NOVA Open 2023: Horus Heresy Opening Salvo

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NOVA Open 2023: Horus Heresy Opening Salvo

A year or two back I was watching my first game of Horus Heresy at the Board Room in Alrington with the Victory Gamers crew. I'd always wanted a RT/

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A year or two back I was watching my first game of Horus Heresy at the Board Room in Alrington with the Victory Gamers crew. I’d always wanted a RT/2nd Edition Squat Army and they told me about the V1 Cults & Militia army list. I was sold, so after a few too many beers I impulse purchased one squat army on Ebay, then another.

And then Horus Heresy V2 was released. And there were no rules for Militia anymore, so I built and Imperial Fists and an Alpha Legion Army. Fast forward another year and they were released so I was finally able to run a squat militia army using the Kinfolk Helots and Survivor’s of the Dark age provenances of war. I’d purchased the Ramshackle games land train. and finally settled on proxying it as both a Malcador for the front, and a cargo 8 land-hauler for the carriages(though I never used them at the event) – the titans were for BLAM. The Baneblade is an old armorcast one. Squat trikes were run as sentinels and bikers were calvary. Lasgunners were regular infantry while those with boltguns were run as grenadiers in Rhinos. I’ll try and do a proper post on my squat army in the near future.

Opening Salvo is the first part of the NOVA Heresy event, where you bring multiple 2500 point lists, and each mission builds upon the next across all following events before finishing off at BLAM (Big Lasers and Missles)- an epic mulitplayer 3000 point battle with no force restrictions and an emphasis on superheavies and titans.

Of course I wasn’t the only militia player at the event. There was also an amazing 3D printed horde of RT imperial army style militia by Damien Garcia (who I later ended up playing at the Squarehammer event on the weekend) that was my favorite army on display.

The event was great fun, with the Squats doing suprisingly well winning two games and losing 1, mostly due to the meta of the event being focused on killing marines and not being equipped for hordes of low armored infantry. The tanks got chewed up, with glancing hits counting as penetrating, but still lasted longer than I expected, and the militia lascannon squad did work!

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