Thursday, May 25, 2017

Games Workshop: Warhammer 40K Heroes of Black Reach Boardgame Inbound

Games Workshop and Devil Pig Games announced that they will be releasing a boardgame named Warhammer 40K Heroes of Black Reach based on Devil Pig Games' popular boardgame engine.

On June 19, prepare for war! The Heroes System Tactical Scale expands beyond the Norman bocages to the very stars into the universe of Warhammer 40,000 ® !On the world-hive of Black Reach, an Ork Waaagh! breaks, jeopardizing this sector of the galaxy! You will soon be able to help the Ultramarines in their merciless fight against the Warlord Zanzag and relive the grim adventures of Captain Cato Sicarius and Sergeant Scout Marines Torias Telion!

Warhammer 40,000 is a vast, rich universe full of epic heroes, monstrous villains and a host of unique characters in between. Here, you’ll learn more about the forces vying for power, territory, and glory across the galaxy. The Adeptus Astartes, alongside the vast war machine that is the Astra Militarum and other forces of the Imperium, fight with everything at their disposal to defend Mankind and the Emperor’s realm. The forces of the Dark Gods, whether mortal or daemonic, seek dominion by tearing through the veil of reality itself and letting the power of the Warp flood the galaxy. All the while, alien races – from the barbarous Orks to the technologically advanced Tau Empire, from the ancient empire of the Necrons to their nemeses the Aeldari – look to carve out their own future amongst the stars. Will you fight for duty or vengeance? Will you raise an army for survival or the sheer bloody joy of the kill? With which force will you wage war in the far future?

The Dark Millenium

For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium, for whom a thousand souls die every day, for whom blood is drunk and flesh eaten. Human blood and human flesh – the stuff of which the Imperium is made. To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime imaginable. This is the tale of those times.

It is a universe you can live today – if you dare – for this is a dark and terrible era where you will find little comfort or hope. If you want to take part in the adventure, then prepare yourself now. Forget the power of technology, science and common humanity. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for there is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter and the laughter of thirsting gods. But the universe is a big place and, whatever happens, you will not be missed…

The Space Marines

Space Marines are organised into Chapters, each consisting of one thousand battle-brothers and possessed of their own armouries, fighting vehicles, space fleets and towering fortress monasteries. Though there is less than one warrior of the Adeptus Astartes for every planet in the Imperium, it is a testament to their sheer might and heroism that this number is still sufficient to hurl back the enemies of Humanity upon every front.

Space Marines are genetically engineered super-human warriors. Armed and armoured with the best equipment the Imperium can provide, they are the Emperor’s most elite fighting forces. To the Space Marines fall the most desperate and vital of the Imperium’s battles, holding the line where all others have fallen, or striking like the Emperor’s own blade to bring death to xenos warlords and daemonic abominations alike.

The Orks

The belligerent and warlike Orks have been a blight on the galaxy since time immemorial. The entire culture of these brutish xenos is centred around warfare. They live for the exhilaration of a good fight, the deafening thunder of gunfire, and the rush of hurtling into battle in speeding, ramshackle fighting vehicles. When gathered into their billions-strong hordes they can spell the doom of entire space sectors. Ork technology is scrapped together from whatever raw materials are found near to hand, and as a result it is ramshackle, crude and often dangerously unreliable. Despite, or perhaps because of this unpredictability, it can also be utterly deadly – to the wielder as well as his target.

When Orks gather in sufficient numbers, flocking to the banners of the hulking brutes known as Warbosses, they will embark upon a Waaagh! – an unstoppable crusade driven by unquenchable battle-lust. Vast hordes of Orks sweep across planet after planet, crushing all before them in a deafening, smoke-belching tide of clanking war machines. All semblance or order and civilisation is torn down, shattered and burned, and amidst the ashes the Orks gather around their towering war effigies, bellowing praises to the monstrous gods they call Gork and Mork.

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