Heart of Darkness, expansion for Nuklear Winter '68, is now available for pre-order
Heart of Darkness introduces the characters to the core game.
Lock ‘n Load Publishing is now taking pre-order for Heart of Darkness, expansion for Nuklear Winter '68. The expansion intruduces characters with unique backgrounds that employ powerful skills, boosting the effectiveness of the platooms they are attached to.
Entering the fray is a new guild of unscrupulous, well equipped and perfectly Zone adapted mercenaries ready to shed blood for those willing to pay the most for their brutal services. Still, nothing compares to the horrific creatures lurking in Magdeburg's radioactive shadows, an army of nightmarish creatures marked with a White Hand emblem nearly identical to the infamous black one. Despite the shock, this encounter with the darkness may very well shed some light on the truth behind the Zealots and their origins.
Scholars of the occult-worshiping Arkanum Korps have discovered that the object is actually a map marker, the link to another artifact, a source of unspeakable power amongst the mortals. Mentioned in writings from the Xth century, dating from the birth of the Holy Roman Empire, it is said that the Charred Heart was responsible for the rise and downfall of the great European kingdoms - a true maker of kings. Its trail had been lost sometime during the 1800s, but there may be a glimmer of hope if, according to the Holterberg relic, it were to be found again somewhere in the East and used to restore Germania Magna. Thus, the much feared Arkanum Korps are tasked, once again, to head out for the Magdeburg ruins, far into the unexplored part of the Zone in search of the Charred Heart artifact.
Meanwhile, in a surprising turn of events, for reasons yet unknown, the Black Hand took on the fight to NATO, thus, deliberately or not, saving the Reich from certain doom. Despite the defeat and subsequent disappearance of their Zealot commander holding the Wunderwaffe blueprints in last year’s showdown, seemingly endless swarms of Zealots and Ravagers poured from the crimson woods unto the unsuspecting US and Russian bases, ambushing supply columns and encircling numerous divisions in the war-torn Zone, effectively halting NATO's drive towards the retreating German army.
For NATO there are no options other than to keep going forward. Their political and financial strength can, and must, keep the supply chain intact. Their doctrine dictates that wherever resistance is met, more weight is to be put into the push in order crush the obstacle, and, true to this principle, efforts have been made to increase the power, range and overall effectiveness of all their weapon systems. HADES (Heavy Assault and Demolition Expeditionary Squadron) is the newly assembled formation at the tip of NATO's thrust, closely guided by Russian GRU agents rumored to have psychic powers. Fielding machines and weapons built based on Nikola Tesla's works on the power of electricity and automatons, HADES is already trampling its way to the frontline.
Each Copy of Heart of Darkness Includes:
- New, Mounted 22"x 17" Map
- A Beautiful Page of 88 Counters
- Ten Scenarios Relating the Continued Story of the Germanic Wasteland and its Inhabitants
- Player’s Aid Card
- Attractive Box
Heart of Darkness is NOT a Complete Game.
You Must own the Original Game, Nuklear Winter ’68 to Play Heart of Darkness.