In this epic story, author graham mcneill tells the story of the civil war on mars, and the genesis of the dark. Of course, each of the series has a chronological order which is not always the order suggested by the numbering of the books see the hh for instance. Instead of going for the purely numerical order, i thought to organize the books in tiers, from the toptier works all the way to the few that were. Book two massacre is the second book released as part of forge world s horus heresy series of campaign and army books that takes place during the horus heresy. As i finished reading deathfire, and with war without end and pharos on my toread list, i was inspired to put together my current rankings of the numbered horus heresy books. Containing no new space marine legions or primarchs, conquest instead features updated army lists for the mechanicum, dark mechanicum, and the space marine legions including the ability to field a shattered legions army and additional new legion units and vehicles. Book four conquest is the fourth book in the horus heresy series by forge world. Horus heresy forgeworld mkii heavy weapons team damagescondition minor reworking of right leg to fit with pose. The horus heresy stuff is in no way important when reading other novels set in the universe. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The real problem with the hh books is that they has devolved into a disjointed, convoluted mess. But to my knowledge, the tactical squads that forgeworld sells are the entire. Horus heresy book two massacre warhammer 40k lexicanum.
The more books you read, the better the perspective you gain. That is why i have compiled the best horus heresy books published today. Horus heresy books in order of when they were first published. Army lists collects together updated rules for three complete armies fighting in the nightmarish wars of the horus heresy, both. Id also like to know about books that fit their theme and style.
It includes background and profiles for all of the units available to the mechnicum taghmata, legio cybernetica and ordo reductor armies as well as support aircraft, seven classes of knight, the warhound, reaver and immense warlord titans and. Dan abnett is a novelsit and awardwinnig comic book writer. It was also really interesting to see that not all of the legions that fell from the emperors grace did so for the sake of going against him. The first three novels in the horus heresy are an opening book trilogy. This is an impromptu post on converting 40k models into pre heresy armies. Each list is fairly small, with limited unit choices, but a large amount of flexibility within many of these units. Vaults of terra horus heresy war within the webway by the vaults of terra. In particular the geno armies are a fascinating insight into the wars of unification, and expand. It includes background and profiles for all of the units available to the mechnicum taghmata, legio cybernetica and ordo reductor armies as well as support aircraft, seven classes of knight, the warhound, reaver and immense warlord titans and introduces. Additionally, this book includes updated age of darkness expansion rules for playing games of warhammer 40,000 during the horus heresy, and all of the weapons profiles and special rules youaoll need for your mechanicum army. It is a relatively short but devastating galaxyspanning civil war that engulfs the nascent galactic empire of the imperium of man early in the 31st millennium of the universe timeline. The primarchs 14 magnus warhammer 40k art warhammer fantasy high fantasy sci fi fantasy eternal crusade thousand sons tyranids space wolves first humans.
The horus heresy is a big series, consisting of 24 novels, a number of short stories and at least half a dozen audio dramas. Taghmata army list is an expansion to warhammer 40,000. System against the armies of warmaster horus, even as malcador the sigillite. I would suggest simply reading what ever interests you. The horus heresy volume 112 collectors boxset for the first time black library have consolidated the first 12 books of this ongoing series which takes place in games workshops warhammer 40,000 universe. The latest horus heresy red book is teaching the old legions some new tricks come see the latest rules updates for the heresy era legions. A shortlist of essential horus heresy reading the bad. The horus heresy book eight malevolence is a 312page, fullcolour, softback expansion book for the horus heresy game and requires a copy of the horus heresy. The horus heresy forge world series warhammer 40k fandom.
Ive been whittling down my backlog of horus heresy books and im starting to get annoyed any time a primarch. In the horus heresy, the emperors favorite son, horus lupercal, formerly warmaster of the imperium, was corrupted by chaos and rebelled against the emperor, taking nine space marine legions including his own, their respective primarchs, and about half of the imperial army and mechanicum with him. Among the many treasures within its pages are rules for blood angels legion armies so we asked sons of sanguinius. Horus heresy book three extermination warhammer 40k. Now through the hard work of knezekj and me, we have compiled enough stuff to release the beta version of the horus heresy minimod. After reading the horus heresy novels, i became engrossed with 30k. It collects rules and army lists of imperial army units from the first five books of the series. Age of darkness army list is an ebook containing the complete profiles, special rules and wargear, compiled and updated, for all space marine legion armies in horus heresy games using the battles in the age of darkness gaming expansion for warhammer 40,000. The horus heresy campaign books are a series of books detailing the background of the horus heresy, the armies involved and the battle they fought, as well as including the battles in the age of darkness expansion rules, army lists, unit profiles, full campaign systems, missions and more. Titan legion books set in the horus heresy are consistently superbly written and full of pertinent historical background.
