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post #31 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-02-15, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Just hope they price it right, 40 would be fine, IF the books are the usual 15
Well on Amazon they are both going for around 10, so probably 12-15 per book is right. I would definitely pay 30 for the LE, 35 if there is some extra content within. 40 would be a tougher sell, but if enough LE content is inside i'd probably go for it.


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18 each, or 45 for the le boxset

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18 each, or 45 for the le boxset

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2015/...g-spotted.html

WTF!!!

18 FOR 192 PAGES!! THAT'S CRAP!! TECH-PRIEST HAD MORE PAGES THAN THAT AND COST LESS!

Black Library have lost their minds. I will most definitely NOT be buying these books from them. Or any book ever again. I seriously can't get over what a massive f**k you this is from them. They dare to charge us 18 for a 192 page novel, which will actually be more like 180 pages of actual content, while on another page charging 15 for a 224 page novel. Just because one is Horus Heresy and the other isn't doesn't mean i'll be dazzled dumb as they clearly expect the customer to be to actually think that 18 for 192 pages is a good deal. Black Library's new business motto is clearly "Less quality. Less quantity. FOR MOAR MONEY!"

I wouldn't buy this book if it were written by ADB and was about Talos and First Claw teaming up with Khayon and the Ezekarion to fight against Grimaldus and the Black Templars, and Kharn, Sevatar and Argel Tal all showed up to lend a hand. Black Library have had their last penny from me. Everything that BL produce from now on, i'll be buying via third party retailers. I'd sooner burn the money than give it to BL and make them think that what they are doing now is ok. It isn't.


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They have totally gone nuts with their limited editions. A definite miss. Only limited edition I plan to buy in the future will be the first edition of the Black Legion and its sequel.
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They have totally gone nuts with their limited editions. A definite miss. Only limited edition I plan to buy in the future will be the first edition of the Black Legion and its sequel.
I may not even do that. I think i'd rather get the LE version of The Black Legion on eBay than give money to BL... assuming that the First Edition version of TBL is the same as Talon of Horus's was and not one of the "New" First Editions like Skitarius and Asurmen.


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Order placed for the LE boxset only 2000 copies, iv not bought it, got it bought for me for Xmas, lol
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Yeah BL has gone down the nutters. The Calth-story-line is done and over. Know No Fear and Honour to the Dead started it, Mark of Calth explained the after-effects and together with Censure and Betrayer closed it off. There is litterally nothing left to show or explain that these previous stories haven't covered already. Heck the Ultramarine-guy was a nobody and despite that Sedd was interesting in Censure, he died. Calth that Was is the only novella needed for this.

Why not throw in a Isstvan III-story duology about Random Captain nr. 99 of the Sons of Horus and Random Captain nr. 44 of the EC as they battle each other while they're at it? The Horus Here-series is NOT a series anymore. It's a sandbox setting to fill out every little blank page with unnecessarry stories.
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Why not throw in a Isstvan III-story duology about Random Captain nr. 99 of the Sons of Horus and Random Captain nr. 44 of the EC as they battle each other while they're at it? The Horus Here-series is NOT a series anymore. It's a sandbox setting to fill out every little blank page with unnecessarry stories.

I suggest you delete your post and quickly...
Someone from BL might be reading this and consider your comment to be a great idea! Next thing you, know, we'll have a dozen new Isstvan LEs.
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In my opinion they've chosen Calth for two reasons.

First; it has the standard Good Guy vs Bad Guy trope, the Ultramarines and the Word Bearers are probably the best examples of Good and Bad among the entire Legiones Astartes, so to appeal to the people who want to split the box and play two armies, they can do so and have one loyalist and one traitor army, which will also appeal to the people who want one of each rather than two Traitor armies fighting each other.

Second; it is recognizable. Calth is one of THE battles of the Horus Heresy along with Signus, Istvaan III & V and Terra. They aren't going to do a Battle of Terra boxset, Signus doesn't have two Marine armies so they won't go that route, Istvaan III only featured Traitor Legions (yes there were loyalists there but that isn't the same as a true loyalist legion) so that wouldn't be their first choice, Istvaan V is a good choice but it a true loss for the Imperium in every situation, so the scenarios would be biased towards the Traitors and there would be little room for story beyond the Traitors win. So Calth, which featured a true loyalist and a true traitor legion, which was hard fought with no clear winner beyond the Ultramarines kicking the Word Bearers off the already raped planet, which has a lot of potential for story as we've seen from BL publishing an entire anthology solely devoted to it, and is one of the battles that automatically comes to mind whenever we think of the Horus Heresy.

It was likely an easy choice on their part.


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As someone who has bought every HH LE novella thus far... Things are getting a bit of a joke. I spending so much time saving to buy LE's I can't afford to buy the actual novels in between! And now $90 AUS for less than 400 pages total? I'm paying around 23cents each time I turn a page. WTF?

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