Monday, November 13, 2017

Games Workshop: New Necromunda: The Underhive Core Game Pre-Order Launched


Games Workshop launched the pre-order for the  long awaited Necromunda: The Underhive tabletop miniature wargame. Discover more about the new game below and prepare for futuristic gang warfare in The Underhive!

Deep below the nightmarish, polluted hive cities of Necromunda, in the twisted, dark tunnels of the Underhives, rival gangs fight to the bitter end for personal power, survival and the honour of their Houses. Designed for 2 players, this is a game of tactics, skill and absolute ruthlessness, set on the iconic hive world of Necromunda. Players choose 1 of the 2 included gangs in the box, and fight brutal skirmishes on the game board using everything at their disposal – ducking behind barricades to survive withering hails of gunfire before popping up and shooting back, placing and overriding traps, using the decrepit, crumbling corridors of the Underhives to unleash precise strikes before scurrying back into the dark. Survival in the Underhives is a difficult and desperate business, where violence is often the only option.
Games Workshop: New Necromunda: The Underhive Core Game Pre-Order Launched
Necromunda: Underhive comes with a 104-page softback book containing all the background and rules needed to immerse yourself in the bleak industrial hellscape of Necromunda. It contains an introduction to the Imperium of Man, the role of the Hive worlds within that Imperium and descriptions of a typical Hive structure, along with in-depth explanations of the history of Necromunda, its main cities and the shady characters who populate them. Detailed descriptions of the battles that occur daily in the Underhives, and the bounty that these battles are fought over, provide the inspiration for your games.  Also contained in the book are all the rules you need to play, from the basic mechanics of line-of-sight, movement and combat to advanced rules such as moving a group of models together as a team, interfering with close combat, injuries, tactics cards and even running away! The basic rules include their own scenario, designed to ease newcomers into the game – this uses its own special game tile, which is printed on the inside of the box. 

There is a complete Underhive Armoury – this is a list of the weapons you’ll find included with the miniatures in the box, with complete rules for using each in games. Included are ranged weapons, close combat weapons, wargear and grenades. There is a guide to creating your own House Escher or House Goliath gang – this contains a full breakdown of the types of gangers available, and the weapons, wargear and armour each can use. There are even suggestions for names – the denizens of the Underhives need to be titled appropriately… 6 scenarios are included in the book, each of which shows you how to configure the game tiles, how to set up the combatants, the special rules that the scenario requires and the victory conditions. 

A major part of Necromunda: Underhive is the included tactics cards. These add a certain anarchy to your games – after all, there are few real rules in gang warfare – and represent the different schemes and tricks employed by Houses Escher and Goliath. They are separated into 3 distinct categories: Gang Tactics, which are 20 cards usable by any House; Escher Tactics, 4 cards usable only by House Escher gangs and Goliath Tactics, 4 cards usable only by House Goliath gangs. 

As well as these, there are 42 Profile cards: 10 of these feature named House Escher fighters, with their statistics and capabilities listed for reference in-game, and a further 10 do the same for House Goliath. There are 22 blank Profile cards, which you can use to create your own fighters and build your very own Necromunda: Underhive gang. You get 2 complete, 10-model gangs with Necromunda: Underhive, 1 representing House Escher and 1 representing House Goliath. 

House Goliath - The gangers that fight in the name of House Goliath are hulking brutes, each a pillar of muscle and pent-up violence ready to be unleashed. Far larger and stronger than an ordinary human, they flaunt their strength wherever they go and it is difficult to ignore the air of brutality which Goliaths wear like a mantle. House Escher - House Escher is unique among the great Houses of Necromunda, for its gangs are made up entirely of women. Masters of pharmaceuticals and chemical manipulation, what an Escher may lack in terms of raw physical strength, she more than makes up for in speed, skill and sheer psychotic flair. 

Games Workshop: New Necromunda: The Underhive Core Game Pre-Order Launched

Games Workshop: New Necromunda: The Underhive Core Game Pre-Order Launched

On top of this are the components you use to build the Underhive environment for playing games and scenarios: 9 unique, double-sided tiles, which are placed together in myriad configurations to represent the dark corridors and tunnels gangs skirmish within. The detailed boards feature walls, caved-in sections, missing floors and toxic spills; A frame containing 9 barricades, 5 loot crates (which can be modelled with or without a lid, allowing you to see the prizes within), 2 frag traps, 1 melta trap, 1 gas trap, 5 free-standing command terminals, 1 free standing reliquary, 1 beast’s lair (represented as a manhole cover with a sinister mutant’s tentacle bursting forth) and 1 priority token;
- A frame containing 7 heavy bulkhead doors to use in games, with optional handles for 2; A set of card tokens, including 5 ducts, 3 melta traps, 2 arc of fire templates (1 for 25mm bases, 1 for 32mm bases), 24 ready/pinned tokens, 16 fire/out of ammo tokens and 16 single wound/two wound tokens.And, finally, the dice and templates you need to play: 16 six-sided 16mm dice in yellow and black: 6 standard dice with a Necromunda icon in place of the 1; 6 injury dice; 2 scatter dice and 2 ammo dice. 2 blast templates and a flame template, in clear orange plastic; A 12 clear plastic range ruler.

Games Workshop: New Necromunda: The Underhive Core Game Pre-Order Launched

Games Workshop: New Necromunda: The Underhive Core Game Pre-Order Launched

Games Workshop: New Necromunda: The Underhive Core Game Pre-Order Launched

The core game is now available for pre-order at Games Workshop or you can pre-order at Element Games at a nice discount and with double crystals (loyalty points) here (Link) with our exclusive Wargame News and Terrain code TIM940

Along with the Element Games Raffle - Pre-order your copy of the main boxed game to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Element Games voucher! The winner will be determined at random the day before we post and the voucher will be included inside the order for use as soon as you unpack your goodies!

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...