Necromunda: Glamming Up New House Escher Minis

Take a look at these new Clan Escher women – all painted up from GW:

Necromunda arrives in November and that is closer than you think. It looks like activity is starting to perk up after a couple months of quiet.

GW said:

“These alternative Eschers from the Specialist Games team are just some examples of the many ways you can paint the Necromunda Underhive gangs for yourself…”

~Which one’s your favorite? I’m Morbid Mavens all the way – but with red rose motifs added.  Can’t resist Dia De Los Muertos themes…

  • Monty Ithes

    they must have new painters? or just a very different direction?

    • James Regan

      I think probably the direction- they’ve always been very ‘technically’ skilled, but the need to paint to standardised or vaguely replicable colour schemes seems to have caused a lot of problems with studio painting. I think marketing has been making them paint models so they just look like better versions of what a complete novice might achieve, with only standouts like harlequins seeming to be truly good. Someone probably just said ‘yeah, just take free reign on these ones, we’ve already got the ‘recommended techniques’ models, so do whatever you want.

    • The minis were painted by Specialist Games, they’re very different from standard GW paint scheme, but quite similar to bloodbowl

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. These are most likely FW painters, which imo is the much better team these days.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      That is the FW method of painting these days. Which all specialist games are painted in. IT is a more comic book style of painting focusing on a lot more blending versus line highlighting.

  • ZeeLobby

    Some great schemes. Getting pretty excited.

  • Mike X (Official)

    Eh, honestly they need bigger boobs.

    • frank


  • frank

    Do these gangs still have juves?

    • carlisimo

      The original game didn’t have juves or heavies in the starter box, so there’s still hope.

      • frank

        That is my hope as well.

  • mreindl

    Cultural appropriation everywhere….

    • Valeli

      But…. But…. Including women is diversityb but appropriation is bad!

      Oh noes.

      Does. Not. Compute.

      (I wouldn’t paint them this way, but think they’re still done up nicely. Very excited for release.)

      • mreindl

        Exactly. Would a feminist Latina be conflicted over these?

    • frank

      If you think this is inappropriate wait till you get a load of the Rat Skins.

      • Sleeplessknight

        If you think the Ratskins are bad, check out the old GW Pygmies.

        • frank

          Seen them in person on many occasions. The local game-store owner used to have them. Would say something like that wouldn’t fly today but Privateer Press Gatormen would beg to differ haha.

        • euansmith

          I hope that the Perry Twins feel suitably embarrassed by their work on that range. Even back in 1985 they were toe-curlingly inappropriate; heck they would be more at home in 1895. They’ve done a lot of sterling work since; and the minis they make for African armies these days seem more informed by historical research than caricatured stereotyping.

          • frank

            haha like I honestly think they made the ratskins that way last minute when the original confrontation dogskins concept was scrapped. They looked like some homeless guys who had just killed some family dogs and are now wearing the half preserved carcass as hats and using their blood for warpaint after a grizzly meal. I bet the studio thought Natives was less offencive than the original concept like just look at that concept art talk about grimdark.

    • Mathew G. Smith

      From what, French circuses?

      • euansmith

        This must be where the Soleil Auxilia recruit from?

        • DJ860

          Haha, YES!

    • phobosftw

      You triggered bro?

      • mreindl

        Nah, but I certainly did it to a lot of people 😀

        • ZeeLobby

          LoL. Yeah. I’m really getting tired of this whole internet thing. People stopped going outside so they could fight an online culture war :P.

    • DJ860

      Not sure if serious or joke.

      • mreindl

        Wasn’t serious. Either I just like to see things burn, or I just threw it out there because I wanted to before someone else did.

    • Chaos_United_8

      Not sure where I see the “appropriation”.

    • ILikeToColourRed

      in what? painting a skull on your face is culturally appropriating?

    • Sonic tooth

      Thought I’d unsubscribed from vice/dangerous minds….Mustv been wrong. Hey, Next time you dress up for Halloween, dont forget to remind yourself that you’re appropriating Irish culture

      • mreindl

        My wife’s part Irish, so I have permission.

        • Sonic tooth

          Maybe the painters wife is Mexican oooooooooooooohhhh



  • Boondox

    Slaanesh cultists unite!!

  • thereturnofsuppuppers

    Not sure about the paint scheme. Something about the FW paintjobs looks strange.

