Games Workshop’s hitting a bit of everything with this week’s pre-orders over in their shop. There’s some new Idoneth Deepkin heroes to fill out your army. There’s a new book for Necromunda, as well as a new gang. There’s also a new Chaos Blood Bowl team. And dice. There’s also lots of dice.
– An Isharann Soulrender, a reaper who claims the soul-spirits of the dead, attracting them with his lurelight and ensnaring them with his rope-catch. Accompanied by an aggressive Rakerdart;
– An Isharann Soulscryer, priest of the Idoneth Deepkin, who navigates the whirlways with his compass and dowserchimes, defended from attack by a swarm of Scryfish;
– An Isharann Tidecaster, master of the arcane energies of the deep, who conjures the phantasmal seas which can suffocate foes in a tide of sheer despair. She carries an aelven rune and pelagic staff, and is accompanied by a spirit guardian.
The rules included with the Necromunda: Underhive boxed game cover battles between Houses Escher and Goliath – these are not the only Houses vying for supremacy of the underhives. Necromunda: Gang War 3 introduces House Van Saar; the technological powerhouse of Necromunda, creators of the finest weapons and armour of all Houses, whose power is built around a dark secret. Along with this, the book introduces Brutes – a new type of hanger-on – and rules for expanding the role of the Arbitrator in your games of Turf War.
Contained in the 90-page softback:
– Gangs of House Van Saar: This section contains the story of House Van Saar – their love of all things technological, their incredible artisanal skill and the secret which is rapidly killing them from within – along with a detailed breakdown of their place in the hierarchy of Necromunda, and the methods by which they exact violence upon their rivals. It also contains full rules for founding a House Van Saar gang, with gang composition and an exhaustive equipment list;
– Expanded House equipment lists, including a wide range of equipment available to Houses Orlock, Escher and Goliath;
– Brutes: add extra muscle to your gang with this new type of hanger-on, including profiles and rules for the following characters: Luther Pattern Excavation Automata and ‘Kratos’’ H-Grade Servitor Ogryn;
– The Trading Post: post-battle, gang leaders come here to barter and trade for weapons and equipment from a wide array of traders and caravans – this is a huge list of wargear, weapons, armour and status items, each with listed prices and rarity;
– Status Items: 3 new types of wargear available to the leadership of any gang, purchasable as normal from the Trading Post;
– Arbitrated Campaigns: building upon the rules presented in Gang War 1, this section expands the role of the Arbitrator, presents different kinds of campaign and introduces a host of new events and scenarios. This section includes guidance on the role of an Arbitrator, along with a collection of campaign ideas which alter the guidelines set out in the Turf War campaign system.;
– Rules for multiplayer games, with 2 specific scenarios;
– Rules and background for the following Hired Guns: Grub Targeson (AKA Grumpy Knox), Mad Dog Mono – Hive Scum, Belladonna – Noble Bounty Huntress;
– Scenery of the Underhive: a showcase of a specially built diorama that provides a glimpse into the rusting depths of a Necromundan Hive, using Citadel scenery kits to create a vast vertical environment brimming with dark shadows, sinister machines and potential flashpoints.
The exact identity of the owner of the Doom Lords is unknown – he is referred to commonly as ‘The Overfiend’. When establishing his team, the Overfiend cut no corners. He hired the best coach money could buy and equipped him with the best assistants, entered into numerous dark pacts with various daemonic entities and searched long and hard for the best players who could be coerced into joining him. Those who refused soon learned that the Overfiend has a very literal interpretation of the term ‘headhunting’…
This multi-part plastic kit contains the components needed to assemble The Doom Lords, a Chaos Chosen Blood Bowl team. The team consists of 4 Chaos Blockers and 8 Beastmen – each Beastman’s head is interchangeable, meaning your team can represent a unique fielding of horned aberrations! The Blockers’ heads are interchangeable amongst themselves, too.
There are a host of extras in the kit – 2 turn markers, 2 double-sided score coins in the shape of Chaos stars and 6 balls – 2 each of a flaming ball, a skull ball and another skull ball, these lacking pegs. Supplied with 12 32mm Blood Bowl bases, a 1,000,000 GP roster and an Chaos transfer sheet.