Games Workshop Are Making Tracks In The Ash Wastes Of Necromunda

April 27, 2022 by avernos

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Games Workshop has shown off the complete contents for the Necromunda: Ash Wastes box set ahead of the pre-orders opening for it so we now have a chance to check out the whole shebang courtesy of the Warhammer Community

Necromunda Ash Wastes Splash_Games Workshop

Necromunda Ash Wastes Splash // Games Workshop

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The box is crammed with everything you need to take your existing gangs out of the Hive and into the Ash Wastes, or if you're just starting off then it has everything you need to begin your adventures on Necromunda with all the rules, dice, cards and templates that you'll need to watch your favourite Juve bleed out on the parched sands.

Necromunda Orlocks_Games Workshop

Necromunda: Ash Wastes // Orlocks

The poster boys of the Hive since the 90s, the Orlocks are adding two new Outrider quads to a gang of ten gangers to chase down targets and reel them in with a harpoon, or just leave them as a bloody smear with the drum fed bolter. They have a rough and ready look with a lot of exposed steel that gives them a Beyond the Thunderdome vibe that I'm loving. The addition of a pair of blades between the front forks add to the impression that you don't want them hot on your heels.

Necromunda Ash Wastes Nomads_Games Workshop

Necromunda // Ash Wastes Nomads

The Ash Wastes Nomads finally return from the sandpit they've been hiding in with a selection of ten infantry and four cavalry riding their delightfully creepy Helamite mounts. I get strong Tusken vibes from these guys with a dash of Hardware thrown in for good measure. The ramshackle nature of their weapons and clothing is almost at odds with the uniform high tech look of their masks. It makes me wonder just who is under there, or what!

Necromunda Ash Wastes Terrain_Games Workshop

A Sprawling network of high-tech habs meets yurts is available to make a camp for your gangers to range out from, or to scavenge around. There's even a grimdark moisture vaporator which is key to survival in the Jundland Wastes. I like these with their raised living quarters it gives the sense that ground level could be buried in sands in the morning so unless you want to spend breakfast digging yourself out of bed then higher is better.

There is also a double sided paper mat that has a neat feature with the same scene on both sides but at two different times of the day. I don't think I've seen anyone do this before and now is giving me ideas of painting the miniatures in blues for night time lit only by OSL from the quads and weapons.

Necromunda Ash Wastes Rulebook_Games Workshop

The game comes with a hardback rulebook and a pair of Quick Reference Sheets and serves as the complete repository of rules for the base game, covering indoor and outdoor scuffles, and updating more than a few sections from the previous edition. As well as containing all the basic rules, the Ash Wastes rulebook contains a unique new campaign that focuses on four-wheeled skirmishes out in the wilderness. These can be played with the new gangs from the Ash Wastes or you can substitute any of the existing gangs to play out your games.

They have already announced that there is a new supplement on the way that will include the rules for the new Ash Waste characters, the fact that they're not included is massively disappointing mind you.

The box contains a total of 89 cards, representing Road Sections and Trade Routes to help keep track of the routes every player holds over the course of an Ash Wastes Campaign, as well as a whole host of Ash Wastes Gang Tactics for either side. As well as an additional set of blank cards to record your won fighters and gangers.

Along with the cards are all the dice, templates and measuring sticks (alas not the whippy kind) to get you playing as soon as you have the minis stuck together, and your gang can take to the wastes in style.

Do Helamites move in single file to hide their numbers?

"The ramshackle nature of their weapons and clothing is almost at odds with the uniform high tech look of their masks. It makes me wonder just who is under there, or what!"

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