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In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.

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Miniature gaming and collection can be a true addiction. A healty one (if you don't accedentally inhale glue or spraypaint vapours).

I already had a nice High Elves collection, but now and then when I find a bargain at eBay I cannot resist...

Here's the latest batch:


A Phoenix Guard regiment, a cavalry hero, an extra Repeating Bolt Thrower and some loose miniatures to fill incomplete infantry units.

Another spraycan that has been very busy yesterday was YELLOW. I leave it to you to guess which of my armies also got reinforcements...
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My Workbench at Twitter

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For years I have been posting my miniature games projects in this blog.

To show ALL my work-in-progress I have started a new feature: a PLOG or picture log. In my new Twitter account @TocosNest I'll post pictures of my workbench only. This way I can share my hobby by providing a view in my man-cave.



I won't be reposting all tweets here. So I advise to folow my Twitter account if you have the same hobby and are interested in seeing my workbench.
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High Elf hero - conversion

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This is what I like most about the miniatures hobby: converting. It starts by selecting some bits and pieces from your bitsbox. I had a spare barded horse from Battle Masters and wanted to use it for a High Elf hero.



The legs are metal. The torso and head are High Elf bits.



The arms are from the Tiranoc Chariot sprue. They look fierce on this mounted hero model. The shoulders didn't fit perfectly. That's when my 40K bitsbox came in handy: a pair of (Tau) Kroot shoulderpads!



I tilted the horse backwards slightly to make the miniature more menacing. Tree bark and pebble chips were glued to the 50mm square base*. The horse received Elven feathers as head ornaments.
To make the miniature a true High Elf leader I added a sheated sword and quiver with bow and arrows to his saddle. I also tried to add a cape but it didn't look "correct".

* Why a 50mm square base you ask? Well, in Warmaster 28mm games a cavaly stand is 5cm wide, 5cm deep...
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Marvelmunda: The Mighty Avengers

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Necromunda is now ready to host The Avengers!




Cpt. America (310 credits)
Captain America's strength, endurance, agility, speed, reflexes, durability, and healing are at the zenith of natural human potential.
Leader
Flak Armour
Skill 1: Combat Master
S +1
WS +1
Skill 2: Sprint
Skill 3: Iron Will
Skill 4: Parry

The Hulk (925 credits)
Juve
S+5
T+5
Body Slam
Hurl Opponent
Berserk Charge
Nerves of Steel

Thor (415 credits)
Leader
Power Fist (Mjolnir)
One in a Million Boltgun (Thrown Mjolnir)
Wings
W +1
S +1
Crushing Blow
Iron Jaw

Hawkeye (235 credits)
Ganger
BS +3
Plasma Pistol
2 Weapon Reloads

Captain Marvel (210 credits)
Ganger
Wings
Skill 1: Sprint
Plasma Gun
Infra Goggles
Photon Flash Flares (See Necromunda: Battles in the Underhive rulebook.)

Wasp (175 credits)
Juve
Wings
Needle Pistol

Mockingbird (105 credits)
Ganger
2 Clubs
WS +1

Vision (125 credits)
Wyrd Telekinetic
Primary Power: Force Field
Primary Power: Fists of Fury
Minor Power: Freeze Time
Minor Power: Float
Minor Power: Walk Through Walls
Laspistol
Knife
Bludgeon
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Marvelmunda: The Avengers - Ironman

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So you want to play Necromunda and include Marvel's Ironman? That's simple, he's a Yeld Spyrer! Easiest rulebook hack ever.
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Marvelmunda: Agents of SHIELD

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Mix 'n match these Necromunda character profiles to use your HeroClix miniatures in arbitrated scenarios.


Nick Fury (255 credits)
Leader
Autogun 20
Stub Gun 10
Mesh Armour 25
I +1
BS +1

Male Agent (80 credits)
Ganger
Autogun 20
Stub Gun 10

Female Agent (70 credits)
Ganger
Autogun 20

Sniper (125 credits)
Ganger
Telescopic Sight 40
Skill 1: Marksman Lasgun
Lasgun 25

Black Widow (335 credits)
Leader
Neelde Pistol 100
Skill 1: Catfall
Skill 2: Combat Master
Grapnel 30
Melta Bombs 40
Choke Gas Grenades 15

Dum Dum Dugan (160 credits)
Ganger
Extra Knife 5
BS +1
Ld +1
One in a Million Stub Gun with Dum Dum Bullets 25

Mandroid (320 credits)
Ganger
2 Hand Flamers 40
Carapace Armour 70
Bionic Leg 80
T +1
S +1


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Marvelmunda: X-Men Reinforcements

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More Marvel Men (and Woman).


