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17Feb/240

Legions Imperialis – Solar Auxilia Support

The Solar Auxilia Support adds various Bastion detachments to the army, and is the second non-vehicle box after the Solar Auxilia Infantry kit.

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This is your typical side-game boxed set, with two identical sprues and a price band of 40 EURs / 30 GBP RRP. In case of the Solar Auxilia Support you receive 40 miniatures / 28 bases (as Games Workshop counts the crew member individually) for your army.

17Feb/240

Legions Imperialis – Legiones Astartes Support

One of the four boxes that goes on pre-order today is the Legiones Astartes Support, covering Dreadnoughts and guns for the Legiones Astartes to support your Astartes Infantry from the initial release.

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As usual these kits comes with two identical sprues and have a price band of 40 EURs / 30 GBP RRP, giving you a total of 16 bases with miniatures split into various units / detachments (the statement of 24 miniatures in this box counts the crew men as individual miniatures adding 8 more models to the 16 bases).

12Feb/240

Legions Imperialis – The Great Slaughter Preview

Yesterdays pre-order announcement for next saturday went online and gave us a preview on Legions Imperialis. And to be honest, it left us a bit baffled.

In January the Warhammer Community said, we would some of these items, like the Book The Great Slaughter, "later this month", and they didn't even corrected that in the article, only via social media that it would be later this year. But let us see, what will be released. All these items will go on pre-order on February 17th, with a release on March 2nd.

Horus Heresy Legions Imperialis - The Great Slaughter

A new campaign supplement, The Great Slaughter, this will add not only a campaign but new units as well, as we've seen some units not included in the core rules in the White Dwarf battle report of the The Garmon Parge last year.

4Jan/240

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.

Warhammer The Horus Heresy - Legions Imperialis

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.

3Jan/240

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?

Warhammer The Horus Heresy - Legions Imperialis

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.

18Dec/230

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.

15Dec/230

Legions Imperialis – Let us build a city

After providing an overview on the Civitas Imperialis range by Games Workshop we want to take a look into how terrain works in Legions Imperialis, what we need and what might have changed in comparison to for example Adeptus Titanicus.

Horus Heresy Legions Imperialis - Civitas Imperialis

The most obvious difference is, that the eye-level of the units has changed. While in Titanicus you have maniples of Titans, and you need buildings tall enough to provide cover for these huge machines, this gets much closer to ground with Legions Imperialis.

10Dec/230

Legions Imperialis – Point values of the 1st wave

As this question was asked more often, a quick overview, where you land with the items from the first wave.

Warhammer The Horus Heresy - Legions Imperialis

A few things up front

  • No, the starter set can not be combined into one large legal army as they Primary and Ally army split is 70/30 of points. There is a special formation for quick starter games, that is not meant for matched play.
  • You can mix multiple Astartes Legions into one army, as they don't count into the allied contingent if your primary list is Astartes
  • The 30% allied contingent count against anything that is not your primary army list. The Aeronautica units of your primary army are usually air support and don't count against the allied contingent.

5Dec/230

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
2Dec/230

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