Grab your bolter, board the thunderhawk and play cards. Horus heresy reading guidance the basement of death. Age of darkness, horus heresy this team list uses the fw redbook, age of darkness and istvaan legions books, as well as the work of the heresy 30k forum. Mutable tactics and battle automata can buy banestrike rounds for 15 points per model, meaning that any regular bolter on them they have 2 by default can sortof keep up with their mauler bolt cannon. It is set two years before the beginning of the horus heresy and focuses on the alpha legion adeptus astartes as well as some elements of the imperial army and a xenos group known as the cabal. After the virusbombing of isstvan iii, the presumed loyal alpha legion was one of the legions sent by the emperor to destroy horus at his base on isstvan v. The godemperor was permanently injured in a lethal duel with.
The space marines of the alpha legion, the last and most secretive of all the legiones astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world. The horus heresy legion overview the sons of horus. There is currently no narration but this will hopefully be corrected in the future when i get my. Mar 24, 2018 alpha legion getting started in horus heresy the outer circle. This character youve been following was a secret servant of the alpha legion all along bit has become so over used its not a suprise anymore. So i want to keep up to date with the horus heresy so i can get around to reading old earth along with the various other new books, and as we all know the hh books have numerous storylines. Book four conquest is the fourth book in the horus heresy series by forge world. A great war is coming, and it will engulf the imperium of man. This contrasts strongly with the very earliest depictions of the alpha legion being twisted by chaos and slaanesh in particular. Deliverence lost, while focusing on the raven guard, is full of classic alpha legion goodness. The main concern i have with delving into the 20th is the i am alpharius. This trilogy presents some of the background and causes of the heresy, and describes the start of the conflict. The first three novels in the horus heresy are an opening book trilogy. They are written as single minded automatons, that only want revenge and vengeance, and rely on.
The background material for the alpha legion in the era of the horus heresy is presented as one giant enigma wrapped around a mystery, tied up with uncertainty and a brightly coloured bow of misdirection. Legion focuses on the alpha legion, the 20th and last of the space marine legions. Back at the beginning of the year, ty was looking for recommendations on how to navigate the huge backlog of horus heresy books. Due to the number of books now available, its completely understandable that some people may require a book reading list to ensure that they read them in the correct order. The book also brings the xenoformalien group the cabal into the series as a possible allie to those fighting chaos. The horus heresy book iii extermination internet archive. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Legions will take you on an epic journey through one of the richest settings of warhammer 40,000s history. I can say that i didnt enjoy the alpha legion stuff, or the dark angels, despite kinda liking their legions. We are a pure horus heresy and great crusade blog site which prides itself on only using painted minis and fluffy army lists. Each of the books is a small part of a greater whole.
The only books i thoroughly enjoyed were flight of the eisenstein, and fulgrim. The book deals with the end and aftermath of the drop site massacre, the battle of paramar, and the battle of phall. Extermination it goes to great lengths to explain the early history of the alpha legion and how it contrasts to other more wellknown legions. It began when the alpha legion tracked orks from ullanor there and asked horus for aid, which they then got in the form of the blood angels. What is the shortest route through the horus heresy series. The book contains rules and special characters for the preheresy alpha legion, imperial fists. It definitely takes place after legion, as legion is about alpha legion s decision to join horus. Legions is receiving its first content expansion, isstvan v. This will give you a general overview of your selected topic, and basically list the books that feature significant events for said topic. These are the remnants of three space marine chapters, fled from the dropsite massacre of istvaan 4. It was penned by black librarys bestselling author and arguably the most talented i say arguably because there are other amazing authors in the bl ranks who are overlooked.
Its not only the weekender though, as ive also had the chance to catch up on a number of new horus heresy stories. Age of darkness is a tabletop game for two or more players, in which you command an army of forge world and citadel miniatures representing either those loyalist forces who fight in the name of the emperor or the traitors who have chosen to side with warmaster horus. The horus heresy book three extermination forge world. Legion is a novel by dan abnett and the seventh book in the horus heresy series. You would have missed 3 superb books though, especially fulgrim. Horus heresy all the tropes wiki fandom powered by wikia. Warhammer 40,000tacticsspace marine legion list 30k. But i think alpha legion has some nifty tricks up their sleeves.
Play cards to field troops, execute tactics and embody the heroes and villains of the horus heresy. It will introduce three new traitor space marine legions, with 140 new cards and 9. The horus heresy books are some of my absolute favourite warhammer literature. What in your opinion are the best horus heresy books. The godemperor was permanently injured in a lethal duel with their. I guess looking at isnt the right word, shorereaper is closing in on pts of alpha legion and has book 1 and 3. Alpha legion painting guide for horus heresy youtube.
