Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Deciding on a Legion

With the Forgeworld Horus Heresy books fast approaching, I'm trying do decide on a Legion to collect. Although my Thousand Sons are in the works, they aren't likely to be included in the first book, and I want to be able to use the Pre-Heresy rule set straight away. I can always include my Thousand Sons as Grey Knight allies if I want to field them.

Now logic would dictate that they cover Istvann III and the Dropsite Massacres in two books rather than one, otherwise they've got to cover 11 of the Legions in one book.
With this in mind, the most likely candidates for inclusion off the bat for the traitors are Luna Wolves/Sons of Horus, Emperors Children, Death Guard and World Eaters, as the Legions present at the intial betrayal.
Of these, I don't like the Death Guard (they just don't inspire me), leaving me with a choice of Son of Horus, World Eaters or Emperors Children. It's very tempting to build a small force of each of them, but that would very much depend on how much time and money I have.

Of course if they cover the Dropsite Massacres in the first book, it's going to be Night Lords, no question, but they can wait until I know they have printed rules.

To be honest I can see myself having armies for most of the traitor legions, complete with Primarchs by the time this is done, but right now I'll settle for one. The question that's vexing me right now though is, which one?


  1. Emperor's Children. No one seems to give them any love.

    1. They give plenty though, it equals out :D

  2. Alpha Legion all the way for me.

  3. The precise and perfectionist nature of the Emperors Children does appeal to me, but it's a very different painting style for me - I love weathering and 'griming up' my models. It'd be a good challenge though

    That said I've see some pretty inspiring stuff out there for the EC's.
    I could include them as part of a mixed force, based on the Istvann III survivors