Warhammer 40K – Another Announcement – Necromunda is Back.

Necromunda Underhive

Necromunda 2017 New Cover Image
Necromunda 2017 New Cover Image
Images dropped on the Warhammer Community page yesterday.

Necromunda Is Back!

It’s been more than a decade since we last visited the Necromunda Underhive, but very soon you’ll be able to battle it out in the depths of Hive Primus.

Necromunda is a tabletop skirmish game that was first produced by Games Workshop back in 1995. It was a huge hit, but phased out a while ago.

The Necromunda Underhive is a big place, and the gangs that inhabit it are as diverse as the alien races that inhabit the 41st Millennium. Games Workshop are launching Necromunda with two classics gangs.

Between intense skirmish battles, your gang will grow from a pack of battle-hungry Juves to a feared and respected syndicate of hardened veterans. To get there, however, you’ll have to battle against your fellow players, each with a gang of their own.

The Underhive is a big place, and the gangs that inhabit it are as diverse as the alien races that inhabit the 41st Millennium. Games Workshop are launching Necromunda with two classics.

Gangs from House Escher are fast, deadly, and cruel. While lightly armoured, these cunning warrior women hold their own in melee combat, while at range, they are notorious for their use of armour-melting plasma weaponry.

Warhammer 40K Minitures and Necromunda items can be bought from / preordered at ELEMENT GAMES

Original full announcement.

Necromunda Underhive
Necromunda Underhive

Warhammer 40K RPG – New for 2017

A brief announcement was made on the Warhammer Community Website today:

Warhammer 40K Role Play – Wrath and Glory

A new Warhammer 40,000 roleplaying game is coming – soon, you’ll be able to dive into the 41st Millennium in Wrath & Glory. Tabletop roleplaying is a very different experience from wargaming – rather than commanding your forces from above, you’ll be able to inhabit characters of your own design in imaginative collaborative storytelling.

Wrath & Glory is currently in development at Ulisses North America, an experienced designer and publisher of several popular roleplaying games. We can’t reveal anything more at this point, but watch this space for updates and news, and get ready for your own adventures in the 41st Millennium.

That is all – you can read it here – but no release date, no details.

Are roleplay games the new skirmish games?

Does the world need a new 40K RPG?

The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero – In Association with Element Games

Buy Here Save 20% with Element Games (correct at time of writing)

Buy Here Save 20% with Element Games (correct at time of writing)

The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero is a game of running battles set in a city torn apart. The players must choose sides and command a force of finely detailed Citadel Miniatures in a fast-paced, brutal war for survival.

Ahzek Ahriman
Geigor Fell-Hand
5 Tartaros Terminators
30 Legion Veterans
5 Custodian Guard
5 Sisters of Silence
16 pg background book
32 pg rulebook
5 double sided board tiles representing the buildings of Prospero
15 Psychic Power cards
36 Warp energy and Willpower cards
Assorted counters
24 dice

The miniatures can be painted to represent any 30k or 40k Space Marines, only the transfer sheet and heroes are chapter specific.

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Warhammer 40,000: Priests of Mars – Novel

Warhammer 40K: Priests of Mars Book Cover
Warhammer 40K: Priests of Mars
The novel Priests of Mars is another novel from the pen of Graham McNeill set in the ever developing worlds of Warhammer 40,000. The Black Library has continued to bring works of literature from the worlds of the table top games and consistently improved the quality over the past 20 years.

Warhammer 40,000: Priests of Mars by Graham McNeill will be released in hardcover on the 2nd August 2012 and weighs in at 320 pages.

Scottish born Graham McNeill has his roots in the Warhammer worlds working as a games designer for Games Workshop before pursuing a full time writing career. He has written for the Warhammer Fantasy and the Warhammer 40K series of books, in addition to penning the Starcraft tie in novel I, Mengsk.

Plot of Warhammer 40,000: Priests of Mars

Legend tells of a foolhardy expedition, led by the radical Magos Telok, which ventured out into the unknown space beyond the Halo Worlds in search of the ?Breath of the Gods? ? an arcane device with the power to unmake and reshape the very stars themselves. Thousands of years later, the ambitious Lexell Kotov musters his Adeptus Mechanicus Explorator fleet and sets out to follow in mad old Telok?s footsteps. With the might of the Imperial Guard and the Space Marines to augment his own forces, he searches for the hidden clues which will lead him to greatest power that the galaxy has ever known. But who knows what ancient perils may yet lie outside the Imperium and the dominion of mankind?

