I’m a big fan of the Horus Heresy novels. I’m also a big fan of the Horus Heresy range of miniatures that Forge World are producing. And whilst I sit patiently waiting for Roboute Guilliman, Corax and Lion’el Johnson to be released I look at all the various tanks and other curio that get released with the detached appreciation of someone who has accepted an all Forge World pre-Heresy Space Marine army is something that’ll happen to other people. However when I heard word that Kharn was being released I did consider putting some money aside from my Salute fund to pick him up. Of all the various secondary characters in the series, he’s one of my favourites. Far more complex a soul than any could appreciate, his descent into madness is more poignant than most.
I’m not sure what I was expecting from the model but I’m a bit disappointed. Don’t misunderstand me, it’s a lovely model with some gorgeous, subtle, detail but I would have liked to see less of the mindless killer facet of his personality and more the rage forged master warrior. Basically I don’t feel like it does enough to separate him from the 1998 box of Khorne Bezerkers in pose. And the un-helmeted head is a bit sucky.
That said, it still looks pretty bad ass but sadly not bad ass enough for me to buy him. Kharn will be available on the 28th February 2014 priced £30.