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Space hulks are the dungeons of Warhammer 40,000. A space hulk is a gigantic agglomeration of derelict space ships, pulled together over millennia into a distinct mass.
These massive objects are a plague to the Imperium, but also an opportunity for the brave. With centuries of technology represented with them, a space hulk offers the chance of rich hauls of technological artefacts. Anyone boarding a space hulk needs to beware since they also become havens for Orks, genestealers, and chaos forces.
The Space Hulk board game has taught us that boarding this mass is often a one-way trip for even the most elite warriors, but not every space hulk is the death trap that board game might have you believe. Even if there’s something else aboard this mass of ruined hulls and drifting rock, you might never disturb it in your search for ancient technological treasures. Good luck with that.
Warhammer Community has a short article for those unfamiliar with space hulks as a feature of the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
I am surprised that space hulks have been so underused as battleground or drivers of scenarios for the wider game of Warhammer 40,000. Green tabletop fields with woods and fortifications are one thing, but the claustrophobic halls of decayed space ships is something else.
Hopefully this new version of Kill Team will push space hulks as a battleground more.