A busy week for Fantasy Flight Games continues with the announcement of Forbidden Stars – a Warhammer 40,000-based game of galactic conquest.
Routes to the long lost Herakon Cluster have finally opened; Space Marines, Orks, Eldar and Chaos Space Marines all rush to secure the ancient treasures and planets in a high-strategy game.
Each faction promises to bring the unique flavour of their armies to the game as they seek to secure their objectives.
The game is based on the placing of order tokens (deploy, strategise, dominate and advance) and players need to plan and anticipate their opponents carefully – with the sequence of orders playing a big part in success or failure.
Combat occurs in space between the faction’s fleets, or on ground between their legions. Cards and dice are combined to determine the outcome of these battles.
The board itself is made up of a series of double sided-tiles, which allow for a great flexibility in configuration – so should offer plenty of replay value.
Forbidden Stars is due in the third quarter of 2015. You can get more detail on the FFG website.
Update: 23/04/2015: You can pre-order Forbidden Stars here. Due for release in June, 2015.