Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ruins of Istvaan III

Initial Positions

On Sunday, I played a game of Horus Heresy against a guy new to the area.  He owns a great looking Sons of Horus army.  He soundly won with his Justarian Terminators and Contemptor Dreadnought handling my loyalist World Eaters without much support from the Veteran Tactical Squad.  My Terminators were unable to take down the Contemptor in two rounds of combat, which was disappointing.

Last turn of the game
Following the game, the discussion centered around the differences in how 7th edition and 8th edition play.  My Astartes were unable to do anything against the Contemptor, which felt incredibly unsatisfying narratively and mechanically.  Someone has already begun working on writing up rules for 8th edition for Horus Heresy.

In addition, this may be the beginning of a round-robin campaign in the ruins of Istvaan III.