Iron Warriors 5th Grand Company
This is where we hold them! This is where we fight! This is where they DIE!!!!!!!!!!
I've alrady got a topic on the go over in the painting area of the fourms. But though it would be good to start a project log here as well for memeber who may only check out the Chaos area of the fourm.
This is going to be a army log on my brand new (well 6th) Iron Warriors force. Hope to take photos though out the progress. I am aim for Throne of Skulls April tournament down in Warhammer World for the deadline.
Just last week, the 17th Nov - Thur, had mark ten year of collecting Iron Warriors for me, a army that has been my favrout of all time armies, along with Space Wolves & Black Templars.
I've alway been a big fan of Chaos Marines thanks to John Blanch art work from WD 202/2nd Ed Codex Chaos & have been battle with Chaos for 15 year now. From my second army in 40k being Black Legion, to my Iron Warriors & my Chaos Daemon in 2008.
For the Iron Warriors it all started when 3rd ed came out. One of my friends converted up some really nice Obliterators for his Thasound Son army, before we had the current models we have today. Also gaming wise Obliterators where complete diffrent from the way they are today & your able to take up to 6 in a single unit.
Also back then, Index Astarties where being release in the White Dwarf, given us a wealth of background into some of the famous Chaos Legions & Space Marine Chapter, even with some rules to field these armies. Like White Scar make great use of bikes, but not allow them some other chose with in codex Space Marines. The Index Astartirs also had a lot of cool art work inside as well, for me I really like the art work base on the Iron Warriors.
Since then my Iron Warriors have been battle it out against many oppents, fought in many tournaments & winning some honour from a few player chose award for best army
I though the best way to mark ten year of collecting Iron Warriors would be, to start a brand new army, well my 6th Iron Warrior force. Few of the reason is down to, I'll need to move from the old GW Inks to the current wash which are brillaint (Badab Black wash is the future!!) & also Games Workshop release a lot of cool kits over the years to further convert models which I really enjoy doing, it rare if any that I have out of the box armies, everthing got a conversion in some shape or fourm.
Chaos Marines offer a lot in term of being one of the most convertible (sp) armies out there in the 40k world along with Orks.
I'll be aim my new Iron Warriors force for Throne of Skulls April, which will mark ten years of attend tournament & then for the rest of 2012 from Throne of Skulls down in Warhammer World, to local tournaments though out Scotland. My army list is pretty much going to be the same one I use back in 2008 to 2009 until we get a new codex (hopeful next year )
This was the Iron Warrior Marine that I posted a few weeks back
First Iron Squad - Iupatus Proeliator
Was trying the new GW Medium to make stubble/shaven hair for my models, hope to use this though out my army from shaven hair to beards. Just the way I sort of see the Iron Warriors & just added another leval to the models. One thing I like to do when collect a army is to try somthing new out from model to painting.
Also hopeful a better photos of the Autocannon IW backpack
Like wise with the Melta Gun arm IW
The Iron Warrior Marine arm with Melta gun is roughly base on Cadaras art work from the Black Library web site, from Graham McNeill novel - Iron Warrior (Limited Ed or will be in the soon to be release Iron Warriors Onimbus along with two new short stories)
1st Iron Squad, just wanted to see how the models all look together in there unit
Finial the Champion & Glory of Chaos icon bearer - Since this photo was taken, both models have recent being painted. When the photo was taken the Head for the Champion was taken from another model I'd work on but was no longer going to finish, did not want the undercaot to block the details which where already painted on
One of the reason I like Chaos Space Marines is adding trophies. Like my Mk5 Iron Warriors force. Mk6 Iron Warrior force will make great use of trophies. These are all going to be base upon past & present oppents that I had great games against from my local GW, gaming club & tournaments. It why I also like to keep count of my games for my Iron Warriors & Space Wolves.
So everon trophie you'll see on my Iron Warriors will have a story behind it, of a battle I fought many years ago to recently battles.
This Black Legion trophie is base on White Dwarf own Christian Byrne when I fought his Black Legion during Grand Tournament 2006 down in Nottingham/Warhammer World.
It because of brillaint games though out the years that has help theme my army. This is what I like about my Iron Warriors. This also apply to my Space Wolves, where each model guine dose have there own Saga because of the brillaint games they have been though in friendly games to tournament games. In fact found some old background recently from a friend campign (sp) he done base on my IW & the games had back in a old gaming club I use to go to before it stop running.
When I work on any army, I alway like to get my 2x Troops & HQ out of the way. I tend to get the first squad done follow by any transport, then move onto the next troop chose + transport. Then I'll paint up my HQ after word. Once the legal part of the army done, I'll tend to work on anything from there. It just save time & energy. I loss count of the time I change a army list & that Elites unit, say of Terminators are no longer needed... while none of the troops or HQ done.
