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Horus Heresy Starter Box In May



There is a lot of unknown about the Horus Heresy game or starter set being released by Games Workshop, assuming of course that the rumors are true. With all the talk coming in, I thought I would share a few of them, starting with this, regarding a generic 2 player starter set.


Please remember that these are rumors.

via a Reader here on Faeit 212
confirmed that HH was coming to regular GW stores.

A starter box set for 2 players with 'generic', non-Legion specific Heresy-era units is coming in May. Wasn't specific on plans beyond that, apart from that FW will take care of Legion-specific upgrade packs, unique units and any other stuff that GW doesn't want to run in plastic.

Apparently the demand for HH stuff has been so intense GW is centralizing the range.
Didn't mention anything about FW in stores though.

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  1. Have rumours intensified regarding that the box comes with its own ruleset that differs from the core 40k rules?

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    1. What would be the point of haveing the same rules?
      Its not like it matters. You wont have 40k SM playing Vs 30k SM players

      Xeno players dont really have much to say finnacialy either way. GW wont care if they get supported in 30k.

      The only real question is will there be a new base size for 30k? ;D

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    2. because 30k isn't currently a "stand alone" game, you still require the core 40k rules to play it, its more akin to "codexes"

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    4. Would not have thought they needed another rule system because they are the same type of figures. The add on books and stats different yes.

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  2. If HH is so popular this makes perfect sense. FW may be stretched too thin trying to keep up with orders. If so then we may see HH FW books released more quickly. They have a lot of catching up to do with the BL timeline.

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    1. BL has a timeline?

      I thought the HH series was just a neverending litany of "who gives a crap" stories about legions during the times of the heresy.

      We'll *never* see the final volume ever written. Its going to be milked for all it can be.

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    2. Forge World releases an updated timeline every year.

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    3. I agree with some of what your saying. The Horus Heresy is being milked with the novels but there will be an ending to it somewhere down the line and I bet when it does that will kick off the 40k endtimes.

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    4. I've stopped reading them now. They're all like badly written soap operas with two dimensional characters and god awful dialogue. I think the last time we saw anything of substance happening was prospero.

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    5. Ive stopped reading, because there is nothing good or redeeming about it. I get it. It is the grim, dark future, but for the love of God (or Emperor) can we not get at least one story that has some sort of happy ending, or something really heroic happen?

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    6. See, that's the part if find refreshing. In nearly 100% of fiction stories (any genre), you rarely ha e Amy suspense about it because you know it will have a bright and positive ending. Even romantic comedies always have a happy ending after their first misunderstanding/pseudo fight. There's no story about the pettiness, the games, the manipulation, the fighting over who was supposed to do laundry...

      Besides, there are heroic deeds all over the saga; but the world sucks. Like real life.

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    7. We already know that the HH was a terrible time where things went from bad to worse right up to the end. Horus ends up on the emperor's door step so how can things go well leading into that. Just finished Prospero burns so may change my mind in a few books time but enjoying it so far.

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    8. I can't see how releasing a plastic box-set of basic 30k Astartes will help FW get books out the door quicker. They work to a half-yearly schedule with poor ol' Alan Bligh shouldering the writing of the 30k books. It will help FW produce more models as the basic needs will be covered by plastics but it's the books that dictate releases and those will be on the same schedule.

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    9. the box'll also be pretty good for those building 40k marine armies. I imagine as it'll be a starter box full of basic marines, sans chapter markings. honestly assuming the rules are the same I'd reccomend it as a starter set over DV

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    10. Yes mcdoogle... we need more Amy suspense.. not since Chasing Amy have we truly had the Amy suspence we need

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    11. It's like they forget how to write a good book and just give us more of the same and stuff............---

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    13. @ Father Gabe: The term is nihilism and it's all over the media now. The Black Library authors got on the nihilistic bandwagon along with many others. Game of Thrones is another example.

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    14. What makes you say Game of thrones is nihilistic?

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    15. My problem with the books is that I see them being drawn out to make money, until they no longer make money and are dropped before ever reaching the end of the story.

      In my opinion they should have done a trilogy of trilogies or something, and THEN gone back and filled in the intermitent space with more stories books etc.

      Interestingly enough according to A-D-B that was a serious discussion between black library authors but was knocked back.

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    16. @daboarder: For a while I was thinking you mean Game of Thrones :D

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    17. Ha. I can't believe you've mentioned HH in the same breath as a song of ice and fire. And I also can't believe you think 100 per cent of genre fiction is about happy endings. You should read Rothfuss, Abercrombie and others. Broaden your horizons a bit. BL fiction is 80 per cent dross.

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    18. I'd happily mention the HH series along with ASOI&F. Both have great moments and both have proper rubbish books (astoundingly dull in George R "I added an extra R into my name to emulate Tolkien" R Martin's case) in their series. Ice & Fire isn't untouchable; the last book was essentially a whole load of not a lot.

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  3. So, I've got $2k saved up for a big order, do i wait.... or just get it?!
    not knowing for sure is killing me.

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    1. Wait. You'll be glad you did.