The space marines of the alpha legion, the last and most secretive of all the astartes brotherhoods, arrive. All in all its been an exciting couple of weeks for me horus heresywise. Pick this up if you like covert ops, espionage, psykers and a look at the space marine legions through the eyes of the regular imperial army of the 31st millennium. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Like all the horus heresy novels ive read so far it had me hooked, especially towards the end. Mar 25, 2008 this novel tells the tale of the 20th space marine legion, the alpha legion, its primarch alpharius, and its network of operatives and spies. I brought my siege style imperial fists and my friend was running his infantry heavy alpha legion.
Read it because it contains one of the most mindblowing revelations of the horus heresy, about the true nature of the primarch alpharius. Best horus heresy legion as per fw ruleset forum dakkadakka. In the backstory of the warhammer 40000 universe is humanitys era of hope, only just starting to dawn after the long and terrible dark age before being brought to an end by the horus heresy, wherein fully half of the best warriors the human race had to offer turned to worshipping dark gods and nearly wiped out the other half. This is seen in horus rising after murder and the interex. They turned against the emperor during the horus heresy, becoming chaos space marines. Alpharius, primarch of the alpha legion by forge world. Dan abnett is a truly talented writer who captures the grim and depressing lives of the lowest of human soldiers to the fear inducing and awe inducing persona of a space marine in the 40k universe with absolute perfection. Looking forward to seeing alpha legion represented as a legion not a covert group of resistance fighters. Alpha legion 2000 i played in a very exciting game this past thursday evening at a friends home. Containing no new space marine legions or primarchs, conquest instead features updated army lists for the mechanicum, dark mechanicum, and the space marine legions including the ability to field a shattered legions army and additional new legion units and vehicles. I only want to get down to the core plotlines and nittygritty. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Published in march, 2008, legion features a purple spineband, the first novel in the series to do so.
The first book came out in 2006, and the black library have been pumping them out ever since. The black library weekender was a brilliant event that highlighted exactly why i love this series of books i may have mentioned this in my previous blog. Jan 09, 2016 hi, this is my first proper video showing how i achieve my metallic look for my alpha legion. Horus heresy timeline notes potential spoilers tymells. The horus heresy is an ongoing series of science fantasy set in the fictional warhammer 40,000 setting of tabletop miniatures wargame company games workshop.
Unlike most of the other horus heresy novels, this one does not use the marines as the primary point of view. The best horus heresy books that arent horus rising tome. This novel tells the tale of the 20th space marine legion, the alpha legion, its primarch alpharius, and its network of operatives and spies. The more books you read, the better the perspective you gain. If a kill team containing an alpha legion has suffered more destroyed models than the. Alpha legion getting started in horus heresy the outer circle. The horus heresy is an ongoing series of science fantasy set in the fictional warhammer. Always the most secretive of astartes, the alpha legion s name has long passed into apocrypha within the imperium, with most, outside their astartes brothers and the high lords of terra, believing they were destroyed by the vengeful ultramarines after the dornian heresy. It will introduce three new traitor space marine legions, with 140 new cards and 9 admin no comments expansions, iron hands, raven guard, salamanders. Always the most secretive of astartes, the alpha legions name has long passed into apocrypha within the imperium, with most, outside their astartes brothers and the high lords of terra, believing they were destroyed by the vengeful ultramarines after the dornian heresy. Spoiler contrary to the opinions of others, my favorite part of the book is the end.
The horus heresy forge world series warhammer 40k wiki. The alpha legion, known as the ghost legion during the early great crusade 37, was the xx legion of the original twenty space marine legions. The space marines of the alpha legion, the last and most secretive of all the astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world to support the imperial army in a pacification campaign against. In the backstory of the warhammer 40,000 universe is humanitys era of hope, only just starting to dawn after the long and terrible dark age, before it is brought to an end by the horus heresy, wherein fully half of the best warriors the human race had to offer turned to worshipping dark gods and nearly wiped out the other half. The space marines of the alpha legion, the last and most secretive of all the astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world to support the imperial army in a pacification campaign against strange and uncanny forces. One thing is for certain, the xx th legion was present at the drop site massacre at istvaan v, fighting in the second wave as one of the three traitor legions that only revealed their true colours. Ive only read one book that features the alpha legion prominently. Having not known much of the preexisting fluff about the alpha legion, this book was great for background, and the payoff is a total game changer.
