I’m old enough to remember when the Horus Heresy was just a glimmer in Rick Priestly’s eye. Back then Leman Russ was listed as a hero of the Imperium and the primarchs had yet to be invented.
But from those non canonical beginnings the Heresy has always held a strong fascination for me.
So imagine my excitement when Forgeworld brought out a game for the era. Initially I started building a Nightlords army but they’ve been put on the back burner for now. Rather like the Alpha legion they don’t lend themselves to playing as a regular force and I’ve struggled to write a list I like.
And the Mechanicum is so shiny!
I mean seriously shiny, it’s an army if big robots. What more could a child of the 80’s want.
I’d been looking for an excuse to start a Mechanicum force for a while. Then Dan (@Filmcorai on twitter) decided to run a Horus Heresy campaign weekend (you can find details here).
That was all the excuse I needed.
So here’s my first model for my Dark Mechanicum army.
Next up I’ve got a Magos and a unit of Thallanx.