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Audio Drama - Gav Thorpe


Audio Drama : 15 min
Though he knows such beliefs are forbidden, Vice-Caesari Marcus Valerius of the Therion Cohort is willing to lay down his life in service to the immortal God-Emperor, for the good of all mankind. Sent by Corax to the great slaughter at Beta-Garmon, every last one of the Imperial Army soldiers under his command knows that the end is nigh — but can Valerius' holy visions guide them to one final victory over the hordes of the hated Arch-traitor?

The Thirteenth Wolf

Audio Drama : 68 min
For more than two hundred years, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind fought to reconquer the galaxy — led by the superhuman primarchs, the Space Marine Legions brought countless worlds back under the rule of ancient Terra. Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster and favoured son of the Emperor, has been corrupted by the whispered promises of Chaos. At his command the Imperium is torn apart by a terrible and bloody civil war, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen... At the Emperor's command were the Wolves of Russ unleashed, but it is by the will of Horus alone that Prospero ...

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...


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 ...

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...

Cypher : Guardian of Order

Audio Drama : 10 min
For a select few amongst the First Legion, the Northwilds of Caliban hold a particularly dark secret. At the command of Luther himself, young Librarian Zahariel accompanies the Lord Cypher on one of his mysterious forays into the unknown depths. But an ancient evil is stirring once more and, with rumours of galactic civil war creeping back to their home world, it may have already sunken its claws into the Dark Angels Legion.

Les Dark Angels ont toujours été très secrets et cet audio de Gav Thorpe l’est tout autant. Les fans pourront peut être effleurer ce moment de l’Hérésie d’Horus, se rendant témoin d’un changement opérant sur Caliban, pour ma part j’ai d’avantage l’impression que personne ne percera jamais (cla...

Honour to the Dead

Audio Drama : 75min
As Calth burns, the Battle Titans of the Fire Masters legion take to the streets of the city of Ithraca, ready to massacre the fleeing civilian population in the name of their new, dark masters. But the remaining loyalist engines of the Legio Praesagius — the True Messengers — still stand ready to defend the Imperium, even in the face of almost certain death. With the nearby Ultramarines forces scattered and lost, the people of Ithraca must fend for themselves as gigantic war machines unleash apocalyptic weaponry across the ravaged skyline.

Gav Thorpe a bien compris les enjeux d'un tel audio drama et nous offre une bonne occasion de retourner sur Calth alors que la bataille est loin d'être terminée et que les titans se battent dans une lutte sans merci. L'usage de plusieurs regards sur la violence du conflit est to...

Raven's Flight

Audio Drama : 70 min
After the horrors of the Dropsite Massacre, the Raven Guard are trying to survive in the caves and mountains of Isstvan V. Their plight is desperate, and escape from the roaming Chaos Legions seems impossible. Can they hold out against the forces of the World Eaters long enough to reach an unlikely salvation?

Un Audio Drama qui remplit très bien son rôle. La tragédie s'abat sur les loyalistes restants comme un destin fatidique et c'est en la présence d'un simple humain que l'impossible devient possible. L'action y est très présente et se conjugue très bien avec les trames d...