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Epic returns for the Horus Heresy with Legions Imperialis

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.

Warhammer Fest 2023: Plastic Cerastus Knight Lancer!

A classic Knight is getting a new plastic release, the Cerastus Knight Lancer! Revealed at Warhammer Fest 2023, the once-resin Forge World kit is getting an all-new plastic miniature after nearly 10 years!

The Cerastus-class Knights are warlike steeds built for speed and aggression. They’re armed with close-range weaponry suited for routing the flanks of enemy armies.

It can turn incoming attacks aside with its ion gauntlet shield generator allowing it to wait for the perfect moment to strike.

Also currently playable in Warhammer 40K, will we see more of these on the tabletop for that game as well?

Warhammer Fest 2023: Horus Heresy 2023 and 2024 Roadmap revealed

At Warhammer Fest 2023, Games Workshop revealed the roadmap for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. The game has generally had a steady amount of releases though a few bumps so far since its launch. The Roadmap is broken out into plastic and resin releases through Spring 2024.

While it lacks some specifics, standouts from this are a plastic Knight Lancer, a Primarch, and… a mystery army in plastic!?

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy roadmap

Warhammer Fest 2023: Horus Heresy Siege of Cthonia characters revealed!

In March, Games Workshop revealed Siege of Cthonia, the first campaign book for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy. The book covers the battle on the Warmaster’s homeworld. The story focuses on the Imperial Fists and Sons of Horus and now, we get the reveal of the headline characters from the Loyalist and Traitor commands.

Vheren Ashurhaddon is the overall commander of the Sons of Horus invasion fleet. He’s been tasked by Horus to recapture their homeworld and assembled a force to do so. Vheren Ashurhaddon is a vicious fighter and fashioned his True Sons into men of honor and discipline.

Vheren Ashurhaddon wears the Panoply of the Void, armor crafted from rare materials, and carries the Axe of Serpentis.

Lord-castellan Evander Garrius is a veteran of the Unification Wars. He’s a brutal warrior which has kept him far from his Primarch’s favor. His rare aggression for an Imperial Fist combined with his Legion’s fortification skills makes him a difficult foe to deal with.

Lord-castellan Evander Garrius wears Cataphractii armor and wields a gauntlet torn from the hand of a Terran dictator, the Tyrant of Cthonia.

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Cursed City’s Expansions return with a limited Made to Order

It’s a fairly quiet week coming up for Games Workshop‘s pre-orders. For those that missed them, there’s a new opportunity to get Warhammer Quest: Cursed City‘s expansions.

Nightwars and Nemesis are going to be made to order for a limited time. Between the 17th and the 27th of December only. There’s no limit on how many are available. To play Nemesis you’ll require a copy of Nightwars, but not vice versa.

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy is getting new items for Ultramarines and Thousand Sons. All of these products will be available on a Made to Order basis from 10am local time on Friday the 16th of December, until 8am GMT on Monday the 26th of December.

Ultramarines MKIII Shoulder Pads, Ultramarines MKIV Torsos, Ultramarines Veteran Helmets, and MKIII Veteran Torsos will be available to give your Space Marines a little bit of flair.

Thousand Sons MKIII Shoulder Pads will make it clear who your Space Marines are loyal to making them stand out on the battlefield.

Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness begins!

They said it was coming in June and Games Workshop is starting things early with an extended pre-order launch for Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness. The new “core” game launches this coming Saturday with a load of releases to go with it.

Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – The Age of Darkness launches with a box set packed with everything you need to start. It’ll be available in English, French, and German. Within the box, you get 54 plastic miniatures, enough for two forces or one giant one. It includes 2 Legion Praetors, 10 Cataphractii Terminators, 40 highly customizable Tactical Space Marines in Mk VI power armor, one Contemptor Dreadnought, and one Spartan Assault Tank. All the miniatures except the Terminators are new models.

Also features is a 336-page hardback rulebook, 36-page construction guide, introductory army lists, and two four-page rules reference sheets.

There’s also 20 six-sided dice, two blast templates, one flame template, two classic red plastic measuring sticks, and a transfer sheet.

If you order the set directly from the Games Workshop webstore, you’ll also get an exclusive reaction token and card set (while supplies last). That’s eight metal tokens and a deck of eight cards to keep track of the game’s six reactions and two advance reactions.

You’ll be able to expand your game with the Liber Astartes. This Loyalist bible features rules, lore, unit profiles for each of the nine Legion Astartes that remained loyal. The 344-page hardback is packed with everything you need to dive further into your loyalist force and will be available in English, French, and German.

Liber Astartes

For those looking to topple the Emperor, you’ll want to get The Liber Hereticus. The 352-page hardback contains the full roster rules, and background for all nine Traitor Legions. It’ll be available in English, French, and German.

The Liber Hereticus

The Legiones Astartes Special Weapons Upgrade Set allows you to upgrade your squads into Legion Tactical Support Squads. The set contains 10 weapons each of six types – flamers, plasma guns, meltaguns, rotor cannons, volkite chargers, and volkite calivers.

Legiones Astartes Special Weapons Upgrade Set

The Legiones Astartes Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set (Missile Launchers and Heavy Bolters) delivers a bit more punch featuring 10 missile launchers, 10 heavy bolters, and associated arms.

Legiones Astartes Heavy Weapons Upgrade Set (Missile Launchers and Heavy Bolters)

Expand your force with the Kratos Heavy Assault Tank. There’s three options for the turret gun, four apiece for the hull weapons and the sponsons, nine choices of pintle gun, plus dozer blades, searchlights, and gunners. There’s also a datasheet for you to field it in your games of Warhammer 40,000!

