Pre-Heresy Warhammer 40,000
A growing passion amongst many Warhammer 40,000 hobbyists is the exploration of the famous historic periods of the game’s background known as the Great Crusade and later, the Horus Heresy. A time of great heroes, sacrifice and the forging of the universe as it now stands. Collectively this period is most commonly referred to as ‘Pre-heresy’, denoting the time before and leading to the epic galactic civil war, instigated by the late Warmaster Horus – the Horus Heresy. Warhamer 30,000, if you will.
These events have been catalogued and expanded over many years, but the recent hobbyist-uptake can be largely attributed to the hugely successful Horus Heresy series of books released by the Black Library. While the background is as old as the game itself, this series has really given life to this heroic period, evolving many characters and events.
As a fellow Pre-heresy gamer and collector, since picking up the Horus Heresy series, I have been hooked with the theme for almost 2 years. Almost all my 40k armies have been influenced by my interests in this period, most obviously my collection of Space Marines. I hope to explore my projects and models through a series of articles on this website, sharing my thoughts and experiences with the Pre-heresy scene and fellow aspirants.
Have you read any Horus heresy novels and how have they affected your hobby?