Category Archives: Necromunda: Cawdor

The Oathbones – Part 1

Apart from finishing off the Khorne Slaughterpriest the other day (not the biggest of jobs as he was mostly done already) I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of painting. Usually this comes pretty easily to me but, perhaps because work is quite busy at the moment, I’ve been unusually slow to pick up a brush. Rather than make a chore of it I’ve been relaxing by kitbashing a few Cawdor gangers instead. I’m not planning to paint these straight away, I’d like to add a last few models to the Eschers first and then I’ll probably work on the Van Saar and (perhaps) Chaos gangs – on the grounds that those should be fairly quick and easy to achieve. I have however been having a lot of fun “sketching” out ideas for the gang and exploring what I’ll do when I get around to them.

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As with all of the gangs the Forgeworld head and weapon sets really add to the degree of character within a gang. They’re not the cheapest but they look excellent so I’m happy to justify treating myself to them.

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¬†There’s a wonderful madness to the Cawdor that really taps into the insanity at the heart of the Imperium, and I wanted to play it up with the gangers I’ve been working on. This one for example believes that rather than trust his sinful, fallible, human eyes to help him aim his gun he must cover them over and thus, with all distraction removed, the Emperor will be able to act through him and guide his fire. Whether this works or not remains to be seen…

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This grim figure will probably become the gang’s ash-prophet leader although I have a few possible tweaks in mind before I call him finished.

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These aren’t the only models on the painting desk however and working on these has been a fine palate cleanser (or should that be palette cleanser?) so hopefully I’ll have something else to show you soon.


Stig of the Dump

Ever since Gang War 4 was released I’ve been pondering how to make house brutes for each of my gangs. Although my intention at the moment is to get my existing Necromunda gangs up to fighting strength I’ve been feeling the pull of House Cawdor and the desire to build an army of the faithful. By way of scratching that itch in the short-term I started putting together the bits to make a Stigshambler, the lumbering brutes employed as living weapons by the pauper house.

For those unfamiliar with the background, House Cawdor take a dim view of all mutants, knowing that any aberration from the human norm is proof positive of a corrupt and evil soul. As with so many Imperial institutions however their tolerance increases markedly if the individual can demonstrate their usefulness. Those on the borderline are “Stigs”, marked by the stigma of mutation but not true mutants and thus spared the pyres so long as they can work towards the greater glory of Him On Terra.

A Stigshambler combined two such Stigs; one physically frail but intelligent, the other bulky and strong but lacking in the wits needed to survive long in the Underhive. Indoctrinate Master-Blaster into a life of religious fanaticism and you’re most of the way there.

A couple of days ago I was able to show you the “thinking half” of the partnership, but here he is again for those who want a reminder.


And here he is now riding in pride of place on the shoulders of his gigantic sidekick.

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Together they tower over the other members of the gang.

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They even stand taller than the local Goliaths!

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At the moment the only change I’m thinking of making is to turn the little guy’s clenched fist around so that he’s mirroring the big guy a bit more closely. As ever ¬†though, now is the time for feedback if you have any, before he goes to get painted.