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Warhammer / WH40K Gaming!
Not the TT but feel free to discuss that if you like. I thought it would be worth having a specific thread for anything and everything Games Workshop-derived, which as of last year, is really quite a lot, and I'm under the impression that the games are getting quite good (not fully amazing, but definitely better than previous assware). Obviously the biggest "universe" to draw game material on, obviously Daz just wants XCom2 in the 40k universe and he's right, but in the meantime:


Dark Omen - very old but well acclaimed IIRC

Dawn Of War -
It did a pretty damn good job of being a functional RTS and being full of WH40k style.

Dawn Of War 2 -
A much tighter focus on RTT with some RPG-lite elements. Some people didn't like this focus, I did, and thought it was cool for a sequel to try something a bit different.

Fire Warrior - meant to be arse.

Warhammer Online - shut down.

Warhammer Mark Of Chaos -
I can't remember anything about this??

Space Marine -
Simple, arcadey, not mind-blowing, but good WH40k fun.

Space Hulk Ascension -
Did exactly what it was supposed to. Simple, repetitive, but well done and addictive.

Recent / Present:

Vermintide -
An unforgiving Skaven-smashing L4D2. Didn't have the staying power of the L4D games, but pretty cool.

Total Warhammer -
I've seen good things watching Cohh play it. A lot of negative reviews recently solely about aggressive DLC marketting, what-fucking-ever. Still got to play it.

Battlefleet Gothic -
Essentially a 2D RTT Battlefleet game with plenty of WH40K style. Quite repetitive with randomly generated missions, but also good fun and rather moreish.

WH40K: Eternal Crusade -
Online MP 3PS. Did anyone play this??

Mordheim -
Just started this. Stylish, interesting gameplay, overwhelming amount of stats that you don't know if you need to heed or not. Meant to be frustrating and RNG-ridden, but also good if you persist with it.

Space Hulk Deathwing -
Buggy beta put me off getting this early, but from most accounts, apart from the bugs the style of it is great and the gameplay decent. Hopefully will get polished after release.

Blood Bowl 2 -
Not really heeded this. Seems to look great?

WH40k:Sanctus Reach -
A very very lite tile-based version of the TT game, with only Space Wolves vs Orks at the moment. Looks like it would be spot on as a �5 budget title.


Dawn Of War 3 -
Reverting back to the larger scale skirmishes of DOW1, but with Imperial Knights. Woot!

Inquisitor Martyr -
Pure Diablo3-style 40K ARPG. Looks well presented but purely functional rather than inspirational.

Manowar Corsair -
Something a bit different, Warhammer pirating / trading / naval combat. Currently looks very previous-gen, but also meant to be a whole lot of fun. One to keep an eye on.

Necromunda -
No details but it's the Mordheim blokes, so they know what they're doing IF they listen to the clear criticisms of Mordheim.

N.B. I haven't listed mobile / tablet games because they're the stuff that's given GW games a bad reputation for shallow, pointless, cash-grabbing shovelware in previous years. FWIW I do quite like Warhammer Quest as an Android game - it's very basic, but fun and well-presented.
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Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade available in latest Bandai-Namco bundle 
Total War: WARHAMMER in the new Humble Monthly Bundle 
Nice One. 
Still got that stacked up to play, still got hype for it, although I doubt it's a simple "just dip in and give it a go" game.

Mordheim is still gripping me. Had a low period where I got too careless and greedy and lost a couple of wee rats, then got massively hyped for getting the RAT OGRE before discovering he is subject to Stupidity and spent 2 games doing fuck all apart from picking warts off his scrote while the rest of my disparate, unsupported Skaven got minced. Now having spent equal to his original fucking price training half my warband in the Guidance skill, he's actually doing something useful and it's all good.....if again. 
Inquisitor Martyr Open Alpha This Weekend. 
Pure Diablo clone but could be worth checking out.

This is pretty neat, especially if it turns out to be effective in gameplay and not just a gimmick: 
Warhammer Gaming Irl 
Mordheim 70% Off

TBH I've got �20s worth of gaming out of it and I'm not even on the 2nd act yet. Worth a shot at that price for sure. 
TBH, He Has A Point: 
<Shambler> czg is the worst, i'm even less hyped than i was for fricd3sp1
<czg> at least there are some bitchin' rad wh40k games coming up that you can be hyped for!
<czg> like "dude in giant armor fart simulator 2018" and "space cocksuckers" 
Inquisitor Martyr NON-OPEN Alpha Gameplay Video:

Voiceover in Fifth's accent :D

It's early access for pre-orderers only so fuck that.

