Friday, 28 July 2017

Back To The Underhive!


Goddamn you GW.

There have been a lot of cool things appearing online recently (hobby-wise of course, the rest of the Internet/world is horrifying...), most of them linked with GenCon. Corvus Belli have been showing off the next few releases for Infinity (most notably for me the Szalamandra TAG for the Nomads, holy hell!), while Fantasy Flight Games have unveiled Star Wars: Legion for the first (?) proper miniature wargame in the Star Wars Universe. Knight Models have announced the second edition of Batman, Spartan Games have launched their Kickstarter for the Firestorm Universe, and Cool Mini Or Not finished their own Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire Kickstarter well, with a huge number of good looking models to be released next year.

Necromunda is, of course, the game that drowns out all others, the blast from the past, the return to the Golden Age of Wargaming with the thickest rose-tinted glasses you can find. Games Workshop have tried their hardest to lure me back, be it Genestealer Cults, Adeptus Mechanicus, hell even an entire new edition for Warhammer 40,000. They brought back Blood Bowl, something you may have seen me painting, but I was never much of a player. Their terrain releases have been increasingly awesome, but in my head I was planning to use them for some other system.

Necromunda is the straw that splits the camel in half. One of my favourite settings, and some my favourite hobby memories. Running campaigns in my teenage years that involved Plague Zombies, Arbites, Genestealer Cults and even Tau infiltrators... the idea of revisiting some of these ideas with updated model sculpts and the fantastic terrain they have been putting out recently is making my mouth water.
House Escher returns to the table in multi-art plastic. Apparently all six of initial Houses are ready for release, with Escher and Goliath the first out. The scale is modern, which may feel a little taller than the old metals

House Goliath with a massive long-arm pistol/shotgun creation. Other gangs, such as the Scavvies, Redemptionists and Spyrers will follow, perhaps with support from Forgeworld like Blood Bowl has received. Eventually they aim to explore further gangs like the Ash Waste Nomads or the Adeptus Arbites, and even further abroad to Genestealer Cults

The rules are said to be based off the original Necromunda ruleset  (like Blood Bowl), while the terrain will be card in the starter boxed set. Of course the recent plastic Mechanicus terrain should be ideal for this

Initial release seems to be leaning toward November

Watch this space for some Necromunda coverage!

Thanks for reading,

George

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