Monday, February 13, 2012

Horus Heresy "The Primarchs" preview



If you don't read The Horus Heresy series from The Black Library, my only question is "Are you illiterate?"   This series is not only the most important books to come out of Games Workshop's publishing arm, but they add so much depth and color to the universe that we have all come to love.  Finding out the details behind characters we have only heard about for the past 25 years has helped the hobby in so many ways and made the hobby more fun for tens of thousands of 40K gamers.

I know this summer, the Games Workshop Battle Bunker in Los Angeles is going to have a pre-Heresy escalation league, the guys over at Battlefoam are going to start their own internal pre-Heresy league, and the Tempus Fugitives, the original gaming group in the UK that has done Age of the Emperor gaming events for a few years, is talking about coming to the USA for some events.

Rob Sander is one of the authors of the upcoming Horus Heresy series short story collection "The Primarchs."  He recently posted on his blog about his effort and it makes for interesting reading.  Here is an excerpt:

I share the pages of The Primarchs with three other great Black Library authors: Gav Thorpe, Nick Kyme and Graham McNeill. Each of these writers has announced their novellas – which you can check out on their blogs, the links to which are situated on the side bar. My novella is called The Serpent Beneath and focuses on the involvement of the twin primarchs Alpharius and Omegon in the unfolding Heresy. I have a real passion for the Alpha Legion and have enjoyed their entries in the series so far. I have written about the Legion in the 40K setting and particularly appreciate their modus operandi. 

Gathered within this anthology are four novellas focusing on some of the mightiest warriors and leaders that mankind has ever known – Fulgrim, Lion El’Johnson, Ferrus Manus and the twin primarchs Alpharius and Omegon – and the roles that they may have yet to play in a war which threatens to change the face of the Imperium forever.

The Primarchs will be released in June.
Here are links to the blogs of the four authors:






2 comments:

Mordian7th said...

I'll be meeting with Ulf over the upcoming campaign weekend to discuss the logistics, and I'm confident that there will be an official Tempus Fugitives event stateside in 2013 and potentially even sooner (though there's still much to iron out). The campaign packs and alternate codexes that Ulfhedin and Co. have done are definitely worth a look if you're interested in Heresy Era gaming!

Dave "Arizonasithlord" said...

MMMMmmm Heresy Goodness(or is that Evilness)
Love this series, cant get enough of it(though a couple of them missed the mark a little(IMHO)
but all in all the flow and combine together to fill the overall story out so much better.
more more more please

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