Forgeworld: Releases the (Digital) Kraken – Taghmata REVIEW



This is a moment in history, Forge World has released their first digital codex. Come see how good the digital edition really is!

Sure I’ll admit I was skeptical at first because I don’t like the Digital Versions; I prefer the ePub. However, I wanted to give this a try because hey, books are heavy.



Right off the bat what I love about this is that this version is true to the book format. Checkout the layout:



It’s 50 bucks for the enhanced version, but I’ve noticed they’ve been updating the iBooks, for free with the sames titles, sooooo hopefully if they update this book (like they did with the Legions red book) I won’t have to shell out another 50 bucks.

I really like the pop-ups as well. I also really love all the instant access to previous rules buried in other books.



Looking at a formation and you want to know what the restrictions are? Boom. Restrictions.



Do I think they’ll do all six Horus Heresy books like this? Probably not. But I do think they’re going to do all the red reference books because I don’t think it takes away from the Horus Hersey narrative feel, or the sales of the big black books either.

You’ll notice that playing 30k is basically learning an entirely new ruleset with all the special rules and new weapons, this enhanced version makes it easy, not sure what a weapon does? Boom, there it is.



So far, every rule I’ve clicked on is in here. You don’t need the 40k rule book OR the HH Black Books. It’s all here; it’s all inclusive.

If you’re going to play Mechanicum and need the rules on the fly, I can’t think of anything better book to buy.

It comes with Titan rules, the core missions, the entire wargear section, and some great reference cards you can screen shot and print out. For 50 bucks this is a good buy even if you don’t play Mechanicum or only play them as allies.



Keep in mind, there are only 11 pages of fluff, not the tome of pages the big books have so I don’t think this is going to split their target audience.

Fancy a copy? The iBook can be found here

Mechanicum Digital Edition – Horus Heresy Forge World REVIEW 



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  • Ross Allan

    Kind-of-ish tempted on this one. However, I got the Taghmata book when it first came out, only for new stuff to be added *very* shortly afterwards.
    I guess I’ll wait and see if this has the free updates. If so, I’m in because it is a more convenient way to carry me rules around. If not, then they can blimming well whistle! And that’s swearing in the old money!

    • euansmith

      Golly dang it, Ross Allan, please ameliorate your language!

      • memitchell

        We don’t cotton to that kind of talk round here, neither. Upsets the milk cows.

    • Muninwing

      see… i do wish that you could cash in your physical copies for digital ones. they would be worth it then.

      • am1t

        Or FREE digital copy voucher with every hardback copy …

    • Talos2

      They do enough events, we should be able to get a free download if you prove you already own the book. We could easily deal with it at an event

  • pokemastercube .

    having digital copys of the rues save carrying a red plus and black books for stuff not in a red book which will weigh you down

  • euansmith

    Unboxing the Digital Codex, “Aaaaaagh! There’s ones and zeroes rolling everywhere!”

    • Muninwing

      i don’t understand the “unboxing” articles, here or for anything else. just let me see the sprues, which i can find pics of in peace while not listening to someone talk about the feeling he gets when he opens a new box…

      • euansmith

        I’m with you on that. Some nice close up photos of the components are worth a thousand rambling videos.

      • am1t

        We should do ‘boxing’ articles … like when you return stuff e.g. amazon etc. … The only thing that will kill a dull dreary ‘unboxing’ is an even more dull and dreary ‘re-boxing’ … Talking about your feelings for both is absolutely essential though …

        • Muninwing

          yeah. or pre-unboxing, where you check the mail every day three times just to see if your package has arrived yet…