Tag: mechanicum

Horus Heresy – Mechanicum vs Iron Warrios

Played a 4000 point game with Pete today. We rolled up the misson where objectives can be worth 1,2,3 or negative d3 victory points plus 1 point per unit killed. The Iron Warriors ended up winning (he had 100 Strength 8 shots in the army!) but it was close and a lot of fun. I’m pretty happy with most of the army, but I’m not getting a lot out of the Knights. Next time I will probably only bring the Knight Styrix as a Lord of War and take more Mechanicum stuff.

Mechanicum Deployment

Scratch built Ursarax

There is no official model for the Ursarax from Forgeworld yet so I’m working on building some custom ones. I’m going for a darker theme for a bunch of conversions for the Mechanicum to represent them toying around with things the Imperium might not normally allow, but not yet joining Horus in his rebellion. This will give me the option to play on either side in the 30k events.

The models are built off of Vampire Counts Crypt Horrors and use pieces from a few other kits. I’m still working on getting more greenstuff cables attached and working the details out, but I’m really happy with how they are turning out.

Updated Mechanicum


Finished up the second Krios, this has the lightning cannon. I had a small hobby heart attack after doing my final matte spray varnish, the model clouded (this despite using the airbrush to apply the varnish). I tried to see if heating it would clear it up, but I ended up applying gloss varnish again and then spray matte. It brought the color right back.

Thanatar Seige Automata

I’ve finished painting up the Thanatar for my Mechanicum army. The model is just beautiful and one of my favourite I’ve ever built. I haven’t played a game of 30k yet but it also looks pretty beastly rules while as well.