Basically, except for the obvious timeline horus heresy versus the rest of the books horus heresy being technically warhammer 30k, there is no real order between series. It collects rules and army lists of imperial army units from the first five books. I decided to exclude horus rising by dan abnett because it is the first book of the series and universally recommended. The really cool shit in this book is the battle on davin, as the sons of horus and the imperial army fights against a massive horde.
Nov 23, 2014 the horus heresy book four conquest is a complete expansion for the warhammer 40,000 game it requires the warhammer 40,000 rulebook to use its contents. The horus heresy is the greatest war the galaxy has ever known. The horus heresy novels wikipediathe horus heresy is an ongoing series of science fantasy books written by various authors. Get the very latest news, promotions, hobby tips and more from black library. As a captain of your troops, customize your army and engage in fierce tactical battles. The horus heresy is a cornerstone event in the far future fictional universe created by games workshop as the campaign setting for its warhammer 40,000 miniatures wargame. The best horus heresy books that arent horus rising. Taghmata army list brings together the mechanicum units and rules from the horus heresy books one to five in a 120 page. A shortlist of essential horus heresy reading the bad dice. I put together this list with my mustread and not so much mustread horus heresy recommendations. The horus heresy is a collection of novels, novellas, short stories, audio dramas. The best horus heresy books that arent horus rising tome.
Taghmata army list brings together the mechanicum units and rules from the horus heresy books one to five. False gods did a really nice job of showing the emotions running throughout the luna wolves and horus crusade fleet as he slowly died from a poisoned wound, how they decided to use nontraditional methods to try and bring him back from the dead, and how he saw a. The war is described as a major contributing factor to the. Age of darkness is a tabletop game for two or more players, in which you command an army of forge world and citadel miniatures representing either those loyalist forces who fight in the name of the emperor or the traitors who have chosen to side with warmaster horus. Ive heard first heretic is very good havent read it yet, but as of now my favorite is a dead tie between legion and false gods. An explosive read featuring armies of daemons and all the horrors of chaos. The book deals with the of the drop site massacre of istvaan v. He has written twentyfive novels for the black library, including the acclaimed gaunts ghosts series and the eisenhorn and ravenor trilogies, and with mike lee, the darkblade cycle. Horus heresy forgeworld mkii heavy weapons team da.
The horus heresy is an ongoing series of science fantasy set in the fictional warhammer 40,000 setting of tabletop miniatures wargame company games workshop. I know theres a machete cut way to read the books read. Most of the book is presented as a record written by a. Taghmata army list forgeworld books not quite what you want to carry around with you for your army.
The horus heresy share book recommendations with your. No challenge is made to the rights or ownership by games workshop of the material below. The novels are by a selection of different authors, which is a total pain if you like to organise your books alphabetically by author. The next stages of the horus heresy warhammer community. The black library weekender was a brilliant event that highlighted exactly why i love this series of books i may have mentioned this in my previous blog. The emperors own son, the primarch horus is tempted by the gods of chaos and splits the vast empire, shaking the very foundations of the imperium and promising to take. Can they be trusted, and what side will they choose when the great war begins.
Each of the books is a small part of a greater whole. Ive read the first ten or so, and especially like the ones which show the primarchs interacting with one another didnt really like mechanicum. By and large any of the heresy series that dont feature one of the legions at its heart tend to be some of the weakest in the series, however this one actually bucks that trend by being a good read with real addition to the canon, graham mcneill has done an awsome job of fully realising the bizarre world of mars, with its menmachines and machine men, their strange almost primative beliefs. Finally, the best part of 40k coming to the table top. Crusade army list this book has the basic units that every legion can use.
Vaults of terra horus heresy horus lupercal by the vaults of terra. Create a chapter with your friends and challenge rivals around the world in live skirmish combat. Each new horus heresy source book from forge world would seem to be adding new units or lists to create an everexpanding range to choose from. Warhammer 30k horus heresy rulebooks you need to play. Both also got some awesome new legionspecific units, including the golden keshig and crimson paladins.
