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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-02-12, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Default Heresy-Era Sons of Horus

I've wanted to do a pre-Heresy (or, in this case, a Heresy-era) army for quite a while. And it seemed like a natural choice for me to do a Sons of Horus army. This is sort of a side project from the other stuff I'm doing.

So I thought about what Codex I could use to represent a tactically flexible Legion, but didn't have the same rigidity in organization as the Ultramarines. I didn't want to go with Codex: Chaos Space Marines, since I want the army to feel like it's descending into ruin, rather than already completely there. So I landed on Space Wolves-- Grey Hunters are, in game terms, very similar to Chaos Space Marines, and there's a little more flexibility in the list in terms of unit composition. Since jump packs were a rarity at the time, the lack of a good jump infantry unit in Codex: Space Wolves seems to work out pretty well, too.

So the rough 1850-point army list I'm going to build towards looks like this:

HQ/
Sons of Horus Captain (Wolf Lord) with wolf claws, Saga of the Bear, Belt of Russ

HQ/
Sons of Horus Librarian (Rune Priest) with a bolt pistol, force weapon, Living Lightning, Storm Caller

ELITE/
Sons of Horus Chosen (Wolf Guard)
-3 with boltgun and power fist (attached to the Hunter squads)
-4 with dual wolf claws and terminator armor
-Land Raider with multi-melta, extra armor

TROOPS/
Sons of Horus Hunter Squad
-8-strong. Plasma pistol, power sword, meltagun. Banner. Rhino with extra armor.

TROOPS/
Sons of Horus Hunter Squad
-9-strong. Plasma pistol, power sword, meltagun. Banner. Rhino with extra armor.

TROOPS/
Sons of Horus Hunter Squad
-9-strong. Plasma pistol, power sword, meltagun. Banner. Rhino with extra armor.

HEAVY SUPPORT/
Sons of Horus Support Squad
-6-strong. 5 Missile Launchers.

HEAVY SUPPORT/
Sons of Horus Support Squad
-6-strong. 5 Missile Launchers.


I've only had a chance to paint up a couple models so far, but this is the direction they're headed.





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Looks like a fun project to me! I can't wait to see more!

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Test marine is looking cool, I will be following along.

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