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The Deserts of Helio Centius 2

28th September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm


The Deserts of Helio Centius II campaign day: Overview

What is it?

The Deserts of Helio Centius is an exciting narrative day of gaming set during the Horus Heresy’s Age of Darkness. Players will battle over 3 key territories across the planet for control of vital resources. A planetary empires board will be present on the day to chart the traitors and loyalists progress. The event aims for a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere, so please bring a sense of humour! All of the awards at the end of the day are based on sportsmanship, heroic actions and moments. There will be no 1st, 2nd, 3rd places for the all-conquering army.

There are event exclusive relics, and those who submit army lists and buy a ticket first can select a relic. There is only 1 of each relic, so first come first serve. 48 campaign relics + standard age of darkness/legion/mech etc relics. See relic armoury for what is left and check the pack for the relic rules.

Event pack.

Relic armoury.

Facebook page.

Event details:

Date: Saturday 28th September 2019

System: Warhammer 40,000 – Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness

Points: 2500

Games: 3

Army Selection: Use the rules presented for your army in the most recent Horus Heresy publication.

Missions: Will be revealed on the day

Additional: All miniatures in your collection must be fully assembled, painted and based. Each model must represent, in full, what you have presented on your army list.

Players: 40 total – 20 traitors – 20 loyalist

Event organiser and Games Master (GM): Nathan Jones

Schedule Timing

Arrival registration – doughnuts 9:00 – 9:30

Announcements 9:30 – 9:45

Game 1 9:45 – 12:30

Lunch 12:30 – 13:15

Game 2 13:15 – 16:00

Break 16:00 – 16:15

Game 3 16:15 – 19:00

Pack up / award admin 19:00 – 19:15

Awards / dog tags 19:15 – TBD

Social / Pub / dinner 19:45

Costs & other information

Tickets to the event cost £40 and are available through Eventbrite.

Ticket includes the following –

• Entry to the event

• Doughnuts on arrival

• Event exclusive dog tags

• Lunch on the day


Will be provided on the day and consist of a range of pizzas delivered fresh from Papa John’s pizza, any allergies please email the_flaymaster@hotmail.com. Pizzas included below:

• Margherita

• Garden party

• Pepperoni

• Chicken club

What you need to bring

• Acceptance that random in game “things” will happen throughout the day – this is not a tournament

• This event pack

• 3 Copies of your army list

• Your painted and based army

• All relevant rulebooks and FAQs

• All relevant army books and FAQs

• Dice Tape Measure and Templates

• For those fully organised: painkillers, deodorant, super glue

Army selection and restrictions

You may select your army from any Forgeworld Production, the Shattered Legions and Armies of Dark Compliance lists will be allowed at this event. Where rules of the same unit differ, use the most recent version. Daemons of the ruinstorm may not be used as the primary detachment but may be summoned or taken as an allied detachment. Questoris Knight Houses may only be taken as an allied detachment or lord of war.

Whilst any list is allowed at the event the more extreme builds may find they are paired with other extreme armies (or suffer from random animal attacks). Alternatively these armies may be made known to the opposing side to allow them to pick a specific opponent to face them.

• Primarchs and special characters may not be used

• You may not use the leviathan force organisation chart

List submission

Lists must be submitted in a word document that outlines force organisation slot, point values, unit upgrades, rites of war etc. Battlescribe files will not be accepted. You will use the same list throughout the day. The first lists submitted will get the first selection of relics. For details see section Techno-Relics and familiars of Helio Centius.

List submission, questions, general: the_flaymaster@hotmail.com

Lists must be submitted no later than Sunday 1st September. Unless given an extension.

Game overview

The day will consist of 3 games of 2500 points of the Horus Heresy.

Games will be organised prior to the event by the GM. You will be made aware of your opponent and the mission on the day of the event.

If you wish you may call out an opponent prior to the event for a grudge match, though this is not mandatory it is considered a matter of honour! Please call them out in the facebook group.


Each winner of any of the below awards will also receive a Forgeworld prize.

Baron of Helio Centius

Best army & sportsman score

The Artisan

Best single model


Most HQ’s killed

Prime Hunter

Most beasts captured

Bait Master

Most models killed by beasts

God of war x3

Best moment per round

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