Today's short post is all about my intention to start a Heresy themed army. Now this post has been coming for a while as I first got the idea to start a heresy army sometime before christmas. However despite getting the first of the FW Horus Heresy books I was still unsure as to whether I would actually start the army or if the idea was just a whim that would go away. I eventually got a model to start doing a test scheme on which has been WIP for a couple of months now. This is partly just due to limited painting time and wanting to paint other things in that limited time.
Now, however, I have taken the plunge and bought the start of my army. So far it consists of 3 ten man tac squads, a heavy weapon squad and an outrider squad. I have gone with the Mk IV style armour for the stuff I've bought so far as its the Mk I like the most and I think is most fitting for the legion I've chosen based on what I've read about them in the fluff. I will add a few other amour Mk's to the army over time just to add a bit of diversity.
As you've probably noticed I haven't actually said exactly which legion my army will be. This will be revealed when I put up the first WIP post of my test model. Hopefully this will be within the next few days. At the same time I'll explain why I have gone for the legion I have picked.
So I now want to just talk briefly about what guidelines I'll be trying to stick to for this army. Firstly unit selections should remain as close to fluff as possible for the particular point in the Heresy from which I want my army to be. Secondly I want to build the army so that I can run it under the Heresy rules or using codex Space Marines. This may mean buying a few extra models to build certain weapon load outs that are only available to a legion list but I think it will be worth it if it gives me an army I can use without having to count certain heresy weapons as something else for normal 40k. I want everything to be clear as to what it is in terms of weapons. Thirdly, as much as possible, I will be trying to only use FW models for this army. The reason for this is I want to stick to the Heresy theme. However there may be certain exceptions to this. For example I'm not overly keen on the Heresy style Rhino and so may just use the standard plastic kit.
This is a project I'm really looking forward to even if it is going to take me a long time to do. However I want to really put the effort into every model I do for this army and make it look as good as I can make it. To do this I think I will have to work on one unit at a time until its finished before starting the next one. If I don't I know I will get sidetracked and units will end up only been half done for long periods of time and that's not what I want.