The Horus Heresy, or as it is commonly referred, 30k, is a variant on the game of Warhammer 40k. It is set in the year 30,000 depicting the galactic civil war that forever sundered mankind and led to the decline of the Imperium. The game uses alternate codexes depicting the forces of the Mechanicum, Militias, and the 18 Space Marine Legions that participated in the civil war. It features alternate missions, force organization charts, and unique units that were destroyed or fell into disuse at the end of the civil war!
Our community for The Horus Heresy meets Monday at 6pm for Casual Play. We focus heavily on the hobby and flavor aspect of the game, trying often only to play the Loyalist factions versus the Traitors in fluffy yet competitive games.
New players can stop in on Mondays to check out the game. Either Shawn Freed and/or Jon Vlach will almost always be available to answer questions about the group or teach the game basics, and many other members would also be happy to teach anyone how to play.
The Warhammer 40k Rulebook is essential to playing. The Burning of Prospero box set and Betrayal at Calth box set are both great for those interested in getting started.