The Horus Heresy Book One - Betrayal is a supplement for Warhammer 40, dealing with war and battle in the dark age of the Horus Heresy. This book. —AK The Horus Heresy: Book One - Betrayal Type Campaign Book Series Horus Heresy (Forge World Series) Author Alan Bligh Publisher Forge World Binding. The book deals with the events starting from the end to the Great Crusade until the Battle of Isstvan III. It contains rules and special characters for the pre-Heresy .

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Book Review: The Horus Heresy Book 1 – Betrayal

Army lists are next. I like this rule, and think we should adapt it for Apocalypse.

The Legion army list looks really good, but you pay for the swag. Where the squads get better is to add additional members. The list is quite simply amazing. It has tons of options, and lots of customization. Standouts for me are apothecaries up to 3 per Elite pick, give feel no pain to a squad , Siege Squads marines with boarding shields and hardened armour , recon squads marines with sniper rifles and no gimpy scout stats!

Also cool, you can take an artillery tank squadron basilisk, medusa or whirlwind. My favorite squad currently are seekers.

They can also take combi-weapons. There are some differences in the vehicles the Legion Caestus has two Havoc launchers as an example. Super heavies include the mighty Fellblade, typhon, Thunderhawk both types , Cerberus a tank destroyer and Malcador assault tank.

Lots of new wargear are detailed. I like the Phosphex shells from a medusa nasty poison rounds that remain in play for the entire game! The Graviton cannon looks quite cool, too.

And beware of Rad Missiles! Models wounded but not killed by rad missiles see permenant toughness decreases! They have high Str, low AP but inflict additional hits for each wounding hit. Suspensor webs are also back so you can move and fire certain heavy weapons. Lots of new vehicle weapons and upgrades, and even a page of advanced AdMech weapons. Next up are the unique Legion units and rules. Each legion gets 1 or 2 unique units and a handful of special rules, some have some new equipment as well.

The stats for the new characters are here as well. Deathguard have Mortarion, Crysos Morturg a loyalist section leader with a psychic power! They have Ogryn like Str and Toughness, eclectic weapons, really trash cover, jetpacks! Oh, and 5 or less can take an AdMech Land Raider! Which is also interesting, as you can arm these in many different ways that marines cannot. The first half of the book is dedicated to background and the second half is for rules.

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Of course, the background part was my absolute favourite. Then in much more detail we learn of the Space Marine Legions and the creation and 'dispersal' of the Primarchs, the Great Crusade, and the Seeds Of Treachery that led to the, well, Betrayal of this book's title.

We get about 20 pages for each Legion. Each Legion gets several full page spreads like this, concerning the subtly different armours worn through their history. I'm a big, big fan of the Horus Heresy novel series and stuff about the Primarchs in particular so I was expecting a lot of this to be familiar to me.

But no. Alan Bligh writes with skill and enthusiasm about the 'first four' Traitor Legions and while you already know the gist of it, there's lots of fresh insight, background and characteristics here for these four very distinct Legions in fact, to use a pet hate of mine, there's more material here on the Death Guard than there has been in the whole of the series so far.

As well as an overview of their Unification, Crusade and pre-Isstvan history, you get a section some 'Exemplary Battles' of each Legion, in which their principles of warfare are demonstrated and you get to marvel at the Primarch's genius yeah, even Angron a little bit.

Here's the only real problem with this part of the book. There are a lot of typos, mostly grammatical, but a few spelling errors.

They didn't ruin my enjoyment of this book but they reinforced that Games Workshop, Black Library and Forge World all seem to view copy editing as something completely optional and not worth spending a lot of time on.

But garbled sentence structure doesn't stop something from being good I better hope that's true. The only thing that came close to annoying me was the frequent use of the word 'panoply' - it felt like this was being used once per page at some points.

When I looked into downloading this, many of the reviews I read skipped over the first section and focused on the rulebook part. This reminded me that many people are fans of Warhammer 40, as a game rather than fans of the Horus Heresy novels.

After reading the 'fluff compendium' first half of the book, I was in the mood to read through this whole thing in its entirety but my resolve to do this quickly disappeared as I realised you can't power through a rulebook the same way you can read a novel.

In fact by the time I had read about 20 pages of the rules I was pretty bored and started just skimming through.

JEEEZ GUYS However, I do still have a bit of interest left over for 40K rules and there were some really great ones which further added to the character of these four Legions and showed how you can easily translate their dogma and fighting style into actual working rules: Due to their bitter pride, the Sons of Horus can't benefit from their allies' Warlord traits World Eaters get bonuses for wiping out units in close combats and must always consolidate towards their enemies I found their special rules the least imaginative, though, but what can you do with Angron's mob except force them to run towards the enemy screaming?

Emperor's Children always have to issue or accept Challenges if possible, and if their champion loses, the unit gets an additional -1 to Leadership tests thanks to the blow to their Legion's pride.

To reflect their propensity for fast-moving assaults, they get bonuses when Running or making Sweeping Advances. Death Guard on the other hand are given a -1 penalty when making Sweeping Advances, but to offset this, they're immune to Fear and Pinning, and they get bonuses when making Difficult or Dangerous Terrain checks.

A shelled-out wasteland full of toxic waste is like a day at the beach for these guys, after all. But that's not all, each Legion has access to unique units, like the World Eaters' Butchers Nails-crazed Rampager squads, given close-quarters weaponry influenced by the gladiatorial culture of their Legion.

Some of these units seemed a little bit dull like the Justaerin Terminators, I mean you gotta put em in there, but it seems like you're paying way more for a much smaller unit of Terminators with WS 5 and Ld 9.

And of course, Forge World makes amazing and amazingly expensive models for all these specialist units.This book also contains a complete Space Marine Legion Crusade army list as well as games rules for the Primarchs of the four Legions, super-heavy vehicles and special characters featured in the story.

Mark of Calth Mark of Calth is the fifth compilation to appear in the series; it contains seven short stories and one novella, each by a different author.

The Horus Heresy Book 1 Betrayal

PST Thanks for the heads up. The Emperor has recently appointed him Warmaster, overall commander of Imperial military forces, and has renamed his Legion the "Sons of Horus" in his honour, while also leaving him in charge of the rest of the Crusade; the Emperor meanwhile returns to Terra, where in relative isolation he undertakes a secret project to which not even Horus is privy.

The Crimson King: A soul divided Then in much more detail we learn of the Space Marine Legions and the creation and 'dispersal' of the Primarchs, the Great Crusade, and the Seeds Of Treachery that led to the, well, Betrayal of this book's title.

I think Lucius will get one but further down the line, so he might not work for a great crusade Lucius.