Tuesday 27 December 2022

Shiv's crushers, goliath gang


Ever since seeing the new goliaths back in 2017 I wanted to add them to my Necromunda collection. I painted these in the official GW scheme that they seem to use for all the gangs of the background, with a clashing combination of red and black fitting for their brutal attitude. They are in fact Shiv's Crushers, a band of genecrafted warriors grown by the rogue doctor Shiv, a brilliant scientist obsessed with creating ever bigger, meaner goliaths.
I wanted to do something special with the stimm capsules, so I painted them to look like glass containers filled with a bubbly fluid
Behemoth is the champion of this gang, a veteran fighter armed with a massive bolter, a hand flamer and some grenades

Then we have Kaerl, a gunslinger type of guy that wields an effective flamer/stub gun combo

Harran Smasher is the first of the melee oriented brawlers, equipped with a powerhammer and flaming pistol for close combat

Along the same line goes Manslaughter, a brute of a man that loves to cleave his foes with a renderizer axe. He can also work as a stimmer giver the number of chem flasks he wears

Stubber Joe brings much needed ranged firepower to the gang thanks to his trusty stub cannon

Narg Crusher rounds up the shooters, again armed with the iconic goliath stub cannon

Hand flamers are the best weapon in Necromunda so I made sure to give plenty of them to this gang

Korg is another example of the goliath penchant for hand to hand, armed with a spud jacker and a hand flamer

In Shiv's Crushers you gotta earn your name, so the younger members of the gang are simply known by their vat-designation

A second juve wielding an axe and stub poistol wraps up the gang

Monday 26 December 2022

Cannae 216 a.C.

Battle of Cannae today, the roman legions take on Hannibal in the most bloody clash fought in italian soil during the Second Punic War
The carthaginians are on the offence clasing with the roman right
And routing the equites in the bank of the Aufidius

Then it's time for the gauls to smash home
But the legions push them back easily
While the legionnaires deal with the celtic mercenaries, the cavalry begins to surround them
Taking a legion in flank
After routing the gauls the legions now come to grips with the african infantry
In the left there is a tense standoff between numidians and equites
The last gauls fall to roman gladii

The noble cavalry charges but is pushed back ignominiously

Romans and africans trade blows in the flanks
Taken in flank the equites soon melt like spring snow
Hannibal and his riders are pushed back, but not broken
Now the romans are surrounded, but they form back to back and stand their ground

Hannibal tries again
And kills Aemilius Paulus and his men with a rear charge

The three remaining legions try their best to turn the tide

Slaughterer one phalanx
And a unit of numidians
All to no avail, the african riders run down the velites and push the romans over their moral threshold, history has repeated itself!
This might be the last game of the year so I wish merry christmas and happy holidays to you all!