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jma037
26-10-2005, 20:48
I just got myself a copy of the Necromunda rule book and it looked very interesting.
Does anyone still play necromunda? Are the rules still updated? Have you played Necromunda and what do you think of it? Any good internet resources?

Cheers!

WLBjork
26-10-2005, 20:50
You want the "Other GW" subforum.

Also, check out the Specialist Games website for the latest rules, Gang Lists and scenarios.

Baggers
26-10-2005, 21:01
Yeah its supported by Speaclist Games and is very popular, I myself have been playing it on and off for over seven years now.

Sikkukkut
27-10-2005, 02:23
As above, there's a living rulebook (ie updated) and all sorts of support articles at the Specialist Games site. I think they've just finished running a "design an Underhive settlement" competition which got some pretty cool entries. It's supported by BL, with four Necromunda novels published this year and at least three more on the way, and there's a big web presence too. Google for the Necromunda Webring and you should be well on your way.

lorelorn
27-10-2005, 05:11
Necromunda is moribund, along with the rest of Specialist Games. They completely gutted the area late last year and there are now no new releases coming out.

If you don't mind playing a game that GW supports only by keeping the miniatures available, Necromunda can be a blast.

Baggers
27-10-2005, 12:27
Necromunda is moribund, along with the rest of Specialist Games. They completely gutted the area late last year and there are now no new releases coming out.

If you don't mind playing a game that GW supports only by keeping the miniatures available, Necromunda can be a blast.

I am not bothered by the fact that there are no new mini's coming out, because really there really not been any new models in the last seven years.

Grimshawl
27-10-2005, 12:51
Its a great game and yes you can get the rules free online, otherwise GWs support of it sucks big time, oh well whats new right, anyway its a great game, scenery can be a little hard to get ahold of nowadays, GW still sells the bulkheads but not the cardboard building stock itself, go figure. Ebay will have the scenery sometimes but usually for too much, there are other companies making good scenery to use however like that hexagonal stuff is pretty good. The gangs in Necromunda are great and usually thru the course of four or five games develope lots of character and you only need about a dozen figs for a good sized gang.

MidnightResistance
27-10-2005, 14:41
Best game GW ever made!

EVIL INC
27-10-2005, 16:44
As has been stated, you can get the rules for free offline. The models arent too bad, but it is really easy to conver models to fit.
To tell the truth, my buddies and I are planning on making our own models by converting fantasy models into it and assume that it is a forgotten world with mixed races that have grown to that stage of developement and each gang somehow. Not sure if it will be by race or if will allow a mixing of the races (within reason) within the gangs so long as they all wear the same colors.
I would just suggest printing off a copy to use, a spare just in case and have your buddies do the same. That way, even if they totally get rid of it, you will be able to play. It is indeed a very fun game.

C. Langana
28-10-2005, 04:21
Ah Necromunda, there is no other game that will make you feel so attached to a miniature. Especially the ones who keep getting interesting injuries, (three-fingered-chest-wounded-blind-in-one-eye-mad Sam for instance).


About the scenery whatever you use, make sure it has a lot of height difference, the more it looks like the tower of babel, the better you're doing.
If anyone remembers the 'And that'd be Corking' article you'll know what I mean.

devolutionary
28-10-2005, 04:43
Necromunda is cool. I still wish Gorka Morka was around though. I miss my rebel grots. I loved each and every one of them like the complete freaking ****** they were.

EVIL INC
28-10-2005, 05:30
Gorkamorka was pretty cool. I just wish they had more options to choose from in making your forces. In style and imagery I mean like the different clans for example rather then just choosing between the 2 gods. I know they had the grots and badlanders, but they were secondary. More "core ork" options is what I mean.

lorelorn
28-10-2005, 11:55
I am not bothered by the fact that there are no new mini's coming out, because really there really not been any new models in the last seven years.

??

Specialist Games were in the process of doing new figures for every gang when they were shut down. New Orlocks, Goliaths and Van Saar did appear, plus a couple of new Spyrer models, all in the last 2-3 years.

It's a shame the game won't be seeing this level of support, at least until GW realise their mistake and let Specialist Games get back up and going again.

NickT
30-10-2005, 01:40
Necromunda was great. I loved how it was about the characters more than an army.

The Judge
31-10-2005, 09:09
New cityfight terrain ext year...sweet.

Watch out for the new rulebook, it's rubbish compared to the old one

talos935
31-10-2005, 10:38
Watch out for the new rulebook, it's rubbish compared to the old one
Old one being the current(Underhive) one or Redux/Outcast?
Necromunder is always great intill your uber character dies in the most hidious way and the gang goes down hill

Crube
31-10-2005, 10:47
Never really enjoyed Necromunda (or GorkaMorka for that matter) but i suspect that it just personal taste, judging from the number of fans the games have.

To me, it tried to be too many things at once...

As for new releases, IMO, there were only ever so many new models that could be done with the restrictions of the Spire before the game became a bit too silly.

I did like the Van Saar models though...

my 2c anyway...

Grimlaw
01-11-2005, 09:23
Necromunda was great. I loved how it was about the characters more than an army.

Correction,

Necromunda IS great.

Necromunda is GW's greatest game. The miniature manufacturer is irrelevant. You can make your gang from any range. 40K has a good range, as does I-KORE's VOID range.

I stick with the orriginal rules, though. Underhive just struck me as a re-write, for the sake of a re-write.

I love the game. To me, it still has the same charm and appeal now, as when I first started playing the game (5 minutes after it was released).

talos935
01-11-2005, 13:35
It is great, it's kinda rpg 40k, but not to the level of inquisitor. Mate's wantin to start a campain with mission, eg your game must stop a zombie out break, then you get credits for how well you do. Abit Mordhim esk, but I don't care

Grimshawl
01-11-2005, 15:49
necromunda came first, so if anything mordhiem took its cue from necromunda.

