GW: Necromunda Pre-Orders Go Live

The Necromunda Invasion has begun! Take a look at what’s coming from GW this weekend.

via Games Workshop

Necromunda: Underhive

House Escher Collection

House Goliath Collection

Necromunda: Gang War

Necromunda Barricades and Objectives

 

Necromunda Terrain Collection

Keep an eye on the shipping date for these – Nov. 24, 2017!

  • SWISSchris

    Can’t wait to see how someone else paints these minis. The scheme we’ve seen on the promotional Eschers just doesn’t do it for me at all.

    At this rate I’d pick up an individual gang if one appeals in the future as the “terrain” in the boxed game is laughable at best; just some straight walls?

    • I_am_Alpharius

      They’re barricades and doorways/hatches. Don’t forget the Core set is representing the depths of the Underhive where it is all tunnels, pipes, claustrophobic and no light at all. Whereas the Gang War supplement has the rules for fighting in the more open Mechicum Factory Zones.

      • SWISSchris

        No I realise what it’s meant to represent but as someone who played the original I’m not really that target audience for this heavily stripped down set. Just my opinion, if it appeals to you then by all means go for it : )

        • I_am_Alpharius

          I played the 90’s set too. The idea with this core set is that it is an entire game in a box i.e. you don’t need anything else if you don’t want to. They also did not wish to force hobbyist into having to purchase and then build a pile of scenery to start playing. Rules wise the “2d” and “3d” game are identical.

          • SWISSchris

            Umm, you really don’t need to explain what this is to me. Are you GW marketing dept, as you sound like it? I can see perfectly well what it is and it’s not for me. That is all.

            But my interest in Necromunda means I’m sill keen to discuss the set and keep up with the news on the new models. To each their own – not here for the hard sell.

          • Dave Gruel

            I think he needed to explain it to your ape brain, “as the “terrain” in the boxed game is laughable at best” I_am_Alpharius pointed out the terrain in the box fits the motif of the boxed game.

            Keep hating dude.

          • SWISSchris

            My opinions are just motivated by my own love for certain elements of 40k, a universe I’ve been playing in for about 26 years now. Just because I don’t like every product GW sells doesn’t make me a “hater”, “dude”. Oh internet, never change.

            To address your point though; yes, you have correctly identified that I’m not keen on the “motif” of this boxed game. You don’t need my permission to still enjoy it yourself though : )

            Glad to see you made a new account just to insult me – “ape brain”, I am so hurt : D

          • Dave Gruel

            You’re still oblivious to why you were in the wrong replying to I_am_Alpharius proving my ape brain joke right.

            Keep being passive aggressive bro.

          • SWISSchris

            Nope, not oblivious to it at all, thank you.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Nope not affiliated with GW. Just someone who actually bothers to read the various articles GW have published about the game and its design.

          • SWISSchris

            But I have read plenty from GW on this… and I still don’t like the product. Please don’t assume you know what I have read.

            It’s simply just not to my taste. They may well have achieved what they were aiming for, but it’s not something I would like to invest in at this time because, to me, I feel it is inferior to the GW games I already play.

          • I_am_Alpharius

            Not in a single one of my replies was I trying to alter your mind as to whether you, personally, would purchase the box or alter your taste for this updated version of Necromunda.

            I was merely reacting to your comment of:“the “terrain” in the boxed game is laughable at best; just some straight walls?”. This sentence and ending phrase of a question, strongly implied that you were surprised by the terrain included and confused as to why they are “just some straight walls” – almost as if this was the first time you had seen the box set and its contents.

            No need to jump down ones (and others) throats for engaging with your question in a friendly manner.

          • SWISSchris

            Fair point. When I read the replies to my original post it did feel like you were trying to tell me my opinion was wrong but I can see you weren’t trying to do that now. (To be honest I didn’t really expect any replies – I was just making an off the cuff comment . Many posts I make just go completely unnoticed!)

            More accurately, from when I first saw it I was surprised by the style of terrain they went for here as my preference is strongly for a more traditional battlefield with 3d terrain, just this article happened to be the one that I posted this view on. Comparing 90s Necromunda to this release it feels like the 90s one was a better value product, though the models were certainly more basic (but in keeping with the other GW plastics at the time).

            I know it’s mainly done to push sales of the new plastic industrial terrain, but part of me misses the GW of old where they’d actively encourage, through WD, making your own terrain, which I found to be a really cool part of the hobby.

  • Raven21001

    Do you need the main core game in order for Gang war rulebook to work?

    Cause i have no interest in 2d necromunda

    • ZeeLobby

      All signs point to yes. So box + book.

      • Raven21001

        yeah cause i noticed the rulebook is not out solo, so i presumed so.

