By Kitbasha Jay
It was a shock to all of us here at Encounter Wargaming to hear that there is a Black Reach boardgame coming out and GW hasn’t even mentioned it. This may be because it’s not being designed and produced by Games Workshop. It is being put out by a company called Devil Pig games.
This came at a shock because Games Workshop has been working hard lately at producing one off board games that go alongside Warhammer 40,000. These games, though having very different rules than 40k, come with miniatures that can be used in 40k. This time it seems they’ve allowed another company to take the reigns.
This writer is not all that familiar with Devil Pig Games but they appear to be creating a pretty cool looking board game for us 40k fanatics. It seems that they are taking one of their existing popular game systems called Heroes of Normandy, and adapting it to the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The game is titled Heroes of Black Reach.
Devil Pig’s website advertises that the game will be available mid July. We’ve found out from outside sources that they began a pre-order on July 10th…but only available to those who were already online customers of Devil Pig before that. Apparently the rest of us won’t be able to get our pre-orders in until mid September. Even then the first run won’t be shipped out until March 2018.
I apologize if this sounds negative at all…twas not my intention. I’m actually really excited to see how this game will turn out. The truth is, the more ways to experience the grimdark the better. This game actually looks absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to play it. I just have little patience for waiting around. Especially when I hear such awesome news.
If you want to check this game out…and hear it from the horse’s mouth..than check out Devil Pig Games for more info.
Until our next encounter!