THE HORUS HERESY: BETRAYAL AT CALTH
The Emperor’s shilling
released out now! 2 players
Publisher Games workshop
Remember Space Crusade from the early ’90s? A generation was conscripted into Warhammer 40,000 courtesy of that recruiting sergeant masquerading as a boardgame. This new one aims to press gang the PS4 generation.
Set during the Imperium’s civil war, two players each command a small force of Space Marines clashing in subterranean tunnels. The modular board, reference cards, miniatures plucked from Games Workshop’s own model line and combat dice all hark back to that rainy Sunday afternoon staple of 25 years ago.
Play is quick, with turns passing from one player to the next with alacrity, and it’s very accessible. The rules have been influenced by the likes of Games Workshop’s own Space Hulk and more recent games such as Star Wars: Imperial Assault, rewarding tactical thinking while also enabling less experienced players to enjoy themselves too. The 38 models are brilliantly detailed and are the ideal nucleus for (or reinforcements to) a much larger force, should you wish to progress to the table top. Pricey, but a worthy spiritual successor to an iconic sci-fi boardgame. Michael Abolins-Farrell
The game might include just 38 miniatures... But there are 172 individual parts from which to build them.
What you waiting for, get scrapping!