August 17, 2009 ·

Space Hulk is back and I'm very excited. I played Space Hulk to death after getting my hands on the Space Hulk point and click from which is sadly no longer available.

Space Hulk has been in the rumours for well over a year, so I was a little scheptical, but Space Hulk is finally here!

I've ordered my Space Hulk box this morning. I was tempted to get 2, then realised I was being a bit silly and bought just 1 instead.

Space Hulk Tactics

Having played the Space Hulk point and click game more than any sane person should, I've learned that Real Space Hulk tactics are very different to the 'obvioius tactics' normally employed.

Playing the Genestealers is relatively straightforward, unless the Space Marine player is incredibly lucky.

Playing the Space Marine terminators however, is a very tricky and tactical affair. Simply setting up 4 guys in a room, looking down each corridor is a recipe for disaster.

In Space Hulk, you not only have to create crossing lanes of fire, but get into the habit of getting your guys into position.

One example, is what I like to call Room Cross Fire.
You place 1 Space Marine in each corner of a room (if you have 5 guys, place the heavy flamer in the middle).

The Space Marine in the bottom right corner looks North, the Space Marine in the top right corner looks West, the Smace Marine in the top left corner looks South and the Space Marine in the bottom left corner looks East. Put them ALL on Overwatch and you've covered every angle with the firepower to put down ANYTHING that comes into the room, even if one of your guns jams.

That's all on Space Hulk for now until I get my box in the post. Then there might be a Space Hulk blog from me. Who knows?


Gotthammer said...
August 17, 2009 at 6:01 AM  

You should get two! Having more tiles is always better than fewer for making your own missions. I've got two original boxes, Ultra Marines, Deathwing and Genestealer - and I always seem to be one piece short :P

Oh, it's you, Bob... said...
August 17, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

As I've posted elsewhere, a $100+ board game? Come on... GW says it's the same rules as the first edition, just new models and stuff. Can't do it.

Anthony Yeates said...
August 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM  

The Price puts me off a little, that £60 could be 3 more Forgeworld suits at Games Day, I'll have to think SH over very carefully, the termies would make great aditions to my fledgling SM army, and I could possibly find a way to magnatize them to a 40mm base so I can play SH as normal...

Chernobyl said...
August 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

A hundred bucks is a little steep for a board game. However, considering it comes with 11 termies and a termi Librarian which by themselves are on average ( gw price any way) well over 100 dollars themselves I suppose it kind of balances out.

As for me getting one considering I dont play SM or genestealers not so much.

Hr. Rohde said...
September 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

But the components... they are so nice! Its super high quality print and paper, and the tiles are embossed! Seeing some empty bullet casings? Runa finger over and you can feel them... that ain't cheap!

Everything is super nice in that box, and its the heaviest board game I ever lifted, I think!

and its fun to play!

its well worth the 100 bucks/60 quid / 600 kroner!

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