Monday, 31 December 2012

The Sons of Horus Emerge

Well its almost the New Year and I am really looking forward to starting this adventure over the next 12 months.

My weapon of choice is the Sons of Horus. I love the sheer brutality of the legion, striking with overwhelming force, tearing out the heart of the enemy in an initial assault or landing the final crushing blow. The small matter of being led by the Warmaster himself of course held some interest!

I have always been a huge fan of the Horus Heresy books and always wondered what it would be like to fight tabletop battles which included the devastating weaponry long forgotten in the 41st Millenium or the all conquering Primarchs themselves. I have also always had a fondness for the Space Marines in general so with the release of Betrayal from Forge World and an array of amazing miniatures this really was a no brainer for me.

I really cannot wait to see what new releases emerge in throughout 2013 but rest assured my wallet will surely be taking a significant hit over the coming year.

Here's my January purchase:

5 MkIII Tactical Marines
5 MkIV Tactical Marines
Tigrus Pattern Bolters
MkIV Special Weapons Set
MkIV Command Set

I want to focus my force around the Istvaan III atrocity so reasonably early in the Heresy saga. Therefore my troops will be made up of an assortment of the older armour varients with the excpetion of MkII as its a bit too early for my liking and probably more in keeping with the Legion when they were the Luna Wolves.

I was going to buy some resin bases to help speed the build process but I think I may well follow suit with Jim's approach and make them myself. I have plenty of spare bases and bits to experiment with.

Hopefully will have some pics of the start of my first squad by start of next week. (depends when my new toys arrive from FW!)

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