Kratos Heavy Assault Tank

The Deimos Pattern Rhino will get your squad into battle a bit quicker and with some protection.

Deimos Pattern Rhino

Expand your force with the Mk III Tactical Squad. Repackaged for the new edition, it features 20 multipose Legion Astartes.

Mk III Tactical Squad

How about the Mk IV Tactical Squad instead? It features 20 Space Marines for your force.

Mk IV Tactical Squad

Thousand Sons get some early help with Ahzek Ahriman, the Chief Librarian. Originally released in the Burning of Prospero set, the plastic model will be available on its own for the first time.

Ahzek Ahriman

Keep track of the entire Imperium with the Carta Galactica: The Imperium of Mankind. It’s printed on a massive 1,000mm x 890mm fold-out poster, and it’s the essential guide to the galactic state of play.

Carta Galactica: The Imperium of Mankind

Get The Horus Heresy Legion Transfer Sheets to make your Legion stand out a little more. Each contains more than 500 decals.

The Horus Heresy Legion Transfer Sheets

Show off your loyalty to your legion with The Horus Heresy Legion Dice. The sets feature 20 six-sided dice, one is a scatter die. There’s also the Legion emblem where the six should be.

The Horus Heresy Legion Dice

There’ll be In-store Swag to celebrate. Head to your local Warhammer store for lodge coins, keyrings, pin badges, and vehicle damage counters and some independent stores will have them too.

In-store Swag

Forge World is getting in on the action.

The Primarchs are being repackaged for the new edition. You can get these resin figures to help lead your force.

Sons of Horus and Imperial Fists Mk VI Heads and Shoulder Pads will allow you to build your Legion and each features 11 resin heads and 10 sculpted shoulder pads for every Legion. The Imperial Fists and Sons of Horus are the first two to be released.

The Middle-Earth Strategy Battle Game is getting releases with the highlight being Grimbeorn. You’ll get this leader of the Beormings as well as the bear he can turn into.


You’ll also be able to get Beornings, hardy people who are also a strong, tough, and fierce force.


From Black Library comes a few releases.

Cthonia’s Reckoning (Special edition/Hardback/eBook/MP3) is an anthology featuring seven all-new short stories – Sons of Cthonia by John French, To the Last by Michael F Haspil, The Gangs Beneath by Gary Kloster, The Flesh Harvest by Nicholas Wolf, Traitor’s Faith by Noah Van Nguyen, For Hate’s Sake by Gav Thorpe, and Postulant by Chris Forrester.

Cthonia’s Reckoning

Lupercal’s War features 21 short stories and an introduction to the Horus Heresy.

Lupercal’s War

You’ll also be able to get The Horus Heresy Bookmark.

The Horus Heresy Bookmark

In French, you can get Cthonia’s Reckoning and Sons of the Emperor: An Anthology.

In German, you can get Horus Heresy Omnibus VIII.

Horus Heresy Omnibus VIII

The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness Gets Chapter Specific Upgrades

The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness is going to be released soon and the latest reveal is chapter specific upgrades. Each chapter will get unique sets of heads and shoulder pads.

The first sets revealed are for the VII Legion, Imperial Fists!

The MKVI Heads upgrade set features 11 detailed resin helmets. There will be three sets each of three different designs, plus one helmet with a transverse crest for Praetors and Sergeants, and one bare head.

Also coming are shoulder pads. This set features 10 resin pauldrons with five designs.

What will be interesting is how well they might fit with First Born Space Marines. It looks like Horus Heresy figures are a bit larger than the classic figures but, it still might work. We’ll have to wait and see!

The Horus Heresy’s Plastic Sicaran Revealed

With The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness releasing next month, Games Workshop has been revealing many of the releases we’ll be seeing for the game. Some are plastic takes on formerly resin kits. The latest reveal is the Sicaran!

Designed by Roboute Guilliman and Ferrus Manus, the Sicaran is a high-speed destroyer tank. It’s a complement to the Predator and Land Raider. With its speed it can outflank the enemy’s slower vehicles attacking weaker armor.

The plastic kit comes with a giant autocannon, and your choice of heavy bolters, lascannons, heavy flamer, or volkite culverins as sponson weapons. There’s also a choice of combi-weapons, a havoc launcher, a multi-melta, a heavy bolter, or a heavy flamer as a pintle-mounted weapon.

Even better, the tank can be used in games of The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness as well as Warhammer 40K for both Space Marine and Chaos Space Marine forces. Expect this to be a popular kit when released!

The Horus Heresy Gets more Reveals with Lucius and other factions

After a weekend of massive reveals for the upcoming The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness, Games Workshop kicks off the week with a bit more.

Lucius is known as the Faultless Blade, and you’ll be able to field him for your Emperor’s Children army. Lucius was known for his abilities in personal combat… plus his arrogant attitude. He saw the Horus Heresy as a way to test himself against other legions.

His close combat abilities will have you using him to seek out other enemy characters and challenging them in battle.

Check out the miniature featuring his ornate artificer armor and Blade of Laer!


The weekend’s reveals were focused on what’s launching with the game (or soon after) but what about down the road? While the initial announcements covered loyal and traitor Space Marine forces, that’s not all you’ll be able to play with.

Factions like the Mechanicum, the Solar Auxilia, and the Talons of the Emperor will be joining them very soon and that includes full Knight armies.

Each major faction will receive their own books but to start a Legacies of the Age of Darkness PDF will be made available for free to get players going. That will include rules for discontinued models. Current players will then be able to join in on the new edition as soon as possible!

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