Today, some Imperial Fists from the Horus Heresy era that were snapped at Warhammer World. They were part of the special display dedicated to the Heresy that happened much earlier (and is now not there). I'm posting it here for posterity, and as a bit of a painting guideline. Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
The "Get You By" Rules for Leman Russ were released alongside the pre-orders for the model from Forge World this weekend. In the absence of the full rules (which will be detailed in the forthcoming book: Inferno), these rules are supposed to at least provide a way to field Russ in battles as a Lords of War choice for an appropriate army (Space Wolves, of course).
But are they any good?
Here is a link to the rules themselves. As can be seen, at 400 points, Leman Russ is actually one of the cheaper Primarchs. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- Primarchs are beasts in the game no matter what -- even Alpharius is amazing against most things in the game (except almost any other primarch! Sure, he's weak, but that's not the point).
The stat line for Russ is comparable to many of the other Primarchs. Stand outs include the WS=9 characteristic.
Alongside this, he has all the regular rules associated with primarchs (It Will Not Die, Eternal Warrior, Fear and all the rest).
His save is like that of a Cataphractii terminators at 2+/4++ which is rather nice. But the equipment is very much a placeholder. His paired melee weapons are little more than a counts-as power axe and paragon blade, with a comb-bolter at range. The Sire of the Space Wolves is just a legion vexilla. His other special rules amount to little more than an ability to confer the crusader rule and the counter-attack rule. Its all a bit bland to be perfectly honest.
Plus he is bulky.
That's all folks. Very bland and very "counts as". Speaking of that, I actually kind of liked the use of the very words "counts as" -- its almost as if the game testers are actual gamers at Forge World :) (yeah -- of course they are! Its Forge World! Woo!).
Right now, even Alpharius would probably beat Russ in a straight fight (Alpharius has the pale spear for one, providing AP1 … and Alpharius doesn't believe in straight forward fights either). Hence I can only assume that the real rules will be much better when released, and I would expect that the points cost for Russ will rise in line with any Inferno update.
Friday, October 21, 2016
A pair of images from the Horus Heresy special exhibition today from Legion VI: the Space Wolves. With the impending release of Leman Russ and the next Horus Heresy board game, I thought this post would also be rather timely! I really like the conversion work that has gone in to a few of these miniatures, as well as the accented paint scheme combined with the snowy bases. They're really well done overall (and were even better in person!) so I hope they provide some inspiration to budding painters out there as a reference point :)
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Only a single image of Legio V, the White Scars, from Warhammer World when they were on display in the cabinets of the special Horus Heresy exhibition earlier in the year. This squad uses the Forge World resin upgrades for the White Scars and is painted in the traditional colours accented with gold.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
And today on to Legion IV: the Iron Warriors of the Horus Heresy era that made an appearance in the cabinets of the special Horus Heresy exhibit at Warhammer World. Got to love those hazard stripes. Don't forget to look in the reflections for some added details as well.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Continuing with the cabinets of the Horus Heresy special exhibit, today we turn to the Emperor's Children legion. Again, these are miniatures and paint schemes that I'm simply posting as a guide for myself or others at a later point!