PetrusRegulus
03-11-2005, 10:48
Aaah, good old Necromunda. It was the game that got me started on miniatures gaming. Fun, quick play and a nice experience / campaign system. I still remember my favourite: "Pambo" a.k.a. "Asbestos girl" who got hit by one or more flamers in almost every game, but never succumbed to the fire (must have been those silicone implants...). I even named my first 40k army "13th Necromundan" and based them on Orlock gangers.

I'm still adding new gangs and expansions to my collection (latest: arbites including riot suppression vehicle; next up: genestealer cult - gotta have me one of those limos...).

And "That'd be corkin'": the biggest single playable terrain piece ever seen. I wanted to do one for meself, but didn't (and still don't) really have the space to store it.

Grimlaw
04-11-2005, 05:23
Feeling kind bored, here's one of my flamer toting Goliath. (Can't find a pic of my Delaque flamer conversion :cries: )

talos935
04-11-2005, 13:47
Not bad Grim! Got any new Goliaths?

jma037
04-11-2005, 21:55
I started my first orlock gang using IG Cadians as IG deserters. pics coming soon.

Grimlaw
07-11-2005, 03:05
No new Goliaths yet. GW don't have any specialist games stock in Australia, and since I already have 25 Goliaths, I haven't gotten around to buying any of the new Goliaths yes.

I am currently working on converting a Goliath lizard rider.

Lord Tyran
08-11-2005, 14:29
Im just getting back into it, now the question is do i play escher again or try something new - so many choices and idea's

talos935
10-11-2005, 11:05
You alway start new gangs, but have your fave (usually first) gang

Grimlaw
10-11-2005, 21:33
Go with what you are famimiar with. Once you are back into the swing of things, you can then expand into another gang of interest.

Draconis13013
11-11-2005, 11:11
They are still doing releases for the gangs as seen in orlock and goliath being redone, hopefully we get some new stuff/intrest soon I dont want to have painted up my pit slaves and scums for nothing.

Grimlaw
12-11-2005, 05:11
I wouldn't hold your breath. If you want a new gang, you can always choose miniatures from other companies ranges (VOID is a good surce).

I got a friend to convert this one for me, the head was built from scratch, from green stuff - WAY beyond my abilities.

talos935
14-11-2005, 15:46
The new arbites are 1yr old just haven't long releassed new scavie, rat skins and Van Sarr gangs and of course the redone Orlocks and Goliaths.

Nice conversion Grim

Anvils Hammer
14-11-2005, 17:11
I wouldn't hold your breath. If you want a new gang, you can always choose miniatures from other companies ranges (VOID is a good surce).

I got a friend to convert this one for me, the head was built from scratch, from green stuff - WAY beyond my abilities.

where did you get that mini? i must have it!!!!

ive just converted my first necromundan dude, ive got my first test game in an hours time, i have 10 guardsmen, including a "leader" with plasma gun, but i only had a grenade launcher special weapon, which is two expensive, so ive ocnverted it into a heavy stubber.

i now have a cool gang of IG deserters to play a few test games with.

just need names....

edit- played the game, it ws great fun, ill definatly be playing more necromunda in future.

Grimshawl
14-11-2005, 19:40
Specialist Games are holding up all releases untill next Febuary and even then I've heard nothing about any Necromunda models, then they intend not to release anything more until july or august next year, no idea yet whats set for that release however its pretty unlikely we'll see anything at all for Necromunda next year, they still havent redone or republished the complete rules for the pit slaves or pitslave merc for hire.

Baxx
14-11-2005, 21:55
Andy Hall mentioned in an email to me recently that new redemptionist figures are up next for Necromunda. I suspect their release won't be too far in the distant future as their rules was revised (albeit quite horribly) a couple of months back.

They seem to be going through the outlander gangs at the moment so I'm guessing the pit slaves will be getting some attention afterwards.

x-esiv-4c
14-11-2005, 22:27
I like the game personally. A lot of micro-management but it's scenario / objective and terrain versitiliy make it a very entertaining game.

Grimlaw
15-11-2005, 03:21
where did you get that mini? i must have it!!!!....

It was originally a VOID miniature, it was called Spirit of Light, or something like that.

My conversion skills are good, but this conversion was beyond my capabilities, so one of my friends did it for me.

If it will help you to find it, the original miniature had long hair and a hockey mask.

Grimlaw
18-11-2005, 04:45
anvils hammer - the miniature in question is the "Knight of the Balance".

http://www.urbanmammoth.com/acatalog/

talos935
18-11-2005, 12:19
Good range not quit store legal, but who cares? We just claim a mate converted it, the best excuse ever :D

Lord Tyran
18-11-2005, 15:40
Im just getting back into it, now the question is do i play escher again or try something new - so many choices and idea's


Ive decided on a Spyrer Hunter team - 1 of each, all highly skilled

never been a big fan of the mini's so im going to be converting up my own out of various 40k parts inc Eldar, Inquisitor and Space marine

Grimlaw
20-11-2005, 05:15
Good range not quit store legal, but who cares? We just claim a mate converted it, the best excuse ever :D

GW Australia don't even sell Necromunda. If you were actually get a game in a GW store, I doubt that the staff would question your miniatures - the redshirts and sales reps I have encountered in Australia aren't able to identify older GW miniatures anyway.

Just slot the miniature into a GW slotabase, call the VOID miniatures GW conversions, and you'll be fine.

talos935
23-11-2005, 18:15
lol grim, was the total oposite when i was gamin regularly in store. Stopped goin 'cos, couldn't be bothered to lugg a 40k case round town anymore all I need is two mail order boxes for my necromunda gang and somewhat sizeable inquisitor war band