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 first blush you might think Rackham’s latest AT-43 expansion was another book similar to the recent Operation Damocles Campaign Book. In fact it has as much relation to the Operation Damocles Initiation Set as it does the Campaign Book. It even ships in a similar, although smaller, box that has a front flap you can open to view the contents.
Operation Frostbite ships in a box about one-fourth the size of the Initiation Set box. Inside you will find one 128-page Campaign Book, one 16-page Gaming Aid (scenario book), 13 new cards (minefield, special tactics, and Karl a Karman engineer), twelve double-sided terrain tiles, three civilian engineer figures, and lastly two Elysium Crystal terrain pieces. All in all a hefty package. Read the rest of this entry »
Rackham released a new U.N.A. hero for AT-43, Lieutenant G. Epstone. Like previous hero packs Epstone comes in a single figure pack with one unit card. She is in normal Death Dealear TacArm armor equipped with two Machineguns. The figure is typical of the previous Death Dealer figures and is very well done with a medium gray base coat and a dark gray camouflage pattern. What makes Epstone unique is that her TacArm armor is cracked open so that you can see her inside. This is a great design and the interior details are well done. Unfortunately, the typical poor skin tone colors of most of the AT-43 pre-painted figures continues here and mars what would be an excellent figure. Of course those who do not mind doing some touch-ups can have Epstone up to a great level of quality in very little time.
Perhaps best of all, in Operation Frostbite, the Death Dealer TacArm rules (unlike the pdf rules previously released) no longer limit you to a single unit of Death Dealers in your force. Now you can finally field these great looking figures in greater numbers. The full rules for Lieutenant G. Epstone are included in Operation Frostbite.
Operation Damocles Campaign Book (not to be confused with the Operation Damocles Initiation Set) is one of the latest campaign books for Rackham’s AT-43 sci-fi miniatures game. Physically the book is the same as the other AT-43 books. It is a 61-page softcover with full color glossy pages. As with the other books, OD includes great artwork and pictures of studio painted models many not seen in previous publications. Read the rest of this entry »