Monday, March 28, 2016

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Tactical Squads built

With the trio of tanks more or less painted I thought I'd treat myself to a little build time! I'll be attending the NOVA Open later in the year and I plan on fielding the Thousand Sons so I suppose I ought to get cracking on building the force. Over the last few weeks have been patiently de-sprueing and organizing three boxes worth of Betrayal of Calth marines, and the time spent up front meant the models just flew together!


The mainstay of my Thousand Sons tactical squads is Sergeant Hesyre, sporting as ever his ever-so-slightly Flesh Change-y power fist. For the purposes of the lists for NOVA (rather small point value games) he's only at the head of a very basic 10-man squad this time around, though they will get a Deimos Rhino to ferry 'em around. Depending on how things pan out I may put together enough marines to pad out the squad to 20 and include a vox and vexilla.


Backing up Hesyre is a second 10-man squad led by Sergeant Jafari, also sporting the first signs of mutation as well. I'm trying for an evolution to the theme of the force, with the first iteration being Crusade era, the second take on 'em being set during the Burning of Prospero, while this force is intended to be a Siege of Terra/The Scouring-era force prior to the Rubric on their new homeworld of Sortiarius. The fact that I recently got a chance to read Talon of Horus means that I do have a bit of an itch to include Iskandar Khayon and his bodyguards Mekhari and Djedhor in the army somehow...

6 comments:

NafNaf said...

They look great. Still loving the character with these

Rory Priest said...

Loving Sergeant Hesyre, even though you are doing them 10,000 years earlier than I'd like you to do them :)

Talon Of Horus is a great book with the added bonus of showing us more of the current Sons.

Jakub Furlanetto said...

They look avesome, and the sergeants really stand out.

Greg Hess said...

Excited that you'll be at nova!

Col. Hertford said...

Nice varied models, but I'm not completely sold on the head of the legionaries.

Dai said...

Loin cloths and mutations. Closer and closer to the meat and potatoes of the story.