Storm (125 credits)
Wyrd Telekinetic
Primary Power: Hailstorm
Primary Power: Displacement
Minor Power: Cannot be Possessed
Minor Power: Bang-flash
Minor Power: Float
Knife
Flail

Beast (150 credits)
Ganger
Skill 1: Catfall
Skill 2: Leap
Skill 3: Jump Back
Skill 4: Berserk Charge

Nightcrawler (125 credits)
Wyrd Telekinetic
Primary Power: Displacement
Primary Power: Assail
Minor Power: Spider Man
Minor Power: Mirror Image
Knife

Colossus (245 credits)
Ganger
T +3
Skill 1: Iron Jaw
Skill 2: Crushing Blow
Skill 3: Hurl Opponent


See previous blogposts for more information about how to use these profiles in Necromunda.
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Marvelmunda: Logan

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Wolverine a.k.a. Logan (310 credits)

Ganger

Equipment:
2 Power Swords

Toughness +2

Skill 1: Leap
Skill 2: Counter Attack
Skill 3: Berserk Charge
Skill 4: Body Slam


I know I could make him more invulnerable by adding more Wounds, True Grit and other treats. But I didn't want to make him a "super superhero". That role is reserved for Venom and Carnage. Wolverine can be used in scenario based games to do what he does best: close-combat-fighting.
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Marvelmunda : X-Men

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Look at these wonderful HeroClix repaints. (Note: these miniatures are not mine.) They're screaming to have Necromunda characteristics.


Xavier (125 credits)
Wyrd Telepath
Primary Power: Mental Strength
Minot Power: Throw Voice
Minor Power: Sense Presence
Minor Power: Lucky Aura
Minor Power: Cannot be Possessed
Knife

Jane Grey (125 credits)
Wyrd Telekinetic
Primary Power: Assail
Primary Power: Crush
Primary Power: Force Field
Minor Power: Sense Presence
Minor Power: You Can Fly
Chain
Maul
Knife

Cyclops
(173 credits)
Leader
One in a Million Laspistol
Hotshot Laser Power Pack
Weapon Reload

Rogue (125 credits)
Wyrd Telekinetic
Primary Power: Fists of Fury
Minor Power: Nullify
Minor Power: Float
Minor Power: Remove Pain
Knife

I didn't read the rulebook of Shadow War: Armageddon yet, but I expect you can use my Marvel adaptions in that game too. But I am afraid the point cost is a tad different... Wait and see.

More of the Uncanny X-Men in future blogposts. Stay tuned...
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Marvelmunda: Carnage

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In my Marvelmunda blogpost series I'm am presenting game profiles to use Marvel HeroClix miniatures in Necromunda games. I'm playing/collecting/modifying Necromunda for about 20 years now. This experience allowed me to design my own algorithm to generate miniature profiles with a balanced points cost.

Many blogposts ago I presented my GI Joe adaption for Necromunda. Previously this month I released profiles for The Fantastic Four and Venom. Now I am proud to present you: CARNAGE! Pit him against the Fantastic Four or let him try and take on Venom in a titanic duel.




Carnage a.k.a. Cletus Kasady (1000 points/credits)

Leader

Equipment:
Mesh Armour
Icrotic Slime
Bio-Scanner
Blindsnake Pouch
Grav Chute
Grapnel
Chain Sword
Chain Sword
Massive Axe
Shotgun
Shotgun Reload
Shotgun Reload

Skills:
Infiltration
Sneak Up
Counter Attack
Leap
Feint
Body Slam
Disarm
Iron Jaw
Killer Reputation
Berserk Charge


This is my number one favorite villain fighting against The Amazing Spiderman. It's rather disappointing that the Carnage HeroClix miniature is rather dull...

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