Necromunda Nears – Next Week’s News

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Necromunda will be up for pre-order on November 11th, come take a look at what you can grab.

Necromunda is around the corner. And whether you’re an experienced Hiver or just a Juve who’s still wet behind the ears, soon you’ll have your chance to wade into the Underhive and male a name for yourself. Or die a horrible, agonizing, ignominious death trying. Odds are real good on that last part. Life is cheap on the Hive, and worth even less underneath.

via Warhammer Community

First up, we’ve got an interview with the developers of the game, check it out:

Featuring a revitalised, more dynamic take on the classic ruleset you love, new models and new ways to play, this edition of Necromunda promises to be perfect for fans old and new. If you’re a seasoned ganger with several cycles of gang warfare already under your belt, then you’ll love the chance to see Necromunda realised in more detail than ever before, while if you’re a mere juve, the game is now simple to pick up and learn thanks to the Underhive boxed set.

In Necromunda: Underhive, you’ll find everything you need to get started with Necromunda, with rules, terrain, two customisable multipart gangs and more. Meanwhile, when you’re ready to take your game to the next level, the Gang War expansion contains rules for playing on 3D terrain and running deep campaigns with 2 or more players, using skill trees, territory tables, an expanded gang armoury and everything else you may need to create your own turf wars.

The boxed set come with enough terrain to get you started, but really you’ll want to grab some of those shipping containers and barrels to flesh out your prometheum refineries, derelict corridors and so on. But even with terrain, and some advanced rules, the game is nothing without those revamped minis.

Of course, during a campaign, a gang can grow far beyond just 10 members, and with so many new weapons to try out, you’ll want at least a couple of spare wargear loadouts for particularly beloved leaders and champions. We’re happy to say that you’ll be able to pick up both the Escher and Goliath gangs separately, making expanding your gang (or just converting some particularly awesome Chaos Cultists or Astra Militarum) a scratch.

Finally, all the terrain from the Necromunda: Underhive core set will be available separately. This includes barricades, bulkhead doors, and objectives, and while these have been designed to make adding cover to your Necromunda tables easy, they’ll also be great for Warhammer 40,000 players. The bulkhead doors even fit Forge World’s Zone Mortalis tiles!

Which gang will you be repping when the Hive comes a-calling?

  • I’m so amped! Only downside is 20 more days till the actual release! I’lol probably get 2 of the starter boxes (enough tiles for a 4×4 zone mortalis table? That’s a must), gang war, and then the 2 terrain boxes. Eventually, id like to have enough of the terrain to have physical walls to cover all the wall sections on the zone mortalis boards, but that’s gonna take awhile.

    • Iconoc1ast

      or get the FW zone mortalis sets. only set you back £400…
      Eek!!

    • marxlives

      I am pretty excited about this release too. This and Shadespire are probably the go to products for players, even if they don’t play 40k or AoS.

  • ectoplasmic gyrator

    House Delaque for 3rd gang! Bandwagon starts here!!

    • Fenix Dargon

      No! Van Saars!

      • Stephen Henry IV

        Yes

    • Tshiva keln

      How about 3rd gang, 3rd party miniatures?! Heresy miniatures do an excellent range of Delaque models. I have them all.

      • euansmith

        I’m looking forward to getting plastic Delaque (I’m a metalophobe), if only for the extra customisation it will give the Gene Stealer Cults.

      • zeno666

        GW’s old Delaque models are easy to beat since (IMHO of course) they where among the worst of the line.
        But those Heresy models look awsome!
        It’ll be hard for even FW (FW are the ones making the minis for Necromunda right?) to beat.

  • MightyOrang

    Ratskins.

    #TheHiveIsOurs

  • Dan Brugman

    Love Delaque and the scavies, hope they both come back. Spyrers can pound sand for all I care.

  • Mike Tbone Green

    ok ok! hear me out. what if i make a whole Guard army of nothing but hive gangs as units in my army?

    • Tshiva keln

      I was thinking about a unit of the Goliaths to use as penal conscripts. Don’t think I’ve seen one with a lasgun yet though.

    • Rainthezangoose

      Be easy, just buy a few cadian command squads for bits and with little conversion skills make some awesome models.

      • euansmith

        Wouldn’t Catachan bits be better for Goliaths? They’ve got the massively muscled arms.

        • Vorropohaiah

          not really – compare a catazchen with a goliath and the former looks tiny

          • euansmith

            Yeah, but Catachan arms were hilariously over developed for their bodies. They might be a bit short, of course, to reach across a Goliath chest.

  • Rainthezangoose

    I still think the core box set is over priced, I can see most people just picking up one of the gangs and the gang war book on a third party site of around £40 rather then buying the big box.

    • Gavin Meakings

      The gang wars book does not contain the basic game rules only rules for expanding the game so everyone has to purchase the base game if they want the rules.

    • onlyonepinman

      I think it’s comparable in price to Blood Bowl. You get slightly less miniatures (20 as opposed to 24) however the ones you do get are multi pose and you also get scenery. There is a price difference of £10 between the two however the miniatures in Necromunda are (IMO) far superior to those in the blood bowl box

  • euansmith

    I’ve just been going though the available Bloodbowl teams to see what is available to make make some gangers. A few hand and head swaps should do it. A box of Genestealer Cultists should help too. I’m hoping that the elf team comes out soon.

  • Raven21001

    I just hope they still have the character growth and juves somewhere in there.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Rules for Juves and Specialist (which now inc Heavies) are in the Gang War. Along with all the rules for Gang evolution between linked games.

  • 6Cobra

    Anybody else excited to see what the new Orlocks look like..? Think they’ll stay “biker” or will they revert to their East LA design roots?