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agurus1
01-10-2013, 06:19
Hey there! So I have decided to revamp my Iron Warriors for use with the Horus Heresy series being put out by Forge World. The means all new vehicles and eventually replacing all of my marines torsos and arms with heresy era armour. The general theme will be that of a siege regiment, which means I'll be collecting lots of regular joe marines, fortifications, and artillery. Some of the other guys in my local gaming group are going to do up Heresy armies and we are starting an escalation league. Anyway here is the list that I will be building up for 1750 points, although I will definitely be going bigger after I hit that mark.

EDIT…

Ok some small changes of course here. I decided to scrap the "Gothic Pattern" idea for my marines, and got some Forge World legs. Much cutting and cursing ensued, but I was able to replace all of my Marines legs with either MII, MIII, or MIV legs. I like this take better because it gives a much greater variety of movement and poses in the squads. Also I revised my list to take advantage of the new "Stronghold Assault" release to use even more fortifications. I'm not going to post an army list, but rather my collection as a whole and how their progress is going.

Key:
Green = Painted
Blue = Painting in Progress
Yellow = Built
Red = Unbuilt/Not Purchased

HQ:
Iron Warriors Warsmith with Relic Blade and Servo-Arm

Legion Centurion in Cataphractii Armour w/ Thunder Hammer & Combi-Melta

Legion Centurion w/ Master of Signal

Elites:
Rapier Laser Destroyer Battery 1

Rapier Laser Destroyer Battery 2

Apothecary

5 Tyrant Siege Terminators

Troops:
20 Tactical Legionnaires w/ Nuncio-Vox, and Legion Vexilia

10 Tactical Legionnaires w/ Nuncio-Vox, and Legion Vexilia

Rhino APC

Fast Attack:
Voss-Pattern Lightning

Heavy Support:
2x Basilisks

Vindicator

Vindicator

6 Iron Havocs

Lord of War:
Shadowsword "Ironblood"

Imperial Knight Paladin "Manus Mortis"

Fortifications:
Wall of Martyrs Trenches

Wall of Martyrs Emplacement

Wall of Martyrs Bunker

Wall of Martyrs Firestorm Redoubt

Misc:
Tank Traps
Ammo Dumps
Objectives

C&C is higher recommended as are any tactical discussions for the army. I'm going to include battle reports and tactical musings, alongside the painted miniatures that should soon grace these pages!

IRON WITHIN! IRON WITHOUT! GLORY TO THE IVTH!!! :chrome:

agurus1
01-10-2013, 06:23
Heres a few Meh photos I took for a friend of mine when I wanted to show her some of my work. I'll replace these with better ones once I get my set up... well set up lol

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Heavy%20Support/IMG_0953_zpsd64244b6.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Heavy%20Support/IMG_0953_zpsd64244b6.jpg.html)

Iron Warriors Basilisk, Piece one of three. I'll be adding a servitor crewman and Iron Warrior to it.

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Heavy%20Support/IMG_0954_zps8a68ebe8.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Heavy%20Support/IMG_0954_zps8a68ebe8.jpg.html)

Wall of Martyrs +...

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Heavy%20Support/IMG_0955_zps6bc3a8f9.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Heavy%20Support/IMG_0955_zps6bc3a8f9.jpg.html)

Icarus Lascannon

Hushrong
02-10-2013, 01:46
This looks like fun! I really want to see the basilisk with the Iron Warrior and servitude crew.

agurus1
02-10-2013, 19:54
Thanks! I just got my paycheck this week so I have chad to buy the green stuff I need to fill out my Squads! I have some servo tots left over from a tech marine kit so I'll probably use those :)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:20
Ok here we go, this is all I have so far for the 13th Grand Company, 1st Cohort, 2nd Maniple :)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0555_zps1dc5e242.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0555_zps1dc5e242.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0556_zps821d48f9.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0556_zps821d48f9.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:20
Ok here we go, this is all I have so far for the 13th Grand Company, 1st Cohort, 2nd Maniple :)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0555_zps1dc5e242.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0555_zps1dc5e242.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0556_zps821d48f9.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0556_zps821d48f9.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:24
Characters:
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0532_zpsa8d898d7.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0532_zpsa8d898d7.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0535_zpsa607a2ef.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0535_zpsa607a2ef.jpg.html)
Master of Signal Theocydes

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0534_zpsc5fc4feb.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0534_zpsc5fc4feb.jpg.html)
Apothecary Krisdapor

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0533_zps0220ccd8.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0533_zps0220ccd8.jpg.html)
Apothecary Thukydides

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:26
Rapier Battery 1
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0536_zps07df20ed.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0536_zps07df20ed.jpg.html)
With Immune Primus Arshag on the left, and Immune Markar on the right
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0537_zps31c83685.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0537_zps31c83685.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0539_zps2a3cab69.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0539_zps2a3cab69.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0538_zps4c5802a5.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0538_zps4c5802a5.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:29
Squad 1 Command
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0553_zpsf10bc79b.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0553_zpsf10bc79b.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0552_zpsd7cd7b70.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0552_zpsd7cd7b70.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0554_zps1ab52f52.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0554_zps1ab52f52.jpg.html)
Sergeant

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:30
Squad 1 Legionnaires 6-10
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0551_zps6cc2d3ad.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0551_zps6cc2d3ad.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0550_zps6cd263e4.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0550_zps6cd263e4.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:31
Squad 1 Legionnaires 11-15
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0549_zps8f0f56b9.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0549_zps8f0f56b9.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0548_zpse1107c04.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0548_zpse1107c04.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:32
Squad 1 Legionnaires 16-20
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0547_zps4cc7fdcf.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0547_zps4cc7fdcf.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0546_zpsa5d58643.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0546_zpsa5d58643.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:33
Squad 2 Command
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0544_zps4df08810.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0544_zps4df08810.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0545_zps9e9e3652.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0545_zps9e9e3652.jpg.html)
Sergeant

