News for December 2010
To Rule the Stars Themselves 18
Announcing Battlefleet Koronus, an upcoming Rogue Trader supplement
Rogue Trader | Published 17 December 2010

“War is the natural state of man, for it is in battle that he has made his greatest achievements. It is at the heart of every endeavour, and those who claim otherwise are doomed to die on the same swords they decry.”
      – Attributed to St. Drusus

Beyond the gates of the Maw, savage enemies raise arms against the Imperium. Rogue Traders, backed by the might of the Imperial Navy, must arm their vessels to wrest fortunes from their enemies in bloody warfare!

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Battlefleet Koronus, an upcoming supplement for Rogue Trader! As we first announced in Profit and Plunder, Battlefleet Koronus is an extensive sourcebook about the starships that traverse the Koronus Expanse. With new rules on Nova Cannons, torpedoes, attack crafts, and squadrons, plus new options for outfitting player ships, this book is perfect for players and GMs alike. Battlefleet Koronus also provides a host of enemy starships to challenge Explorers, and it delves into the rich history of the Imperial Navy and Battlefleet Calixis.

In the great darkness beyond the Emperor’s light, the enemies of humanity swarm and multiply like vermin. Pirates, renegades and aliens raid from wilderness space and think themselves safe from retribution. They are wrong. The fiery sword of Imperial wrath can descend upon them at any time in the shape of the Imperial Navy, a monumental organisation with the power to shatter star systems and destroy entire civilisations. The innumerable ships and crews of the Imperial Navy, from lumbering battleships to nimble destroyers, are the Imperium’s sword and shield in the war between the stars. Now, that sword and shield turns to face the Koronus Expanse.

For Rogue Traders, the Imperial Navy promises both opportunity and danger. Those who would exploit the Imperium or who seek the lawless frontier for its distance from Imperial eyes see the Navy as a threat. However, for all its titanic power the demands on the fleet are equally vast. Often it falls to just a handful of brave captains on the Imperium frontier’s to play a key role in the unending battle for the fate of mankind. For those Rogue Traders willing to ally themselves with the Imperial Navy, vast opportunities for warfare and profit await.

With Battlefleet Koronus, new rules and components allow Explorers to man some of the Expanse’s most powerful warships! Take the helm of grand cruisers and battlecruisers and decimate your foes with torpedo salvoes, attack craft wings, and fearsome Nova Cannons. Learn of the Imperial Navy and its squadrons in the Koronus Expanse, the famed Battlefleet Koronus; their ships can prove useful allies, or powerful enemies. Then study the dread warships of vile xenos races and villainous Chaos reavers, the better to know and destroy your foes! Rules for NPC starships and squadron operations make space combat easier to run than ever before; plus, rules for waging ground wars allow you to fight entire campaigns to the final blows!

Later this winter, wage war in the name of profit!

Rogue Trader is a roleplaying game set in dark gothic far future of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. Players take on the roles of explorers aboard a Rogue Trader's ship, searching for profit and adventure while discovering new alien cultures and threats in the uncharted regions of space.

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Published: 12/17/2010 7:07:06 PM

 Yummy. Can't wait, I keep wanting to shoot my players with torpedoes. I'm sure they will like it.

Published: 12/17/2010 4:10:29 PM

It will be very cool. :)

Published: 12/17/2010 4:07:46 PM

This is awesome! Can't wait! All the Warhammer 40K RPG material for DH, RT & DW have been phenomenal! Great work FFG!


Yes the 40k books are really good. I just wish that the material to WFRP3 would have the same quality and scope.

Published: 12/17/2010 2:51:09 PM

YES.  This is the book I've been waiting for since the corebook was released.

I just hope we get a comprehensive list of hull types and Xeno/Chaos ships from Battlefleet Gothic, as most of my players also play that, and we have a LOT of ships to choose from to be antagonists.  (It would also be nice if the Xeno/NPC ships were also presented as hulls and components instead of just standard configurations, to allow for easier customization.)

Published: 12/17/2010 2:24:27 PM

Huzzah!  I just hope it lists the ships in Battlefleet Calixis, or at least those assigned to the flottila patrolling the Koronus Expanse.

Published: 12/17/2010 1:45:02 PM

This is awesome! Can't wait! All the Warhammer 40K RPG material for DH, RT & DW have been phenomenal! Great work FFG!

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