Originally Posted by SillyEskimo
IMO Shadow War: Armageddon is a rush job, ala the new Warhammer Quest expansion.
They didn't have the inclination or resources to do a proper Necromunda reboot with all new miniatures for the various gangs, so instead they altered the rules a bit, included existing miniatures, put in the new terrain, and called it a day. This new game will benefit from GW's end goal of synergizing their base and having entry level units to jump start larger armies. It's not bad, but it's not as good as it could've, no, should've been. Necromunda was worthy of a Space Hulk/Deathwatch Overkill/Bloodbowl styled boxed set.
Also, I hate the included terrain and it bothers me to no end how much that will be jacking up the price of the box. There isn't nearly enough included for a proper game either. It makes the box game seem incomplete.
I don't think a true Necromunda is off the table yet. I've heard they even have some sculpts done for a new Necromunda. I would agree this seems a little rushed but it'll be nice to have a proper skirmish level 40k game again, and I don't see how they can go far wrong if they just crib the Necomunda rules.
I feel like I'm going to have to pull out the old gang and give it a fresh coat of paint. Even if we don't get a new Necromunda, they'd probably work well as guardsmen in this new game.