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By John 5416 Aug 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

Hello Peeps,

As the title suggests, Who was involved in the final stages of the Horus Heresy play? The Attack on Horus Barge, the Vengeful Spirit. I'm painting up forces to game this using Space Hulk rules, and tiles, and need some help assembling the forces.

Obviously, The 'Emprah' plus his Custodes, Rogal, a small escort, and Imperial Fist Terminators, Sanguinius, escort, plus Blood Angel Terminators.

Facing, Horus, plus Sons of Horus Terminators. Now, I'm also going to add Chaos Cultists, as ships crew, assorted lesser deamons. A deamon prince, but, what else?

Power armoured Marines, on both sides?

Imperial Guard? both sides?

Sisters of Silence?

Any help you can give is greatly received, or a link to read through? I've had no luck on the Lexicanuim.



PMC31716 Aug 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

Depends on what source you read.

Initially there were Imperial Army troops – see Ollanius Pious (Remember His Unflinching Faith!) but that got ret-conned until eventually there were no unaugmented humans on the assault force and very few on board.

The current lore so far as I understand it is that the assault force consisted exclusively of Custodes and Astartes with Sanguinius, Dorn, and the Big E. No Sisters of Silence or Army troops.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m. PST


Here are the counter from the old game in White dwarf.

Warmaster counters

Greater Demon Doombreed
8 crew
2 Traitor Terminators
6 Choas Marine units ( 2 Sons of Horus and 1 for each for the other traitor chapter)
2 Chaos Dreadnaughts
1 Chaos Android
1 Chaos Cultist
1 Chaos Squats
5 Chaos Hordes ( 2 Knorne and 1 each of the other 3)
Magnus the Red
Greater Demon Kraxnar

Rogal Dorn
General Kane
2 Units of Terminators
1 Assassins
1 Devastators squad
2 Assault Squads
2 Tactical Sqauds
3 Imperial Guard Squad

By John 5416 Aug 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

PMC317, 'see Ollanius Pious (Remember His Unflinching Faith!)'

How could they ret-con the immortal memory of this adamantium-balled hero of the Imperium! A million Guard flags cant be wrong!


Thanks for the help, any more people have more?

Thanks in advance,


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