NEW HORUS HERESY – Retribution First Look Review

By Rob Baer | February 18th, 2016 | Categories: Forge World, Product Review, Videos, Warhammer 40k

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This book will rock your socks! The latest installment of the Horus Heresy from Forge World is finally here. Come get you first look at the new amazing art and rules!

Horus Heresy Book VI: Retribution £74

The Horus Heresy Book Six – Retribution is a lavishly printed, leather bound book. Its 297 pages contain a myriad of new rules, including those for combining Space Marines of several different Legions into a Shattered Legion force, and new Legiones Astartes rules for the Dark Angels, Blood Angels and White Scars Legions.

Rules are also included for the heroic and elite Knights-Errant, the renegade Blackshields, and numerous new Rites of War for each Legion. In addition to this, unit entries are included for new consul types, heroes and war machines of the Legiones Astartes, including the Legion Mastodon Heavy Assault Transport and Dreadnoughts of the Leviathan pattern and Contemptor-Cortus class. The Mechanicum also gain new characters and units including Anacharis Scoria and the Arlatax class Battle-automata.

This book can be used in concert with the Legiones Astartes: Crusade Army List, the Mechanicum: Taghmata Army List, or the complete collection of Horus Heresy books to fight the cataclysmic battles of the Age of Darkness. You will also need a copy of the Warhammer 40,000 core rule book to use these books.


Retribution is an amazing book that I highly recommend for both veterans and novices in the Age of Darkness. It contains new rules for all the Legions including the first rules for the Dark Angels, White Scars and Blood Angels.


Plus there is a ton of alternate army builds from the Shattered Legions of allied factions of Astartes, Black Shields rules for both sides of the Heresy, and even the Knights Errant that can be taken in any “good guy” list.

On the mission side, there is a new Retribution campaign arc as well as six stand alone missions to add to your Age of Darkness mission line-up.

Unit wise we saw updated rules for tons of units that were previously only available in download form or not even released yet. From the Leviathan to the new release Mastodon they got you covered.


Perhaps the best part of this new book is all the fresh new graphics that they embellish the book with, whoever they have doing their illustrations this go around they are on point!


Book VI is available for pre-order now and starts shipping Friday February 19th.

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About the Author: Rob Baer

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