Iello & Devil Pig Announce WH40K: Heroes of Black Reach

A new way to play in the Warhammer 40k universe is on its way – check this out!

By the time Captain Sicarius and the Ultramarines taskforce arrived on the hive world of Black Reach, Waaagh! Zanzag controlled most of the northern continent. It is your duty to take command of the Ultramarines second company and wipe out the Orks from the planet. But maybe you’d rather listen to the rage within you and lead the Waaagh! to rampage this imperial world.

Heroes of Black Reach is based on Devil Pig Games’ Heroes System Tactical Scale system.

Players set out tiles to create the game board for heroes and units to battle on – you can scale games up or down depending on how long you want to play, and how complicated you want the game to be. Armies are created using an agreed upon number of points – just like traditional 40k. Unit tiles have stats for movement, bonuses, abilities, and other quick references on them to help players keep track. Each player gets a deck of cards that are used to make the game more dynamic – adding twists.

Turns are done in phases:

  • The Order Phase: Select units to move
  • The Action Phase: Move, assault, and fire
  • The Supply Phase: Resolve and discard

The set includes:

  • Rulebook and 1 campaign with 8 scenarios (sheets)
  • 6 terrain tiles& terrain elements
  • Bunkers
  • 2 factions

Ultramarines Units

  • Sergeant Telion
  • Chaplain Elianu Trajan and his options
  • Veteran Sergeant Daceus
  • 1 Tactical Squad (Vandar) with its Rhino and options
  • 1 Scout Squad with its Land Speeder Storm and options
  • 1 Predator Tank
  • 1 Razorback Tank
  • Order tokens, Ultramarines 50-card deck, Wargear and Upgrade Options, Command Options, Vehicle Equipment and Personalisations


Orks Units

  • Goff Warboss Rockbrakah
  • Snake Bites Weirdboy Gravebrakka and Psychic Powers
  • Evil Suns Mek Grugnoz and his Grot Oilers
  • Bad Moon Boyz with their Nobz, Trukk, and options
  • Goff Stormboyz with their Nobz, and options
  • Goff Nobz with their Trukk, and options
  • Death Skull Burna Boyz, with their options
  • 1 Deff Dread
  • 1 Battlewagon
  • 1 Trukk
  • 1 Warbuggy
  • 1 Mek Gunz
  • Order tokens, Orks 50-card deck, Wargear and Upgrade Options, Command Options, Vehicle Equipment and Personalisations


Reinforcement Expansions will be available to scale your battles up to an epic proportions…

Pre-Order Today to Get Free Units & Heroes!

  • BloodAngel

    Meh. Just give me Epic back.

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      well and truly said!

    • BadPanda

      Loved Epic.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yup, haha.

  • piglette

    Cool art

  • Mike Tbone Green


  • ctFallen

    If this is anywhere as good as Heroes of Normandie I’ll def be grabbing it. I hope they release Guard, and Eldar tho.

    • Dkartzinel

      They’ve said Eldar and Chaos are next – and unique psychic powers for each faction. 🙂

  • Looks like fun for board game night, might pick it up, would
    Be better with more than 2 players

  • D. B.

    Errr…. OK. Why not play a 40k game on that scale?

  • Severius_Tolluck

    So basically its Battle lore with more friendly aspect? I seen the box of Heroes of Normandie but it just looked like memoir 44 / battle lore with more family friendly art?

    • Dkartzinel

      No, it doesn’t have the commands and colors activation system – it uses the heroes of Normandie activation system, totally different from memoir 44.

  • marxlives

    The future of 40k if the shareholders say so.

  • Don’t like it. Not a Specialist game. Call me when Mordheim is back…

  • danutzfreeman

    Has everyone forgotten about Battlefleet Gothic at this point? I cannot remember the last time we got some info or even rumours about it.

  • marxlives

    Looks like something that would be a good Steam release.