Fantasy Flight Games has announced that they’re coming out with a new board game based on the Warhammer 40k universe. Forbidden Stars takes place in a section of space where fierce warp storms have diminished and once more allowed access to this broken-off region. All the races of the universe are rushing in to explore and grab whatever planets they can to add to their inventory. Will your chosen faction be able to grab and sustain the best locations in the region? Only through conquest is such a thing possible.
From the announcement:
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Forbidden Stars, a new Warhammer 40,000 board game of planetary conquest and war for two to four players!
The shifting Warp Storms that surround the long lost Herakon Cluster have finally abated, leaving the ancient treasures and planets within this sector open to the rest of the galaxy. Now, the great factions of the galaxy mobilize their fleets and race to establish a foothold. The reward for successful domination surpasses all other concerns, and the price for conquering this sector will be paid in lives.
Forbidden Stars challenges you and up to three other players to take command of a mighty fighting force: the Ultramarines chapter of Space Marines, the Eldar of Craftworld Iyanden, the Evil Sunz Ork clan, or the World Eaters Warband of the Chaos Space Marines. Each faction offers unique armies and play styles, but your goal remains the same – to claim the key objectives selected for your faction. These objective tokens are scattered throughout the Herakon Cluster, but your opponents are sure to defend your objectives against you. You’ll need to build massive armies and command them in unending war to best your enemies and claim your objectives. The fight for the Herakon Cluster is brutal and bloody, and you will either stride triumphant over the bodies of your fallen foes, or they will do the same to you.