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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2013, 09:52:28 AM »
Thing is, all of the GW ones have their roots in general fiction - House Orlock are very much taken from West Side Story and The Warriors... I would avoid the Ku Klux Klanalikes as a general principle. And the Muscled Marys might look like Goliaths because Goliaths look like every post apoc  gang in a film ever, except lacking in bits of tyres on their shoulders and being badly sculpted. If I do them, they won't be so enormous, more ripped looking.

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2013, 10:22:20 AM »
I have seen Goliaths done as village people.  :whistle:

A gang that looked more ripped would be an improvement on the "inflated" Goliath look.

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2013, 03:48:22 PM »
I voted for gangs. Here are the sorts of bits/design elements that I'd be looking for:

Heads
Neck scarves
Mix of hairsyles from clipped short to ragged collar length
Goggles
Grizzled, unshaven

Torsos/arms
Rugged, practical clothing
Battered collarless leather jackets
Military surplus jackets
Rolled-up sleeves
Fingerless fabric gloves
Layered clothes the feel of lumberjack-style flannel shirts over long-sleeved t-shirts

Legs
Heavy workboots
Thick fabric belts, heavy buckles
Greasy denim/hard canvas
Reinforced knees
Carpenter-style pockets/belts

Overall feel
Hard-wearing clothing that's been tattered, worn down and torn, but carefully repaired.
Rugged and practical clothing for hard physical labour.
Grizzled, hard-drinking, hard-fighting feel Space Geordies, basically.  :D

The image you (Big Boris) posted in reply #4 of this thread is perfect. Sort of post-apocalyptic, but mainly very practical. No frills the sort of stuff turn of the century dockers, navvies or miners might wear; but with a sci-fi twist.
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2013, 05:59:20 PM »
I have seen Goliaths done as village people.  :whistle:

This is my favorite Goliath ganger, Codsaw
http://www.terrainosaur.com/gallery/viewtopic.php?t=101
Scroll down about 1/3 of the page.

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2013, 07:04:05 PM »
 :lmao:

hilarious.




What about a gang that looks like western outlaws, except with a sci fi feel to them?

oh, and Mutants. mutants are always good :) They don't need to be tentacle armed maybe just the odd deformed face, strange arm, kind of like the mutants in total recall. (perhaps even a triboob  :lol: )

Open your mind to this idea ;)
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2013, 07:51:23 PM »
What about a gang that looks like western outlaws, except with a sci fi feel to them?

Shiny



oh, and Mutants. mutants are always good :) They don't need to be tentacle armed maybe just the odd deformed face, strange arm, kind of like the mutants in total recall. (perhaps even a triboob  :lol: )

Open your mind to this idea ;)

Full on mutants, that could be built "as is" or combined with other sprues that Andy does to make lesser mutants?
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2013, 12:29:11 AM »
I was just thinking basically humans that had small deformities. nothing you need to write separate rules etc for in a game setting just that identify them as outcasts. Of course sprues could be made as additional mutant pieces to add to them as you level them up / mutate them more.

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2013, 12:14:40 PM »
What about a gang that looks like western outlaws, except with a sci fi feel to them?
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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2013, 11:40:37 AM »
I'd vote for bog standard, paramilitary types. Male and female with fatigues, a mix of different webbing and an ultra modern look to the weaponry rather than being overly sci-fi.

Make them quite beefy, like they have formed into a militia and have a tough training regime (so plenty of meat-heads).

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2013, 12:35:39 PM »
What about a gang that looks like western outlaws, except with a sci fi feel to them?

Shiny

That!

And more baldy coat guys (they don't necessarily all have to be p[art of the same gang)

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2013, 01:05:30 PM »
I really like the heresy gangers, but I don't see the need for them in plastic. For a gang I want lots of unique individuals with a flexible choice of weapons. Plastics strike me as better suited to board game pieces or rank and file troops. Plastics might give some more flexibility, but I'm not sure.
Are people specifically wanting plastic gangers, or are they just looking for any excuse to pester Andy to make more gangers?

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2013, 01:09:46 PM »
(I'd say the main advantage of plastics is you can do figures in cloaks and coats and they are much cheaper than they would otherwise be in metal.)

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Re: Gang Types - What Do You Want?
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2014, 10:34:40 AM »
I voted gangers, skirmish games are my 'thing'.

It depends on how you want to go, 'not necromunda' is ok but there are far more gang games than that.

a Van damme Cyborg look would be cool, post apocalyptic survivor type, leather and Mad Maxy.

Hooded and masked rad-burned men like out of buck rogers would be nice

I like the idea of neer future crips or bloods or a latino type gang ,

you could base them on contemporary gangs like the jamaican yardies with f*ckin voodoo magic man,  or Tiads/yakuza gangsters in suits or Tracksuit wearing russian mafia.

just my 2cents