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Ed Ostermeyer
United States
Johnson City
Tennessee
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10
Mar 2006*
The most beautiful of the Games Workshop boardgames, hiding a slick, fast-playing game system. The Tyranids are under the gun here, more so than their Eldar victims. Should the Tyranid's swarming assault on board the Iyanden Craftworld bog down, the Eldar will quickly counterattack and drive the Tyranids back into space. This forces the Tyranids to fight their way through the guns of the Eldar fleet once more, taking huge casualties, and possibly causing the Hive Mind to call off the assault. A keeper.
2006-03-13*
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Michael Rasmussen
Denmark
Korinth
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Jan 2008*
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Steve Scothern
United Kingdom
Glasgow
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9
Sep 2013
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Ian Sharpe
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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8.5
Nov 2008*
great little game, well balanced and quite replayable. The best of the range by far.
2003-10-02*
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Maksim Smelchak
United States
Sacramento
California
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8.5
Sep 2005*
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Stuart Faulds
United Kingdom
London
London
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Mar 2004*
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Thue Eriksen
Denmark
Herning
Jylland
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See With The Eye of Imagination!
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8
Jul 2013
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Ed Holzman
United States
Seffner
Florida
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As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky, the three travellers, men of Willowdale, emerge from the forest's shadow. Fording the river, they turn south, journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of The Necromancer...
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8
Sep 2005*
As a onetime WH40K fanatic, I really like this one. The longer the game goes, the better chance the Tyranid player has to overrun the Craftworld. It positively drips atmosphere.
2005-09-23*
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Robert Kuster
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Apr 2009*
Very balanced two person strategy wargame with great looking pieces. I think Jervis Johnson did a great job on the wargames series and I don't believe they had enough exposure. If GW would try and focus more on board games and not just their "3 big ones" there is so much potential for great games from the designers that work for them.

Update - May,2010. With the release of FFG's Horus Heresy and more old GW games being redeveloped by them GW doesn't need to focus on anything but their 3 big ones. Other companies are helping them with exposure and they'll never need to design new games at this rate.
I really look forward to a remake of this game though I do feel it is my favorite out of the three.
2010-05-07
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Todd Wagner
United States
Hanover
Maryland
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Jan 2008*
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King of the Dead
United States
Los Angeles
California
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8
Sep 2008*
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Maurizio Bignoli
Italy
Novara
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Oct 2007*
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Nigel Buckle
United Kingdom
Thornton Heath
Croydon
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Omega Centauri
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Published in 2014
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Apr 2011
Bit random, especially the end and what forces you pull as the Tyranids. But overall a great 2 player asymetrical introductory conflict game.

One of my GW favourites.
2011-04-15
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John Clark
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Feb 2008*
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Ioannis Reppas
Greece
Athens
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May 2009*
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Caspar van Sliedregt
Netherlands
Enkhuizen
Noord-Holland
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“I’m 12 years old and what is this?”
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I'm not extinct ! Just hard to find...
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8
Jul 2015
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Crivens McFeegle
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Nov 2011
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Sam Rudland
United Kingdom
Cardiff
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Jan 2012
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Skanvak Drakken
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Jan 2012
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Angelus Seniores
Belgium
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Jan 2012
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scott shaffer
United States
Shippensburg
Pennsylvania
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May 2012
Eldar vs Tyranids in the 40k world. Another great Jervis Johnson product!!
2012-05-04
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David -
United Kingdom
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Oct 2013
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Mark McCloud
United Kingdom
Hull
Humberside
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Jun 2014
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Serg Hamvadera
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8
Nov 2014
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Aljoscha S. Nett
Germany
Duisburg
NRW
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7.9
Sep 2006*
I'm a 40K-Fanatic, so this hits all the right spots for me. The Random elements are not that bad imo, because they add to the rich atmosphere and tension!
2006-09-18*
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Bill Gates
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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7.5
Jan 2006*
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Belgium
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7.5
Feb 2010
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Riccardo Chiaveri
Italy
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Mi
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7.5
Oct 2010
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Ben Thornton
Australia
Edgeworth
Australia
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7.5
Nov 2011
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Edwin Raith
United States
Cromwell
Connecticut
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7.2
Sep 2014
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john roberts
United States
georgetown
Texas
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Apr 2003*
I felt it was about as fun as Battle for Armageddon, in a very different way...
2003-04-24*
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Chris Kronteres
United States
Phoenix
Arizona
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Oct 2003*
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Scott Alden
United States
Dallas
Texas
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Aldie's Full of Love!
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Feb 2004*
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Eddy Vickery
Australia
Canberra
Unspecified
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Nov 2004*
The (random) rate of arrival of the Tyrannids has a very significant impact on the outcome of the game which is why I can't rate it any higher.
2004-11-19*
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Don Weed
United States
Clemmons
North Carolina
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Aug 2008*
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Mark Wright
United Kingdom
Stockton-on-tees
Teesside
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May 2005*
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Josh Edlin
United States
Nashville
Tennessee
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Aug 2005*
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Tim Stephenson
United Kingdom
Guisborough
Unspecified
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Aug 2005*
Another satisfying but light bookcase GW game. Why dont they make more?
2005-08-20*
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Universal Head
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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7
Sep 2005*
Like all the three Games Workshop Wargame Series, a highly enjoyable, tense, atmospheric little game with a good dose of luck.
2005-09-01*
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Fred Behrendt
United States
Erie
Pennsylvania
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7
Oct 2005*
Not a great deal of replay value, but a good filler-type game.
2005-10-30*
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JR Dundas
Canada
Unspecified
Unspecified
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7
Jan 2006*
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Jack Wraith
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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7
Feb 2006*
The randomness of the assault and the Tyranid units that potentially land make the game what it is and give it it's replay value.
2006-02-16*
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Jason Hill
United States
Washington
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Jan 2007*
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Clemens Zeilinger
Austria
Salzburg
Salzburg
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Feb 2007*
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Jakob Schneider
Germany
Brühl
NRW
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May 2007*
It was fun, back in the days, but not into that GW-thingy anymore.
2007-05-04*
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Christopher Stone
United Kingdom
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
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Jul 2007*
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Jonathan Tang
United States
Portland
Oregon
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7
Jun 2009*
A very fun dicefest leading to the overrun of an Eldar Craftworld by the Tyranids. Thematically its great, I love the feel of the game. There are many different counters, and the board looks great (although small), and the combat is simple.

The one part that struck me as very odd was the ending condition for the game (if a particular double is rolled, the game ends). The variance in the game time is extremely high and so is the game experience. Aside from that, it is pretty demoralising for the Eldar player, because there isn't a way to win, you are merely trying to halt the flow of the Tyranid's advance.
2009-06-14
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Michael Rowlands
Australia
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Sep 2007*
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Robert Lautenbach
Netherlands
Amersfoort
NL
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Dec 2007*
Although the game feels very random (e.g. if it ends early due to the Tyranid player rolling double in his/her reinforcement phase, it is possible that not a single boarding action takes place!), it can be VERY engrossing when the dice rolls are not too extreme. The low complexity means that it is easy to explain and that downtime is kept to a minimum for this type of game. Love the board and the oversized counters: They keep things clear under all circumstances.
2007-12-16*
Owned
For Trade
pedro acosta
United States
Miami Shores
Florida
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Dec 2007*
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