Necromunda: Check Out New Gangwar 2 Pagespreads

Come take a look at the next expansion book for Necromunda – Gangwar2

This week GW’s Andy Hoare showed off a bunch of pages from the upcoming Necromunda Expansnion book – Hivewar2.


The Sump dogs, famed gang from House Orlock


Note the House Orlock special – the Harpoon Launcher.  Just a bit of Mad Max inspiration there…

Hired Guns and Hangers On provide new models to help your gang out when you’re in a tight spot.

Doctors or more bullets? Decisions, decisions…

Just the kind of trouble you want on your side.

Gangwar 2 features new board tiles and terrain features.  Look for it in very early 2018.

~ Who’s excited about House Orlock?


  • Kabal1te

    My LGS has yet to sell a single box set of necromunda or a single copy of gang war. Is this meeting such a cold reception elsewhere?

    • Friar Tuckk

      It’s going like hotcakes around the Houston area.

    • Navaren

      Is your LGS doing anything to support it? I know mine is ALL in. They have a league starting at the beginning of Feb. That seems to be driving sales.

    • Ronin

      A-ok here in the Nova area.

    • Sounds like your LGS isn’t even trying to support it. Mine in Seattle can’t keep it in stock. He gets a box in, and people seriously pull it straight out and take it to the reg. It never touches the shelf.

    • I_am_Alpharius

      Then, perhaps they ordered to many units of the game……

    • Hagwert

      At my local gaming store in Yorkshire here in merry old Brexit land it’s doing a roaring trade, the poor guy who runs the store is nearly tearing out his man bun with the stress of trying to keep enough on the shelves !

    • Harry_Jamieson

      Selling in my FLGS, but not at Bloodbowl levels last year.

      The shop had more Elven Union team & new pitch pre-orders for tomorrow than pre-orders for Necro stuff last week.

    • LankTank

      Going well down in NZ. I even have a campaign started including 2 players who have never involved themselves in mini games but love the models and small model count

  • Kiskatona

    Ooh, heavy stubbers are back. Hope they make into the trading post, I have one of the old heavy stubber Eschers that’s just waiting for those rules (assuming that an equally fantastic new model doesn’t come out). Though I hope they fix the trading post, in the first print run there is a stat entry for bolt pistols, but no listing on the table. Similarly, clubs mauls and axes have a listing on the table, but the stat line was omitted from the rules section.

    Looks like we can say with complete confidence that Chaos gangs are coming, with that ritual circle tile. I am liking the look of hangers on. I’ve got spare bodies to convert some up, but I wonder if Forgeworld will be releasing models for them.

    • Erich Schoenholtz

      I think they added heavy stubbers as a purchasable item for gangs in the legacy rules section of the Necromunda website. I think there is a small list of weapons that all gangs have access to in that section.

      • Kiskatona

        It is in the legacy equipment list, but I think that’s only for legacy gangs. I don’t think the new Eschers and Goliaths (and presumably the new Orlocks) can use that list when creating a gang. The list also doesn’t add them to the trading post, there’s no rarity or search roll attached to them.

    • 415Native

      I was kinda enjoying the new lack of heavy weapons, but then again, I mostly played outlanders back in the day.

    • LankTank

      Wasn’t their previous mention that Q2 would have another Gang and the supplement would introduce Cults, i.e Chaos and GSC? No new models for them just the current GW range

      • Kiskatona

        I thought the rumour was GSC and cults would get a White Dwarf release.

        • LankTank

          Ah yes, bang on.
          It’s weird, I would rather pay double to have a separate book than get it through WD

      • Moonsaves

        I’ll probably start playing when Chaos cults get a release. The conversion opportunities are too good to pass up. I hope they don’t phone it in if it’s a White Dwarf release, though.

  • Nocturus

    Weren’t the harpoon launchers what the giant mutants carried in the old Scavvy gang?

    • Gregory Heyes

      Yes, and the fluff was that only the Scavvy Scaly had the strength to use it – both to load and absorb the recoil.

      • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

        Eh, the Scaly Spear Gun is straight-up made from garbage, using nothing but brute force to squeeze ancient springs. This Orlock Harpoon Launcher looks like it just uses an explosive to launch, like a down-sized modern harpoon cannon.

