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The dust has begun to settle from Games Day UK and The Horus Heresy Book I: Betrayal has been met with an incredible reaction from all of you who picked up a copy. Today we’re excited to unleash it for general release, alongside Angron the Red Angel!
The Horus Heresy Book I: Betrayal
This 290-page tome delves into the fratricidal conflict on Isstvan III that saw Warmaster Horus’s traitor Legions purge their own ranks of those legionaries that would remain loyal to Terra. It also contains a general overview of the Great Crusade, and a wealth of detail covering the foundation of the Space Marine Legions and the histories of four of these immense military forces.
Lavishly decorated, this book is leather-bound with inlaid metal detailing and foil-blocked page edging, and also features metal cleats to the corners of the book’s casing impressed with the Imperial Aquila.
Written by Alan Bligh, it is a stand-alone supplement for Warhammer 40,000 and contains a vast array of colour profiles, maps and artwork. Also included is a full Space Marine Legion army list and background, character profiles, special rules and pre-Heresy histories for the Death Guard, Sons of Horus, World Eaters and Emperor’s Children Legions.
The book also contains a wealth of game content including a full campaign system to play out the Betrayal at Isstvan in games of Warhammer 40,000, unique Warlord Traits for the Space Marine Legion army list, terrain charts for the corpse-choked ruins of Isstvan III and a full set of Horus Heresy-era Zone Mortalis rules.
You can find out more about The Horus Heresy Book I: Betrayal in these videos, or click here if pict-interference prevents their appearance.
Angron the Red Angel, Primarch of the World Eaters Legion
The most bloody-handed and savage of the Emperor’s gene-forged sons is the Primarch Angron, whose legendary reputation in battle has earned him the title of The Undefeated amongst his brothers. Cast in his youth upon a world of brutal oppression, he was enslaved and surgically mutilated to become a gladiator in its games of death, eventually becoming the undefeated lord of the red sands, a killer without peer.
When he rebelled against his brutal overlords, the Emperor saved Angron from certain death alongside his loyal followers, an act Angron has never forgiven the Emperor for. It is little surprise then that when his brother Primarch Horus turned against the Emperor that Angron was quick to side with the traitorous Warmaster; his only true master though was ever his rage and bloodlust.
Angron the Red Angel, Primarch of the World Eaters, designed by Simon Egan, is an incredibly detailed multi-part resin model showing the Primarch of the World Eaters charging headlong into battle whilst Space Marines fall before his mighty axes, Gorefather and Gorechild.
This paragon of war is supplied on a 40mm base for gaming purposes, which slots into a 60mm scenic diorama base for display. We also decided that this very special model deserves appropriate packaging, and so Angron is supplied in a particularly handsome presentation box as well.
Rules for fielding the Primarch Angron can be found in the Lords of War appendix to the Space Marine Legion army list in The Horus Heresy Book I: Betrayal. This model is available to order now for immediate despatch.
You can find out about how designer Simon Egan approached such an iconic project in the video below, or click here if scrapcode interference blocks the pict-feed:
Building a Space Marine Legion
The Legiones Astartes form the most powerful fighting force ever deployed by humanity. Gene-forged by the towering intellect of the Emperor of Mankind, each Space Marine is a near-unstoppable machine of war, armed and armoured with the finest examples of Imperial technology.
We’ve put together the following guide to the Forge World kits that will form the core of a Legion force using the army list in The Horus Heresy Book I: Betrayal. We’ve broken these down into their Force Organisation chart slots, and as we release more of our Horus Heresy range we’ll be adding to this list.
Legion Apothecarion Detachment: Apothecary Set
Legion Dreadnought Talon: MkIV Dreadnought, MkIV Venerable Dreadnought
Legion Contemptor Talon: Contemptor Dreadnought, Relic Contemptor Dreadnought
Legion Terminator Squad:
Tartaros Terminators, Terminator Weapon Set
Legion Tactical Squad: MkII Crusade Armour, MkIII Iron Armour, MkIV Maximus Armour. Umbra, Phobos and Umbra Ferrox Bolter Sets
Legion Assault Squad: MkII Assault Squad, MkIV Assault Squad
Deimos Pattern Rhino
Legion Storm Eagle
Legion Land Raider Battle Squadron: Land Raider Proteus, Land Raider Armoured Proteus, Land Raider Achilles
Legion Predator Strike Armour Squadron: Deimos Predator, Predator Infernus, Predator Executioner
Legion Artillery Squadron: Whirlwind Hyperios, Medusa, BasiliskCaestus Assault Ram
Our production team are even now working hard to build more stock of all the kits we had available pre-release at Games Day UK, and we’ll be making these available through our online store in the next few weeks.
Guess who has just spent his budget for the next few months on the book! that, the brushes and some Secret Weapon bits certainly make this an expensive but awesome month :)