The Horus Heresy Drip Drip Drip Rumormill is on fire with rumormeisters coming out of retirement to chime in!
Lords of War (facebook) comes out or retirement to say:
Oh, you think it’s going to be Battle of Phall? How cute…It will have it’s own rules created by GW, but everyone will use for FW and they should. 30k is vastly better than 40k.It will be two legions that hate each other. Any guesses?
Looks like we have a winner! (regarding a reader guessing: Ultramarines and Word Bearers)
Dakka’s Whispereroftruth says:
I sort of mentioned it before but the game will provide two legal armies out the box if you split with a friend, or one big one.One built as Vets. and Cataphracti led by the Praetor. The other with two Tac. Squads as troops choices.Any “tiles” or board included would be cardboard though. The idea of this new boxed game trend, yes trend there will be more, is based entirely on what made 3rd ed Space Hulk so successful. A bunch of models you can to your army and a “free” game included.
As for those asking if this is limited. Yes it is, the characters in the box specifically. Everything else will form part of a new range which is kicking off fully next year. There’ll be 2-3 months of plastic 30k releases next year at the minimum. Mostly SM stuff, but more Mechanicum too. Most of the Mechanicum stuff that has been released already, you’ll be able to use in 30k.
I initially heard the contents of the box would drop 6 months after it’s general release. However, I’m beginning to think, in light of the recent AoS release, that we’ll get a 2nd wave of Heresy stuff in 6 months, with the box contents dropping before then. That is purely speculation on my part though.
The box will contain it’s own rules and Forge World will continue to write their own for now. Whether that will change as 40k changes is anyone’s guess.
The line is being produced because of the huge success of the HH from both FW and BL. When the HH turns your two daughter companies into very profitable parts of your business even the stupid take note.
Purely conjecture, but considering there’s another 40k box you all know about that’ll kicking around for a while. I’m going to go with; “While stocks last” on this one.
Here’s the earlier items from the following folks:
via Faeit 8-21-2015
– Game similar to Space Hulk
– Released Around October
– Possibly Limited Run
Horus Heresy Starter Box
– Imperial Fists vs Iron Warriors
– Battle of Phall
– Asymetrical sides
– “Boarding style” theme – (Battle of Phall was a major fleet action in deep space)
– 44 models
3 Mk IV “boxes” (sprues already seen)
Two Characters (sprues already seen)
Lords of War has been very accurate over time, but WhispererofTruth has been on fire over the last few days over on Dakka.