40K RUMORS: Gangs of Commorragh Latest

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Gangs of Commorragh is coming later this month, and the info is starting to drip, drip drip out.

 

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via dakka’s Nvs

Gang of Commorragh includes:

Gang of reavers of commorragh (3)

Gang of feral hellions (5)

2 ruler

Pack of dice

3 Spike of Commorragh (little 3d carton scenery like towers)

Pack of cards

48 page rulebook

The box size is small like lost patrol.

Previous Info

“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.”

~More as it comes in…

 

  • Yeah, this is sounding less Necromunda/Gorkamorka and more keep-the minis-trash-the-game.

    Those are some very small gangs, I’d have thought at least double the number of minis.

    Three spikes…hmm doesn’t really sound like a lot of scenery for a complete game, though I suppose it depends on what they look like etc. Sounds more like you’d need to double up with a mate. I guess it depends upon the game board size. Still, with rulers & scenery in they seem to be aiming at a complete game just as it says, so where is the game board poster? Hordes has a similar number of minis in their starter set but they get a poster. Just sounds a little rushed and not really thought through. Mind these are just rumours so things may turn out differently.

    I hold out hope.

    • Having said this…it might serve as a good game for playing with my kids…with such a small rulebook maybe it will be based on Vedros with some extra rules to capture the speed feel. That should still leave room for some fluff and hellion – reaver colour schemes.

    • georgelabour

      Maybe it’ll be more like dark eldar Quidditch? Or polo…

      That is to say one team of hellions, another of reavers are trying to see who can drop a screaming corpse atop one of the spikes. Scoring is determined by which spike they drop the screaming victim on, and if they merely slam into it or actually get impaled.

      And remember Hellions have those hooks that are orignally meant to grab onto things so they can make quick course corrections. So that will probably also come into play.

      • Drpx

        The golden snitch is a screaming, still-living head with wings attached and as the teams play, Scourges take shots at them.

    • NNextremNN

      I always imagined it as a small game like lost patrol/gorechosen. The box never looked very big it also is a game itself it doesn’t need to provide a lot of stuff for an actual 40K game.

      I don’t really know Necromunda or Gorkamorka but those sounded like skirmish games. This always sounded like a racing boardgame with violence and nothing more.

      I think people wanted this to be something it never was intended to be and are now mad because of their false assumptions.

      • Yes Necromunda & Gorkamorka were skirmish games where both revolved around creating a gang, playing games where your models earn experience gained new skills etc. Basically what GoC is described as.

        The game has scenery so is highly unlikely to be a board game and has not been described by GW as such.

        I don’t think its so much as people hoping this is something it isn’t rather its more of a case of veterans player who fondly remember the specialist games can see obvious parallels. GW must be aware of the desire amongst its customer base for these old games and so it seems odd to pull at the heart strings of older players yet not deliver.

        This is still mostly just rumours so who really knows what the game will have but GW do seem to be unaware of the strong feelings some players have for there games.

        As I said before though, I still hope it will be something more than just a throw away game with some existing minis chucked in.

    • Moonsaves

      I think with these the plan is “get the base pack, get additional rules through White Dwarf”.

      Which works quite well, actually. Lost Patrol is good fun when played with the Terminator rules, and Deathwatch Overkill is equally great with Scions.

      • They could easily add craft world & harlequin eldar. Maybe escaped slaves…

  • Luca Lacchini

    I’m currently building a DE force from my Kill Team base, so if the price is interesting, the cardboard buildings and extra mini-game would be a nice extra bonus.

    • Ben_S

      I’m guessing about £35, same as Lost Patrol and Gorechosen. Not a big saving, but you do get the game extras free.

      • Luca Lacchini

        If the price tag is the same with Gorechosen (another simple game that I enjoy quite a bit), the deal is sealed.
        I already have another 3 reavers from the start collecting DE box, getting some other hellions shouldn’t be too hard on the wallet, and the mini-game/buildings extra sweeten the small discount on the bundled kits.

  • Thatroubleshootah

    This ain’t for me. I don’t collect eldar. The game seems like a way to sel, the minis at a discount

    • ZeeLobby

      Pretty sure this is the case. They’ve agreed to stockholders they’ll never reduce prices, so these are basically little minimal effort loopholes to sell things which aren’t selling.

      I’m just waiting for the Mutilators Wrestling box set.