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:34
Squad 2 Legionnaires 6-10
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0543_zps39f6f41a.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0543_zps39f6f41a.jpg.html)

Squad 2 Legionnaires 11-15
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0542_zpsfe6ee99b.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0542_zpsfe6ee99b.jpg.html)

Squad 2 Legionnaires 16-20
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0541_zps33817fb5.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0541_zps33817fb5.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:36
Artillery Squadron
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0522_zpsf090ada7.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0522_zpsf090ada7.jpg.html)

Basilisk 1
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0523_zps2981d85c.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0523_zps2981d85c.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0525_zps866bd556.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0525_zps866bd556.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0524_zpseca8bf37.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0524_zpseca8bf37.jpg.html)

Basilisk 2
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0527_zps2f309d5e.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0527_zps2f309d5e.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0526_zpsbc9f5d72.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0526_zpsbc9f5d72.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:38
Fortifications (counts as Aegis Defense Line)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0528_zps23137d52.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0528_zps23137d52.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0529_zpsd359648f.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0529_zpsd359648f.jpg.html)

Icarus Interceptor Lascannon
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0531_zps3f05a5bc.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0531_zps3f05a5bc.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0530_zps86aa7562.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0530_zps86aa7562.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:39
And some Heresy Era Imperial Army I'm working on :)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0557_zps51fa051d.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0557_zps51fa051d.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0558_zpsdfb4b7d7.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0558_zpsdfb4b7d7.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0559_zps2906f539.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0559_zps2906f539.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:39
And some Heresy Era Imperial Army I'm working on :)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0557_zps51fa051d.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0557_zps51fa051d.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0558_zpsdfb4b7d7.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0558_zpsdfb4b7d7.jpg.html)
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0559_zps2906f539.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0559_zps2906f539.jpg.html)

agurus1
13-11-2013, 21:43
and how did this guy (gal that is) sneak in there? (she's my character for a kind of kill team campaign my local store is running, everyone gets one character with random rolled for stats and wargear and we all play a mission together against the GM controlled enemy lol, lots of fun!)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_0561_zps8cecec1b.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_0561_zps8cecec1b.jpg.html)

Saardis
13-11-2013, 23:21
Some righteous kitbashing happening here! Nice work, I like the Imperial Army/Guard the most, would love to see some paint on them next. Your killteam character is nicely painted, but I think the basing might need a rethink: when I tilt my head to see the model at the correct angle, it looks like she's leaning over a bit too much. Heresy do some cool pillars and columns, or there's always plenty of good bits in the Citadel building kits.

agurus1
14-11-2013, 00:59
thanks! yeah pretty much everything in my army is kitbashed except for the up and coming Cataphractii terminators I have ordered :) been working on them off and on for a few years lol

I agree with my kill team member, from the side she looks like she is moving forward to spear someone, but she is "wobbly model syndrome" personified lol

as for what is going to be painted next, sorry to say the Imperial Army are on the back burner until FW releases rules for them. I need to finish my 20 man tac squads first! :chrome:

next things on the list to buy and build are:
5 cataphractii, and 2 vindicators

agurus1
15-11-2013, 05:08
any ideas on how to get straight hazard stripes on the shoulder pads/pauldrons? I'm thinking about using tape but I would need something really small :/

Saardis
15-11-2013, 13:44
Tamiya do some very thin tape, less than 5mm wide.

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agurus1
15-11-2013, 17:47
thanks! that should work! :)

Grand Master Azrael
31-12-2013, 08:29
Awesome looking Iron Warriors! I'd like to see some Iron Warriors Cataphractii Terminators painted. I've just started reading the novel Angel Exterminatus and if you would like to field some human elements of the Iron Warriors as well as or instead of Imperial army I think they wear gear imitating Mark IV power armour. Keep up the good work. Perturabo himself woud be proud (although it is not his nature).

agurus1
01-01-2014, 02:31
Awesome looking Iron Warriors! I'd like to see some Iron Warriors Cataphractii Terminators painted. I've just started reading the novel Angel Exterminatus and if you would like to field some human elements of the Iron Warriors as well as or instead of Imperial army I think they wear gear imitating Mark IV power armour. Keep up the good work. Perturabo himself woud be proud (although it is not his nature).

Cheers man! Yeah I finally broke down and decided to rebuild my entire army with the actual FW legs so I'll be tearing my tacticals apart soon. BUT that means that my 10 Cataphractii will be to scale and I'll be building and painted them as I wait for my 20 FW legs to arrive from Ebay ;). And yes I'll be making an Imperial Army contingent ASAP, but only after my Iron Warriors are finished in detail.

Grand Master Azrael
25-01-2014, 22:47
Have you finished your Cataphractii Terminators yet? Can't wait to see them......

Mephisto Dragonbane
26-01-2014, 13:39
Very nice work, I love seeing people's miniature logs progressing well :)

I don't know how your shoulder pads went BUT you could buy a super thin pen and draw the lines on, allowing you to see how they look etc. I have some especially for these kind of situations myself.

Mr joeingtons
30-01-2014, 20:40
nice inspriation for my planned iron warriors :)

agurus1
31-01-2014, 16:27
Cheers for the comments guys! I appreciate it and it keeps me going for sure! Recently down an overhaul of the infantry. I'll put up pics later this week :)

Still Standing
31-01-2014, 21:03
It's a nice, cohesive looking army. Keep it coming. I do have to ask why all your Marines are wearing leather boots though!

agurus1
07-02-2014, 07:27
Ok quick update. Apologize for the crappy photos, I'll take better ones later. Anyway, reworked all of my tactical marines (ripped them apart and gave them FW legs), primed them and now I'm just doing basecoats before I wash them and highlight:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/1017633_10151860768216386_999500700_n_zps7b16a812. jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/1017633_10151860768216386_999500700_n_zps7b16a812. jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/1017448_10151860767591386_1238363194_n_zpsa23976e4 .jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/1017448_10151860767591386_1238363194_n_zpsa23976e4 .jpg.html)

agurus1
07-02-2014, 07:45
I'm trying out a new idea with pauldron symbols, and using colors to designate squads... I'm basing it off this graphic:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/2560x1440_zps06255fd0.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/2560x1440_zps06255fd0.jpg.html)

As you can see, many of the marines have their pauldrons painted alternative colors than just hazard stripes. Blues and greys seem to predominate, with geometric designs and perhaps some personal heraldry and squad markings.

