November 26, 2017 by Mel
Firstly, I can’t believe how long it’s been since we last posted on our Blog. We been so busy, it has seemed impossible to find the time. This must change, all work and no play makes the Wilkins family very unhappy !!
And what better way to start than with the new release of Necromunda Underhive. This has been a much awaited game for Lee. The hopes were raised when we saw the release of Armageddon but well, it wasn’t really the same, was it ?!?! But now, it’s here and time for the unboxing to start.
In true GW boxed game style, the box is really good quality. The artwork is as good as ever both front and back of the box. Unwrapping the cellophane, you find a great really sturdy box. Oh the excitement opening the lid for the first time 🙂
The first items we have are the terrain sprues. These are pretty chunky pieces which fit in really well with other terrain from GW (Industrial Terrain is best). The detail on the pieces is superb with plenty of opportunity to paint in fine detail.
Next are the figure sprues and yet again, GW have done themselves proud. The detail on these figures is amazing. I really can’t wait to start building and painting them (I know Lee, I have to finish the DBA Armies first 😉 ). The two gangs included, House Escher and House Goliath, show incredible detail. The designers have really gone to town with them. I have to say my favourite are the House Escher. Love the hair…..
Moving on through the box before I become too distracted by the figures, we have the templates and dice. The templates are really nothing new, same as we’ve seen before except they are a vibrant orange….I guess we won’t lose them !! The dice are cool, distinct black and yellow colouring.
Included in the box are also terrained bases for the figures. I have to say I was very imprssed by these. The detail is really sharp, giving lots of opportunity to really blend the figures into the table terrain.
Next on is the Rulebook, Tactics Cards and playsheets. This again is of good quality, although I think it may become a bit jaded while being thumbed through. The pictures throughout the book are really high standard and text very clear. I can’t tell you much of the rules here as we will be doing a rules run down in another blog post shortly. The cards and playsheets look good quality, same as normal standard.
Final part in the box is the pack of game board tiles and tokens. Again these look pretty sturdy, consistent with GW’s previously board games. I think the only thing with game board tiles is that they can become a bit tatty on the corners after a while but that is common in most games. I think we will probably play more games on full terrained mats rather than on the boards, but they are great to get started on.
In addition to the boxed game, we also bought the Gang War supplement book. Again, great quality and looking forward to expanding the game through that.
So, in summary, I guess I’m pretty impressed by the new boxed game. I think GW have done well with the new products and games they have brought out this year. Really looking forward to seeing how they expand Necromunda with all the other possible factions to bring out. Let’s hope their release schedule is just as aggressive as the 40k one has been 🙂
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