Heres the latest article on the factions that inhabit the Wastelands, this time the Nomads:
The Nomads are an enigmatic group, if a group they can be called, an odd mix of tribal family groups and technically adept raiders.
Whilst they have no real centralised leadership the rovers of the wastes seem to share some obscure unspoken bond of brotherhood and will band together when the need arises. Common folk tend to eye them with suspicion and even a degree of superstition.
It is commonly held that it is bad luck to cross the shadow of a Nomad. Their aura of mystique is largely down to the seclusion in which they live. When they do deign to venture into a bone-yard or settlement (for purposes other than theft) they do so in virtual silence. The only times they will tend to communicate with a townsman is to barter or request services. How the Nomads survive whilst meandering about the wastes is something of a mystery, but their lives are certainly Spartan ones, meaning nomads tend to be lithe, wiry figures, better suited to acts of stealth and light fingered acquisition of goods than open warfare.
However if crossed the Nomads are a baleful force. They will emerge from the dust of the wasteland without warning,. Striking at a target with a mix of feral brutality and eerie precision, usually favouring long ranged weapons, then melt back into the unknown from whence they came.
One of the leading Nomad characters is Hareward. A man of orration, his rousing speeches bind the rag tag Nomads into a society of great importance. He teaches those who will follow him how to live well from the dead wastes. He can find food where others cannot, and thats a powerful skill in this age.
The nomads are a good raiding option, relying on stealth and long range sniping than close combat. I plan on eventually getting myself some as they kind of remind me of the Sand People from Starwars. Ironclad Miniatures produce a range of Victorian science fiction miniatures called the Sanwar and they make perfect proxies with their ragged cloaks and gasmasks.
Ive still got the Mutants to cover and Ive been working on getting some painting done so hope to be able to add some pics of my Wolf Clan once they are finished along with some simple terrain pieces which will allow me to get on with some games!
All the best!