Thursday, 17 December 2015

Battle bunnies 20 legions of xmas: Word Bearers

On the seventeenth day of Christmas The Emperor gave to me;
Holy beliefs

Sor-cerers a' cast-in'
Poi-son and cont-a-gion
Big blue bastards
12 Butchers Nails
Ten Ma-chine addicts
9 Angels weeping
Psy-chos a' skin-in'
Seven breachers breaching
Sa-vage laugh-ing kill-ers!
Dirty ditch diggers
+++Records Expunged+++
And a Legion full of mys-ter-y

Legion: XVII
Name: Word Bearers
Former name: Imperial Heralds
Primarch: Lorgar Aurelian
First captain at outbreak of heresy:
Kor Phaeron

Paint scheme:
The Paint scheme uses both Gal Vorbak and Word Bearer reds from FWs own colour range. A guide will be in the upcoming Horus Heresy masterclass book.

Sample 2500 point list with primarch:
High Chaplain Erebus 195

9 Tactical Space Marines: nuncio-vox; legion vexilla; + 1 Tactical Sergeant (power weapon; melta bombs) 185
• Rhino: combi-weapon 45
19 Tactical Space Marines: nuncio-vox; legion vexilla; + 1 Tactical Sergeant (combi-weapon; melta bombs) 285
4 Terminators: Cataphractii armour; combi-bolter; 2× combi-weapon; 2× power weapon; 2× power fist; heavy flamer; Dark Channelling; + 1 Terminator Sergeant (combi-weapon; chainfist; grenade harness) 361
4 Tactical Support Marines: + 1 Tactical Support Sergeant (artificer armour) 110

4 Gal Vorbak Dark Brethren: flamer; meltagun; + 1 Dark Martyr (artificer armour; pair of lightning claws; melta bombs) 260
Contemptor Dreadnought Talon
• Contemptor Dreadnought: twin-linked lascannon; dreadnought close combat weapon (heavy flamer); havoc launcher 225

4 Ashen Circle Incendiaries: 2× power axe; + 1 Iconoclast (artificer armour; inferno pistol; power axe; melta bombs; 3× phosphex bombs) 240

Predator Strike Squadron
• Predator: flamestorm cannon; heavy flamer sponsons; extra armour; armoured ceramite 145

Lorgar: Lorgar Transfigured (Mastery Level 3) 450

2,501 points

I believe this list is a representation of the legion in whole 30 tactical marines to show the sheer volume of numbers in the legion. The flame weaponry is there to illustrate their book burning ways. A nice show of special units to top it all off.



  1. Show us some painted ones!!!!! :)

    1. Can't speak for Castiel, but I'm currently building my WB's Contemptor Dreadnought ^_^

    2. Close enough. I guess...
      But what about the infantry?

    3. I planned 15 tactical Marines, 15 Despoilers, 10 Breachers, 5 Support Marines so far ^_^

      Still waiting for Nuncio-Voxes and Mark V parts though^^

    4. Well dang, you like all the red things, don't you?

    5. Hehe, it's probably more a phase ^^ before them i did Death Guard -> Nurgle -> Salamanders, so basically a white/green wave, now it's Khorne -> Word Bearers^^ but i'll add some Slaanesh stuff to the mix, aswell as Knights/Ultramarines, next year is going to be awesome ^,^

  2. Nice to hear your on the case Atia.

    In other news, thousand sons are up for preorder. They have a spiffing red scheme, looks like tamiya clear red over metal to me/

    1. Yeah, can't wait to start on them ^^

      I may also get a bunch of Chaos Daemons from a friend, so more cool stuff for my WB's to summon ^,^