Games and Stuff's "Necromonday" events, hosted by a guy named Dylan I had never met prior. I really enjoyed GW's specialist games range, as evidenced by the Mordheim posts I occasionally get around to. Naturally, I was pretty stoked to try out Necromunda, a game that I've never had a chance to even see in person. It was virtually phased out in the area by the time I had started Mordheim. I don't have a lot of sci-fi models suitable for a Necromunda gang, but I was thinking at the time that if I liked it enough, I'd probably go home and buy a metal gang, probably Escher, or Redemptionists. I've been pretty partial to the model of 'The Caller' also, even though I have no clue what the relevance to the game is.
We are pretty lucky at Games and Stuff to have some interesting Necromunda-ish scenery available for the shots. The stuff is pretty old, but a couple pieces of terrain have bulkheads and other stuff incorporated to make it feel "Hive City" enough for some shots.
As of this writing, a lot of the stuff that is sold out is now completely gone from the website. This includes the Necromunda Underhive rulebook, which I was going to pick up. Several Mordheim warbands are gone (Notably Beastmen) and it looks like eBay will be the place of choice to play these games.
I should also mention Dylan set up a Mordheim Monday on the Monday after, which I think was May 6th. We got in a quick game, but the scenery wasn't quite the same, although Dylan had some well painted Ogres for his warband. Both games I think will continue to be played on some mondays in the future, however the death blow to SG restocks certainly hurts the nearly non-existent SG community.
Robbie is now rolling with a WAAGH! of his own. Although these boyz were painted by Kyle, Robbie has recently posted pictures of some Death Skullz he has started painting. On 5/4, Kyle and Robbie played a quick game before a tag-team match in which Brian (Blood Angels) and I (also playing BA) teamed up against a double-force of space orks.
At some point, we have to face up against this Snikrot squad coming in from our back edge, right behind Brian's Devastators and Librarian. Included in the Snikrot squad is the Warboss and two burnas, so we immediately take a lot of heat. We try to salvage it, but with no troops nearby the support these guys, our central firebase crumples as well as one of our warlords, and the game is pretty much downhill from here. A deffkopta is able to contest some objectives at the end of the game, we fail some charges, fail to damage Meganobz, and get shot up a little more than power armor would like. Overall we lose, although it was fairly close to being tied, with the end of the game leaving us all feeling like we lost. Brutal!
I won't be posting any pictures next weekend as I'm not sure that I'll be gaming -- we are playing a show at the Sidebar on Saturday and I want to be well rested. For those interested, Kyle and I play in Ralph, a thrash metal band. We have recorded an extremely low-budget mono recording of 'Deny the Witch' which sounds absolutely atrocious on mobile devices, but should be at least somewhat audible through computer speakers. Check out the links...
If you live in the central Maryland area or about an hour west (Fredrick/Hagerstown,) come out to our shows the 18th/19th! I'll definitely nerd out with you over some hobby gaming!