View Full Version : Once more onto the breach! Heresy Era Iron Warriors - 19th Grand Company

08-09-2013, 14:44
From Iron, cometh Strength.
From Strength, cometh Will.
From Will, cometh Faith.
From Faith, cometh Honour.
From Honour, cometh Iron.
This is the Unbreakable Litany, and may it forever be so.

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Hello and welcome to my Iron Warriors plog!

I initially decided to start an Iron Warrior army at the beginning of 6th edition, new edition, new army! I'd always had a long standing admiration for the Iron Warriors, I absolutely loved the siege specialists theme (and them not being overtly chaotic). Reading the Iron Warriors omnibus was a complete inspiration, it may have also helped that their are an amazing few logs for the IW already here on Warseer, so a credit to those posters. Alas a dilemma struck me, that's right, the all consuming world of the Horus Heresy and Forgeworld! To this end, I decided to carry on with the IW into the 30k universe. As I already had some CSM plastics built I have decided not to bin them off and go totally FW, these will be incorporated into my army, this will now be to show them as a heresy era force with some squads now starting to fall to chaos. I had to um and arr in which section to put this log into, but with the future heresy release for IW (at some point) being the massacre we will be confirmed traitors by this point. Their may be a few Aquila's still knocking around but as above this army will be in transition. I'm expecting big things from FW for the Iron Warriors, I have no specific goal in mind or points total, however this army will probably be huge.

Enough of my jabbering, onto the pics right? Here's how things stand at the moment. These are taken with a phone camera and to be honest they probably won't be taken with anything better, apologies there.

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All of the above, are still WIP (bolters still need to be ordered) These will be quite handy for when I try weathering on them before I hit up the FW mini's. I'd like to replace the top part of the staff on the sorcerer any idea's on a good replacement? I can't say, I'm overtly keen on chevron's on weapons, so as you can see from the above, I'll place chevrons on the Iron Warriors them selves. For the forgeworld legionaries I will mainly be focusing on MKII and MKIII as I find this best fitting to the Iron Warrior aesthetic - I best get building!

Iron Within, Iron Without

Mr Scratch & Sniff
08-09-2013, 20:19
Nice start.

I like the colour your using on the trim, goes a lot better than the rubbish gold I keep using.

Good luck with your army, will be nice to see the FW models.


Iron within!!!

08-09-2013, 20:26
Looks great! The bluish skin tone is very nice and the chevron pattern is sharp which goes down good in my little book. Nice yellow too.

Dark Magos Gillam
10-09-2013, 04:56
Those steam knight heads are perfect for the Iron Warriors aren't the:chrome:. Nice work so far man. Can't wait to see more.

Iron Within!

11-09-2013, 22:42
Thanks for all the replies everyone, I started this plog at the right time add in actually away working this week, I guess that means a weekend at the table then!

The steam knight helmets are actually a perfect fit for iron warriors, can only hope they do a few more, credit to maxmini I asked if he had any extras of certain ones and got sent a fair few extras for free. Over all the painting is actually really quite simple not a lot involved at all but thanks all! The chevrons are a bit of pain when you don't have a steady hand. I was thinking the blue skin was a little bit different I quite like it and will keep going with it.

Mr scratch and sniff, your iron warriors are a real inspiration, esp love the defiler would try something like it myself but better not get ahead of myself.

Iron within!