iOS Universal, PC/Mac •
HexWar, HexWar, HexWar. Seems like we can’t go a week without more HexWar news popping up. It’s not rehashing a release we’ve already talked about before, either, it’s all new stuff. First The Great War launches, then we find out they’ve teamed up with GMT Games for more Commands & Colors, and now we learn they’re going to tackle endless war by entering into the Warhammer 40K universe. That’s right, they’ve teamed up with Games Workshop and are bringing a new Warhammer title to PC, Mac and iOS: The Battle of Tallarn.
I know nothing about the Warhammer 40,000 world other than what I’ve learned from the iTunes blurbs of the million other 40K titles on the App Store. That means I’m familiar with the Horus Heresy being the act that basically created the 40K universe we’re familiar with. Dude named Horus rebelled and the Emperor didn’t like it and blah, blah, blah. The Battle of Tallarn was a part of the Horus Heresy conflict and just happens to be the largest tank battle in Warhammer history.
After the virus bombing by the traitorous Iron Warriors rendered the surface of Tallarn deadly to biological life, the besieged forces call upon legions of tanks – from the Leman Russ to the almighty Baneblade to bring war to their enemy. The battles begin after the devastating blow that turned the planet into an apocalyptic wasteland, amid the grim conditions the survivors faced in the aftermath.
The Horus Heresy: Battle of Tallarn is a turn-based strategy game that recreates one of the most important events in Imperial history. Command a vast array of tanks, Dreadnoughts, Knights and Titans across the toxic landscape. Play as desperate Solar Auxilia units fighting squadrons of Iron Warrior Predators for control of vast underground bunkers.
Turn-based strategy and tanks. Get out of my brain, HexWar.
The game sounds pretty massive with three separate campaigns, 24 stand-alone missions, and more.
- 66 different units accurately recreated
- 54 different weapons
- Three campaigns, each of six linked missions
- Four battle packs, each with six standalone missions
- An eight mission tutorial campaign
- Play all missions, other than the Tutorial, as either Imperial or Traitor forces
- Tailor your army with custom force selection
- Fight on the devastated surface of Tallarn or for control of the vast underground bunker system
- 8 unique unit types
- Super Heavy Walkers
- Super Heavy Tanks
- Future updates will add more missions and many more units
The game will be available for PC/Mac via Steam and is also coming to iOS. The Steam version releases next week on February 8th. Not sure if the iOS version will launch at the same time, but we’ll keep an eye out and let you know.