So getting your troops & HQ out of the way, this allow you that time to make any changeies to the army list while collecting. Then after word I'll let the gaming make any changies.
I also tend to try get a army fully painted before I hit the gaming table as well. Just me personial I hate useing unpainted armies for a lot amount of time.
2nd Iron Squad preview
I am still waiting on some bits to arrive. The models have been base, so as soon as the bits arrive in the post. I can get them glue on & undercaot my models asap, instead of doing that & then base them, waiting a hour until I can undercaot them.
The IW with the T face Bezerker helmet, I would like the do the yellow & black hazer strip on his face plate. One idea I would like to try on a future T Face Bezerker helmet would be to have a Jaw from some Xeno beast as a trophie, just that the bottem part of the T face bezerker face plate.
I'm going to try start work on my 1st Iron Squad Rhino, try start building that tomorrow night so I can start getting that painted soon.
Also John Black Art work, I though it would be cool to let new hobbiest see this. Photo was taken during the Grand Tournament 2007 when I was down in Nottingham/Warhammer World. This was in White Dwarf (UK) 202 & 2nd Ed codex Chaos Marines
A lot of stuff will be play a big role in term of give me idea from - John Blanch art work shown there. Graham McNeill Iron Warriors novels. A D-B Night Lord Novels will play a role in this as well. Bloodquest comic Black Library use to do base on a Exile Blood Angels Captain in his quest in the Eye of Terror to claim a relic. Wade or know as Teethgrinder on these fourm (Games Workshop staff memeber) Khorne Bezerker army. Christian Byrne Black Legion. Andy Chamber Iron Warriors from 2nd ed era.
Codex Chaos Space Marine 2nd ed & 3.5. As well as a lot of conversion work George Dellapina done back when he had his models in the WD.
I said I'd post up the background on one of my Iron Warriors. This was during a campaign (sp) that my old gaming club done back in 2006? Where it was pretty much Chaos Marines vs Imperial, Sister & Guards. The background was done by my friend to help myself for background to use in tournaments & just in general if it a army I really like, I want it to be well know. Can not have a faceless army in my view. I rather say "By Morkai black fang, Rothgar the Skald (Dreadnought) has failed to his with his Twin Linked Lascannon for all six turns!!"
All the background was base on the games fought during this event.
The Belarius Crusade
The Belarius Crusade is a torch striking into the Darkness of the previously lost and uncharted sectors within the Ultima Segmentum. From the Imperial Shrine World of Hesha the armies of the God Emperor assembled and set out to liberate the worlds known as the Athenema cluster, partly in response to increasing Chaos incursions into the sector. A host of millions of Imperial Guard, Adeptus Sororitas of the Order of Golden Chalice and several Chapters of the Emperors blessed Astartes strike into the void to meet and cleanse the dark places infested with the Archenemy. In response the hosts of Chaos who have long been gathering their strength in the places untouched by human eyes rallied under the blasphemies and dark sacrifices of their unholy masters.
This dark host struck the first Imperial worlds only four hours before the Crusade entered the warp destined for the front line. Meanwhile the advance elements of the Chaos host felling upon the World of Sellon II and the Forge World of Delphis IV. Much of Sellon suffered under the ruthless Chaos advance headed by the Iron warriors. Yet with word of their saviours only days away they held bravely until the spearhead of the Adeptus Sororitas and Astartes Blood Angels could make planet-fall. Here the Emperors chosen bloodied the Chaos advance at the major river Romic in the Capital of Sellon II. With major reinforcements of Guard the Imperials surged forward throwing the Chaos assault into retreat. Iron warrior contingents lead the more mortal elements in a rear Guard action but very driven back by the ferocity of the Blood Angels assault and the supporting Guard elements.
With many of his forces poorly positioned and most in rout the Chaos Warmaster called for withdrawal to the Forge World of Delphis VI. Imperial forces rushed to turn this retreat into a massacre using long ranged artillery to hammer the embarking Chaos troops and lander’s as they evacuated. The Angels of Sodomy attempted to seize the previously overrun Vandar Air base to allow the fighters of the Imperial Navy to attack the host but were forced to withdraw by a Khornate war-band who had been too late join the battle at the river Romic. Using the Navigational relays of the base the Bezerkers later teleported to their waiting ship in orbit. The Chaos fleet withdrew to Delphis IV pursued by the Imperials.
Chaos forces had overrun much of Delphis IV by the time the Imperial relief forces had arrived. Only pockets of resistance and the vast heart of the city, the Adeptus Mechanicus Primary Forge Keep held under the Chaos onslaught. With the Astartes still in transit it fell to the Hannigian Airborne to secure an adequate landing zone for the Crusade forces. In the dead of night the 22nd Airborne made their assault. As they made ground fall they were met by contingents of Iron Captain Narach Great Company. Surrounded and outgunned the Hannigians were ruthlessly slaughtered to a man. How the Iron Warriors knew of the precise landing zone is under investigation by the Inquisition. While it is quite possible the tactical finesse of the Iron warriors and their judgement of possible landing zones may have accounted for the massacre, it is more commonly believed that a traitor within the Imperial ranks proved to be the brave soldiers undoing.
