Monday, 16 May 2016

Sons of Horus First Company Update 14

Hello all!

A great weekend for our hobby has just passed, unfortunately I was unable to attend Warhammer Fest. Thankfully the other Bunnies were able to and once again did a fantastic job of keeping us informed of what Forgeworld and GW have coming our way in the near future.

I am really liking the all new legion specific upgrades that they previewed. Especially the Phoenix power spears for the Emperors Children, as this will be the next legion that I will be working on and I would like to arm some of my characters with these. Here's hoping the drop a Jump Pack upgrade kit some as well! The rumours of larger plastic models, such as the Thunderhawk (only a matter of time in my opinion!) and Warhound titan have me very interested as I have long considered buying both of these models for quite a while! The legion dice also have me very excited and I will be buying many for my Sons of Horus and the Emperors Children down the line.

Over the past week I have been able to complete another tank for my SoH First Company, the Sicaran Venator.

This is now the 5th tank that I have completed for this legion and I have a good choice of heavy fire support now available to make use of.

It is starting to feel like the Sons of Horus First Company are getting very close to being complete. I have around 3800 points now fully painted, which seems to have happened in quite a short space of time!

The list of what I have left to paint:
3 Dreadclaw Drop pods - these are up next and I have already started on one!
11 Justaerin - Again I have started on these, I have already completed the base layer of red.
10 Reavers - need to build these, will use them to add some special weapons into my existing squads as well as creating a 3rd squad.
2 Levithans - need building.
1 Dreadeo - not sure if I will include this in the SoH but I have the model ready to build.
Fireraptor - I was planning on including with the First Company but I have decided that I will complete this in Green instead to go with the non First Company SoH I have planned.
Master of Signal - kit bash using a reaver body and the master of signal
Falkus Kibre - I will use a Justaerin body not sure what to arm him with, thinking a sword and combi-bolter that comes with Abaddon.
Kalus Ekkaddon - Using a Reaver body, again not sure what to arm him with, possibly a plasma pistol and power axe.

To round it all of will be Horus himself! I have given him a new base, something more in keeping with the rest of the army. He is awaiting base coating with some of the remaining bits above.

Listing it all makes it seem like a bigger task than I keep thinking! I am currently completing models quickly at the moment and with the 5 vehicles completed it feels like the bulk of the work is out of the way! Here's hoping my current pace can continue!



  1. That all sounds brilliant mate. Will you be doing some green guys before moving on to Emperors Children? Will all 3 Dreadclaws be in black or 1/2 in green?

    1. I'm planning on moving on to ECs before I get started on the green SoH. I own everything I need for the ECs now and looking forward to getting started on them!

      Going to do a orbital assault list with the Sons of Horus, I've got 30 tactical marines, 30 assault marines, 2 contemptors and the Fireraptor for them already. The dreadclaws will all be black I think.

  2. I always fear writing to do lists for projects - it nearly always demotivates me - having said that it is nice to have a definitive end point to aim for (something I'm not too good at either) I admire your tenacity and look forward to seeing the 1st all done on a table.

    1. Lol! Yeah it seems a lot more to do now that I've written it down! Stop the end is in site!

    2. *still the end is in site!

  3. Excellent job. That is one sexy tank!

  4. I think you must have painted / finished the most units in 2016 for Battle Bunnies. Well done. Looks awesome too.

    1. Thanks mate! :D I'm on a good role at the moment! Hopefully can keep it going! Lots of building coming up soon though, that will slow the painting down!

  5. Always loving the First Company updates. They are quite the inspiration for my Legion.
    With that being said, you have a lot of work ahead of you. I'm looking forward to seeing it all. Cheers!

    1. Thanks Joshua, glad you enjoy the updates! :D

      Lots ahead but lots behind now as well! Writing it all down has made it seem like a lot more but I feel I'm in a really good place with them now and once I have completed a dreadclaw I will be able to put down a very sizeable fully painted legion!