"I quite fancy doing a 40k/post-apocalyptic, rolling road vehicle combat campaign. You'd need around a dozen gangers and several trucks/cars with bespoke terrain. Anyone interested?"
Hell yes! And this isn't going to be just any old 40k/post-apocalyptic setting...its going to be Helsreach on Logan's World. If you're not familiar with the setting, then check out pages 224-228 of the Rogue Trader rulebook, and the fabulous Carl Critchlow illustrations:
Logan's World is a frontier planet, riven by conflicts between rival mining interests, slaver gangs and bandits.
The various rules for Ash Wastes combat in the Necromunda setting pretty much perfectly port across to Logan's World, building as they do on Gorkamorka.
My immediate gut feeling was that I wanted to represent a Water Seller with his bodyguard of mercenary fighters. As I started to think about vehicles, one obvious candidate came to mind, in the form of the uncompleted Ash Wastes Crawler I started back in 2014.
I then dug out a selection of old Citadel figures that I considered suitable as Mercenary fighters - some Confrontation Maniac gangers, RT adventurers and miscellaneous others:
A plan was formed - a large crawler with punk Mercenaries in the employ of a Water Seller. It was then a simple case of selecting the Journeyman gang from the Ash Wastes rules as the best fit.
With that settled, I decided to make a start on a couple of the figures - a pair of Citadel Maniac gangers.
I gave both a fairly muted colour scheme to fit in with the Mad Max-esque aesthetic. Both mercenaries have a white stripe across their eyes, as the Helsreach text in RT states that "mercenaries indicate their status by a white patch or band from eye-to-eye." This is variously illustrated as a bandanna or painted literally across the eyes.
|Helsreach mercenary with white stripe across his eyes.|
The two models were originally supplied with either the Confrontation bare plastic arms, or Imperial Guard sleeved plastic arms. The left hand figure with the mustard waistcoat got one of the Confrontation arms, plus a cut down arm from a modern Dark Vengeance plastic Chaos Cultist. I sculpted a tiny little edge on his waistcoat at the shoulders to disguise the join.
The shotgun arms on the guy on the right are from Victoria Miniatures. They're really nice parts and with a little bit of tweaking for fit, make excellent additions to any of the Citadel armless human figures.
So, first two figures completed, and there's plenty more in the pipeline, including vehicles and the Water Seller himself!
|The goons load up some fuel at the trading post, ahead of a long trek into the wastes.|