Any suggestions as to how to go about this? I like the blue, but I think the red might be a bit much.

Asdrubael108
07-02-2014, 16:08
Looking great!!! Would love to have some more close-ups!

Still Standing
07-02-2014, 19:29
I think the Iron Warriors look much better now. I like the idea of the Warriors legs, but not for entire armies. Good choice with switching to real Marine legs!

agurus1
07-02-2014, 19:57
Looking great!!! Would love to have some more close-ups!

Thanks, yeah more photos will be forthcoming soon. I'm planning on making a big order to FW soon (need to get me some Iron Warrior pauldrons!).


I think the Iron Warriors look much better now. I like the idea of the Warriors legs, but not for entire armies. Good choice with switching to real Marine legs!

Thanks I agree. Even simply the variety of poses adds a lot to the squads. Before they were all a tad rigid lol.

agurus1
20-04-2014, 09:31
OK!!! Well its been a while but the new HH book has inspired me! Behold! Only missing the IV Legion Shoulder Pads.

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IVadvance_zpsd48c79c9.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IVadvance_zpsd48c79c9.jpg.html)

Alpha Squad advancing alongside Super-Heavy support "Iron Blood"

Asdrubael108
20-04-2014, 19:49
AWESOME!!!!!!! Very nice and very inspirational!!!

agurus1
29-04-2014, 23:39
small update: almost done with some Tyrant Siege Terminators I converted up

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/1926707_10152000350606386_3819855001700112475_n_zp se578cfd8.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/1926707_10152000350606386_3819855001700112475_n_zp se578cfd8.jpg.html)

Missile launchers are from the Imperial Guard Sentinel kit, Terminators are Forgeworld Cataphractii, bases are from Dragonforge (http://dragonforge.com/).

Still Standing
29-04-2014, 23:41
Those look fantastic! I really like how the army looks since you switched to proper Space Marine legs. :)

agurus1
29-04-2014, 23:50
thanks man, I do think that was a good idea lol

after this I'll be going to convert up some Iron Havocs for a tournament this weekend (there is a best painted army prize). If I finish them all by the tournament 1750 point pictures shall follow lol

Mr joeingtons
30-04-2014, 07:47
Wow those look awesome


-joeingtons

Asdrubael108
30-04-2014, 09:32
Looks like you have been buisy mate! Lovely work! ;)

agurus1
01-05-2014, 04:59
Wow those look awesome


-joeingtons


Looks like you have been buisy mate! Lovely work! ;)

Thanks guys! I appreciate the comments! It really does encourage me to keep up the work :) by the way here is some new stuff, got a chance to pedal out most of my newly painted stuff for a 1000 point game vs Astra Militarum. Big Guns Never Tire, Victory for the Iron Warriors 9VP to 7VP!

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWbattleadvance43014_zps1c7c87b0.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWbattleadvance43014_zps1c7c87b0.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWbattletact43014_zps79515d96.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWbattletact43014_zps79515d96.jpg.html)

And we couldn't resist making a mini-diorama after the game:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWvsAstraM143014_zps54b132e3.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWvsAstraM143014_zps54b132e3.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWvsAstraM343014_zps55cf0e9f.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWvsAstraM343014_zps55cf0e9f.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWvsAstraM543014_zps80edbf1a.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWvsAstraM543014_zps80edbf1a.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWvsAstraM243014_zps00979c19.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWvsAstraM243014_zps00979c19.jpg.html)

agurus1
01-05-2014, 05:01
Also here is the Shadowsword (cristened "Ironblood"), with some new camo-netting I decided to try my hand at:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWIronblood2_zps0bcef739.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWIronblood2_zps0bcef739.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWIronBlood1_zpsd7b1219c.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWIronBlood1_zpsd7b1219c.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWIronblood3_zps86c2738b.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWIronblood3_zps86c2738b.jpg.html)

agurus1
01-05-2014, 05:07
And here is the whole 1000 point army (in sections):

The Tactical Squads (Alpha in front with red squad markings, and Beta in back with blue markings), the Apothecary is unfinished at the moment.

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWwideshotright43014_zps2af11a05.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWwideshotright43014_zps2af11a05.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWwideshotleft43014_zps0847a990.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWwideshotleft43014_zps0847a990.jpg.html)

And the Tyrant Siege Terminators led by a WIP Librarian Centurion in Cataphractii Armour:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWlibrarianandtermis43014_zps01917663.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWlibrarianandtermis43014_zps01917663.jpg.html)

And of course what Iron Warrior army would be complete without a trusty fortification? Here's my Imperial Bunker with Icarus Lascannon and Escape Hatch:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWbunker43014_zps4f1a27d1.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWbunker43014_zps4f1a27d1.jpg.html)

I plan on taking the 1000 point army + the Shadowsword and a 6 man Iron Havoc team I'm working on to a tournament this weekend. Battle reports shall follow!!!

And the whole 1000 point army together:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1715_zpscea4fb87.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1715_zpscea4fb87.jpg.html)
IRON WITHIN! IRON WITHOUT!

