Sunday, 25 June 2017

Wasteland Wondering - I am still kicking!

Hello and welcome back to another Wasteland Wondering.

Sorry, it has been a while since my last post. It has been a busy few weeks.

There has been a few things going on. My wife's birthday, car shopping, father's day visits, helping at a charity day to raise money for Macmillain and a couple of days in Prague for my birthday.

Prague is a beautiful city and I would recommend anyone to visit.

Sadly I have no hobby related birthday gifts. I haven't even bought myself any (yet). That said I did just buy a new second hand car so I should make that my birthday gift to myself.

Hobby wise things have been moving slowly forward. I got a bunch of old school Rogue Trader 40K Orks finished (post to follow) and I have been working on a couple of Ork conversions. Hopefully I will have some new minatures to show soon. I had forgotten just how much fun Orks are.

I use 40K Orks as Trogs which are Genetically Engineered Life Forms (GELF) used as combat units during the many wars on mattblackgod's world. The nukes didn't wipe them out. These have a similar genetics to the 40K Orks. Why not? They are near impossible to eradicate. Until recently I used them in a similar fashion to Fallout Super Mutants. Trogs are a wasteland menace. In recent years they disappeared from the wastes. Utopia City noticed them migrating to a desolate part of the world. There was fears a Trog Warlord had raised his banner high and called for a "Warrrgghh", which is a call for war. Trog's seem to have some sort of psychic link which draws them all from afar to form up for war. It is possibly a control mechanism the genetic engineer put into them. Sadly they lost control of the Trogs.

These are going to be important for the future of Mattblackgod's world. I have been mixing some idea's from the classic GW Gorkamorka into the MBW background. With all this in mind I have worked out a background to throw all 75, 28mm factions (Gah I never realised I had so many factions) into one (large) area. I was getting tired of all the factions being spread across the planet. Work has started on a map of the area. Expect a few posts about this setting in future.

Forces wise apart from a few traditional Ork army style units who will be mainly the muscle for the Big Boss known as the Matt Black Trog, many of whom are classic 40K Orks I have had since I was a spotty teen. The rest of the forces will be Gorkamorka style gangs each with their own styles, colours and in most cases oddball vehicles. Should be fun.

Rules wise I am looking at Gorkamorka. The nice thing about various 40K titles of that era it is easy to mix and match stuff from various titles. Which should cover most of my collection. If I ever get stuck I can always fall back to the great old Rouge Trader Tome which covers just about everything.

Other things that happened on the hobby front is a load of Dungers with integral rider legs arrived from Ramshackle games. The plan was to add Ork bodies to make riders. However the rider legs and torsos are suited to 28mm humans and not Ork bulks. So I plan a mounted human faction or possibly using 40K Grots/Gretchin.

Thanks for reading. Take care out there.

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