(Also, I wanted to share some photos of the amazing conversions that keep appearing on my Facebook feed.)
Well, if you're thinking about playing Horus Heresy, NOW is the time to start working on your Space Wolves army.
More of the Same
Each Legion has its own special rules (think Space Marine Chapter traits made EXTREME) and a small selection of units and characters only available to them.
So EVERYONE gets access to the same core of units, such as Legion squads, Spartan Land Raiders, Fire Raptor Gunships, Sicaran Battle Tanks, Contemptor Dreadnoughts, etc.
If you want to start your Horus Heresy Space Wolves, I suggest building some of the core units that every Legion has access to.
Legion Squads, Terminator Squads and Contemptor Dreadnoughts - basically the Betrayal at Calth starter box, plus any of the vehicles.
Then you'll have plenty of units to form the core of your army before Leman Russ, Space Wolves special terminators, special elites and special characters are released.
No one is special.
Not even your Space Wolves.
So you'll get a Legion upgrade kit to make your MKIV Marines look 'wolfy'.
The you'll get Leman Russ, Space Wolves special terminators, special elites and special characters are released.
It's not a lot.
So...with this in mind, we can address the need for minimal bling.
You get SO MANY accessories in this box - knives, wolf tails, cloaks, back banners, loads of bare heads and all kind of weapons.
Not to mention alternative torsos, back packs and hero harnesses (the extra armour that clips in front of the belt) which can be used to make your Legion squad Sergeants really stand out in style.
One last thing - Make sure you get 2 of the Betrayal at Calth Contemptor Dreadnoughts. Then you can give one of them 2 of the uber Assault Cannons and the other one 2 Powerfists.
So if you're sitting there pondering whether or not you really want to get in on the Horus Heresy action - Don't worry, you can jump right in with confidence and get your Heresy on!
To finish, here are some Horus Heresy Space Wolves I was working on back in 2009!
It's amusing to think that this simpler style of miniature (with far less bling) could become the standard for Horus Heresy Space Wolves.