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Evil Spirit of the Barrow Downs

Lurking in a Lab

Omerta Dome.
An entire dome abandoned after a mysterious and virulent psycho-plague made the population erupt into in a frenzied carnival of horrors, sealed behind meter-thick blast doors, and cut off for decades.
Now, the quarantine has been lifted, and the first tentative expeditions into Omerta Dome have begun.
What riches (and risks) lie in wait for the interpid explorers?
Join us, as we venture within...

Hello Juves and Gentlegangers, Scavvers and Spyrers, and welcome to this, the Omerta Dome! Shall we jump straight in?
It's been a long time since my last P&M blog, but this, my latest attempt, will chiefly be concerned with the New Necromunda release (as you may have gathered already).
So, here's gang number one, the Goliath gang known as "the Dead-Head War Boys"...

The Dead-head War Boys are a band of ultra-violent Goliath gangers. Too aggressive to waste on tending furnaces, the gang has set out to claim its place in the hive - and where better to start than the sepulchural-silent Omerta Dome. In battle, the gangers paint their faces with white and black ashes. This, combined with their ferocity and various derangements, make them one of the more unnerving gangs roaming the dome.

Not the best photo, I'm afraid, but it gives you an idea of just how intimidating a Goliath gang is when grouped up like this. The gang's name and war paint was partially (mostly) inspired by the War Boys from Mad Max: Fury Road, and some of the ganger's names are references to characters in the Mad Max universe. It's not stealing if you call it a Homage!
So, let's meet them in person, shall we? We start with the leader, Top Dog

Top Dog

The man-mountain known as Top Dog is something of a mystery. Never seen without his face mask and war paint, his voice is strangely dry and hoarse, an oddity given that most Goliath leaders have voices comparable to foghorns. Vocal oddities aside, Top Dog directs his War Boys in direct, brutal, but often cunning battle strategies.

Armed with Power Hammer and combat shotgun, Top dog is a pretty imposing minature. He's got a lot more golden bling on him than his gangers (naturally). The hammer arm was converted by chopping up a brute cleaver-wielding arm and splicing the hammer head on, to give the model a less relaxed pose than the standard, "resting on shoulder" power hammer arm. On to the Champions!


The one known as StumpGrinder has a deep love for mutilation, and a berserker blood-lust beyond what even Goliath gangers consider sane. When released from the chains that his brothers use to control him, he will race towards the enemy, heedless of enemy fire, where he utilizes his treasured Renderiser to obscene effect.

StumpGrinder (Stumpy-G to his friends, if he had any) was the first Goliath I built and painted. The combination of gas mask and two-handed weapon reminded me a great deal of the optional bosses in the recent Mad Max video game, and so he borrowed his name from the one I could remember that wasn't obscene. On to champion number 2...


Gutripper carries an older pattern of Renderizer, but he is no less useful in a fight because of that. More sane than StumpGrinder (though that isn't a high bar to pass), Gutripper often leads flanking attacks, and has a reputation for only flying into a rage-fueled rampage once he is in the optimal position to do so.

So, Champ 2 - he's a bit of a to photograph - you may not be able to tell, but the business end of his axe is a Chaos Marine chainsword, and I wish the photo showed the hazard stripes on the blade casing - they probably ended up the neatest of the whole gang!

So, this is it for my first post, I hope you've found it vaguely interesting, and please do comment, even if it is just to comment on the photo quality (yes, I did notice!)
Tomorrow should see the second "content post", which will include (spoiler alert!) the gentlemen known as Maneater, Stinkjaw, and Toetaker.
Once again, please do drop a comment, and thanks for viewing!

"He was already dead when I killed him!"

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I am kinda loving all of this. Especially all the hazard stripes.
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Evil Spirit of the Barrow Downs

Lurking in a Lab

Glad you approve - fiddly as hell, but there's something very 40k about hazard stripes on wargear!

So, as promised, here's today's gangers, starting with the big guns. Presenting...


"Blastmaster was once the chief of a dynamiting team, responsible for blasting slabs of ore into smeltable pieces. He found a new calling, however, as the demolitions expert of the War Boys. Equally at home with exploding enemies with his grenade launcher as he is pulverizing them with his customized wrecking mace, Blastmaster is always looking for the next big explosion".

Blastmaster is one of my favourites, the head of his mace is from a Chaos Defiler's power flail, on top of the power hammer arm left over from Top Dog. Game wise, I'd probably counts-as the maul as a spud-jacker, that thing certainly looks like it deserves the "knockback" trait!


"Considered unsettling even to his allies, Maneater's name is unpleasantly appropriate. known to carve pieces off opponents, his unwholesome hunger is, so far, outweighed by his utility in a close-in fight"

Oooh, he's a nasty one... That "creepy grin" face was the starting point for this nutjob, and the idea of him as a cannibal seemed to develop quite naturally - he's a close-combat chappy, with knife and brute cleaver, so he'll likely be following one of the champions into the roughhousing.


"Stinkjaw is something of a pariah among the War Boys, due to his horribly rotten teeth. His breath is so bad, they say, that should his Stubcannon ever malfunction, he could probably kill his enemies by breathing at them..."

This fella happened almost accidentally - originally he was just going to be a generic, expendable gun-ganger, but I accidentaly gave him the cigar-chewing head, then lost the cigar! the slack-jawed look, combined with the face paint, gave me the idea that maybe his expend-ability, and his odd mouth might be related!

Now, I did promise the appearance of a fella called Toetaker - however, in a shock twist, he's being held back for tomorrow, where he will appear alongside such stalwarts as Psycho Wez, Rattlehead, and Broadside!