    • Cergorach

      If you have no interest in 2d Necromunda you can either:
      #1 Leave
      #2 Buy both the boxed set and the Gang war book

      Also keep in mind that the cardpacks hold cards that aren’t in the main boxed set.

      I like the ability to play both! Some people can be convinced to play a boardgame with miniatures, but not a miniatures wargame or skirmish game…

      • ZeeLobby

        But I’m assuming the card options are in the book? That’d be a real shame if to have all the “rules” you have to buy the cards as well.

        • Cergorach

          I have no clue about their inclusion in the book. It being GW, it can go both ways. I ordered one of everything, so I’ll see when I get them…

          Also new Warhammer Quest cards!

          • ZeeLobby

            I’d hope so. I had always assumed the cards were game assists not mandatory.

            And I’ll take some new WHQ cards!

          • Allaire

            The tactic’s cards aren’t in the book anywhere. You either get some in the core box or you buy the card packs. Thank god that they’re optional

        • I_am_Alpharius

          No. The rules on how to use them, in game are optional. The tactic cards are rules themselves are not printed in the rulebook. The cards in the core box are a mostly generic ones. But there are 4 unique ones for each gang. The additional card packs, for each gang, contain additional generic card and gang specific ones. They are different to the ones in the core set.

          • ZeeLobby

            Hmm. That’s a shame. I guess they’re an optional addition, but it would have been nice to have some affordable package for all the rules.

      • ZeeLobby

        Also your option #1 doesn’t really work if he wants the rules but not 2d. Currently your locked into buying 2d if you want the rules.

      • kobalt60

        I think the problem people seem to have is the belief that it plays like the HH boxes, true boardgames with 40k figures. This is just necromunda on a zone mortalis table. Or just climbing off the towers and skulking thru tunnels

    • I_am_Alpharius

      100% yes.

    • SWISSchris

      Buy Gang War and the parts of the core set you want from ebay splitters, if you have no interest in Goliaths or Esher or the “terrain” in this set.

      I’d go for single gang box of my choice, Gang War supplement, whatever I need from the 2d game from ebay splitters.

    • LankTank

      Maybe buy Underhive then sell the gangers? SHould be able to recuperate a bit of the cost to get the rulebook then you can get Gang War.
      But if you like the models, its what $40 USD more than buying each gang separately? Then you also get the tiles which are fully compatible with zone mortalis, tokens, cards etc. I can see however that initial Necromunda players who have full armies can be frustrated that they need to buy core set to get the rule book. But I do appreciate GW is at least releasing the gangers seperately. My friends are waiting for me to buy the core box then will jut buy their individual gangs. So nice of them to make me front the main cost XD

  • ZeeLobby

    Still might end up being an impulse buy for me. I would have definitely bought the rules separate if possible. Just converted the gangs, and bought some dice. $155 for two gangs I’m meh about and 2D terrain I don’t want seems like a lot though. Hopefully the rules show up separate.

    • Cergorach

      Maybe buy online, I’m out about €120 for the box, the book, two dice sets and two card sets…

      • ZeeLobby

        Yeah. I almost always buy with a discount. Normally I’d just go with eBay, as for their core games buying multiple starters and reselling excess rulebooks is a thing. But I’m not sure why someone would buy multiples of this…

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Andy Hoare said on the WH-Tv twitch stream that there are no plans to sell the Core Rules book separately. The Core set is intended to work as a game in a box that works by itself without the need for any expansions items if desired.

      • ZeeLobby

        Which is fine, but fulfilling that purpose doesn’t somehow mean they can’t release a separate book. I mean I know why they wouldn’t ($$$), but still.

        • I_am_Alpharius

          Besides the money aspect. Be honest, apart from 40K and AoS, how often, now or in the past, have GW ever sold “boxed game” rules separately when there is a “boxed game” set is available to purchase. I’m sure there maybe one or two? but it is not a lot, thats for sure.

    • LankTank

      Yup I just impulsively pre-ordered Undehive and the gang war book for $130USD. Was too good a price to stop and think about

  • 6Cobra

    Are those juves I see way in the back of both gangs..?

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Not really. Whilst Juvies are in the game via the Gang War book, model wise you can use any of the ones in the kits. End of the day, a Juvie is a new recruit, it does not mean it needs a slightly smaller model, like they where sculpted to be back in the 90’s – FW have not opted for that root. Does not of course mean FW won’t do some Juvie specific models in resin, like they have done extra players in Bloodbowl.

      • Allaire

        $25+ for a single model and folks in the US will have to order internationally.

    • kobalt60

      The separate book has juves, and campaign rules, apparently