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Dan Abnett Signing

DAN ABNETT (@VincentAbnett) will be signing the latest title in the HORUS HERESY series, KNOW NO FEAR (Black Library) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 25th February from 1 ? 2pm.

The next book in the epic and million-selling Horus Heresy series, following The Outcast Dead, Deliverance Lost and many others! Know No Fear focuses on the Battle of Calth, one of the most iconic engagements in the Horus Heresy, which scattered the Ultramarines fleet and slaughtered all who stood in the way of the Bearers Legion Action does not get better than this!

Dan Abnett is a novelist and an award-winning comic book writer. He?s written 25 novels for the Black Library, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series and the Eisenhorn and Ranor trilogies, and with Mike Lee, the Darkblade cycle. His Black Library novel Horus Rising and his Torchwood novel Border Princes (for the BBC) were both bestsellers. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent.

For more details please go to: http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/

Stand-alone Exterminatus Mode Available To Download And Play Now


Stand-alone Exterminatus Mode Available To Download And Play Now

THQ today announced that the co-op mode for Warhammer? 40,000?: Space Marine?, ?Exterminatus’ is available on Playstation?3 and PC to download for free. The version for the Xbox 360?video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will go live soon.

Players who log onto Playstation? Network or STEAM? will be prompted to download a small update which will add Exterminatus to the menu system and guide them through the add-on content download. The process for Xbox?360 will be the same when it goes live.

Space Marine’s Exterminatus mode pits an elite squad of four Space Marines against hordes of alien enemies in a score based fight to the death. Players can choose the Tactical Marine, Devastator or Assault Marine as well as utilizing any weapons and perks available to those classes.

Each of Exterminatus Mode’s scenarios, ?Assault on Hab Center Andreas’ and ?Escape From Kalkys Facility,’ feature global leader boards challenging players to better their scores by completing dynamic challenges as well as utilizing score modifiers which increase game difficulty in exchange for additional points.

Experience earned while playing this mode counts towards the game’s multiplayer ranks, allowing players to earn progression in both Co-Op and multiplayer.

Jim Huntley, Vice President of Global Brand Management commented,

“We are delighted to be able to reward the loyal fans of Space Marine with a new free mode to extend and enhance their game play experience. Exterminatus will provide a rewarding new challenge to players old and new.”

Space Marine’s Exterminatus mode is available to download for free on the Playstation?3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The Xbox?360 version will be available for free soon.

Warhammer? 40,000?: Space Marine? game details

The Warhammer? 40,000?: Space Marine? Collector's Edition
The Warhammer? 40,000?: Space Marine? Collector's Edition

WOKING, UK. May 25, 2011 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that it will be releasing a limited run Collector’s Edition for its upcoming 3rd Person Action/Shooter, Warhammer? 40,000?: Space Marine? as well as a robust collection of retail specific pre-order items to choose from.

The Warhammer? 40,000?: Space Marine? Collector’s Edition features a 10″ replica Purity Seal, a glossy hardback art book, the official Space Marine soundtrack, a premium pack of 25 character information cards and a copy of the game, packaged together in a premium box set. The Space Marine Collector’s Edition is available at selected online retailers in limited quantities.

Other exclusive pre-order offers include unique multiplayer weapon and armor skins which will allow loyal Space Marine fans to distinguish themselves further on the battlefield.

* The Elite Armour Pack, only available at GAME and Gamestation, includes the unique Space Wolves, Black Templar, Iron Warriors and Emperor’s Children chapter armour skins.

* The Golden Relic Chainsword, the primary close combat weapon for Space Marines, is available at Play.com, Zavvi and Sendit.com.

* The Golden Relic Bolter, a powerful ranged combat weapon, is available at Blockbuster.

* PC Gamers can celebrate their love of the Dawn of War? series by donning themselves in the iconic red and bone coloured armour of the Blood Ravens Chapter as well as receiving a FREE copy of Darksiders on PC when they pre-order the PC game through Steam.

