Images dropped on the Warhammer Community page yesterday.
Necromunda Is Back!
It’s been more than a decade since we last visited the Necromunda Underhive, but very soon you’ll be able to battle it out in the depths of Hive Primus.
Necromunda is a tabletop skirmish game that was first produced by Games Workshop back in 1995. It was a huge hit, but phased out a while ago.
The Necromunda Underhive is a big place, and the gangs that inhabit it are as diverse as the alien races that inhabit the 41st Millennium. Games Workshop are launching Necromunda with two classics gangs.
Between intense skirmish battles, your gang will grow from a pack of battle-hungry Juves to a feared and respected syndicate of hardened veterans. To get there, however, you’ll have to battle against your fellow players, each with a gang of their own.
The Underhive is a big place, and the gangs that inhabit it are as diverse as the alien races that inhabit the 41st Millennium. Games Workshop are launching Necromunda with two classics.
Gangs from House Escher are fast, deadly, and cruel. While lightly armoured, these cunning warrior women hold their own in melee combat, while at range, they are notorious for their use of armour-melting plasma weaponry.
Warhammer 40K Minitures and Necromunda items can be bought from / preordered at ELEMENT GAMES
I entered the Blood Bowl tournament at my FLGS (friendly local game store) and played my first EVER game of Blood Bowl.
Yes Blood Bowl has been around 30 years and I have friends that used to play it in the early 1990s, but I was always much more of a Warhammer Fantasy Battle guy.
The fusion of American Football and Fantasy Battle always had it’s appeal though.
As the game was officially re released last week and I have been following some of the buzz of the game. I decided to give it a go. Not in a small way either. I have entered the local league. 16 games to be played over 8 weeks.
Guess how I did on my first ever game.
You guessed it, lost. But was a sterling effort. I was playing Ricky, a veteran of the game, who’s painted army and custom board gave me the hint he was quite into the game. I was playing Orcs (unpainted from the shop copy, I was not going to invest until I had the hang of the game). He did teach me to play and did help out a bit. End of second half the score sat at 3 touchdowns to 2. The casualty rate was fairly low, 2 skaven to one orc. I am slowly getting the hang of things, but sure I will get beaten on the rest of my games. Will be just a case of seeing how many I can take down with me.
I will make some extra notes of how I get on. Hopefully I will also take some better pictures also.
If you didn’t know HeroQuest (or Hero Quest) is an adventure board game created by Milton Bradley and Games Workshop in the late 1980s. The the game was based loosely around archetypes of fantasy role-playing games. It was an entry point between Board Games and RPGs.
Youtuber BardicBroadcasts tells us about the game, and the best thing about it!
Why tell me kind sir, what is it that is so great about Hero Quest?
(A few good reasons to search for Heroquest on eBay!)
The Board Game game itself was actually a game system, allowing the gamemaster (called “Morcar” in the original British version and most localizations, but “Zargon” in the USA and Canada) to create dungeons of their own design using the provided game board, tiles, furnishings and monsters.
Several expansions were released, each adding new tiles, artifacts and new monsters to the core system.
FREE CO-OP MODE AVAILABLE FOR WARHAMMER?40,000?: SPACE MARINE?
Stand-alone Exterminatus Mode Available To Download And Play Now
THQ today announced that the co-op mode for Warhammer? 40,000?: Space Marine?, ?Exterminatus’ is available on Playstation?3 and PC to download for free. The version for the Xbox 360?video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will go live soon.
Players who log onto Playstation? Network or STEAM? will be prompted to download a small update which will add Exterminatus to the menu system and guide them through the add-on content download. The process for Xbox?360 will be the same when it goes live.
Space Marine’s Exterminatus mode pits an elite squad of four Space Marines against hordes of alien enemies in a score based fight to the death. Players can choose the Tactical Marine, Devastator or Assault Marine as well as utilizing any weapons and perks available to those classes.
Each of Exterminatus Mode’s scenarios, ?Assault on Hab Center Andreas’ and ?Escape From Kalkys Facility,’ feature global leader boards challenging players to better their scores by completing dynamic challenges as well as utilizing score modifiers which increase game difficulty in exchange for additional points.
Experience earned while playing this mode counts towards the game’s multiplayer ranks, allowing players to earn progression in both Co-Op and multiplayer.
Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Management commented,
“We are delighted to be able to reward the loyal fans of Space Marine with a new free mode to extend and enhance their game play experience. Exterminatus will provide a rewarding new challenge to players old and new.”
Space Marine’s Exterminatus mode is available to download for free on the Playstation?3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The Xbox?360 version will be available for free soon.