With the exciting news of a new video for the Forgeworld Horus Hersey Book 1 today, I've really come to a head with getting started on my upcoming Space Wolf army.
I've been talking about the Big Plans I have for them for a few months now, and it's probably time I came clean about what those plans exactly are. Even before the rumors started circulating about Forgeworld's Heresy plans, I had decided I wanted to do my Space Wolves up in in the Heresy style.
At the time, I was reading Collected Visions and the style and fluff just sucked me in. I was completely committed to doing up all the conversions myself, and I'd scoured the internet for tips and suggestions from people who have already done similar work themselves. But with the announcement that Forgeworld is going to produce more Heresy models, I'm left in a tough spot.
I can either a) go forward with my plans and do a ton of work to convert them up myself or b) I can wait and see what they release. They have quite a few Heresy style things in production already (like the incredible Space Wolf dreadnought I already bought). They look great (I had planned on buying some to mix in with my conversions) so I expect these to be along similar lines.
The problem is, we know what the legions covered in this book are, and Space Wolves aren't among them. I expected this to be the case, from what the rumors had been saying. So the next book might be out around February/March and there's no guarantee Space Wolves will be covered in it. It could be a year, or more, before they get around to them, and then a little more before the models are all in production.
I was hoping to whip 1500 points up for Mechanicon at the end of October, but now I'm not so sure I want to start them. I don't have a 40k army right now, though, so it's an odd place to be in. If I'm going to put them together, I need to start doing them now in order to have them ready in time.