    • Craig Archer

      Not quite. This is a harpoon gun for hitting, then retracting and drawing enemies in. The old scavvy weapon just hurled harpoons, you didn’t get them back but they could punch through several people in a row.

  • MightyOrang

    House Orlock = Plastic Tallarn IG!

    • Nick “SaXoN” Bowman

      ∆ This, I’ve already ordered replacement heads with shemags

      • MightyOrang

        Where did you order them from

  • The Bob

    I’m just building one of each gang to use as my”space pirates” in my traitor guard list

    • euansmith

      That’s a cool idea. I guess they could even form crappy (in a good way) retinues for Inquisitors. A kind of Hive Defence Force, with gangs lead by legendary (Inquisitor level) bosses.

  • BeardMonk

    I don’t play GW games (apart from my yearly game of Inq 54MM), but as always the artwork looks fantastic and the models are nice. But isn’t releasing the rules for the other gangs in a separate book just a “day 1 DLC”? I don’t get why they are not in the main rulebook. Apart from ££££ grab

    • Pete Croucher

      It’s called “expansions”. It’s a new concept that won’t catch on, just ask every successful game ever! Right every GW game ever made? Right Carcassonne? Right Zombicide? Right Descent?

      Hell, even The Resistance has expansions and that is a game that thrives on having almost no special rules…

      • Harry_Jamieson

        Really, all those games had day one expansions available alongside the main game?

        • memitchell

          Yeah, his sarcasm would be sooo dripping if he knew the original Necro game which came with plastic Orlocks and Goliaths was also released with all six House gangs as metal model boxes. All at once, not in drips and drabs. And, the one expansion was the Outlanders supplement, concurrently released with boxes of Outlanders games. So, there is a basis for your question. Kids, don’t try sarcasm without adult supervision.

          • Tyr

            Tbf, old Necromunda died because it wasnt profitable. Once you have the gangs you want, you never need to purchase anything ever again. Thats why GW pulled the plug on SG in the first place, not enough people were buying them. It doesnt help that theyre mostly focused on vets who dont mind using non-GW miniatures.

          • memitchell

            To be accurate, Old Necromunda never died. It was never intended to be a permanently continued game. In an interview on Yaktribe Gaming, Andy Chambers says the original plan was to produce a series of games using that same game system, covering varied aspects of 40K (Craftworld, Deathworld, GorkaMorka). GM was the only follow on, and he said they muffed the marketing and production badly. The idea when away. Pity.

          • LankTank

            Alot went away when Andy Chambers left

          • Tyr

            Well… it depends on how you define death, I guess. There was still a community for it, but it wasnt officially supported, there were no dedicated miniatures… it was effectively a fan-game. It was (and still is) a great fan-game, but a fan-game nonetheless. And fan-games usually have trouble sticking around. The only thing that really kept NCE around was the overlap with 40k, allowing conversions to fill the gap. Without those, the game wouldve had no future.

          • LankTank

            Yeah and that original game died with that business model. BUt still wasn’t that box set $50USD back in 1995? So basically the same cost as Underhive and Gang War now after inflation. But these new models are GORGEOUS. Not every player is going to want ALL the gangs. I mean I will buy them all but I’m compulsive

          • Harry_Jamieson

            I don’t know if that has anything to do with OPs point though. You can’t just use your age to win arguments.

    • SWISSchris

      Not just a separate book – a string of separate books with 1-2 gangs each.

      OG Necromunda had rules for the core 6 in the starting box and while there were a couple of big expansions, they each included more rules than these Gang War Supplements.

      • Wonderdog

        Look at the Blood Bowl Almanac, I suspect we’ll see a similiar “Roll up” book in hardback next christmas that contains all the 2017/2018 gang war content (i.e. the 6 main gangs plus assorted hired guns) plus any white dwarf articles, and a more complete trading / equipment selection.

        • SWISSchris

          That would be ideal. I’m not keen on buying the gang war books until then tbh.

        • Gregory Heyes

          Exactly – the almanac coming out has now convinced me to not buy any of the future Deathzone supplements when I can get it all for cheaper at the end of the year. Also taught me to wait for the overall release. Talk about nickle and dime’ing.

          That said, anyone want to buy a used Deathzone seasons 1 or 2 or both?

    • Harry_Jamieson

      You’re right – to me there is something inherently shady about releasing an expansion on launch day. They did the same with BloodBowl.

