With Burning of Prospero, Games Workshop gives the boxed game treatment to another battle in the Horus Heresy saga (last year at about the same time, the company release Betrayal at Calth). This one pits the Space Wolves, Sisters of Silence, and the Custodian Guard against the psychic Thousand Sons for control of the city of Tizca.

Included in the box are 47 miniatures, alternative weapon pieces, tiles, dice, a rule book, and a story book for $150.


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Talisman The Horus HeresyNomad Games is making a Warhammer 40,000 version of Talisman Digital (PC and Mac). With Talisman: The Horus Heresy, the game is scaled up so that players are competing for control of the galaxy. It’ll feature both against-AI and online multiplayer modes at release next month.

Another 40K game, Space Hulk, is seeing release on Nintendo Wii U courtesy of HR Games.

Accentuate, the game of imitating and guessing different accents, now has an iOS version. Keep in mind, though, that the app doesn’t speak; it’s just providing quote and accent cards, so you can play on-the-go.

Square Shooters, the dice as playing cards game, is being developed as a free-to-play mobile app. A version for online casinos is also planned. Development is being performed by students at the Cleveland Institute of Art as a class project.

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Games Workshop has begun taking orders for a Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth board game. Not that the previous namesake board game, published by Fantasy Flight in 2010, was short on plastic figures but this version, direct from GW, is more of a traditional miniatures combat game played on a modular board.

Included in GW’s Horus Heresy are 38 miniatures (a Captain, a Chaplain, a Contemptor Dreadnought, five Legion Terminators, and 30 Legion Space Marines), four double-sided boards, a book of rules and scenarios, command and reference cards, various tokens, and 12 custom dice (taking a lesson, it seems, from FFG).

The game sees two groups of Space Marines (Ultramarines and Word Bearers) duking it out in the restricted space of the caverns under Calth.

Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth is priced at $150 and ships November 14th.

Horus Heresy Betrayal at Calth

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