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 bullyboy wrote:
 AndrewGPaul wrote:
I expect that this game will probably include Imperial heroes - Rogue Trader Janus Draik and his crew. I'm sure we'll see additional hero cards available, like with the AoS-set WQ games.


Why are people harping about a Space Marine in the box? Unless confirmed, it seems unlikely. Take out the marine and sister, you then have an opportunity to have quite a rag tag of characters without breaking the fluff too much.


Space Marines are iconic to 40k, so I guess people just assume there'll be one.
Having a Space Marine does set a higher bar for the heroes though. You can't just have "normal" humans rubbing shoulders with power armoured supersoldiers without breaking the balance or the fluff. Plus you have to explain why the marine is alone. Is he Deathwatch? An Exile? Some new rank of Primaris commando spy?


Still, my best guess for the heroes are the Rogue Trader in the picture (including the Servo Skull lamp), a Space Marine, a psyker, a Craftworld Eldar (probs a ranger) then 1 or two other more esoteric choices.

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frankelee wrote:
 Mymearan wrote:
 lord_blackfang wrote:
Kdash wrote:

Between 40k, AoS, Titanticus, Shadespire, Speed Freaks, Necromunda, Kill Team, AoS Champions, Bloodbowl, the new LOTRs, this and all the other Quests, I just don’t have the time, money or effort to put into a new boxed game every other month (not sure how anyone else has it either). As such, I’ll likely be giving this a miss unless it offers me a reasonable reason to pick up the minis for 40k, and I’ll just stick to the main games for now.

But that's the new sales model. A new game every other month so you don't have time to properly try any of them out and see how half-assed they all are before you're already moving to the next big release.


It is? How many half-assed games have they released in the last year? I see Shadespire, Necromunda, Titanicus, Kill Team, Blitz Bowl, AoS Champions, Renegade... of those, I can see an argument for Renegade, which despite having post-release support in WD is mostly a vessel to sell Knights. Other than that... not really. So I'd be curious what you're basing this on. I've seen you saying this Before without backing it up with examples. You might have had a point in 2016, but that's two years ago.


Hmmm, I don't know that, rhetorically speaking, saying somebody's behavior was two years ago so it is too ancient to count is really agreed upon as being a universal truth. I thought the point was a little salty at first, but looking through that list, Renegade and Shadow War definitely support it, Blood Bowl and Necromunda are just redos, don't know about Titanicus yet... seems like Geedubs definitely prioritize cramming a lot of stuff out there, and it's pretty hit or miss.


Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not salty about all the games, and I don’t play/haven’t purchased the vast majority of them.

My point was in regards to the fact that there are now so many of them, that it feels like the game itself is pointless and won’t/will struggle to, last. As such, I will only even begin to consider buying it IF the models inside are worth it as a boxed set, over getting 1 or 2 kits individually on release.

For example, I brought Renegade simply because it was a fantastic deal. I’ve not touched any of the other games.
   
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 lord_blackfang wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
Seeing as it features a Rogue Trader I'd expect more of a non-standard cast of characters and archetypes, as opposed to a Guardsman, a Sister and a Marine.

Would be great to see them do a new plastic preacher / missionary.


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I have high hopes for this!
   
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Dibs on the primaris marine in the company.

I wonder if this will tie into the marine game (the one vs. Necrons) we were hearing about some months ago?

It would be nice to see some support in WD or elsewhere so you could use figures from Rogue Trader in this game and vice versa.

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I really hope this is more along the lines of the original WHQ. LOVED that game !!! That being said, even if it isn't, this is a must-have for me.

Jeesh, GW's hands have been in my wallet all summer and, while uncomfortable, I am getting used to it !! They've really been drawing me back in with all the cool releases.



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It won't be, it'll be a huge disappointment just like the other two Warhammer Quest games they released a couple of years ago.
   
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Is it too much to hope for a Eldar Exodite? The remark about bringing characters from the fluff gives me a sliver of hope.
   
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Kendo wrote:
Is it too much to hope for a Eldar Exodite? The remark about bringing characters from the fluff gives me a sliver of hope.


It's not outside the realms of possibility but I wouldn't hold your breath.

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Kendo wrote:
Is it too much to hope for a Eldar Exodite? The remark about bringing characters from the fluff gives me a sliver of hope.


Well if we look at the two other recent WHQ and their (excellent) Heroes crew, we could really see an Eldar in the lot.

Will it be an Exodite ? Quite possible as GW currently seems to love to re-releasing / exploring anew old concepts.

Also, the Rogue Trader Janus "Darke" from William King's Farseer novel is allied with Eldars ; he is probably an inspiration for the new Rogue Trader Janus" Draik" from the Blackstone set.



Speaking about "characters from the fluff", I'm wondering if the big boss will be Zaraphiston ?

If the Black Legion / the Lost and the Damned are indeed the bad guys in the game, then Zaraphiston would be a good big boss, sent by the Despoiler to take control of the Blackstone Fortress...

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I'd lean more towards a Corsair before an Exodite.
   
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Yeah of all the Eldar types the Exodites would IMO be the least likely to turn up on a Blackstone.

The mini dex's with the RT Kill team box do have me wondering about 40k support for whatever comes in Blackstone Fortress. Hopefully the "heroes" will be more diverse than a RT and there retinue.
   
