horus heresy


Showcase: World Eaters Red Butchers Contemptor Dreadnought by Silvernome

Hey everyone, Silvernome here back with more Chaos Legion goodness!I’ve always been a fan of the Chaos Legions, but since I mostly play Death Guard and Thousand Sons I never really have had the chance to paint the other Legions without building out a force. I’ve always had a soft spot for dreadnoughts, they are just so iconic to Warhammer, so I decided to start collecting Contemptor Dreadnoughts from each legion to give me that chance to paint them all. When I’ve eventually collected and painted them, the grand plan is to make a small diorama to show them off.More after the jump

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Battle Report – Adeptus Titanicus – Legio Krytos vs. Legio Astorum

  Legio Krytos returns to face the Warp Runners in another 1500pt Matched Play game! Some mistakes in this game; 1) When an attack damages a weapon on a model with a Carapace weapon the actual roll to determine which is hit is 1-2 Left, 3-4 Carapace, 5-6 Right. We missed that Special isn’t the Carapace location in this edition. 2) Damage rolls of 1 are always superficial, regardless of strength. 3) Draining on the Quick Reference says advance the Reacter, the rulebook says push. We assume the Rulebook is actually correct in this case and that we shouldn’t have trusted the Quick Ref. 4) Jury is out on how many times a Stratagem can be used as the rulebook unfortunately isn’t clear.

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3mm Marines based

My order from Warbases showed up today. I got a series of different 2mm wooden bases. 25mm and 20mm rounds. 20mm squares and 2mm FoW bases. I recently picked up some 3mm Space Marines from Vanguard Miniatures and the bases were ordered as a test to see how the Marines looked based in an Epic style. I assumed that the infantry would look lost in a 25mm base and so ordered some 20mm bases instead. The infantry don’t look too bad on the square bases and the Dreadnoughts and Rapiers looks pretty good on the 20mm bases. Front(ish) view Overhead view The round bases are a little large but I doubt that my clumsy fingers would be able to pick up a 15mm base so the models will have live with the additional real estate. In any case, I think that they look good enough in this style of base to go ahead with building some forces to use with the Epic Horus Heresy rules.

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Imperial Fist Showcase

Assault Squad Atrius - 10 marines in MKIII/MKIV hybrid armor with Jump Packs and Combat Shield by Kromlech.Wooooo-hoooo! I finally finished the assault squad for my Heresy Era Imperial Fists. They were a bunch of work - between conversions and painting each felt like two models worth of effort - and I'm super happy to be done with them. Their completion brings me to about 4,000 points/ 200 Power Levels worth of guys and now I feel like I'm ready to play some really big games of Horus Heresy. In celebration (?), I've tried to take some shots of the whole force together. The whole army ready to rumble. Tremble Traitor scum!With a little over one hundred marines in the army - I feel like I'm done painting infantry for these guys for a little while.My next step is to add some armored vehicles to the mix - I've got a plan for a couple of Rhinos and a Sicaran Battle Tank next on my painting queue."For Dorn! For Terra!! For the Emperor of Mankind!!! FORWARD!!!!"I started this project about 18 months ago -

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Vanguard 3mm Marines arrive

Despite the inclement weather the post arrived today and it included my first Vanguard Miniatures order. Specifically the 3mm Novan Elites Affray Infantry Century on foot from their Defeat in Detail 3mm range of ‘not Heresy’ miniatures. One of my hopes is to build a set of Horus Heresy armies (thinking of Ultramarines and Word Bearers) but I want to have some very large battles and so I was thinking that doing them in 3mm might keep it more affordable and also make it seem more sweeping in scale. Now Vanguard is developing their own set of 3mm miniatures to do large battles from their own ‘not Heresy’ background but one thing I like about Epic gaming is the interplay of individual weapon systems on the game and your strategy. Their rules have generic attack and range values as well as large based units with a mix of units on them. It looks really nice but its not my thing. Thankfully the Epic AU group are still working on their Horus Heresy rules for Epic: Amrageddon and so those look

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Loyalists, Traitors and Pointy Hats!

First on deck is the first five Assault Marines for my Horus Heresy army. These cats have been a lot of work - mostly due to the fact that I think I'm hitting burn-out for painting yellow infantry. That said, I'm super happy with them. I need to get cracking on the next five. This will bring me to about 4,000 points/200 power levels for my Imperial Fists.These guys are a mix of MKIV and MKII armors, with shields and jump packs by Kromlech.After these cats were done, I needed a break so I turned my attention to a single model for my Death Guard army - a Foul Blightspawn. The current Death Guard are just such a treat to paint up. I've still got to work on a base for him, but he should be finished up pretty soon.This guy is literally dripping with detail.And I loved every nub and bolt.I'm pretty chuffed with the painted liquid in his tank. I've also been nattering away on more High Elves. I've still got paint up a command group for the spearmen, but the rest are finally based and ready to go. Pretty soon I'

