Here at Master of Magics, we like to keep our eyes peeled for interesting and unique armies. The 40k hobby is for many, a labour of love, and it really shows when you see some of the projects people undertake. A while ago, I came across this wonderful mercenary gang of Necromunda made up of Kroot, belonging to one Adam Devitt. It was so sweet, I just had to share it with you all here. Luckily, Adam was more than happy to share his force with us and answer some questions about why he decided to build this Necromunda Kroot Gang.
So, what inspired you to go with the Kroot mercenary gang?
Ever since they fist came out, I’ve always really liked the Kroot. 18 years later, I still think they hold up as really great models. Within the span of a few months, the Kroot got Kill Team rules in White Dwarf, and their first new model in 15 or so years in Blackstone Fortress. Soon after, I found an old box of Kroot sprues from when I was a kid, and I just had to do it. I was signed up for two Necromunda events at Adepticon, and I thought that was a perfect venue to debut them.
What’s the back story for these fine chappies? Where do they come from?
I had a small Kroot Mercenaries army as a kid that, despite how hard I look, is just nowhere to be found. In a way, most of this project was a nod to them, wherever they may be. The sprues these guys are made of are from the same army, so I like to believe they got separated from their group of mercenaries and have been bouncing around the galaxy doing odd jobs since. With their fighting, stealth, and tracking skills, Necromunda just seemed like a great place for them to settle in. If Genestealers, Beastmen, and Squats are fair game, Kroot seem to fit right in.
I have to say I love monkey. What’s that from?
The Monkey is a funny story actually. He actually started out as a sculpting commission I was working on for a client. The job was to sculpt a tank commander based on KC, a Jokaero from Pandorax, a Black Library novel. When the model was done, the client kept on making excuses as to why he couldn’t pay me (Car repair, medical bills, etc…), so I kept him instead. He fit right in with the Jokaero I had in my Inquisitorial army, and eventually I sculpted him some legs and some friends. As I’m writing this, he and his friends have around 48 hours left on Kickstarter, so it’s a happy ending.
Any plans for what you’re going to do next?
As far as future projects, I’d love to expand these guys to include some hounds and a Krootox. Rumor has it they’re revamping the Venator gang rules to be even more flexible, so we’ll see if there’s a good fit rules-wise for them. My fingers have been crossed for a new Kroot Mercenaries codex in 40k, but I’m not holding my breath on that one. I’ve also been working on some models for an Age of Darkness Adeptus Mechanicus force that I’m hoping to get done in the coming months.
Thank you Adam for sharing your gang with us. If you have a unique and interesting army you have been working on and would like to share it with the wider community, then you can contact me via twitter @MTGTengu, and maybe yours will be the next army featured in our showcase. If you have enjoyed today’s article, please like and subscribe to keep up to date with all we do here at Master of Magics. If you want to support the site directly, you can join our Patreon for as little as $1 a month. Until next time though, remember: “If you go looking for trouble, you’re sure to find it”.