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Forge World to Release Horus Heresy Rulebook

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

 
The Horus Heresy gets a rulebook!

From Forge World:
 
Get ready to return to the 31st Millennium with the new Horus Heresy Age of Darkness Rulebook, available to pre-order this Friday. This book is your guide to gaming in the Age of Darkness; this valuable resource is for both experienced Praetors who’ve been playing since Betrayal and fledgeling Consuls looking to take their place in the greatest war the galaxy has ever known.

We know some of you want to know exactly what the Horus Heresy Age of Darkness Rulebook is, so we’ve prepared a quick Q&A:

What can you tell us about the upcoming Horus Heresy Rulebook?

It is a rulebook for use with the Horus Heresy range of miniatures using the 7th edition ruleset.

The core of the rules will be familiar to those playing the Horus Heresy today, but there have been some changes. Can you tell us about any?

The previous FAQs for 7th edition have been incorporated and the army construction section uses the Horus Heresy rules instead of the 7th edition standard. We’ve also made some balance changes based on community feedback. Invisibility has been replaced, while the usage of melta-bombs has been changed.

Does the new book work with the current range of Horus Heresy books and expansions?

Yes – all your red and black books still work!

What is in the book apart from the core rules themselves?

The rulebook just contains the core rules and useful reference material – you’ll find all the lore and specific rules for your chosen Legion (or the Mechanicum, or Crusade Imperialis) in the various Horus Heresy supplements.


In short, if you’ve been playing with the 7th edition rules then the game is much the same as it always was, but for some much-asked-for balance tweaks and less bookkeeping thanks to integrated army creation rules and FAQ updates. For instance,  Invisibility with the new Mind Howl psychic power:

 

Games Workshop also put out a quick FAQ about the book to help illuminate some of the questions players have been asking:

Q: What can you tell us about the upcoming Horus Heresy Rulebook?

A: It is a rulebook for use with the Horus Heresy range of miniatures using the 7th edition ruleset.

Q: The core of the rules will be familiar to those playing the Horus Heresy today, but there have been some changes. Can you tell us about any?

A: The previous FAQs for 7th edition have been incorporated and the army construction section uses the Horus Heresy rules instead of the 7th edition standard. We’ve also made some balance changes based on community feedback. Invisibility has been replaced, while the usage of melta-bombs has been changed.

Q: Does the new book work with the current range of Horus Heresy books and expansions?

A: Yes – all your red and black books still work!

: What is in the book apart from the core rules themselves?

A: The rulebook just contains the core rules and useful reference material – you’ll find all the lore and specific rules for your chosen Legion (or the Mechanicum, or Crusade Imperialis) in the various Horus Heresy supplements.

 
So go get your copy!
(I do wish we were playing 8th edition though).
Loken

Forge World to Release Horus Heresy Rulebook

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

 
The Horus Heresy gets a rulebook!

From Forge World:
 
Get ready to return to the 31st Millennium with the new Horus Heresy Age of Darkness Rulebook, available to pre-order this Friday. This book is your guide to gaming in the Age of Darkness; this valuable resource is for both experienced Praetors who’ve been playing since Betrayal and fledgeling Consuls looking to take their place in the greatest war the galaxy has ever known.

We know some of you want to know exactly what the Horus Heresy Age of Darkness Rulebook is, so we’ve prepared a quick Q&A:

What can you tell us about the upcoming Horus Heresy Rulebook?

It is a rulebook for use with the Horus Heresy range of miniatures using the 7th edition ruleset.

The core of the rules will be familiar to those playing the Horus Heresy today, but there have been some changes. Can you tell us about any?

The previous FAQs for 7th edition have been incorporated and the army construction section uses the Horus Heresy rules instead of the 7th edition standard. We’ve also made some balance changes based on community feedback. Invisibility has been replaced, while the usage of melta-bombs has been changed.

Does the new book work with the current range of Horus Heresy books and expansions?

Yes – all your red and black books still work!

What is in the book apart from the core rules themselves?

