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Betrayal at Calth

Just let that sink in.
So wonderful.

Anyway, being Saturday, we've got our Review Roundup.

Today we've got articles on: Frontier Stations, Breaker Blocks, City Hall, Above and Below, WWE Superstar Showdown, Raid & Trade, Firefly Kalidasa Expansion, Betrayal at Calth, and a Flammpanzerwagen for Bolt Action.

Games Workshop has a brand new stand-alone board game available. It takes place during the tumultuous times of the Horus Heresy, when the various Space Marine chapters split apart, some of them staying with the Emperor, and others following Horus and converting to the powers of Chaos. The wars that would rage on from this split will last at least 10 millennia. One of the biggest events in the Heresy was the Betrayal at Calth when the Ultramarines fought the Word Bearers. The Betrayal at Calth box set lets you play out those claustrophobic battles in the tunnels beneath the planet’s surface.


Games Workshop has been kind enough to send me a copy. I did an unboxing of it last week. Now I’ve had a chance to play the game some and it’s time to give you a look at how it works. So grab your bolter. It’s time for another TGN Review. This time it’s Betrayal at Calth.
Well, the Betrayal at Calth set seems to be getting a lot of attention, as one would expect. Heck, I spent much of Saturday morning typing about it. Unfortunately, as I was feeling rather under the weather yesterday, I didn't get a chance to put the rest of the set together. That'll be evening plans for this week. Anyway, that's me, but what about you? Do you want to get a set? Do you want to use it as the starting-off point for a larger Horus Heresy-era force? Then Forge World has just the deals going on now. Plus, you could win a free mini.
Games Workshop is going back to the future. Well, the past of the future, that is. I mean, it’s still the future from now but it’s back in time from where they are usually when in the futu… You know, I’ll start again.

The Horus Heresy has long been a popular part of the Warhammer 40k lore. What happened to the Imperium of Man to split it apart so drastically? Where did all those Chaos Space Marine chapters come from? The story of Horus’ betrayal against the Emperor is a story of Biblical proportions (and parallels). And both Games Workshop and Forge World of long been coming out with models that have armor and other equipment from that period of the game’s history. Well, Games Workshop is coming out with a new stand-alone game based in the Horus Heresy period. Betrayal at Calth takes players to the time right when it was brother versus brother in close-proximity fighting with one-another as the Chaos factions split off.

GW sent me a copy to check out. A full review will be coming soon, but as of now, let’s take a look at what comes in the box. It’s time for another TGN Unboxing (it’s been a while). This time it’s The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth.
Is there anything worse than when a friend suddenly turns their back on you? I guess if that friend then started trying to slice you up with lightning claws, that'd be worse. Or if your friend was a dreadnaught and now they want to step on you. That'd also be pretty bad. Well, that's just what happened to the Imperium of Man during the Horus Heresy in the 40k universe. Now, Games Workshop is taking you to those tumultuous times with the The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth board game.