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Wrath & Glory Core Rulebook Cover Reveal

Cubicle 7 has revealed Johan Grenier's cover art for the new Warhammer 40K Wrath & Glory core rulebook.

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UPDATE! Cubicle 7 has now shared the actual book cover along with a breakdown of the characters depicted:

"The Rulebook cover shows a group of Iconic adventurers battling off Orks and Chaos cultists in a mission to save the Gilead system.

Jiao Abaijan, Ordo Malleus Inquisitor, is determined to maintain the purity of the Gilead system in the absence of the Emperor’s light – in this instance, by pulverising an Ork with her thunder hammer. Zaire Obasi Varonius, a minor dynast of a noble Rogue Trader house, watches Jiao’s back with his twinned needle pistols. If he survives this mission, the exploits of this rag-tag warband might make his name as a defender of the Gilead system (and maybe make him a small fortune too).

Invictor Braham, a Primaris Intercessor of the mysterious Absolvers chapter fires his bolt rifle point blank into a heretic. Due to the low number of Astartes in the isolated Gilead system, they frequently find themselves operating as kill teams, on solo missions, or accompanying groups such as this one. Phea Osowicz has found herself in a similar predicament; after travelling from Mars to the Gilead in search of archeotech, the Tech-Priest found herself trapped by the Great Rift. She now lends her technological knowledge and volkite blaster to this warband as she searches for the secrets that could unlock a way back home."

 
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NiallNai

Explorer
I don’t know if the picture itself has an impact but Fred Hicks did a post about cover design and product placement in a store sometime in the past year that shouldn’t be too hard to find on his Deadly Fredly blog. It was pretty interesting.
 

TarionzCousin

Second Most Angelic Devil Ever
I'm impressed that the guy in the upper right of the picture managed to dodge that fire blast from the bolter--he somehow got the space marine to shoot him right through the hole in his chest!
 

pming

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I'm amazed at how clean everything is! Just look at those orcs. Its' like they just walked out of a full-day spa...clean shaven, not a speck of dirt, blood or gore on their skin...and the opposition? What can I say? They must have their clothes covered in some sort of high-tech "filth, blood, and soot repelling" coating. Like that stuff you spray on your sofa to repel accidental spills.
"Repel the war, Chaos, and all things icky! Use Emperor approved Gore-be-Gone battlefield replant. Now in extra large Terminator-Sized spray can!" (Note: May not actually repel Chaos. User results may vary)

;)
 

imagineGod

Explorer
Bloody Hell! Cubicle7 is breathing new life and putting that old Wrath and Glory production to the fire.

Great to see such a vivid action cover and the reinvigoration of Warhammer 40,000. :)

Sad that early adopters of the Ulisses North America version have been cheated into investing early into a poor product that is only now bring made great again by Cubicle7. :(
 

aramis erak

Explorer
It's completely unsurprising that C7 can do a better cover than Ulissies... the question really should be, can they straighten out the mess that was between the covers, rather than what was on them?
 

Ghal Maraz

Explorer
Just in case anyone didn't notice it, this piece is a lovely homage to the classic illustration from John Sibbick for the cover of Warhammer 40.000: Rogue Trader.

 

JDR

Villager
It's completely unsurprising that C7 can do a better cover than Ulissies... the question really should be, can they straighten out the mess that was between the covers, rather than what was on them?
Yes, it would also be nice if C7 would let me trade in said mess of a book that I bought when it came out last year for their new one.
 

imagineGod

Explorer
Needle pistols and debonair attire remind of Midas Bentacort, another black man, in Dan Abnett's Eisenhorn novels.
 

imagineGod

Explorer
Yes, it would also be nice if C7 would let me trade in said mess of a book that I bought when it came out last year for their new one.
I too would want this, but Cubicle7 was not responsible for printing that first "mess of a book" you mention, and also, we do not want to bankrupt publishers that actually live off pretty slim margins. RPGs are less lucrative than collectible card games, even at Hasbro.
 
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DWChancellor

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This cover is making it very hard for me not to pre-order. I'm a sucker for wonderful evocative art. C7 really knocks it out of the park on art direction.

cough "placeholder art Eberron" cough
 
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JDR

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I too would want this, but Cubicle7 was not responsible for printing that first "mess of a book" you mention, and also, we do not want to bankrupt publishers that actually live off pretty slim margins. RPGs are less lucrative than collectible card games, even at Hasbro.
Oh, I know. I'm just lamenting the fact I bought a book that's being junked just after a year.
 

JDR

Villager
This cover is making it very hard for me not to pre-order. I'm a sucker for wonderful evocative art. C7 really knocks it out of the park on art direction.

cough "placeholder art Eberron" cough
Yes, I really didn't care much for the art in the original book.
 

Crusadius

Explorer
I was OK with the original cover art. This new one is OK as well.

As far as I understand it so far, the rules aren’t being changed but they’re being presented to be less messy, and likely the points for the Tiers recosted so you can actually create a Tier 3 character by using the arrays given. So the original book will have the same rules, but the revised will be closer to the German edition which had some fixes.
 

Mercador

Explorer
I'm amazed at how clean everything is! Just look at those orcs. Its' like they just walked out of a full-day spa...clean shaven, not a speck of dirt, blood or gore on their skin...and the opposition? What can I say? They must have their clothes covered in some sort of high-tech "filth, blood, and soot repelling" coating. Like that stuff you spray on your sofa to repel accidental spills.
"Repel the war, Chaos, and all things icky! Use Emperor approved Gore-be-Gone battlefield replant. Now in extra large Terminator-Sized spray can!" (Note: May not actually repel Chaos. User results may vary)

;)
Good observation. Maybe they want to go more mainstream, less niche.
 

aramis erak

Explorer
As far as I understand it so far, the rules aren’t being changed but they’re being presented to be less messy, and likely the points for the Tiers recosted so you can actually create a Tier 3 character by using the arrays given. So the original book will have the same rules, but the revised will be closer to the German edition which had some fixes.
The system isn't that far from the engine used by Fria Ligan, but the writing, organization, and clarity of the translation is far from even acceptable.
 

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