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SonofUltramar
25-08-2007, 23:14
Hey everyone

Our gaming club is starting up a Necromunda campaign over the next couple of weeks but i'm having trouble deciding which gang to go with.

I've got a Van Saar gang but the models are starting to look dated so was thinking of other things I could do for a twist and came up with the following:

An Adeptus Mechanicus Explorator Team sent into the underhive in search of Archeotech. Gang leader- Tech Priest, Heavies- Gun Servitors, Gangers- Skitarii and Juves- Techno-Flagellants/Tech Adepts. Counts as Van Saar Gang.

or

A Radical Inquisitors backwater recriutment ground for soldiers in his own private army. Gang leader- Acolyte, Heavies/Gangers/Juves- no change really, just locals who want to earn some creds and possibly get out of the Hive. Counts as Delaque Gang.

What do you think, any suggestions welcome, thanks in advance:)

Catferret
26-08-2007, 01:01
I think the second one will give you more options for conversion. You can cobble together a mixture of all sorts of models. Could be very cool.

Arcanus
26-08-2007, 07:35
I think the second one will give you more options for conversion. You can cobble together a mixture of all sorts of models. Could be very cool.

Yeah and if you play the Inquisition in 40k that would be a great way to craft some background and make your inquisitor one of your favorite characters.

Eazy-O
26-08-2007, 09:00
Maybe Cawdor would be better suited for Inquisition? Depending on the Ordo, i suppose. Burn the witch and what not.

The Mechanicus could be a damn fine gang as well. You could maybe use them as a Pit Slave or maybe Hive Prospectors gang instead of Van Saar, if you want different gameplay as well as different minis.

All in all, some nice ideas that i would love to see in a campaign. Great narrative options too.

Arcanus
26-08-2007, 09:17
Maybe Cawdor would be better suited for Inquisition? Depending on the Ordo, i suppose. Burn the witch and what not.

The Mechanicus could be a damn fine gang as well. You could maybe use them as a Pit Slave or maybe Hive Prospectors gang instead of Van Saar, if you want different gameplay as well as different minis.

All in all, some nice ideas that i would love to see in a campaign. Great narrative options too.

Are there rules for AM though because if so I'm going to make an AM gang.

Eazy-O
26-08-2007, 10:18
I have not seen any official Adeptus Mechanicus rules, sorry.

Sabbad
26-08-2007, 10:25
Have you considered looking at the Unknown Warriors Fanatic Online Magazine article?

Linky..... http://www.specialist-games.com/assets/FO40UnkownWarriors.pdf

That way you could create rules for whatever you wanted rather than have them "count as" another gang.

Arcanus
26-08-2007, 10:36
Have you considered looking at the Unknown Warriors Fanatic Online Magazine article?

Linky..... http://www.specialist-games.com/assets/FO40UnkownWarriors.pdf

That way you could create rules for whatever you wanted rather than have them "count as" another gang.

Nice find, I'm might build the gang I might not because it wouldn't be an fficial gang and I like to follow the rules but then again, who cares it's not like I'm going to use it in the "Necromunda Grand Tournament"

SonofUltramar
26-08-2007, 11:09
Have you considered looking at the Unknown Warriors Fanatic Online Magazine article?

Linky..... http://www.specialist-games.com/assets/FO40UnkownWarriors.pdf

That way you could create rules for whatever you wanted rather than have them "count as" another gang.

Our campaign organiser said he was ok with me using them but every time i tried to get the right skills set it kept looking very similar to Van Saar for the AdMech gang at least?

Think i may give it another go

Weapons in addition to Common list:
Massive Axe, Sword or Club
Plasma Gun
Heavy Bolter
Plasma Pistol
Boltgun (leader only)

Fundamental Skill- Techno
Major Core Skil-l Shooting
Minor Core Skill- Muscle
Peripheral Skill- Agility

Keep the good ideas flowing guys, cheers:)

SonofUltramar
02-09-2007, 09:44
After having a chat with the Camapign organiser i've decided to go with the Inquisitors private army as it fits better with campaign theme and that way it allows me to pick and choose my favourite models.

My only issue now is to flesh out the background for my "gang" but i'm not to sure which Ordo my Inquisitor should be from to represent his need for a private army? Thinking of some sort of Radical or extreme Puritan?

