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« on: September 10, 2014, 03:56:47 AM »

So, it's just speculation right now, but sites are reporting that GW's announcement on the 13th is a reprint of Space Hulk. I missed out last time and will be all over this.
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 04:31:30 AM »

Oooh, I'd get that too. I've got one of the really old editions, but I've taken it with me traveling (I was young, okay?) so the box and its components is all battered now. I actually looked for the previous reprint last year, but couldn't find it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2014, 06:02:08 AM »

For somebody who's only really familiar with Games Workshop's Warhammer and 40K games, how is Space Hulk different?  I understand it's more of a linear one-on-one experience, but are the basic mechanics the same as 40K?

Also, I read that it can be played single player?  Is that a decent experience?
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014, 06:31:15 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 10, 2014, 06:02:08 AM

For somebody who's only really familiar with Games Workshop's Warhammer and 40K games, how is Space Hulk different?  I understand it's more of a linear one-on-one experience, but are the basic mechanics the same as 40K?

Space Hulk is nothing like the Warhammer games, though they share the same universe. Space Hulk is a tile-based corridor shooter with tight mechanics that are very specific to the scenario (Space Marines in Terminator armor boarding a massive Space Hulk and facing Genestealers). I wouldn't try to compare the two. This game is all about a small fire team dealing with small-scale tactical scenarios where even one character breaking formation or experiencing a weapons jam could turn the whole thing into a massacre. It's very tense and atmospheric.


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Also, I read that it can be played single player?  Is that a decent experience?

I've tried that with the old version that I have. It works, but you have to be strict with how you play the Genestealers. Always move them towards the closest targets, and make the most tactically sound choices at all times. You don't automate the Genestealers, but their tactics are mostly pretty straightforward. You do lose out on some of the psychological aspects of having another player taunt you with radar blips just outside of reach, never knowing if they're just a malfunction in the scanners or a huge swarm of enemies. Any such malfunctions will simply appear at random when you play solo.

When I played against myself, I lost.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2014, 08:13:15 AM »

If you're looking for single player, just pickup the space hulk PC version that's out now, or wait for the massively updated Ascension version that adds more RPG-like features, instead of being exactly like the board game.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 11:57:06 AM »

Or try the Space Hulk: Death Angel card game.  It's a hell of a lot of fun single player.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2014, 12:58:01 PM »

+1 on the Space Hulk card game. It's really great
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 05:30:30 PM »

Yup, love me some Death Angel.

I have the 3rd edition of Space Hulk that was released years ago.  Unfortunately, the damn tiles started warping almost minutes after I unpacked it.  It's not unplayable, but it is certainly annoying.
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2014, 01:10:56 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 10, 2014, 11:57:06 AM

Or try the Space Hulk: Death Angel card game.  It's a hell of a lot of fun single player.

Ah, but a card game gets rid of the fun of playing miniatures!  slywink

Thanks for all the info, though.
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2014, 03:09:09 PM »

You have cards as a stand in for the miniatures in Death Angel, but you could easily replace those cards with miniatures.
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2014, 03:41:29 AM »

Preorder is active, ships on the 20th

http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Space-Hulk
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2014, 08:02:15 AM »

Preordered! smile

Glad to see that this is a version with somewhat expanded rules over the old one I have. There's a librarian and a broodlord here, which I'm looking forward to seeing in action.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2014, 05:18:45 PM »

...and it looks like it's already sold out.
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2014, 06:22:54 PM »

I'd like to say that Games Workshop is doing this on purpose to raise the perceived value of this game, but it's already a steal for what you get in the box. Glad I got my preorder in.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2014, 01:35:51 AM »

Actually, it looks like I was wrong.  For anyone who is in the US, make sure to change your location in the top right.  As of 9:30PM you can still buy.  My pre-order is locked in.
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2014, 01:39:46 PM »

I have my name on a 2nd copy at my FLGS that I'd be willing to buy and ship for anyone who missed out. I was just hedging my bets so I didn't miss the chance to buy
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