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The end of Blackstone Fortress

Games Workshop released a number of previews last week-end. The one that really got my attention was the latest – and last – expansion for Blackstone Fortress.

The centrepiece of the final expansion is this pair of giant drones. It’s not entirely clear how large they are, but judging by this video still, they are about twice the height of a human figure from the game, maybe more:

I like that Games Workshop have clearly announced that Ascension will be the last expansion for the game. Other games kind of fizzle out, but I like stories with an ending.

Check out this and the other previews at the Warhammer Community website.

7 comments on “The end of Blackstone Fortress

  1. spalanz
    April 24, 2020

    It’s nice to have a clear end, yeah – I just hope it isn’t the last Warhammer Quest game they make in the 40k universe, as I thought there was some real potential for crazy stuff like the rogue traders and zoats!

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    • davekay
      April 24, 2020

      Agreed and it would be nice to have a similar adventure style game featuring a rogue trader or inquisitor and their retinue, with each player having their own retinue and different objectives but still a shared game environment and common enemies.

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  2. Wudugast
    April 24, 2020

    Those giant drones look awesome – I’m excited to get my mitts on them. As for Blackstone Fortress coming to an end I have very mixed feelings, on the one hand I’ve loved it and it’s a shame that it’s ending, but on the other I’m glad it’s coming to a clear conclusion rather than being left to fizzle out and my hope is that it’s success has shown them that there’s an interest in exploring the shadowy corners of their worlds. Hopefully we’ll see more games of this sort, perhaps one set in the Mortal Realms for the next few years followed by a return to 40k with a different setting (as opposed to everything always happening in the same Blackstone Fortress!). There’s only so many games they can support so if Blackstone Fortress is ending hopefully that’s to give them breathing space to work on something else. In the meantime I need to crack on and get the rest of the expansions painted!

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    • davekay
      April 24, 2020

      They think that Warcry is their ‘something in the Mortal realms’ for now, but it would be nice to get Warhammer Quest back to its fantasy roots. Although I would like to see something based around Rogue Trader retinues.

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  3. Ann
    April 25, 2020

    I agree that it is nice to have a game that upfront obviously has a limited span to it, have a planned and executed ending rather than they just stop supporting it. As for those drones, they are big and spindly and lovely; they remind me a little of War of the Worlds.

    I like how that one on the right has a tiny copy of itself. I wonder if they big drones repair the little ones or deploy them as scouts or maybe the little drone is its baby? 🙂 🙂

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    • davekay
      April 25, 2020

      Yes, the design of the drones is really cool. It’s like the original drones were curious children, and now mum and dad have turned up!

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