The new Horus Heresy launch box features 40 fantastic MkVI Space Marine models that have been completely redesigned. Many have wondered if the proportions of the models have been adjusted and how the models look in relation to Primaris Space Marines. In this post, you will find the ultimate scale comparison with all armour patterns as well as Imperial Guard, Chaos Space Marines, and more.

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On Saturday 9 May, the Horus Heresy Open Day took place at Warhammer World in Nottingham. Unfortunately, tickets were very limited, but those who made it to the event got one of the new MkVI (or Mark 6) Space Marine Legionaries from the Horus Heresy launch box to take home. I can’t wait to paint mine for a tutorial, which you’ll find here on Tale of Painters once the preorder date will be officially announced.

Horus Heresy Launch Set Scale Comparison

In the meantime, you can find a scale comparison with different models from my collection. From the plastic MkIII and MkIV to Astra Militarum, Chaos Space Marines and Primaris Space Marines, everything is there:

Horus Heresy MkVI Space Marines Scale Comparison

As you can see, the new Corvus pattern Marine stands a bit taller, in line with Chaos Space Marines and Space Marine Heroes, but still smaller than Primaris Marines. Maybe they are even what many hobbyists define as true scale? In any case, the difference to MkIII is not that big, on the table at an angle it shouldn’t bother much. MkIV seems noticeably smaller, but since Horus Heresy usually has all the models of a squad of the same type, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem either as you don’t really mix armour patterns.

Although I actually grew up with the classic MkVII “Aquila” pattern power armour, the “beakies” have always been my favourite power armour. And seeing these new models in the flesh at the Open Day made me appreciate the work that went into these even more.

Horus Heresy MkVI Space Marines Scale Comparison featured image

You can find a few more impressions of the event over on my Instagram in the archived stories section, and I’d be glad if you would follow me if you haven’t already 🙂 You can also browse more of my classic Ultramarines collection here.