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"He was already dead when I killed him!"

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Evil Spirit of the Barrow Downs

Lurking in a Lab

"On the XV1th day of the feast of the emperors ascenction, the Arbites gave to me... a bolt round to the back of the head!"

Carols in the 41st millenium are a lot shorter than they are nowadays. I suspect they prefer to go in for the whole "ominous latin chanting" stuff - who knows what the Inquisition would make of that famed warp being known as "Santa Claus?" I suspect promethium may be involved.

Anyhow, time to get away from tinsel and reindeer, and back to the reassuring gloom of the underhive.

Psycho Wez

"Wez is one of the less vocal gangers, communicating mostly through screams, howls and bizarre, eye-popping facial contortions. He is however, very eloquent when it comes to blasting away with his beloved shotcannon"

Wez was inspired by his namesake, Wez, the villain's main henchman from Mad Max: Road Warrior, played by Vernon Wells. He shares the bright red mohawk, which is actually a little brighter than the rest of the gang's hairdos. In terms of paintjob, Wez also has the best facepaint!


"Rattlehead lives for the sounds of battle echoing from the metal walls of Necromunda's tunnels. A natural percussionist, he is a lethal tunnel fighter, sweeping foes from cover with his shotgun, then clubbing away with his rivet-blasting spud-jacker"

Fans of Thrash Metal may recognize the name of Megadeth's mascot. Rattlehead is the ganger who doesn't fit into an 1000 point list - so he's probably going to be hired after the first game (assuming it goes well!) I've not really got a handle on a personality for him, but that's something that might come once he's seen a few skirmishes.

The Juves - Toecutter and Broadside

"Toecutter is the slightly-less-crazy protege of Maneater, and tends to follow his mentor everywhere, no matter how often Maneater threatens to tear his face off and eat it.
Broadside, on the other hand, fancies himself a gunslinger. Unfortunately, his name doesn't reference the ferocious firepower of a Naval cruiser, as the juve likes to believe, but rather the fact that he would struggle to hit the "broadside" of a silo he was standing in."

The comic relief of the gang! inept, and completely oblivious, but handy for catching bullets and taking out downed fighters. Who knows, after a few battles, they might actually earn the respect of the rest of the gang.
Or end up food for the rats...
I think we know which is more likely!

So, that's the Dead-Head War Boys in their entirety - not a very pretty bunch!

More content should be appearing on Boxing day, this time, something a little more subtle, and a whole lot less usual...
Yes, I think that's cryptic enough

Until then, have a most excellent Xmas!

"He was already dead when I killed him!"

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Omnious Orc Shaman

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

These are excellent and love the back stories. The face paint theme is great - was considering something similar to this but in the style of 'The Judged' gang from Dredd (2012)

Ruglud's Blog
Once More Unto the Breach diorama blog
Conversions and scratchbuilds featuring a Thunderhawk & Thunderbolt
Random stuff blog

The tribe feasted upon Goblin-flesh long into the night - all except for Ruglud, who couldn't get his helmet off, and was reduced to sucking broth through a straw 
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Dakka Veteran

Great background stories. Adds a ton of personality. On top of the cool paintjob it makes for one awesome gang.
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Evil Spirit of the Barrow Downs

Lurking in a Lab

Right! with only an hour and a half left until boxing day ends, the promised update arrives!

"They say that there's folks living down in the dark under Omerta dome. Some say there's whole networks of tunnels, down below, from back when the ash wastes burst through the walls and buried Dome 1300. They say that they're mutants of some kind, living down in the dark. Cannibals. Or worse.
They take folk alive, and the ones they take never get seen again.
So you take it from me, friend, when you're down their scavving, you best watch your back, and take a friend or two.
Even then, if them Stalkers find you... well, don't go sayin' you weren't warned."

The account of Prospector "Easy" Ezekyl, on the subject of "Stalkers"

"The Stalkers... where do they come from? no one really knows. Some say they were a clan of ash waste nomads, who make their home in the ash-filled dome directly under Omerta. Others say they're a cult of mutants, who kidnap the unlucky and conscript them into their barbarous practises. All that is known for certain is that they always prefer to take their prey alive."
Excerpt from IInquisitorial report, submitted by ++REDACTED++, M41

"I saw it, when Gutrat's gang got taken down. The lights went out first.
That ain't so unusual down in the service tunnels, but then there were sounds.
Like... breathing, but stretched out, and all squeezed up wrong, like a vox signal that ain't tuned right. Then I saw them green eyes, come moving out of the dark.
There was gunshots, and screaming. I kept my head down, see. I weren't being paid well enough not to.
Then it went quiet, except for the sounds of that damn breathing, and a noise like they were dragging stuff. Heavy stuff.
By the time the lights went on again, they was gone. The whole gang. Except for Gutrat, that is. Him they left, but that weren't no mercy. You don't want to know what they'd done to him..."

Interview of Old Yellerbelly, underhive guide (retired).

"They creep up out of the dark, surround people. Then they flush them out, scare 'em into running - right into their trap. All they leave behind is webber-splash, and toxin ampoules. When a ganger fights too hard, though, they scrag them right and nasty, leave them strung up as a message. And I ain't going back down that tunnel even if the Emperor himself went first."

Last words of Gang member "flash Danny", (House Orlock affiliation).

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"He was already dead when I killed him!"

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Rogue Grot Kannon Gunna

Northern Ireland

That is some excellent Necromunda gaming right there. That's how to do it man. Loving everything you're doing here.

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Fantastic models and fluff. They remind me a little of the old Venator models from Confrontation.
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Loving the models and the background stories. Some really nice work in here, keep it up!

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