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"The Unkindness" - Escher Gang I

We hold our heads up to the sky
And know that we will never die
As long as we stand side by side
As long as we can see the ravens fly!

Ravens fly! Ravens fly!

Raven's Flight - Amon Amarth

Hi guys and gals! It is time, once again, for The Art of Caesura!

This week marks the beginning of a project that I've been working away on in the background for the past few weeks, my first Necromunda gang: The Unkindness!

I feel like I have so much to say and show you, so I'm going to split it over a few weeks to try to get it all out. Today we'll start with the first three gangers I've painted.

I have this strange affinity to Necromunda. I've still never played it and these are the first models I've painted for it (aside from the terrain, here and here), but I love the lore and the aesthetic and the idea of the rules. I like skirmish, campaign-style games where your dudes grow and change and die; the stakes are higher and you feel more connected to each character. 

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