Talisman: The Horus Heresy is a Warhammer 40k themed digital board game

I'm a big fan of all things Warhammer so see a potentially interesting game came out of the license is an exciting prospect, even though I'm not really sold on the whole digital board game business

Talisman: Horus Heresy is a strategy-focused digital board game set during the cataclysmic events of the Horus Heresy that allows you and up to three more friends to relieve the most memorable battles and events that took place as either the loyalist Space Marines or Chaos addled Traitor Legions. Here's the gameplay trailer and a bit more information:


The gameplay in Talisman: The Horus Heresy is not going to appeal to everyone because while there are plenty of strategies and tricks you can employ the roll of the die will be the deciding factor in many engagements. The best laid plans can and will be brought to complete ruin by an unlikely streak of back luck so if you're going to get yourself invested in Talisman: The Horus Heresy make sure to prepare for such occurrences.

But, much like how it works in real board games the sting of random dice rolls messing you up is heavily alleviated by having a couple of friends there to share the experience with you. Losing units four turns in a row due to bad luck is infuriating in single player but if you're playing with someone you know well its a hilarious story that will be remembered for years to come. 

Talisman: The Horus Heresy allows you to play as various Primarchs

Angron the master... strategist?

As a final and somewhat random note can I point out how ridiculous it is that Angron, the most bloodthirsty, battle-crazy and overall insane Primarch that ever lived is somehow one of the available strategists/warlords when you're playing on the Traitor Legion side. This has no relation to the gameplay but I find the image of Angron's titanic hands holding a couple of tiny cards and attempting to roll dice without slamming them in to someone's skull an incredibly funny one.

Talisman: The Horus Heresy is coming to Steam on February 22nd and if you're a fan of Warhammer or digital board games in general you should probably keep an eye out on it, just in case it turns out be as interesting as the previews make it out to be. If you do decide to jump in take my advice and make sure to play it with a couple of friends as otherwise you might find yourself cursing the lord of change about things outside your control.