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Battlefleet Gothic is another of Games Workshop’s well-loved and sadly unavailable miniatures games. Still the upcoming Battlefleet Gothic: Armada computer game should serve as a vicarious pleasure.
The game centres around trying to stop (or succeed at) one of Abaddon’s Black Crusades. In this game there will be four playable factions: orcs, eldar, Imperium, and chaos.
Chaos ships can be upgraded to be dedicated to a particular god, which will drastically change the appearance of the ship.
The game is RTS (think Homeworld 2) and runs on the Unreal 4 engine.
Check out the promo video:
I saw a couple of people, as chance would have it, playing a game of this at a game convention this past weekend, and a couple of people still play it every once in awhile down at one of the game stores I play at.
The video game certainly looks interesting. I hope the game play lives up to the trailer. If so I think it’ll be popular with people who like the background.
I enjoyed the tabletop game back in the day, and it was the changing appearance for chaos ships that really caught my eye here. I was also happy they kept in the Nova Cannon weapon and Planet Killer ship.
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I didn’t have the cash to get into this back in the day. I split a starter set and bought a couple of Eldar ships, which still sit around unpainted in a plastic container, and possibly missing a bunch of bits. It’s a game (like WHQ) that I’d still like to pick up one day.
I played and enjoyed the game, but dumped my ships when GW dropped direct support for the game, something I mildly regret today.