Mr joeingtons
01-05-2014, 07:37
Love the netting on the shadowsword :)


-joeingtons

Still Standing
01-05-2014, 08:22
I'd love to face your army on the table. :)

Asdrubael108
01-05-2014, 08:30
That looks great! What's up next?

agurus1
01-05-2014, 20:38
Love the netting on the shadowsword :)

thanks man, its some J&J basic medical gauze:
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IWgauze_zpse9471931.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IWgauze_zpse9471931.jpg.html)

I can do a "how too" for the camo-netting if you are interested.


I'd love to face your army on the table. :)

Next time you are in Southern California look me up ;), there is actually a growing faction of HH players around here so hopefully I'll have some sweet HH battle reports to post up as the army progresses. So far we have 1 World Eater, a starting up Alpha Legion player, a second starting Iron Warriors and maybe a Raven Guard and Imperial Fist lol


That looks great! What's up next?

Well I have to finish my HQ's (Cataphractii Librarian and a converted up Warsmith Kyrgyz Vhalen. Also have to finish my Iron Havocs which in the long run will require a FW order. Then there is a Vindicator, and a Rhino. Also.... Knight Titan!!! :chrome:

agurus1
02-05-2014, 04:25
Teaser of whats next ;)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/backofknighttitantease_zpsfde33163.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/backofknighttitantease_zpsfde33163.jpg.html)

naryn
02-05-2014, 05:35
Whereabouts in SoCal are you? I'd love a chance to see or play against your Iron Warriors, especially since I have my own.

So excited for the Knight!

agurus1
02-05-2014, 06:25
Whereabouts in SoCal are you? I'd love a chance to see or play against your Iron Warriors, especially since I have my own.

So excited for the Knight!

Cool! I only ever really game at the Thousand Oaks GamesWorkshop in Ventura County. Message me if you ever want to get in a battle... er... "training exercise" fellow warsmith! :chrome:

Asdrubael108
03-05-2014, 09:41
How do you paint 'em??? Do you have a tutorial anywhere???

agurus1
03-05-2014, 11:46
How do I paint my Iron Warriors in general? I don't have a tutorial yet but I can certainly do one if there is interest :)

Asdrubael108
03-05-2014, 18:15
How do I paint my Iron Warriors in general? I don't have a tutorial yet but I can certainly do one if there is interest :)

please....... I'd love a tutorial!!!

agurus1
05-05-2014, 23:21
Ok so small update (and Asdrubael I'm working on that tutorial), I recently realized that I haven't posted the obligatory workspace photo!!!

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1761_zps4d52604b.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1761_zps4d52604b.jpg.html)

and yes that 2'x2' hunk of foam and plastic and glue is the beginning of my Armies on Parade entry featuring my very own 13th Great Company of Iron Warriors!

And of course the completely necessary pet photo, here's my wiener-dog getting in some good reading time.

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1762_zpsf33b4518.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1762_zpsf33b4518.jpg.html)

agurus1
11-05-2014, 06:03
Ok so had a tournament last weekend as some of you know at a little place in Northridge, California called Game Ogre. 1750 list, Escalation and Stronghold Assault, and Forge World allowed :) First things first let me present my hastily assembled Iron Havocs with Missile Launchers:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0580_zpsa54eb9f7.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0580_zpsa54eb9f7.jpg.html)

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Also my Terminator Librarian Centurion:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0586_zps6038e5cc.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0586_zps6038e5cc.jpg.html)

And my Apothecary:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0587_zps6081ead3.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0587_zps6081ead3.jpg.html)

All of that rounded out my list to a full 1750 all painted :)

agurus1
11-05-2014, 06:07
First game was vs Eldar. His list was something like this:

Farseer

Eldrad

Pathfinders

Wraithguard in Waveserpent x 2

3x3 Scatter Laser War Walkers

Aegis Defense Line with Quad Gun

He set up first concentrating in the middle behind a big hill and his Aegis, we had night-fighting rolled for all the tables.

This is me getting everything ready:
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0591_zps3dcffab2.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0591_zps3dcffab2.jpg.html)

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http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0593_zps5cb6b9c1.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0593_zps5cb6b9c1.jpg.html)

And final set up:
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0594_zpsa63e46ef.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0594_zpsa63e46ef.jpg.html)

agurus1
11-05-2014, 06:22
So the short story of Game 1 is: I lost. Long story is I underestimated the amount of shots the warwalkers could send downwind, got some poor shooting phases in myself, and got outflanked by some Wraithguards that took out my Shadowsword. Here are some pictures :)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0595_zps0c4c7d95.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0595_zps0c4c7d95.jpg.html)

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agurus1
11-05-2014, 06:53
For the second round I was a Pass. I got some chow with my friend (who went on to win the tournament), and my girlfriend and got in a game of Settlers of Catan (first time, very fun, would reccomend). When I came back it was time for the 3rd Round and I was set up with a Tau player. His list went some thing like this:

HQ:
Ethereal

Elites:
2 Ion Cannon Riptides

Troops:
~ 4x 6 Fire Warriors

Fast Attack:
~ 2x 8 Pathfinders

Heavy Support:
2x3 Broadsides w/ Missile Pods, and Missile Drones

Hammerhead with Railgun and Longstrike


This game was going my way from the start. My Librarian got Precognition which helped my squad of Tyrant Terminators shrug off a lot of the Tau firepower throughout the game. First turn I split fired with my Terminator Sarge who took out the Ethereal who was running around solo (?), and combined shooting took out a squad of Broadsides. From that point on my opponent was a bit shaken I think and had a hard time concentrating his firepower throughout the rest of the game, killing a model here and removing a hullpoint there but not really destroying any squads of mine until Alpha squad bought it lategame. Stars of the show were my Tyrant Terminators and the Librarian who took out a lot of fire warriors and finally took out both Riptides in close combat after they tried chasing town my Shadowsword. Victory to me. Here are some pics:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0603_zps2dce0dea.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0603_zps2dce0dea.jpg.html)

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agurus1
11-05-2014, 06:56
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agurus1
11-05-2014, 07:09
There was a painting competition for Best Painted army (which I won for $25 store credit, yay!) This is my army on presentation for the judging:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0627_zpse97950c5.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0627_zpse97950c5.jpg.html)

And here is a close up again of my Iron Havocs:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0628_zps6b989807.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/The%20Iron%20Scourge%20Iron%20Warriors/Game%20Ogre%20April/IMG_0628_zps6b989807.jpg.html)

Thanks for the support so far! You guys have really kept me going.

