You want thematic, you get thematicLook like the handles of their tools, like screwdrivers.
And storm welder is probably the worst possible choice this gang could use.
If they only got 1 range weapon on the sprue, I'd prefer they go with something...playable : grenade launcher, missile launcher, frag launcher, heavy stubber,.... something that won't kill your 200+ credit ogryn?....heavy flamer?
I’m sure there a song from the 1940s about this...
This set contains:
– 18 House Goliath-specific Tactics Cards
– 8 blank Fighter cards, each stamped with the Clan Goliath iconography
So no other weapons in the kit than what we’ve already seen... *sad noises*This kit is supplied as 112 components that make 2 Goliath Stimmers, one armed with paired pulverizers and one armed with assault grenade launchers, and 4 Goliath Forge-born, two armed with storm-welders and two armed with heavy rock saws. It comes supplied with 2 Necromunda 40mm bases and 4 Necromunda 25mm bases.
So I guess Goliath Leaders, Champions, Gangeds and Juves are now Forge Tyrants, Forge Bosses, Bruisers and Bullies, respectively. Also from all the details, it looks like if you want to play Goliath, you can make do with either the normal Rulebook or the Dark Uprising one, and no need for Gangs of the Underhive as all relevant bits are here.Strength is all for House Goliath. Without the physical strength to dominate rivals or to endure the hardships of Necromunda, a Goliath is nothing. They were created as a slave race to work the refineries and forges of Necromunda and toil in places where even hardy Necromundans could not survive. While the members of the clan are practically abhuman in their size and strength, only fools underestimate their resourcefulness and low cunning. It was the folly of their creators, who believed the Goliaths could be kept docile and ignorant though genetic meddling, that allowed elements of the clan to gain their independence.
Get the ultimate guide to the youngest of the six clan houses on Necromunda. This 160-page hardback book features the definitive history of the House and rules for fielding the six different types of fighters available to House Goliath – Forge Tyrants, Forge Bosses, Stimmers, Forge-born, Bruisers and Bullies. It is ideal for fans of House Goliath or anyone who wants to delve deeper into the dark side of the underhive.
Inside this book, you will find:
- House Goliath History and Background: an expansive and extensive background on the House Goliath, includes a timeline of the development of House Goliath over three millennia.
- House Goliath Gang List: includes all the rules you need to know in order to field a Goliath Gang in games of Necromunda.
- Hangers-on and Brutes: includes rules for hiring Hangers-on and Brutes, including Goliath-specific ones, for your Gang.
- Hired Guns: includes rules for using Bounty Hunters, House Agents, and Hive Scum.
- Strong Alliances: includes rules for using and forming alliances with three other organisations within Necromunda that House Goliath has connections with, including the Slave Guild, the Narco Guild and House Greim – the Noble House that backs Goliath.
- Additional Rules: this section includes new and additional rules usable by House Goliath gangs in games of Necromunda, providing Goliath players a variety of new options, including Skills, Abilities, Gang-specific terrain.
- Slave Ogryn Gang History and Background, and Gang List: contains a brief background section on the Slave Ogryn Gang, along with all the rules required to field a Slave Ogryn Gang.
- Weapon Reference Chart: contains a comprehensive weapons reference chart for all weapons and wargear available to House Goliath and their Allies.
- House Goliath Gang Tactics: contains a D66 table of Goliath Gang Tactics for use in Scenarios.
- Dramatis Personae: includes rules for hiring and using six brand new Dramatis Personae characters in your games of Necromunda.
This is an expansion to Necromunda – the Necromunda Rulebook is required to use the contents of this book.
I really hope so. Would definitely be a move in the right direction. but where would they put the generics? I do like the generics so wouldn't want a move towards only house specifics.I can't make out the fine print on the contents preview but the description notes a d66 table of Tactics Cards. Does this mean the card rules will (finally) be listed in a rule book, or is it just a table with their names and no description? Hoping of course for the former.
When all the stuff is out for all the gangs the diversity is going to be insane.
Some other thing I noticed, the red circle piece is needed to completed the Storm Welder, and you only got one per sprue, meaning the other Forge-born built from the box will always have to take the rock saw.