Space Hulk (board game) 3rd edition available 9/5/09

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Fans have been waiting for this (catalog link) for a long time.

Introduction
What's in the Box
Overview of Play

I am so going to get this and make all the noises from the video game while I play it.

Back to the hell that spawned you!

"We are the mailed fist of the Emperor."

Holy sh*t yeah! I played hundreds of games of this as a teen. It's such a beautifully simple game that drips with atmosphere. The best part about it is how much gameplay you can get out of some pretty basic scenarios, the 'blip' system that hides how many enemy you're facing and a simple but very flexible ruleset.

I am so getting this.

A friend and I did a rough headcount back when we were playing this game to death. We figured that given there were around 1000 chapters of space marines and no more than 100 suits of terminator armour per chapter, that meant no more than about 100,000 Terminators across the entire imperium.

We figured we'd killed at least that many between us.

Their site is down. Ooo, I'll be well miffed if I can't pre-order this, given that it's limited edition and they're only printing one run of it.

God how I want this. If only my gaming group hadn't fallen apart as we all had kids and such. I may end up buying the damned thing just to ooh and ahh and dream.

This has been rumoured for a while. There's been a massive dumping of the original on eBay for the past couple of months. Good news!

Haha, ordered!

Got mine on order. That was a bit painfully expensive though but the toy factor looks ridiculous.

$100, really? That seems awfully steep. Fantasy Flight doesn't even charge quite that much and they have a ton of plastic in their big box games. I've only played Space Hulk once and it was certainly fun but I'm not sure it is quite that fun!

Hulk smash puny board game. Hey this isn't hulk in space. The internet has failed me again.

Dreaded Gazebo wrote:

$100, really? That seems awfully steep. Fantasy Flight doesn't even charge quite that much and they have a ton of plastic in their big box games. I've only played Space Hulk once and it was certainly fun but I'm not sure it is quite that fun!

Well, Descent comes in at 90 bucks retail and you can easily double that cost with expansions. When compared to the deep-discount online stores retail costs a lot. Since GW has their own retail chain I guess they don't feel the need to worry about markdowns.

Wow!! I want this so badly!!

I totally ordered this, there is no way I should be allowed a credit card...

I wonder how many copies have actually been printed. The "info" attached to the site is going on about how it's a limited run, never again to be printed, blah blah blah... but no actual print numbers have been disclosed. GW is just so weird when it comes to business decisions.

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Just in case anyone isn't familiar with Games Workshop products, the minis do not come painted.

Crouton wrote:

Just in case anyone isn't familiar with Games Workshop products, the minis do not come painted.

I was wondering. I thought that was possibly the cause of the price tag.

imbiginjapan wrote:

I wonder how many copies have actually been printed. The "info" attached to the site is going on about how it's a limited run, never again to be printed, blah blah blah... but no actual print numbers have been disclosed. GW is just so weird when it comes to business decisions.

I am wondering if this is a push for the classic line, and sometime shortly after they're going to announce an upcoming remake (likely by Fantasy Flight Games I would imagine).

I want to buy this just to add those awesome terminators to my Blood Angels army..

Has anyone read if the new corridor/room tiles will be compatible with the tiles of the 1st and 2nd editions of Space Hulk?

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I am SO THERE! I've been waiting for a new edition for over a decade! Thank you Games Workshop!

Luckily my wife is so into Arkham Horror that we have a ridiculous amount of expansions for that, she likely can't tell me to not order this. Then again, just last weekend we bought 75€ worth of GW miniatures we'll never use. Oh well. I like my toys.

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Aaand preordered. I could never forgive myself I let this one slip.

Oh wow, those 1st ed shots bring memories! How can a teenager be so stupid as to let his copy of the original game get lost somewhere in time? It's been one of my big regrets and I will now be a whole man again, once I get the new one in my hands.

Well, supposing they don't manage to screw up the gameplay, but I take it they aren't touching the rules.

