Book Review: The Horus Heresy – Books 1 through 5

HappyDD was kind enough to send along his review of the first five novels in The Horus Heresy series:

Throughout this review I am going to use a lot of jargon from the 40K universe without defining it, as it would be too laborious to define everything. This is intended to be read by those with a passing familiarity with the universe.

The first five books of The Horus Heresy series by Black Library are part of an indefinite series that currently stands at 50,000 books (ok, so it’s currently at a book 18 being published in January 2012, but damn this is a long series). Read more of this post

Horus Heresy battle report

HappyDD wrote up a narrative battle report of our first Horus Heresy game last Thursday and sent it along for me to post here. Enjoy 🙂

Horus Heresy
Alternate History – WWaSP (Traitor Forces) vs. HappyDD (Imperial Forces) in the
Battle for Terra.
Result: Imperial Victory with the death of Horus.

The siege of Terra began with a bombardment of the planet that changed its surface, opening massive crevasses that scared the landscape. After this bombardment, the traitors began landing forces on the planet to form a beachhead. The first drop pods of the traitors landed Angron and World Eaters forces at Space Port Primus and Death Guard forces at Eternity Well Spaceport.
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Game Review: Horus Heresy

The BFG photos are still coming. I’m nearly finished painting them but lost track of time before I could get around to taking some shots. It is on my to do list for this weekend though. In the mean time here is a review of Horus Heresy, which I played with HappyDD for the first time last night.

Horus Heresy a board game by Fantasy Flight Games (FFG)
Official Horus Heresy Website

Horus Heresy is a two player strategy game set in the Warhammer 40k universe. It lets players relive the pivotal moment in Imperial history when Horus betrayed the Emperor. One player takes on the role of the Imperials, controlling loyalist units such as Imperial Guard, Imperial Tanks, and Space Marines as well as four Space Marine Primarchs and the Emperor himself. The other player takes the role of the traitors, who have betrayed the Imperium and turned to Chaos. This player controls units such as Chaos Space Marines, Daemons, Traitor Primarchs and Horus. The traitors are attacking the Imperial Palace on Terra from space in an attempt to slay the Emperor.
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