Going Back To The Future: Horus Heresy

Shorereaper and I find ourselves becoming what I like to call “30-curious”.   As in we are looking at starting horus heresy armies, aka 30k.  I guess looking at isn’t the right word, Shorereaper is closing in on 1000pts of alpha legion and has book 1 and 3.  The lord primarch has also expressed interest in trying out his legions within 30k, even playing a few test games when Betrayer dropped.

Over the next few weeks, I am going to look into what it will take to make my 40k Iron Hands army 30k compatible.  My hobby budget is definitely to tight right now to do all forge world models for it, and to be honest I am not that good at identify the various marks of armor.  Ideally, I want the models I own to be able to play in either system, while still giving that 30k aesthetic.  I know there are some models that just wont make the transition (I am looking at you storm talon and landraider redeemer/crusader.)

To go along with our 30-curious ways, the Horus Heresy weekender just happened and leaked a ton of awesome pictures.  Time for a review!

solar auxilia transport

Solar Auxilia, eh?  Looks to me like the start of some cool imperial army units.  Not my cup of tea, but I think they could make a great addition to a 40k IG army that is looking for some variety.  I could have sworn I saw some images of the troops with more detail, but I haven’t been able to find them again.


Vulkan, that pansy that ran away while Ferrus died.  All joking aside, another sweet primarch model.  Just as fancy as I would expect from a master armorer.  I think a big reason I want to try out 30k is to see the primarchs in action.

flamer sword knight

Another sweet Imperian Knight conversion.  I am a big fan of the lancer.  This dude is sporting some crazy flamer and a sword.  Should make for quite a mess.  No rules out that I have seen.  Maybe they are hiding in book 3 somewhere.  Generally, I wish the 30k knights would be 40k compatible, they could be a lot of fun.

gal vorbak

The Gal Vorbak, this one is right up the lord primachs ally.  He has a small word bears force that he wants to get off the ground.  These guys look sweet, so hopefully that will be the inspiration to get that force going.

gorgon terminators

And these are my eye candy of the weekend.  I so love me the forgeworld Iron Hand models.  More awesome quality from forgeworld.  I will probably get like 10 of these.  Not sure how well I can slot them into 40k.  Probably will have to run them as shooty terminators (boo!)

magos prime

Is he riding a giant mechanical worm dais thingy?  I know a lot of guys are getting excited about a mechanicum army.  I am not one of them

mechanicum armoured conveyor

That being said, their transports look pretty sweet.

megabolter knight

Is that a vulkan megabolter on that knight?  With a chainfist?  Sign me up!

mortarionLast, but certainly not least, Mortarion!  Dude looks amazing.  Definitely one of my favorites so far (except for my beloved Ferrus Manus).  Glad they finally got around to him, he has only had rules out since the first book.  I know forgeworld, you wanted to make mechinicum and iron hands, and I don’t blame you.


There you have it.  Anyone else feeling a little 30-curious after that?


2 thoughts on “Going Back To The Future: Horus Heresy

  1. The guy well missed the mark with mortarion wheres his rebreather did he do any research before he did him leave the primarchs to mr egan this guy has missed the mark twice just hope its not him doing leman russ waste £55 on mortarion just to make him look like he should I will b posting pics of the end result when itsdone

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