Necromunda Game History Timeline

Eilif

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I was wondering what's the timeline for the Necromunda as a game? Rules, editions, etc and also I'm particularly inerested when the various aspects (rules, forum, minis were disconitnued by GW. Here's what I've got so far.

1990-91 Confrontation comes out in White dwarf

1995 Necromunda released

2003 Underhive released
 

Eilif

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How sure are you on '94? Wikipedia (for what it's worth..) has it listed as 1995 for the release of Necromunda.

A few important dates I'm trying to nail down.
Does anyone know when GW moved the game to "Specialist"? I found some pages from BoLS and some other sources saying that the lines were officially discontinued in 2013.

Collecting Citadel minis has 2005 as the last release of a Necromunda miniature.

Were there any for-sale print publications post-2005 that supported Necromunda? Fanatic went OOP around 2004 though they continued as a free online source until 2008.
 

Kitcar

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How sure are you on '94? Wikipedia (for what it's worth..) has it listed as 1995 for the release of Necromunda.

A few important dates I'm trying to nail down.
Does anyone know when GW moved the game to "Specialist"? I found some pages from BoLS and some other sources saying that the lines were officially discontinued in 2013.

Collecting Citadel minis has 2005 as the last release of a Necromunda miniature.

Were there any for-sale print publications post-2005 that supported Necromunda? Fanatic went OOP around 2004 though they continued as a free online source until 2008.
No, I started in 1994, then picked up Necromunda later. First gang...Redemptionists.
 

slev01

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GW's old release schedule was for a big boxed game in March and September, with a supplement following three-to-four months later. Thus Outlanders would have been released 3-4 months after the main box.

Every few years, they would release an archive the WD material for a game. In the case of a smaller game into a "battles" book, around 1-3 years after the main release, depending on how well the game had sold and thus how much support they had put out. This would be the capstone release

The copyright date on Outlanders is 1996, which matches the above.
The copyright date on BitUH is 1997, which matches the above.
The copyright date on the hardback compilation is 1998.
 

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Nice! Yaktribe mentioned here and in MiniWarGaming. Guess you guys have been doing something right. Looks like this juvie picked the right time to take the plunge and sign up.
 

Ramshackle Curtis

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What about the softcover version from is it 2003? Also would be good to have a list of Fanatic Magazines with Necro stuff in.

The wikipedia history of Necromunda is shocking! It goes from Confrontation straight to the 2017 version!