The Horus Heresy: Collected Visions: Iconic images of the Imperium, betrayal and war (Warhammer 40000) (英語) ハードカバー – 2007/6/26
In this omnibus addition, all four volumes of the Horus Heresy art books are brought together for the first time. It tells the full story of this pivotal period in the history of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, in which the arch-traitor Horus betrayed Emperor of Mankind. The epic tale is described in one huge tome with exciting text and masses of fantastic art.
Alan Merrett has been one of Games Workshop’s longest serving employees and has held many important posts over the years. He currently oversees the development of Games Workshop’s wealth of intellectual property. He has written the popular Insignium Astartes background book, and the Horus Heresy series of background books.
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The hard binding and cover of the book are of good quality and the quality and amount of the color pages filled with fantastic artwork will satisfy any fan of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 (often called 40K). The text of the book concerns the story of how Games Workshop's world of 40K came to be through the ancient events of the Horus Heresy. Fans of Space Marines and Chaos Marines alike will love the terrific full color artwork and those interested in GW's background mythology for 40K should find plenty to love here as well. Personally, even though I am a fanatic collector, converter and painter of GW's miniatures for the 40K tabletop game, I am very selective about buying their non-game related background books; I buy only a very select few such books. However, after one first-hand look at a copy of Horus Heresy Collected Visions I couldn't resist owning my own copy of this high quality volume. Every page is filled with images of mighty heroes and foul monstrous villains to delight the eye of the reader. Any 40K or science fantasy fan would enjoy this book, which contains a small bit of additional material not found in the original four art books it contains. It is tremendous fun leafing through the pages as the artwork and text magically transport you to the fantastic war-torn world of Warhammer 40,000. Highly recommended!
The art quality can be a bit random as they've hired quite a few artists for the series. Some are fantastic while some look a bit like poor fan art. Overall though the art quality is pretty good.
This is a definite recommendation for any Warhammer 40k fans, and especially anyone reading through the horus heresy novels. And even if you're not a Warhammer fan this still serves up some great gothic/sci-fi art.
then, the Horus Heresy saga came out and I start to read it. I love it and I regret of not have the pic books so I start to chasing them looking for a good bargain but nothing. until one day I see this book listed as an auction. quickly I go to the black library web site and I found this wonder. immediately look on amazon and voila, the answer to my prayers.
I got it immediately and I never regret it, even as I pay more for the international shipping than the book itself. but oh boy, is a wonderful book. =DD
lots of pics and arts that are forgotten treasures. I'm playing WH40K since second edition and I get lots of nostalgic memories looking some arts from those times, and even rogue trader era. I was so wonderfully happy.
I was hopping for little short stories or comments so, when I see those awesome stories from GM, I was stunned. and the pics, of pre heresy terminators are so much cool that must be illegal for awesomeness excess! XDD
a great way of know in little time the Horus Heresy, because the codex and rulebooks fluff is really vague and short, and the saga is waaay too long. if you want to know what's about all the HH go real quick then buy this book. later it's your choice, but I'll warranty you that you will finish buying all the books from the saga.
about the poor draws, come on, you don't say that Battlestar Galactica, Terminator 1 and all the other really old classic are lame because they don't look so good as modern sci fi movies. the poor art that even some ignorant calls a 5th grade child style or something, well, maybe he must see the miniatures of that era, where tyranid warriors looks like wasps without wings and lizard heads, or dreadnoughts, and lets not talk about the little bit different MK1 land raider. everything is different now and we have those uber cool models and of course the ubber cool art. of course if I see the MK1 land raider today, I will laugh but on that time, was just awesome. same for the art.
in conclusion, this is a book that you MUST have, if you are a light fan of sci fi or WH40K universe, if you are a hardcore player or if you just enjoy of dawn of war. I couldn't see a situation where you say "I don't need it", because even if you have the 4 originals, this is a great piece for your collection. =)