The rulebook just contains the core rules and useful reference material – you’ll find all the lore and specific rules for your chosen Legion (or the Mechanicum, or Crusade Imperialis) in the various Horus Heresy supplements.


In short, if you’ve been playing with the 7th edition rules then the game is much the same as it always was, but for some much-asked-for balance tweaks and less bookkeeping thanks to integrated army creation rules and FAQ updates. For instance,  Invisibility with the new Mind Howl psychic power:

 

Games Workshop also put out a quick FAQ about the book to help illuminate some of the questions players have been asking:

Q: What can you tell us about the upcoming Horus Heresy Rulebook?

A: It is a rulebook for use with the Horus Heresy range of miniatures using the 7th edition ruleset.

Q: The core of the rules will be familiar to those playing the Horus Heresy today, but there have been some changes. Can you tell us about any?

A: The previous FAQs for 7th edition have been incorporated and the army construction section uses the Horus Heresy rules instead of the 7th edition standard. We’ve also made some balance changes based on community feedback. Invisibility has been replaced, while the usage of melta-bombs has been changed.

Q: Does the new book work with the current range of Horus Heresy books and expansions?

A: Yes – all your red and black books still work!

: What is in the book apart from the core rules themselves?

A: The rulebook just contains the core rules and useful reference material – you’ll find all the lore and specific rules for your chosen Legion (or the Mechanicum, or Crusade Imperialis) in the various Horus Heresy supplements.

 
So go get your copy!
(I do wish we were playing 8th edition though).
Loken

Something Cool on eBay – Oct. 1st

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

What’s cool on eBay this week?Well, this set of dice and objective markers!  The lot also includes the massive munitorium dice set.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Games-Workshop-Warhammer-40-000-Limited-Edition-Dice-Markers-and-Lasgun-/232500017929?hash=i…

Something Cool on eBay – Oct. 1st

Posted on October 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

What’s cool on eBay this week?Well, this set of dice and objective markers!  The lot also includes the massive munitorium dice set.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Games-Workshop-Warhammer-40-000-Limited-Edition-Dice-Markers-and-Lasgun-/232500017929?hash=i…

Forge World Releases Blood Ravens Chapter Master

Posted on July 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Gabriel Angelos, Blood Ravens Chapter MasterThe first of a series of Warhammer 40,000 figures is coming from Forge World.  And a beauty it is!Form Forge World:Gabriel Angelos, Master of the Blood Ravens chapter of Space Marines, guides his brothe…

Forge World Reveals Sicaran Punisher Assault Tank

Posted on July 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Another Sicaran on the heels of the Arcus Strike variant!Forge World has revealed the Sicaran Punisher.The turret was previously spotted at Warhammer Fest in May and rules are on p.15 of  Imperial Armour forces of the Adeptus Astartes.Here are the…

Forge World Previews Arcus Strike Tank

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A new tank coming for Heresy fans.Forge World has previewed their new Sicaran-chassis tank:The Arcus Strike Tank is one of the more unusual tanks available to the Space Marine Legions. Similar to the malevolent Dreadclaw Drop Pod and the sinister Knigh…

Forge World Releases Magistus Amon

Posted on July 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

   The Thousand Sons get another great model!From Forge World:Magistus Amon of the Thousand Sons Legion – £45 ($58)A figure whose repute was known well beyond his Legion during the time of the Great Crusade, for he often served as his Primarc…

Legio Custodes Aquilon Terminators are Coming!

Posted on July 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 The Legio Custodes get Terminators!From Warhammer Community:”Today, we’re looking at the latest addition to the Legio Custodes with the Aquilon Terminators, walking tanks in advanced Terminator armour wielding powerful close-assault weaponry. …

Alan Bligh Has Passed

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

My friend and the lord of The Horus Heresy at Forge World, Alan Bligh, passed away yesterday.  Alan was a friend of mine and he was a fantastic talent.  I love this photo of Alan, because this is what he looked like, sitting there at his tabl…

8th Edition Release Date Announced

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

8th Edition launches June 3rd.And it looks amazing!From Games Workshop: June 3rd – mark your calendars folks, because that’s the day you’ll be able to pre-order your copy of the new edition of Warhammer 40,000. You’ll then be among the first to get y…

Amon of the Thousand Sons, Magnus and Russ

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Amon of the Thousand Sons is here!  And Magnus gets a scenic base with Russ.From Warhammer Community.Both will be at Warhammer Fest.Loken

New Space Marines are Coming!

