aspects or take a bit more time introducing myself. I finally decided on the later.

So first, a little about me. I started playing, painting and running campaigns of Necromunda back only a few months after its original release back in the days of 2nd Edition 40K. From running campaigns for my friends and local gaming scene, I moved on to writing for Fanatic in Necromunda Magazine and Fanatic online. I was also part of Necromunda's Rules Review Committee and a relatively active member of the forum communities. During my time writing for the magazines, I was flattered to see several articles published including rules for dogs, expanded rules for dealing with captive gangers, rules for fielding traders and much more.



Alas, such things were not to meant to last and eventually the publications for Specialists games trickled awa…

Welcome

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Hello and welcome to my new Necromunda blog. First I'd like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a look around and I hope to make this page into an exciting journey into the world of Necromunda.

This blog began as a simple Work in Progress thread on DakkaDakka, but I quickly found I wanted more from the thread than simply showing off my painting and modeling. Instead, my plan for this blog is to be a source of inspiration as well as a resource for those of us who still play the game.

In the future, I'll continue to share my painting and modeling, of course, but I will also discuss rules, tactics and tips for playing and getting others involved. In addition, I'll be showcasing much of the terrain I've created over the past several years of gaming and even introduce some of my own homegrown rules.

But for right now, I'll leave you with a teaser of the future in the form of some of my favorite pictures. I hope you enjoy and make your way back!

-Nick


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