Eazy-O
02-09-2007, 10:14
Well, the Ordo depends on the campaign theme again. Seeing as how there isn't all that many aliens in Underhive (i presume you're still on Necromunda), and demons are a rather rare occurence, i'd go with Witch hunters.

Also, puritan. If he was radical, he might hire wyrds instead of smashing their skulls in, thus not really having much to do in Underhive.

SonofUltramar
02-09-2007, 10:51
While I do like the idea of the Puritan Hereticus it doesn't have to follow that it fits with this campaign or even setting as the general idea is that an Inquisitor is financing a "House" through a number of private contracts which allow his/her henchmen to recruit locals, test them for all sorts of taints (mutation, psychic abilities etc.) then take those who are realiable warriors and train them up and only once they've proven themselves will they be taken as needed for raids or assassination etc.? Think of them as his/her own Storm Trooper force which he/she can keep quiet about so the rest of the Inquisition doesn't know about everything thats he/she is doing? Also need to decide if it is a male or female Inquisitor, and soon:)

Tomothy
02-09-2007, 12:00
You don't need to be extreme anything. You don't even need to be puritan or heretic. Be that inquisitor type that tries to strengthen the imperium by creating threats and problems it has to overcome. You could specialise in internal problems. Your guy loves the "breeding ground" that is the school of hard knocks of the underhive. He loves recruiting people from there because they are likely to agree with his ideology. They're not going to like the rich people that just want to be safe.

feintstar
02-09-2007, 15:22
One other thing though - at this stage, he isn't an Inquisitor. He's an acolyte henchman - maybe he'll be promoted to Inquisitor during the course of his life/campaign.

I'd also really like to do this list, and I may end up using your exact loadout. I run a witch hunters army, so Ive got a cool inquisitor retinue... Other thing is I'm considering going for a redemptionist gang instead, as Zealots for the 40K list... But nice work - I will probably end up doing exactly what you've done with the DIY house...

SonofUltramar
02-09-2007, 17:13
One other thing though - at this stage, he isn't an Inquisitor. He's an acolyte henchman - maybe he'll be promoted to Inquisitor during the course of his life/campaign.

I'd also really like to do this list, and I may end up using your exact loadout. I run a witch hunters army, so Ive got a cool inquisitor retinue... Other thing is I'm considering going for a redemptionist gang instead, as Zealots for the 40K list... But nice work - I will probably end up doing exactly what you've done with the DIY house...

Sorry should probably clear up the reason for being particular about my Inquisitor. The actual Inquisitor won't be in the Necromunda campaign but i still want to know his/her motives as it will help to set the gangs motives and attitude during the campaign as the gang leader who will be an Acolyte or Warrior Henchman will be fully indoctrinated by the Inquisitor:)

feintstar
04-09-2007, 14:11
My =I= Acolyte, I've decided, is roughly (very roughly) based on Alizabeth Bequin, (from eisenhorn) perhaps around the middle of her career, minus the whole psychic untouchable bit.

Acolyte Ellinna Moncuton is a hot chick with a sword and a bolt pistol, and the only model in the gang with a visible face. Averyone else is a Redemptionist style Death cult who have taken vows of silence, cut out their tongues (and could never read or write in the first place) and covered their faces with skull masks... All in all, the perfect group of fanatical followers for an Inquisitor doing the ultimate in secret quests in the name of the Inquisition.

Which is all the more appropriate, as the Acolyte's master is a Radical Daemonhunter called Acheron von Drakh, who uses his daemonhosts as a permanent fixture in his devious campaign to expand the base of psykers in the Imperium, and thus utilise the only way to make humanity strong enough to face the coming storms. Or at least that's why he thinks he's doing it, and his agent is hunting through the underhive in search of an ancient reliquiary library, hinted at by ancient tomes with shrouded references to old secrets from the Dark Age of technology, hidden in the Hives of Necromunda since the great crusade...

Eazy-O
05-09-2007, 09:19
All in all, the perfect group of fanatical followers for an Inquisitor doing the ultimate in secret quests in the name of the Inquisition.

Last time i checked, psychic probing wasn't a problem in 40k. :P But yeah, better some precautions than none. Though i'm not sure how'd they work in battle without being able to communicate.