Horus Heresy Throne of Skulls Review

Well the dust has settled, the flames have died and the Emperor stands triumphant over the traitors!

Last weekend was the first ever Horus Heresy Throne of Skulls event at Warhammer World and Red Steel members Mark, Hugh, Chris and Ben headed down with plans to either crush the upstart Horus or vanquish the false Emperor! The great thing about the events at WHW is that no two are the same. This inaugural event was for armies of 2000 to 3000pts with games being played at the players discretion (For example my first game was 3k, my next 3 were at 2k and the final was 2.5k – Ben). There would be 5 games over the Saturday and Sunday with the players divided into two teams; either the Emperor’s Loyalists or Horus’ Traitors. The games would all be maelstrom of war using a unique deck that was created specially for the event!


Chris was the sole loyalist from team Red Steel with his Iron Hands army. Whilst Mark’s Solar Auxilia, Hugh’s Alpha Legion and Ben’s Ordo Reductor fighting for the fallen son. After the first game we quickly became aware of a few important issues. Mark’s untested Solar were utter filth, Ben’s Mechanicum had figured how to destroy enemy Typhons very quickly, Chris needed more beer and Hugh’s Alphas were facing an uphill battle thanks to his ‘Who needs tanks?’ mentality. Despite this, they all had an amazing time and consider this one of the best events any have attended before.

Best Army

An important part of any WHW event is the highly coveted best army award (Ben has 2 the cheeky sod!). This event was no different with a staggering array of beautifully crafted armies battling it out. Both Mark and Ben were fortunate enough to be nominated but neither were disappointed nor surprised to be beaten by Dimi’s stunning Ultramarines (see above). However, they didn’t leave empty handed as Mark won Engine of Legend for his amazing Marauder and Ben picked up the Thanatar Beast of Legend award for his Thanatar!

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Final thoughts

The best part about any event should be the people and this event was no exception. Everyone the boys met and played were absolutely awesome. Games were competitive and fun in equal measure and many new friends were made and wallets emptied in the Forgeworld shop. The next event was announced for January 16th and 17th and all of team Red Steel are planning to attend with a few extras thanks to this one. New armies are being planned and communities built. We can’t thank Nick and John of the Warhammer World events team enough and heartily recommend you all attend with us in January!

The only thing to share now is the final results (Ben was very proud to finish with 3 best game votes and 3rd overall!)




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