November 11, 2017 by brennon
The new take on Necromunda is now available for you to pre-order from Games Workshop. It all kicks off with Underhive which is the new ‘game in a box’ for the system, pitting House Goliath against House Escher in the confines of the Hive and its network of sewers and pipe systems.
The game box comes with everything you need to play the game on this more focused set-up. It essentially means that right out of the box, you can start playing some games of Necromunda without having to build up a collection of terrain suitable for the game. I personally think this is a good move and should prove to introduce people to the game and it’s aesthetic quicker.
However, if you want to go beyond the bounds of the Underhive you can expand it out with the Gang War Supplement which throws in rules for playing on 3D terrain and additionally that campaign element to proceedings which people have come to know and love from the system.
It seems like House Goliath and House Escher are the only two Houses which are contained in this book right now but there is no doubt plans in motion to look towards the others as time goes by. I could see this expanding out in the same way they did with Blood Bowl, introducing new rules and optional extras with the book releases.
Away from the main game, you’re also able to pick up the Gangs as separate boxes but there are some optional extras too which can be bundled in including themed dice and card packs.
All of these additional bits and bobs can be picked up individually or as part of the bundle.
Plenty of terrain options are also up for grabs from their webstore allowing you to build up those 3D boards quickly from launch. It’s quite cool that they’ve gone to the length of providing you with these options straight out of the gate rather than keeping them for a later release period.
The boxes also mean that if you want to add more variety to your gangs and play around with their weapon loadouts you can. It seems like there’s enough to start personalising your gang members too which is cool.
Make sure to check out their Pre-Order Page to see more of what’s on offer and let us know if you’ll be diving into Necromunda: Underhive.
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"However, if you want to go beyond the bounds of the Underhive you can expand it out with the Gang War Supplement..."