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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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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2014, 04:00:49 AM »

Just received my shipping notice.  11.2 pounds.  icon_eek  That's a heavy game!
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2014, 06:36:49 PM »

Yeah it is. Not OGRE heavy, but still.... eek
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2014, 12:31:45 AM »

Mine hasn't been shipped yet, but I'm in no real hurry.
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2014, 01:19:45 AM »

Somehow I also preordered one last weekend and got the shipping notice.  I have no idea who I'll play it with, but I figured I might as well check it out.   retard
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2014, 02:49:03 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on September 19, 2014, 12:31:45 AM

Mine hasn't been shipped yet, but I'm in no real hurry.
Mine might have shipped faster but you still might get it before me.  I chose the free shipping option and the delivery estimate is the 26th.  Apparently they strapped the box to a turtle and itís walking its way here from Tennessee.
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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2014, 07:42:57 AM »

Quote from: Lordnine on September 19, 2014, 02:49:03 AM

Quote from: TiLT on September 19, 2014, 12:31:45 AM

Mine hasn't been shipped yet, but I'm in no real hurry.
Mine might have shipped faster but you still might get it before me.  I chose the free shipping option and the delivery estimate is the 26th.  Apparently they strapped the box to a turtle and itís walking its way here from Tennessee.

Nah, it'll be the same with mine. Remember that mine will need to pass several country borders, and most delivery companies don't deliver to my city (despite it being Norway's third largest) and instead hand it over to the official postal company. My shipment should take 4-6 days, I expect. Once it's shipped.
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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2014, 10:27:01 AM »

Quote from: Lordnine on September 19, 2014, 02:49:03 AM

... Apparently they strapped the box to a turtle and itís walking its way here from Tennessee.

Your copy is mine forever now! Miiine!

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Anyway, let me know what you guys think of the game whenever you get it.
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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2014, 02:30:29 PM »

Just found out the package is shipping ďsmart postĒ for the rest of the trip.   mad

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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2014, 02:57:51 PM »

Mine is estimated to arrive on Thursday. Based on experience that is probably accurate, though it could end up being delayed to Friday.
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« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2014, 05:51:50 PM »

Mine is on the truck for delivery today, so I should have a fun present to open when I get home. 
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2014, 06:56:00 PM »

Well, for the first time ever, Smart Post did not completely suck and my packaged arrived ahead of time. 

The quality of the components is really impressive, and frankly, a little daunting.  Iíve been painting the miniatures for some of my other games and have been very happy with the results but the difference in quality is really night and day.

One last thing, check the bottom of your shipping box before you throw it away.  Mine had a poster print of the box cover, ready for framing/hanging.
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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2014, 07:30:43 PM »

Yeah, mine arrived last night and it is definitely a formidable box.  I'll have to check for that poster print, i didn't see it on first unpacking.

I think I'll need to make a trip to the hobby shop this weekend or something to pick up some paints and other gear, it's been several years since I painted minis, but I think that could be a fun thing to get back into.  At least in this limited aspect, heh.
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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2014, 07:36:51 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 23, 2014, 07:30:43 PM

Yeah, mine arrived last night and it is definitely a formidable box.  I'll have to check for that poster print, i didn't see it on first unpacking.

I think I'll need to make a trip to the hobby shop this weekend or something to pick up some paints and other gear, it's been several years since I painted minis, but I think that could be a fun thing to get back into.  At least in this limited aspect, heh.

Come join us in the miniatures painting thread at OO for some guidance, if you want to. Unless you're already there, because I can't recall everyone who's participated in that thread. Tongue
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« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2014, 09:01:55 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on September 23, 2014, 07:36:51 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 23, 2014, 07:30:43 PM

Yeah, mine arrived last night and it is definitely a formidable box.  I'll have to check for that poster print, i didn't see it on first unpacking.

I think I'll need to make a trip to the hobby shop this weekend or something to pick up some paints and other gear, it's been several years since I painted minis, but I think that could be a fun thing to get back into.  At least in this limited aspect, heh.

Come join us in the miniatures painting thread at OO for some guidance, if you want to. Unless you're already there, because I can't recall everyone who's participated in that thread. Tongue

Cool, I'm checking that out now.  I'm not sure I'll be confident enough to post any pictures of my horrible painting, but it's nice to have some inspiration and see other people going through the same re-learning process.  smile

This all comes at kind of a bad time with the onslaught of fall games starting, it would have been a good indoor project for a slower time of year.
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« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2014, 03:53:20 PM »

Well, I did manage to play my first game of Space Hulk this weekend.  Neither of us had ever played before so there was quite a bit of rule checking but it still managed to be quite fun.  Iím not sure if itís $130 worth of fun but the individual components are the best Iíve ever seen in a board game so I really canít complain too much.

I give it a moderate recommendation for the people who want to pick it up in 5 years when the next reprinting occurs.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2014, 09:28:43 AM »

I got my edition the previous time, a couple of years ago. Painted all the figures (there sure are lots of genestealers!). Played it about 6 or 7 times since I guess?
It's a nice game, but in my opinion it's not worth that amount of money, nor the very high praise it usually gets. I agree that it's very fun, and streamlined, but it's really a very simple game with (nowadays) nothing revolutionary about it. I don't regret buying it though, just don't understand the fuss about it really.
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« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2014, 03:17:48 PM »

If you like Space Hulk, you may be interested in Earth Reborn.  It has a very unique action system that involves assigning drawn or purchased action tiles to each character every turn.  I love that.  Just wish I could get it to the table more often.
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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2014, 03:21:02 PM »

Great suggestion. I have it smile

I've also got Doom: the boardgame, Hybrid, Mice & Mystics, Mansions of Madness and Flash Point: Fire Rescue.

I like miniature games smile And I think the above examples are just as fun as Space Hulk, as a reference.
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« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2014, 11:06:29 PM »

First batch of Terminators!



Will be adding a wash for extra detail but pretty happy with the results so far.
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« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2014, 08:20:26 AM »

Nice! I haven't even assembled my genestealer minis yet (though I have assembled the terminators). Too much gaming going on for me to consider painting anything right now.
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