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Modelling Iron Havocs

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So Guys, I have some Missile launcher and autocannon squads. How do you guys show these are Iron Havocs and not regular heavy support squads?


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IW heads + shoulder pads from FW with mk III I guess. The lack of mk II kit has actually put me off the unit entirely as that's how I want to do them to match the book art. 


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There's no particular visual identifiers mentioned in the black books or BL books, so it's going to be something of your own creation really.

 

- Additional scanners, targeters, aerials, eye lenses, etc. could do to help represent their accuracy.

 

- They have hardened armour so you could give them variant helmets like on the Breacher squads, something to distinguish them from other troops in regular mkIII or other armour marks. Or these heads from Kromlech, they have a good look for specialists in iron armour.

 

- They're elites so having both the usual heavy support chevron and the veteran's cross could make them stand out. Or stick a skull on the heavy support chevron to show their status. Or even make your own Iron Havocs symbol. A cloud with a lightning bolt to show how they rain firepower, or an eagle's head to show their accuracy.

 

- The IVth legion were obviously not big on superfluous decoration but you could do something fairly simple to mark them out. Maybe a diagonal red or yellow stripe on their weapon casings. Or weapon casings in a visibly different colour from the rest of your force. Or a stripe down the centre of their helmets or a kneepad in a different colour.

 

- You've already got these guys but if you have some regular heavy support troops, maybe give them different patterns of weaponry? Like the Iron Havocs get the slick 30k style missile launchers and the regular dudes get the blunter, more simple looking 40k versions. Or one squad gets underslung ones and the other get shoulder-mounted ones. 

 

- Most of the usual ways of showing that they're veterans would work; extra ammo, grenades, knives, pistols, additional gear, servo-skull spotters, improvised armour plates, tabards, pteruges, a nicer helmet crest on the squad leader. They're support squads but the background says they were often near the front of the advance so these still make sense.


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Cheers for the responses brothers.

 

I think "blinging" them up at little is gonna be the best way to go. I wanted to make sure they're visually distinct from regular heavy support squads. 

 

Breacher heads seems like a good start, and some tactical markings. 


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I used the Proteus-II pattern missle launchers to make them distinctive. Breacher heads is a great idea though.


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Cheers that's an idea. I've already got a squad of BaC launchers which is a shame. Keep the ideas coming tho

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For my 4th legion Ito havocs I used MKV armor with the death guard legion up grade heads and the MKIII Iron Warriors shoulder pads. Servo skulls are also a good way
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