OTOH the video is useful. Terrible voice and bad camera jerking whilst running, rest looks good tho, background GFX are good. 
nice detail on characters 
Blues News Item

"They offer four tiers of access ranging from a $40 version with just the game all the way to a $999.99 Grandmaster Pack which they say is for "enthusiasts," though others might choose a different word."

This is why I like Blue....straight up gaming news, with only the driest snippets of humour. 
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide in the new Humble Jumbo Bundle 8: 
Space Hulk: Deathwing with 33% off on Steam:

Been patched quite a bit and apparently was already tweaked and improved since the shoddy and underwhelming public beta (read: alpha) before release. I cancelled my pre-order based on the beta, with a view to purchasing later based on patching. Is now the time?? Hmmm, decisions decisions. 
Is Now The Time?? 
Not Even Played It More Than 10 Minutes 
even though I got it at launch... 
Space Hulk Ascension for $1 in the new Humble Bundle. 
Well Worth It. 
Right You Dicks. 
On a whim I got Space Hulk Deathwing.

Played the first 3 missions in single player on normal skill, and guess's good.

Okay so there are issues:

The UI and menus are quite fugly.
The command wheel is a bit janky.
The dialogue is as pompous as ever.
The graphic style is a bit repetitively grey and grim.
The central crosshair twitch is still there.
It's pretty maze-like.


It's more fun in single player as you get to explore the environments a lot more.
The graphics are good, if dark.
The level of GRIMDARK40KPORN is exceptional.
The grey corridors are broken up well enough:
Combat is decent. It's shooting 'stealers what do you expect.
The weapon effects are proper epilepsy-inducing. I can see this would piss some people off but I kinda like it. Assault Cannon is constant strobing, Flamer fire obscures everything. It kinda works with the "I am a fucking powerful terminator but even I can't see wtf is going on when there is bullets and stealer limbs flying everywhere".
There's mini-progression, relic collecting and micro-upgrading, which is nice enough.

In short, I'm enjoying it, and if you want to experience the Space Hulk vibe from a FPS perspective....this works. 
Yay! I Knew Streum On Studios Had It In Them. 
Look forward to trying it out time permitting 
Will be cool if someone else enjoys it, despite the mixed reviews on Steam. Played 2 more missions since then and still like it. Equipping both you and your heavy with assault cannons for the horde moments is constant 600bpm insanity. I know you're rather particular about your tastes in games (re: a fussy bitch :P), and OFC you're a terminator so you move like a terminator, slow and clunky although mouse look is slick, and weapons have spin-ups / recharges etc- it ain't Doom - but I do think this can be a lot of fun for the peaks and troughs of desolate exploration and swarming violence. I'm finding it fair on Normal and with two more skills above that it could be a pretty good challenge. 
I get Space Hulk, I get you are a walking tank and that's cool if that's the point :P 
Got back into this. Played one mission last night, went very smoothly. Started a story mission tonight, Act 2-1. Fucking chaos library full of random teleporters with no fucking indication they are teleporters. Got my warband spread all over the fucking map including my leader and rat ogre in somewhere that seemed to have no exit and no return. Started dying, decided to Abandon Mission (all homiez have to roll on the out of action table). Much injuries, my level 9 leader died, and now my new leader, poison bro, and my rat ogre are all subject to fucking stupidity so don't do anything half the game and totally fuck with my "skaven mobility" plan.


Still playing 2 more normal missions tonight tho. 
Dawn Of War 3 Is Out.

�40, mixed reviews, although I'm wary of those becuase of the whining over DOW2 taking a different gameplay direction to DOW1 despite it being a very good game. But got enough stuff to play for now so will see how it settles. It will go on my "imminent RTSes to buy" list which is, errr, rather short.

Did another mission of SH:DW, the vibes really are strong in this one. It's not just 40KPORN it's dark industrial future derelict space ship porn in general. 
Finished Space Hulk Deathwing. 
It was good. A bit too short. Steam says I played 20 hours, some of that will be alt-tabbed so maybe 15 or so hours actual playing. I expected it to be longer, it felt like maybe 2/3 of a full game size, partly because the last 2 missions (out of 7) are re-used maps so they're not as interesting to explore (although the gameplay ramps up decently).

On that basis, I'd wait for a sale price especially if you're a normal gamer (for whom the game still has merit in it's own right as a characterful gothic industrial alien shooter). For a diehard 40k / Space Hulk fan, it might be worth getting sooner.

I'll be jumping on any DLC for sure. 
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