Hi guys, great to see heresy back online i was beginning to miss checking in every day to see what awesomeness had been created but i digress. I have had the Forgeworld Horus Heresy book for a few weeks now and have nearly read it page for page, front to back and i must say its awesome. But now i've come to the dilema well two actually. firstly, which legion do i take? i love the sons of horus fluff wise but hate their green armour if im honest (plus i cant find a good paint guide for them using only gw colours as thats all i have) and secondly what do i make my list out of?
First things first im trying to build a decent command squad based around a nice hard hitting legion praetor. but im unsure what to give him, here is a rough idea of how i might outfit him but as i don't play many games i am here to ask for guidance from those of you who play more and know what will work and what wont work. (i apologise in advance if i break any rules regarding posting stuff i wont put full stats just an overview)
1) i wanted to give my praetor 2 paragon blades in exchange for his ccw and bolt pistol, this would give him +1 str from each weapon and as they are both specialist weapons the +1 A aswell. along with some other cool bits.
2) i thought of giving him digital lasers for another +1 A making him upto 6 hehe ^.^
3) for armor i was going to go artificer for a 2+ and an iron halo on top
To me this seems like a decent CC character with 6, WS 6 str 6 attacks and a decent armour/invul save, and i can buy him a combi weapon or bolter to give him atleast some shooty but a friend at my flgs said he might not be as useful as i hope and started regailing me with the benefits of his nice shooty army
and so i ask those with the benefit of knowledge when it comes to the games is this guy good? too much? or is their better things out there now 6th ed has been tried and tested alot?
Cheers in advance