Let’s get the obvious out of the way, the Chaos Factions (Knights and Daemons) are very much the supporting actors in this book. The Adeptus Mechanicus and Imperial Knights both get 14 new stratagems and some other nice things to play with. Chaos Knights get one stratagem per house and Deamons get four stratagems per God. Chaos quite simply doesn’t get as many new tools as the Imperium forces do. But what about the ones that we do get, are they any good?
Another quick review, from a Death Guard player’s perspective, of a Black Library 40k novel. This time The Buried Dagger by James Swallow. I saw this on the shelves of my local library and it seemed very sensible to pick it up and give it a go.
It’s reasonably quiet on the hobby front so I thought I’d note down a few thoughts about another 40k book that I’ve read. This time The Lords of Silence by Chris Wraight.
A few quick words about this book. Let me get the obvious out of the way first, yes it’s clearly Imperial Propaganda and there’s a printing error on the front cover where the “No More” suffix was left off of the title.
On the whole it’s an entertaining read but it felt strangely “bitty”, as if bits of the story weren’t being told. Things are hinted at and then never properly explained. For example what happened to Creed? Exactly what was the aftermath after Abaddon used the planet as a park and ride for his Blackstone Fortress? Maybe these things are covered in other books, maybe I’m meant to just know them. But, to be honest, I don’t. So I did find the book a touch frustrating at times.
Are there any Death Guard or Nurgle connections? At one point in the book some of the characters encounter some “Zombies” that are, I presume, Poxwalkers. But that’s about it.
So, all things told, I think it’s fun but non essential, especially from a Death Guard or Nurgle point of view.