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Necromunda: Orlocks Arrive, But Who’s Next

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Feb 10 2018

Gang War 2 brings the Orlocks on the scene in Necromunda, but we’re wondering what else is in store for the Underhive.

Necromunda hit the scene with a lot of high hopes and expectations. With a slew of great new sculpts and a return to a smaller skirmish scale, it’s a great game to play in leagues or campaigns. However, one big problem is the lack of gangs to choose from. The Orlocks are coming back and they are going to alleviate some of that problem, but there are still 3 other houses folks are waiting on along with a bunch of other secondary gangs.

Also releasing is the Badzone Delta-7 board tiles and tokens pack. What’s curious about this pack is that it’s setting the stage for something else – two things actually. In the Warhammer Community article about this weekend’s expansions they mention them both:

“Deal with nesting xenos, insidious cults, flooded chambers and much more with these tiles and the rules in Gang War 2.”

Hmm…interesting, no? Now this is just a tile pack, but they are setting the stage for something more. Back in November, we reported on some rumors that were dropped by Garro, a well known rumormonger:

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.

Well it looks like that last part of the rumor is coming to pass – and it lends some credence to the rest of the info as well. I guess it’s time to make sure I have my subscription to White Dwarf for the next few months – I do NOT want to miss getting those rules for the Genestealer and Chaos Cults!

Now, we also had more rumors about the proposed timeline for the Necromunda Releases:

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

Well, it’s February and Orlocks are arriving in stores next week along with Gang War 2. We’re hoping that the March-May time frame will bring Genestealer and Chaos Cults along with Gang War 3 and the Van Saar. Keep your fingers crossed.


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