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Gav Thorpe


Driven almost to the brink of self-destruction by the death of Ferrus Manus, the Iron Hands now seek vengeance for the many horrors of Isstvan V. Gathering survivors from the Raven Guard and the Salamanders aboard any vessels capable of warp travel, they wage a new campaign of annihilation against the traitor forces across the galaxy — a campaign masterminded by legendary warleader Shadrak Meduson.

The Shadowmasters

Audio Drama : 13 min
The Mor Deythan stand apart from their brothers of the Raven Guard Legion – indeed, there are many who would claim that they do not even exist. Blessed with the same powers of stealth and subterfuge as their primarch Corax, the self-styled Shadowmasters may slip through any battlefield, unseen and unheard, until they are ready to strike. Now, as the Legion mounts its attack on the forge-temples of Atlas, Brother-Sergeant Chamell leads his warriors on a vital, clandestine mission to strike at the enemy’s heart…

Entre un rythme plat, des personnages sans développement, une action mal mise en scène, et une ambiance sonore d'une absolue pauvreté, il sera impossible de reconnaître une quelconque qualité à Shadowmasters. Cet audio drama devrait appliquer la même stratégie que ses héros et rester dans...

Corax : Soulforge

Victory is Vengeance
In spite of the corruption of Corax’s plans to rebuild his Legion after the Dropsite Massacre, the surviving Raven Guard remain defiant. Happening upon a stricken Word Bearers vessel far behind the front lines, they find evidence of a new alliance between the traitors and the forge world of Constanix II – with rumours of terrifying new war machines stalking battlefields across the sector, it is a threat too great to ignore. The primarch Corax must infiltrate the heart of the Mechanicum priesthood on Constanix if he is to win any allies for the war to come, though he will likely be forced to...

By the Lion's Command

Following the splitting of the Dark Angels fleet in the aftermath of Perditus, Seneschal Corswain continues to hunt down the Death Guard forces under the command of the infamous Typhon. Now, a tense standoff erupts in the heavens over the supposedly independent world of Terra Nullius, and Corswain must either bend the local population to his own cause or make an example of them to other worlds that might secede from the Imperium. In this war, there can be no innocent bystanders.

Malgré d'assez bonnes nouvelles dans l'ensemble, il sera difficile de ne pas comparer ce recueil aux autres. Moins épique et moins varié il sera difficile de le conseiller malgré ses bonnes idées.


Audio Drama : 70 min
After the decimation of his Legion on the killing fields of Isstvan V, the primarch Corax sanctioned an accelerated implantation process to create new Raven Guard – a process subverted in secret by his enemies. But in spite of their horrendous mutations, the warriors of the Raptors still stand ready to do their primarch’s bidding. When a watch-pack of Space Wolves legionaries arrives unannounced, it falls to Lieutenant Navar Hef to greet their warlike kinsmen and decide whether or not they might be hiding flaws of their own.

Raptor traite du sujet de manière très superficielle et l'on aurait pu facilement avoir la même histoire en inter-changeant la Raven Guard avec des Ultramarines. Ajoutez à cela Heavy Entertainment qui standardise son travail enlevant la plus petite once de personnalité à l’œuvre. Si vous ...

The Value of Fear

The Raven Guard under Corax continue to gather all leaderless loyalists to their banner, determined to take the fight to Horus and his heretics. In the industrial nightmare of the underhive, the XIXth Legion receive a lesson in terror tactics from the most unlikely of allies – the Night Lords.

The Value of Fear aurait pu être beaucoup plus pertinente. Traiter côte à côte la Raven Guard et les Night Lords était une très bonne idée. Malheureusement, le récit bien que bref semble trop long et pousse indubitablement à l'ennui. Force est de constater que parfois, avoir l'idée n...

The Tranzia Rebellion - Episode 9

With the traitor unmasked, the Doom Eagles and their Adepta Sororitas allies can finally rally to defeat the tau. Mekatus and Jearna continue their mission to destroy the tau vox-jammers. And Chapter Master Hearon, languishing in a coma, is hearing mysterious voices…

Impossible de passer outre le manque de nouveauté. La trame est devenu un néant sans fond nourri par la démotivation des auteurs à faire briller cette série qui fut prometteuse à ses débuts.

Master of the First

Audio Drama : 36 min
The Dark Angels and the Night Lords fought one another to a bloody stalemate during the Thramas Crusade and, though the Lion eventually claimed victory, it left the First Legion scattered and under-strength. Back on Caliban, those Dark Angels loyal to Terra grow impatient for a return to past glories, nominating Chapter Master Astelan as their leader – meanwhile Jago Sevatarion, First Captain of the Night Lords, still languishes in a dismal gaol cell. Both must consider where their own personal loyalties lie, and what path they will take in the days to come.

Master of the First est juste un de ces audio qui ne fait que s'ajouter à une liste déjà longue. Je ne peux que vous conseiller d’ignorer cette nouvelle tentative de rendre honneur aux Dark Angels puisque le traitement qui leur est fourni n'est pas au niveau de plusieurs années d...