This Week In Wargaming - November 20th, 2017

Published: November 20, 2017 1:57 PM /


Necromunda header

Hello, TechRaptor readers! Here’s what you may have missed in the world of tabletop wargaming over the last week.

First up is a bit of news from Games Workshop that people have been waiting to hear for over a decade now: Necromunda is back!

The wildly popular skirmish game set in the grim darkness of underhive gang warfare in the 41st millennium, the new iteration currently has two gangs available at launch (House Escher and House Goliath), with more to come in the future. Necromunda: Underhive comes with two 10-model gangs containing enough extra bits to truly customize your gang how you see fit, along with the various terrain pieces and accessories required for a game. This release wave also contains the Necromunda: Gang War expansion for running campaigns, a new terrain collection, various gaming additions and accessories, and even Necromunda themed bases and dice. The entire release wave has a street release date of November 24th, meaning you have a good chance of finding a good deal on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.


Warcradle Studios has announced the next release wave for Wild West Exodus, this time featuring a second wave of Hands units for the various factions. The new pre-order units are:

Each unit box contains ten plastic miniatures, enough to make five long range and five melee models, which is generally enough for most posses given the smaller scale of Wild West Exodus in its second edition (more on this later). All current pre-orders will ship and be available for purchase on November 24th.

[gallery ids="167711,167710,167709,167708,167707,167706,167705,167704,167703,167702,167701,167700,167699,167698,167697,167696,167695"]

Mantic Games has officially begun taking pre-orders for Star Saga: The Eiras Contract. The sci-fi themed dungeon crawler will pit anywhere from one to five players against evil scientists, battle-hardened Marines, and a wide assortment of difficult and dangerous puzzles to find the truth about the hidden laboratories buried underneath the surface of the planet Eiras. The Core Set comes with everything needed to get started with Star Saga and is currently available for pre-order with a price tag of $84.99 USD and a ship date of November 30th. As an added bonus, everyone who pre-orders the core game will also receive an exclusive resin Kira Nikolovski Mercenary miniature as well.

And finally, Steamforged Games has announced the start of the Guild Ball Rookie League, an alternate progression path for various Guild players. The Rookie League will allow players to watch a new team member work their way up from newbie to superstar, unlocking new abilities throughout the course of the League and season. Steamforged has posted the Rookie League player roster for the inaugural season:

  • Alchemist’s Guild – Venin
  • Blacksmith’s Guild – Ferrite
  • Brewer’s Guild – Mash
  • Butcher’s Guild – Boiler
  • Engineer’s Guild – Salvo
  • Farmer’s Guild – Windle
  • Fishermen’s Guild – Jac
  • Hunter’s Guild – Zarola
  • Mason’s Guild – Chisel
  • Mortician’s Guild – Ghast
  • The Union – Fangtooth
Complete details on the Rookie League can be found on the Guild Ball blog.


What news snippets caught your attention? What are you saving your pennies for? Any games you’d like to see more coverage of? Let us know in the comments below!