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Sons of Horus Iron Hands Horus Heresy

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Greetings!

 

Last year when I rejoined the ranks of the brotherhood on B&C I had some big plans with my armies and hobby-life. I throw some question here and there on the forum, but the end of the old year and the beginning of the new one crushed all my plans in an instant. My civil life took some serious beatings and I needed to restart my carreer elsewhere. This was a very difficult time, when I needed to rethink many-many things. 

After months of struggle I think I have again a solid ground under my feet. I looked again for the hobby I like, and I will try to breath new life into it. It is a challenge and an experiment too: do I have the tenacity and passion to take up the flag again? Will be there enough motivation to come back and start anew?

 

I always loved the plogs of others here on B&C, and I thougth that I will start my own. Not only to share some of my hobby-related things with You, but also to try out something that maybe helps me to keep motivated. I had some ups and downs in my long hobby life too, and knew, that sometimes it's really hard to keep up with the work. I never did similar things before - althoug I have long thought about it.
 

I hope that I can make something that You might find interesting, and that I will find a way to keep me on track. Any comments will be welcomed by me, and any help will be much appreciated!

 

I have (currently rolleyesclean.gif) two forces. The only real army is my Iron Hands force, which consists some 70 models. They are mostly Infantry, but I will try to add some vehicles this year. They needed to be painted (and most of the painted ones need to be rebased), but I think I'm on the right way with them. I wanted an infantry-heavy army with lots of bodies on the ground, massive units of Tacticals and a centerpiece unit of Breachers. They will be accompanied with some tanks and support squads. Hopefully I will be able to show some of them to you soon...

 

But the main focus of this particular topic will be my Sons of Horus army. I started them as a side project, and I struggled with them, even lost them nearly completely as some tides swept over me. 
I wanted to have a traitor force opposing my Iron Tenth, but wasn't sure which Legion to choose. I loved the Sons in the novels, but there where the Emperor's Childrens too, which seemed as an obvious choice - maybe too obvious. But as FW showed the stunning Horus from the Charaster Series I was sure that I have to do an SoH army.
 

I would like to do this project step by step, not rushing, as I didn't want a big pile of shame lying around the house. Better to make it slow... My initial plan is to paint one unit/vehicle or character every month. Hopefully I will be able to get a playable force together until December biggrin.png

I didn't consider myself a great painter (sometimes not even a good one), and painting seems sometimes like a chore to me, but I didn't like to play with unpainted models anymore. And that's the second reason I would like to start this plog: because if I will have a fully painted army, I might got back to gaming also (because I didn't had a game in the last one year)... msn-wink.gif


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I eagerly await the start of your venture
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The first unit and character is ready, so April's pledge is completed smile.png A Tactical Squad of 15 Legionaries and a Chaplain.

I'm in love with the MkIII armour, and I wanted to add some (and maybe later some more) in my SoH army. They have a knightly look, something that I'm missing from the later armour marks. It helped that there are many leftover parts from my Iron Hands miniatures, but I threw some MkIV bodies also into the squad to bulk it up a little bit.

 

 

SoH TS 1
SoH TS 2
SoH TS 3
SoH TS 4

 

With the Sons I tried to make them even more unique, and I'm glad that I found some tips and tricks on the internet to make them look distinct from the others. I also wanted to add more hand weapons to the lot, but I didn't had many alternatives at home. I'm still satisfied with the end result, and looking forward to add some more troops to bulk up the army. I have a half assembled Veteran Squad with Heavy Bolters - they will be the next addition. I'm not sure if what to add next, another Tac or Vet Squad, but I will make my final decision, after I have finished painting those. 


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Lodge Master

 

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++Chaplain Caius Mabbon, the "Liberator of Zama": Traitoris Maximus++

Mabbon is one of the chaplains of the Sons of Horus Legion, altough he is referred by his peers by his title of Lodge Master. It is said that he is the head of the warrior lodge of the Eight-Scarred-Eye. He is a ruthless commander known by his brutality and utter devotion to the traitor Warmaster Horus. Mabbon has strong connections to the Word Bearers with whom he fought for many decades, and among whom he was initiated to the order of chaplains. It is said that he is a battlefront commander, preferring to lead his troops from the forefront, where he could use his physical might as much, as his tactical provess.

After the Drop Site Massacre he was appointed to the commander of one of the Hunting Packs, and was tasked with the consolidation of several systems in the Segmentum Pacificus. There he smashed throught the loyalist defensive line conquering world in the name of his master.

He resides currently on the Fortress World of Halakk gathering his forces. Initial deployment plans unknown.

+++Protocol Closed / Redaction Disabled+++

 

 

The Chaplain is my first HQ. Bought him long ago, originally as part of a 40k Blood Angels DC korps, but it was unused until now. I think he is one of the best SM characters made in plastic. Didn't wanted to ruin the model I think that he looks absolutely menacing and great in the colours of the Legion. First I thought that I will regret that I left his original backpack on it, but it turned out OK in my regard. 


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On the painting front I’m similar to you, I like to play / collect painted minis so it’s a means to an end! Keep up the good work!

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On the painting front I’m similar to you, I like to play / collect painted minis so it’s a means to an end! Keep up the good work!

