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« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2006, 12:49:04 AM »

great game.  board game for two or more people.  one person plays the 'Bugs'/tyranids, ( for those of you who are Starcraft fans, the zerg).  the other player/s plays the Space Marines.  the 'hulk' is set up.  its a maze of sorts, you get like 2 squads, you have objectives to complete, things like escort, escape, kill certain number, things like that.  Pieces of the map are only revealed when you get there, and you cant see many of the bugs till theya re VERy close.  Its a great game.

in a very memorable game, we had two squads to get out, and we were in the final passage with just about 4 marines left,   the bugs were chasing us down the hall, throwing themselves at the guy in the back of the line, as he marched backwards guarding.  Firing his assault cannon down the hall.  There were so many though, that they wre coming faster than he could down them.  a few steps before the door, he fell, and the guy behind with him the close combat claws turned, to fight, and let the others leaved.  he stood his ground for 3 turns, as the rest of the squad made its way down the hall, and he fought the bugs.  I believe he died on the last turn, JUST before they were able to get out.

great game.
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« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2006, 01:08:41 AM »

Gorkamorka!

(and Space Hulk was great on the PC/3DO)
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« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2006, 04:24:48 PM »

Lord Ebonstone-

How is the Liber Chaotica book? I have no interest in actually playing Warhammer outside of the video games, but I've read titles like The Inquisition War Collection and thought they were fabulous. The way Chaos is portrayed in Warhammer is really entertaining.

Is the book guidelines for playing, or is more like an encyclopedia with descriptions and stories?
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« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2006, 03:29:23 AM »

The Liber Chaotica book (note there are three individual books, one for each power, and a big hardcover one collecting all three plus Chaos Undivided) is excellent.  I don't have much interest in Warhammer Fantasy, but I found it to be a great book on it's own right, since many of the things translate easily between fantasy and 40k.  It's all background with no rules stuff in it.  It's really fancy, with a lot of documents dressed up like historic records, pictures, and other stuff like that.  I have the heavy as hell hardback, but it's now in paperback.

Ah, and you can check out some previews here.

If you want to know more about the intricacies of Chaos there is no better tome.  400+ pages of the unspeakable.  Any questions, just ask.  I have mine right here.

As for 40k novels, you might try the Eisenhorn trilogy, now collected in omnibus form (link).  There are also a few 40k background books.
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« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2006, 06:06:11 PM »

I played 40k back in the days of old... and by days of old I mean 1ed, when there were like _2_ Warhammer stores in all of the US, one in maryland and that was it.  I used to go to the local hobby/gamer store called "Crazy Igors" (Who I ended up working for for a while since i groomed and was more knowledgeable about almost everything than half the current staff, lol)...

I picked up so much eldar stuff it's downright silly.  Mainly troops though, go figure.

We used to play in high school in the "Strategy club"...  So they tried to keep the game from escalating outta control with very small battles making it nigh impossible to field vehicles, and the rules they had made it darn hard to actually handle vehicles.  If someone got out a dwarf bike with the shield on it, no one had and super heavy weapons, that thing had free reign to run over eveything it could find.  Soo no heavy stuff... made the game way more tactical when every troop could kill each other.  However means if I wanted to play the tournament thingies I was a trifle underpowered.

Then Harlequins came out, so I got  abunch... Then Aspect warriors came out so I got a bunch... then I stopped playing so much,..   I checked out Johnny Rebel (Civ war), Command Decision (WW2, unit scale), and ancients (Combat with armies of the ancient times)...   I am still more keen on WW 2 than 40k, the rules flow more to me and while harder to find groups, usually you have amore mature setting and usually a lot less yelling.

If I got to play with all my old stuff I prolly have I dunno... mayb 6-10k points worth of eldar.  Course it was a lot cheaper when they still made everything out of lead.


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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2006, 01:32:39 AM »

Thanks for the comments about the collection, stiffler. If you get a chance read The Inquisition War Collection by Ian Watson. It is a remarkable series, as he brilliantly paints a decaying, twisted human empire beseiged by the forces of Chaos.
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« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2006, 02:15:06 AM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 08, 2006, 01:32:39 AM

Thanks for the comments about the collection, stiffler. If you get a chance read The Inquisition War Collection by Ian Watson. It is a remarkable series, as he brilliantly paints a decaying, twisted human empire beseiged by the forces of Chaos.

Glad to help.

I have read the Inquisition War.  It was also my first experience with 40k.  I wanted to learn some more after playing Dawn of War on the PC and that trilogy definately got me hooked on the stuff.  I don't think there has been anything quite as epic in scope (or as well written), but there are still some decent 40k novels out there.

The 40k universe is so vast and deep.  If you are looking for more info on the web check out some of those links I posted above.
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