This was my list for the Tournament:

HQ:
Librarian Centurion in Cataphractii Terminator Armour with Power Axe and 3 Mastery Levels

Elite:
Apothecary with Power Axe, Artificer Armour, Auspex

5 Tyrant Siege Terminators with Combi-Plasma, and Chainfist

Troops:
19 Tactical Legionnaires w/ Meltabombs on the Sarge

10 Tactical Legionnaires

Heavy Support:
6 Iron Havocs w/ Missile Launchers (Frag, Flakk, Krak) and Artificer/Auspex on Sarge

Lord of War:
Shadowsword

Fortification:
Wall of Martyrs Imperial Bunker with Escape Hatch and Icarus Lascannon

OVER ALL THOUGHTS:
I'm thinking about replacing my Iron Havocs, Apothecary, and Imperial Bunker with 2 Vindicators with Dozer Blades and Machine Spirits, and a Firestorm Redoubt and the Shadowsword with an Imperial Knight for next months tournament. I like the rest of my army but the Iron Havocs seemed to have a dubious amount of effect on either games. And the Shadowsword while is SD is nice, is too much of a random variable with only a 5" blast and BS3, if it decides to go on a coffee break for a game that is a lot of my armies combat potential pretty much negated. The more accurate Rapid Fire Battle Cannon, and the Two fast Demolishers may bring more to my list I hope.

Mr joeingtons
11-05-2014, 08:32
Hmm vindicator are very iron warriory I say do it but go for demios pattern :)


-joeingtons

Asdrubael108
11-05-2014, 10:11
Hmm vindicator are very iron warriory I say do it but go for demios pattern :)


-joeingtons

You schouldn't go for the deimos, go for the normal, cut the front piece from the bog gun from the stompa, and put it on the vindi! It looks AWESOME!!!

agurus1
11-05-2014, 17:35
I would love to go Demios, but my wallet will be strained already trying to get a hold of all those extra Iron Warriors shoulder pads! I'll be going, I suppose its Mars pattern?

Btw Asdrubael, I haven't forgotten the tutorial, just waiting till I'm in a place with better lighting to do it.:chrome:

Still Standing
11-05-2014, 22:51
Wel done at the tournament, however since I picked up my copy of the new codex size army list book your list is not longer legal. librarians now only go up to level 2, which as a Thousand Sons player is highly disappointing. :(

agurus1
12-05-2014, 03:46
Man that's lame. Kinda takes the wind out my psychic support, that's one less roll on the divination table which hurts my chances of getting the spells I want. I was thinking about taking a praetor though, specifically Kyrgyz Vhalen (making a conversion for him).

agurus1
13-05-2014, 07:12
Just a small update of my Armies on Parade board:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/10256887_10152022867096386_5340972454389240997_n_z ps2a1a33e3.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/10256887_10152022867096386_5340972454389240997_n_z ps2a1a33e3.jpg.html)

and some details of the ruined building so far:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/10276992_10152022866821386_7980082606450431683_n_z ps02d5acdc.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/10276992_10152022866821386_7980082606450431683_n_z ps02d5acdc.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/10373953_10152022866881386_1483980263458088687_n_z psb72ff466.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/10373953_10152022866881386_1483980263458088687_n_z psb72ff466.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/15114_10152022867061386_7557133911134165670_n_zps5 b553909.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/15114_10152022867061386_7557133911134165670_n_zps5 b553909.jpg.html)

Mr joeingtons
13-05-2014, 07:49
Looks lovely, what are the walls made out of?


-joeingtons

agurus1
13-05-2014, 08:03
Looks lovely, what are the walls made out of?


-joeingtons

Thanks! Just foamcore with some detailing with card from a Dark Vengeance box lol, and some resin bits.

Mr joeingtons
13-05-2014, 16:21
Cheers, as I am making a board I might use that to make more variety


-joeingtons

agurus1
13-05-2014, 20:40
Cheers, as I am making a board I might use that to make more variety


-joeingtons

Cool! Glad to have helped!

Mr joeingtons
13-05-2014, 21:36
Cheer man keep the good work up enjoying it very much :)


-joeingtons

Sammun
15-05-2014, 07:49
I hate this. I hate it so much.

Damn this infernal jealousy!!
You have inspired me to add a squad of these blokes to my new chaos army, I can only hope they're even a fraction of these!

Keep up the great work Agurus1!!

MrKeef
15-05-2014, 10:43
Gorgeous army and u like that you're keeping it fluffy. Can't wait to see what you di with it next! :)

agurus1
10-06-2014, 04:51
Thank you all for your interest and support thus far, keeps me motivated for sure!!! Now for a minor update!

Introducing the Manu Mortis!!! :chrome:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1891_zpscb241f93.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1891_zpscb241f93.jpg.html)

Finished it just in time for this:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1890_zpsa325c69b.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1890_zpsa325c69b.jpg.html)

My Armies on Parade Entry!

Try to spot the guys I haven't put up here yet. I know there are 2 Legion Units you haven't seen yet besides the Knight. :angel:

Also these are the other entries:

Chaos Daemons
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1894_zpsbda266a4.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1894_zpsbda266a4.jpg.html)

Orks
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1893_zps1d158cec.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1893_zps1d158cec.jpg.html)

and Astra Militarum
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1892_zps07becfd9.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1892_zps07becfd9.jpg.html)

Sadly apparently Armies on Parade isn't an "Official" event anymore so it was more for fun than anything else. Still it helped me finish my army (mostly). And I'm ready for more! Photos of the more recently added units coming soon!

