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40k board game adaptation The Horus Heresy: Betrayal At Calth stomps into early access FOR THE EMPEROR

It's been yonks since Rab Florence shared his thoughts on the original board game version of The Horus Heresy: Betrayal At Calth, although judging by his enthusiastic after-action report it can be a quite thrilling experience. As Games Workshop is wont to do these days, they've licensed out the rights to the PC adaptation to a lesser-known studio. Enter small VR outfit Steel Wool Studios.…

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Blood Bowl 2: Legendary Edition adds bears to murderball

Another eight teams join the deadly sport of Blood Bowl 2 [official site] today with the launch of its first expansion. Plenty of teams have come to the sporty wargame as DLC since launch but the expansion whacks in a load at once -- including a new circus team who have trained bears to play murderball -- along with several new modes. It'll also offer…

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Total War: Warhammer II waggles Norsca race DLC as early purchase incentive

My partner is literally playing Warhammer in the living room with a friend right now. That means I've probably got enough ambient Warhammer to write an entire post about Warhammer. "Age of Sigmar" is a Warhammer phrase. So is 40K. I also remember that guy with all the eyes. The Chancellor of Eyes we call him. Hangs out with the Lord Relictor and Sir Doots…

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Man O’ War: Corsair sailing out of early access next week

Man O' War: Corsair [official site], the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's tabletop naval wargame adaptation of the music of codpiece enthusiasts Manowar, will leave early access and properly launch next Wednesday, April 19th. That's one year and four days since its initial early access launch. Rob Zancy Prematurely Evaluated the naval strategy game back then, quite enjoying sailing the fantasy seas and questing,…

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Warhammer Fantasy Battle going hack ‘n’ slashy

A hack 'n' slash adaptation of Warhammer Fantasy Battle is in development at Eko Software, the French studio known for their How to Survive action-RPGs. That's about all I can tell you. Fantasy Battle, set in the Old World, multiple playable races, and that's about it. Hacking and slashing through the grim dark future of Warhammer 40,000 was a lark in Relic Entertainment's Space Marine…

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Blood Bowl 2 Legendary Edition to add solo career mode, Goblins, Tame Bears and more

Blood Bowl 2 [official site] - the sequel to the initial digital foray for the American football/Warhammer mashup - is bringing new races, a new stadium and new game modes with the release of its Legendary Edition later in 2017. For me as a non-Warhammerer this involves the press release invocation of terms like "the Kislev Circus and their ferocious Tame Bears" and I sit…

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Necromunda coming to PC as “turn-based tactical RPG”

Of all the Games Workshop licenses, Necromunda is the one I've been hoping to see on PC. A turn-based tactical game of gang warfare in the fantastically rotten goth-tech underbelly of the 40k universe, it was my favourite tabletop game back in the day. Now that every other corner of the two Warhammer settings has been mined, the folks at Rogue Factor are finally digging…

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Feature: Not just 'ead 'unting

Dawn Of War III: Gorgutz gets a mighty makeover

Along with the rest of the Ork faction, Dawn of War III [official site] is rolling out the red carpet – well, the battle-worn, looted and bloodspattered carpet – for a familiar face: Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter. The warlord took a break from the franchise for the second game but is returning with a mighty power klaw and a striking yellow makeover for Relic's third game…

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Feature: A conscious uncoupling

Cardboard Children – The FFG/GW Divorce

The rumours were true. Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop are ending their relationship. It's a conscious uncoupling that will send shockwaves through the board gaming community, and no wonder. For a blissful period, the two were a match made in heaven. But now it's over, and everyone is just trying to wrap their heads around what it all means. As for you? You need…

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Feature: Tearing the Eldar to pieces with an orbital laser

Hands On: Dawn Of War III

Last month, I visited Relic at their home in Vancouver. As well as spending a few hours with a single, complete mission from the Dawn of War III [official site] campaign, I had the chance to sit in on short presentations from various members of the team, demonstrating how their own contributions and creativity become part of the bigger picture. There was a lot to…

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Turn-Based Marines: Warhammer 40,000 Sanctus Reach

Warhammer strategy games are thick on the ground, and my current favourites cover both the Fantasy and 40k settings. In Fantasyland we have Total Warhammer and in the grimdark future, there's Armageddon, the hexy wargame from publishers Slitherine. Dawn of War III brings RTS to the 41st millennium again soon, but Slitherine have just announced that they'll be returning to the eternal war as well.…

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Punch A Pirate: Man O’ War – Corsair Adds Melee

I've only played Man O' War: Corsair [official site] briefly, but I've enjoyed my time with it. A massive shark tried to eat my ship. Currently in Early Access, it's a loose adaptation of Games Workshop's out of print table top game of combat on the high seas, Man O' War. It's a more expansive game than its inspiration, playing out a little like Sid…

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Feature: Grimbright

Colour & Chaos: Exploring The Art And Mechanics Of Warhammer 40,000 Dawn Of War III

I’ve never seen anything quite as Warhammer 40k as the fire that rains from the sky when Relic’s representative calls in orbital bombardment on an Eldar army. It’s like the finger of an extremely angry god, a column of flame that can be dragged around the planet surface, disintegrating any unit that it touches. Eldar become brittle silhouettes, elevated by the white heat for a…

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Reforged: Total War – Warhammer Mod Support

Total War: Warhammer [official site] is so close now that I didn't expect any more announcements that would catch my attention before release, but developers Creative Assembly have just announced that they'll be including robust modding support for their fantasy battler. Though it was announced previously that the title would not benefit from official mod and Workshop support, CA and Games Workshop have been working…

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The Cold Gods: Blood Bowl II Adds Norse For Free

I thoroughly enjoyed Blood Bowl II [official site]. A huge part of that enjoyment comes from the base rules of Blood Bowl itself, which create a tactical game so compact - in both duration and fieldspace - that it's almost claustrophobic. The slightest error can lead to a turnover and a defeat, and the riskiest plays occasionally see the entire run of play overturned in…

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Feature: The Shipping Forecast

Premature Evaluation: Man O’ War – Corsair

Every Monday, Rob Zacny heads into the uncharted waters of Early Access in search of plunder and excitement. This week, Man O' War: Corsair. Warhammer is a refuge from both progress and decline. It's a safe space where you can always enjoy a militarist's historical highlight reel from the Late Middle Ages through the Enlightenment, where things will never get much better or worse. And…

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Man O’ War: Corsair Docks In Early Access

The Warhammer-themed Man O' War board game may now be discontinued, but, as you may already know, that's not stopped Games Workshop from licensing a videogame adaptation of its tabletop wargame. With Evil Twin Artworks, the makers of Victory at Sea, at its helm, Man O' War: Corsair [official site] is a naval combat adventure that's now cast its net into the seas of early…

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