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Thank you battle captain corpus!
Everything looks different, if you put some paint on the minis biggrin.png Sometimes I just put all my painted models on the table, and watch that ad hoc "parade". I would also like to honour my opponents with a fully painted army to play against. 


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On the painting front I’m similar to you, I like to play / collect painted minis so it’s a means to an end! Keep up the good work!
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Thank you battle captain corpus!
Everything looks different, if you put some paint on the minis :D Sometimes I just put all my painted models on the table, and watch that ad hoc "parade". I would also like to honour my opponents with a fully painted army to play against.

One of the most underrated facets of the hobby is having respect for your opponents by having painted minis or at least being worked on ones. My small group of chaps I play within have this little code that progress is always awesome!
.....and I also get all my minis out just to look at them too! ;) Not enough room in the cabinet!

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Small update - without pictures...

Last week I started working on my first 5 Iron Hands Breachers. I love these models, and will definitely add more of them to my army later. The only thing I'm not sure about is - should I run them as regular Breachers, or as Immortals... Although they are all equipped with bolters.

Also working on a Rhino for my SoH Veterans.

 

I hope that I can finish at least these models in May, as I want to order some new shiny stuff from Forge World at the end of the month. Currently considering a Spartan for my Iron Hands, a 5-man squad of Justaerins and a Contemptor for my Sons of Horus. Not sure which weapons to get for them.


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+++Intelligence Protocol: 44/SA/Reg-11.00.11.077/TT1818+++
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++Chaplain Caius Mabbon, the "Liberator of Zama": Traitoris Maximus++
Mabbon is one of the chaplains of the Sons of Horus Legion, altough he is referred by his peers by his title of Lodge Master. It is said that he is the head of the warrior lodge of the Eight-Scarred-Eye. He is a ruthless commander known by his brutality and utter devotion to the traitor Warmaster Horus. Mabbon has strong connections to the Word Bearers with whom he fought for many decades, and among whom he was initiated to the order of chaplains. It is said that he is a battlefront commander, preferring to lead his troops from the forefront, where he could use his physical might as much, as his tactical provess.
After the Drop Site Massacre he was appointed to the commander of one of the Hunting Packs, and was tasked with the consolidation of several systems in the Segmentum Pacificus. There he smashed throught the loyalist defensive line conquering world in the name of his master.
He resides currently on the Fortress World of Halakk gathering his forces. Initial deployment plans unknown.
+++Protocol Closed / Redaction Disabled+++
 
 
The Chaplain is my first HQ. Bought him long ago, originally as part of a 40k Blood Angels DC korps, but it was unused until now. I think he is one of the best SM characters made in plastic. Didn't wanted to ruin the model I think that he looks absolutely menacing and great in the colours of the Legion. First I thought that I will regret that I left his original backpack on it, but it turned out OK in my regard.


@TheDreadfulSagittary: nice Chaplain/Lodge Master!
If you find the time maybe pop him up on our community Age of Darkness project page; Legends of the Legions? ;)

http://www.bolterand...of-the-legions/

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@TheDreadfulSagittary: nice Chaplain/Lodge Master!
If you find the time maybe pop him up on our community Age of Darkness project page; Legends of the Legions? msn-wink.gif

http://www.bolterand...of-the-legions/

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Thank you Battle Captain Corpus!
I will take some better fotos about him, and post it there too msn-wink.gif  Maybe adding some bits to his CV biggrin.png

 

Been musing with the SoH Contemptor as I read about the Dreadnought deal from FW. I think I will go with dual Lascannons, as sadly currently my little force lacks any anti armour support.

On the painting side I've been distracted by other activities this week. I need to focus a bit more on finishing those breachers...


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I find just 15/30 minutes a day painting can really give you the boost and I need a hobby injection daily to keep me sane! :D

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No pictures, as I didn't had any progress last week... :( Sometimes it is just too hard to manage time, and even if I would have it, to stay motivated to continue with the work. Painting is especially tricky, because it need even more enthusiasm and concentration then just to put the models together. Nevertheless, I haven't done the latter for weeks now...
But I have the whole Sunday to finish the 5 Breachers, and maybe to prepare the next bunch of models to be painted. Hopefully I can stay motivatad to lead through the month!

 

On the other hand I plan to add some extra models to my collection, trying to complete my armies (slowly). 
It will be a hard decision. First, it would be great to get the long waited Spartan for my Iron Hands, and to beef up the Breacher unit to 20 bodies. With the Sons I want to add a Contemptor (maybe with LC arms, because I lack any anti armour at the moment), and a 5 man Justaerin Squad. Unfortunately something needs to be left out of the basket...  I didn't know which one.

And I didn't have Ferrus yet... Maybe next time.



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Iron Hands Spartan sounds awesome! Love Spartans! Be great to see your WIP on this. :)

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Finally some progress!

I managed to nearly finish the first five Breacher, and put the remaining on the new bases (they where still on 28mm bases...). I swapped some weapons too, and added 3 Meltas. I really like the Immortal models, they are among the best looking PA models in the Heresy range. My only criticism would be the repeating poses, especially, if you run a bigger squad of them.

Breachers

 

I want them to run in that aforementioned Spartan.

Aye, battle captain corpus, Spartans are amazing. I was looking to buy one for long now, but its price that withheld me again and again. 







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