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I'm just curious if space hulk would be as close to possible to a 40k version of hero quest?
The old board game from the 90's Hero Quest? If so, it would be kind of close I guess. Back then its opposite game was Space Crusade, which from what I'm gathering of 40k as a game now, was a really really simple version of 40k. You had the choices of Ultramarines, Blood Angels or Imperial Fists and the Alien player had control of a small army of Genestealers, Androids (Necrons), Orks, a Dreadnought (Kind of Necron-ish)and Chaos Marines.
You had limited weapons and you needed to be lucky with your die rolls as the heavy dice I think were made up of 2x 0's, 2x 1's a 2 and a 3.
Was made up of about 12 missions that you could play one at a time in one offs or link them to make a complete campaign, which I think you really needed to do in order to beat the last Mission. Didn't matter if you lost your Marines, you could still succeed and get to the next level with new reinforcements coming in between games, however if your Commander died you had to start again from the start and build him up to gain his bonuses and advantages.
You can find old copies of it on sale online on places like Ebay. Missing miniatures you could replace with current ones I think.
Well, yes in so far as it is a miniatures board game.
As Rhetorius_Galvan said, the 40k version of heroquest was Space Crusade, made by MB and GW like Heroquest, and aimed at the same demographic. Space Hulk was already about, and was a bit more for the 'hardcore' gamer- who would probably already be into 40k.
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Space crusade would definetly fit more to heroquest.
the main difference between the old mb games and the SpaceHulk, is that space hulk is set for 2 players, no more no less. The other games are set with one 'game master' who sets up the rooms and NPC's, while the heroes all play one character (or team) who collect gear. I believe advanced heroquest had experience points aswell
2-5 player boardgame, one is the game master, others pick one hero to explore the levels. one big board with a set of rooms painted on it.
Advanced Heroquest had seperate rooms and i believe Talisman worked the idea out more. publishing new heroes and races and boards. Lots of scenery like tables and treasure.
2 player boardgame,each has a group of warriors to take out the others. seperate room templates
Space Crusade: 2-4 player board game, one is the game master, rest have a space marine team with a variety of weapons (melta, bolter, flamer)
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