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I can't see this posted anywehre else so apologies if this isa duplicate.
BoLs has posted pictures of the upcoming nineth Imperial Armour Book based around the Badab War conflict. These are their pictures (apart from the old marks of armour made to go with this release whcih we have all seen):
Its nice to see a book focusing on Space Marine chapters for a change as the imperium really does not get its fair share of the limelite in these sorts of publications.
Yay more marines! Wonder how pathetically stupid they'll manage to make the Loyalists in this one. They seem to do it in all the rest.
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Oh come on Dan. You know you want to. Just think of all the free stuff you'll be able to con FW out of.
Do these books come with a lot of fluff stuffs? Don't ask me why but I love the Badab War stuff. I suppose that small story in the old Cityfight Campaign book about the Astral Claws and the...Star Phantoms (?) having that massive urban siege just caught my imagination like a lot.
I might actually buy one of these books....somewhat sadly (for my wallet). Are these kinds of FW publications usually of good quality?
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I’d recommend them, especially if they detail something you are particularly interest in.
They are expensive, but generally of very good quality. I expect this book will follow the patterns of the recent IA books. The first half of the book tends to be a story, split into chapters, much like a novel but often written in the style of a historical report. I tend to read these in bed like a mini, although rather heavy Black Library novel. In between each chapter will be full page colour diagrams and illustration of the various uniforms and vehicle colour schemes featured in the campaign, sometimes with a little in the way of explanatory text. No other games workshop publication would waste (if that is the right term) so many pages of a book on such pictures (often three or four pages in a row of the same marine coloured in different ways, a real decedent luxury. The next quarter to a third details the specific units that Forge World have created to go with that release, generally a page of text with a well photoshopped photograph making the unit look real, two pages of technical drawings with a technical specifications sheet and a fourth page, basically containing a codex entry detailing the points value and rules, as well as where it fits into the relevant codex. The next section generally consists of one or two complete army lists for the armies involved. These are always slightly adapted versions of existing codices, but with new unit names and the odd new unit introduced. Importantly they are self contained and you don't need a copy f the codex upon which they were based to use them. The last, and smallest, section normally consists of a series of scenarios, generally for 40k, but often for epic, aeronautica and battle fleet gothic as well, that allow you to fight the major battles described in the story section.
The books are expensive, and something of an extravagance, but if you can afford it I think they are worth it, combining codex, novel, art book and 40K supplement all in one very well designed and finished package. Still if you don't have £50 laying around it’s a bit irrelevant.
seems like my Lamenters will finally get some love from GW, it's been since teh cursed foundings ^^(yes they are blood angels succesor, no they do not have death company)
May use this book as an excuse to start a nice themed marine army, lots of the Badab war chapters have some sick background.
PROUD TO BE IN THE BRITISH ARMY.
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