Taking a momentary break from playtesting Beyond the Gates of Antares, his forthcoming science-fiction game, Rick Priestley came up with a great idea: the Hansa Nairoba Painting Challenge. Rick explains:
Below you can see our Hansa model – Hansa Nairoba painted by Golem Painting Studio. I plan to tell you a bit more about our Hansa Nairoba character soon, and it would be great if we could feature more models painted by you – doesn’t matter what style – it’d be really interesting to see how many different interpretations we can come up with. I have my own Hansa – my paint jobs can’t really compete with ace painters like our own André Amián or Golem Painting Studio – and it would interesting to see just how many interpretations we can come up with.
So – if you have a photo of your painted Hansa that you would be willing to share please post pics of your creation on our forums. I’ll sort through and pick out a varied selection to show – and we’ll get the Warlord guys to pick out a favourite too. If we pick your model as our favourite we’ll include it in our beta rulebook as well.
Hansa Nairoba of the Freeborn is a notorious Mercenary Commander and Adventurer – the best in all of Determinate space in the opinion of many CoCom Agents. Hansa himself would certainly agree with them: sometime gunrunner, revolutionary leader, military commander, trader in the esoteric and dealer in secrets, his reputation alone is worth a battalion of assault troopers.
Ever prepared for a fight, Hansa carries a light compression carbine – a deadly if notoriously demanding weapon – together with a hefty plasma pistol for when the fighting gets up close and personal. The cylindrical packs attached to his battle armour carry slinger grenades: tiny, powerful explosive charges that can be set or hurled as required. The armoured panels on Hansa’s suit are fitted with Concord manufactured hyper-light shield generators powerful enough to deflect practically any missile.