So last month the trailer dropped and the desire to start Heresy has risen for a lot of people, especially after the Open Day!
But why wait for a new box, when you can get started now because there are lots of awesome kits out there and available right now!
So let’s take a look at what you can use from the current plastic GW range of models, note several Heresy specific kits, like the Marines, Terminators and HQs are currently not listed on the website as we understand they are undergoing a reboxing, but most should return for the launch of the new edition in June.
This list is for marines and really has a focus on the loyal factions, but the generic stuff will suit most legions.
Some stuff may need some conversion work, eg removing the Crux Terminatus on the Terminators, but most of it should slot right in, and there are characters that can be the basis for some great character conversions.
Also if you are going for a late Heresy army, don’t neglect looking at the Chaos Space Marines range, which whilst very much Chaosified, would suit certain legions, such as the Word Bearers and Sons of Horus.
And for Siege era Death Guard, the 40K range has some cool options that would work.
Also Alan Bligh said himself that much of the 40K Thousand Sons range was perfect for Heresy, so don’t ignore those for the Sons of Magnus.
The basic boxnought has a place in Heresy and in some respects can be easier to use and better than the Contemptor
A slightly fancier Dreadnought that has a few different weapon options to the standard one.
This is basic Indomitus Pattern Armour and is perfectly great for Heresy, the Storm Bolters just count as Combi-Bolters!
Even has an Assault Cannon for Blood Angels and Imperial Fists players!
Same as above, just comes with Lightning Claws and Thunder Hammers, but the Storm Shields can’t be used for most Legions.
These Space Marines scouts will count fantastically for Recon Marines in Recon Armour, and come with a choice of Bolters or Shotguns.
To make them look perfect, just file off the Aquila.
Similar to the Scouts above, but armed with Sniper Rifles and Camo Cloaks.
Pop on some MKIV torsos and heads and you have a passable unit
Same as above, toros and heads and you are sorted!
Same as the bikes, some toros swaps and you have a perfect Heresy unit.
This kit is amazing and fits into so many Heresy armies, I use two of them in my Death Guard and fancy a third!
Useable in Artillery Squadrons, you can take a maximum of three of these.
They are a classic model and will look great in Iron Warriors or Imperial Fists armies.
The basic Space Marine tank, and with certain Rites of War can even be used as a troop choice.
A Preadror but with different weapons that can be used in Heresy for making a Predator Infernus
Another classic and super reliable Heresy choice, we see so many of these at Company of Legends!
Yeah this model is amazing and works a charm for getting troops where they need to go!
You know it, you love it, the standard Mars Pattern Rhino is your basic transport in Heresy.
The good thing about Primaris shoulder pads is that they are basically MKIV ones, so can easily be used for Heresy!
I think pretty much everything here works in Heresy.
Lots of grebbles to put on your vehicles to make them more fitting for the 1st Legion.
Shoulder pads that work great for MKIV, some grebbbles and a couple of heads.
I Think this would work as a Heresy era Chaplain.
You could take a lot of the stuff here to use to make some upgrades to your 1st Legion officers.
A Dark Angels terminator squad in Indomitus Terminator Armour, could look a really good in Heresy with some conversion work.
Your MKIV shoulder pads, heads and greebles that are obligatory for the loyalist chapters!
I think these guys would look the part for Terminators of the Rout in Indomitus Armour
Some fancy shoulder pads, all of which should work with the Wolves of Fenris and a few greebles too!
A pattern will emerge here, you get some what are essentially MKIV shoulder pads and grebbles for the Vilka Fenrikya
This is a character that could potentially be used as the basis for a character conversion for Heresy, not sure, but I would be willing to give it a go!
Again a potential basis for a character conversion
A chapter specific boxnaught which can give you some options to really give you army some standout dreadnoughts!
MKIV shoulder pads, and a fair few greebles and heads to upgrade the sons of Dorn.
A hero of the Imperial Fists and a new Heresy era character in plastic!
Lots of shoulder pads and grebbles to make Templars for the Fists under the leadership of Sigismund
MKIV shoulder pads, some grebbles and a couple of heads
I think almost everything in here can be used for Heresy myself
Brand new Heresy era character model to lead your forces during the Siege of Terra!
At a push I think it could be used as an Apothecary in Heresy, but I think this is marginal.
Again a possible Warden for the Blood Angels in the Heresy
This is basically a Command Squad for the Blood Angels in Heresy, no special rules but they are wearing MKIV armour.
A Blood Angels specific Dreadnought that you could easily use in Heresy.
Another Legion specific terminator squad that with some conversion work would fit right into the Heresy era.
MKIV shoulder pads, heads and grebbles that will enhance generic Marines.
Some shoulder pads, but fancy ones that are good for Sgts and Veterans, plus some swords and heads.
MKIV Shoulder Pads, couple of heads, and a few little greebles.
Yet more MKIV shoulder pads, but less in the way of heads and grebbles.
Like the other legion kits, some MKIV shoulder pads, head and grebbles.