BL: Perturabo: Hammer of Olympia

The Horus Heresy Primarchs Series continues with Perturabo: Hammer of Olympia. Come see what makes Perturabo tick!

As Primarch of the Iron Warriors, Perturabo  wasn’t always a devote of Chaos. There was a time when he was a loyal servant of the Emperor and was a part of the Great Crusade. So what happened to make him abandon his post and return to his people? In Perturabo: Hammer of Olymipa we find out…

via Black Library

Primarchs: Perturabo (Limited Edition) $65

While crusading to build the Imperium, Perturabo, mercurial primarch of the Iron Warriors, hears of turmoil on the world where he was raised, and abandons the crusade to return home and save his people.

Focusing on Perturabo during his youth on Olympia, in the Great Crusade and upon his return to the world that defined him, this is a definitive look at what makes the master of iron tick.

Born to a life of political conflict, Perturabo was always considered a child prodigy among the people of Olympia – indeed, his philosophical and scientific works were beyond compare. But then, after his rediscovery by the Emperor and decades of thankless military campaigning on the Great Crusade, the primarch begins to resent his Legion’s place in the Imperium. When word reaches him of turmoil on his adoptive home world, he orders the Iron Warriors to abandon their campaign against the alien hrud and crush this emerging rebellion by any means necessary…

Written by Guy Haley


There were 2,500 copies available and as publishing time, this book is down to less that 800 copies. If you want to get this book early you might want to get on it…


Whoa, back-up…Perturabo was on a campaign against the Hrud!? I want to read more about THAT!

  • Shawn

    Isn’t he a jealous whiny baby because Dorn was given all the accolades for being the better siege master? So, it was easy for Horus to convince a bitter second tier siege-crafter to join Horus.

    • He was an idealist not unlike Dorn. However, he wanted to create, not just destroy. He was too good at it and thus relegated to destructive tasks, when really he had a lot of feats of architecture all planned out. He wanted to build massive theaters and such on Terra, for example.
      He had a reputation for being cold and calculating, but it kinda worked against him.

      Dorn wasn’t a better siege master at any rate. He was the better fortifier, but what Dorn could build, Perturabo had a good chance of tearing down. Perturabo got very bitter as the centuries of the Great Crusade went on and he kept getting ever dirtier jobs, and then his home world faced rebellion in his absence and he had to put it down. Hard. Horus offered “forgiveness” and understanding and played on his brother’s bitterness.

      • UpAndAtom

        Killing a random selection of fully 1/10th of his own Legion as soon as he took up the reigns probably had something to do with most of the other Primarchs having some issues with him. I quite like how Perturabo was written in Angel Exterminatus, but the decimation lottery I’ve always found to be… silly.

        • rtheom

          It makes it super easy to tell who is going to be loyal no matter what and who is probably gonna go hugging the emperor’s toes at the first opportunity. ;p

        • Jim Collins

          When FW wrote that I felt it didn’t “agree” with the character in AE. One marine giving bad news sure, but a full tenth of his legion would be wasteful in his eyes.

          At least his head’s starting to look bigger 🙂

          • A lot of the FW fluff seems really jarring to me. Too much shoehorned stuff in general, in my eyes.

      • Shawn

        Thanks. This gives me a snapshot of the character without having to sift through a ton of lore. It’s appreciated.

  • Jared van Kell

    It is likely that we will see how Barabus Dantioch became an old man due to Perturabo’s bad decision making during the campaign against the Hrud.