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Fantasy Flight Games Announces ‘Dark Heresy 2nd Edition’


Fantasy Flight Games has released more details about the upcoming release of Dark Heresy Second Edition.  This updated version of its rolep-laying game set in the grim dystopian future of the Warhammer 40,000 universe is scheduled to release in the third quarter of 2014.

Like the previous edition, this new version casts the players in the role of “acolytes” who serve a mysterious and powerful Inquisitor.  The acolytes are tasked with uncovering and investigating plots in a secret war against the Imperium.  The Second Edition introduces a new sector of the Imperium, called the “Askellon Sector,” providing an entirely new area of mystery and conspiracy for fans of the game as well as continuing to flesh out the ever-growing Warhammer 40,000 setting.

The 448-page, full-color hardcover rulebook includes complete rules for stand-alone adventures and on-going campaigns, a short introductory story written by Dan Abnett (Guant’s Ghost series), background information about the Askellon Sector and the Imperium of Man, and an introductory adventure, Dark Pursuits.

The new edition was developed based on feedback from the earlier edition’s thousands of fans, including a public beta program run by Fantasy Flight in 2013.  Rules changes include new player classes, integrated vehicle combat rules, a streamlined character creation system, and an NPC “threat rating” system to help gamemasters design encounters.

Dark Heresy Second Edition  will be supported by the release of a Dark Heresy Second Edition Game Master’s Kit, also scheduled to release in the third quarter with a suggested retail price of $24.95.




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Warhammer 40K 500 PTS of Victory – This Saturday!

Battleground Games & Hobbies – Plainville MA


Format: Singles (1v1) 500 points per person
Date: January 4th, 2014 a Saturday
Time: Please be here no later than 9:30am.  Set up at 9:45.  Dice roll no later than 10:00am.
Entrance Fee:  $20.00
25 Taunton Street
Plainville MA 02762

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To register for the event please email me at IF AND ONLY IF you can COMMIT to playing on January 4th.

IMPORTANT – This event will be capped at 32 players.


Rule Books:
The Warhammer 40,000 SIXTH Edition Rules will be used.

The following is a list of legal army choices:
Codex: Blood Angels
Codex: Chaos Daemons
Codex: Chaos Space Marines
Codex: Grey Knights
Codex: Dark Angels
Codex: Dark Eldar
Codex: Eldar
Codex: Imperial Guard
Codex: Necrons
Codex: Orks
Codex: Space Marines
Codex: Space Wolves
Codex: Tau Empire
Codex: Tyranids (old)
Codex: Adepta Sororitas
All supplements and dataslates, digital and otherwise, released on or before Decemeber 15th, 2013 will be allowed in this event.  If you choose to use something from a digital supplement or dataslate you MUST provide the relevant pages to us upon submission of your army list.


1. Each player must bring an army consisting of 500 points (but no fewer than 475), in accordance with these rules…

2. Each list must include 2 Troops choices at a minimum. A player may choose to bring an HQ choice, but **a player is not required to bring an HQ choice**. In every other way, follow the Force Organization Chart. This includes any Allied Detachments being required to take an HQ choice.

4. All models must follow “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG). All weapons, war gear, and so forth must be represented on the model.  All models must be fully assembled.

5. Pictures of conversions or “counts as” models must be emailed to Chase unless they have previously been approved.

6. Warlord Traits – (If you have an HQ) At the start of each game, before deployment, select two tables.  Roll a die for each table.  Choose ONE of the two results as your Warlord Trait for that game.

7.  Psychic Powers – At the start of each game, prior to deployment, players may choose to select the psychic powers listed in their Codex as normal OR swap them for a number of rolls on the psychic disciplines tables per the Warhammer 40,000 rule book. Unless stated otherwise, you MAY NOT mix and match Codex and rule book powers.

8. Forge World Imperial Armor units (and army lists) that are “40k Approved” may be used in this event.  Players are expected to have the appropriate model or an approved substitute as well as the physical rulebook for any FW models they’re planning to use.

9. We will require that each participant submits an itemized army list to a Battleground Tournament Organizer on or before Monday, 12/30/2013 (roughly a week before the event).  An Army Builder .pdf is preferred but a detailed, itemized text file (.txt) is acceptable.  PLEASE include the number of points each upgrade and unit costs on your list.