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So I guess what I'm trying to say is "THANK YOU CROUTON". Yes.

Damn, I would so love to buy this, but $100 is a bit steep.

jlaakso wrote:

Oh wow, those 1st ed shots bring memories! How can a teenager be so stupid as to let his copy of the original game get lost somewhere in time? It's been one of my big regrets and I will now be a whole man again, once I get the new one in my hands.

I regret never buying the Genestealer expansion when I was teenager.

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One day I will have to track down a copy...

I think I had both the Genestealer and Deathwing expansions, too. The regret! At least we'll get some very, very nice looking new miniatures. The original's plastic Terminators were frankly laughable, although I had replaced them all (very costly) with metal Terminators somewhere down the line.

Come to think of it, the Terminators were the best miniatures I ever painted as a kid. Now I'm even more pissed at myself!

I had a PC game of this but I could never figure it out, I'd die as soon as I took control of one of the four screens.

jlaakso wrote:

I think I had both the Genestealer and Deathwing expansions, too. The regret! At least we'll get some very, very nice looking new miniatures. The original's plastic Terminators were frankly laughable, although I had replaced them all (very costly) with metal Terminators somewhere down the line.

Come to think of it, the Terminators were the best miniatures I ever painted as a kid. Now I'm even more pissed at myself!

I agree, the original Teminator miniatures were awful with their radio antennas/banner poles. Do you remember the plastic clip-on flamer weapons?

Did you have the Space Hulk Campaigns book?

doubleplusungood wrote:

I agree, the original Teminator miniatures were awful with their radio antennas/banner poles. Do you remember the plastic clip-on flamer weapons?

Did you have the Space Hulk Campaigns book?

Yes, I believe I still have one or two of those clip-on flamers in my bits box. Campaigns, though? Doesn't ring a bell, must've missed that.

I'm totally going to buy a copy of this. I'm sad that I sold my original years ago and have yet to find an affordable copy in good condition

jlaakso wrote:
doubleplusungood wrote:

I agree, the original Teminator miniatures were awful with their radio antennas/banner poles. Do you remember the plastic clip-on flamer weapons?

Did you have the Space Hulk Campaigns book?

Yes, I believe I still have one or two of those clip-on flamers in my bits box. Campaigns, though? Doesn't ring a bell, must've missed that.

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BoardGameGeek wrote:

Space Hulk Campaigns is a book containing additional missions and rules that greatly expand and enhance the popular Space Hulk game system. This is not a complete game. Copies of Space Hulk and both the Space Hulk - Deathwing Expansion and Space Hulk - Genestealer expansion expansions are required to play all of the campaigns within the book.

This 85 page hard backed book includes 24 new scenarios which can be played stand-alone or as four complete campaigns. A campaign is a linked series of between four and six missions where the outcome of each mission affects the overall chance of success in the campaign.

The included campaigns are:

The Last Stand
Four linked missions where four Space Marine squads attempt to defend an Imperial outpost from Purestrain and Hybrid infestation. Can they hold out until the relief garrison arrives?

Genestealer Invasion
Six linked missions. The Terminators and Librarians of Septimus V attempt to destroy a Genestealer patriarch deep inside the body of a crashed Space Hulk.

Necromunda
A clever set of six linked missions split into two waves. The Marine player gets to choose squads of Marines and Librarians from “army lists” and must first contain the Purestrain and Hybrids, then discover and exploit their weakness for total victory.
Sentinel V
Four linked missions split across two levels where six squads of Terminators attempt to locate and destroy a Patriarch guarded by Purestrain and Hybrid Genestealers

The book also includes a host of new rules including Space Marines in power armor (ie “normal” non-Terminator Games Workshop Space Marines,) rules for crack, frag, plasma, blind and melta grenades and rules for Traitor Terminators.

Games Workshop figures for Space Marines in power armor and Traitor Terminators are required to play the expanded rules for these units.

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