Just add info on the Iron Warriors to help out all memeber from new to veteran's of the long war. From ranks & honour, warrior lodge & know Warsmith & battle brothers in the Iron Warriors background.
The Trident - The Trident was composed of three exalted Warsmiths of the IV Legion known as the Triarchs who attended Perturabo as his personal advisors. The Trident existed outside the rest of the IV Legion's regular command structure. Together the Trident functioned as the soul of the Iron Warriors, supporting their Primarch and steering the IV Legion's temperament and decisions. Only those Warsmiths who possessed the necessary qualities of strength and charisma were ever allowed to serve at their Primarch's side. The Lord of Iron expected nothing less than the most extreme discipline and loyalty from his Triarchs, but most of all he expected an unbending obedience to the orders he gave. Each blade of the Trident was as solid and unbending as the hand that wielded it.
Warsmith - The title of Warsmith was an honourary rank held by the senior Astartes Captains who commanded the IV Legion's Grand Battalions. It was granted for exceptional skill and valour in carrying out the Legion's assaults and gave its bearer command over several of the IV Legion's companies, which were combined into the larger unit known as a Grand Battalion. After the end of the Horus Heresy, the title would later be the name given to the Chaos Lord who commanded each of the Iron Warriors' warbands of Chaos Space Marines.
Honourable - An honourary rank held by the esteemed member of the Iron Warriors that conducted the meetings of the Dodekatheon.
Tyranthikos - The Tyranthikos or "Dominators" were a Veteran core of line breakers and assaulters who had each survived a score of desperate and bloody sieges to receive the name, and were the foremost proponents of Terminator Armour within the Legion. They were seeded throughout the ranks of the Grand Battalions.
Iron Circle - Formed in the wake of the attack aboard Perturabo's flagship, the Iron Blood, during the Battle of Phall, the Iron Circle was a self-sustaining unit of implacable killers, devoted servants and incorruptible praetorians all in one. The Iron Circle was composed of six Colossus-class battle robots who served as the Primarch Perturabo's Shield Breakers and personal Honour Guard during the Horus Heresy. Each automaton bore the heraldry of a IV Legion warrior, and their cold machine hearts were loyal in the way it was only a possible for an unthinking machine to be.
Stor-Bezashk - The Stor-Bezashk were the siege masters of the Iron Warriors Legion, a host of ordnance and heavy artillery specialists who commanded firepower like no other. The Stor-Bezashk were also high explosive ordnance experts and were responsible for crafting the necessary earth-breaching charges used by the Iron Warriors' massive siege-works once the most functional and desirable location for the breach in the enemy's defences had been identified.
Pneumachina - The Tech-priests of the Mechanicum that attended the Iron Warriors Legion were known as the Pneumachina and crafted hybrid machines fashioned from the wreckage of damaged vehicles and strange machinery torn from the citadels of conquered foes. The Pneumachina constantly worked with feverish intensity in their sealed forges, crafting ever-more lethal machines, some blatant in their purpose, but others less obvious. They also performed most of the laborious functions required for the construction of citadels on newly conquered worlds as well as general repair and maintenance functions for the IV Legion as a whole.
Selucid Thorakite - The Selucid Thorakite was composed of Imperial Army regiments raised from natural-born, mortal Olympian soldiers who had joined with the Iron Warriors in the genocide of their homeworld in the days just before the IV Legion went over to the cause of Horus. The Thorakitai were grim-faced men and women who wore faded khaki, scaled breastplates and combat helms fashioned in the image of the helms used as part of the Astartes' suits of Mark IV Power Armour.
People of Iron - At Kroeger’s insistence, none of his warriors wore their battle helms, each man’s stoic face staring straight ahead in iron unity. For the most part they had dark hair,
close-cropped to the skull, but here and there he saw a warrior with the long scalp locks common amongst those from Lochos, the tattooed whorls of the Delchonians,
the blood-tinted hair of his own folk from the Ithearak Mountains and the forked beards favoured by the Vedric Tyrpechs.
Castellan Rhino - Their main transport, the Castellan Rhino has unfolding armour plates and impact bracing so they can be turned into miniature bunkers.
"The modular construction allowed the Rhinos to be linked together in a chain, forming a ...makeshift fortified line when materials for more permanent emplacements were unavailable or a defence had to be fashioned quickly. Four hundred Rhinos assumed a perfect formation outside the walls in a layered barbican protecting the Legions’ line of retreat, while inside, an identical number of vehicles mirrored them. With the perforated citadel walls dividing them, the Rhinos became a fortified bunker complex from which to launch operations within the citadel"
Quote from Imperial Armour 13 on Iron Warriors warbands.
Its cause hidden to the eyes of the Imperium, a vast civil war erupts on the Daemon world of Medrengard and rapidly spreads to the other domains of the Iron Warriors. Acient pacts of fealty and alliance are called upon and scores of Chaos Space Marines warbands, Daemon cults and Traitor Titan Legions are drawn into the maelstrom of relentless battle. This bitter feud is accredited as creating several sub-factions of the Iron Warriors still active to the present day, such as the Steel Brethren, while utterly destroying others such as the Shattered Tower. As abruptly as it was begun the war suddently ended, leading some to believe that the conflict had been carried out according the the Daemon-Primarch Perturabo's desing in order to weed out the weak and the unworthy from his scions.
Edited by Insane Psychopath, 09 December 2014 - 09:50 PM.
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