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The AOS WHQ models all got their own rules for regular game use IIRC.

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 BrookM wrote:
The AOS WHQ models all got their own rules for regular game use IIRC.

Indeed they did. The two Aelves(Tenebrael Shard and Mistweaver Saih) are even just keyworded as "Aelf"
   
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I'd bet money that the Rogue Trader characters will be useable, if only by a White Dwarf article.
   
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Chances are the datasheet(s) can be found online in the webstore under the Downloads tab or on WarCom.

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Is this game an expansion for the Rogue Trader boxed set?



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 Grot 6 wrote:
Is this game an expansion for the Rogue Trader boxed set?


No, it’s 40k Warhammer Quest.
   
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So...why in the title is the 40k in triple brackets? It conjures up connotations that...well, I think that topic just got banned from Dakka.

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
So...why in the title is the 40k in triple brackets? It conjures up connotations that...well, I think that topic just got banned from Dakka.

To call attention to the fact it's for 40K, unlike all of the other Warhammer Quest games which were for WHFB or AoS.

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Just fetched my crystal ball from the attic. 40K WHQ will include:

Heroes:
- Rogue Trader
- DW Primaris
- SOB
- Squat Merc

Villains:
- Mutated nurgle scum because we hadn´t had enough of these guys, yet.


Sly Marbo will get rules for WHQ in the corresponding WD.
   
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 Strg Alt wrote:
Just fetched my crystal ball from the attic. 40K WHQ will include:

Heroes:
- Rogue Trader
- DW Primaris
- SOB
- Squat Merc

Villains:
- Mutated nurgle scum because we hadn´t had enough of these guys, yet.


Sly Marbo will get rules for WHQ in the corresponding WD.


I'm honestly hoping it'll be like Silver Tower, in that you have tons of options you can bring in from other games. I know it's not canon-friendly, but it'd be cool to have your friends over and bring in your favorite model to use as your hero. I can see it now...

An Incubi, a Deathwatch Reiver, an Ork Commando, and a Necron Immortal walk into a Blackstone Fortress...
   
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 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
 Strg Alt wrote:
Just fetched my crystal ball from the attic. 40K WHQ will include:

Heroes:
- Rogue Trader
- DW Primaris
- SOB
- Squat Merc

Villains:
- Mutated nurgle scum because we hadn´t had enough of these guys, yet.


Sly Marbo will get rules for WHQ in the corresponding WD.


I'm honestly hoping it'll be like Silver Tower, in that you have tons of options you can bring in from other games. I know it's not canon-friendly, but it'd be cool to have your friends over and bring in your favorite model to use as your hero. I can see it now...

An Incubi, a Deathwatch Reiver, an Ork Commando, and a Necron Immortal walk into a Blackstone Fortress...


Sounds like the beginning of a joke...:
Two squats enter a pub:
Squats: "Two half pints, please."
Barkeeper: "I see that. What do you want to drink?"

Board tiles will be of exquisite material but my crystall ball hasn´t revealed any kind of furniture. Hmm, Hero Quest won´t have a worthy successor after all.
I am quite sure that there will be a load of additional characters presented in WD.
   
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 Strg Alt wrote:
Board tiles will be of exquisite material but my crystall ball hasn´t revealed any kind of furniture. Hmm, Hero Quest won´t have a worthy successor after all.
I am quite sure that there will be a load of additional characters presented in WD.


The fact that you're implying White Dwarf is going to be anything more than GW ads and spanking over their new toys makes me know your Crystal Ball has been dropped too many times.

I had a subscription to WD for the last 2 years and I can count on one hand how many issues had rules for their games. And I can still eat with chopsticks on that same hand.
   
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 Ghaz wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
So...why in the title is the 40k in triple brackets? It conjures up connotations that...well, I think that topic just got banned from Dakka.

To call attention to the fact it's for 40K, unlike all of the other Warhammer Quest games which were for WHFB or AoS.


Perhaps using stars would serve that purpose while decreasing the chance for misunderstandings? Like, ***40k*** is {{{Marneus Clagar's}}} favorite game. The only reason he beats Cato Sicarius at ***40k*** is because {{{Grammaticus}}} and his Cabal pull strings behind the scenes.

   
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Rogue Trader
Arcoflagellant/murder servitor
Deathwatch marine
Explorator
Kroot tracker

Eldar (trying to reclaim it), Chaos (trying to destroy it) and Genestealers (already there) as baddies.

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 Adeptus Doritos wrote:
I had a subscription to WD for the last 2 years and I can count on one hand how many issues had rules for their games. And I can still eat with chopsticks on that same hand.


Then you must have a lot of fingers on your hand. I just had a quick skim through this years eight issues so far, and all of them have at least one article with new rules for a GW game.
   
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According to those at the event, there are Ratlings present in unit numbers for this boxed set--so I'm not quite sure how exactly this is going to work?
   
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Ratlings? In Quest?

   
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 Kanluwen wrote:
According to those at the event, there are Ratlings present in unit numbers for this boxed set--so I'm not quite sure how exactly this is going to work?


Ratlings or Ratings, or Ratling Ratings - the difference is important.
   
 
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