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The Horus Heresy


Games Workshop has started taking orders for a new board game set during the days of the Horus Heresy. This time, we find the voracious Space Wolves against the magic and psycher-enhanced Thousand Sons. The battle for the 31st millennium heats up once more as the planet is bombarded, except for one area that's been heavily shielded and must thus be attacked via a ground assault. Who will prevail in the Burning of Prospero?
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While the US in WWII had to rely on just dropping troops out of a plane, the Empire of Man has a bit of extra technological advantage in order to land squads of marines. That comes in the form of the Sokar Pattern Stormbird. They'll get your Marines to the battlefield in style and with some pretty heavy support going on.
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I don't know about you, but for me, it seems like just yesterday was Wednesday. I'm not 100% sure what happened to Thursday (maybe Langoliers ate it?), but it's already gone. That's alright, mind you. I'm always ready for it to be the weekend. Best to power up with some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Circles of Imora Trading Card Game Coming To Kickstarter, Heroic Ballads ver. 1.1 Released, Nomad Games Releases Two New Warlords For Talisman: The Horus Heresy, The Army Painter Technique Painting Bundle Now Available, and Kromlech Weekend Promo Happening Now.

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Games Workshop has a tendency to sometimes post rules for similar armies, or new units for similar armies, across a wide range of publications. As such, it can sometimes be tough trying to play those armies, as you've gotta carry around a bunch of books and flip through all those pages to find the rule you might need. It can be rough. Thankfully, they will occasionally put out a compilation book that brings together all those rules in one place. The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List book is just such a tome, and you can order yours now.
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Forge World's got quite a bit going on today with their pre-releases. There's a new Horus Heresy character available. You can get him both as a single and as a two-pack. Then, to make sure your mini looks nice, there's a couple paint kits as well as some transfer sheets available.
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When you go out on vacation this summer, you might want to bring along some games to play. Picking up digital versions of your favorite board games remedy the need to lug around big game boxes, and eliminate the worry of losing pieces while you're away. The folks at Nomad Games certainly can feel your pain, and so they're making it easier to pick up their games by having themselves a sale.
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Some board games can seem a bit intimidating in terms of "moving parts" for it. And while they might really be all that complicated, having a digital version that does some of the bookkeeping for you is pretty handy. Such is the case with the digital version of Talisman. There's also a new expansion for it that brings the Isstvan System into detail. You can pick up a copy of that expansion now.
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When rules get released for armies, they can sometimes be spread out across a couple publications. Or, at the very least, you can have different publications that each have a different army in them. Carrying around all those books can get tedious, so the folks over at Forge World have consolidated three of them and put them all in one place. And they're taking orders for the book now.
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Nomad Games actually has a double-whammy of releases available for those of you that like the digital version of Talisman. They have the new Horus Heresy expansion available. There's also the Nether Realm expansion that's now available on iOS as well.
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Battlefield medics have a very rough job (putting it mildly). Everyone out there is looking to tear each-other to shreds. They're looking to put people back together again. Solar Auxilia Surgeon-Primus Aevos Jovan was a great surgeon before some of his "experiments" were discovered and he was given the option of cake or death... I mean, working for the Solar Auxilia or death. He chose to work with the Solar Auxilia.
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So, here at Adepticon, obviously there's a whole ton of gaming going on (no, duh). But what if you and your buddies get together and suddenly you're really jonesing for a particular game but... damnit! Nobody thought to bring it! That's where the world of the digital board game comes in, where your mobile device can bring you all sorts of gaming in one package. And now, if you've got an Android device, you can play Talisman: The Horus Heresy.
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As games grow, expansions are made that have new rules inside of them. After a while, though, it can become rather unwieldy to try and carry around all those different supplements. And then you find yourself having to flip between different books to find the rule for a specific unit. "Was it this book? *flipflipflip* ... No, maybe this one. *flipflipflip* ARGH!" Well, Forge World is here to help with your Horus Heresy armies with their The Horus Heresy Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Legions book, available to pre-order now.
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Forge World is making it easy to pick up some of their collections over on their website by bundling together some popular items and offering them at a single price. Makes it a lot easier to just click a couple buttons and order like-items than to have to hunt around for each one individually. Also, they have some new waterslide transfer sheets and etchings that you can use to decorate your minis.
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Fly like an eagle... into the fuuuutuuuuuuure!
Though eagles don't tend to need jetpacks to get around, and in the grim darkness of the future there is only war.
But either way, there's a bunch of new releases over at Forge World that you can put in orders for.
Well, it's a couple new releases, available in a bunch of different forms, at least.
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One thing with board games going to a digital medium is that new versions of the game can come out that have new skins and new mechanics and such relatively easily. Such is the case with Nomad Games' upcoming version of Talisman, which will take place in the grim darkness of a future of only war. That's right, there's going to be a The Horus Heresy version of Talisman.
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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.
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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.
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