Horus Heresy: Drop Assault is a Clash of Clans style game that sets a basic RTS type game in the Warhammer 30,000 universe.
Many gamers are familiar with the Warhammer 40,000 universe, but Games Workshop and Forge World have been building up their Warhammer 30,000 milieu which takes place during the Horus Heresy (Imperial Civil War).
In Drop Assault, you first choose which faction: Imperium or Chaos. Strangely, you can’t pick traditional loyalist chapters like Ultramarines or Space Wolves as yet, only loyalist and traitor versions of the Death Guard, Sons of Horus, Emperor’s Children, or World Eaters. Players start with a simple base (their HQ) and walk through a bare bones tutorial to begin their first buildings. You begin exploring the map to attack enemy bases. Eventually, you can attack player bases (your troops fight against their turrets (bolters, lascannons, mortars, etc.)) to steal their resources or engage in pvp (your troops versus an enemy player’s troops in a type of capture the flag scenario) for tech shards.
You will also be able to forge relics from the tech shards in your foundry. Relics are rarity based, so lesser shards will generally produce low-powered common relics while flawless tech shards are more likely to create rare relics. Relics provide bonuses to your base, resource gathering, combat or all of the above. (Check out a list of relics in the game.)
Players can join together as chapters and fight each other to keep their chapter high in the rankings for bonus credits (called ‘machine spirit’).
It’s a bit repetitive at times, but it’s a fun little time killer, and most of the “get enough resources to build the next thing” moments don’t take too long. (Note: Drop rates from the server are, at this time, on the high side.)