Several months ago a friend of mine started scratch building some Necromunda scenery - something he'd always wanted to do having playing Necromunda a lot when he was younger. Now he is at the stage were we have enough to play a game with a fully painted board and it looks really good. So it was pretty inevitable that I was going to end up getting myself a gang!
I opted for one of the standard house gangs to keep things simple. But I wanted to do something a little different fluff wise. So I decided that my gang was actually going to be a cult - and based on my track record with Chaos armies in the past, of course it would have to be a Slaaneshi themed cult. I've yet to work out the specifics, but the general idea is that the gang worship an entity they know as "Graal" (who unbeknown to them is actually Slaanesh) and believe that he will grant them power beyond their wildest dreams - and since they started their worship they have had some pretty wild dreams!
Wanting to go with the whole masked clansmen idea - but wary of getting too close to certain infamous groups in our history - I chose the Forgeworld range of Renegade imperial guardsmen. Hence the gang name!
So without any further delay, here are the first set of models I have assembled...
The Gang Leader:
Very little conversion was needed here as I liked the model so much - this model was the main reason I opted for this particular range of conversion kits in the first place! Currently he is holding a Plasma Pistol, which technically he cannot take at the start. I'm hoping to be able to purchase one after the first couple of games - in the meantime he is actually armed with an Autopistol.
These were the most fiddly conversions of the whole gang. Lining up the arms and weapon shafts was a minor nightmare - and still requires some greenstuff to cover up the nasty joins. The weapons themselves were Ork Shoota's, while the arms were originally a Cadian flamer arm.
Pretty straight forward. I'd originally planned to have 2 Lasgun wielding gangers for the reliability on the ammo rolls. However one of the models came with Autogun so I figured why not!
And finally, the crazy ganger (every gang has a crazy member!) and a Juve:
When I saw that one of the models was in a perfect pose for a two handed weapon I couldn't resist! I had planned on having 2 gang members set up for combat (3 when counting the leader), so a massive axe just felt right for a chaos worshipping cult hell-bend on power!
I still have plenty of parts to make up another 5-6 models either as the gang grows or as equipment changes drastically from what the models currently show. I also have an abundance of spare weapons for further conversion work. But I wanted to get a few games under my belt first to see what Graal has in store for this lot!
The next step is to decide how these will be based - you may have noticed everything is currently blue-tac'd onto the bases! I want to make sure I stick to a dark grey theme as this will match well with my friends scenery. But I think it is worth putting in some extra effort with these models, so I will be experimenting with some water effects and static grass.
If you're interested please watch this space...