Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Yellow Jackets Circular: Issue 3

Yellow Jacket Circular Issue 3

Greetings ladies, it’s been a productive time in the Underhive recently, the trucks are up and running and already earning us credits, the servo haulers we ‘purchased’ from the mechanicum are scheduled for delivery some time this cycle which means the machine shop can officially open for trade - put the word out, the Yellow Jackets are in the hotrod business!

Item 1:
In the truck’s debut outing the gang successfully managed to escort the guilder’s cargo out of the region, admittedly that hulking monstrosity those Squats have recruited did make off with some stash but we made up for it by pinching some rival loot [Editor: You say ‘we’ it was the other Escher gang, we were working with...]

Item 2:
We need to talk about Jimmy the Stimm... that lunatic has somehow got himself a motorbike and is becoming a real problem - he even attacked the boss! [Editor: Don’t worry boss, you can barely see the bruises]. Speculation is rife that there is something wrong with that boy, no matter how many times we see him drop he turns up again! We are recruiting a Delaq spy to find out what’s going on, just as soon as we can find one of the bald-headed bastards...

Item 3:
With the credit haul from the caravan mission we’ve recruited some fresh blood, the twins Amber & Alexandrine join us from cross-hive and Jewel from up-hive. Rosché is a champion joining us from another gang and is a dab hand with a stiletto sword [Editor: rumours that she carved up her last gang should be largely ignored, but keep an eye on her just in case]. Our illustrious overseer in House Escher has assured us that they will be valuable additions to the Yellow Jackets so please welcome them to the fold.

Item 4:
We’ve had some more armour delivered so if you’re still running about in last seasons flak armour, come see the QM for an upgrade. Things are getting ugly out there and you need to be not dying on us.

That’s it for this Circular, rumours are going round that shit is about to go DOWN soon so sharpen those blades ladies, we need to be ready!

[Rad-bowl Yellow Jackets, Gang rating 1,775, reputation 14, turf size 1]

Yellow Jackets Circular: Issue 2

Yellow Jackets Circular: Issue 2

This issue we have a special announcement from Lady Geneva, our illustrious Spire Mistress! In a personal interview she said “Welcome back from your vacation ladies, glad to see you’re all alive and in one piece - now get back to work before I turn you all into Corpse Starch!”

Item 1:
Whoever orchestrated the shoot out with those meat head goliaths, you’re losing your supplement and shower access this week - what were you thinking?? You’re just lucky nobody died, Yazmin is worth more than you so you’re paying her medical bill.

Item 2:
If you want to see how a shoot out should be done, watch the official Escher training video where the boss demonstrates how to go toe-to-toe with a Goliath, for those who don’t have a vidcaster - an overcharged plasma pistol and a fast draw holster should do the job so start saving up those credits!

Item 3:
Rumours abound of some bald mutants running about in our area, if you see one engage it with extreme (and we mean really extreme) prejudice. If they come in a pack, shout for help and then start killing, just watch out for any extra limbs

Item 4:
The runts we engaged a while back have recruited a Brute of significant proportions but don’t worry he may be big but he’s slow and a good dose of chem-synthed toxin number 5 should drop him in no time.
We think.

Item 5:
The guilders, recognising the primacy of House Escher have hired us to safeguard a land train in a couple of weeks. Our tame mechanics are hard at work getting the truck ready so standby for a quick call to action.

Item 6: 
We need to address the fact that the local business in our territory are scrimping with their tributes and although the coffers are quite healthy at the moment let’s not let them get away with credit-pinching. House advice is to practice your glares.

That’s it for issue 2 ladies, now go out and do House Escher proud!
[Rad-bowl Yellow Jackets, Gang rating: 1280, Reputation: 13, Turf 1]

Yellow Jackets Circular: Issue 1

Yellow Jacket Circular: Issue 1

The gang has been a bit slack of late so the boss decided we need to put out a newsletter to raise gang morale. Shame we didn’t get it out in time to get them going last week, turning up late to the party isn’t a good start...

Anyway, item 1:
Props to Viktoria for her recent victory in the pit, standing proud for the YJs on a big pile of corpses! Some called her tactics cowardly but ya know what? They’re dead and she’s not, so what does it matter? [Its only cowardice if she loses - Editor]. You Juves could all learn a valuable lesson in situational awareness, no point charging headlong into a Goliath brawl, not whilst the renderizers are still revving!

Item 2:
Anyone looking for some more gear? The boss has been shopping so come by and see if there’s anything you could use. FYI Belladonna, your thing hasn’t arrived yet so quit asking.

Item 3:
The higher-ups in House Escher are giving you the week off to go and do...whatever it is you deviants do in your downtime, just try not to get yourselves killed.

Item 4: 
The boss’s birthday is coming up and she wants a pet. Keep an eye out for something suitable whilst you’re roaming, even if you have to tranquillise it first.

That’s it for the first circular, hope you all found it good reading? [assuming of course that you can all read... - Editor]

[Rad-Bowl Yellow Jackets, Gang Rating: 1265, Reputation:12]

Yellow Jackets first steps

The Rad-bowl Yellow Jackets are an off-shoot of a successful House Escher Gang (the Underhive Hellclaws) located in a neighbouring spire. Yassica Debaine has been tasked with establishing chem supply routes into this part of the underhive and securing territory in preparation for further phases of expansion. She brings with her a group of established gangers and an array of specialist kit designed to stab and las its way through the opposition.

The moot didn’t go to plan and Yassica learned some valuable lessons about the fortitude of Squats. Subsequent battles saw peaks and troughs of fortune but Champion Viktoria is finding life in this part of Necromunda largely to her liking, as is Yasmin who has knocked several fresh notches into the grip of her Needle Rifle. Laina, the trigger happy Juve is still alive (somehow) but there are questions being asked about how many concussions are too many concussions...
Only one Escher has gone to the sump, her injuries proving to be too expensive for the doctor to attempt to fix - it’s a fact that life is cheap in the hive and sometimes credits are better spent elsewhere, like mesh armour and stiletto knives.

A few weeks in and the Yellow Jackets are in pretty good shape but with lots of hard graft still to do.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Rad bowl Yellow Jackets

My journey into the Underhive has been awesome so far. I’ve really enjoyed the games we’ve been playing at the club, in fact I’ve played nothing else since March!

The game is great and the campaign system is really engaging, I’ve spent hours and hours trying to work out how to build and grow my gang as our club campaign has rolled on. We are nearly at the end of our current phase of the campaign and I’m in pretty good shape with a roster of 13 and a rating of 1,775. Below are some pictures and I’ll put up some copies of the Escher newsletter I’ve been writing after the sessions.

Here is my custom caravan for the convoy mission - it can work on its own or be towed by my converted GSC truck.

A big 3v3 game we recently did

Here’s the aforementioned truck

Here are the first 10

This is the leader Yassica Debaine

The Shoot Out ended badly for my girls but I’ve only had one death in the gang - the campaign has not been as kind to some of the other players...