Necromunda Ash Wastes Box: Unboxing & Build

Ash Wastes unboxingDon’t miss this unboxing of the new Necromunda Ash Wastes box as we build all the models inside with an honest review of the value and price.

Rob is back unboxing the newest release for Necromunda and a bunch of brand new minis. He’ll see what it takes to get the minis ready for the tabletop, show the size of the models, and tell you the GOTCHAS to be aware of when building them! 

We are going to show you everything, including the sprues, bits, and of course, the size. That way, you can decide if this is worth your hard-earned hobby dollars.

Necromunda Ash Wastes Box Unboxing, Build & Review

Necromunda Ash Wastes: $299

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unboxingThis is the box we’ll be unboxing today, this came in at $299 which is much more than we’ve seen before. It is a lot bigger of a box than we’ve seen recently, but we’ll also take a look at the value.

What’s the Value of Necromunda Ash Wastes?

Necromunda Ash Wastes

The one nice thing about this box is GW actually released everything (other than the terrain and rulebook) at the same time, so we don’t really have to guess at much of the value. Let’s see the breakdown:

  • Ash Waste Nomads $47
  • Dustback Helamite Riders $47
  • Orlock Outrider Quads $47
  • Orlock Gangers $47
  • Terrain $120 (based on the Gang Stronghold with a similar amount of terrain and a single sprue from the Barricades set)
  • Rulebook $60 (based on current rulebook pricing)
  • Tactics Cards $33 (not sure about the cards as they don’t say exactly what they will be, but based on the most recent pricing)
  • Game Mat, Dice, Tokens, and Markers: Added Value (these are not available separately, and from the looks of it the mat is not the cardboard version that sells for $60)

Total MSRP: $401

Savings Versus Box Price: $102

Unboxing The Starter Set

Ash Wastes unboxing 3There are a lot of sprues for the terrain inside, and it is a fairly beefy box. You get two of the same sprues for the gangs just like the would come in their respective boxes.

Ash Wastes unboxing 4The old orange templates are the exact same thing that you got with the Warhammer 40k 3rd edition starter, so that’s pretty cool. Then you get all the accessories, the Ash Wastes book, the dice (which we’ve heard don’t roll very well), and the cards.

It’s also worth mentioning that the mat is just paper, and the rulebook is a full hardcover version that we assume will be sold separately later on as well for the normal price of $60 or more.


Ash Wastes unboxing 5At the back of the book, they have all the faction rules that will be coming out on their own. Starting with the roachabos, you have mostly the same parts but then can change them up with the extra bits.

Ash Wastes unboxing 6Each of the Nomads can be built as different variants, which are cool and nothing looks too hard right off the bat. Just be sure to follow the instructions for the variants as you build a base version then can just slap on whatever accessories you want.

Ash Wastes unboxing 7The quads can be left off the mount for painting which is nice, but the thing that will be hard is you may want to magnetize the weapons so you can switch them out. We recommend 1/8″ diameter by 1/16″ deep magnets

Ash Wastes unboxing 8The buildings are very involved to assemble as there are a lot of small parts and it is pretty difficult looking to get the buildings altogether. There are also a lot of optional parts with the terrain.

Necromunda Ash Wastes Sprues

Ash Wastes unboxing 9First up is the quad sprue, and it really has a hodgepodge of parts as there is just stuff all over it.

Ash Wastes unboxing 10The Nomad sprue has some really cool bits, and they all really look the part for sure.

Ash Wastes unboxing 11The roach kit is also really cool, plus it’s wild they fit all three on two sprues.

Built Minis

Ash Wastes unboxing 12Assembly-wise, the nomads go together really well, and they turn out looking awesome! There is just some insane detail packed into these.

Ash Wastes unboxing 15The roachabos look great when assembled. Plus the nice thing is you can make them without the rider glued down, so you can paint them separately.

Ash Wastes unboxing 16For the quad gunner, you could actually magnetize the guns if you wanted but it’s nice you can build this without the riders as well.

Ash Wastes unboxing 18Overall though, they look pretty sweet!

The Terrain

Ash Wastes unboxing 20The terrain is all pretty sturdy and you don’t have to glue a lot of it down as there are a lot of socket holes.

Ash Wastes unboxing 21You can also make the Hab units in a bunch of different ways.  The roof can also be popped off as well for games so make sure you do not attach that permanently.

When it comes to the ramps and platforms, you can make a bunch of different variations. Don’t glue them down to the Habs and every game you play can have a new terrain configuration!

Ash Wastes unboxing 22There are also a ton of different pieces to throw on the terrain if you want, but you don’t have to. However, it is nice to have it all just in case you want to use it for a scenario or specific objective.

Size Comparison

Ash Wastes unboxing 13


Ash Wastes unboxing 14The Nomads are actually quite large and almost the size of a Primaris.

Ash Wastes unboxing 19The size on the mounts is about the same but the base sizes are different, so try not to overlook that when you are assembling them.

Is The Necromunda Hive War Box Worth It?

Necromunda Ash WastesHonestly, since they are putting out the models on their own at the same time, this might really not be worthwhile if you just want some of the squads for other things.

The main value (in “Games Workshop money”) comes in terms of the terrain and the rulebook. And remember, this is something we haven’t seen any rules for, so you’re basically paying for something you don’t really know much about.

However, the rules and tactics cards probably are needed to play with the dope new models. But if you just want the models inside, it really just seems more worthwhile to buy the kits on their own, as the value in minis only accounts for a very small amount of the overall price.

Overall, there is a ton of cool stuff, but the value isn’t too crazy unless you really want all the terrain, as $300 is quite expensive for a box we think…

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