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I've recently tried to gather all the information I could on the venators to capture them the best I could. I need to have a clear vision of how they were portrayed in the designer's mind to see what I like in them and how I can make my own interpretation.
- White Dwarf 130: Introduction; background to the planet and hives
- White Dwarf 131: Necromunda Gangs; background to the hive gangs
- White Dwarf 132: Creating a Gang; background and rules for creating a gang including generating equipment, a stash and skills, with a short story
- White Dwarf 137: Combat Rules (first half); game rules for characters, group coherency, game sequence, turns phase, actions, visibility, firing and rules for trading equipment
- White Dwarf 138: Combat Rules (second half); game rules for hand-to-hand combat, hit locations, damage and injuries
- White Dwarf 142: Weapons; rules for weapons
You can find pretty much everything in those articles but I'm going to concentrate on venators.
|imperial commander Lord Helmawr|
They are the second rarest gang after Psyker gangs and mutant gangs (both having a 2,7% rate of getting rolled), far more rare than Clan gangs who represent a 3rd of rolled gangs :
The other source about how the Venators look is obviously the models themselves :
|From the collecting citadel miniatures wiki|
Amongst the numerous gangs available in Necromunda, 2 are actually really intriguing if Venators are of interest to you :
- House Cawdor :
Here's the description you can find about them :
"House Cawdor is the stronghold of the Cult of Redemption. For this reason all of the gangers wear masks in public to hide their faces from the 'infidels' of the other houses. They are known to hunt mutants and heretics to the point of fanaticism (part of the Redemptionist influence) which bring them into conflict with gangs who would utilize them."
And here are the models available when the game was released :
Funny How I see a bunch of mutant/heretics//witch hunters wearing hoods, masks and leather clothes very close in style to the marauder venators ! They even have the nooses all around !
Now let's move on to the redemptionsits which are tied to the cawdor.
- The Cult of the Emperor's Redemption
The Redemptionists are actually a nod to Laserburn (what a coincidence!). Here's the description you can find about them :
" They have an extreme hatred of mutants and deviants from the Imperial creed. The most dedicated among them take up arms and hunt these mutants and deviants. They often wear red robes decorated with flame motifs and favor incendiary weaponry. House Cawdor lends much support to the cult of Redemption and have gone so far as to adopt it as their official religion."
And here are the models made for them :