* Finally PC Gamers who choose to buy a digital copy of Space Marine through select digital retailers will be offered a FREE copy of Darksiders on PC.

Set in the rich Warhammer 40,000 universe created by Games Workshop?, Space Marine is scheduled to be released worldwide for the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC on 9 September 2011.

For more information visit www.SpaceMarine.com

More Nazis in Scifi in Anno Frankenstein

Could Hitler?s ultimate weapon be our hero?s nemesis?

Anno Frankenstein

Time travelling Nazi terrorists, flailing steampunk fisticuffs, dapper swashbucklers facing Hammer Horrors from before they were born ? Ulysses Quicksilver may have travelled into the past, but has he bitten off more than he can chew?

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Release 12 May 2011 ? ?7.99 (UK) – ISBN 978-1-907519-44-4

Release 17 May 2011 ? $9.99/$12.99 (US & CAN) – ISBN 978-1-907519-45-1

Also available as an eBook

It?s temporal trouble for Quicksilver as he travels back in time to stop the ultimate weapon falling into Hitler?s hands just at the crucial moment of his defeat in the Second Great War but must infiltrate the most heavily-defended fortress on the planet to stop this malignant gift from the future from changing the past ? and erasing Quicksilver himself from history!

In the world of Pax Britannia, series creator / author Jonathan Green crafts another storming Boy?s Own steampunk adventure where Mary Shelley meets Kim Newman meets The Terminator.

About Pax Britannia

Pax Britannia was Abaddon?s fourth shared world, launching with Jonathan Green?s Unnatural History in February 2007. A steampunk alternative history set in a late twentieth century in which Queen Victoria ? now nearing the end of her sixteenth decade on the throne, and wholly dependent on steam technology for survival ? rules over the vastly wealthy, powerful and decadent Empire of Magna Britannia. Airships ply the skies overhead as gentlemen of leisure admire the dinosaurs in the London Zoo, while the Empire has extended to the Moon. Across the pond, the United Socialist States of America, loosely allied with the might of Magna Britannia, is home to dreamers, poets, madmen, and heroes, poised to usher in a new era.
The series has included six books by Jonathan Green, featuring the adventures of Ulysses Lucian Quicksilver, dandy and adventurer and agent of the throne; an omnibus collecting the first three is currently available.

About Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green is well known for his contribution to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks as well as his novels in Games Workshop?s world of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000. The creator of the world of Pax Britannia, Anno Frankenstein is his seventh novel for Abaddon.

Horus Rising – Warhammer 40K – Black Library

Horus Rising Abridged Audio Book CD

Warhammer 40K is the powerhouse world created by Games Workshop for the popular table top battle game. The books (published by The Black Library, part of GW) have lent themselves to producing fantastic quality science fiction / fantasy and many have been penned by excelent genre writers such as Mike Lee, Graham McNeill, James Swallow and, on this occassion Dan Abnett.

The step into audio is inspired, chosing quality actors to read for our listining pleasure, in this case Martyn Eliis (Sarah Jane Smith Adventures, New Adventures of Robin Hood).

Cover Blurb
It is the 31st millennium. Under the benevolent leadership of the Immortal Emperor, the Imperium of Man hasstretched out across the galaxy. It is a golden age of discovery and conquest. But now, on the eve of victory, the Emperor leaves the front lines, entrusting the great crusade to his favourite son, Horus. Promoted to Warmaster, can the idealistic Horus carry out the Emperor?s grand plan, or will this promotion sow the seeds of heresy amongst his brothers? Horus Rising is the first chapter in the epic tale of the Horus Heresy, a galactic civil war that threatened to bring about the extinction of humanity.

Major criticismby others is seen to be the fact this is an abridged version. This is not something I am bothered by, give the narrator Martyn Eliis a break. The audio is a heavy six hours long as it is. At under ?20 this still represents great value for money. If you want to know what you are missing, Dan Abnett’s book is still in print and also republished as a 5th anniversary edition in April 2011.

This is a fantastic entry point to the world of Warhammer 40K as it is not bogged down with the mythos of Warhammer and the narrative flows along with the action it describes.