Rackham came out from under serious financial problems in 2009 and began releasing AT-43 material again this year after a long dry spell. First out was the Red Blok Army Box that finally provided the long awaited Dotch Yaga (also available separately). The Therians finally got the Storm Arachn box. Then AT-43 fans got an all new race with the release of the Cogs Army Box along with the Cogs Army Book. Most recently another new faction was introduced with the release of the ONI Army Box and ONI Army Book.
So with two new armies released what’s the problem? Well the huge break between the last run of core releases and the Red Blok Army Box was a serious blow to the system as a whole. The Red Blok Army Box was a bargain but the only new unit in it was the Dotch Yaga. It was not until the release of the Cogs that the AT-43 system finally got something really new. For us we were initially excited about the Cogs but the final designs of their Striders left us uninterested and the troop ‘swords’ are better left without comment. The same goes for the ONI; while the ONI designs are very good overall the vehicles are quite tiny and seem more like toys than scale miniatures. Read the rest of this entry »
Even More New Cog Photos
There is a French site, figouz.net, that has loads of pictures of the upcoming Cogs for AT-43.
Also confirmed are at least two new army boxes for AT-43 to be released mid-year. One box is for the Cogs and the other for Red Blok. Both boxes contain everything you need to play 2,000 point games.
Rackham now has videos showing the contents of the two army boxes.
Note: These army boxes are now shipping.
New AT-43 Images
Rackham released some new AT-43 images in Cry Havoc Online #2. First up is the new Cog Prowler. This is probably the Cog’s version of a size three Strider. There are a couple funny photos of a mass of the new Therian Storm arachn. The Storm arachn appears in Operation Frostbite. Lastly are two great photos of the upcoming Red Blok Dotch Yaga. It is good to finally see some new stuff coming out for AT-43 again.
Rackham later released an even better photo of the Dotch Yaga.
AT-43 — New Scenario
Rackham released a new AT-43 scenario, Traffic Jam. It uses two of the game maps and has some interesting weather effects.
AT-43 — Cog Army Book Preview
Rackham, in Cry Havoc Online #111, provided three pages from the upcoming Cog Army Book. The pages show the platoon patterns, heroes, and company equipment.
The Rackham website also has another four-page excerpt that covers the A-Volution troops. Those are the big size three Cog troops in exosuits.
AT-43 Tactics — Review
Rackham recently released AT-43 Tactics: Tactical RPG. Tactics’ physical appearance is typical of the other AT-43 books and is a 64-page, 8 1/2″x11″, soft cover, full-color book. It also includes a page of perforated heavy cardstock counters. Instead of including cards, as some other AT-43 expansions have done, Rackham this time simply included a page with the card art that you will need to photocopy and cut out. Considering none of the cards are actually used as cards in this game but as map overlays (doors and objectives) this works out just fine. Read the rest of this entry »
AT-43 — More Cogs
Rackham gave us another look at the upcoming Cogs for AT-43. Cry Havoc Issue 109 has a full page of fully painted Cogs. Featured are the Sharpshooters and the Gunslingers.
AT-43 — Rackham Factory Views
Rackham posted some pictures from its factory. Most interesting for AT-43 players are the shots of the Succubus Golgoth.
AT-43 for Warhammer 40K Players
I stumbled upon a nice comparison of AT-43 vs WH40K. In this case it is not a ‘this is better than that comparison’ but a literal comparison of the various aspects of each game with the other. I think this is helpful for players of either game to see how situations are handled in the other ruleset. The author even included some interesting photographs.
AT-43 — New Sneak Peeks
Rackham in Cry Havoc Online #106 showed some more sneak peeks. This issue includes multiple shots of unpainted O.N.I. troopers and three new AT-43 Comics featuring the Cogs and the Red Blok.
Also see, AT-43 Previews.
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