Tuesday 27 February 2018

Orlocks, the old and the new.

I had a dig around in the garage for my old Necromunda models. Thought it would be nice to compare them. Brought all the old memories flooding back.

My old Orlock gang
They were lovely models. The young sprightly Juves, grizzled Gangers, hefty Champions and well armed Leader. I had started to rebase them a few years back....yet another unfinished project. The big thing with Necromunda was WYSIWYG. What you see is what you get. The models had to have the right weapons so we were regularly swopping arms and stuff. The wee Juve in the middle at the back had just been given a Laspistol in his right hand and I had turned it sideways for some fun.

They were a fun crew to play.

I have just assembled the new models.

New Orlock gang - Wreaking-ball
They fit together quite nicely. The shoulder pads are a bit of a pain and a few of mine lifted without me noticing. Not happy about that! But I will need to assemble more at some point.

All the models are the same height, weight etc. so they are less characterful. I wonder if they will bring out a Leader model in the future...? I really would have liked the guy with the Heavy Stubber to be a bit of a heavy-set monster.

Both spruces are identical which seems like a missed opportunity to me.

Weapons choices are very limited. I was very disappointed about that. You would think that there would be one or two decent weapons for the Leader at the very least. I would have liked a few more heads. I did not want to use the respirator heads as I have not spent credits on them yet.

Bearing in mind the game is all about character I feel like someone has been very lazy here.

On the up side I love the models themselves. There is lots of cool detail. I can't wait to get the paints out and spend some time with them. The bases are also nice. Here we go again.


  1. What about using that giant Catachan with the Heavy Bolter as a heavy?