GW Weekender: Necromunda Seminar Previews

The Future of Necromunda was previewed at the Horus Heresy & Necromunda Weekender Seminar – check it out!

Lots of info dropped about the plans GW has for Necromunda. More Characters, Lore, Upgrades, and of course GANGS are on the way!

via Battlebunnies

Well that’s promising!

The Return of the Classics

House Cawdor

House Van Saar

House Delaque

All of these classic houses look like they are getting the same update treatment that the Golaiths, Escher, and Orlock gangs have gotten with the remake of Necromunda. I can’t wait to see what else we get from this line from GW!

New Factions On The Way

Oh, you didn’t think GW was just going to redo the Classics and call it good, did you? They have even MORE plans on the way!

The Guilds:

The concept art for these new factions is pretty darn cool. It makes a lot of sense that the OTHER resources would have factions fighting over control of them. When you live in a giant Hive everything would have someone in charge of it…even corpses!

New Miniatures

New Settings & Character For The Future

Oh man…this is SO GOOD! No word on when these things might come out but I’m hoping it’s sooner rather than later! Also there will be pets for each of the houses, too. You can see those pics at the Battle Bunnies Blog for more.

Necromunda has the potential to be a game with long legs as long as these releases keep coming. The fear that I have is that interest will taper off if new things aren’t releases fast enough. But you don’t want to go TOO fast as it’s a smaller setting and you can’t take away from your cash-cows, either. It’s a balancing act that GW is trying to maintain. Best of luck to them in that regard, but the fan in my wants more Necromunda NOW!

How about those Squats!

  • Lyca Atteneder

    I’m SOOO looking forward to this!!!

  • Luca Lacchini

    House Cawdor makes me salivate, and the Guilds look really promising.

    • euansmith

      I’m looking forward to DeLaque.

      • Inian

        Me too, although I do already have ~30 DeLaque models.

    • Rahl

      I’m really liking a lot of the admech details around the Guilds.

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    wow I hope all those models are actually released, sounds like some great stuff and a real insight into the hidden corners of the setting.

    Its a shame the rules seem a little lacklustre.

    Can anyone recommend a fan rewrite? Is there one out there?

    • Mr.Gold

      or just use new models with old rules…

    • euansmith

      One Page has a set of Fire Fight Rules.

    • LankTank

      What is exactly wrong with the rules now?
      With Gang War it IS old Necromunda.
      It will just be building up again to include heavies, a huge trading post etc

      • Senexis

        No. Old Necromunda was I go, you go. New Necromunda is alternating activation.

        Same skin, entirely different game.

        • zeno666

          It is? That actually sounds better than the old one.

          • LankTank

            It is IMO. As I just stated above, their is far more tactical depth with Alternating Actions

        • LankTank

          Alt Activation is way better. You can also take skills and use of leaders to do multiple actions or have gang tactic cards that enable you to multi-action if they all act in concert. It enables judicious use of pre-activation’s with juves or daring assaults reliant on priority to steal the momentum from the opponent. That is why I find new Necro to be better

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

        there is a good critique here. I’ve only played it once but it did seem almost impossible for the Escher to wound using their poisoned weapons.

        • Apocryphus

          Against Goliath anyway. I have a pretty good feeling that not every gang will be T4 and those poisoned weapons will be scary.

        • LankTank

          I saw those reviews, usually shared by reviewers who did either roll off review or played one game.
          The Necromunda Underhive set with their pre-determined weapon lay out does no favours for Escher, but in a proper Gang War, our current one (15 missions in) Escher is leading by 4 Gang Rating.
          Also MWG stream had Escher played by Matt regularly cleaning up the table.
          Those blades work a treat once a ganger is T3, which most houses are and also when Goliath leaders etc have suffered a flesh wound they are T3. Also Escher has access to a cheaper Power Sword and Shock Whip very easily which means they can easily mitigate the low end Stiletto knife against Goliath.
          My wifes Escher leader is terrifying, having 5 S4 -2 AP attacks on the charge. She leaves nothing

          • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

            OK thats good to hear. Its typical GW to not adequately playtest their own starter set for balance, and thus give everyone the impression the game is broken.

      • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation
        • LankTank

          That is a review done from a quick run through, not from a campaign.
          Trust me, Escher is no slouch.
          Our top gang ways from TT Combat are all 2.5″ high as well which means using a ladder they can go up 2 levels to the high rises and still shoot when they get up their. Goliath can’t it has been a killer. And my Goliath gang was leading for so long until I lost 2 rep one game any my wife took a territory, captured my leader and then pants the other player in an ambush to pull into the lead

  • Simon Chatterley

    A lone squat returns…

    Maybe they will find a village of them like the Pandas in Kung Fu Panda 3

  • LankTank

    AWWWWMEEEGAWWWD
    I don’t have enough money for this!!!

  • LankTank

    Anyone else notice that Genestealer Cults does not seem to be mentioned here?
    Sad about that but my wallet is relieved as I already want ALL of the above

    • zeno666

      I did notice that. IIRC they where getting rules “soon”

    • BrassWitch

      It was mentioned on the seminar but it’s not on this post. Genestealer cults as well as some others will come via supplements on whitedwarf.

      • LankTank

        Oh good, still on way then. I believe Chaos going to be the other WD mention.

        • BrassWitch

          Genestealer cults, chaos cults and bounty hunters are the upcoming WD-released factions.

    • memitchell

      GSC and Chaos Cult gangs are already coming in WD soon. Chaos Uprising sounds like something different, and bigger.

      • LankTank

        DAMMIT STOP HYPING ME UP!!!! There is only so much I can handle.
        I have literally just cancelled my $360 backing of CMON Hate Kickstarter just because I decided I need to buy Morty and $180 worth of Necromunda. Btw that is NZD just in case anyone was scratching their head

    • Kiskatona

      What the others said, but it looks like Hive Secundus will be getting some attention, whether it be through a gang wars book or WD stuff. If you recall in the rule book, Hive Secundus is the place that was abandoned due to Genestealer infestation. So I’m guessing we’ll get a fairly basic list in WD, and something more in depth later down the road.

      • LankTank

        Man too excited. I would trade in at least 2 of my 3 sons for all of these releases

      • Nicholas Turner

        the rumour going around is that the chaos cult gang from WD is only a basic one to get you by (whilst using the chaos cultist models), with the Chaos Uprising bringing a proper fully developed gang to the game. I would expect the GSC to be the same style of WD list to get you by until they can bring out the Hive Secundus rules that have lots more options for them. GSC in WD are meant to be mid-year to match the GSC codex release date.

  • LankTank

    So seems like alot of these special characters, such as the Escher Queen and Death Maiden are going to be FW release. By god going to have to sell all of my Tyranids now XD

  • LankTank

    The Ex-Goliath bounty hunter would have been so sweet if the model was just like the concept art, nonchalantly leaning. The mini concept looks just like a regular goliath model!

  • Laurence J Sinclair

    Are the ‘Palanite Enforcers’ a typo of Palatine Enforcers, or are they some new thing?

  • Bri B

    Where are the Spyrers?

    • Nicholas Turner

      they would be part of outlanders like redemptionists and ratskins.

  • Nick Silver

    Ok now im really interested.

  • Monkeybrains

    Actually excited, love it, can’t wait to give Geedubs my cash.

  • Kiskatona

    It pleases me no end that they have a long term plan for Necromunda. When it comes down to it, I don’t really want to play big 40K battles anymore, so Necromunda and Shadow War really fit the bill. I both look forward to and dread the new settings, that I assume will come in a gang war book. First, they are new settings! But they will probably come with awesome new terrain kits that I simply will have to buy.

  • Andrew B
  • frank

    Really excited to see all these concepts they look so cool. I like the concept of the delaque looking like Dib’s dad from invader Zim.

  • Timotheus

    Oh my gawd…..this sh** is superb. Can’t wait to see more of 40k aside from the epic battlefields!!

  • Severius_Tolluck

    Wow, that is a lot of new stuff to add to a classic. Nice. Looking forward to see how it goes. I am curious if they will have plans to redo Mad Donna and other classic characters though. Kal Jerico being a people’s favorite.