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Title: Mark of Calth
Description: New novel?

malika - August 17, 2012 03:35 PM (GMT)
New novel coming out in erm...dunno? Author? Dunno either!

But the cover looks really nice!

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ShroudFilm - August 17, 2012 03:49 PM (GMT)

BigWill - August 17, 2012 03:51 PM (GMT)
That pic is now my wallpaper

Yvraith - August 17, 2012 10:43 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (BigWill @ Aug 18 2012, 01:51 AM)
That pic is now my wallpaper

Mine too.. :lol:

Pacific - August 18, 2012 10:32 AM (GMT)
As I said in the other thread, absolutely stunning piece of art.

Is it still digitally produced, does anyone know?

ShroudFilm - August 18, 2012 11:09 PM (GMT)
All of Neil's artwork is digital... his stuff for BL, anyway.

I have a pencil and ink sketch that he did of me, though. Very cool.

Lord_Mortirion - August 31, 2012 04:12 PM (GMT)
i felt weird reading 'know no fear' is it right that as a word bearers player i felt sorry for the smurfs, and at the end of the book i actually started to like them... :/ cant wait for this book to come out. though im wondering, what was the point in 'battle for the abyss'? nice to see the ship at the battle for calth, 8 hrsof my life im never gonna get back after reading that

Markus Krell - August 31, 2012 06:38 PM (GMT)
I think that's the point with the HH series; to give a balanced view for both sides. You can then decide how you feel about each primarch/legion.
Magnus was arrogant and paid the price, while others openly embraced the 'betrayal'.
It's good that BL is addressing the fans deep-rooted opinions of each legion and making you question what you thought before. Word Bearers, Alpha Legion & Raven Guard are more 3-dimensional now.

Lord Commander Lucius - September 4, 2012 01:50 PM (GMT)
From Bowden's blog,

"It’s about 6:50am and I really need to crash to catch a few hours’ sleep. Betrayer is going well – going great, in fact, which is lucky since I’ve only got a month to finish it. ‘The Underworld War’ for The Mark of Calth anthology is winding up to completion, too. It’s about the Gal Vorbak left on Calth after Kor Phaeron flees, and they’re slowly coming to terms with the fact that Lorgar isn’t coming to save them. They’re trapped there. They’re going to die there. Night after night, the Word Bearers lose more men to Ultramarine guns."

So Mark of Calth is an antholgy of novellas, so i guess the same as The Primarchs. Wish we knew release date, it should be good.

Ilmarinen - September 4, 2012 04:54 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lord Commander Lucius @ Sep 4 2012, 01:50 PM)
It’s about the Gal Vorbak left on Calth after Kor Phaeron flees, and they’re slowly coming to terms with the fact that Lorgar isn’t coming to save them. They’re trapped there. They’re going to die there. Night after night, the Word Bearers lose more men to Ultramarine guns."


Brother Handro - September 4, 2012 07:30 PM (GMT)

With the Calth-specific title, does this mean all or more than one of the stories contained within will be WB/UM -centric?

I mean, the other anthologies were more generically titled;

Tales of Heresy, The Primarchs, Shadows of Treachery.

Just a thought!

ShroudFilm - September 24, 2012 05:50 PM (GMT)
Yeah, so this is happening...

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Already confirmed publicly:

Graham McNeill - novella set on Calth, dealing with 'famous character'
Aaron Dembski-Bowden - short story
Gav Thorpe - Horus Heresy-era Titan battles, in audio drama

Someone asked me at Games Day, and I confirmed that it was correct - the guy in the cover artwork is Remus Ventanus.

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malika - September 24, 2012 06:28 PM (GMT)
Gav Thorpe - Horus Heresy-era Titan battles, in audio drama

Oi! Is this that book that was first only available in German?

But audiodrama? But is it still part of Mark of Calth, or a separate release?

BigWill - September 24, 2012 06:29 PM (GMT)
Ah hell I am really gonna be broke in a year or so,when FW gets to the Ultra's
I never got all the hate for the Ultras Roman/Marine equals win/win to me.

Sooooo Pariah I see it has been a book for a little while now.
How bout we fast track that badboy ;)

ShroudFilm - September 24, 2012 10:06 PM (GMT)
Malika - ah yes, indeed! 'Honour to the Dead' (original English title, before translation) was indeed the GD Germany story. That was my suggestion. Hope y'all enjoyed it.

I'm very excited to see/hear Titans in audio. Plus, that story is just awesome. :)

BigWill - 'Pariah' has been on pre-sale for a while at events. BL tends to get printed stock about three months before release, but the good chaps in Sales & Marketing don't let advance copies even go out to reviewers before the normal shipping dates.

