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    So up unit about 2 days ago I knew nada about warhammer 40K. I randomly stumbled onto http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Warhammer_40k_Wiki

    and started reading up on the Lore. I have to say, its pretty damn addicting to read about with such a fleshed out universe. Is anyone here into warhammer 40K? Are any of the novels worth a shit? Are any of the games worth a shit?


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    The 'Horus Heresy'-books are awesome.
    I also got a large book named 'Let The Galaxy Burn' which has loads of novels in it. One of them really stuck with me. It's a novel about a tyranid infestation and the different stages of it. At first almost nothing happens until it finally peaks with space marine drop-pods, large convoys of Imperial Guards disappearing and all that sorts of things.
    And yeah, Warhammer 40k is an awesome universe. A shame the 'Space Marine'-movie sucked dragon balls.

    edit: The story was named 'The Fall of Malvolion' by Dan Abnett. You can read it if you google it.
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    I am a fan of the universe, mostly the dark and grim nature of it... always war. And it sort of has that decayed empire feel, with worlds running from barely primitives to high tech worlds and everything in between.

    I have read a few books (got them used at a bookstore for cheap).

    Titanicus which was cool to read when the largest war machines of mankind march to war.

    Ultramarines Omnibus Collection of stories centered on the most well known (and vanilla) space marine chapters... It is ok.

    And one of the gaunt's ghost collections... Was a rather funny read at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragoni View Post
    The 'Horus Heresy'-books are awesome.
    I also got a large book named 'Let The Galaxy Burn' which has loads of novels in it. One of them really stuck with me. It's a novel about a tyranid infestation and the different stages of it. At first almost nothing happens until it finally peaks with space marine drop-pods, large convoys of Imperial Guards disappearing and all that sorts of things.
    And yeah, Warhammer 40k is an awesome universe. A shame the 'Space Marine'-movie sucked dragon balls.

    edit: The story was named 'The Fall of Malvolion' by Dan Abnett. You can read it if you google it.
    Cool, thanks man. I'm glad some of the novels are good, because even just reading lore on the Wiki is really entertaining.

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    I never got into warhammer for some reason. Isn't the MMO suppose to be some hybrid FPS / tab target game?

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    Pretty sure a Warhammer 40k movie would be entertaining. The whole IP is quite rich with lore but there hasnt really been any significant outcome in terms of games etc... which is odd considering it.

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    Warhammer 40k is a dead ripoff of the Starcraft world.
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    I fucking love fantasy that spans over literally thousands (or even tens of thousands) of years.


    Quote Originally Posted by Eldest View Post
    Warhammer 40k is a dead ripoff of the Starcraft world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldest View Post
    Warhammer 40k is a dead ripoff of the Starcraft world.
    If you didn't know Warcraft (The entire franchise) only got started because what became Warcraft I was turned down by the property rights holders of the Warhammer series because they felt it wasn't a very good game. Instead of scrapping the project Blizzard created their own lore and Warcraft was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainwalker View Post
    If you didn't know Warcraft (The entire franchise) only got started because what became Warcraft I was turned down by the property rights holders of the Warhammer series because they felt it wasn't a very good game. Instead of scrapping the project Blizzard created their own lore and Warcraft was born.
    Thats interesting. Makes sense.

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    Anything by Dan Abnett is well worth your money, especially the Gaunt's Ghosts series.

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    Interesting, didn't know the books were worth a spin...thanks for the listings everyone.

    As for games, though not heavy story I enjoyed Dawn Of War 2. Squad based, quite entertaining....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldest View Post
    Warhammer 40k is a dead ripoff of the Starcraft world.

    Im still really new to the 40K world, but from what I've read, warhammer 40K was first created in 1987, way before starcraft.



    Thanks to everyone on suggestions of novels. I might also check out that dawn of war 2 game napalm.

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    I can also recommend Eisenhorn, Ravenor and everything from the Soul Drinkers.
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    I got into the table top a while ago. Kicked ass and was really fun, rules can be a bitch though but otherwise it can be just fucking amazing to play, albeit expensive. I read the spacewolf Omnibus and wasn't impressed.
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