Friday, April 21, 2017

Heresy Era Thousand Sons - Veterans and Tactical Squads complete, and Plasma Cannons ahoy!

The weather turned nice enough earlier in the week that I was able to get a mess of models spray sealed, which means I finally have models suitable to hit the table for some test games!

The bedrock of every iteration of my Thousand Sons is Tactical Squad Hesyre, it's hard to go wrong with the good ol' legion tactical squad of 20 marines with extra close combat weapons. Given they will be transported in a Storm Eagle this go-around, they're essentially an assault squad this time!

Veteran Squad Khalmekt is a returning unit, they performed admirably in the previous incarnation of the force so are armed identically with a pair of melta guns. The addition of them getting Brotherhood of Sorcerers with the new rules makes them all the more delicious!

Where one veteran squad was good, a second one is twice as good right? Introducing Veteran Squad Apophis. Nothing too unusual here, more anti-tank goodness to be delivered by drop pod as part of the Khamasiin configuration alongside their other veteran brethren.

Another new addition to the force is Heavy Support Squad Khalid, armed with plasma cannons - The new Thousand Sons rules grant them the option to upgrade them to Aether-fire cannons which grants them Soul Blaze. Foom! Finished these off today, but the weather has subsequently turned so they're still awaiting sealant.

Updated the painting chart, felt good to start turning some boxes green! Started painting the Storm Eagle, as well as the sky chariots, but felt I deserved a little reward for all the painting and started building the assault squads. Nothing worth taking pics of yet, but soon...


  1. Excellent stuff. They are looking great! A really good core force you can expand on now with all the extra legion goodies :)

  2. Fantastic work! Excellent opponents for my budding Custodes and Sisters force ;-)

  3. Sweet finished works mate!

    Really looking forward to the group shot as they will look very striking I think.

  4. They are all really coming together in the last week, strong play. They will have a great presence on the battlefield.

  5. Are you slowing down ?

    Only joking.

  6. "Tactical Squad Hesyre"

    At first glance I read that as 'Tactical Squad Heresy'

  7. @NafNaf: Thanks man! Almost a viable army, one more troops choice left to build!

    @The GunGrave: Haha! Indeed, I shudder to think how the sisters would shut these guys down!

    @Dai: Thanks very much! I'll get a family photo soon!

    @Rory Priest: I appreciate it!

    @Zzzzzz: Haha! Maybe a little? :D

    @Da Masta Cheef: Hah! Well spotted man, been a long time since anyone noticed that! ;)

    Cheers, everyone!

  8. They look awesome Joel! I love the plasma squad.

  9. @Joe B: Thanks bud! They were a pain to assemble, but a hoot to paint!