Markus Krell - September 25, 2012 12:47 PM (GMT)
I'm going to brown-nose here!! Well done Shroud on your first HH-based work; next stop a full-blown novel... here's a title for you "Tarvitz Strikes Back!"??? ;)

malika - September 25, 2012 01:26 PM (GMT)
Shh...don't be tempting him now! :blink:

Can't wait for Pariah to come out by the will probably drive me nuts for a while!

Shroud, you only do HH stuff (editing wise), or are you also working on BL's other projects? (just a totally random question here)

ShroudFilm - September 25, 2012 01:44 PM (GMT)
I'm the continuity editor for HH, plus I work with a whole list of authors on whatever projects they are doing. I also commission loads of fantasy and regular 40k too.

Stuff I have edited:
'Chosen of Khorne', half the stories for 'Treacheries of the Space Marines', 'The Crimson Fist', 'Brotherhood of the Storm', 'Prince of Crows', half the stories for 'Gotrek & Felix: The Anthology', 'Fear to Tread', 'Deliverance Lost', and 'Ravenwing' which arrives in January.

I also contributed a lot on 'Know No Fear' and 'Sword of Truth', as well as 'Grey Angel' and the forthcoming 'Burden of Duty'.

Leman Russ SW - September 25, 2012 02:07 PM (GMT)
Well done Shroud. Now you are in that post I wonder if you can sort my only gripe in what is a wonderful series of book- Bolters. Bolters seem to differ vastly different in power and ability based on the book for example in 'Know No Fear' they use them to destroy a watch tower and the concussive force from and exploding bolt shell blows a marine out of cover yet in 'Deliverance Lost' The Raven Guard take cover from bolters behind canteen tables. It would be nice if all the people in charge could get together and set some rules for common weapons like these. I know authors like to use artistic licence but draws you from the story when you see the vast differences.

ShroudFilm - September 25, 2012 02:13 PM (GMT)
I'm glad I'm not alone in this! We're also making sure that all Space Marines have the same shoe size, and we're going to check with Alan Merrett to see what colour the interior walls of canteens should be painted, according to the Codex Astartes...

I think we should codify all such details. How many sheets of toilet paper are they allocated per bowel movement, for example? :lol:

I'm more concerned at the moment with people mistakenly thinking that power armour is made of ceramite...

Markus Krell - September 25, 2012 02:20 PM (GMT)
Do Astartes use velvety soft paper or that horrible tracing paper type stuff we used to have in school? :D

Leman Russ SW - September 25, 2012 02:40 PM (GMT)
Wow I don't think they was any need for sarcasm. I give an opinion about the series, I personally think something as important as the main armament of a Space Marine should function in a similar fashion in all the books. I will remember in future we can only say nice things on the forum is we want to get a proper response.

malika - September 25, 2012 03:00 PM (GMT)
I think what Shroud was trying to suggest was that he is responsible for the continuity of the storyline and setting as a whole. Details such as how strong a bolter is or what kind of weapon each marine might have are things that on the larger scale of things are not that relevant, the writers have a bit of freedom in this.

I mean...remember how Stormtroopers in Star Wars were supposed to be elite soldiers, yet cute furry animals with no military training at all can beat them with sticks and stones, and for some reason Stormtroops can't aim when shooting at protagonists...

ShroudFilm - September 25, 2012 03:03 PM (GMT)
What Malika said!

Also, I wasn't being sarcastic! Well, only about the toilet paper, maybe.

Seriously, my email signature at work is 'Pedantic Corrections Goblin'. I have to look for minutiae like you wouldn't believe...

And I'm dead serious about ceramite. Common misconception, that - ceramite is a heat-proof layer added onto power armour, which is made mainly from plasteel. Terminator armour is plasteel and adamantium, which is why it is stronger.

Arden Fell - September 25, 2012 03:38 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (ShroudFilm @ Sep 25 2012, 02:13 PM)
I think we should codify all such details. How many sheets of toilet paper are they allocated per bowel movement, for example? :lol:



One up; one down; one polish.

Blame Dave for showing repeats of Red Dwarf. :D

BigWill - September 25, 2012 03:45 PM (GMT)
I thought it was made of Ceramite :blink:

Which I first thought was a Ceramic Zimmeritt type coating to enhance sensor stealth and protect against heat.

The way I alway seen PA was the inner layer of sensors and fiddly bits which was the bodyglove.
Adamantium Armor coated with Ceramite,which like I said would be almost like dipping the armor piece in concrete(ceramic)

I just saw what Shroud posted while I was updating this,I was pretty much correct

Gagoc TheAncient - September 25, 2012 07:05 PM (GMT)
I always thought that Ceramite was the energy dispersing layer to the composite armour of power armour.
That's why Lasgun's and Melta's have problems with it. Maybe even Plasma weapons as well.

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