Daily Archives: November 18, 2010

Warhammer 40, 000 – Space Marine

Words can simply not express how excited I am about the new Warhammer 40, 000 video game: Space Marine.

It’s…just…so…GLORIOUS! So far I’ve made sure to get every notable Warhammer 40K-title for the PC, including Dawn Of War (with expansions) and Dawn Of War II, and also Fire Warrior. Space Marine will not be an exception. The action and graphical style seems to be extremely true to the Warhammer 40K universe, just like we, the fans, want it. I only have one thing to criticise from the trailer: “I do not fight for victory,…”? Whaaaght??! To admit defeat is to blaspheme againt The Emperor!

I understand what they mean, but a Space Marine just wouldn’t say that, especially not an Ultramarine. They have undying faith in The Emperor and the survival of the imperium; to admit that they are fighting a losing battle would be considered heresy. That’s all I’m saying. Will I care if that quote is transferred to the actual game? Hardly.

Comments in both English and Norwegian are appreciated!


What I’m reading

What is so interesting that I can’t seem to be bothered to make new painting/modelling posts every single day? I’ll tell you. 

 

Some of the litterature I have to keep up with

That’s right, it is exam time, which means I’m doing a lot of reading. And, as you can tell from the picture, it’s MOSTLY curriculum litterature. But I also spend some time on the dayly paper, the monthly car magazine and, more relevant to this blog, Warhammer 40K-litterature. Currently Dan Abnett’s The Lost omnibus. Those novels are simply addictive to me; some time ago I decided to take a break from 40k-reading, and started to read this other series. I made it through three books before I had to jump back, and now I’m busy re-learning all the names of those under Colonel-Commissar Gaunt’s command. If you have ANY interest at all in the Warhammer 40, 000-universe, I’m just telling you: The Gaunt’s Ghosts-series. Seriously.

Dan Abnett: The Lost - A Gaunt's Ghosts omnibus, the stuff I'm currently reading. Picture: Black Library

This other Warhammer 40K-series I’m reading is The Horus Heresy. The “40K-break” I had has made me unable to keep up the pace, and so I haven’t read the two latest additions; Nemesis and The First Heretic.  When I’m done with the first of four novels in The Lost, I will most certainly switch over, that I might get back on track in the 31st milennium. For those of you that don’t know: The Horus Heresy-series is about the catastrofic events that broke The Emperor’s great crusade, and plunged the galaxy into a 10, 000 years long war that rages more fiercely than ever in the 41st milennium (the present date of Warhammer 40, 000, hence the name). Epic reading, I can assure you; both dark tragedy and magnificent triumph awaits the reader of this fantastic collaborative series.

Dan Abnett: Horus Rising - The first Horus Heresy-novel. Picture: Black Library

Don’t worry though, I’m in the process of assembling a Land Raider Crusader, details will be coming soon.

Comments in both English and Norwegian are appreciated!