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Sentinels of Terra Preview


The first Space Marine codex supplement to be released are the Sentinels of Terra, the Imperial Fists 3rd Company. Its going to be released soon digitally, and Eddie from the Games Workshop Digital is giving us a sneak preview of the Companies background. So take a look at the image which is a released image from the GW digital editions facebook page

Of course I will be waiting for the print copy of this to come out before picking it up, but its exciting none-the-less that the first of the space marine supplements is about to go live.

Also notice that there are rules for using Sergeant Garadon in your games.

via Games Workshop Digital Editions Facebook
This book will focus on the glorious history of the 3rd Company of the Imperial Fists, and is packed with new background, rules, artwork, missions and all that good stuff.

One of their great champions at the close of the 41st Millennium is the heroic Sergeant Garadon.
We thought we’d give you a little preview of his back-story.

The new book contains all the rules to let you use this loyal Imperial Fists hero in your games. 

You’ll be able to pre-order your copy of Sentinels of Terra on the 19th October.

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  1. According to their Facebook page, the print edition of this book will be out in March 2014.

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  2. My only issue is the delay for hard copies. I don't have an iPad/kindle and it's annoying to have to wait 6 months to get my hands on stuff now.

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    1. Then it's a good thing you don't need one huh? There's two different digital versions of books now; the iBooks, iPad only one, and the e-book version. The e-book version is sold directly through the Black Library website in one of several formats that are compatible with any of several free e-book readers on your PC. Grab that, print the rules pages and you're all set.

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    2. Except some people prefer the book format, which is legitimate. Forcing them to wait is annoying, and the idea that they should just carry around a binder or a bunch of loose pieces of paper is not a solution, especially when they will probably buy the hard back copy of the book when it comes out since, again, it's their preferred format.

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    4. Then you can wait? Digital books are what....ten years old now?

      Gw is behind the curve and catching up

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    5. Yeah they can wait, but they're also allowed to be annoyed by it. There's no reason for snotty comments like pboyle's when somebody has a legitimate beef with the way GW is releasing the supplements.

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    6. I agree with the above. I think it's short sighted (and a bit greedy) for GW to have such a delay on the print copy. Print copies are also more likely to drive sales (the wow I didn't know that was out factor)

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    7. they are releasing them like this because as has been said before they are printing so many codices and army books that the printer can only handle so much and supplements would not take priorty over these other items. yes it is annoying but it's what we have.

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    8. You get two options
      1) Everyone (including digital) waits until March as their is no room in the current publishing queue
      2) The hard copies wait till March as their is no room in the current publishing queue

      I'll take #2 thanks

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    9. I'm with Chris on this one - sometimes, things are old for a good reason. The delay is essentially GW being dicks - they COULD release a physical hard copy, but they are choosing not to to try and force people over to iSpaceMarine edition.

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    10. Love the naivety of the fanbase. They have listed publishers as a major bottleneck from a business standpoint. This is still something they should be applauded for

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    11. Most companies release the digital with the hard copy. At least in the same month. This has soured myself and a lot of people I know on these suplements. And the fact that it has created an us and them arguement within our small gaming communities, I believe ahows that they need to put the release schedules closer together. I do not mean that we should all wait until March but rather have a Jan./March release? So a two month wait vs a 4 month wait? Or like I said figure out a way to drop them both at the same time. Other companies do it, so its possible.

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    12. I agree that its possible but I don't think its a decision that would fly with the big wigs who make the GW business decisions that drive us all mad. I think if they become popular you will see the wait time reduced or eliminated. I feel there is a lot more to be frustrated with when it comes to GW, so I'd rather see people focus on that. The digital team has been responding to fans and giving out teasers, so I think they deserve a little slack. I'm sure they are doing whatever they can to take care of the fans

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    13. Agree. Give GW credit here. The speed of new releases has been fantastic. Its treat that they're providing the new content digitally before printing... And it's unrealistic to expect so many new publications to be physically printed at the same pace as they are doing the digital release.

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    14. Agree. Give GW credit here. The speed of new releases has been fantastic. Its treat that they're providing the new content digitally before printing... And it's unrealistic to expect so many new publications to be physically printed at the same pace as they are doing the digital release.

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  3. Love that they are putting special characters into supplements now. So awesome!

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    1. This boades well for Iron Hands. Although I wish I didn't have to buy anothe 50dollar book to get a special character that should have been in the codex in the first place.

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  4. I'm an Ultramarines player, but I love the Astartes in general and will definitely be buying this and the Iron Hands supplement in hardcover. Those who want to collect the supplements rather than to simply have access to the rules will definitely prefer the hardcover over the digital edition any day.

    While I'm not thrilled that I have to wait several months between the digital release and the hard copy release, I'm assuming that the delay is primarily because other materials (e.g., codexes and army books) have priority at the printers.

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  5. In reality, the delay is so they can judge whether or not it will flop and react accordingly. Not to mention catching the numerous mistakes and typos, because as we all know, authors and editors have so much more to do with their time than make sure the books are RIGHT before sending it off to be published.

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    1. This I do believe. The printers can definatly handel it as they use multiple printers.

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  6. So if the pictures are anything to go by he has a Bolter or Bolt Pistol and a Power Fist. I wonder what special rules he'll have.

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    1. This is a very old book cover.

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    2. This on specifically yes but GW has been showing other pictures of a marine with powerfist in regard to Garadon recently.

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  7. I wonder if they'll have a model for him. I'm glad they're starting to put SC in these, that gives me hope that a Raven Guard SC will be in their supplement.

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