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More Elves March to War

Lately, I've decided to start growing my High Elf army. I've played a handful of games of Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Kings of War with what I have now, and I'm re-learning a lesson that I'd forgotten: namely that most massed battle games aren't as much fun as smaller games. Its not that games I've played haven't been fun per se, its that feeling that they'd be so much more interesting with more units. To that end, I'm putting some more paint on some new units for my High Elves.This weekend, I managed to get a 15 man unit of classic Spearmen painted up. I still need to finish four more guys, paint the unit's bases and wait for a Champion model to arrive from Ebay.These old models paint up so quickly with assembly line techniques. And the nostalgia I get painting them keeps me well motivated, so this should skip along pretty fast. I'm going to graduate out the command models currently in my missile units to serve in melee formations, so I've been painting up some bowmen to replace them.These two will replace

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30k – White Scars Army

Hello! As announced in the previous post, I would like to present you with the White Scars Legion army. This is one of my older works, I finished it a few years ago. Somehow it happened that only now I managed to sort all of the more than 2200 unpublished photos. I will successively add them to this blog, with a short description. As you can see, the vast majority of the models shown are units dedicated to the Horus Heresy system, embedded ten thousand years before the 40k events. In the pictures you will find such units as: Outrider Bikes MKIC Deimos Pattern Rhino Legion Scimitar Pattern Jetbike Legion Javelin Attack Speeder Additionally, a handful of ordinary legionnaires. The army is characterized by a considerable use of battle damages, pigments and weathering effects. Thanks to them the monotony of white is broken. I invite you to see a modest gallery of photographs and see you in the following entries! Commission painting – minisforwar@gmail.com

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Showcase: Iron Warriors Contemptor Dreadnought by Silvernome

Hey everyone, Silvernome here back with more Chaos Legion goodness!I’ve always been a fan of the Chaos Legions, but since I mostly play Death Guard and Thousand Sons I never really have had the chance to paint the other Legions without building out a force. I’ve always had a soft spot for dreadnoughts, they are just so iconic to Warhammer, so I decided to start collecting Contemptor Dreadnoughts from each legion to give me that chance to paint them all. When I’ve eventually collected and painted them, the grand plan is to make a small diorama to show them off.More after the jump

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Day Late Due to Nerding

I usually try to update on a Sunday, but this weekend was a little full. But here we are! First up, I've got ten more Imperial Fists added to my Horus Heresy army."Yellow for the Yellow God! More Lemons for His Lemon Throne!"This brings me to four ten-man tactical squads in the army. Along with a ten-man Breacher Squad and a ten-man Tactical Support unit. My next unit for the army will be an Assault Squad, giving me seven Troop selections, which doesn't seem too shabby to me.In addition to painting this weekend, I also got in some gaming. I took my Kharadron Overlords out for another spin, this time against the crazily mobile and magical Stormcast Eternals. I knew the Stormcast were tough, but wow - I didn't realize just how hard hitting they were. We played a 1500 point Matched Play game.The scenario would be won by whoever inflicted the most Wounds by the end of five turns.I went for broke on Turn 1, sending my Frigate and its compliment of Arkanauts straight through a Realmgate and intothe teeth of th

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Warbringer Titan 'The Crucible of Terra'

Late this past summer GW reissued 'Adeptus Titanicus', a game which caused a bit of a stir for some geeks of a certain vintage. The new ruleset is great homage to the 1988 version - easy to learn, fun to play and very evocative of the Horus Heresy/Titanicus backstory. Perhaps the biggest drawback to the game's launch was the high cost of the models (actually, still very much a problem) and the weird way GW decided to release the various 'classes' of titans. The initial uber boxed set included only the largest, the Warlord, and the smallest unit, the Knights. This  in turn made it virtually impossible for players to fully appreciate the tactical nuances of the game as the hulking Warlords usually just stood in place, trading long range fire while the Knights usually got plastered somewhere in the middle of the table. It took a few months for GW to get its act together and release both the medium Reaver and the scouting Warhounds, but in the midst of that gap many of us Titanicus nerds were looki

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Review: Titandeath by Guy Haley

The holiday season, for me, means a lot of travel, which means less hobby time, and my mother-in-law’s kitchen is not the best place to do catch-up coding for various projects for the blog. Which means a lot of time to read. Fortunately for me, Titandeath, the latest installment of the slowly-winding-down Horus Heresy series was just released, and given I love me some Titans, this seemed like an excellent way to occupy myself on a couple long flights. And since the Horus Heresy series is now of the size where many people are (correctly) picking and choosing what to read, I thought a review might come in handy. Spoilers and Opinions Ahead In my mind, there is no such thing as an objective review of an artistic project, and I’m not going to attempt to review the book without spoilers, as many of my opinions on it rest on particular bits of plot and text. So what follows is both opinion and laced with spoilers. You’ve been warned. It will not however be a play-by-play of the book, just a revie

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Showcase: Death Guard Contemptor Dreadnought by Silvernome

Hey everyone, Silvernome here back with more Chaos Legion goodness!I’ve always been a fan of the Chaos Legions, but since I mostly play Death Guard and Thousand Sons I never really have had the chance to paint the other Legions without building out a force. I’ve always had a soft spot for dreadnoughts, they are just so iconic to Warhammer, so I decided to start collecting Contemptor Dreadnoughts from each legion to give me that chance to paint them all. When I’ve eventually collected and painted them, the grand plan is to make a small diorama to show them off.More after the jump

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