Warhammer 40,000 |OT| In the Grim Darkness of the Community Forum There Is Only War

Vilix

I think Bayonetta and Samus are more iconic than Lara Croft.
I need to get around to posting the weapons used by the different races. Probably tomorrow. I've seen some videos of people who have made their own bolt guns to scale. I understand a typical issued bolter weighs 60 lbs. fully loaded and has the recoil of a self propelled rocket launcher, which makes sense since that's what it technically is.
 

Sinatar

Official GAF Bottom Feeder
I can see GW's logic behind it; why sell a fifty quid game which'll have the same content as several hundred quid worth of miniatures?

Not to mention that multiplayer would be an absolute nightmare. I had a battle with five friends of mine when we were sixteen or seventeen. Eldar vs Space Wolves vs Tyranids, on a ten feet by six feet table, and it took us three days. You just couldn't do that kind of thing with a videogame in a way that would do it justice.
I'm not talking a fixed $50 product. I'm talking an actual recreation of the tabletop game, down to having to buy virtual figurines exactly as you would the physical ones. As mentioned above, it would be like Magic Online.
 
I'm not talking a fixed $50 product. I'm talking an actual recreation of the tabletop game, down to having to buy virtual figurines exactly as you would the physical ones. As mentioned above, it would be like Magic Online.
Magic is a game that kind of transcends its format, which is why Magic Online has done so well. A digital recreation of warhammer is really the same as a very slow, very boring turned based strategy video game. The only real difference is the meta knowledge that the 40k characters and environments are supposed to be fake, or something.
 
Started listening to Horus Rising now, to get my fix of intergalactic warfare litterature. What novels in The Horus Heresy should I continue on with next? Do I need to get all of them in chronological order or are some more "lore-important" than others?

For example, I read a bit about Descent of Angels and it looks quite interesting, do I need to read anything before that one to "get it"?
 
Started listening to Horus Rising now, to get my fix of intergalactic warfare litterature. What novels in The Horus Heresy should I continue on with next? Do I need to get all of them in chronological order or are some more "lore-important" than others?
I'd go with the first 5 novels for starters.

I liked Legion (alpha legion). I'd recommend Thousand Sons and First Heretic as well.



For example, I read a bit about Descent of Angels and it looks quite interesting, do I need to read anything before that one to "get it"?
Not particularly. It serves as an origin story of sorts for the Dark Angels. IMO, this was kind of a let down. The sequel, Fall Angels, even more so... *shrug*

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Just finished the second Soul Drinkers Omnibus recently... Does anyone else think
they're an Alpha Legion off-shoot? The traitor M.O. seems similar to them. I have to wonder if Lysander is a plant too considering he's the only one of the Imperial Fists who is seen to activate the Soul Spear. It is a bit convenient at the end that he's in the company of other Fists so there's nothing saying his blood does or does not trigger the portal. :p His history on the Lexicanum site could easily be manipulated to reflect such a connection, but that's just one of my far out crazy thoughts. *shrug*
 
I enjoyed reading the last topic and this one, maybe I'll check out some of the novels later on, it just feels a bit overwhelming since there's probably so much stuff that has been released over a couple of decades =/

I think I bought some roleplaying book twenty years ago actually, think it had to do with some kind of temple/religious knights or something, the artwork was amazing but I only played on game. I should try to locate it.
 
Anyone else waiting eagerly for the release of Space Marines next week? Really looking forward to playing against them with my Tau. They've been kinda underpowered for a good while so I'm glad they'll be putting up much more of a fight. I'd consider my friend who plays vanilla marines much better player than myself but our games have been woefully one-sided since the release of the new Tau book. Will breathe new life to our gaming sessions for sure.
 
Loved Dawn of War 2, and Space Marine, so decided to pick up some books, have read the 1st 5 Horus heresy books, taking a little break from them and have started reading Rynns World which im really liking so far :)
 
looking at the DA:I makes me want a 40k inquisition rpg...
edit: I mean I know there is a tabletop rpg, I am talking video games ^^

I'll just do my play through of DA:I as if I am an imperial inquisitor, death to xenos and heretics!
 