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    2. Meh, mostly getting legion specific items. Only a few basic sets. Nothing i see them actually releasing in plastic anytime soon.
      At least that's what I'm telling myself so i can sleep at night.

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    3. Rumours put the release in may I think. Not exactly a long wait. You could always start off with a $500 start of something very legion specific and that will still leave you with $1500 to spend later in 6-8 weeks. In the meantime you can paint up the fist batch to keep you busy.

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    4. Ha! Wait to spend money? A gamer?
      With what I'm getting, not too worried. Anything they add in plastic will just allow me to get more later on. Again, that's what i keep telling myself. It's a dammed if i do, damned if I don't type thing. 90% of the order is legion specific contemptors, upgrades and larger vehicles.
      Not getting the rhinos just because i can see them being done in plastic. Only getting a couple mkIII sets to fill in what I've already got.
      If I'm wrong, well, I'm wrong.
      Besides, I've still miraculously have both kidneys i can sell!

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    5. How much do Kidneys fetch these days? I have my eye on all kinds of FW...sure there are a few more organs we don't need right? Pints of blood to be sold!

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    6. If its comeing you definitly dont want to wait. Get it while Its cheap now!

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    7. Why ask the question if you gave already decided?

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  4. maybe this will let FW get back to making stuff that isnt wearing power armour

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    1. a single marine helmet variant will probably outsell their whole other non marine products, so why should they do this? If anything they will add MORE to support legion specific customization.

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    2. no, you just need to tap the exaggerate button, you dont have to hammer it until it breaks

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    3. ^ where is the fun in that though?

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    4. Power armor is what this whole franchise is about.. considering the original game was called "Space Marine" you need to get over it. If you don't like geneticly engineered humans in power armor quit whining and go play/read something else

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    5. Space Marine was 6mm, I think you mean rogue trader

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    6. Haha lol!
      Yeah like IG variants without end ;D
      They wont stop makeing SM cash-ins!

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    7. Nightfury, do you play any edition that GW have produced after the late 1980's? If so you will understand that the game of Warhammer 40,000 does have races that aren't Space Marines or Imperial Guard.

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  5. #calleditagain

    Man I am on fire predicting this rumor. So excited.

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  6. Is HH popular because it's set in the HH era, or because it's legion specific? Personally I think it's the latter. For GW to replicate FW's success, all they need to do is release legion specific loyalist and chaos rules and models. I mean, hasn't everyone been asking for this for like ever?

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    1. It's both actually. I play Raven Guard in both HH and 40k. The army plays totally different in the two systems and both really feel like Raven Guard.

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    2. It's actually a bit of a cockup that the best story in 40k is set 10000 years beforehand.

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    4. There is chapter specific stuff for 40k, and most of the chaos legions have models (iron warriors, night lords, and the 4 God specific ones, and all the kits work for black legion and word bearers, and alpha legion have any armor they want) so really they do all of that except legion 40k rules, which everyone has been asking for going on 8 years now.

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  7. Sounds like they are releasing a box of generic Heresy era armored marines then? Perhaps with a static pose contemptor and maybe some cataphractii termies or something? If it includes a specialist-type game thats cool. If its just the minis intended for 30k, its not that interesting imo. Those have been available from FW for a long time. As have the 30k rules.

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    1. More importantly, if both 'forces' in the box are 'generic' then who's to say you can't combine the two into a bigger army and paint it all one Legion?

      On top of that, if they're nice and generic, they'll work for any Space Marine chapter, and with a little conversion, any Chaos Marine chapter too. It'll be a starter set that's in demand not only for 30k, but for anyone who collects any type of Power Armor to expand their collection.

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    2. Yea for sure it is a good thing. I was just hoping there was a specialist game involved somehow. iirc that was part of the early plastic 30k rumors. Still a very cool release.

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  8. Still think this sounds like bull. Whats the point of a "starter box" containing two armies of generic miniatures in the same armour? No I know it doesn't specifically say two armies but if its for two players then you'd assume it would be right? So why bother making them both generic? GW's plastics have been on top form recently and to me it sounds like a waste of effort producing a box set of generic plastics, that will probably be over priced too, if they're not gonna have any variety of uniqueness then I don't care. Why not just call it a Legion Starter set and make it 1 generic army compromised of everything you'd need to get started building a plastic legion. Having said that plastic 30k just sounds like horse crap anyway.

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    1. Yeah maybe.
      But MORE MARINES...... sounds like Win Win!!!!

      They just released RED marines that had hardly more effort put into the Design than shoulderpad copypast from the deathcompanie. People went bonkers over it.
      Its like printing money. Marines sell no matter what. They dont even need to releas a 30k game. But the do it anyway caus limited Books sell with like crazy aswell + GW makes great profit just by calling it limited!

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  9. So FW HH marines... anyone else realize that they are just earlier MK's of power armor right? All they are doing is updating some SM sprues and probably charging a premium on top of that. People like FW models because they are closer to scale and more detailed, something that we lose in regular plastic. Making plastic FW models will just miss the MK. :P

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    1. Close to scale? The resin models are usually smaller than plastic marines (check the sons of horus command squad). But yes they have more details.

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