Saturday, 23 June 2012

[mark: 00.19.00] : 6th Edition Advance Order

Surprising no one, up to and including my cat; GW have announced advanced orders for 6th Edition, releasing footage giving a snap shot inside the rule book. What they strangely fail to do is give a release date, although I'm assuming this will be the 30th June and may be covered in the latest issue of White Dwarf.

Initial thoughts are that the Gamers edition may be the best buy, with its satchel and lasgun power pack containing Munitorium dice and holders; I note that the satchel has three pouches so I'm guessing it's one for each power pack dice set, handy.

The Collector’s edition only offers a nice box and fancy paper, which bemuses me a little, what’s the point of a rule book that you're not going to want to take gaming with you?

Anyway set that cursor to hover over the pause button and gaze at the beast that’s going to bite a big hole in our wallets.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Books in Brief : Deliverance Lost by Gav Thorpe

Gav Thorpe has been steadily building his vision of the Heresy era Raven Guard with the audio drama Ravens Flight and short story The Face of Treachery (featured in Age of Darkness). Now he is given a full novel to 'stretch the wings' of this Legion.

Deliverance Lost is a solid addition to the Heresy series, whilst it doesn't soar to the heights of say A Thousand Sons it certainly doesn't nose dive like Descent of Angels.

The novel has a lot going for it, Gav has engineered a fitting feud between the Raven Guard and the Alpha Legion, the two most clandestine of the Space Marine Legions; providing a lot of information on the origins of the Ravens 'gorilla warfare' doctrine and expanding on the Alphas shadowy and ultra covert methods.

[mark: -1.22.50] : 6th Edition Teaser Pt III

Here is the third teaser for 6th Edition released on the Games Workshop Site and it's really picking up pace; it's much longer, featuring some great artwork. Although anyone with half an eye on the Blogosphere will have noticed the deluge of 'leaked' information has swept on past the official build up, like the Ringwraiths getting a good dunking at the Ford of Bruinen.

Still it's all good and all adds to the anticipation, with all this talk of Allies and Abhumans I'm very hopeful that good times lie ahead with 6th.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

[mark: -2.13.00] : 6th Edition White Dwarf Pages

In the last 24 hours leaked pages from the upcoming issue of White Dwarf, detailing some of the contents of 40k's imminent 6th Edition release, have been circulating the Blogosphere.

As regular visitors to the Veil's Edge will know, I don't tend to feature much of the rumour mill, leaving that to other Blogs with far better connections than I (I got the heads up on this leak from Natfka's Faeit 212 Blog which is always on the ball); but as these are most certainly the genuine article, I thought them worth a repost for those that haven't seen them yet.

Also, a little time spent with Google Translate and I've got a 'rough' translation of some the Spanish pages (shown in italics), mores specifically in relation to the Psychic Cards. Looks like you now have the choice of using your codex specific Psychics or the Powers allowed to your particular army from the new decks.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

[mark: -3.22.55] : 6th Edition Teaser Pt II

A second teaser for 6th Edition has been released on the Games Workshop Site , possibly hinting at the rumoured re-vamp and ramping up of Psychic powers for the game.

Ok so it lacks the eye watering awesomeness of a Halo teaser, it could do with a thumping good signature tune like Skyrim's 'Dragonborn' (which I think the Space Wolves probably have on loop in all their Land Raiders) and I'm a little unsettled by hearing Alma Wade at the beginning (never mind Grim Dark, that girl is just plain scary)!

But by the Throne, I'm eagerly awaiting the 23rd.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

A Paperless World? : The Quartermaster App

This month has seen Games Workshop make a belated but smart move into the digital age, so I thought it fitting to mention my introduction to another tool for the 40k hobbyist, brought forth from the MCP (ahem... I mean Apple) controlled realms of Cyberspace.

Credit goes to one of the newest recruits to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Danny for giving us the heads up on this. It's an App called Quartermaster and whilst I haven't had a lot of time to play around with it yet, first impressions are that this is a great gaming aid.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Books in Brief : The Outcast Dead by Graham McNeill

This latest outing to the 31st Millennium, under the guidance of veteran 40k writer Graham McNeill; takes another detour around the warring Legions and lands us smack bang at the heart of the Imperium, on Terra.

I found it disappointing and more than a little frustrating that Outcast Dead is another Heresy novel with no intention of moving the main storyline along, taking place in a period starting just prior to the Drop Site Massacre (I just can't say the 'I' word anymore) and leading up to the burning of Prospero.

But those feelings were soon pushed aside as McNeill's wonderfully descriptive narrative brought to life as yet unexplored environs of the Emperors Palace, including the eerie City of Sight, home of the Telepathica and the desperate squalor of the Petitioners City.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

The Clock is Ticking : 6th Edition Teaser

Late to the party (aren't I always) this came out yesterday on the Games Workshop Site and rapidly spread across the Blogosphere. The coming of 6th Edition is nothing that most 'salt chompers' weren't already expecting; but now we have a solid date 23/6/12, most likely for pre-orders and I thought it worth sharing as it's been a little quiet out here on The Edge of late.

"Permission to shout 'Bravo' at an annoyingly loud volume, sir?"