Ah shit, thanks man.

Uh. Are all those books in the Horus Heresy story? What in the name of Robert Jordan is going on???
Around thirty books according to http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Horus_Heresy_Series#.UiM6ZECShok
Last time I checked the Black Library had released Descent of Angels!

I wish I'd purchased 'Horus Heresy: Collected Visions' years back, since it seems to be out of print now. Hopefully I can find a cheap copy online as from what I remember it was a fantastic resource of art and background.
 
I wish I'd purchased 'Horus Heresy: Collected Visions' years back, since it seems to be out of print now. Hopefully I can find a cheap copy online as from what I remember it was a fantastic resource of art and background.
"Visions of Heresy" is supposed to be an update to that, but the release date seems to have been pushed back to April 2014. It's hard to get any info on it, though they're probably going to include the full HH artwork for the books etc so far whilst ditching some of the older art (from the cards?). There's also supposed to be updated lore.
 
Started listening to Horus Rising now, to get my fix of intergalactic warfare litterature. What novels in The Horus Heresy should I continue on with next? Do I need to get all of them in chronological order or are some more "lore-important" than others?

For example, I read a bit about Descent of Angels and it looks quite interesting, do I need to read anything before that one to "get it"?
The Heresy books that I've enjoyed the most are the ones that follow the main story line (book 1-3), but all of them are good. I wish they would advance the story along a little more with the books but it's easy to see why they are milking it with these side stories. They are good so I can't complain too much.
 
I wish I'd purchased 'Horus Heresy: Collected Visions' years back, since it seems to be out of print now. Hopefully I can find a cheap copy online as from what I remember it was a fantastic resource of art and background.
I own a copy of The Horus Heresy: Collected Visions. It is an amazing book, full of fantastic art and great lore.

Friend got it for me for my birthday. Tbh I didn't think it was a particularly great present all things considered, but I still like the book! It's very impressive.
 
"Visions of Heresy" is supposed to be an update to that, but the release date seems to have been pushed back to April 2014. It's hard to get any info on it, though they're probably going to include the full HH artwork for the books etc so far whilst ditching some of the older art (from the cards?). There's also supposed to be updated lore.
That's music to my ears! I'll definitely pick up a copy when it's released!
I see what you mean about being delayed too, I've found a thread on Warseer back from last year the title was announced!

Anyone else read The Sabbat Worlds Crusades book? (I say read, but it's written more in the style of factual overview than a novel you would read front to back).
 
Most of the 40K players in my area have switched to Warmachine/Hordes. 40K lore is much better though. Love everything but the actual tabletop game.

On a tangent, anyone playing Space Hulk on steam?
 

Screaming_Gremlin

My QB is a Dick and my coach is a Nutt
Would it be useful to anyone for me to write out a long-ass, nerdy description of Black Library authors and recommendations for each of them?
Doesn't need to be that long :p. If it is from Dan Abnett or Aaron Dembski-Bowden, buy it because it will probably be awesome. The Ciaphas Cain series by Sandy Mitchell is great fun as well. Books from anyone else, buyer beware.

But honestly, it would be pretty useful. Authors like Graham McNeill do write some good books (like Storm of Iron), but he is so incredibly inconsistent.

Also, if you ever run across a book by C.S. Goto or Henry Zou at a bookstore, you should purge it by fire in the name of the Emperor. Trust me, you would be doing Barnes & Noble a favor.
 
All of you need to buy Dawn of War 2: Retribution and install elite mod on it. The last living community for the best Warhammer 40k game ever conceived.
 
No Adeptus Sororitus? OP must be purged for blasphemy.

Looks more like adeptus gaga to me :lol

Love me some 40K. I remember trying to play space crusade as a kid, but we just played with the models instead of playing the game properly. But it left me with a fondness for 40K, which was renewed when I got DoW2 a few years ago. Loved Space Marine too, and ive just finished DOW2 Retribution. Im also replaying Space Marine now too, got a bit of a hard on for 40K over the last few weeks!

