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Offline Feanor Fire Heart

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30K: Horus Heresy
« on: April 01, 2020, 01:33:15 AM »
I have always been interested in starting 30K, but living in the DC area, it was tough to find decent places to play, let alone 30k. While house hunting in the Boston area, we stopped at a boardgame pub called "Adventure Pub" and as soon as we stepped foot inside, there was a 30K game in progress. I remember seeing the very impressive White Scar jetbikes fighting some other legion (don't remember his adversary). They seemed like decent fellows so I left my wife at the table to wait for our drinks and talked to them a bit. Apparently there is a 30k Community in the area (they say they mostly meet up in Quincey). My wife wants me to be able to make friends here so I have been thinking of starting up the hobby again and collect 30K.  I have been enamored by the Imperial Fist, mostly because of Rogal Dorn in the TTS series. I've been watching painting tutorials and bat reps. With the COVID-19 thing happening right now, money is tight, so I will not likely be able to start yet. Plus there is still unpacking to do so I can set up a work area.

Has anyone else played yet? It looks like GW is selling the marine armors now, so its a bit cheaper.  You just have to go to FW for the game rules, other units, an other bits.

TTS Dorn's story about the Codex Astartes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGixGV98SWw
"Find him, bind him, tie him to a pole and break his fingers to splinters. Drag him to a hole until he wakes up, naked, clawing at the ceiling of his grave."- Mother in "The Mariner's Revenge Song" to her son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPAr7kL-

Offline Feanor Fire Heart

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Re: 30K: Horus Heresy
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 04:37:52 AM »
Hello everyone. I was on the fence on starting Horus Heresy Imperial Fists or Sons of Horus. After playing around on an army builder I can honestly say that Imperial Fists was the only one of the two where I felt comfortable with the list I put together. Every time I tried to put together a SoH list, I just wasn’t satisfied with it (maybe I should read the novels and get a better feel of them, idk). With that said, along with my wife loving their painting scheme, I have decided to start a 30k Imperial Fists legion. Due to the pandemic, I haven’t been able to get ahold of any models or paint, but I wanted to put together my “dream list” so I can work towards it when money and models are available. Chances are I’ll start with the praetor and a couple of tactical squads first and work my way to eventually get this list put together over time.
Legion: VII Imperial Fists
Faction: Loyalists
FOC: Crusade

**HQ (490 pts)**
+ Praetor 230 pts
- Artificer Armor
- Bolt Pistol
- Paragon Blade (Master Crafted)
- Iron Halo
- Digital Lasers
- Melta Bombs
- Scimitar Jetbike w/ Heavy Bolter

+ Master of Signal (Or Siege Breaker) 95pts
- Power Armor
- Bolt Pistol
- Chain sword

+ Primus Medicae 165 pts
- Cataphractii Terminator Armor
- Solarite Power Gauntlet
- Vigil Pattern storm shield
- Teleportation transponder

**Elites (1350 pts)**
+ Contemptor Dreadnought Talon 410pts
- Contemptor Dreadnought
- DCCW w/ TL bolter, TL Volkite Culverin, Havoc Launchers
- Contemptor Dreadnought
- DCCW w/ TL bolter, TL Volkite Culverin, Havoc Launchers

+ Templar Brethren 655pts
- 9 Templar Brethren w/ combat shields, melta bombs, Legion vexilla
- 1 Champion w/ master crafted solerite power gauntlet, combat shield
- Land Raider Phobos (DT) w/dozer blades and armored ceramite

+ Terminator Squad 285pts
- 4 Cataphratii armor terminators w/ teleportation transponders
o Vigil Pattern Storm Shield & Power Fist
o Vigil Pattern Storm Shield & Thunder Hammer
o Vigil Pattern Storm Shield & Thunder Hammer
o Chainfist & iliastus Assault Cannon
- 1 Sargent w/ Vigil Pattern Storm Shield & Power Fist

**Troops (1520 pts)**
+ Breacher Squad (590 pts)
- 9 Breachers w/ meltabombs, nuncio-vox, legion vexilla, 2x melta guns (or grav guns, not sure)
- 1 Breacher Sargent w/ Artificier armor, breacher charge, powerfist
- Land Raider Phobos (DT) w/ armored ceramite, dozer blades

