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Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 6/26/2014 6:16:24 PM   
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Decided to give the novels ago and read NightLords Omnibus..amazing read. I then went online and ordered a few more Omnibus editions. So this game has alot more interest for me.

I'm sill confused about the scale though? What does a unit of Space marines represent? Or a Tank?

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 6/26/2014 9:55:20 PM   
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Try anything by Dan Abnett Wodin, he's really good and Graham McNeils Storm of Iron...

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 6/27/2014 3:09:03 AM   
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Went a bit book crazy and bought...(All second hand except NightLords. The Founding was like new.)

NightLords Omnibus
Ultramarines Omnibus
Blood Angels Omnibus Vol 1
Blood Angels Omnibus Vol 2
Grey Knights Omnibus
The Founding Omnibus

The Saint Omnibus ( I already had this for awhile now, didn't realise when I bough it i was No 2 so I can read it once I finish The Founding)
SPace Wolf Omnibus (Had this awhile)

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 6/27/2014 11:56:47 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: wodin

Went a bit book crazy and bought...(All second hand except NightLords. The Founding was like new.)

NightLords Omnibus
Ultramarines Omnibus
Blood Angels Omnibus Vol 1
Blood Angels Omnibus Vol 2
Grey Knights Omnibus
The Founding Omnibus

The Saint Omnibus ( I already had this for awhile now, didn't realise when I bough it i was No 2 so I can read it once I finish The Founding)
SPace Wolf Omnibus (Had this awhile)


Good reads all!

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 6/28/2014 10:27:10 AM   
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NightLords was superb. Even someone not into WH40K would olove it I'm sure. Dark and engaging storyline. One moment your routing for Talos next you find him abhorrent and then later you warm to him again.

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 7/18/2014 10:07:21 PM   
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The Cephias Caine series is really good, interjects a little humor with the carnage. (Andrea Mitchell)

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 8/7/2014 9:01:33 AM   
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Yeah, I really enjoy the books too. At the moment, making a slow way through the Horus Heresy. But will probably read the Eisenhorn omnibus next.

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 8/7/2014 2:21:35 PM   
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What book do you have to start off with? In case I am interested, I would like to read them in order.

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 8/7/2014 7:59:05 PM   
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I just went for the Omnibus books. Start with any really. I started with the first Space Wolf omnibus. Actually I'd recommend NightLords for a chaos space marine omnibus, First Space Wolf or Blood Angels omnibus for Imperial Space Marine and The Founding (Gaunts Ghost first omnibus) for human imperial force.

Every Omnibus is a self contained story arc.

The first two omnibus\WH40K books I read was Space Wolf first omnibus and then NightLords. Loved them. Since then those books I mention further up I've read the lot in about 2 or so months!! Just bought The Salamanders Omnibus and getting stuck into that!

The Horus Heresy series is about 10,000 years earlier. I'm not sure if your best leaving that series until your more acquainted with the universe or actually start with it. The first three books in that series need to be rea din order, after that though you can pick and choose.

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 8/7/2014 9:28:18 PM   
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I second what wodin said! Also check out The Emperor's Gift it's somewhat a prelude to this battle of Armageddon.

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 8/9/2014 8:58:28 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: v.Manstein

What book do you have to start off with? In case I am interested, I would like to read them in order.


If you are referring to my post, then the first one in the series is Horus Rising.

I just use the list from the Black Library website here

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 8/12/2014 2:07:04 PM   
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Storm of Iron was my first Black Library book, and loved it. I became a Honsou fan after that.

The Horus Heresy series is very good and lays down quite a foundation for later 40K events.

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 8/13/2014 10:49:26 PM   
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The Horus Heresy series starts out very good, and rapidly becomes VERY wobbly in quality.

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 8/14/2014 12:47:07 AM   
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I believe the first three Heresy books are must reads though. Thankfully after them you can pick and choose what to read in the series.

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 8/15/2014 1:43:25 PM   
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I played RPG's in my youth and never bought into the money pit that is miniature wargaming, but I LOVE the W40k fluff. I started with the Eisenhorn omnibus last year and became an addict. I have since read the Ravenor omnibus, Pariah, the entire Gaunt's Ghost saga, Titanicus (Titans!), Double Eagle (Battle of Britian W40k style), and Honour Imperialis (IG omnibus including stories of a Cadian Mechanized Regiment and Death Korps of Krieg). I am currently working my way through the first Ultramarines omnibus.

Can't wait for this game!

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RE: Become abit obsessed with WH40K - 11/26/2014 11:25:50 AM   
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I recommend:

Space Marine
Inquisition Wars Trilogy
Both by Ian Watson. Space Marine should be read between the first and the second book of the trilogy. These were the first novels written for the setting.

Lord of the Night. A very dark novel about a Night Lord chaos space marine infiltrating an imperial hive world.

Storm of Iron. Vauban's siege warfare in 41st millenium.

Know No Fear. About Word Bearers treacherously attacking Ultramarines. Involves using a speeding space ship as a weapon of mass destruction.

Eye of Terror - written by another sci-fi author. About a rogue trader that doesn't believe in existence of gods getting lured into the Eye of Terror. Shows the insanity of the place.

Execution Hour. One of the few Wh40k novels that faithfully show space combat in the setting and the massive distances involved.

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