Mr joeingtons
10-06-2014, 08:19
Nice!!!!!!!! Glad to see you back :)


-joeingtons

agurus1
10-06-2014, 08:32
Thanks man! Good to be back! Be sure the only reason I wasn't posting is because I was painting!

Also here are some WIP shots for those of you interested in that sort of thing:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/earlyAoP2_zpsdb9119dd.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/earlyAoP2_zpsdb9119dd.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1882_zps72616caf.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1882_zps72616caf.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1883_zps291484db.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1883_zps291484db.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1884_zpsa731251d.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1884_zpsa731251d.jpg.html)

And me test fitting my army the morning of the Parade ;)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1885_zpsa693ccc9.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1885_zpsa693ccc9.jpg.html)

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1886_zps07cdb98b.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1886_zps07cdb98b.jpg.html)

Next up I'm planning to convert some Legion Recon squads (basically scouty legionnaires), and perhaps add on to the Armies on Parade entry by finishing a complete 6x4 gaming table!

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1896_zps84f37698.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1896_zps84f37698.jpg.html)

Mr joeingtons
10-06-2014, 09:26
Good plan, yeah love the bolters with long barrels they have :)


-joeingtons

agurus1
11-06-2014, 05:53
Also upon seeing this: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Downloads/Product/PDF/N/Navigator.pdf

I'm going to convert up a Navigator to accompany my force! Maybe even fit it into a couple of games.

IRON WITHIN IRON WITHOUT!!!! :chrome:

Asdrubael108
11-06-2014, 06:15
Ohhhhhh.... Look! It's the new Jaws! Can't wait to see what ya come up with!

agurus1
12-06-2014, 07:29
Little update, got some sniper rifles and started converting the recon unit. In the back you can see the IG astropath that I intend to use as a base for the Navigator.

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsed85df10.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsed85df10.jpg.html)

Mr joeingtons
12-06-2014, 07:45
Nice bases!


-joeingtons

naryn
13-06-2014, 01:33
The sniper rifle/bolter combination is perfect, I was just looking for something similar. Cheers!

agurus1
13-06-2014, 04:56
Yeah, just sliced off the sniper rifles stock and attached the rear of the bolter (the part just past the casing) to the end of the rifles. The results look a lot like the FW ones I think, just minus the Bolter clips. Glad they appeal to you!

Phatsquirre1
19-06-2014, 23:47
Nice recon marines! The rifles look great.

How do you find the Tyrant Siege Terminators to be in game?

agurus1
20-06-2014, 00:17
Tyrant Siege Terminators are an interesting concept. They put out a fair amount of damage (min squad is 10 Krak or Frag Missiles a turn). Wrecker got better for them now that 7th has given Fortifications that are buildings Hull Points so you stand a decent chance of Glancing a Medium building to death.

My only thing against them is they cost a lot more than a basic Legion Terminator Squad (almost a 150% markup), and at least in the previous edition (6th) they couldn't score (Ever, not even with Pride of the Legion). Their price really does affect my choice of using them cause every 1 I roll for an armour save is ~60 points, a normal terminator squad is more like ~24. Their weakness like every terminator, is masses of low quality shots, and for their points per wound they are a lot worse in that regard than other Legion Elite Terminators. Maybe if they had an extra wound or maybe even BS5 I would be more enthused about using them.

I haven't taken them yet in 7th (only played one game so far), so maybe with the change in scoring they will be a viable objective holder, just sitting in your backfield lobbing missiles, and a decent counter assault unit with 2+4++ and 15 S8 AP2 attacks on the charge.

I will say this Split Fire on the Sergeant is pretty fun sometimes. He has capped a couple lone characters with Krak Missiles because my opponents were betting I wouldn't waste a full squads worth of shooting to nab them (they were right after a fashion I suppose).

For me I was running them at 300 points (Sergeant took a Combi-Melta). And after a few games I realized that for those points I could take 2x Vindicators with Machine Spirits and Dozer Blades.

I'll probably give them a couple more tries in 7th but competitively I think I'm past them.

Edit: If I were to say what there were best at, it would be eliminating cheap hordes at range. 10 S4 small blasts is going to put the hurt on Ork mobs, Gaunt swarms, Blob Guard Squads, in a big way. Take a Divination psyker for Prescience and extra goodies.

GabrielSantar229
20-06-2014, 16:33
Oh my god! Those Iron Warriors are awesome! They look just like Iron Warriors(in my mind should) slow and cumbersome but nevertheless incredibly deadly. Those Tyrant siege terminators are even better. You have tempted me back from my idea of doing a pre heresy world eaters army.
Iron Within, Iron Without

agurus1
20-06-2014, 18:16
Oh my god! Those Iron Warriors are awesome! They look just like Iron Warriors(in my mind should) slow and cumbersome but nevertheless incredibly deadly. Those Tyrant siege terminators are even better. You have tempted me back from my idea of doing a pre heresy world eaters army.
Iron Within, Iron Without

Good to hear! Welcome back to the IV Legion, Brother! IRON WITHIN! IRON WITHOUT! :chrome:

BTW I got a second Vindicator (second-hand) off a friend and I'm working on bringing it up to the rest of the armies quality. Also orders 3 Thallax that I'm going to paint up, every good Iron Warriors general needs some Mechanicus friends right? ;) I see some Castellax in my future ;)

GabrielSantar229
20-06-2014, 23:05
Indeed my Iron Warriotmrs will be back on track :)
Incidentaly I've finished the draft army list for the forces of unification :)

agurus1
20-06-2014, 23:37
Indeed my Iron Warriotmrs will be back on track :)
Incidentaly I've finished the draft army list for the forces of unification :)

Ooo PM me it please

GabrielSantar229
20-06-2014, 23:58
I will as soon as I've finished tweaking the Geno troopers points cost and checking everything over :) Btw could you do a tutorial on how you made your tyrant siege terminators?

