The glorious triumph of the Great Crusade has been sundered. Horus Lupercal - Horus the Glorious, Horus the Warmaster - has spat upon his oaths of loyalty and dragged fully half of the nascent Imperium's military might into rebellion against his gene-father, the Emperor.
The newborn Imperium of Man is wracked with a great betrayal, as the Warmaster Horus spits on his oath of loyalty to the Emperor and leads half of humanity’s armed might into treachery. These books provide detailed information on the Space Marine Legions, war engines, characters and weapons of the Horus Heresy. Each is a guide to warfare in the 31st Millennium, packed with rules and background on a wide variety of units and vehicles for use in your games.
The ranks of the Legiones Astartes are led by the Great Crusade’s most noble heroes, not to mention the eighteen Primarchs, gene-wrought sons of the Emperor himself, demi-gods of war who are forging the Imperium from the ruin of Old Night. Notable special characters from the Horus Heresy are each supplied in a stylish presentation box, and this collectable series of fantastic character models forms some of our finest miniatures.
For thousands of years the Red Planet, Mars, has been ruled by the strange and mysterious sect of Tech-Priests known as the Mechanicum, or the Cult Mechanicus. This religious caste rose to dominance on Mars during the early centuries of the Age of Strife, and now lead a strong and ordered culture based around technological mastery and the worship of the Machine God, the Omnissiah. The Mechanicum’s sacred duty is to maintain, venerate and recover the techno-arcana of ages past.
The Space Marine Legions are the most formidable warriors of all humanity. Genetically enhanced beyond the capacity of a mortal man, bearing weapons of devastating power and supported by the numberless regiments of the Imperial Army and the sacred knowledge of the Mechanicum, there is no force that they cannot overcome. Numbering hundreds of thousands of Space Marines, they have forged the Imperium, leading the mighty fleets of the Great Crusade into the stars.