So, I joined the many who were not surprised to see Space Hulk come out of Games Workshop’s mystery box. GW’s just never been very good at keeping a secret.
What I was surprised to see is just how beautiful they’ve made the game look.
Yes! There are over twenty genestealers in the box, and not one of them is in the traditional genestealer pose (established in the first Space Hulk game).
I started miniatures gaming with Space Crusade– the Milton Bradley/Games Workshop joint project. I think it was very clear that they meant for the game to be Space Hulk for a younger audience (I was ten or eleven). I played a little bit of Space Hulk back then, and a little more when the second edition rolled around. Both games worked fairly well (I preferred the first edition to the second) but overall, I’m excited to see this game come back. I even have some Tyranid Attack/Advanced Space Crusade board sections, that I’m sure would make great tiles for the game (I hear they even fit together).
One of my best memories of the old days of Space Hulk was an article from Dragon Magazine featuring missions with dancing space marines. Oh, good times.