The Horus Heresy, to me, is more iconic than anything else in the sci-fi genre. Treachery is one of the most thought-provoking and emotional story lines that exist and the HH has it in abundance. I am not going to go discuss the story with too much detail, I presume if you found this site, you probably have a sound understanding.
I have been a fan of Warhammer 40,000 for donkeys years. It has and will always be one of the constants in my life and I have been lucky enough to share the stories with my big bro (Drake Seta). We have been discussing the Primarch's and the Heresy era since the age of 8 or so, so around 20 years. When The Horus Heresy: The Betrayal came out We both pretty much geekgasmed! We knew that the Battle Bunnies would be getting involved...but how can a small gaming club do this epic story justice? Well I will tell you below ;)
As an aside, I just want to say how impressed I am with the Betrayal book. The lavish artwork and design is spectacular. A lot of love has gone into this book and it truly shows. In my opinion, Forge World are masters of their trade.
So, The Betrayal book focuses around four legions, The Death Guard, The World Eaters, The Sons of Horus and The Emperors Children. Originally I came up with the idea that four bunnies would throw money into a pot, buy a cubic fuck-ton of Forge Worlds pre-heresy resin crack and paint them in The Betrayal colours. We soon found that people were saying 'I will do this legion' or 'that legion' and in the end we all just decided to do one legion each...far more simple. We all got the legions we wanted (except Drake who didn't originally want any of the starting four legions) divided the goods equally and set to work.
We all have individual posts to discuss how we are getting on with our own projects so please make sure you have a look. We are all painting the legions exactly as described on the FW guide and some of them are looking incredible.
The aim is that we will complete 3000pts for our respective legion and then we will play through the campaign (the battle reports will be available for perusal in one form or other). We will have titans, Imperial Guard, mechanicum contingents as well as the legions...its going to be Lectio Devinitatal (biblical lol) so please check back regularly and see our updates, or subscribe!
What good would having these beautiful miniatures be without some sensational scenery? Well check back soon because Drake has been working on a huge Zone Mortalis board - I cannot stress to you how great this product is both in looks and gaming standard - and I will be buying a 6x4 FW cityfight board in the coming weeks (we already have a gazillion imperial sectors to make some badass buildings) and I will both diarise our progress on these projects for you.
If you have any questions, please email us or just put them in the comments section :)