    • Andy Wise

      I like the schemes generally – I think it’s the execution that’s off. IMHO FW minis you see from official GW sources simply don’t get painted to the same quality as core GW models (vehicles / titans aside). They’re still way better than average but not up to the standard of the ‘eavy metal team. They have a less precise / clean style (maybe intentional) and seem to be a lot busier colours wise.

      • ZeeLobby

        LoL. So funny how subjective painting is. I think these are light years better than the core team, which does a very “paint by colors” approach to everything (for a reason). Just compare the new FW primaris tank (battle worn and dirty) to the new GW primaris tank (plastic and toy like) and the difference is pretty obvious.

        • Muninwing

          i’ve seen so much of the “dirty” weathering that it’s now a bit too much for me. somewhere in the middle is perhaps more desirable — showing some use, but also showing that it’s been maintained with pride.

          • ZeeLobby

            True. FW paints models like they’re in a battle. GW like they’re doing parade duties. I do think a mix is good, but when colors are too clean it comes across as cartoony to me.

        • Andy Wise

          It’s great though isn’t it? I actually really like the fact that gw as an overall company has some diversity in terms of their style. Vive la difference 🙂

          • ZeeLobby

            I mean I think they primarily do it to show off the details on the model, which is cool. Personally as a painter I think the technique is pretty uninteresting/lazy. I much prefer FW’s blend highlighting over edge highlighting and drybrushing.

  • Rob brown

    Someone in another thread said these models are ugly… they must have been barmy. They look awesome! Necromunda and Nids. Can’t wait for November!

    • zeno666

      They look ok. Not super impressed.
      GW have problems sculpting female faces, and with all the corpse paint on these ones its hard to tell.

  • Simon Chatterley

    I do really like these…they are a great update on the Escher I have already but from the looks will still integrate with what I have already.

    • Severius_Tolluck

      Old ones make great juves due to scale creep.

  • Ben_S

    House Escher, not Clan.

    • Rob brown

      For the Scots amongst us it means the same thing.

      • Ben_S

        But Necromunda is not in Scotland.

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Necromunda Website is now live

    Looks really really great! Would recommend watching the game play video. First impressions is that it will be ‘similar’ to the original Necromunda but it certainly has some changes to, that will make it unique from the original or Shadow War. I love that one of the stats is called the ‘cool’ factor – as in how well a ganger does under pressure.

    Contents looks quiet spiffy and it appear the box itself is incorporated to be part of the Underhive. Seems GW are delineating between the ‘Underhive’ and ‘Upperhive’. The Underhive is going to focus on play within the tunnel and warrens of the depths of a city i.e more; whilst the Upperhive is focused on the more open spaces/industrial machinery i.e. more 3D. Rules for the Upperhive are going to be in the first supplement called Gang War

    I was a little on the fence about this reboot, but now I feel please with whats coming!

    • kloosterboer


      NECROMUNDA: GANG WAR ( supplement)

      The rules included with the Necromunda: Underhive boxed game cover battles set in the claustrophobic tunnels beneath the hives – but gangs also clash above ground, amid sprawling machinery that fills vast domes from ground to ceiling. Necromunda: Gang War is a set of rules that allow the players to use 3D terrain in their games, bringing a literal new dimension to their battles – and also an incredibly detailed campaign system, in which 2-6 (or more!) players develop their gangs, fight for territory and dominate the other Houses.

    • Ben_S

      I think it’s all underhive or, at most, in the lower part of the hive city (the boundaries from the underhive being somewhat blurred). Surely not in the upper hive (spire).

      • I_am_Alpharius

        The Gang War supplement blirp literally says that it contain rules for the more open space and industrial machinery of the upperhive!

        • Ben_S

          This suggests either than GW have massively retconned the whole structure of the hive or, probably more likely, that they’re not competent English users.

    • Richard Palmer

      Plus they appear to be catering for older players by including rules for previous gangs through ‘Legacy Gangs’, although quite what that will be is anyone’s guess.

      • I_am_Alpharius

        If its like the BB legendary team rosters. The it will rules for all the gangs from back in the day to be used as a “get you by” until new models are done or as the rules if they don’t plans to do that make a particular gang – which doubt, as I imagine they intend to redo them all and likely add more.

  • 301stFeinminsterArmoured

    I can has Vervunhive Irregulars?