It looks like this is our Warhammer 40k event, Ultramarines vs Word Bearers in celebration of Dan Abnett's novel release, Know No Fear. Not quite what I was expecting, but still nice to see something for 40k...... The event is set for February 18th. It's starting to feel like our hobby (40k) is being treated like a  GW specialist game. No other details yet.


via Games Workshop
Attention defenders of the Imperium - the God-Emperor needs you to fight against the Ruinous Powers! On 18th February, all across the world, the forces of Chaos, spearheaded by the Word Bearers Legion, will attempt to destroy the Ultramarines Chapter once and for all.

Ten millennia ago, the Word Bearers struck and Calth burned. At great cost, the Ultramarines drove their enemies from the world and into the darkness. Now they have returned. In the ruins of Calth and across the worlds of Ultramar, Chaos forces led by the Word Bearers take their revenge on the defenders of the Imperium. The Ultramarines are hard-pressed to see off the threat, and they need allies. Build your forces and take part in this day of devastation. Field your Space Marines and Imperial Guard in defence of Ultramar, or bring Daemons and Chaos Space Marines and finish what was started ten thousand years ago.

Hobby Centres around the world will be running massive games of Warhammer 40,000 to celebrate the eagerly anticipated Horus Heresy novel by Dan Abnett, Know No Fear. The story in the book takes place around the invasion of the Ultramar sector and the battle for Calth. To commemorate the events during the Heresy and the ripples of effect this had in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, many of our stores will be fighting huge battles in the never-ending war on various planets across the sector.

We've already heard tale of battles taking place on space stations, moons and even underground, from Cities of Death battles to massive, shop-sized Apocalypse games. Sounds like things could get pretty messy on the gaming table, if you ask me. Make sure to drop by your local Hobby Centre or check out their Facebook page, where you can find out more about the day's events.

Don't forget, if you've got any great Word Bearers or Ultramarines hobby, we'd love to see it...

18 Comments:

  1. This is so exciting....oh wait, they once again completely ignore independent retailers. Never mind, as 'my' closest GW hobby center is...I dunno, maybe 5-6 hours away.

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  2. Yup, I'm not driving two hours to sit in my tiny little one man GW store that closes for 2 hours a day for lunch.

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  3. IG and SM vs Daemons and CSM? seems hardly fair, from the codices alone.

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    1. Two of the worst codices versus a group consisting of nearly the entire better half of the books in the game? I completely fail to see how this can go badly.

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    2. Spaces Marines aren't in the better half...

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    3. No, but there are a lot of Space Marine codexes and only one Chaos Space Marine codex. The guy who runs it will probably let Grey Knights join in too, to make it more unbalanced. At least wait until our new codex cones out.
      Well, unlike most people here by the sound of it, I can get to my store in less than half an hour. Unfortunately, the one guy who runs it never takes any notice of this stuff, and spends most of his time having a break anyway.

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  4. Wow isn't this too much for the 1 guy that works in the store to handle???

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  5. Yeah, it sucks how 40k is always taking a taking a back seat to other GW games....

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  6. Unfortunately chaos isn't good enough for this to be fun or fair, don't see the point.

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    1. I politely disagree, Dalinair. Chaos Space Marines won the Ard Boyz Final Invitational in Oct at Fantasy Flight in Roseville, MN. The Chaos player was damn good. Great push/pull army.

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  7. I love the setting but this is a major limitation, mostly playing Dark Eldar and Necrons at the moment and where do they fit in?! Unless they give us armies to use on the day (what is the point in us being in the hobby then?) this is just too limited in all regards for one of the top 3 (2 in my opinion) GW universes let alone its 25th anniversary! Plunge a a random none important sector into war would at least include all of us and the chance for us to make our own back story if we are so inclined.

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  8. Yeah I agree with the other posters, this event seems fairly sad to me

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  9. It would be interesting to see pure ultramarine (i.e. no Vulkan, Lysander, Kantor, Shrike, etc,) lists facing off against some straight Word Bearer lists... too bad there are no Word Bearer SCs around... There aren't even dark apostles.

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  10. I see the merit in all the posts so far, but from the details provided, you are missing a very serious point.

    If Chaos wins, we could see the end of the Ultramarines. Should ban all marine players from even turning up if that's going to be the result.

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    1. Rid of ultramarines? never going to happen....

      And what would I do with my army then? I'm not going to go out and buy new stuff or strip all my existing models just because space marines lost some game event.

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    2. Completely agree. It would be great if GW actually adjusted the history of the game based on GW events like this. Highly doubt Ultramarine's would be eliminated as an army. People think they've heard whining about armies before. Death of a Space Marine chapter would produce whining of biblical proportions.

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  11. Bring back Squats, and if you feel that 40k is being ignored, play some Mordheim.

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    1. Mordheim is a specialist game, which are generally not supported.

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