Monday, 5 September 2011

Mutated tits out for the lads!

Well as I've been spamming these buggers all over the forums I've decided to pimp them on here. These are some of the figures swelling the ranks of The New Mutant Army. I took the pictures with my phone and as it turns out, its a lot better than my camera!

Stunty, Taily, Hairy, Skully and Spikey.
Well first picture contains three skaven (a slave, a clanrat and a plague monk) an old Rat Ogre and a plastic gretchen from the 2nd Edition 40K boxed set. All have had major amputation, heads mainly and a  couple of arms. The Gretchin has an old Light Wizard Acolyte head (and the remains will become a redemptionist crazy). The Rat Ogre has been given a necklace of ears (an earlace?) and is probably going to get an Ogre head. The Skaven Slave has been given the top half of a Delaque gangers head (part of an eBay bits bag) and a shotgun has replaced his wanky spear. The other two are going to be getting a couple of decrepit weapons but I feel that the plague monk should get a placard saying something like 'Mutant Rights Now' as he looks like he needs one and it will make an interesting model (especially if the placard has plenty of spikes in it).
My fat mutant, Big armed mutant, feathered mutant and scrawny tailed mutant.
The next group shot is of my incredibly fat mutant, my big armed-extra mouthed mutant, my feathery-bird footed mutant and my small long-tailed mutant. The first two were sort of my first forays into the world of milliput and it was a learning experience! Fatty's legs are an old Bloodbowl Orcs as is the club bearing arm,the other hand is a Goliath autopistol. Next to him is a Goliath body with I think an old Stone Troll club hand and a Catachan Lieutenant arm. Next to him is my old Harpy with a Goliath autogun, and some milliput feathers on the back as I used the wings previously for a Scavvy with wings. Lastly is an plastic Skink with an orlock head.

Beastman, Enormous Head-and-Body mutant and Cyclopic-Hairy-Horny mutant.
My last group of muties are a pretty straightforward Beastman I bought from ebay with no arms, a highly improbable huge headed mutant and my cyclopic hairy and horny mutant. The beastman is one from the Realm Of Chaos era, it is a Slaanesh Beastman with one tit and a unicorn horn, he/she (one can never tell with Slaanesh) has been given a Witch Elf sword and the plan is to equip the other hand with something shooty. The big guy in the middle was supposed to look a bit like the large robot thing in Rob Zombie's Dragula video but in a more organic way and I suppose if you squint really hard, it does a bit. The last one is another Bloodbowl Orc with some extensive renovation (mainly Goliath arms and green stuff fur).

Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Retrieval.

We had another game of Rogue 40Kamunda (which is what I've decided to call the hybrid of games that fall into the catagory of Sci Fi skirmishing) which turned out pretty good fun. There were 4 players, myself, Boy, Arch and Eeee (henceforth refered to as just E!). The forces were Imperial Guard Vs Chaos cultists and general scum. The plot was a routine patrol had been waylaid by bandits and killed . What wasn't known by the bandits was there was a decoder on board that could be of vital importance to anyone wishing to know the patrol plans, troop postions and ammunition guards within a 300km radius. Unable to remove the decoder with the available manpower the bandits go and get reinforcements. Just as they return two hastily deployed Imperial Guard forces arrive to retreive the decoder. The ensuing fight was to determine the fate of that quite bulky piece of equipment.
Boy and E! took 15 guardsmen each, Arch took approximately 15 Redemptionists (with a warzone heavy machine gunner that counted as a heavy stubber) with a couple of underhive low lifes to make the group up to a fun sized raider group. I took about 12 Scavvys plus a beastman with an autogun and Idolatror Jobes an old citadel model that looks quite a lot like Indianna Jones.The forces weren't exactly even but I used the rule that if a model is holding two guns he is assumed to be a gunfighter.I rather foolishly used Scavvy stats so my entire force had a BS of 2, except for the beastman and Idolatror whom I considered to be just an average gang leader (who keeps some very unsavoury companions).We used an 8'x4' table with plenty of scenery and each force deployed in a seperate corner.
The centre of the battlefield.

E! started first and split his forces into 3 groups, one to head off the Redemptionists, one to advance on the objective and the third to keep an eye on the other Imperial Guard force despite the declared alliance.
Arch was next and split his force into two, one to grab the objective and the other to engage E!'s guardsmen.
I similarly split my forces and Boy did likewise.
The first few turns went well for the IG and their lasguns picked off Redemptionists and Scavvys alike, whereas my scabrous raiding party failed to hit anything (damn my stupid keep it fluffy notions) and the intolerant robe wearers were similarly ineffective. At one point in the game my Scavvy heavy stubber (another Warzone figure) spent 5 turns trying to hit two lazy Cadian guardsmen in plain view only to be wasted in the 6th exchange.
Towards the latter stages of the game when close combat occurred both Scavvy's and the dress wearers started to rip through the guardsmen. The result of the game was victory for the forces of non humanity as they picked up the decoder and scarpered. All in all a fun game that we didn't bog down with too many additional rules.
Idolatror Jobes oversees the raid.
I suppose the end result is a win for the bad guys, Idolatror Jobes isn't exactly a full blown chaos cultist, more of a callous and cynical chancer who will do anything for money. Now that the decoder is his, he will sell it to the highest bidder regardless of the consequences.
The next photos I take will be better honest!