+ Tactical Squad (250pts)
- 9 marines w/additional ccw, nuncio-vox, legion vexilla
- 1 Sargent w/ artificier armor, melta bombs, powerfist
- Rhino transport (DT) w/ pintle multi-melta, dozer blades

+ Tactical Squad (250pts)
- 9 marines w/additional ccw, nuncio-vox, legion vexilla
- 1 Sargent w/ artificier armor, melta bombs, powerfist
- Rhino transport (DT) w/ pintle multi-melta, dozer blades

+ Tactical Support Squad (430pts)
- 9 marines w/additional ccw, plasma guns
- 1 Sargent w/ artificier armor, melta bombs, powerfist
- Rhino transport (DT) w/ pintle multi-melta, dozer blades

**Fast Attack (400 pts)**
+ Jetbike Sky Hunter Squadron (400 pts)
- 7 Sky hunters w/ melta bombs, 5 Heavy Bolters, 1 Plasma Cannon, 1 Vulkite Culverin
- 1 Sky hunter Sargent w/ heavy bolter, power sword

**Heavy Support (855 pts)**
+ Artillery Tank Squadron (310 pts)
- 2x Medusas

+ Heavy Support Squad (335 pts)
- 9 marines w/ missile launchers, flak missiles
- 1 Sargent w/ missile launcher, flak missles

+Sicaran Battle Tank (210 pts)
- Lascannon sponsons, dozer blades

**Lord Of War**
+Rogal Dorn (385 pts)

++Army Total: 5,000 pts++

The idea of this list started with an armored spearhead RoW but it eventually evolved into what you see above (with no RoW). The general premise is a hard striking army meant for exploiting gaps made in the line by artillery and then pressing through them. The Breachers and Templars are meant to push forward in their LRs (hopefully taking out some vehicles in the process) to take out enemy squads while the tactical squads move in behind them to support and hold objectives. The jetikes along with my Praetor are meant to be flexible, hitting enemy legion squads (or MEQ) and heavy weapon teams with heavy bolter, vulkite, and plasma, then charge in to finish them off. They are my companion cavalry or hussars. They have melta bombs for any armored vehicle that may get in the way or that the others in the army are having trouble with. Master of Signals (or Siege breaker) will team up with the Heavy Support squad to take out enemy vehicles and flyers or the medusas to assist with softening up enemy squads or taking out vehicles. The Sicaran battle Tank (love the model) is meant to hunt enemy light transports with lascannon sponsons for the tougher heavy transports. Lord A-Dorn-able will stick with the terminators and Medicae in deepstriking near any tough to crack nuts on the battle field, with Dorn splitting off after the deepstrike if needed. The Tactical Support Squad’s main objective is to melt terminators (or TEQ) with a yellow cab to help them get to their targets. All the rhinos have multi-meltas for added anti-light vehicle punch or to melt the occasional enemy legionnaire.

This is meant to be a casual/for fun type of list with a bit of an edge to it. I don’t plan to win tourneys with them but it just seems fun to play and see how a tourney may turn out. Any thoughts or comments? I am pretty flexible with the list seeing as I haven’t bought a model just yet but would like to avoid some rookie pitfalls.
"Find him, bind him, tie him to a pole and break his fingers to splinters. Drag him to a hole until he wakes up, naked, clawing at the ceiling of his grave."- Mother in "The Mariner's Revenge Song" to her son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPAr7kL-

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Re: 30K: Horus Heresy
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 11:42:45 PM »
I currently know little about 30K, beyond what I read in the first 3, maybe 4, maybe 5 or 6 (read them so long ago can't recall how far I got?) Horse Heresy books.

However, I always liked the Luna Wolfs logo ... and I managed to nab a full sheet of the OOP decals for them off of Ebay.  Plus I nabbed a whole sheet of their new logo under the name Sons of Horus.  Originally I was contemplating using the Luna decals on some fantasy figures for Border Prince kingdom, and I was contemplating using the Sons decals on a more evil looking force ... O&G, Skaven, Undead, Chaos ... something like that.  I am reconsidering.
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