Burning of Prospero Now Available


The new Horus Heresy Boxed Game is out now – Pick it up this weekend!

Just a friendly reminder that The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero is out now and available in stores and online. The second boxed game from Games Workshop set in the Horus Heresy – this is the follow-up to Betrayal at Calth. While these two games do share a setting they are two distinct and different games. But if you can handle one you can handle the other. We here at BoLS have had coverage of box and everything surrounding it all week. Here are some of the highlights:

GW: Phil Kelly Talks Burning of Prospero

GW’s Phil Kelly and Simon Grant talk Burning of Prospero in this this developer chat.

BoLS In-depth Unboxing: Burning of Prospero

Join BoLS as we open up the amazing new Burning of Prospero boxed set and spend a while going over it!

Burning of Prospero Model Showcase

Want to see what the models look like up close? We’ve got you covered!

Burning of Prospero: Rules Overview & More

Curious about the rules for Burning of Prospero? Well we can help you out with that!

Burning of Prospero: Demo Game

Curious about how Burning of Prospero plays? Join us for a demo game!

Painting Custodes & 30k Wolves the GW Way


Learn to paint up the stunning Adeptus Custodes and Heresy Space Wolves – the GW WAY with Duncan! Break out your brushes and follow along.

BREAKING 40K: Sisters & Custodes Formations!


GW just dropped NEW Formations for Sisters of Silence and Adeptus Custodes for use in Warhammer 40,000!

GW: Legio Custodes & Contemptor Rules – Heresy Edition


The Legio Custodes are getting rules for use in Horus Heresy and the Contemptor Dreadnoughts are getting rules for use in Burning of Prospero!

You can click the title of the above stores to read the full article.

The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero $150


The Story

On Prospero, the psykers of the Thousand Sons face the ultimate censure for their forbidden studies. The Primarch Leman Russ is sent to punish them by any means necessary – at his command, fire rains from the skies as his Space Wolves fleet bombards Prospero over and over, reducing the world of the Thousand Sons to ash. Tizca, city of glass pyramids and golden hopes, is protected from the fires by a vast force field of telekinetic power. So it is that the Space Wolves bring the Sisters of Silence, anti-psykers anathema to all who channel the Warp, and the Custodian Guard, shining heroes who are the elite blades of the Emperor himself to Prospero, there to attempt the riddance of the Thousand Sons forever.

The Game

The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero is a game of running battles set in a city torn apart by a fiery cataclysm, featuring six scenarios designed to stretch the strategic nous of two players. One player controls the Space Marines of the Thousand Sons, reality-twisting psychic superhumans, and one controls the Space Wolves, Sisters of Silence and Custodian Guard. It’s a fast-paced game full of strategic decisions, with the strengths and weaknesses of both sides meaning tactics and foresight are just as important as lucky dice rolls.

Download the rules for The Sisters of Silence and the Adeptus Custodes HERE.



Who’s ready for Prospero to BURN?!

  • BaronSnakPak

    There’s also a Thousand Sons painting vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWB8rUkjfnQ

  • Byungwook Kim

    When calth came out, I thought latter HH games would follow the same rule as calth.

    But prospero uses entirely different ruleset.

    So I was wondering, would future HH games have the same rule as prospero? Would this game become the ‘GW version’ of horus heresy game opposed to forgeworld horus heresy game?

    What do you think?

    • John Grammaticus

      Whatever they do I hope they produce at least another set with the same rules as either Calth or Prospero. Calth was very clean and I would buy another set with the same rules l, not seen Prospero played yet though. Doubt this is GW compared to FW, more tabletop vs boardgame as both Calth and Prospero are sold on both sites.

    • rtheom

      The bigger question is, will they continue to do this when they see that this game sells well, but not nearly as well as Calth? I bet we see one more game that makes up a nice trilogy and then it’s done.

      • vlad78

        Why would it sell less than Calth?

