Sunday, September 18, 2022

Necromunda: Zone Mortalis Tile

I decided to work on some of the Zone Mortalis terrain I've had for Necromunda.  It's been a long time coming for me to get this stuff all sorted as I've had full gangs painted and ready to play for some time now.

I have several of these tiles to do but it is nice to have the first one done.  I used several new techniques with paints from Games Workshop ... specifically the dry series (for the rust).  The base colours are Leadbelcher and Mechincum Standard Grey.  I used Screaming Skull for the center of the walls and columns.  A Rhinox Hide sponge weathering was done for the chipping/worn effect with Ryza Rust on top of that.

I wanted a "grim dark" look as Necromunda is played out in a rusty old part of town.  Each tile is 12" x 12" and I will do 9 for a 3 foot by 3 foot setup.  Pictures of the finish tiles below.

I also decided to include LEDs in the builds.  Specifically in very drak areas that need a little light.  These run on a switch and 2 x CR2025 battery pack stuck up in one of the columns.

Here are some WIP pictures as I was working through this project.

I was really happy with how the hazard stripes came out.

This was fun to build and paint.  The Zone Mortalis stuff gives you a large number of build options and opportunities for kit bashing.  This tile I would say is on the "more complex" end of what the average tile will be as I work through the next tiles.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Necromunda Reference Sheet

I've done up a rules reference for Necromunda.  Calling this v1.0.  I've covered everything from the Necromunda Underhive rulebook.  Total is 6 pages (A4) - 3 pages if you go double-sided.

You can download the PDF file here.

NOTE: Updated to version 1.1 (September 12th)

Some preview pictures of the pages below.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

PacifiCon Game Expo Report

The PacifiCon Game Expo has come and gone for me.  Our merry group headed there early Friday and got in some serious gaming.  We had a lot of fun through the whole weekend!

The primary game I hosted was for my War of the Ring revised rules.  This was a large game that was meant to really see how the revisions to WotR really stood up in a large battle with a lot of different troop types and capabilities.  The good news, it work REALLY well - I have some minor typos and cleanup do to but the result was very promising.

War of the Ring
I ran a scenario that involved a large Mordor force supported by Easterlings and Corsairs of Umbar.  Gondor and Rohan - supported by a large Gondor Fiefdoms forces, made up the good guys.  I had 4 players per side (8 players total) and the battle was an absolute bloodbath from turn 2 onwards.  I had planned for 6 turns, but we called it at the end of turn 5 (oh, the carnage!).

Pictures below of the action.  First set of pictures are from my fancy SLR camera, then pictures from my phone ...

WW2 Naval - Convoy Attack
Roy Scaife ran his new WW2 sub hunting game.  This is a special modification of his rules that are based on Victory at Sea.  This game was a ton of fun.  I played 1 of 3 escort groups which each consisted of a cruiser and 2 destroyers.  My  ruiser was sunk, but my destroyers did their jobs, sinking 2 U-boats.  In total we sunk 4 U-boats, but lost 3 convoy ships.

WW2 Bolt Action
John Lantz hosted a WW2 Bolt action game.  Germans had to assault a Russian Village occupied by light Russian forces and partizans.  I played a support group with some mortars and managed to rain down some excellent fire on the advancing Germans.

I managed to host a little unofficial Necromunda game just before heading home.  I wanted to refamiliarize myself with the rules.

Other Games
We played lots of board games.  I continue to love Foundations of Rome ... my playmat arrived since our last game.  The mat adds a lot of visual flavor to the games.

Matt Hilzendrager ran his beautiful Sudan game, and several other standard games occured throughout the weekend.

I snapped some pictures of other games going on as well ...

There you have it.  Another great weekend of gaming in the books.