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.
Together they tower over the other members of the gang.
They even stand taller than the local Goliaths!
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.