      • memitchell

        I don’t know about shady. Technically, that can say they put out a boxset with a complete game that has all you need to play. And, concurrently a supplement that has what you need to play on the tabletop, and play campaigns. Sketchy? Yes. Shady? Not so much.

    • kobalt60

      I do play GW games, and am a big fan of classic necromunda, and nucromunda, and you are 100% right. It took ages to get all the gang models out back in the original release, but the core set came with rules for all 6 gangs, and the first expansion with rules for 5 or 6 more. Not a fan of this release schedule.

      • memitchell

        I remember choosing between box sets of gangs on day one. I don’t remember the Outlanders schedule, but I know I collected them all rather quickly.

        • kobalt60

          Maybe it was supply in my area in my area, but boxes came out a little after the core set, and the blisters of alternate gang models were a longer wait. Still, better then this schedule

    • LankTank

      No it’s not.
      Think about 40k core rule book then releasing additional codex’ to play each one.
      If players already have one of the other armies they can use the legacy rules OR wait for the update release

  • Rainthezangoose

    Really do think they should have done two gangs a book. It would have made the pill at lot easier to swallow.

  • Coltcabunny

    Wake me when we get to Scavvies and Redemptionists please.

    • 415Native

      Those were the the gangs me and my rival played back in the day, such good times. I wish the release schedule was faster!

    • Gregory Heyes

      Ratskins for me. And the Enforcers, if they ever do properly release them

  • NagaBaboon

    Sooooo Excited, Necromunda is being ignored until these guys are out.

  • Erich Schoenholtz

    Very cool! Looking forward to this release. The new map tiles are a welcome addition.

  • jesus the cost to play necromunda is insane. another book after a box set and day one dlc. I am really not on board with this. #NotMyNecro

    • Douglas Burton

      Lets hope its just the initial cycle of new release for the game and not the norm where they plan on doing a new book every quarter with new models etc to make it a constant purchase fest.

      • i doubt it. A book a gang is insane. A day one book. They know you have less models than 40k so they are making up the money difference by spreading out what used to be in the main set or one or two additional supplements.

        • Allaire

          Be ready for insanity then folks. This is GW we’re talking about. I’ve got a feeling it’ll be 6 gang war supplements since the Orlocks are coming with yet another required book.

          • memitchell

            Where the heck were you guys while we waited years for ANYTHING for Necromunda? Our complaining back then pales in comparison.

          • Allaire

            I was around but at least it was the era of GW collecting articles from magazines into a book every now and then.

  • Monkeybrains

    I’m loving this game. Yes it is not the original, but I am enjoying it. Hoping they bring out distinct models for juves at some point though, don’t like my juves looking as badass as the actual gangers!

    • LankTank

      I am not completely sold on Juves. They struggle to kill anything to start accumulating enough experience to truly make headway and I just enjoy the random chart for Gangers. Makes the character grow their own way rather than me choosing the same sets. Is their any other reason you take them?

      • Monkeybrains

        Yeah they suck, but that is the point, I like to play very narrative games, and it makes sense that the new guy would be a liability. I wouldn’t take them in a one off, but during the course of a campaign it makes sense the newly inducted guys wouldn’t be as good as their battle hardened peers. Also most people that have played the original Necromunda have a story or two about the plucky young Juve who did something outstanding!

  • My local shop is selling like crazy as well. I showed up with my box just to assemble figures and 2 people bought a copy just seeing the contents and quality of the figures.
    Our first gaming night had another 3 or 4 onlookers drooling over the game but lamenting that it was so close to Xmas they couldn’t swing the money. We don’t have plans to even begin a campaign until next year, so depending on how early the Orlocks release we might get them on the table as well.

  • memitchell

    Is that a picture of a regularly bound book like the first Gang War (66 pages, $30). Or, is it a stapled booklet, which would be half that price? I can see how a booklet with one gang and Hired Guns would make sense. A book? I dunno.

  • Crablezworth

    The day on dlc (gang war) and the fact that they’ve given us a whole two gangs at launch… underwhelming to say the least. Nice models tho.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    Andy Hoare with Cadian Command Squad hairdo.

  • 415Native

    I’m really excited for Necromunda, but they’ve made a big barrier to entry with only two gangs available at launch. And both of those being pretty polarizing choices.