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40K Rumors: GSC & Chaos Heading to Necromunda

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Nov 29 2017

The Underhive is going to get a dose of Grim Dark when the Genestealer Cult & Chaos arrive!

Last weekend Games Workshop hosted Warhammer 40,000 Open Day and Garro was on the scene. At the event more info about the future of Necromunda was dropped – check out what Garro learned:

via Garro (Facebook 11-25-2017)

Genestealer Cults and Chaos Cults gang rules, and wargear will be coming to Necromunda early next year, after Orlock and gang war 2.

these will be coming through a pair of White Dwarf articles sometime in the spring (march-may). these will also include various additional wargear which other gangs will be able to take.

regarding the GCults; this version will focus on the mining cults of the ashwastes coming into contact with a genestealer, so will use the Neophyte Hybrids kit as its base. expect to see a larger more detailed cults gang at a later date when they explore hive secondus. but this will help provide an additional two gangs by the beginning of the summer.

don’t have much details on the chaos cults rules, but there are chaos tokens, and a tile with an eight point star in blood in the new expansion set of tiles coming with GW2. so would expect some cult ritual mission of some sort.


Garro on 11-26-2017

got some more in depth about the Genestealer and chaos cult gang lists coming next year.

-they’ll both be appearing in White Dwarf.

-both gangs will be based around the existing kits (No new models)

-Genestealer cults (GC) will focus around the neophite-hybrids with a sub-primus leader, and able to take Aberrants in the gangs. they’ll have full access to the entire GC armoury including weapons in the acolytes kits. these weapons should be added to the trading posts lists in the article, but will be in Gang War 3 (GW3) for certain.

-Chaos cults will be god neutral. but will be able to preform a ritual between games, to one of the gods. if successful, your gang gets a buff based on the god, and if it fails, a random member of your gang (other than the leader) turns into a spawn, and remains like it (spawn is added to the gang roster). you get bonuses to the ritual roll, if you stick to the same god, and get negative modifers if you chop and change.

-both gangs will have full gang rules, and access to trading posts .etc so will be able to include other non-faction gear as campaigns go on.


-both factions will have a low-power psyker option.

I, for one, welcome our new GSC Ganger Overlords. The Chaos ones do sound neat, but really I’m all about the GSC gang due to the models. They have a really cool range and I want to use them in Necromunda because they totally fit that type of game-style.

Here’s hoping GW gets the rules out for the GSC and the Chaos gangs sooner, rather than later simply because Necromunda needs more factions/gangs to come out. The latest rumors from the event also had this listed as the release time frame:

  • Q1 (February): Orlocks / Gang War 2
  • Q2: Van Saar
  • Q3: Cawdor
  • Q4: Delaque

Now, if that is the release time frame for the Gangs, it’s probably a safe bet that Gang War 3 would have to come out in the Q2-Q3 time frame. You’d need the rules for the Van Saar so it would make sense to release GW3 along side Van Saar in Q2. But that is pure speculation. Regardless, if Garro is correct, we’ll (hopefully) be seeing GSC and Chaos in March/May.

Personally, I hope GW moves faster with the Necromunda line than they did for Blood Bowl simply because of momentum for the product. Folks are just now getting their kits and the excitement is high. But the question is how long will that excitement last with two gangs? It seems like GW is betting until at least February. I guess we’ll collectively find out!

We’ve got the models – give us the rules!

What do you think of the Genestealer Cults and Chaos returning to Necromunda?


Author: Adam Harrison
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