GW: The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis Preview
Kommenden Samstag kehrt der Konflikt von Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis im epischen Maßstab zurück, mit einer dick gepackten Box zum Start und einer großen Anzahl an begleitenden Modellen, in der fernen Zukunft von Warhammer 40.000 gibt es noch zwei Auftragsfertigungen für die Tyraniden.
Sunday Preview – War on an Epic Scale in the Age of DarknessIt’s a huge week for tiny troops as Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis begins its two-week pre-order alongside a massive number of miniatures – from infantry and aircraft to Titans and terrain.
Warhammer: The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis
Launch right into epic scale battles that defined the Horus Heresy with the Legions Imperialis boxed set, giving you the complete mass battle experience in one easy package. This set includes two armies split between the Legiones Astartes and Solar Auxilia, with scores of infantry, squadrons of armoured vehicles, and even a pair of Warhound Titans.
Legions Imperialis zooms right out to portray some of the largest, fiercest battles to shake the Age of Darkness. It’s truly mind-boggling in scale, and a fantastic hobby project for avid painters looking to turn their skills to dozens of small yet incredibly detailed miniatures.
This set contains a grand total of 223 miniatures divided across 61 individual models, and comes with dice, tokens, templates, and every Warhammer veteran’s favourite red measuring sticks. You’ll also get the full, unabridged rulebook for Legions Imperialis, containing the core rules, scenarios, unit profiles for Legiones Astartes and Solar Auxilia armies, extensive background information about the biggest battles of the Horus Heresy, and galleries of glorious miniatures.
The rulebook will also be available separately in both hardback and digital ePub formats, for those who want to build their armies à la carte, containing all of the same rules, background lore, and miniatures galleries as the one in the boxed set.
Legions Imperialis – The Legiones Astartes
The Legiones Astartes are indisputably the most famous of the forces fighting in the Age of Darkness, at the centre of every pivotal event and important battle. To field an army of Space Marines in Legions Imperialis is to choose the path of the Emperor himself – or the arch-traitor Horus, should the flames of rebellion smoulder within your foul hearts.
Build the core of a flexible Space Marine army with the Legiones Astartes Infantry set, collecting eight squads of Tactical Legionaries, four Contemptor Dreadnoughts, and an assortment of supporting troops into one convenient package.
Every element of a classic Space Marine infantry force is here – Terminators, Support gunners, and Assault Squads – and with two Legion Command Squads to lead them, the only way you could make a better start on your Legiones Astartes army would be to get two.
Space Marines are formidable soldiers indeed, but you need more than just massed infantry to carry the day. That’s where the Kratos Heavy Tank Squadron comes in. You get four in a box, each tank bristling with sponson and hull guns, and with a choice of a Kratos battlecannon or melta blastgun for the turret.
With such large battlefields to fight over, transporting your troops around is a must, and nothing does it better than the Rhino. A pack of 10 plastic Rhinos gives you a massive tactical advantage over a foot-slogging foe, and they’ll get to their destination safe and sound when flanked by four powerful Kratos tanks – so detailed, they could be mistaken for their full-size counterparts.
Aircraft are a potent force in the skies of the 31st Millennium, and the iconic Thunderhawk Gunship is back from Aeronautica Imperialis to its new home in Legions Imperialis, giving this excellent kit a new lease on life. They come with new bases for the new game, but you’ll still be able to use them in games of Aeronautica Imperialis – which will still be supported as a game set in the Age of Darkness.
Legions Imperialis – The Solar Auxilia
The Horus Heresy might have starred the Legiones Astartes, but they weren’t the only elite forces fighting in the conflict. The Solar Auxilia are humanity’s finest mortal warriors, and their armies could go toe-to-toe with even Space Marines through ironclad discipline, relentless firepower, and overwhelming numbers – if not mano-a-mano combat.
