Monday, September 19, 2011

Today's Roll, 19/09/2011


*(Today's Roll) includes a vast majority of topics: from news, table top wargames, movies, video games and general life stuff that comes up each day.*

**It's the blog part of the blog....I guess.**

This boxed game contains:

98-page Rulebook
Seascape Gaming Mat
10 Warships
10 Scenic Bases
7 Cog Auxiliaries
1 Dragon Auxiliary
1 Dirigible Auxiliary
7 Islands
5 Shipwreck Pieces
3 Sea Monsters
5 Treasure Tokens
12 Dice
1 Wind Gauge
2 Ship's Wheels
1 Navigation Rod
10 Warship Cards
55 Damage Cards
40 Fate Cards
12 Auxiliary Cards
10 Wound Cards
11 Miscellaneous Cards

Every year, GW tends to have a black box release that seems to come right out of left field. Last year it was Space Hulk and for no real reason we have Dread Fleet.

Heres the Blob about it:

"For two bleak decades the Undead reavers of Count Noctilus have plagued the oceans of the world. After each raid, the Dreadfleet disappears into its lair as quickly and silently as it appeared, far from the reach of Man. And yet there remains hope. Captain Jaego Roth of the Heldenhammer has vowed to hunt down and destroy Count Noctilus and his Undead captains once and for all. With him sail the most notorious and cunning of the pirate lords of Sartosa, each borne to battle upon a giant warship bristling with cannons, organ guns and bolt throwers. At the stroke of midnight on Geheimnisnacht, most forsaken of nights, the Heldenhammer and her companions sail into the realm of undeath known as the Galleon's Graveyard. One by one, Count Noctilus and his vile allies move in to stop them."

This spin-off game, really seems to be taking alot of inspiration, indirectly from the film series Pirates of the Caribbean. It's not a direct copy-cat, because they do reinvent the style a little bit to be more Warhammer-ish. I suppose the biggest catch(see what I did there 0_^) is that like the Space Hulk Spin-off last year, this is a limited time release.

 I am torn on this product, because it is pretty random and well random....from GW. I like some of the ship models, but as a whole I don't like the price tag for this release. It's really hard to get behind a game that: A) Is a limited release, B) Will not receive future support, or C) Has such a high price tag at $135.00 CAD.

This kind of release is really only for people, who want a little bit more variety in their usual mini collection. Otherwise, take it or leave it, because there is only a limited release.

THAT'S ALL FOR TODAY'S ROLL, Make sure to check in again all week for extra War and More content.


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  1. Hi Adam,

    I had pretty much the same thoughts when I first saw what was in the box. Yes, the models are nice. Yes, it's probably fun to play. But will I pay €90 for something I probably won't play more than twice?

    I bought Space Hulk, and enjoyed the few games of it I played. This game won't have the same nostalgic effect that Space Hulk did, so I'll be interested to see how it does, and how "Limited Edition" it ends up being.

  2. This must be where the dollars from Space Marine codexes(Codicies?)and armies, is going to nowadays. GW loves their trends


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