Posted on May 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The new Space Marines are coming!We have been hearing about the new Space Marines and seen new models, so now they are here:From Games Workshop:A New Breed of Hero For the past 10,000 years, the galaxy has been defended by the awesome might of the Ade…

Magnus Arrives!

Posted on April 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Magnus is finally here!And I honestly think this is the best Primarch model yet.  And thank the Emperor that they left off his stupid chest horns.From Warhammer Community:Magnus the Red, the Crimson King, Lord of Prospero – famous and infamous in…

New Thunderhawk Revealed

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The new Thunderhawk has been revelaed!And it ain’t plastic!  From Forge World:We’ve had a lot of questions over the last few weeks, since our venerable Thunderhawk gunship sold out online.We can now announce that the Forge World studio are nearing…

Horus Heresy Novels for a Good Cause!

Posted on April 5th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Want over a dozen Horus Heresy books for $ 15? The Humble Bundle is a charity site where you can donate and give money to a charity while getting cool stuff you want.  This deal is amazing as you can get over a dozen Horus Heresy books for a minim…

New Forge World Releases, Moritat, Tyrant Terminators

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Moritats and more!From Forge World:Said by some to be no less than death incarnate, and by others to be dishonourable murderers with no place in the Imperium’s order of battle, Moritats are lone killers operating outside the Legion’s usual command stru…

Forge World sells out of Thunderhawks!

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Is there a plastic Thunderhawk in your future?We may be getting closer, or we may not….From a reddit thread. Someone emailed Forge World and they responded with: “Thanks for contacting us. For the Thunderhawk we are having to carry out some extens…

Mechanicum Karacnos Assault Tank Released

Posted on March 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another great Mechanicum tank gets its release!via Forge WorldMechanicum Karacnos Assault Tank £105A variant of the Triaros Armoured Conveyor common within the Mechanicum Taghmata, the Karacnos is a dedicated assault tank, its armoured chassis and copi…

Roboute Guilliman is Back in 40K!

Posted on March 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Roboute Guilliman is back in the 40K universe and he is a BEAST!While we of course focus on 30K, it is cool to see what Roboute is doing 10,000 years later Thanks to Adam Harry at BoLS for this great summary.via Games WorkshopStat wise, he’s WS 9, and …

The Most Amazing Model Build Ever!

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

How about we build the most insanely large gaming model ever?Yeah, let’s do that and then make a video series about how insane we actually are.  Now THAT is something I want to see!  And now you can.  This is the most spectacular project…

Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

The new Custodes Achillus Dreadnought is here!And damn, it kicks traitor ass!Legio Custodes Contemptor-Achillus Dreadnought £56 ($68.50)From Forge World: In those isolated cases where the body has been all but irrevocably destroyed but the Custodian’s…

Quick and Very Cool Wrecked Vehicle Markers!

Posted on February 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

The current rage in wrecked vehicle markers.Make your own for a buck each.  Here are the guys from WW40K Australia with a quick tutorial:Now go make your battlefield awesome!Loken

Space Wolves Tactics in 30K

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

My good buddy Pete at the Pete Happens blog, wrote this article on Space Wolves Tactics in 30K.Pete is a fantastic student of the game and his analysis of different armies is always of interest to me.  Here is his take on the Space Wolves in Infer…

Forge World addiction? What Forge World addiction?

Posted on February 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hi, my name is Loken, and I am a resin addict.Yup, I have a problem.  But let’s face it, it is a good problem.  I buy Forge World.  I buy too much Forge World.  I have boxes and boxes and bags and bags of unbuilt models, like man…