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2k Iron Warriors - How to expand?


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I finally (mostly)  finished painting up my Iron Warriors, and it turns out, they come out to exactly 2k points. How would you guys recommend expanding this to 2.5k or 3k? 

 

I'm considering buying more Tacticals, Recon Marines, more Automata, and some artillery, which should get me to 3k, and allow me to use Hammer of Olympia.

 

 
++  Crusade (Legiones Astartes: Age of Darkness Army List) [2000pts] ++
 
+ HQ +
 
Praevian [225pts]: Artificer Armour, Bolt Pistol, On Foot, Refractor Field
. Chainsword or Combat Blade: Combat Blade
. Consul
. . Praevian
. . . Castellax Class Battle-Automata Maniple: Enhanced Targeting Arrays, Support Unit
. . . . Castellax class Battle-automata: 2x Bolter, Maulter Bolt Cannon, Stock Chargers
. . . . Legion Inductees: Tank Hunters
 
Warsmith [250pts]: Archaeotech Pistol, Artificer Armour, Digital Lasers, Iron Halo, Mastercraft a Single Weapon, On Foot, Thunder Hammer
. Warsmith: Cortex Controller, Servo-arm
 
+ Elites +
 
Apothecarion Detachment [110pts]
. Apothecary, Legion: Artificer Armour
. . Chainsword or Combat Blade: Combat Blade
. Apothecary, Legion: Artificer Armour
. . Chainsword or Combat Blade: Combat Blade
 
Contemptor Dreadnought Talon [180pts]
. Contemptor Dreadnought, Legion: Extra Armour, Multi-melta
. . Dreadnought Close Combat Weapon: Twin-linked Bolter
 
Terminator Squad, Legion [215pts]: Cataphractii Pattern Terminator Armour
. Terminator Sergeant, Legion: Combi-Bolter, Power Fist
. Terminators, Legion: Combi-Bolter, Power Fist
. Terminators, Legion: Combi-Bolter, Power Fist
. Terminators, Legion: Combi-Bolter, Power Fist
. Terminators, Legion: Plasma Blaster, Power Fist
 
+ Troops +
 
Tactical Squad, Legion , Compulsory [170pts]: 9x Tactical Space Marines, Legion
. Additional Wargear: Additional Chainswords/Combat Blades
. Standard Wargear: Bolters
. Tactical Sergeant, Legion: Artificer Armour, Bolter, Power Fist
 
Tactical Squad, Legion , Compulsory [170pts]: 9x Tactical Space Marines, Legion
. Additional Wargear: Additional Chainswords/Combat Blades
. Standard Wargear: Bolters
. Tactical Sergeant, Legion: Artificer Armour, Bolter, Power Fist
 
Tactical Support Squad, Legion Plasma Gun [170pts]: Plasma gun, 4x Space Marines, Legion, Support Squad
. Sergeant, Legion: Artificer Armour, Bolt Pistol
. . Bolter and Augury Scanner: Bolter
 
+ Heavy Support +
 
Castellax Class Battle-Automata Maniple [360pts]: Enhanced Targeting Arrays, Support Unit
. Castellax class Battle-automata: 2x Bolter, Maulter Bolt Cannon, Stock Chargers
. Castellax class Battle-automata: 2x Bolter, Maulter Bolt Cannon, Stock Chargers
. Castellax class Battle-automata: 2x Bolter, Maulter Bolt Cannon, Stock Chargers
 
Vindicator Siege Tank Squadron, Legion [150pts]
. Vindicator Tank, Legion: Armoured Ceramite, Combi-Bolter, Demolisher Cannon, Dozer Blade, Extra Armour
 
+ Allegiance +
 
Legion and Allegiance:    IV: Iron Warriors, Traitor
 
Rite of War
 
++ Total: [2000pts] ++
 
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Edited by Knight_Commander, 02 December 2018 - 12:38 AM.


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Just a few suggestions based on my experience :)

 

I would recommend taking an additional castellax with your praevian or it's not really worth taking him, also tank hunters isn't ideal for the unit, I would suggest scout so you can outflank the unit. So the unit would be Praevian, 2 castellax with mauler bolt cannons, 1 with power blades and 1 with a siege wrecker. (also consider adding a siege wrecker to the big castellax unit)

 

I would highly recommend some kind of transport for the terminators or they might struggle to have an impact, I would also look at adding 1-2 chainfists to the unit.

 

I'd consider adding a couple more guys to your plasma support squad to give them a bit more punch, they would also benefit from a rhino to protect them. 

 

I would probably drop the armoured ceramite on the vindicator, it's only AV11 on the sides so AC won't make much difference.

 

 

Adding the extra castellax, a landraider/dreadclaw for the terminators & a rhino for your support squad will get you close to 2500. Beyond that I would look at adding some siege tyrants or havocs for some more anti armour.



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Why keep the HS Castellax as a separate unit? Running all 4 in the Praevian's unit seems just better, as they get that accuracy boost from the Praevian's ability.



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Nah, do it the other way 'round:  Have three Castellax team up with the Praevian in the HQ slot. Then have a unit of one single Castellax in Heavy Support and give him the 'Paragon of Metal'  rule. Those Castellax in the Praevian's unit can't take it, but nothing's keeping the HS slot Castellax from doing so.


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