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Yes, you did read that title correctly. The November issue of White Dwarf has been leaked and has confirmed the next GW Horus Heresy release is indeed the Burning of Prospero, and will feature the Thousand Sons and Space Wolves. But they are not alone.



The box will feature a 5-man squad of Adeptus Custodes, at long last given their own plastic models. This is a huge development, and it seems to indicate that at the very least the basic Adeptus Custodes will be part of the GW Heresy range rather than the Forge World range. The image quality isn't great but what I can see tells me they look fantastic, and this once and for all solidifies my Legion choice. I am going Thousand Sons!


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Those Custodes look amazing O.O! I never bought Betrayal at Calth, but I may have to slide some money aside to pick this bad boy up. Do we know if the Burning of Prospero is meant to replace Betrayal at Calth or is it going to run alongside it? Also, heard someone else mention this on naftka, but is that Bjorn the Fell-Handed leading the Custodes?
 

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I was going to mention the SW in the pic, but Bjorn? He really only came into his own after Prospero. He was only a line trooper on Prospero, losing his hand there IIRC. He'd be in no position to lead Custodes, or even mingle with them.
Ah, alright, I didn't know that. My heresy lore is lacking, to say the least:smile2:, but good to know!
 

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To be honest, I'm more excited by the free DLC lord for W:TW. But Claw-Guy and the Custodes are cool, too.

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I would have liked to have seen a little more action in their [Custodes] poses. They all seem to be casually standing around having a cup of tea. Despite that, from that blurred image, the armour looks like it's going to be amazing.
 

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Super excited! Sure, the pics of the Custodes (?) models make them seem a bit static, but I'll reserve judgement until I see them in real life. Will most likely be getting the box to help grow my 30k Blood Angels army that I started with Betrayal at Calth and for the bits to use in kit-bashing :D

Also that claw-wielding fellow looks like a great choice for Space Wolves conversions :p
 

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The full reveal has arrived, and it's even more epic than we thought:






Not only plastic Custodes, but the Sisters of Silence as well. In addition to Ahzek Ahriman, a new character named Geigor Fell-Hand, five Tartaros Terminators and thirty MK III Iron Armour Space Marines, which are stated as Veterans so there is the possibility of a HUGE weapon sprue. All of this is priced at £95, which is a pretty goddamn good deal considering the sheer amount of minis and the variety as well.

A day one purchase for me.


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https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Burning-of-Prospero-ENG

The Burning of Prospero is here and the contents of the box look fantastic, with lots of customization options.

GW said:
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;
- Azhek 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 Vexila;

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.
So both the Custodes and Sisters can really be customized to suit whatever gameplay style you want with them. The Marines and Terminators have great weapon choices as always, and both Azhek and Geigor will make either an excellent commander or a figure you could trade for something else. Or if you actually plan on playing the game Burning of Prospero, keep them both and use them for that.

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/How-to-Paint-Burning-of-Prospero-ENG

The painting guide How to Paint Burning of Prospero is also here and it contains quite a surprise, not only does it show you how to paint the Thousand Sons, Space Wolves and their ally forces in the boxed game, it also contains an extra section showing the approved GW painting styles for ALL the Space Marine Legions, from Dark Angels to Alpha Legion. (Legions II and XI not included, never you mind why.) Worth buying even if Prospero isn't something you want... for whatever reason that could be.

Bought my copy of both, though from TripleHelix for 25% off. Looking forward to merging this and Calth. My Legion force grows. :grin2:


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The one thing that I find lacking for the Custodes is the apparent lack of a starting Invulnerable save.

Also, as far as I can tell, the Bolt Caster is technically not able to be used, as there is no way to either purchase it, or able to equip it.

all that is stated under the Guardian Spear is "A model equipped with a guardian spear can fire it as a boltgun", note that it does not say a Bolter Caster...sooo...

IF the Bolter Caster and the Guardian Spear are supposed to be ubiquitous then why not just give the Guardian Spear two profiles, one shooting and one for combat...its been done before.

Also Custodes are at I4 base? And they are the Super-Space Marine elite?

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Over all I think the Sisters of Silence are by far the better unit to take.
 

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Also, as far as I can tell, the Bolt Caster is technically not able to be used, as there is no way to either purchase it, or able to equip it.

all that is stated under the Guardian Spear is "A model equipped with a guardian spear can fire it as a boltgun", note that it does not say a Bolter Caster...sooo
The Bolt Caster is the ranged attack of the Sentinel Blade. Like how the Guardian Spear can be fired as a boltgun, the blade can be fired as a Bolt Caster.


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also, every custodian has access to storm shield at 10 pts each. so yeah. invuln save...
 
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