Asdrubael108
21-06-2014, 10:22
Hey Argurus: would you be intrested in a vindicator with the cannon of a stompa? (the front part)

Still Standing
21-06-2014, 14:24
Hey Argurus: would you be intrested in a vindicator with the cannon of a stompa? (the front part)

I've heard you mention that a couple of times now.mmdo you have a picture to show off? :)

agurus1
21-06-2014, 22:15
I will as soon as I've finished tweaking the Geno troopers points cost and checking everything over :) Btw could you do a tutorial on how you made your tyrant siege terminators?

The conversion was fairly simple actually.

1) I took the IG Sentinel Missile Launcher, and filed down the Skull on it with a flat file.

2) I sliced of enough of the mounting section beneath the launcher that it would fit on the back of a Cataphractii.

3) a little bit of gorilla glue and green stuff later and presto!

GabrielSantar229
21-06-2014, 23:03
Thanks! What did you think of the unification wars army list I sent you?

agurus1
23-06-2014, 19:12
I think you should have multiple units for each nation that was around during the Unification Wars (ie. The Pan-Pacfic Empire, Sud-Merica, Nordafrik Enclaves, ect...)

Btw I am thinking about adding some Mechanicus to my army as an allied contingent. I have already ordered 3 Thallaxi cause they are freaking awesome looking. I now have a choice between 3 more Thallaxi or 2 Castellax. Thoughts? I'm going to make a custom Magos to head up the Allied contingent.

Mr joeingtons
23-06-2014, 20:24
Thallax all the way


-joeingtons

agurus1
24-06-2014, 04:48
Thallax all the way


-joeingtons

The order is in! Thallax it is! (They look so freaking cool). Also think that a squad would make a pretty cool kill team!

Mr joeingtons
24-06-2014, 08:25
Yeah I know right!!! Just a big rank of them mmmm


-joeingtons

Phatsquirre1
25-06-2014, 05:33
Thanks for the response on the terminators! I'll have to look into them...but vindicators do seem more fun. Are you using the FW Deimos pattern ones or the GW ones?

And yes to Mechanicum Allies, and especially the Thallaxi. :cool: Will they be Ordo Reductor?

Excited to see more :chrome:

GabrielSantar229
25-06-2014, 13:09
Agreed about the IW and mechanicum allies. No Warsmith can truly call himself a warsmith until he's allied himself with the mechanicum :)
On a slightly different topic are you going to create a backtory for your IW grand company?

agurus1
25-06-2014, 21:06
Thanks for the response on the terminators! I'll have to look into them...but vindicators do seem more fun. Are you using the FW Deimos pattern ones or the GW ones?

And yes to Mechanicum Allies, and especially the Thallaxi. :cool: Will they be Ordo Reductor?

Excited to see more :chrome:

I think they will be Tahgmata Omnisiah, simply because in the long (long, long, long) run, I'd like to have a full force :) Also thinking about building up some of the Revenant Alchemistry Adesecularis Covenant by using converted ghouls and so on. A bit of a horde element there that I find appealing.


Agreed about the IW and mechanicum allies. No Warsmith can truly call himself a warsmith until he's allied himself with the mechanicum :)
On a slightly different topic are you going to create a backtory for your IW grand company?

I did have background for them when I was using them as a Post-Heresy force. But now, I'm going to have to go back and rewrite everything (which I am doing). Maybe I'll give you all a teaser of what I'm working on later this week if you are interested. :chrome:

GabrielSantar229
25-06-2014, 21:45
YES!!! Please do!!!

agurus1
26-06-2014, 21:14
Here goes, hope you enjoy... :chrome:

“Brothers! The shadow of the Olympia is now behind us. The Emperor in his ignorance and tyranny will not forgive us for what was done, what our Father knew had to be done. Weakness cannot be tolerated in humanity if it is to remain strong. Iron Within, Iron Without brothers! What we do from this moment onwards is not only to redeem ourselves, but to redeem humanity from the void that yawned before it. Forward! Iron Within, Iron Without! For the Warmaster!” – attributed To Warsmith Zoravar

The 13th Grand Company of the Iron Warriors Legion had a long and successful (if unremarkable) existence up until the rediscovery of their father, Perturabo, on Olympia. After that day everything changed. The Primarch, disappointed at his Legion’s perceived inadequacies enacted an order of Decimation upon his newfound men. One Legionnaire in every ten died by lottery, killed on the blades of his comrades. The 13th Grand Company’s command echelons suffered the most grievously, leading to a series of sudden promotions. After the dust settled, Centurion Zoravar found himself not only with the rank of Praetor, but also Warsmith with the command of an entire Grand Company.

Terran by birth, Zoravar had led an exemplary career that had led to his rise from line Legionnaire, to Sergeant, to Centurion after his actions during a campaign the 13th prosecuted against the uncompliant human civilization “The Hijard”. A hard campaign, in which the Legionnaires found themselves fighting almost their equivalents in terms of armour and ordnance, Zoravar was 1st Sergeant in the final storming of the Hierarchs palace. His cohort was first into the upper levels of the palace, taking each room by furious close quarters combat. In the final push into the throne room, Zoravar’s Centurion, Parvaux, was slain by a heretical auto-war construct. Lifting Parvaux’s relic blade, Zoravar and his squad managed to take down the machine. Within the throne room, the Hiearch and his personal guard put up a hard fight, their powerstaves, and exo-armour meeting the combat knives and battle plate of the IX Legion. When the killing was done, Zoravar and half his squad remained, and in the aftermath he was promoted to Centurion, bringing in the head of the Hierarch as a trophy to add to the Halls of Honor.

