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Games Workshop has just released PLANETSTRIKE, the latest supplement for Warhammer 40K.
Part of the release, is a series of new plastic terrain sets, and one of these, the "Aegis Defense Line" set, has almost exactly the same size and proportions as the Heroscape hex. They would work great as small cover sections.

Check these pictures:







Great news for those who like to add new nonHS elements to their games.

A single box set of these include 4 "ones" and 4 "doubles" + a rather nifty looking Autocannon Quadgun...
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Good find! Now to find some.
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Happy accident, deliberate plan to exploit the ready availability of Heroscape hexes to make varied wargames terrain, or simply a function of the fact that both games use 28mm figures with similarly-sized circular bases? I'm betting on the latter, TBH.
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RDewsbery wrote:
Happy accident, deliberate plan to exploit the ready availability of Heroscape hexes to make varied wargames terrain, or simply a function of the fact that both games use 28mm figures with similarly-sized circular bases? I'm betting on the latter, TBH.


I always found the similarities between these pieces a tad suspicious...



Especially as the 40K ruins were still available when HS came out...

(And I´ve always though Heroscape came into being when Hasbro marketing said to Hasbro game development: "Hey, can´t you make something like Warhammer, but, you know, for kids?" )

But sure, since both games work with miniatures roughly the same size, terrain pieces are going to be of comparable size too. But the angles on those barricades, as almost dead-on as they are, I guess is pure coincidence...
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(And I´ve always though Heroscape came into being when Hasbro marketing said to Hasbro game development: "Hey, can´t you make something like Warhammer, but, you know, for kids?" )


Nope.
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RobDaviau wrote:
jtspecial wrote:

(And I´ve always though Heroscape came into being when Hasbro marketing said to Hasbro game development: "Hey, can´t you make something like Warhammer, but, you know, for kids?" )


Nope.


Thanks for clearing that up Rob!


Thr real explanation?
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jtspecial wrote:
RobDaviau wrote:
jtspecial wrote:

(And I´ve always though Heroscape came into being when Hasbro marketing said to Hasbro game development: "Hey, can´t you make something like Warhammer, but, you know, for kids?" )


Nope.


Thanks for clearing that up Rob!


Thr real explanation?


Uh, how about Rob Daviau et al said, "Let's do something awesome"?
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Gyges wrote:
jtspecial wrote:
RobDaviau wrote:
jtspecial wrote:

(And I´ve always though Heroscape came into being when Hasbro marketing said to Hasbro game development: "Hey, can´t you make something like Warhammer, but, you know, for kids?" )


Nope.


Thanks for clearing that up Rob!


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Uh, how about Rob Daviau et al said, "Let's do something awesome"?


I´m sure you´re right, as Heroscape actually is pretty awesome!
One of my all time favourite games! (and these days it sees a LOT more table time than WH 40K.)
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Nothing too exciting, just that it was more of a Design-inspired game.
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similarity-schimilarity...

W40K is CLEARLY Gothic while Heroscape's ruins are just as obviously Romanesque...

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A set should cost you around £ 12.
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