For me it is a tough question that takes me back through around 20 years of fanboy hysteria. I may have dipped in and out of the wargame hobby over that time, but whenever I return that love is still there. Roboute Guilliman is my favourite; noble, honourable, exceptional tactician and according to Dan Abnett's Know No Fear - a double hard bastard (top 4 hardest iirc). But, of course, this range of models is the Horus Heresy and that name has always been one of deceit, deception and betrayal. So here is what the Primarch's mean to me:
Their stories reflect on aspects I have witnessed thoughout my entire life, from the smelly kid at school (Mortarion) to the arrogant self-righteous prick in the office (Perturabo) and all the flavours of debauched mental-breakdown in between (Fulgrim) - the Primarch's mean it all to me. Thank you Alan Bligh, Andy Hoare and all the other writers who have given me the ability to put these heroes and villains of my childhood on the table with exceptional, exciting rules and thank you Simon Egans and Edgar for giving us the most sensational models to stare at and ask ourselves 'how the hell am I going to paint that?'. We have at least one more Primarch right around the corner, who we hope is Mortarion (to round off Betrayal and give Drake his first Primarch) although It would be great if he was the 7th one released, due to all the fluff around it. We will soon have the ability to answer the ultimate question - 'who is the hardest Primarch?'
Anyway, enough mindless yammering, here is a work in progress picture of Horus Lupercal - my next Primarch.
He has been trimmed, washed and sprayed Chaos Black (how fitting). The spray makes the model a lil bit shiny, which is cool - check your images and descriptions folks. The Justaerin, Reavers and Horus had glossy armour. I have then done the lightest Zenithal highlight with an old pot of Charadon Granite(available on ebay), however a 50/50 Abaddon Black/Eshin Grey will do the trick. He is a wonderful model and I aim to finish him this week.
1) What do the Primarch's mean to you?
2) Who do you think is the hardest Primarch?
3) Which Primarch model are you looking forward to the most?
4) Which Primarch rules are you looking forward to the most/like the most so far?
1) See above
4) Guilliman - I just hope he isn't crap, I love him lol
Thats enough from me