The Solar Auxilia Infantry set starts your army off with a wide assortment of critical units, including lasrifle or flamer-toting Auxilia, Charonite Ogryns, Aethon Heavy Sentinels, and veteran axe-wielding Veletarii. Each box is led by an Auxilia Commander and their Tactical Command section, and just one or two sets forms a dependable core for your epic scale Solar Auxilia army.
It wouldn’t be an Imperial army without tons of tanks rumbling along, and Baneblades are just about the most iconic vehicles in the Solar Auxilia motor pool. This pack of two super-heavy tanks comes with a choice of Baneblade cannon or Hellhammer cannon for each. In addition to different main guns, each has three possible tank commanders and three different sponson options. You can field them in Detachments of up to six vehicles.
A range of Imperial Navy support assets return from Aeronautica Imperialis, including favourites like the Lightning Fighter, Marauder Bomber, and Marauder Destroyer. Forge World resin aircraft also make their way back to shelves, giving Imperial commanders access to the powerful Marauder Colossus and scanning Marauder Pathfinder, as well as the much-loved Arvus Lighters.
Knight Households and Titan Legions are available to support armies from both the Legiones Astartes and the Solar Auxilia, and loads of beautifully detailed Imperial Knights and Titans from Adeptus Titanicus are back in action. That means Questoris Knights, Cerastus Knight Lancers, Reaver Titans, and Warlord Titans are at your disposal – plus some special guests from the Forge World range.
The (relatively) diminutive Knight Armigers return in Forge World resin as Warglaives and Helverins, joining specialised chassis from the Mechanicum – Knights Styrix, Moriax, Magaera, Atrapos, and Asterius – carrying esoteric weapons straight from the forges of Mars. If you prefer your war machines a bit more cerebral, the Warlord-Sinister Psi Titan is a true terror that should not be missed – rarely seen even in the Age of Darkness, and always leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.
Legions Imperialis – Terrain & Accessories
Tanks, Titans, and teeming troopers will need something to fight over, and Legions Imperialis has plenty of terrain to make your battles truly cinematic.
The Horus Heresy left many cities as little more than bombed-out shells and networks of ruined roads, so why not build a beautiful battlefield of your own with new Civitas Imperialis City Road Tiles and Ruins sets? Both are modular and designed to work alongside other Civitas Imperialis sets, turning your games of Legions Imperialis from rough scuffles on bare tables to exciting war stories set amidst thematic, immersive environments.*
Want to get loads of terrain in one convenient box? The Administratum Sector collects a variety of modular Adeptus Titanicus terrain kits, which will return in due course as part of the Legions Imperialis range. You’ll find four Civitas Imperialis building sets and one pack of Civitas Imperialis Spires – for you to build up a densely populated cityscape.
Keep your army stats close at hand with packs of handy reference cards for the Legiones Astartes and Solar Auxilia. Each contains two copies of every Detachment and Formation available to their faction, so you can build armies in double-time and look up your rules whenever the action heats up.
Many of the miniatures found in Adeptus Titanicus and Aeronautica Imperialis can find new homes in Legions Imperialis, so to match the new road tiles and urban terrain, new bases are on their way. Engraved with an urban tile pattern, these range from 40mm round bases right up to huge 120mm oval bases for the largest Titans.*
You’ll also find hexagonal bases for Aeronautica Imperialis, sporting radar patterns as well as adjustable dials to display altitude and speed – so you can use your new Legions Imperialis aircraft in games of Aeronautica, too.
Finally, a new Carta Galactica map is a great wall piece for your wargaming room, showing the Imperium of Man’s domains at the time of the Horus Heresy – from Ultramar in the east to Terra and beyond.
Classic Deathleaper and The Red Terror – Made to Order
Two classic Tyranid creatures return as a Made to Order special, celebrating the Hive Fleet’s newest reinforcements. Deathleaper – the recent recipient of a stunning new miniature – sneaks into view alongside the menacing Red Terror, a legend of the Hive Fleet’s past that has been blessedly absent from its recent invasions.
Quelle: Warhammer Community