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
What’s the Value of 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
The 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.
At 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.
Each 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.
The 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
The 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
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!
There 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.
Is The Necromunda Hive War Box Worth It?
Honestly, 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…
What do you think of the new Necromunda Ash Wastes after seeing this unboxing review? Did you pick one up?
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