Black Library is releasing Warhammer 40K Tactica eBooks, starting with Eldar Wraithknights.
This certainly is an interesting Saturday, full of unusual releases from Games Workshop. First the Space Marines Ultramarines Chapter One-Click Bundle. Now the first of a new series of Tactica-eBooks from Black Library to help you play Warhammer 40K.
The first one is priced at £1.49.
#1 – Black Library’s New Tactica Series
Here’s the official blurb:
About this Series:
Even the lowliest units that fight on the battlefields of the 41st Millennium have the potential to achieve great deeds if they are properly employed; in the case of more powerful units, the capacity for making a game-winning impact is even greater. Each Tactica in this series provides expert guidance on using a specific unit in the most effective way possible on the tabletop, with advice ranging from the most efficient weapon configurations and optional upgrades to practical tips on target priority and how best to combine its efforts with other friendly units.
Each Tactica also contains full rules for using your unit in games of Warhammer 40,000.
#2 – Thoughts?
Warhammer 40K certainly is a complex game and it can be rather intimidating to get into. Hard to learn and easy to master? Or hard to learn and hard to master?
Either way, the demand for tactical advice for Warhammer 40K is certainly there. It has driven countless blogs, forums and online groups for years, and it is only understandable that people want to know how – say – a Wraithknight will play before putting down the money for the mini.
I suppose this used to be free on the “old” GW website? Or “old” White Dwarf material?
For better or worse, Black Library is now offering tactical advice separately for a quid and a half (at the moment) for 30 pages (a lot of which will be artwork I guess).
Honestly, I think the demand for “Tactica” ebooklets may well be larger than Black Library’s recent “background” eBooks (such as the 7-page Shuriken Catapult one). These Tactica’s will probably sell very well.
What do you think about this new Black Library venture?
Leave a comment and let me know!