Legions Imperialis – Mustering the Solar Auxilia

We showed you how the army building in Legions Imperialis works with the example of an Astartes army. And we want to pick up the idea and build and extend the other half of the starter kit, the Solar Auxilia.

Horus Heresy - Solar Auxilia

The four steps are the same:

  • Declare Allegiance
  • Choose Primary Army List
  • Assemble Compulsory Formations
  • Complete the Army

November 2023 review

Welcome to december - the last few weeks of 2023. But start with some proper good news. CRISIS is back!

Crisis 2024

The once largest wargaming convention on the european mainland returns in an adapted variant. The pauses of Covid and the barriers due to Brexit took a toll on the show and thus forced the organisators to look for alternatives. In 2022 they went for LARDwerp, with a similar format in 2023. But in the next year the Tinsoldiers of Antwerp will colaborate with the HQ Gaming Club to organise a new show on November 2nd, as usual the first weekend in November. And we're already excited to be there.


Legions Imperialis – Civitas Imperialis Capitol

On Warhammer Community they showed a new diorama in Legions Imperialis scale that is exhibited at Warhammer World. And one of the center pieces is this capitol building, that caught the eye of many.

Horus Heresy Legions Imperialis - Capitol Imperialis


Legions Imperialis – Release Day!

Today Legions Imperialis has officially landed. Now everybody should have regular access to the boxes they pre-ordered and in case you're wondering what all the fuzz is about and if you should get more than just rules, here's an overview.

Legions Imperialis - Unboxing of the Core Set

Warhammer The Horus Heresy - Legions Imperialis Warhammer The Horus Heresy - Legions Imperialis


Legions Imperialis – Civitas Imperialis

Terrain worth fighting over. This is something Games Workshop has provided with the Civitas Imperialis range already for Adeptus Titanicus and they are picking this up again for Legions Imperialis. I did reviews on these back in the day, the sprues are back and they have a lot of option.

Horus Heresy Legions Imperialis - Civitas Imperialis

The idea of this article is to give you an overview, what they contain as they are very similar named and a deal on the first sight, might not be that much of bargain once you had time to compare.


Mortal Gods – Veteran Archer

As a little exercise for the centaurs, I painted the veteran archer for my Corinthians. For the color scheme, I stuck to my old yellow and black scheme, even though the ancient Greeks didn't really have anything like a dress code.

Mortal Gods – Veteran Archer Mortal Gods – Veteran Archer

I admit, this plays into my hands a bit, as I'd like to play my Corinthians according to Athenian rules for a change. They have the nice side effect that their archers fall into the "medium armor" category and can therefore receive an order from veteran hoplites, which equals an additional activation.


Star Wars Shatterpoint – Take Cover Terrain Pack

The second terrain set for Star Wars Shatterpoint after the High Ground set is the more compact Take Cover Terrain Pack.

Star Wars Shatterpoint - Take Cover Terrain Pack Star Wars Shatterpoint - Take Cover Terrain Pack

To classifiy Shatterpoint within the Star Wars miniatures games, as a 40mm scale skirmish it is a bit taller than the platoon level 1:48 / 32-35mm scale of Star Wars Legions. And as such creates the need for a different kind of terrain, as you only have about 8 models per side on the table and not entire units as well as vehicles.


Legions Imperialis – Vanguard Miniatures

Back in 2020 we did a review on the Vanguard Miniatures and their range of metal (!) miniatures for Epic. The range is called Defeat in Detail, is available in 3, 6 and 15mm and covers the Novan Commonwealth (Imperium), Cybershadow (Mechanicum) and even some Xenos races.

But as we now have access to the Legions Imperialis range, we want to compare the metal models with the plastic, beginning with their Novan Elites vs. the Legiones Astartes. Pretty close in size, would work at regular games distance.

Horus Heresy Legions Imperialis - Vanguard Miniatures Defeat in Detail


Star Wars Shatterpoint – High Ground Terrain Pack

"It's over, Anakin. I have the high ground." - This is what Obi-Wan said to Anakin Skywalker in Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith, and that is name patron for the Star Wars Shatterpoint High Ground Terrain Pack. And it is a proper palette cleanser after some weeks in the epic scale to move towards terrain and something bigger than 10mm.

Star Wars Shatterpoint - High Ground Terrain Pack Star Wars Shatterpoint - High Ground Terrain Pack

To give you a brief introduction, Star Wars is one of the IP that Asmodee holds and offers various games within the Star Wars universe. While X-Wing or Armada are clearly different, what is the difference between Star Wars Legions and Star Wars Shatterpoint? Legions is a platoon based game, giving you a small to mid-size army, including troops and vehicles in 1:48 scale (~35mm scale) with realistic proportions and Shatterpoint is even bigger than that, going for 40mm scale with more overdrawn, cartoonish proportions, but reducing the scope of the game towards a skirmish with about 6 to 8 models per side.


Legions Imperialis – Building an Army

We have talked a lot about Legions Imperialis in the last days, did reviews, articles analyzing the new and old content, but now it is time to muster an army. Beginning with the Legiones Astartes.

Horus Heresy Legions Imperialis - Death Guard vs Iron Hands

How does this work in Legions Imperialis? This is a four step process for Army Selection and we're going to this as for my upcoming army project.