The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero & Painting Guide

The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero & Painting Guide


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Get the boxed game The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero and the indispensable How To Paint Citadel Miniatures: Burning of Prospero, and not only will you receive a frankly incredible amount of miniatures, but you’ll have the know-how to get them painted up, too!

The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero is a game of running battles set in a city torn apart by a fiery cataclysm, featuring six scenarios designed to stretch the strategic nous of two players. One player controls the Space Marines of the Thousand Sons, reality-twisting psychic superhumans, and one controls the Space Wolves, Sisters of Silence and Custodian Guard. It’s a fast-paced game full of strategic decisions, with the strengths and weaknesses of both sides meaning tactics and foresight are just as important as lucky dice rolls. 

The Contents

Inside The Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero, you’ll find:

Detailed plastic Citadel Miniatures:

-        Geigor Fell-Hand, powerful champion of the Space Wolves, armed with lightning claw and boltgun;
-        Ahzek Ahriman, Chief Librarian of the Thousand Sons, wielding a heqa staff and bolt pistol;
-        a Legio Custodes Squad, consisting of a Shield-Captain and 4 Custodian Guard;

The Legio Custodes Squad comes with
-        5 guardian spears, 
-        5 sentinel blades,
-        5 storm shields,
-        6 ceremonial daggers,
-        a custodes vexilla,
as well as 5 helmeted heads and 2 bare heads;

-        a Silent Sisterhood Squad, consisting of 1 Sister Superior and 4 Sisters of Silence; 

The Silent Sisterhood Squad comes with

-        6 executioner greatswords,
-        5 Umbra-pattern boltguns,
-        5 flamers;

These can be assembled as Vigilators, who specialise in melee and carry executioner greatswords, Prosecutors, who operate more flexibly and carry bolters for longer-range combat and Witchseekers, who carry flamers for devastating multi-target assaults.

The Squad includes 8 heads, and a further 2 head options for the Sister Superior.

-        30 Legion Veteran Tactical Space Marines in MkIII ‘Iron’ Power Armour – these are split into a 10-man Loyalist force and a 20-man Traitor force.

Each set of 10 comes with

-        10 Phobos-pattern bolters,
-        11 chainswords (one left-handed, allowing a Sergeant to take 2 chainswords),
-        1 heavy bolter,
-        1 power sword,
-        1 power fist,
-        1 Phobos-pattern bolt pistol,
-        1 plasma pistol,
-        1 lightning claw,
-        1 melta gun,
-        1 plasma gun,
-        1 Legion Vexilla;

as well as 12 helmeted heads and 2 bare heads, with an included transverse helmet crest.

-        5 Tartaros Terminators, who come with

-        5 combi-bolters,
-        5 pairs of power fists,
-        5 pairs of lightning claws,
-        5 left-hand chainfist attachments,
-        1 reaper autocannon,
-        1 plasma blaster,
-        1 heavy flamer,
-        1 grenade harness;

One Terminator can be assembled as a Sergeant, who can be assembled with

-        1 power sword,
-        a unique torso front, loin cloth and shoulder pads,
-        a volkite charger;

There are also 6 helmeted heads, and 1 bare head.

Gaming items:

-        a 16-page book covering the story behind Burning of Prospero;
-        a 32-page rulebook;
-        15 Psychic Power cards;
-        36 Warp Energy and Willpower cards;
-        5 detailed, double-sided board tiles representing the buildings of Prospero;
-        24 dice – an assortment of D6, D8, D10 and D12’s;
-        a transfer sheet.

The 48-page full-colour softback How To Paint Citadel Miniatures: Burning of Prospero is the perfect resource for anyone and everyone who wants to paint their Space Marine Legions in the colour schemes from the Horus Heresy.

It contains guides for the entire contents of the Horus Heresy: Burning of Prospero boxed game – detailed guides to painting Geigor Fell-hand, Ahzek Ahriman, the Sisters of Silence and Custodian Guard feature – with tutorials on layering and drybrushing.

There are also guides to painting Space Marines in the colours of the 18 First Founding Legions:

Thousand Sons
Space Wolves
Dark Angels
Imperial Fists
Blood Angels
Raven Guard
Iron Hands
White Scars
Sons of Horus
Emperor’s Children
Word Bearers
Iron Warriors
Night Lords
World Eaters
Death Guard 
Alpha Legion

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