As has been rumored for quite some time, Games Workshop has revealed that the Horus Heresy will be able to fought at a whole new scale. Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis is a fresh take on the game Epic which took games to an even grander scale.
The all-new game will debut in August with a Core Set featuring miniatures, a rulebook, dice, tokens, and measuring sticks. It features 223 miniatures split between Space Marines, Solar Auxilia, and Titans. There’s 106 Space Marine infantry and walkers, five Space Marine tanks, 104 Solar Auxilia infantry and walkers, six Solar Auxilia tanks, and two Warhound Titans with brand-new plastic weapon options.
The Space Marines feature infantry, Dreadnoughts, and tanks. There are two Command Squads that lead the eight bases of Tactical Legionaries. There are also two squads of Assault Marines for rapid combat maneuvers, two units of Support Legionaries with plasma guns, and two with missile launchers, all backed up by two bases of five Legion Cataphractii Terminators.
Contemptor Dreadnoughts feature a power fist and either twin-linked lascannons or Kheres assault cannons. There are two Sicaran battle tanks and three Predators each with a choice of turret and sponson weapons. There are also cupola options just like the full-sized miniatures!
The Solar Auxilia defend the Emperor’s interests and use their superior numbers and armor to take on foes. There’s two bases that can build either a Solar Axuilia Legate Commander or an Auxilia Tactical Command Section, eight bases worth of lasrifle-toting Auxiliaries, four units of Auxiliaries with flamers, four units of Veletarii shock troops, and four bases of ferocious Charonite Ogryns. There’s also a never-before-seen unit, the Aethon Heavy Sentinel. They scout ahead and engage the enemy with multi-lasers and missile launches. The box features four of them along with four Leman Russ battle tanks and two Malcador heavy tanks each with a choice of main battlecannons and hull-mounted weapons. You can also make yours a bit more unique with cupola options.
Finally, there’s two Warhound Titans with new plastic weapons frame including ursus claws, a natrix shock lance, a volkite eradicator, a missile pod with a choice of swarmer or shudder missiles, and an incisor pattern melta lance. The box also contains two new lower-profile bases that fit with the urban battlefield aesthetic of the rest of the bases in the box.
Even better, Adeptus Titanicus and Heresy-relevant Aeronautica Imperialis miniatures can be used in Legions Imperialis. The rules for them can be found in the rulebooks. That means it’ll be even easier to start for some players. All of the scenery that was released with Adeptus Titanicus is also returning for use in Legions Imperialis, with more to follow.