Betrayal at Isstvan III
I played the first mission of the new “Betrayal at Calth” at my local Games Workshop a couple of days ago. Now Flattervieh tested the board game for the first time aswell. We decided to place our own take of the included campaign at Isstvan III thus giving our World Eaters and Sons of Horus a fitting place to cross their chainswords. In fact there are several parallels to be found. The virus bombing of Isstvan III and the collapsing star of Calth both had a pretty severe effect on the planets’ surface thus making underground fighting likely. Another very appealing sidenote is that we will always play the missions on both sides. When the Sons of Horus will go as Ultramarines they are the loyalists around Loken on Isstvan III and vice versa. So we can both enjoy playing as traitors and as loyalists.
Of course we needed to assemble and paint our models first. Now that we both have one Legion Veteran Squad ready we started with Scenario I – “The Wrath of the Warmaster”. Two squads of Space Marines need to reach three blast doors before they will close or the wrath of the Warmaster comes striking down on all of them.
That was great fun! Thanks Flattervieh for the nice matches mate. I read a couple of times on the net that people are only buying that box to get the models. I would really like to recommend to give the actual game a try! If you are into huge point matches only then this might be not for you but if you are into Kill Team and the likes you should really risk a try. If you would like to get a closer look at the game mechanics I can only recommend the Play-through video by GW. The rich ever-growing background of the Horus Heresy certainly delivers cool scenario ideas for a lot of other Legions aswell.
Two times the traitors won…hhhhmmmmm. Not looking good for the loyalists. Pretty accurate if we look at the course of the start of the Horus Heresy though. We will definitely keep on painting and play the rest of the campaign soon.