Titus is a bad ass, but Davian Thule is even more boss, especially In that Dreadnought
 
I prefer that version actually, first one I found was the other.


I bought Soulstorm just because it had the SoB. I didn't see why it was so reviled.
SoB in Soulstorm has a few bugs that broke the game, granting resource or buffs from a listening post or generator, i forget already.

Aside from that SoB in the tabletop didn't get traction because of the WD codex being unusable or the lack of models/attention by GW at the time.
 
Doesn't need to be that long :p. If it is from Dan Abnett or Aaron Dembski-Bowden, buy it because it will probably be awesome. The Ciaphas Cain series by Sandy Mitchell is great fun as well. Books from anyone else, buyer beware.

But honestly, it would be pretty useful. Authors like Graham McNeill do write some good books (like Storm of Iron), but he is so incredibly inconsistent.

Also, if you ever run across a book by C.S. Goto or Henry Zou at a bookstore, you should purge it by fire in the name of the Emperor. Trust me, you would be doing Barnes & Noble a favor.
Yeah C multilaser S multilaser Goto is pretty multilaser bad multilaser
 
Just because I stumbled upon this in the Star Citizen forum somewhere. Bit over the top, but communicates the insanity of warp travel pretty well.
*Gellar fields

Now if only the Emprah had managed to finish his webway project.
 
Yeah you'll need to read A Thousand Sons to get the other side of the story (plus it's one of the best Heresy books anyway) as they were written as a pair by Abnett & O'Neill. Their covers were even drawn to match up:




You'll only get the massive Russ vs Magnus battle in A Thousand Sons as well unfortunately. Also I do get your point about Hawser being the point of view in PB, was really disappointed bearing in mind Ahriman is the point of view character in A Thousand Sons.
Ah lucky me, it's already come out as an audiobook. B) e: WTFFF Ahriman? Get hype.

Speaking of, I finished the Angel Exterminatus audiobook maybe 2 weeks ago and David Timson's Perturabo is top shelf. Too bad the book itself is just a 500 page
Honsou
origin story and some of his other performances were a little lacking (somehow his Fulgrim felt off after his reading of Fulgrim).

Titus is a bad ass, but Davian Thule is even more boss, especially In that Dreadnought
 

WanderingWind

Mecklemore Is My Favorite Wrapper
Just because I stumbled upon this in the Star Citizen forum somewhere. Bit over the top, but communicates the insanity of warp travel pretty well.

*Gellar fields

Now if only the Emprah had managed to finish his webway project.
Jesus, 8/10 of the crew? Then each ship can only make one jump ever, right?
 
I love the concept of the 40k universe but never gone deeper than the Relic games. So they basically have forgotten how the technology works? How do they make new ships and weapons? Or do they just have so many that it doesn't matter?
 
Lol not every jump has people lose that much of it's crew.

Shit can get fucked up, but the Geller Field if it holds makes it a relatively safe journey. Although some of the workers tend to go a mid mad staring into the warp.

I love the concept of the 40k universe but never gone deeper than the Relic games. So they basically have forgotten how the technology works? How do they make new ships and weapons? Or do they just have so many that it doesn't matter?
Not all the tech. Only very specialised one's like Teleportation.

Ships and weapons are made by templates and what no set before hand and most of it is known to them or known from reverse engineering. Again, certain specialised weapons and vehicles cannot be recreated and thus are only used when of vital importance.
 
Jesus, 8/10 of the crew? Then each ship can only make one jump ever, right?
It's not normally as bad as that particular passage makes out, though warp travel is pretty dangerous

Also there is always a healthy supply of 'Willing and Able Volunteers' to 'Freely and Openly Recruit' at the next Hive World you come to
 
I love the concept of the 40k universe but never gone deeper than the Relic games. So they basically have forgotten how the technology works?
The actual knowledge behind the most advanced technologies was lost forever due to the ravages of war, so kind of.

How do they make new ships and weapons? Or do they just have so many that it doesn't matter?
They build what they know and recycle what they can. Also, they use the power of prayer.