      • Ben_S

        They could have just done a miniatures bundle at a discount though, like Start Collecting boxes or the tactical squad + transport ones. They didn’t have to add in free game rules.

        • ZeeLobby

          Well eventually you have a “start collecting” box for combos of every miniature in the faction, especially for entire factions which are underselling, and then why sell boxes individually anymore. Maybe if these rules looked complex enough to require effort, but most are pretty shallow. I’m sure their summer interns could throw them together.

      • Shawn

        I’d buy it just so I could paint up the mutliators as Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior!

        • ZeeLobby

          Haha. It could come with an awesome cardboard ring!

          • Shawn

            Yeah! And instead of mutating a weapon, they mutate a catchphrase like “I fear no man, no beast or evil, brother” or “Everybody’s out there wrestling like a robot.” or “How should I prepare? Should I jump off the tallest building in the world? Should I lie on the lawn and let them run over me with lawnmowers? Or, should I go to Africa and let them trample me with raging elephants?”

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        now you’ve said it, it sounds eerily plausible!

      • wibbling

        Workshop have never said they are not going to reduce the price of miniatures. Shareholders want a return on their investment – nothing else. How that is gathered is irrelevant.

        Being rational about it, Workshop have paid for the molds at great expense. If the models are not being sold then the mold isn’t making money.

        It’s better to take a lower profit and sell more than to have it sit there not making the money back.

        • ZeeLobby

          I agree with all of that. I’m pretty sure they did say it though, in one of their yearly reports. I mean things may change now, with new CEO, but it’s always been a policy to not change price on existing models to effect sale. It’s why you see bundles every year, etc.

          • They said they weren’t going to reduce prices but they could increase value. When Dryads were re-boxed for AoS you got more dryads in the box so worked out cheaper but the price of the box wasn’t reduced.

          • ZeeLobby

            Yeah. Sadly we’ll see that happen a lot less often then price changes could be made. It’s pretty much only occured in fantasy, and a change of price only requires a new sticker on the box or new printed boxes, while adding models has multiple impacts both due to unit size limitations/rules and production.

      • Maybe they really had someone in the studio being fancy about a mini-game. You know, as in the days of old where you had such every once in a while in a White Dwarf. Boxes probably tend to cause some minor sales spikes though wheres WD probably didn’t.

        • ZeeLobby

          Well the WD ones were usually made out of love for the game, and love of designing games. It’s just my assumption, but these seem very model driven, rather than game driven.

  • Kritarion

    Yeah, will wait for an unboxing/batrep

  • Allgamer Man

    Just a rumor from tg

  • doughouseman

    I would love a reboot of Necromunda!
    I am not sold on Eldar in a gang game. I will reserve my like/dislike until the rules and background are available. I doubt this has the Necromunda flavor

    • Brandon Rutter

      yeah when they first announced this it sounded like a Necromunda 2.0 or something, new setting obviously. This sounds more like an X-Wing sort of deal, as in dudes flying around at breakneck pace? But reboot Necromunda also pls

  • Ben_S

    I’m waiting to hear the price. The models alone retail at £40. I assume the set will be less. Probably around the £35 of Lost Patrol and Gorechosen, but that’s not much of a saving.

  • Painjunky

    No 40k formations = no sale.

    • Old zogwort

      Actually I do not care that much for a 40k formation since I do not plan to play an dark eldar army. I do however like to play a grimdark dark eldar gorka morka like game, especially if it gives me tons of customization options to build my own cool looking gang.

  • 6Cobra

    “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.”

    Sounds like Necromunda-in-Commorah, to me. Which makes me sad. I’ve been saving my Orlocks for years – many, many years – for a reprint of Necromunda.

  • Drpx

    You know your faction is UP when their boxed sets have them fighting each other.

  • Andrew

    Sounds fun to me. If they have rules for more stuff from the typical DE armies included in the rules (Kabalite warriors, Wyches, etc) I’d love to play it. Not sure why this game is getting the hate on here when we know nothing about it. If its just a mini board game I’ll skip it, but if its Gorkamorka/Necromunda with DE I just might be sold.

  • Huntard

    I feel like with the other typos that it’s supposed to be “spires” and not “spikes”

  • captkaruthors

    Bummer. As a DE player..this game sounds lame. I’m sure the hellions will be a hundred times better than the list entry in the DE codex.