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Necromunda Mechanicus Version 2

After two evenings of work, I’ve finished rewriting my Mechanicus ruleset for Necromunda!

I realised that when I first wrote it I formatted it more in the vein of 40k than Necromunda, writing specific profiles for unit-types rather than generic Leader, Champion, Juve and Gangers as is normal.

So this rewrite fixes that and ties in a lot of newer stuff like the Bionics rules, Brutes and Pets, Field Armour and so on.

Most of all, I’ve formatted the actual rules to match how they appear in the Gangs of the Underhive rulebook. It was always meant to be a serious attempt at a plugin for Necromunda, not just shoehorning in my beloved mechanicus.
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Grab the PDF here!
Necromunda Mechanicus V2.0a

 

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Skitarii!

Woohoo!

It’s about time, but Games Workshop have finally released a Codex: Skitarii

Of course since Admech are my primary armies (plural) I had to get the limited edition RustStalker codex, And what with rumours saying there’s going to be a Cult Mechanicus release in a month or two I’m probably going to be doing the same thing with that…
Eh, ah well. My love for the Omnissiah knows few bounds. what’s a Ā£100 between friends?…

But in any case, it’s been a..expensive few weeks.
I preordered each week examples of every single thing the Skitarii got.
I’m now the proud and happy owner of:
a squad of rangers,

* A squad of rangers
* A squad of Vanguard
* A squad of Ruststalkers
* A Sydonian Dragoon
* A Sydonian Ballisterius
and depending on my conversion plans, either one or two of the Onager Dunecrawlers.

General review:
The rangers/vanguard kit is wonderful. full of parts and bitz for other conversions as well as making a complete 10 man squad in each box.
I habitually bought two immediately because I assumed that the kit would have only five models in it and I wanted a complete squad. pleasant surprise that I was able to make both Rangers and Vanguard immediately!

The ironstrider kits are fantastic, much more dynamic looking than the sentinels usually turn out.
My only gripe is that the legs aren’t poseable, you have to go with either left leg forward or right leg forward. No standing poses allowed apparently.
The Fluff for them is that they literally never stop moving. when not in battle they’re placed on treadmills because if they ever get turned off, the tech-priests have no idea how to turn them back on again šŸ˜›
Amusing, but apparently there are literally thousands of them in use. the idea that no tech-priest ever decided it was in their best interests to experiment with a damaged one and figure out how to make it work ticklesĀ me no end.

The Onager is an even nicer kit. basically a tank turret on a quadrupedal leg assembly.
Those legs are not poseable either, but can swivel at the hip. so there’s some room for poses there.
My brain is full of ideas for this.
The onesĀ currently holding best purchase are for a quadrupedal assault bot, maybe something to make use of the Hydra Autocannons I’ve got sitting in my bitz-box…
The other is for a walking chariot-platform for my Magos. I expected the leg assembly to be perhaps a little bigger, so I’m not so sure about this idea now.
Still messing with parts from a Taurox to see if I can make a conversion that I’m happy with.
We’ll see. right now the Autocannon assault bot is appealing slightly more.
But the game on saturday I’ve got lined up would benefit a lot from my simply making a second Onager.

examples from each kit are currently on display at my local GW, I’ll recover them in the next couple days for a complete photo-op, but in the meantime. here’s what I’ve got!
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More to follow in my next post!

Necron Codex – 7th Ed

So, insane I may be, but on last-minute whim on friday I preordered the special edition version of the new Necron Codex!

Looking forward to it, I have a pretty substantial Necron force and it’s about time I got back to showing them some love šŸ™‚

At any rate. back in November I wrote a 7 page document depicting my suggestions for 7th Ed rules for the new book.
Really just so I could compare it when the new rules came out.

Without further Ado, here it is: My 7th Ed Rules Upgrade doc for the Necrons.
Next Weekend I’ll write a comparison/review, see what I got right and wrong!

Download Link:Ā Necron Rules upgrades