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#1 Soldato Cuu

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 04:55 AM

When should be published this supplement?



#2 KommissarK

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:17 AM

The Upcoming page says May 2013. So smart money says mid June to July.



#3 Dulahan

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:21 AM

Sadly, you're probably right on the date.  though it is promising they've announced another product for the line today. 

 

I'm definitely hoping for in the next month though, since I'll probably be starting a game and would love the extra regimental creation tools for my group.



#4 Kencyr

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

Should be soon, it is advertised in the latest issue of White Dwarf and is usually out within a month of that.

 



#5 Daveyspawn

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:44 AM

A little while ago Amazon UK was advertising the release as end of April, but that's probably changed now.



#6 Soldato Cuu

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:41 AM

From the Amazon UK's website:

Hammer of The Emperor, 144 pages

release date: 16 april 2013

usually dispatched within 10-14 days

price: 22.94£



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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:32 AM

Don't forget that on the boat status also means stuck in Customs. I have had many thing I bought that its origin was China get stuck in Customs for weeks. I bought an airsoft gun that was shipped be sea, because I am cheap, and was in the same shipping container where contraband was found. I got a letter and a phone interview from US Customs and did not get my airsoft gun for 9 months. Now if I order form China its air only and since I am poor China does not get my money.

Think about it guy the average container ship can do 400+ nautical miles a day or Beijing to Los Angeles in 14ish days. If all the logistics are right you can expect a week or two for loading and unload of the vessel.  But if one thing is out of place Customs will make life a living hell for everybody.



#8 Alekzanter

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

144 pages? That's it? Either Amazon is smoking serious shard, or I've been waiting months for book half the size I (we all) expect.



#9 Tygre

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

May 2nd, going by the Upcoming page.



#10 Kasatka

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

It has been said time and again but Amazon's release times are pulled out of thin air and the system that lists them is automated - basically take everything Amazon says about release dates with a huge pinch of salt, nay - a truckload!

If you know who the suppliers are in your country it can be worth contacting them directly. For example Esdevium is the main supplier of FFG stock in the UK, so a quick call to them can often give a far more accurate release date than Amazon or elsewhere.


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#11 Darck Child

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:13 AM

According to Upcoming the book is being shiped from their warehouse and should be in stores shortly



#12 Tygre

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:34 AM

The upcoming section on this website says "Expected by:  May 2, 2013".

So start of may.

 



#13 Daveyspawn

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:03 AM

Alekzanter said:

144 pages? That's it? Either Amazon is smoking serious shard, or I've been waiting months for book half the size I (we all) expect.

Why would you expect it to be any longer than that? It's essentially the WFRP Companion for Only War judging from what content FFG state is in it.

 



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:30 AM

Daveyspawn said:

Alekzanter said:

 

144 pages? That's it? Either Amazon is smoking serious shard, or I've been waiting months for book half the size I (we all) expect.

 

 

Why would you expect it to be any longer than that? It's essentially the WFRP Companion for Only War judging from what content FFG state is in it.

 

Well The Inquisitors Handbook, Rites of Battle and Into the Storm were all 256 pages long and I for one was imaginging that Hammer of the Emperor was going to be the OW equivalent of these.



#15 KommissarK

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:52 AM

So its closer in length to the Black Crusade format? Perhaps we will see more books then.



#16 Alekzanter

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:08 AM

Face Eater said:

 

Well The Inquisitors Handbook, Rites of Battle and Into the Storm were all 256 pages long and I for one was imaginging that Hammer of the Emperor was going to be the OW equivalent of these.

 

 

My thoughts, exactly. If the new release format is more but smaller publications I'll be more than a little put out. It makes sense for Black Crusade only in the context of having a book dedicated to each of the four Ruinous Powers, having each aspect self-contained. But isn't that why the concept of "chapters" was invented? To divide things? However, if we are going to see one book released every four months for Only War that sprinkles a few new Regiments, four of five planets and their backgrounds/histories, and…what? Mini-missions at the end of each? No, thank you.

This is getting ridiculous. Quantities are getting smaller, and the prices are staying the same. Pringles potato chips: smaller can by .42 ounces, same price. Dish washing detergent: smaller bottle by .28 liquid ounces, same price. As a retail industry employee I'm appalled, and almost ashamed. However, the difference in price between The Inquisitor's Handbook and The Tome of Blood is ten bucks…but it's $50 (US) for TIH and $160 for four Tomes. That's more than three times the price increase for only two times the volume. Anyone else getting sick of this, or is it just me?



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:12 AM

With Black Crusade it was kind of fitting to have a seperate equally sized book for each of the 4 chaos powers rather than a start with a single large players guide. I thought that would be a unique departure from their previous schedule but apparently this is not the case, bit of a shame.



#18 Dulahan

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 04:41 AM

The price point announced everywhere does not look promising for it being a Fatter splat book.  I think 144 seems almost a certainty.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:39 PM

It's out!  :)

 

Chapter 1: Heroes Of The Imperium

- Armageddon Steel Legion

- Attilian Rough Riders

- Brontian Long Knives

- Death Riders Of Krieg

- Karskin

- Last Chancers

- Scintillan Fusiliers

- Tanith-First-and-Only (Spoilers included)

- Valhallan Ice Warriors

- new regimental options, new home worlds, new training doctrines, Regimental Drawbacks, and Mixed Regiments

 

Chapter 2: Advanced Field Training

- advanced specialties

- Brawler

-Breacher

- Commander

- Field Chirurgeon

- Master Of Ordnance

- Scout

- Sentry

- Sharpshooter

- Tank Ace

 

Chapter 3: Rules Of War

- New talents, Extended Armoury, Variant Equipment Patterns, Mounted Combat

 

It's pretty, it adds more to the game, from what I read I've got my money's worth !!!



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

Definitely cool.

 

Some weirder things.  Advanced specialties?  not so much the specialties, but the other options tied to them.  Like how you can essentially change to them at some nebulous point when you've made 2500 XP and spent it.  With a but!  ONLY the core Guardsmen specs can do this.  The Support ones?  Never can.  so no Ratling or Ogryn Sharpshooters.  No Commissar Brawlers.  Etc. 

 

Further, instead of an advanced spec?  You can decide to switch to a different basic guardsman spec.  Though don't get their ability bonuses (Keep your own) - though you do swap aptitudes.  Yet keep any comrades and conrade skills. 

 

Or you can double down, so to say, on your spec.  Which means an ability score bonus!

 

This really does lead to a lot of interesting options, without a doubt.






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