November 7, 2015 by brennon
Games Workshop have now opened up pre-orders for the Horus Heresy: Betrayal At Calth board game alongside support from Forge World. I’m sure a fair few of you have just been hitting the refresh button all morning on your computers so prepare to buy quickly as I’m sure these will sell out like hotcakes…
The box art is certainly rather special it has to be said and the product as a whole is put together nicely. Then again, Games Workshop have always been good at putting together interesting boxed content like this.
Inside The Box
So I guess the next step is to dive right into the middle of the game and see what’s inside.
Within the guts of Betrayal At Calth you get…
- 30x Space Marines with assorted weapons
- 5x Cataphractii Terminators
- Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought
- Praetor/Captain Aethon
- Chaplain Kurtha Sedd
…and loads more including the actual board game itself for you to play, re-enacting the battle between the Ultramarines and the Word Bearers over six scenarios. The models themselves, not simple push fit jobs, are going to be on a lot of peoples wishlists and I can see a few people picking up multiple copies of this to start their own Legions.
Now I get to see the models better the more I like them. I wasn’t sure about going in on a boxed set with a friend but I think now it would be good to have it on the painting table. I’m going to looking at turning my half of the box into Emperor’s Children with purple armour all over the place!
What is also interesting is that Games Workshop showed off an alternative way to paint up both sides to make it a full set of miniatures for the Ultramarines and the Word Bearers. You can see the two armies below…
…and I do like that with a little bit of a different paint job they turn from Loyalists to Traitors very easily. I still don’t like the Contemptor as the pose is just a little awkward but everything else is ace looking.
Forge World Support
The guys over at Forge World are also lending their support for those who wish to add to their favourite Legion. You can get both the Ultramarine and Word Bearer Task Forces which including optional chest plates, shoulder pads and more to customising your force.
…and they also have some rolling armour for those of you who think that the infantry just isn’t enough. You can also get the Devastation Force add-on or the Armoured Might add-on which brings in a whole range of Forge World’s big beefy vehicles to supplement your marines.
Where the game is going to live or die as a product that isn’t just sold on eBay a month or two down the line is where the support for it goes next.
I have a feeling they are going to bring out subsequent boxed sets like this each telling a different part of the narrative.
What do you think?
"The models themselves, not simple push fit jobs, are going to be on a lot of peoples wishlists and I can see a few people picking up multiple copies of this to start their own Legions..."