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01-04-2005, 12:13
Seeing the 'playing =I= with Necro rules' thread. I seem to recall a few years back either a conversion or a full blown set of rules for playing =I= using 40K scale minis. Anyone have any URL's, experience or knowledge on this?

I've had the =I= rulebook since it came out but never played it, as I've been getting back into Necromunda lately I'm beginning to enjoy (again) games with slightly more complex ruleset but don't want to go down the road of buying =I= scale models to start playing. With my Daemon/Witchunter models plus my Necro guys I've plenty of 28mm figures to start using with the =I= rules if I can find a 28mm verson or conversion for the 54mm rules.


01-04-2005, 13:53
Just use 1" = 1cm for the ranges and away you go. It doesn't need any different rules for a change of scale.

01-04-2005, 14:25
Coolski... cheer TT


03-04-2005, 19:06
Other option is to have one yard as 1/2 inch, or simply keep it as one yard to one inch and enjoy the sense of having a large table.

Remember one important thing, though: don't use anything just because you have the 40K models for it. Terminators and greater daemons should still not touch your table.

04-04-2005, 12:01
My intention would be to play 40K =I= using Inquisition, Necromunda and IG figures primarily. Perhaps a SM. Anything else would just degenerate in to 40K with a modern version of RT era rules.

The likes of Termi armour are outside the scope of the =I= narrative/game so are not catered for. Always been a big fan of the Eisenhorn/Ravenor series of books and Necromunda, I want to field an =I= and his band not an =I= crusade army. I've not felt the need tofield termi armoursed Orlocks just yet ;)


04-04-2005, 19:57
No problem there, but it's a habbit I've noticed, even in 54mm scale, to over-arm everything and play with too many models for the game to go smoothly, made all the easier with a 40K miniatures collection to draw upon.

Again, no accusations and no "what I say is the only true way to play the game!", but I enjoy sounding like I know what I'm talking about for once.

Inquisitor Samos
05-04-2005, 16:39
My usual game crew and I have been playing Inquisitor with 28mm figs for quite a while..... most of us just couldn't bring ourselves to spring for the amount of cash it takes to have more than few of those 54mm figures (even being as great-looking as many of them are). And just like you, Philbrad, we've got oodles of 28mm figures already in our 40K/Necromunda collections that work just fine for the purpose..... not to mention all of that terrain we have on hand as well!

We've been doing what T-tauri suggested and using 1cm = a (game-scale) yard for 28mm figs. Works fine all the way, as far as we're concerned.

New Cult King
08-04-2005, 08:18
This is something I'd really like to try, but I'm not quite ready to spring $100 for the rulebook and two of the figures (They don't sell them separately in Oz).

I like smaller, narrative games like Kill Team, and have always wanted to try =][=. The inquisition is my favourite part of the fluff by far.

08-04-2005, 12:01
This is something I'd really like to try, but I'm not quite ready to spring $100 for the rulebook and two of the figures (They don't sell them separately in Oz).

If by the rulebook you mean the =I= one, you can download that from the specialist-games site.

inquisitor living rulebook (http://www.specialist-games.com/inquisitor/tlr.asp)

I know I have, even though I have no intention of playing =I= :) ..

btw my first post on the new portent :cool:....

Lapsed Pacifist
11-04-2005, 17:46

This is is a great idea, I reckon Inquisitor could've been much more sucessful if they had just used 28mm in the first place.

Anyway, just curious about what size board people use for 28mm scale games?


11-04-2005, 19:35
You can use any size you want from gunfights in a single room to rifle shootouts across an airport. The big advantage is that you can use your existing collection of minis and terrain. The big =I= figures are nice but they're far too pricey to build up a collection big enough to cover an RPG.

Inquisitor Samos
12-04-2005, 12:40
We've found in my game-group that Inquisitor in 28mm scale is much easier to play on a smaller table than just about any of the GW games..... Necromunda comes closest, but the typical Inquisitor game has considerably fewer figures in play than the typical Necromunda game, in most cases. I've seen quite a few really great =I= games happen on 3'x3' and 2.5'x2.5' playing areas. There's plenty of room for a game on most any decent-size table!

12-04-2005, 19:37
I was planning on using my 4x4 Necromunda table for the 28mm =I= games. Should be more that big enough. After all I've played Necro on the =I= at Lenton :D Might even invest in a 3x3 piece of board just for this.

Another gaming board ... that should make the wife happy ;)


21-04-2005, 14:23
I'm currently bastardising =][=, Neccromunda (current version), Necromunda (previous version), 2nd Ed 40K, Dark Millenium, 2nd Ed Codices, 3rd Ed 40K, 3rd Ed Codices, and all the gubbins within for items, weapons, abilities etc. for my own take on a 40K RPG somewhere between Necromunda and =][= in scope. Hopefully will be able to play with more models than =][= (which snarls badly with more than 6 on the table total), but retain the grit, tension, and flexibility we all love.

Should be ready by August if Portent is still here (damned exams getting in the way of my work!)

Then the huge project would be converting the whole damned thing from D6 to D10 (so greater variance in characteristics can be used!)

Crazy? Moi? *gibbers*

22-04-2005, 05:10
We played =I= pretty much only with 40k minies, using our city fight terrian. It was good fun, though i always had trouble using my female commissar...

they accepted she had a las pistol with a targeter and a powersword
they accepted she had some kinda refractor field
It took while for them to accept that a comissar is a IG hero, not a drill abbot...

I agree though, keep it basic stuff. a marine should be about as nasty as you find on table.

But i agree, they should of just said to use your 28mm models from the getgo, and maybe kept the larger ones as prestige peices or something...

22-04-2005, 07:21
I've been thinking about using Inquistor rules for Mordheim. I can just use the existing point values, and approximate the basic stat values...(i.e 3=60) and keep the warbands 100-250pts maximum. That could work.

I'm not quite sure on how to do experiance yet...