Seminar # 1 - Book 4: Conquest
Tony Contrell (Master of Ceremonies and Forge World leader) introduced Alan Bligh and Andy Hoare who conducted the seminar.
The Master Timeline:
The Horus Heresy Book Four: Conquest
The Battles are:
Battle of the Cyclops Cluster
Defence of Agathon
Siege of Mezoa
Conquest of Manachea
The armies involved are:
Sons of Horus
Horus plans didn't go as well as planned. He hoped to strike Terra before anyone knew about his treachery. So now he has to fight more battles that
The Dark Compliance, which is Horus taking back compliant worlds to create an industrial base.
The Solar Auxilia is to the Imperial Guard as the Codex chapters are to Space Marines.
Elite humans, well equipped that fight alongside the expeditionary fleets. Their leaders are great heroes and nobles. (And Forge World is making models of these guys).
The Solar Auxilia are not a defensive force like the Imperial Guard. They are meant to lead and explore, like scouts or rangers.
Define your pilot first, then equip him based on the Knights role.
Some of these Knight houses are brand new to the Imperium. Many of these houses were fighting for centuries during the Age of Strife and have very different strategies.
You will start to see sub-forces pop up which are not what you might expect.
Forge World will move this way, but no rush and it doesn't mean anyone has to change their current models. Tony was very low key about this. Don't worry, be happy.