Isstvan campaign legions this book has the legion specific rules and units, as well as the priimarchs for the first group of legions. The horus heresy is an unimportant series of books as far as understanding the universe, however it does give further back story to anything you may read. This is a list of characters in the horus heresy, a foundational event and major component of the far future fictional universe warhammer 40,000 created and published by games workshop miniature wargame company. Dan abnett saturnine limited edition book warhammer 40k horus heresy siege terra. Blood angels armies from the horus heresy studio malevolence, the latest addition to the horus heresy campaign books series, is on its way. The horus heresy series began in 2006 with horus rising by dan abnett. This is a book about the alpha legion through the eyes of those they use and in. Buy a cheap copy of horus rising book by dan abnett. This book, lavishly illustrated in full colour, contains extensive background information on the imperium as it stood at the end of the great crusade. Second dan abnett book ive read in the horus heresy series. Additionally, this book includes updated age of darkness expansion rules for playing games of warhammer 40,000 during the horus heresy, and all of the weapons profiles and special rules youll need for your mechnicum army. Horus heresy reading guidance the basement of death. By subscribing you confirm that you are over the age of 16 or have consent from your parent or guardian to subscribe. Hi guys, its dan here checkingin all the way from the united kingdom.
Horus heresy the horus heresy was a devastating event within the warhammer 40k universe where civil war engulfed the galaxy and pitted brother space marines against each other. And with a series as large as the horus heresy, there are going to be dips in quality that are skippable. All in all its been an exciting couple of weeks for me horus heresywise. Cant wait to get into the full swing of the horus heresy. Warhammer 40k, the horus heresy the primarch fulgrim during the horus heresy, holding the daemonblade of the laer that was the source of his downfall. A few people have asked me about army lists in the horus heresy gaming era and how to create them. The white scars and the blood angels have both entered the fray in book eight malevolence, the latter alongside their noble primarch sanguinius. The only daunting thing about the horus heresy books and the warhammer universe in general is the vast number of books the black library has produced theres 29 books already in the horus series set about 30,000 years in the future and maybe a hundred or so set 10,000 years later than that, with more being written all the time. Horus, the favoured son of the emperor, turns against his primarch brothers and pitches the space marines legions into a bigger struggle for the imperium itself. February season meta report the horus heresy legions. Enter your email to get the very latest news, promotions, hobby tips and more from games workshop. This book is enlightening in that it shows us the events of the heresy of mars.
Army lists is a supplementary book of forge worlds horus heresy game series. This is the launch title in an amazing new series that tells the incredible story of the horus heresy, the civil war that almost tore the warhammer 40,000 universe. In warhammer 30k horus heresy theres two types of books, red books and black books, that you need to play the game. The horus heresy book one betrayal is a supplement for warhammer 40,000 dealing with war and battle in the dark age of the horus heresy.
The horus heresy first began publication in 2012, and as of 2017 consists of seven main campaign books and six army list books. Buy legion the horus heresy first edition by dan abnett isbn. So i figured i would share with you all my thoughts on the new special rules and wargear presented in book 6. Cause i want to add in some dark angles to my army. Warhammer digital the horus heresy legion astartes. Home 30k editorial the horus heresy and you the beginners guide. Penned by several authors, the series takes place during the horus heresy, a fictional galaxyspanning civil war occurring 10,000 years prior to the far future of warhammer 40,000. Bl publishing, black library, forge world, citadel, white dwarf, the horus heresy, the horus heresy eye logo, space marine, 40k, warhammer. Best novels from the horus heresy series i just wanted some recommendations on what you consider to be the best horus heresy novels. Sep 03, 2019 i take the view that the majority of the heresy series is essential, with a select few that can be missed out.
It shows the close ties between the fabricatorgeneral of mars and horus, the warmaster. Download warhammer 40k horus heresy book four conquest. Legions is available on steam, ios and android about everguild everguild ltd. This trilogy presents some of the background and causes of the heresy, and describes the start of the conflict. Its an epic tale of honour, loyalty and betrayal, and even though we know how it ends, there are still plenty of more. One question that im frequently asked is how someone new to the series can catch up on all the events. For the last decade, black library has been publishing novels that explore the events of the horus heresy, looking at the rivalries among the primarchs and exploring just why everything went down the tubes. Starting a horus heresy 30k army pt4 the 18 legions duration. Or can i assume that the core of the legion list will be with tactical squads of ten. Loyalties are put to the test, and the cunning schemes of an alien. The book also features the imperial army, the regular unmodified human fighting force of the imperium, covering. Mechanicum by graham mcneill, published in december 2008, is the ninth book in the horus heresy series. After the horus heresy, what are the next series chronologically. I cover some of this in my weekly blog called 4 corners of 30k but lycane suggested that i do a 1 stop shop all about making a pre heresy army from stuff you can get at your favorite local game store.968 1134 60 421 908 463 380 300 980 307 623 302 159 599 1147 678 1457 1068 82 954 1398 922 785 1273 3 144 845 874 549 2 1212 943 869 957 682 353 761 776