        • A guess here- because it’s more ‘themed’ with the special characters. Calth had models that could be painted in any scheme and a cool dreadnought whereas this box comes with two special characters and two special squads that may turn off players of other legions. (personally, I’m an UM and WB player, so Calth was spot-on. I severely dislike TSons and SW, but I’m a fanboy and bought this new one anyway)
          That being said, I think it would sell more BECAUSE of the special squads (until they get released alone). But I had to toss a guess in there.

          • vlad78

            I understand. I’m planning to use the SW character in deathwatch and keep arhiman in stasis or sell it, everything else is spot on for an imperial fist player like myself.

          • ZeeLobby

            That’s a valid point. I expect to see a lot of 1K sons and space wolves for sale.

          • Donald Lindsey

            I plan on using Ahriman as a generic librarian, so the only fig I’m unsure of how to use is Bob the fell-handed.

          • rtheom

            That would be the one thing I could see driving sales, particularly since Custodes are pretty much already an auto-take for anyone wanting to play competitively. Heck, they alone are going for 50-60 on ebay right now. But I can’t say I expect that to sell as many boxes as people bought just wanting to start a 30k force.

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            The fact that so many are going to want Custodes and the Sisters is going to drive sales.

            This won’t be Calth big but it will still be big.

          • rtheom

            Oh absolutely, I’m sure it will still be big, but I doubt that it will reach the heights of Calth, in which most people I know bought 3+ boxes. But you know how it is with corporations, the next release must always be bigger than the last to be considered a success.

        • Deacon Ix

          Because quite a few people brought a lot of Calth (4 myself) so have plenty of Marines, I’m thinking about buying 2 Boxes of Prospero but if I was to be brutally honest I don’t need them and hence they are currently fairly well down my purchase list. This also applies to several of the people I game with.

          • rtheom

            That’s exactly it. Most folks I know, including myself, wanted a way to build a cheapish 30K army and Calth did that, so we all bought multiple copies. Now that I have 90+ heresy marines, I’ve purchased 1 box of Propero to get the new armor marks, but I have no plans to buy more. Same goes for most others I’ve talked to. I could be wrong, but word on the street does not feel the same as it did for Calth.

          • Red_Five_Standing_By

            Which is why these guys should have been Breachers or Assault Marines or something different. That way you could make tac marines, if you wanted or you could make something different.

            Still, I am buying 2 because I like the MK3 armor way more than Mk4.

  • Runefyre

    The whole book reeks of Tsons bias. I’m really quite disappointed.

    One interesting quote though is it’s noted that SW’s have one of the largest legion fleets. Even though they’re one of the smallest legions.

    • ZeeLobby

      That’s disappointing. I enjoyed that the books showed both sides and justified their actions.

      • Runefyre

        Me to. But the book contains far more information about the Tsons that the Wolves, and it barely mentions any flaws of the Tsons. Only that they’re the victims of a tragedy.

        And the actual fluff for the little campaign is awful. The only mission that is from the Wolves perspective shows them getting completely cowed by the Tsons until the SoS show up and save the day -_-

        I’m getting really tired of the treatment SW’s are getting from FW/BL, especially if you compare them to Alpha Legion books or White Scars books or Dark Angel books or Blood Angel books, or just about any other legion.

        Really all I want is balance.

        • ZeeLobby

          Well. Just like the rules, GW will do what it has to to maximize sales. If that means making 1KSons seem like the good guys and focusing 90% of the content on them to maximize Magnus sales this Christmas, then they’ll do it. It’s sad, but it’s where we are.

          • memitchell

            Back in the day, the first Space Wolves army lists were so good, people accused Andy Chambers of owning and favoring them (I suggested that in jest on a primordial Dialup Days forum, and AC Himself corrected me). So, SW’s still have an unpaid Karma debt.

          • ZeeLobby

            Haha. That’s funny. I’m sure that still takes place. I’d bet if there were some new Space Wolf kits on the horizon we would have seen more pro space wolf rhetoric in the box. GW uses these intro boxes as a gateway drug for their full retail kits.