Please email lists to as soon as they are finalized.
10. If illegal units or other rules violations are found in a player’s army list, at a minimum, the models in violation will be removed from all subsequent play. In addition, tournament points may be deducted and/or award eligibility may be forfeited. If in doubt, please ask for clarification in advance from a Battleground Tournament Organizer.

11.  Restrictions:

• This event will not use “Archotech Artefacts” (p 106).
• This event will not use “Unique Terrain” (p. 107).
• This event will not allow The Fortress of Redemption.
• An HQ is not required for this event.


• Competitors will participate in five (5) games over the course of the event. In each game, you will play a scenario and record the outcome of the battle on your mission sheet. Each game is of random length per the Warhammer rulebook (5-7 turns). Each round will last 50 minutes.

Each game is designed to produce a win/loss result. If one player’s entire army is wiped out, the game ends immediately and his opponent automatically wins. Likewise, if at the end of any game turn, one player has no models on the battlefield, his opponent automatically wins.

Victory Points will serve as the tie-breaker, in respect to draw results and determining overall ranking.

Victory Points in this tournament will differ from the Sixth Edition rulebook. In this tournament, Victory Points are defined as they were in 5th Edition, as follows:

Units Destroyed
At the end of the game, every unit that has been destroyed is worth an amount of Victory Points equal to its points cost (including the cost of all its extra wargear, vehicle upgrades, etc). Units that end the game falling back or off the battlefield count as destroyed.

Units at Half Strength
At the end of the game, every enemy surviving unit that has lost half of its initial models or more is worth an amount of Victory Points equal to half its points cost (including the cost of all its extra wargear, vehicle upgrades, etc), rounded down. In the case of units that start the game as a single model (independent characters, monstrous creatures, etc), they are worth half their points in composition points if they have lost half or more of the Wounds on their profile. In the case of vehicles, they are worth half their points cost in Victory Points if they are suffering from the effects of any Damaged result at the end of the game; or if they have lost half or more of the Hull Points on their profile. 

Rounds 1 and 2 will determine for which bracket a player is eligible.

After Round 2, the overall field will be divided into 4 brackets based on performance.
Bracket 1 – eight 2-0 players
Bracket 2 – eight 1-1 players (top half)
Bracket 3 – eight 1-1 players (bottom half)
Bracket 4 – eight 0-2 players
Once brackets are determined, points will be reset to zero and players will compete only against other players from within their bracket.

• In the first round, opponents will be determined randomly. We will try our best not to pair players that come to the event together in the first round. For the second round, players will be matched up according to current rankings in the tournament (based record and then the number of victory points scored). The player in first place will play the player in second place and so on. From the third round on, matches are determined by the bracket system. If for some reason there are less than 32 players, the 4th bracket will always be the smallest.

• The event is designed for every player to play every round. If a player receives a BYE, they will be awarded a win with average victory points for the round.

• You will not play the same person twice during the first two rounds. Though unlikely, you may face one or both of these opponents again if you are placed in the same bracket!

• We will do our best to prevent a player from playing on the same table twice.

• The pairings for each round will be announced as soon as they are determined. Please be sure to arrive at your table ready to play right away.

• Slow playing will NOT be tolerated.  Players are expected to complete at least 4 rounds in each game.  If you suspect your opponent is slow playing PLEASE notify a Battleground staff member as soon as possible as we can not do anything about alleged slow play after the fact.

• Each game will be played on a 4′ x 4′ board.

• Players will receive Results Sheets at the beginning of each round. Each results sheet must be filled in properly to ensure that match-ups and point totals are correct. Once Results Sheets are completed they are to be turned in at the counter so the scores can be entered into the computer.


The SIXTH Edition Rulebook and FAQ will be in use for all games and will be the definitive guide for all rules. The time limit for each game is 50 minutes. At the end of this time limit, the round will be called; players will need to finish the round as quickly as possible.

What You Need to Bring with You:
-Your (hopefully painted) miniatures
-At least TWO copies of your army list and all relevant rules from supplements / dataslates
-Rulebooks are required as are any additional additional rules you need
-Pen and paper
-Dice and templates
-Tape measure
Something to transport your army from table to table

Store credit is good for any product in the store and all subsequent events.  It never expires and will be saved for you.

Winner in each Bracket
Runner Up in each Bracket

Best Appearance – Army

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