40K: Gangs of Commorragh Coming Soon

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Games Workshop’s latest box game is coming your way – Get ready for a turf war, Dark Eldar style!

When we first saw the announcement we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Now GW is dropping some new hints for the upcoming box set Gangs of Commoragh! The spires of the Dark City are going to be stained with blood after this game hits shelves…

via Warhammer Community

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“Gangs of Commorragh allows you to recreate the violent skirmish battles for territorial supremacy that are waged constantly in the spires of the Dark City. Take charge of a feral gang of Hellion skyboarders, or a pack of lethal Reavers and carve out your empire in the webway’s last great city.

The box is an entirely self-contained game, giving you everything you need to play, including two gangs, rules and card scenery to recreate the jagged towers of Commorraggah’s forbidding skyline.

You can play quick one-off games, or a full campaign in which your gang will grow and develop as you win battles and claim more territory.”

 

From the sounds of things Gangs of Commorragh sounds like a new spin on the Necromunda setting – only this time the Gangs are Dark Eldar and they like to go FAST! Color me curious. I’ve always wanted a reason to pick-up some Reavers and if they are going to be used in a new boxed game that could be a lot of fun. I’m coming for you Hellions!

 

The Dark Eldar are getting some love…but maybe not where they needed it the most.

  • Iconoc1ast

    Might be pretty cool!

  • ZeeLobby

    Honestly depends on the scenery. Might be cool, and I have no issue with card. It would have been a great way to release some xemos terrain, but alas…

  • frankelee

    Will it be the Dark Eldar Necromunda :D, or the Dark Eldar Gorkamorka 🙁

    • Heinz Fiction

      A mix of both would be cool.

      • nurglitch

        Dark Eldar Gorkamunda.

        • memitchell

          Yeah, that’s what it sound like.

    • bobrunnicles

      Gorkamorka was great! Mad Max with Orks!

    • Severius_Tolluck

      There was a pseudo company approved community made gorkamorka dark elder game called dark city circa 2001-2003 was great fun!

  • Sounds good so far…

  • Simon

    Yeah, Gorkamorka in the skies!

    • I’d like to see games where you capture or kill run away slaves instead of collecting scrap. Maybe the slaves escaped or maybe they were just set loose for fun…

  • georgelabour

    So a combination of Necromunda and Gorkamorka, but with S&M space elves on hover boards?

    Interesting.

    • Golden Yak

      Also jetbikes.

      • georgelabour

        Yeah but those weren’t in back to the future 2. So…invalid.

  • Xodis

    Give me some Terrain, some D/Eldar gangs, and a RPG-esqe advancement system and Ill be sold. Would also be neat to see some of the other “gangs” from Necromunda pay a visit as well….shouldn’t be too hard to justify in the narrative, we all know how the DEldar love their play things.

    • ZeeLobby

      LoL. Maybe I’ve just become too pessimistic, but there’s no way it’ll be that much. My guess is it’ll be like the khorne mini arena game.

      • Xodis

        Yeah, that would be cool having a 40K version for a bunch of Generic HQ 1 v 1’s, but I seriously hope its not that. Seems like it would step on Khorne’s shtick too do that.

        • ZeeLobby

          Eh, why? DE fight in arenas like all the time. And it won’t be like that, they’ll be on jetbikes and skyboards. None of their new games have any real progression. And I think they’d need to hire some quality game designers before they went down that road. Still doesn’t mean Necromunda won’t eventually be copy and pasted down the road (which is still a great thing!)

          • Xodis

            Im not saying it doesn’t fit the narrative, just that if they do an arena style DEldar game, then it pretty much eliminates anything except a direct copy/paste of a Khorne game.
            With DEldar it could fit a Necromunda style game or an arena game like you said, best to take the option that doesn’t step on the toes of a future board game.

