Legions Imperialis – Adding a Legio, Knight House or Auxilia to your Traitor Legion

And of course, we have to complete the list of all 18 Legiones Astartes by adding those who pledged their allegiance with the Warmaster Horus. And they wouldn't fight alone, not only with other traitor Astartes, but other parts of the former Imperial warmachine.

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The listing is a point to begin with, based upon my research in the wikis and Horus Heresy community. The list of allies will probably grow over the product schedule and campaign supplements for Legions Imperialis. While in case of the Collegia Titanica, the Legio Mortis fought along side every Traitor legion of the Astartes, and the only known titan legions who fought alongside the Night Lords, other flexible options are the Legio Fureans and Legio Krytos, who fought with every traitor legion with the exception of Konrad Curzes troops. Further more the support of Traitor Solar Auxilia, Renegade Militias and the Dark Mechanicum was not infrequently.

Horus Heresy - Emperors Children

The 3rd Legion, Emperors Children, first to bear the Emperor's personal standard.


Legions Imperialis – Adding a Legio, Knight House or Auxilia to your Loyalist Legion

In Legion Imperialis you have the opportunity to use combined forces, so not just Astartes but field them with support of Knight Households, Titan Legios and Imperial Militias or Auxilia regiments. But which Legiones Astartes fought alongside which of those and what would create a proper alliance according to the lore?

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Of course, you can do what you want, it is your hobby, but with the Horus Heresy community known for being fluff bunnies, this is something I wanted to share with you, based upon lists from the fan wikis and combined work by people like David from Cat Hair in the Paint Pot.

I merged the lists and linked the according information from the wikis, so you have it at hand by looking up your Legiones Astartes. Beginning with the Loyalists. With the exception of the Raven Guard, every loyalist legion fought at one point along side the Legio Gryphonicus (War Griffons) and each of them can use the Solar Auxilia without any doubt.

Horus Heresy - Dark Angels

The 1st Legion, the Dark Angels from Caliban, already have the opportunity to bring their troops in Black, Green or White, but are able to field an even broader variety with the following affiliated factions.


GrimDarkTerrain – Imperial Palace Ruins

What a journey GrimDarkTerrain has taken. Back in 2019 I stumbled upon an instagram post, and now 4 years later there is a full range of STL files to choose from. The entire range was designed with Adeptus Titanicus in mind, and we had multiple buildings in use during our Battle for Uulda campaign weekend.

But with the release of Legions Imperialis, the releases of September, October and December 2023 are very interesting and deserve a closer look. Especially after we pointed out, what we need for a start.

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GrimDarkTerrain has various ranges, the Imperial Palace is really self explaining, with Aeolus for air fields, Ares for fortifications, Argos for bunkers and turrets, Mytelene for fortresses, Olympus Mons for Mechanicum terrain and Pyraeus for supply and infrastructure.


Legions Imperialis – Warhound Scout Titan

While we talk about super heavy and heavy armour with the likes of Baneblade and Kratos, there are far bigger warmachines available for Legions Imperialis with the use of the Adeptus Titanicus range from 2018. These boxes will now come repacked with additional content (bases) for the dual use in both systems. And while we already covered the Warhound Scout Titans in 2018 in its initial Double-Box release, we will do an updated review on the variant for  Legions Imperialis, as we now have more weaponry!

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What is new about the LI variant of the Warhound? Well similar to a lot of other Titanicus releases, Games Workshop swapped the weapon sprue. We have seen this with the Reaver Titan, where they replaced the Laser/Gatling Blaster with Power Fist for Melta Cannon and Chain Fist, the Warlord Titan, with Volcano Cannon or  Sunfury Plasma Annihilators and even Warmaster Titan, where the Plasma Destructors got replaced with an Iconoclast weapon system.


Warhammer The Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis – Unboxing

It is finally here! We have a large release for Legions Imperialis, battles within the Horus Heresy in an epic scale! And we start with an unboxing of the starter set, covering Legiones Astartes, Solar Auxilia and even two Warhounds.

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This will be the initial unboxing, followed by detailed, indepth reviews, as you have seen it in the past for example with the Age of Darkness or Leviathan boxed set. And it is great that we return once again to when I was there the day Horus slew the Emperor.


Adeptus Titanicus – Adding a Legion to your Legio Pt. 2

While we wait for the pre-orders / release of Horus Heresy Legions Imperialis we continue to connect the new system with Adeptus Titanicus range. Which Space Marine Legion sided with which Titan Legio, and as we covered the Loyalist in our first article, earlier this week, it is now time to see who fought for and with the Warmaster.

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Similar to the legios like Astorum or Gryphonicus who fought with almost every loyalist Astartes Legion, there are legios like Mortis, Fureans or Krytos, who fought alongside most of the traitors during the Horus Heresy. Some even with loyalists prior to their secession.

Yet, other Legios have no official / canon connections towards other forces (beside maybe Knight Households), but this creates room for your own narratives, like in the case of Legio Damicium, Laniaskara or Vulturum.


Adeptus Titanicus – Adding a Legion to your Legio

With the excitement about the re-release of Epic as Horus Heresy Legions Imperialis, you might be wondering which Astartes Legion to choose. And while this can be an entirely new project and that is absolutely fine, you might want to use your collection of Adeptus Titanicus miniatures.

Which Legion would be a proper fit to your Legio? Let us try to answer these questions, based upon the available lore. And these are mere suggestions. The grim dark future is expands into a vast universe, so there is plenty of space for your own campaigns and combinations that aren't listed below, for multiple reasons (pre-heresy alliances, loyalists of traitor legions, Blackshields etc.). But as I am aware that a lot of the 30k community values the lore, I want to provide an overview for the Titan Legions of the Loyalist and Traitor book.

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July 2023 review

I am very excited about August, for multiple reasons. This weekend we will be heading to Nottingham, for Bring out your Lead 2023!

Bring out your Lead

It is an open gaming weekend, a celebration of all things Oldhammer for which Wargames Foundry will provide once more the venue. BOYL gathers once a year to host narrative games using old rules and miniatures. And that was reason for us to visit this event for the first time and pay the Lead Belt another visit.


Horus Heresy – Legions Imperialis

With yesterdays non-40k preview we had an epic teaser and reveal on the return of small scale battles in the Grim Dark future, but not covering 40k but 30k's conflict of the Horus Heresy. The name Epic is dropped and returns as Warhammer The Horus Heresy - Legions Imperialis.

And this means, I am spot on with my Horus Heresy on an epic scale and really looking forward, what the rules and new range brings along.

Games Workshop revealed a rulebook and starter set, which can be either used as a conflict or large army box, covering Space Marines and Solar Auxilia. The poster boys for this release are the death guard.

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Adeptus Titanicus – Leviathan Bio-Titans

In the early variants of Epic and Titanicus, there were Xenos available as part of the ranges and not just the Legio Titanicus. And while we saw Bio-Titans in the early 90s for Epic, later when Forge World covered large units and models for 40k and among them an updated model of the Hierophant, that went far from the design of the 90s.

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And while building the Tyranids from the Leviathan boxed set (boths the swarms and more unique units), I had the urge to compare them to my Adeptus Titanicus models. Because some of them, would in my opinion make for great bio titans of different size.