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Offline Pictors Studio

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My Ash Wastes stuff
« on: May 21, 2022, 12:57:20 PM »
I got the Ash Wastes stuff when it came out a couple of weeks ago and I've been working on it steadily since then.

There is a lot of stuff in the box.  I have all the terrain assembled now but only a couple of pieces finished so far.

The Ash Wastes nomads I have managed to finish though.




I think these figures are great.  At first it seemed like you didn't have a lot of options about how to build them but then when I was working on the second set of them I realized that you could put them together in a few different ways, especially if you combine them with some of the bits from the bug riders too.



The leader, as they have him in the instructions, doesn't seem so useful.  He has two close combat weapons, but one is unwieldy so you can't use it and the other one together.  In the picture above you can see I put a guy in there with a pistol and the claw-thing.  That might be the figure I use as my leader when I play.  We'll see, I haven't fully digested the rules yet. 



There is nothing that screams 40K about these guys, they could work in pretty much any sci-fi setting. 

If desired the back banners can be left off.  I would probably have included another backpack option on the sprue in case you didn't want to use the missile launcher for some reason.  If you did, two guys toting around a bunch of rockets doesn't make a lot of sense.


Offline 3Fingers2

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 02:05:11 PM »
Love them and like you say donít scream 40k you could use hand weapons and use them for post apocalyptic games .

Offline diehard

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 02:14:58 PM »
I wasn't that impressed with these guys in the various GW previews 5but your take on them turned out pretty nice. Still wouldn't get them but like what you've done with them. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the terrain. Since you've seen the rulebook was wondering how much more they add to the vehicles besides the buggies and the bugs. Thanks for sharing.
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Offline Pictors Studio

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2022, 04:09:47 PM »
I haven't managed to digest all of the rulebook yet, but it looks like there are just rules in there for vehicles.  They don't even have real lists for either of the gangs in the box.  They have some "get you by" lists in the instructions but, of course, all that has are bugs and buggies.

Here are some pics of the terrain I've finished so far:








This is one of the hab structures and the bridge.  The bridge goes down to a little anchor thing.  Ideally it would go down from a lower structure so wouldn't be at quite that angle.  They have been cleverly designed with the little hooks fitting onto the curved anchors.







This is the other one I have done.  I just finished painting a third but it isn't on a base yet.  Even the ladders and the little platforms and railings stay in place pretty well without having to be glued on.  They even have one that fits between the curved anchors on the upper and lower parts of the hab building so your little guys can climb on top. 



One of the quads.  I have the actual vehicle done and based for the second one but have yet to paint the riders, perhaps I'll get to them today.



This is from another terrain set GW put out about a month or so ago.  I decided when I saw it that it was going to be part of this set of terrain. 


Offline has.been

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2022, 06:11:31 PM »
Lovely stuff, well done.

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2022, 03:24:45 AM »
Not pulling me in yet but what you have painted up looks great.
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Offline LouieN

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2022, 05:24:28 AM »
Some really neat minis and terrain.  Well done

Offline Kourtchatovium104

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2022, 01:09:43 PM »
Great. All these give me some ideas... :)

Offline Pictors Studio

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2022, 09:39:30 PM »
We had our first game with them last week.  The luck was entirely on the side of the Orlocks who coasted to an easy victory over the Nomads in both games. 

Still I thought it looked pretty cool. 



In the first game the Nomads shot at the Orlock champion with the heavy stubber twice.  Once with a sniper rifle and once with a missile launcher.  He not only didn't get hurt, he didn't even get pinned. 

The nomads weren't so lucky with the return fire.  Each shot from the Orlocks killed the respective target so the long-range weapons for the nomads were out of the game on the first turn.  It didn't get better after that. 



The second game was a little bit better, but the Nomads were still plagued with bad luck.  At one point their leader charged the orlock ATV with his chain lance.  He managed to miss, then fought again the next turn with his two attacks.  He rolled snake eyes. 




They lined up a shot on the flank of the other ATV with the missile launcher.  They needed 2+ to hit.  They rolled a 1.
They blasted away at that ATV with almost everything they had.  They kept stunning it but never managed to finish it off. 



I'm looking forward to giving it another go at some point soon, but I suppose Heresy stuff will arrive and then that is all I will be doing for some time after that.

Maybe I should use the terrain for a Heresy Tallarn game.  They could have been arboreal hab pods before the attack and now they are just sticking out of the sand as the Marines and tanks of each side clash in the apocalyptic wastes. 



Offline diehard

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2022, 10:21:32 PM »
Not a big fan of the Nomad models in general but your set up and painting on all looks very nice. I do kind of like the terrain and it looks like it gives a decent footprint on the table but I always liked my boards pretty filled so would need a lot more of it.

Offline Pictors Studio

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2022, 05:48:38 AM »
Yeah, more terrain would be better. 

I did these two games basically just to see how the stuff worked right out of the box.  We didn't use anything that didn't have figures for and rules for the stuff that was in the box, which limited the Orlock models I could use pretty significantly given what I already had.

I would definitely throw down some more natural terrain in a regular game.  It just didn't have enough cover.  it was difficult to imagine there being any sneaking around.

Although the weather conditions rules really make shooting at long range difficult if not impossible so there was that. 

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Re: My Ash Wastes stuff
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2022, 05:51:07 AM »
I bought another set of the ATVs to make wrecks with.  I finally finished one of them tonight.


It didn't make sense just to leave the vehicle on the table as it was.  They were really begging to have some wrecks made from them.  I haven't decided what to do with the second one yet.  I have a bigger base to put that on so the crew will be there as casualties on that.  I'll probably use some zombies for that and just paint them like Orlocks.

The nice thing is that it leaves me the crew for this to use for other projects, like the Ridge Hauler.

 

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