New Horus Heresy Boxed Set Announced, Over 40K Revealed From AdeptiCon

Workshop Games unveiled a batch of 40,000 new Warhammer products on Wednesday, among them new Chaos Knight upgrade kits and our first look at Necromunda’s big new expansion. But the most exciting reveal to date came at the end of the AdeptiCon 2022 presentation – Warhammer: Heresy Horus is a brand new set, all in a plastic box. The announcement was accompanied by a lavish cinematic trailer, which we’ve embedded above. No price or release date has been announced.

Most of the 40K fans know The Horus Heresy from a series of novels started by author Dan Abnett. first episode, Horus Rising, published in 2006. In the dozen or so novels that have followed, numerous fantasy authors have told the story of Horus Lupercal, one of the Primarchs of the first Space Marine and founding father of the Luna Wolves Legion. The story begins around the year 30,000, and tells the alternate human history that created the grim darkness of the distant future that is Warhammer 40K.

A gilded Space Marine with green armor and gold details.

Werewolf Luna, once corrupted by Chaos…
Image: Game Workshop

A marine in a helmet with a beak.

… will eventually become the Son of Horus.
Image: Game Workshop

The Horus Heresy miniature game was first published in 2012, and includes many campaign books along with an entire line of miniatures – many of them quite expensive, as they are molded in hard plastic. The new canning set will have lots of plastic miniatures, which will hopefully lower the cost and make things a little easier to build. It will also include a revised core rule book, which will also be sold separately. However, die-hard fans shouldn’t be too worried about that. Presenters from Games Workshop say this is not a reboot of the whole game but a process of more improvement.

Another big announcement of the evening was a huge new expansion to one of Games Workshop’s most vibrant lines, a system called Necromunda. While 40K and The Horus Heresy tell the story of augmented superhuman soldiers, the Necromunda series is about violent gangs of humans fighting for control of the criminal underworld. The line was rebooted in 2017 with the popular box set Necromunda: Hive War, and has expanded over the years into many new factions. There’s even a decent first-person shooter video game called Necromunda: Gun for hire.

Necromunda: Ash Wastes content is drawn and ready to play.

Image: Game conference via Twitch

The bush-riders, heavily armed armies, rode on the backs of great sand fleas.

Image: Game conference via Twitch

A detailed look at the new off-road, rear-mounted housing made of metal and fabric.

Image: Game conference via Twitch

Orlock quad bike, armed with heavy weapons.

Image: Game conference via Twitch

The new expansion is called Necromunda: Ash Waste, and it will add vehicles to the game for the first time. It will also include a new faction, Ash Waste Nomads, as well as a new terrain group.

Finally, the last big news for fans of the 40K is the tainted Chaos versions of two classic Imperial Knights models. Knights are ancient and powerful mechs, many of them thousands of years old, that can be used for both 40K and Horus Heresy games. A new boxed set will include three Knights of Chaos, while final plastic upgrade sets will be sold to augment existing kits.

The AdeptiCon presentation also includes the reveal of new factions for Warhammer Underworlds: Harrowdeep and Blood bowl. We’ve included a gallery of additional images below. New Horus Heresy Boxed Set Announced, Over 40K Revealed From AdeptiCon

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