Monday, November 5, 2018

Horus Heresy Winter Event in Hamburg

Finally this year I am going to participate in an event with my fully painted Sons of Horus!ç

I am joining two other colleagues from Berlin and we go to Hamburg for the Horus Heresy Winter Event on the 10th and 11th of November.
You can find more information about it here, although only in German. This is an interesting event, which is not going to be really a tournament but rather a gathering of like-minded people that enjoy playing Horus Heresy. Reading the rules you can see that the guidelines for the Army creation are as follows:
  1. Saturday
    1. first match: 1000-1500 all Infantry, maximum 1 Contemptor + 2-3 Zone Mortalis Bases
    2. second match: 1500-2500
    3. Not decided, will be decided there
  2. Sunday
    1. Apocalypse or a big great battle
It is almost impossible to create some Army Lists that fits into the previous descriptions, because they are very vague, so I have created several lists and will bring my whole collection, so I can choose the most appropriate one for each match. I have tried to create ok-ish lists, but the goal as it is obvious from the description of the matches is not to be very competitive but rather have some fun and try to make things fit the Horus Heresy story arc.

Here is a summary of the lists I have:

Zone Mortalis  - 1000

  • Praetor, Power Sword, Artificer Armour, Bolt Pistol, Melta Bombs
  • Apothecary, Artificer Armour
  • Contemptor-Mortis, Extra Armour, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon x2
  • Tactical Squad (11), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Support Squad (6), Meltagun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Support Squad (6), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs

Zone Mortalis - 1500

  • Garviel Loken
  • Apothecary, Artificer Armour
  • Contemptor, Extra Armour, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon, Chainfist
  • Reaver Squad (7), Chainaxe (3), Plasma Pistol, Chieftain, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Squad (11), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Support Squad (6), Meltagun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Support Squad (6), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Heavy Support Squad (6), Missile Launcher, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
I have tried to create this one a bit different, in case we want to play a more narrative battle, with a small loyalist force lead by Loken trying to escape the traitorous Legions.

1000 - Option #1

  • Praetor, Jump Pack, Power Fist, Volkite Serpenta, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Apothecary (2), Artificer Armour
  • Contemptor-Cortus (2), Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
  • Tactical Squad (17), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Squad (17), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Rite of War: The Long March

1000 - Option #2

  • Centurion, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Apothecary (2), Artificer Armour
  • Contemptor-Mortis, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon x2
  • Tactical Squad (14), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Squad (14), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Support Squad (5), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs, Rhino

1000 - Option #3

  • Praetor, Jump Pack, Paragon Blade, Digital Lasers, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Apothecary, Artificer Armour
  • Contemptor-Mortis, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon x2, Extra Armour
  • Assault Squad (9), Sergeant, Power Fist, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Squad (11), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Sicaran Battle Tank, Lascannon
  • Rite of War: The Long March
The three 1000 Points lists are very similar, with small variations, I have successfully tested the Option #3, and it's the one I like the most, but I am not sure if Tanks would be allowed or not.

1500 - Option #1

  • Praetor, Jump Pack, Power Fist, Iron Halo, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Apothecary, Artificer Armour
  • Contemptor-Cortus, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
  • Contemptor-Cortus, Multi-melta, Chainfist
  • Veteran (9), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Rhino
  • Veteran (9), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Rhino
  • Reaver (12), Jump Packs, Chainaxe (3), Power Fist, Chieftain, Artificer Armour
  • Sicaran Battle Tank, Lascannon
  • Rite of War: Pride of the Legion

1500 - Option #2

  • Praetor, Jump Pack, Power Fist, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Contemptor-Cortus (2), Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
  • Contemptor-Cortus, Multi-melta, Chainfist
  • Veteran (9), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Rhino
  • Veteran (9), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Rhino
  • Reaver (9), Jump Packs, Chainaxe (4), Power Fist, Chieftain, Artificer Armour
  • Sicaran Battle Tank, Heavy Bolter
  • Rite of War: Chosen Duty
For the 1500 lists I have tried something different, which is, not using Tactical Squads at all, and just going with veterans for the fun of it.

2000 - Option #1

  • Abaddon, Justaerin Terminator (5), Chainfist (3), Multi-melta, Lightning Claws, Power Fist
  • Apothecary (2), Artificer Armour
  • Contemptor-Cortus, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
  • Contemptor-Cortus, Multi-melta, Chainfist
  • Veteran (8), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Rhino
  • Veteran (8), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Rhino
  • Reaver (9), Jump Packs, Chainaxe (4), Power Fist, Chieftain, Artificer Armour
  • Spartan Assault Tank
  • Rite of War: Pride of the Legion

2000 - Option #2

  • Praetor, Cataphractii, Digital Lasers, Paragon Blade Justaerin (9), Chainfist (3), Multi-melta, Lightning Claws, Power Fist (3)
  • Apothecary (2), Artificer Armour
  • Tactical Squad (14), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Squad (14), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Support Squad (7), Meltagun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs, Rhino, Extra Armour
  • Sicaran Battle Tank, Auxiliary Drive, Heavy Bolter Sponsors
  • Spartan Assault Tank, Armoured Ceramite, Hunter-killer Missile
  • Rite of War: The Long March
For the 2000 options, I tried one with Abaddon, simply because I never played with it so far and the other one in case Special Characters should not be used.

2500 - Option #1


  • Horus
  • Apothecary, Artificer Armour
  • Contemptor-Cortus, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
  • Contemptor-Cortus, Multi-melta, Chainfist
  • Justaerin (5), Chainfist (3), Multi-melta, Lightning Claws, Power Fist
  • Tactical Squad (19), Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs
  • Tactical Support Squad (8), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Melta Bombs, Rhino
  • Veteran Tactical Squad (8), Plasma gun, Sergeant, Artificer Armour, Rhino
  • Sicaran Battle Tank, Auxilary Drive, Heavy Bolter Sponsors
  • Sparta Assault Tank, Auxiliary Drive,
  • Rite of War: Primarch's Chosen
Finally, the 2500 list is just a full-blown Horus list with Terminators and all of my tanks, just for the pleasure of fielding them. I have no clue how to play with Horus though, but I could imagine he is a tough nut to crack!

Let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas on what to change!

I am hoping to see some cool armies, meet nice people and have lots of fun. I won't have time to write full battle reports, but I will try to take some photos and post an after-battle action report.

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