          • ZeeLobby

            I don’t see how fast past battling through the spires of cities with jetbikes and skyboards armed with guns while on combat drugs is even remotely close to 4 guys fighting in a pit. That’s just the level of complexity I’d expect. The board will be larger, they’ll be obstacles to dodge. Etc. Like racing through a canyon/dogfighting I’d imagine. But I really doubt any progression or advanced character building.

          • Xodis

            I think if it was as simple as you expect it to be it would be entirely the same game, only re-skinned like a video game. Without some added complexity they might as well release “Gorechosen in Space this time with Dark Elves!”

            It might not have a Necromunda level of character building/progression but its going to need a little more than what Gorechosen has (none) to make it unique and standout, unless it is just a way to offload some full shelves.

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean Calth and Prospero were pretty much avenues to sell Horus Heresy models, with very little replay-ability or complexity. This is just what I’ve come to expect from GW proper. The only games with depth so far are really just re-makes of older games.

          • memitchell

            Z…I love you man! So, I am going to quit correcting you every time you dis Calth and Prospero. But, that don’t mean I’m not screaming NOOOO!!! at the screen. 😉

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. I love you to. And no hard feelings. I can only speak from personal experience with my local stores and gaming groups, but I’d say maybe 90% of the people who purchased them did so just for the minis (literally watched a guy throw the cardboard in the trash, lol!). The rest played in store maybe twice, and then never really brought it up anymore. They enjoyed it, there just was little reason to play it again (their words not mine). After watching another group play one, I could understand that sentiment, as well as their same response.

          • memitchell

            If the folks who bought the games just for the minis made the games possible in the first place, I love them, too. But, folks who play games that revolve around gathering wood and raising sheep? I’m not sure I even like them.

          • ZeeLobby

            Like I said. You have to have an unhealthy relationship with the fluff to really enjoy them, haha. They play a lot of mansions of madness, pandemic, KDM, Blood Bowl, Guild Ball, even some custom made Space Hulk scenarios. But no one’s had a desire to return to these newer games. That’s all I’ve seen.

          • memitchell

            The ONLY thing wrong with gaming is gamers.

          • ZeeLobby

            Eh. Most gamers have limited time, so they just tend to pick games which are better value for the money. Any game you get multiple plays out of is always greater value.

          • Xodis

            True, but that doesnt mean they cant, as I said originally a simple PvP game would be fun, but I hope for more.

          • ZeeLobby

            Nothing wrong with hoping. I just shared my doubts. I could see maybe one of your hopes coming true, halfheartedly, but the full list just seemed crazy (haha, no offense intended).

          • Xodis

            None taken, its GW 1 step forward and 2 steps back sometimes. They have a lot of work to do to earn back most fans trust.

          • Joshua Boyle

            Deathwatch Overkill is a fantastic game that I keep coming back to. In my opinion, it is an improved version of space Hulk.

          • memitchell

            Better’n Space Hulk! Now, THAT is crazy talk! 😉

            I like it, too. Space Hulk has those moments in the movie when the music is spooky. And, then all hell breaks loose. DW:OK is just the all hell part. Hell, Yeah!

  • Brandon Rutter

    Damn. So no Slyth in my gangs, huh?

    • Golden Yak

      Expansions, maybe.

  • Solaq

    Sounds like a cross between Gorkamorka and Necromunda. I’m sold.

    • Yeah, if thats how it is then GW are gunna have to try hard to put me off.

      I suppose they could easily have different gangs just with different markings. I’m not sure there are that many weapon options to provide quite the same variety as GM or Necromunda. Still the potential is definitely there and with the full DE range behind them there is plenty of scope for conversion, always a plus.

      • Zethnar

        I dunno, after they gutted the RPG system in Warhammer Quest I’m going to have to wait and see on this one. If the campaign system turns out to be nicely fleshed out (like Necromunda) then this is probably going on the shopping list.

  • captkaruthors

    I was hoping for something more innovative..or at least something that could improve their crappy codex…like a formation or something. As a dark eldar player myself…I give this a resounding..Meh.

