For the last few years Ed and I have been mulling over doing a Heresy era true scale battle. The main problem for me has always been the time and resources to commit to such a project. Something like this is a one off and not something you want to venture into lightly given the work that goes into creating these guys.
We've toyed with a few ideas over the last couple of years including the likes of Tallarn but nothing has really ever come of it, so seeing that Ed has put so much work into his Ultramarines I've decided that to make it up to him I'm going to go with Word Bearers and we are going to throw down on one of the most iconic Heresy era battle fields of all time, the Battle of Calth.
The Chapter of the Terran Born.
This is a working title for my Word Bearer chapter. Anyone that knows me knows I have a bit of an obsession for the days of Rogue Trader, bit of a long fang in that respect. Thanks to retcons of the back ground material the Mk VI Corvus armour was available at the beginning of the Heresy. to me having cut my teeth back in the late eighties/early nineties on the original Space Marine epic game set in the time of the Scouring the Mk VI is the most iconic armour type of the Heresy to me.
So with this in mind I set about working on a loose theme for my soon to be army. I am a huge fan of the idea of Terran Legionaries, the whole concept fascinates me so to this end I have settled on creating my own original chapter for the legion rather than try to recreate one of the more known ones.
So my guys will all be veterans of the Sol campaign, former Imperial Heralds and I will be leaning towards a more Terran feel for the Astartes themselves.
I'm most of the way through the first test model and it is coming along nicely. We've yet to sort out the details of the battle itself that this log will lead to but we can sort that as we go.
Pictures coming asap.