Thursday, February 16
Building a Necromunda Gang For No Money
I am not a rich man. Miniature wargames, on the other hand, we are a rich man's hobby. Even something as small as a Necromunda gang can put a dent in one's budget. When it was announced at my FLGS that a Necromunda campaign was going to be started up, I decided I was going to find my way in. While I may not have much in the way of resources, I am resourceful. Using this, I've managed to put together a small gang. Here's how I did it.
The first thing I did was look at what I have; namely, some 'nids, some Grey Knights, and a small stack of random Eldar bits. After this, rather than picking my favorite gang, I picked the one I thought would be most easy to build. After finding some rules for a Genestealer Cult published in Citadel Journal and noticing that a purestrain was a hefty 280 creds, I knew that was my option.
That meant that I had 720 creds worth of gang to scrounge up. The first step was to see if anybody had any spare human bits lying around and offer small trades for them. Through this I acquired some random leftovers from a Cadian sprue and a decent pile of Empire bits, as well as a pair or two of Tau legs.
Once all of this was home, I came up with a gang roster. The purestrain ended up being accompanied by a Magus, a Hybrid, and four brood brothers. Equipment would be shuffled depending on what I had bits for. Here's what I came up with:
Just a Space Hulk 'stealer with the tech stuff cut off to fit in with my 40k army.
Shotgun, manstopper rounds, extra knife
The legs are from an Eldar warlock that was lying around and sawed in half to make a jetlock, the body is an old Eldar jetbiker whose body was replaced with a modern guardian's, the shotgun a random Empite bit, and the arms are from the Empire hellblaster kit. Shaving off the runes and spirit stones was easy, but carving out the head from the jetbiker's body took a while.
2 extra arms, claws (+1S), two extra knives, sword, hand flamer
Empire free company head, Eldar jetbiker body, Tau legs (Yeah hooves!), hormagaunt scy-tals, cut down Imperial flamer, Cadian arm, empire arm.
Free company head, free company body, free company legs, Cadian arms, front half of gun is an Empire repeater
At least I have one of them fully painted... right?
Shotgun, manstopper rounds, massive club
Empire hammer, Empire head, Cadian legs, jetbiker body, Empire shotgun, Empire left arm, Cadian belt.
The little Eldar's cinched waist looked pretty goofy on the beefy Cadian legs, so the Eldar's belt was cut off and inherited the bottom .5mm of a Cadian torso.
Cadian laspistol, Empire sword, jetbiker body, Empire legs, Empire head
Lasgun, extra knife
Cadian body, Cadian arms/lasgun, Empire head, Tau legs, Eldar feet.
The legs look wonky, but it's all I had left. I decided Bobert needed them because he's the least stable of the bunch.
Just in case you're wondering, I figured that a new genestealer cult would probably abduct crazies and hobos to be the first brood brothers, so that's the theme I've been going for. If there's interest I'll post a follow up on how the $0 and 1,000 cred gang has been performing once they're all painted.