With the Imperial Reinforcements delayed the Iron warriors and allied traitors have launched their assault on the Ancient Forge Keep of the Mechanicus, hungry for the prizes which are held within. With the Iron Warriors pummelling the mighty void shields of the Forge with everything at their disposal it can only be a matter of time before the walls are breached and the Great Company of Iron Captain Narach throws themselves into the assault.
The optical zoom whirled on the auto-scope a Lord Narach looked into the gaping wound his siege engines had opened up in the Adeptus Mechanicus Forges flank. The same engines lay silent for some 40 metres to either side of him all but exhausted of ammunition. The well made defences they nestled in and the reinforced command bunkers were impressive even to his well trained eye, but of coarse they would have been having been constructed under his orders and supervision. Up the slope almost a mile distant the Forge Fortress billowed smoke from its breached side.
From the rock-crete composition and architecture the Fortress was probably no more than 600 years old and Narach was doubtful it held anything more useful than the ability to manufacture armour and munitions. However, at this moment in time those things were key and so he had been tasked with grinding the defenders to dust in the name of Warsmith Abhorred Riddick.
Half broken orders and weapons fire crackled through the comm’s when it managed anything more than white noise and static. The smoke screen of swirling white mist twisted and danced with the black smoke generated by the burning vehicles inside the breach. It obscured any attempt to discern anything of the assault; Narach cursed the sub-human creature which had assured him the winds would have picked up by now to clear the sight of the fighting.
The fighting had been going on for almost 8 minutes now, too long without a clear signal. He hated not knowing. Narach scanned the smoke obscured breach again, the smoke was clearing now, if too slowly for his liking. A burning Defiler sprawled out of the smoke, its head section almost blown in two, a massive exit wound but relatively little entry damage, classic Vanquisher round. The daemon engine lost its footing on the loose ground and tumbled backwards, coming apart in chunks of twisted metal as is smashed down the rocky slope.
Broken messages began to ripple through the comm net, broken at first but becoming increasingly clearer. ‘chssss….eat, they have Astartes in support….chsssss…chssss….lling back, repeat, we’re falling back’.
The armoured shapes of traitor marines moved like spectres in the swirling clouds of smoke as they fell back from the Forge, very few seemed uninjured, those able to carrying those too badly wounded to escape the carnal house under their own power. The scene reminded Narach of a moment during the siege. He’d pushed into the promenade of the garden electica his battle brothers around him as they drove back the Imperial Fists from their defences guarding the flower carved gates. He emptied his bolter into a wounded Imperial as he tried to limp through the gates. The armour around his leg cracked and he fell to the floor. Narach had been on him in a second plunging his serated combat knife repetedly into his neck. The sprays of warm blood had been glorius, the pathetic shriek of the Fist more so. They’d drove after them in a blood lust fit for the mindless fools who followed Khorne, Narach shuddered at the memory. For an Iron Warrior to be lost to such madness was unthinkable. But then who would have suspected the plant beds and fauna to hide pillbox and bunker, who’d have thought that hell could be unleashed from what he once might have considered beauty and serenity. He had marvelled at the genius of the design even as the hidden Imperial Fists had cut his brothers down like dogs. The fire arcs, overlapped to create a marvellous crossfire, they covered any approach wonderfully. The defences, built into the earth and ingeniously camouflaged were no doubt ceramite bonded and could withstand anything up to a point blank melta hit. The whole layout had been genius…sheer genius.
Narach snapped back to the present. Too few of his glorious brethren were emerging from the assault. ‘I want another smoke screen to cover the retreat and transports to pick up the wounded’ Narach’s voice was flat and composed, showing nothing of the hatred and frustration that boiled within him. An equally monotone voice crackled through a reply ‘acknowledged my Lord’. The dull crump of smoke shells being hurled into the air began within moments. Narach gazed up at the defiant form of the Forge, his lips twisting into a snarl. ‘Bring about my transport and assemble my guard. Uncage half a dozen dreadnoughts and as much armour as we have remaining’. Once more the monotone voice crackled conformation of the order. ‘Inform Warsmith Abhorred Riddick I take the fight to the target personally’.
So that it for now. Hope to have a update during the weekend as I work on my Second squad. As well as finish off the Champion & Icon Bearer for my First squad. Still working out some idea for my Banner, to try make them stand out & general look really cool.
Edited by Insane Psychopath, 15 September 2014 - 11:38 AM.