Games Workshop’s Latest Boxed game is out – and they have a few other surprises as well!
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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 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.
Inside The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero, you’ll find:
Detailed plastic Citadel Miniatures:
– Geigor Fell-Hand, powerful champion of the Space Wolves, armed with lightning claw and boltgun;
– Azhek Ahriman, Chief Librarian of the Thousand Sons, wielding a heqa staff and bolt pistol;
– a Legio Custodes Squad, consisting of a Shield-Captain and 4 Custodian Guard;
The Legio Custodes Squad comes with
– 5 guardian spears,
– 5 sentinel blades,
– 5 storm shields,
– 6 ceremonial daggers,
– a custodes vexilla,
as well as 5 helmeted heads and 2 bare heads;
– a Silent Sisterhood Squad, consisting of 1 Sister Superior and 4 Sisters of Silence;
The Silent Sisterhood Squad comes with
– 6 executioner greatswords,
– 5 Umbra-pattern boltguns,
– 5 flamers;
These can be assembled as Vigilators, who specialise in melee and carry executioner greatswords, Prosecutors, who operate more flexibly and carry bolters for longer-range combat and Witchseekers, who carry flamers for devastating multi-target assaults.
The Squad includes 8 heads, and a further 2 head options for the Sister Superior.
– 30 Legion Veteran Tactical Space Marines in MkIII ‘Iron’ Power Armour – these are split into a 10-man Loyalist force and a 20-man Traitor force.
Each set of 10 comes with
– 10 Phobos-pattern bolters,
– 11 chainswords (one left-handed, allowing a Sergeant to take 2 chainswords),
– 1 heavy bolter,
– 1 power sword,
– 1 power fist,
– 1 Phobos-pattern bolt pistol,
– 1 plasma pistol,
– 1 lightning claw,
– 1 melta gun,
– 1 plasma gun,
– 1 Legion Vexila;
as well as 12 helmeted heads and 2 bare heads, with an included transverse helmet crest.
– 5 Tartaros Terminators, who come with
– 5 combi-bolters,
– 5 pairs of power fists,
– 5 pairs of lightning claws,
– 5 left-hand chainfist attachments,
– 1 reaper autocannon,
– 1 plasma blaster,
– 1 heavy flamer,
– 1 grenade harness;
One Terminator can be assembled as a Sergeant, who can be assembled with
– 1 power sword,
– a unique torso front, loin cloth and shoulder pads,
– a volkite charger;
There are also 6 helmeted heads, and 1 bare head.
– a 16-page book covering the story behind Burning of Prospero;
– a 32-page rulebook;
– 15 Psychic Power cards;
– 36 Warp Energy and Willpower cards;
– 5 detailed, double-sided board tiles representing the buildings of Prospero;
– 24 dice – an assortment of D6, D8, D10 and D12’s;
– a transfer sheet.
When the Fenris system is overrun by the forces of Chaos, the Imperium rallies to its defence, and Space Marines from many Chapters arrive to lend their aid to the beleaguered defenders. The battle to reclaim the worlds of the Space Wolves is waged on many levels – in space, on land and in the very seas themselves. A Space Wolf and a Dark Angel must join forces when the rest of their strikeforce is slaughtered by daemons, deep underground. Unless they can find their way through the underworld back to the surface, they are doomed – but the trials that face them will test them to their very limit.
LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE
A Space Wolf and a Dark Angel forced to rely on one another for survival, at the same time that the Dark Angels are bombing Space Wolves planets? Sounds like top notch drama to us.
This 48-page full-colour softback book is the perfect resource for anyone and everyone who wants to paint their Space Marine Legions in the colour schemes from the Horus Heresy.
It contains guides for the entire contents of the Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero boxed game – detailed guides to painting Geigor Fell-hand, Ahzek Ahriman, the Sisters of Silence and Custodian Guard feature – with tutorials on layering and drybrushing.
There are also guides to painting Space Marines in the colours of the 18 First Founding Legions.
Containing a copy each of both the Burning of Prospero and Betrayal at Calth games, this is a great purchase for anyone who wants to recreate two epic battles from The Horus Heresy.
Crammed full of Space Marines in both MKIII and MKIV power armour, this is a great start to a Horus Heresy miniatures collection featuring as it does a variety of unit types, special characters and even a Contemptor Dreadnought.
This collection includes one copy of the Burning of Prospero game and a copy of November’s White Dwarf. This is an essential purchase for anyone interested in the Burning of Prospero as White Dwarf contains rules for using your Legio Custodes models in games of The Horus Heresy, as well as an exclusive scenario featuring Contemptor Dreadnoughts in Burning of Prospero.
Prospero + Calth = Instant Horus Heresy Army!