Legion is a novel by dan abnett and the seventh book in the horus heresy series published in march, 2008, legion features a purple spineband, the first novel in the series to do so. This is a book about the alpha legion through the eyes of those they use and in rare cases come into contact with. Horus heresy novels project gutenberg selfpublishing. A great companion piece to pb is a thousand sons by graham mcneill, which shows the other side of the razing of prospero. The sons of horus the legion of the sire of heresy, the first in infamy if not in treachery, whose name now resounds as a curse throughout the scattered and wartorn realms of humanity if you have any understanding of the horus heresy, you will know about the sons of horus. So, ba depart interex mid003, arrive at kayvas early 004, and war continues until late 004early 005. It is set two years before the beginning of the horus heresy and focuses on the alpha legion adeptus astartes as well as some elements of the imperial army and a. Alpha legion getting started in horus heresy youtube. As in we are looking at starting horus heresy armies, aka 30k. Pass on the banestrikes, but given how mutable tactics work, any praevianled unit can become a clusterfuck of rulessploit. This warhammer 40k novel, the seventh installment of the horus heresy series, deals with the alpha legion. If a rule differs from these sources, it will be clearly stated.
Good addition to the horus heresy series by dan abnett. The alpha legion is known to have taken part in the galaxyspanning disaster that was the horus heresy, though as ever, its exact role is unclear. A horus heresy novel the space marines of the alpha legion, the last and most secretive of all the legiones astartes brotherhoods, arrive on a heathen world in a pacification campaign against uncanny forces. The war is described as a major contributing factor to the.
Penned by several authors, the series takes place during the horus heresy, a fictional galaxyspanning civil war occurring 10,000 years prior to the far future of warhammer 40,000. The alpha legion is in the backdrop but that is perfect because thats how the alpha legion works. I need help deciding which alpha legion book to buy. This, the 43rd book in the horus heresy series describes through many stories and a novella, the machinations and trials the shattered legions endure. I take the view that the majority of the heresy series is essential, with a select few that can be missed out. Aug 26, 2014 but dont get me wrong, the reason why this book is so good is because of the way the alpha legion manipulates everyone through their networks. From the great dan abnett, this is a different side of the horus heresy, featuring the secretive and duplicitous alpha legion. It also builds on their reputation of being a very secretive and unknown chapter. It seems that the primarch either kept the name to be deliberately ironic, deeply meaningful in the sense that alpha can also mean supreme or the early title of alpha just stuck. Galaxy in flames starts shortly after the end of false gods. It is an idea they are keen to foster, the better to exercise their finelyhoned covert abilities. What are some good alpha legion books from the horus heresy. He has done this for the last 3 novels of his that ive read.
Every time it is used, it always refers to clandestine lodge business that is not for the ears of outsiders. The alpha legion doesnt turn because of some character flaw. Horus heresy traitor legion world eaters july 7 total. Alpha legion member dressed in the colors of the white scars during the horus heresy legionnaires during the heresy after the virusbombing of isstvan iii, the presumed loyal alpha legion was one of the legions sent by the emperor to destroy horus at his base on isstvan v. All rules not listed here will be drawn from there, mainly weapons profiles.
The lord primarch has also expressed interest in trying out his legions within 30k, even. Book three extermination is the third book released as part. The background material for the alpha legion in the era of the horus heresy is presented as one giant enigma wrapped around a mystery, tied up with uncertainty and a brightly. This book in the horus heresy series focuses on the iron hands legion and how they cope after the death of their primarch on isthvan. We are introduced to the alpha legion, the last legion and primach created by the emperor through his genetic program. Seventh serpent looks cool, im definitely going to check it out.
I put together this list with my mustread and not so much mustread horus heresy recommendations. Book three extermination is the third book released as part of forge worlds horus heresy series of campaign and army books that takes place during the horus heresy. Because most readers of the horus heresy books will already know whats going to happen and have an omniscient view of the storyline they will know that i cant say is the challengeanswer phrase for the secret lodges. Legion is by far one of, if not, best books in the horus heresy saga that i have read. Second dan abnett book ive read in the horus heresy series. But dont get me wrong, the reason why this book is so good is because of the way the alpha legion manipulates everyone through their networks. Buy legion the horus heresy first edition by abnett, dan isbn. Horus heresy books 36 details there is no doubt that the horus heresy is one of the top selling lines of books and models for forgeworld, and since the start of this project, hobbyist around the world have been dying for any new.912 1345 601 466 208 408 1424 421 22 1496 741 649 840 746 813 364 1181 580 47 1386 50 1373 211 84 614 170 114 861 710 1258 383 815 504 1066 75 852