Hey guys, it's been a while since I've been on the site, hell it's been a while since I've been involved in Games Workshop. Anyway into the topic.
A bunch of mates and I are considering starting our own Tale of Warlords (come September), and with the outset of a new edition, I thought I would finally get around to getting an army I've loved since I read Storm of Iron. The Iron Warriors. And I was initially really looking forward to it, never expected it to be a power play army but I thought it'd be decent enough to win a few games, and enjoying all the big guns and gruesome artillery warfare.
However having had a couple of games with my Salamanders, and reading the Chaos index in full detail, I'm suddenly very skeptical that Iron Warrior would even pose any sort of (casually) competitive army. With Loyal Space Marines getting plenty of buff bubbles from captains/chaplains/lieutenants the "average" nature of their stats and weapons get brought up to a decent level. Looking at Chaos that buffing effect is minimal at best.
Obviously, this is supposedly compensated by the taking of different icons, however with Iron Warriors generally shunning the use of any specific gods boons or pacts I wouldn't want to really take any of the other icons (plus they don't seem that great to me anyway).
Basically I'm asking you guys if you have any suggestions as to how to play a fluffy, but not useless, Iron Warriors army. I want to have fun, but I can't deny my competitive streak. The Heavy Support section is looking tasty I can't deny, but how effective are different things.
I've got a few models/units that I would want to take anyway just cause I love the units (Heldrake painted up as a welsh dragon sue me).
Anyway I'll shut up and let the more intelligent/experienced people give me information and advice. Thanks in advance
ps. What's the opinion on the Chaos Start Collecting box? I look at it and think "meh"
Edited by Custodian Athiair, 24 June 2017 - 08:32 PM.