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View Poll Results: Which novels would you like from Black Library?
Unification Wars (UW) only 2 3.64%
early Great Crusade (GC) only 6 10.91%
Age of Apostasy (AoA) only 18 32.73%
UW and GC only 0 0%
GC and AoA only 3 5.45%
UW and AoA only 0 0%
bring it all on! 25 45.45%
none 1 1.82%
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Eventually the Horus Heresy series is going to end, and maybe one day Games Workshop will develop new fluff, but before then I think it's more likely that Black Library will visit other periods of 40K history

Would you guys like to see novels based on the Unification Wars?

What about the Age of Apostasy?

I think the latter is a no brainer...it's solid 40K and it would definitely be interesting to read about Goge Vandire, the Brides of the Emperor, and how the Imperium survived that catastrophic era

The Unification Wars are tougher: there's the risk of humanizing the Emperor too much and that period was quite different from current 40K, perhaps a bit too different

Finally, how about early Great Crusade novels, or do you guys think such a series would be redundant with the Horus Heresy series

I made a thread a while back about novels set in the Dark Age of Technology and most people said that wouldn't be a good idea: https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...ad.php?t=64311

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I'd love a series about the Age of Apostasy/Reign of Blood, ending with the founding of the Ordo Heresticus perhaps?

Hell why not start it with the Cursed Founding (21st Founding) which occurred only decades before?
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I'd love a series about the Age of Apostasy/Reign of Blood, ending with the founding of the Ordo Heresticus perhaps?

Hell why not start it with the Cursed Founding (21st Founding) which occurred only decades before?
yeah, AoA is just begging to be novelised

I would say Goge Vandire came just as close as Horus to destroying the Imperium, it could even be argued that he got closer (after all he managed to become the Imperium's sole dictator)

I think Vandire would make for a fascinating character
I think the fact that he wasn't a chaos-charged superhuman primarch is a good thing, it would be interesting to see how a regular human being (albeit an ambitious, devious, and cunning one) brought the Imperium to its knees, I think that the fact he had nothing to do with Chaos (apparently) is also a plus...it shows that many human threats to the Imperium are not chaos-fueled

for instance the Imperium would probably find the ideas of democracy, progress, individual freedom, pursuit of happiness, and tolerance to be very threatening...the Inquisition would label those who espoused such ideas as "Heretics" and maybe trump up charges that they're in league with Chaos (Tzeentch and Slaanesh maybe)

I think 40K actually has potential for a great deal of depth
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Unification and great crusade should be done in the horus heresy, but you know that people would complain that it was getting to far away from the main subject. Age of Apostasy I know nothing what so ever about, so I would be interested in it.

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I'm for the Age of Apostasy, seeing the Reign of Blood and the Brides of the Emperor would be amazing, a whole new era to explore and see the horrors of the Mad Lord of the Imperium, Goge Vandire.

But the Great Crusade and Unification Wars, I've gotta say no. The Unification Wars would barely be recognizable as 40k or 30k, too far removed from it, plus I think things of that war and before it should be kept in myth and history. And the Great Crusade wouldn't really be that new since in the Heresy series we have seen how many of the Primarchs were found by the Emperor and many of the Heresy books are still showing parts of the Great Crusade before Horus's rebellion erupts, the Legions finding long lost human worlds and leading compliance missions.

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Unification and great crusade should be done in the horus heresy, but you know that people would complain that it was getting to far away from the main subject. Age of Apostasy I know nothing what so ever about, so I would be interested in it.
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Age_of_Apostasy

Thats all you need to know about it, so far. Its a very cool era in Imperial history, very bloody and cruel too. Perhaps even crueller then the 41st millennium.



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But the Great Crusade and Unification Wars, I've gotta say no... plus I think things of that war and before it should be kept in myth and history.
I agree with the above. A short series on the Age of Apostasy would be great, and is just full of potential.



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I'd love to see something on all of them, but seeing how much more that there's left in the HH, I can't see anything happening until they finish that. I really think they should take a different approach than they have with the HH as well, maybe making trilogies of each of them, with just one writer working on each series. I think this could help avoid the stories getting bogged down the way HH seems to have.
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i dont think unification wars would work i voted for more early crusade but what i really want is a story about the birth and early life of a primarch


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Logic would say that they would work their way from the Horus Heresy, once it's finished, down onto the next major age which would probably be the Age of Apostasy. It would be an extremely interesting time in Imperial history and Vandire is a character to say the least...

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