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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Imperial Armour 8: Raid on Kastorel-Novem

I was quite excited to find that my recent Forgeworld order had arrived on Friday, and amongst the items that will be seen over the coming weeks was Imperial Armor 8: Raid on Kastorel-Novem. I have mixed feelings about this IA book. It is definitely a purchase for the Ork lovers out there. It has great info on the Raven Guard and Elysians. But it also continues the Forgeworld trend of championing the non-Imperium races. One of the main reasons why I collect these books are for the campaign stories, and this one is interesting because it comes from the main 40k rulebook, specifically the section on how an ork Waaaaagh! starts. The premise of the campaign is that the Raven Guard have identified a vital element to the Ork Waaagh! and are attempting to destroy it; this being one Big Mek Buzzgob and his planet turned ork Factory. The book has loads of ork vehicle rules, two ork apocalypse formations and the typically nice forgeworld photos and color pics. There are rules for two lists, and ork Dread Mob and the updated Elysians list including the Sky Talon and both Tauros variants. The Raven Guard gets rules for Shadow Captain Korvydae and expanded fluff which amounts to an IA article. All in all a good purchase for 40k fans. Closer to a must have for Ork players.

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