    • ConradToskan

      This is propably more innovative than some crappy formation…

      • Painjunky

        Ill take a formation over another boxed game that will gather dust on the shelf any day.

  • Kijg

    If they follow death masque then maybe a squad with special rules and formations to use in 40K
    Also hoping the return of Necromunda 😛

    • captkaruthors

      I would also like to see the return of Necromunda. It was the one of the best designed games GW ever made. Hit all the right beats and was easy to teach people quickly. I wish they would do that for the new edition of 40k. The game now is far to overwhelming for a new player that it’s almost a turn off.

  • Ben_S

    I’m a fan of both Necromunda and GoMo, but I doubt this will be anything like either. I assume it will be more like Gorechosen or the Scout/Genestealer game. Probably a good deal if you want the models, but I’m not expecting much of the game. I’d love to be proven wrong though!

    • memitchell

      I think it could easily be more like Imperial Knights: Renegade (with terrain).

    • Brandon Rutter

      yeah I was joking about the Sslyth lol- when I heard the name of the game originally I had visions of some like running battle in the alleys, corridors, w/e, of Commorragh with all kinds of weird things possible in your gang(like the Sslyth, or any of the crazy Dark Eldar units). Sort of a Necromunda, but obviously totally different setting, maybe some tweaked Necro’ rules. then I saw the box and saw it was more of an aerial combat game I guess?
      so I am sure It will still be cool, just not what flashed through my imagination when I first heard of it. just disappointed about not getting any experience points for my Sslythe/Fiend/Mandrake gang.

  • 6Cobra

    This sounds pretty cool.. but if it’s in lieu of a new Necromunda I’m going to be one disapointed dude.

    Given a choice I’d chose a human setting where there are more nuanced moral and narrative threads than a Dark Eldar one where it’s just super-evil space elves killing each other.

    • ZeeLobby

      It’s not going to be anywhere close to Necromunda. It’s going to be a way to sell jetbikes and hellions which are sitting on shelves. Think Khorne mini-game.

      • Djbz

        They could have sold plenty of them as they’re great looking models , but decided their rules had to suck.
        (Disclaimer: Reavers only suck if opponent has any ignores cover shooting because of their terrible armour save)

        • ZeeLobby

          Yeah, I actually had a bunch. My eagerness to play them ended with the cover ignoring wave serpents. They’d be great if they actually provided the 3+ armor save their craftworld cousins get for “reasons”

          • Djbz

            Even the 4+ they had in 3rd edition would be something.
            (Then the armour boost would at least match the craftworlds)
            Hellions would want their extra attack and jink back at the very least

  • rtheom

    Ah yes, an excellent way to push out some minis that we know aren’t selling. :p But yeah, this sounds like it could be kinda cool. I’ll wait for a rules leak before I make my decision, but if it’s anything like the Khorne game, I’ll be excited.

  • Andrew

    Nice! This actually sounds really cool!

  • Painjunky

    As a DE player this is disappointing.

    I don’t want to go around trying (and failing) to convince people to play this.
    I just want some rules for 40k that don’t suck. Why is this so hard?

    • Benoit Tremblay

      We can have both.

  • wasted1138

    40k meets x-wing?

  • Dennis J. Pechavar

    Is this a cheaper way to get Reavers and Hellions for my 40K army? I hope so!

  • krisbrowne42

    I’ll be excited when I can put Tantalus on the board and see how the Reavers do with it.. Narrative FTW.

  • Eldanesh

    I’ll likely buy it for the models, but like everything GWs done with the new spinoff games, it’s probably just that, a discount model delivery vehicle.

    What concerns me is how the models in these sets will fit into 8th Ed. 40K. Are they using these games to sell off stock they know no one will buy once the Sigmarification of 40K happens?

  • Peter Lee

    Am I seeing things….GW actually giving a non-imperial faction some love and one that I play. I’m not sure how I’m suppose to feel about it.