Well the dust has settled, the flames have died down and the Emperor stands triumphant!
Last weekend, Mark, Hugh, Chris and Ben headed down to Warhammer World to take part in the very first Horus Heresy Throne of Skulls. If you didn’t know, the great thing about the events team at WHW is that no two events are ever the same, they always manage to come up with something new to challenge us and keep each event fresh. This event was no exception with each player receiving a special set of maelstrom cards just for Horus Heresy use! These cards were of identical quality of the standard cards you can buy from Games Workshop for 40k but were designed specifically for Heresy gaming. Over the weekend you would play 5 games for either the Emperor’s Loyalists or Horus’ Traitors at anything from 2000 to 3000pts using the Age of Darkness ruleset.
Mark took Solar Auxillia, Chris Iron Hands, Hugh Alpha Legion and Ben the Ordo Reductor with Chris being the sole Loyalist amongst team Red Steel. After our first games certain things became abundantly clear. Mark’s untested (but stupidly stunning) Solar were incredibly powerful, Ben had learnt how to kill Typhon Seige Tanks very quickly, Chris needed more beer and Hugh was going to face an uphill battle with his ‘I don’t need tanks’ policy!
The best thing about the event was the people, everyone was clearly there to just have fun and immerse themselves in the hobby. Games were competitive but entertaining and the painting standards were frankly rediculous! And that brings me on to the best army nominations. Both Mark and Ben were fortunate enough to be nominated for Best army and both agreed the eventual winner Dimi’s Ultramarines (see above) were both inspiring and jaw dropping. A bloody good bloke who deserved the awards he received. Mark and Ben didn’t leave empty handed though with Mark winning Engine of legend for his super Mar