Snowprint Studios has released a trailer showcasing one of the most iconic factions in Warhammer 40,000 Tacticus. Focusing on the Ultramarines, the trailer shows off some of the units and gameplay of one of Warhammer's most lauded groups.
Warhammer 40,000, or 40K for short, is the world's most popular tabletop miniature game. First released back in 1987, and currently on its ninth edition as of 2020. Warhammer is a game where two people battle each other on a big tabletop map using miniatures they have more often than not painstakingly painted. The world is set in the distant war-torn future containing multiple factions of various magical or technological levels constantly at war.
No doubt the most recognisable group in the game are the Space Marines, exceedingly strong superhuman people clad in an almighty suit of metal armour, and amongst these, the Ultramarines are considered very powerful. Under the order of the Primarch Roboute Guilliman, the Ultramarines wade into battle alongside faction Champion Marneus Calgar, shown in the trailer wielding the Gauntlets of Ultramar to devastating effect as he pummels foes head-on, or using a powerful AOE skill to wreck all surrounding foes.
The trailer also showcases the might of the Ultramarine group as a whole, using the game's tactical grid layout to summon and surround foes. Synergy also plays a large role in Tacticus’ combat, as allies can be buffed by being in close proximity to their champions. There have been numerous attempts at Warhammer video games over the years, with varying levels of success, however, the tactical combat system of Tacticus looks to capture the tabletop origins exceedingly well with the hexagonal grid approach.
Warhammer 40,000 Tacticus will be available later this year on Google Play and the App Store. Android owners can also take a look at the Early Access version on the store now.