horus heresy

The Thousand Sons factions have been in the Warhammer 40,000 universe since the early editions of the game. Over the years they have become a fan-favorite faction, which their first units appearing in the Horus Heresy and miniatures produced by Forge World.  What makes The Thousand Sons faction unique among the Space Marine Legions is their ability harness their psychic ability, incorporating warrior mystics and sorcerers in their ranks and the beasts that the more powerful Daemonic sorcerers have summoned.

Games Workshop has announced the first ever Codex for The Thousand Sons. The new codex draws on material from previously published codices like the Codex: Chaos Space Marines and Codex: Chaos Daemons so that this codex is complete for anyone building a Thousand Sons army.

Here are some of the new units found in Codex: Thousand Sons.

The Rubric Marines of the Rubricae are the classic unit.  They are bolstered by their own special Rhinos, Land Raiders, and Defilers. Thousand Sons stratagems provide unique movement capabilities for units and lethal attacks for vehicles.

Next are the Sorcerers, who benefit from the collective strength of their psychic energy, increasing the range of their psychic powers, of which there are three to choose from. These powers not only shield your units but also attack and weaken your foes.  Powerful Daemonic sorcerers such as Daemon Princes of Tzeentch and Magnus the Red benefit from these powers also.

Finally, the Tzaangor, beastmen in service of the Chas God Tzeentch, round out the Thousand Sons Legion. A Tzaangor unit of regular beastmen and the more powerful Tzaangor Enlightend form the bulk of the beastmen units of The Thousand Sons.  Units can be supported by Tzaangors that have been turned into abominable Chaos Spawns, monstrous beasts such as the Mutalith Vortex Beast, or spellcasting Tzaangor Shaman who can strengthen the attacks of Tzaangor units.

To discover more about The Thousand Sons, visit The Warhammer Community as they dig deeper in their Faction Focus series in the coming weeks.

Codex: The Thousand Sons is available for pre-order now.

talisman horus screen

In the long history of Warhammer 40,000 (from Games Workshop), and it’s very long, almost 10,000 years long, no event has enthralled the minds of lore-hounds like The Horus Heresy.  Amidst a galaxy spanning quest to reunite the human empire, Horus the Warmaster, right hand of the Emperor, leader of tens of thousands of space marines, betrays his leader and attacks Terra.  He is joined, not just by almost half of existing space marines from other armies, but by the very gods of chaos themselves, goading and guiding Horus and his black-hearted legions in their betrayal.  Now you can relive this moment in Talisman: The Horus Heresy, a digital game coming soon from Nomad Games Ltd.

The Game is Talisman: The Horus Heresy and is a digital board game based on the Talisman rule system and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, during the cataclysmic events of the Horus Heresy.

Up to four players will be able to take control of one or more of the galaxy’s greatest heroes or most notorious villains. Taking the side of either traitor or loyalist, these Warlords will form vast companies of Space Marines, battalions of tanks and battlefleets of Spacecraft. They are the most powerful beings in the Galaxy and their followers are legion.

The teaser video shows brief glimpses at various components that will appear in the game.  More images can be found on the product page, linked above.  If you’re a fan of Talisman or the Warhammer 40,000 universe, this game should be on your list to investigate.  Expect to see it release some time next month for PC and Mac.