I ws going to use the extensive range of easy to convert official GOMC-1 minis, then I woke up
There are worse companies about than GW and I still use their products... face it, most industries are pretty nasty. If I went truly ethical I think stopping using GW products is about 130th on my list. I've stopped buying GW stuff, but only because I don't play any of their games. I play SST and Gangs because they are really good. Simple. I play urban war and confrontation because the figures are brilliant.
Anyway, I'm on a crusade to convert people to GOMC-1 and if the millions of GW figs out there can be used we're halfway there
A rifle is a rifle..... so that one can be a las rifle, stump gun etc.... Same for the rest of the gang.
If people spent less time harping on about how bad GW is and more time promoting the good stuff the gaming world would be a brighter place, you don't convert anyone by attacking what they believe in.
And £400 of forge world city ruins certainly improve the look of a gaming table
It's a no-brainer really, all those kids who won't try GOMC-1 because it isn't GW, just tell them to bring along a dozen imperial guard or similar and you are sorted.... orcs etc.. as mutants. Once they've played a few times they'll be hooked, maybe move onto more mongoose stuff. My latest gang is made from imperial guard, beastmen and mordheim humans (gang leader also has some marine bits for his shell armour).
Anyone who plays necromunda will have plenty of stuff to try gangs with.
'try this with your gw figs' much better than 'stop playing that, it's crap' etc..