After the Decimation, the now Warsmith Zoravar threw himself into an almost zealous furor of activity to make the 13th compliant with Purturabo’s newest edicts and regulations. Within record time, the 13th was a perfect exemplar of the method of war the Lord of Iron wanted to prosecute, full scale, unadulterated, total war. The 13th Grand Company was attached to the 21st Expeditionary Fleet, and Zoravar made sure it was accompanied by barges especially commissioned for the production of war material. The 13th became self sustaining, capable of creating squadrons of siege vehicles, Astartes battleplate, and tons of ordnance. So prepared the 21st Expeditionary Fleet set out into the Halo Stars, with orders to capture, hold, and fortify any habitable world they came across. With Warsmith Zoravar at the helm, eager to make his Father proud, honor demanded that the 13th walk in blood to erase their supposed sins before all was done.

__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ____

Also, today Forgeworld released this:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/thanatar1_zps82944b6d.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/thanatar1_zps82944b6d.jpg.html)

Lets just say my wallet is furious ;)

Phatsquirre1
27-06-2014, 04:17
Nice fluff there agurus1, too bad you fell for Horus' lies... ;)

Can't wait to see the Thanatar, and like the idea of the Taghmata Omnissiah, especially as a horde force. Are you going to invest in the Tech-Thralls at any point?

Mr joeingtons
27-06-2014, 09:05
You didn't buy that as well did you ;)!!! And I thought I was the only serial buyer around


-joeingtons

agurus1
27-06-2014, 19:51
Nice fluff there agurus1, too bad you fell for Horus' lies... ;)

Can't wait to see the Thanatar, and like the idea of the Taghmata Omnissiah, especially as a horde force. Are you going to invest in the Tech-Thralls at any point?

Since the only tech-thralls I am likely to take in a list are ones raised from human remains by "Revenant Alchemistry", I'll just make conversions using Vampire Counts Ghouls instead of investing in the FW resin kits.


You didn't buy that as well did you ;)!!! And I thought I was the only serial buyer around


-joeingtons

I am going to have to at some point, its just too juicy to look at!

I'm thinking about trying this list out at 1750:

IX Legion (Main Detachement) -

HQ:
Legion Praetor (Warsmith w/ Servo-Arm), Master-Crafted Paragon Blade, Melta-Bombs, Iron Halo

Elites:
Legion Apothecary

Troops:
18 Tactical Legionnaires w/ Nuncio-Vox, and Legion Vexilia

10 Tactical Legionnaires w/ Nuncio-Vox

Heavy Support:
Legion Vindictor

2x Legion Basilisks

Taghmata Omnisiah (Allied Detachment)

HQ: Magos Dominus w/ Servo-Arm

Troops:
6 Thallaxii w/ 2 Photon Thrusters

Heavy Support:
Thanatar Class Siege-Automata Maniple w/ Paragon of Metal, Enhanced Targeting Array

agurus1
28-06-2014, 17:41
Going to a tournament today! Stay tuned on this Vox channel for more information!

agurus1
30-06-2014, 08:58
Ok so this is the list I ran with yesterday. Tournament was 1750 using 7th Edition Rules (my first games of 7th). Unbound was not allowed, and missions wouldn't be using Maelstrom of War. All missions had a total of 10 VPs worth (4 for Primary Missions, 3 for Secondary, 1 each for Slay the Warlord, First Blood, and Linebreaker.

HQ:
Praetor w/ Warsmith +Servo Arm, Paragon Blade (Master-Crafted), Digital Lasers, Iron Halo

Elites:
Apothercary w/ Agury Scanner, Power Sword, and Artificer Armour

2x Rapier Laser Destroyers

Troops:
18 Tactical Legionnaires w/ Legion Vexillia, Nuncio-Vox, Sergeant w/ Melta-Bombs + Artificer Armour

10 Tactical Legionnaires w/ Nuncio-Vox

Heavy Support:
Legion Vindicator w/ Dozer Blade + Machine Spirit

2x Legion Basilisks

Fortifications:
Wall of Martyrs Bunker w/ Escape Hatch and Icarus Lascannon

Lord Of War:
Knight Paladin

First Mission was Me vs Necrons, Primary Mission was Crusade, Secondary was Emperors Will. I won first turn and deployment:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp289/agurus1/IMG_1997_zpsc9191a92.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/agurus1/media/IMG_1997_zpsc9191a92.jpg.html)

This was my solid senter, I had my vindicator in the middle capping my Emperors Will objective, and on my far right the 10 man squad, and at the edge of the map my Knight.

He huddled up in his righthand corner (my left), and far away from my knight as he could possibly get. His list went a bit like this:

HQ:
Imhotep the Stormlord

3x Necron Lords w/ Scyths, Sepitermal Weave, Res Orbs, and Mindshackle scarabs (in large blobs of warriors)

Elites:
5 of the assassin type robots ( the sniper guys)

Troops:
3x 12-15ish Warriors each, one brought a Ghost Ark with them.

5 Immortals with the Gauss weapons (Imhotep here)

2x3 Scarab Swarms

Heavy Support:

Annihilation Barge

Annihilation Barge

Doomscythe

He failed to seize and an unnatural night descended upon the battlefield.

__________________________________________________ ___________________________


"Warsmith," Sergeant Osman from 1st Squad marched into the command bunker, "trip-mines have detected and incoming force. Some kind of automated-weaponized robotica."

Zoravar turned, his servo-arm snapping with its masters agitation, "This planet's compliance has caused us enough trouble. Is this some last gambit of the resistance here?"

"Unlikely Warsmith," the sergeant donned his plumed helm, "preliminary reports indicate massive civilian casualties. I doubt the resistance would so risk it's popularity."

"Very well, I want all squads prepped and ready to repel, battle plan Beta-13. I want power plants engaged here, and on our armoured support. Does that Knight pilot know whats expected of her?"

"The Mortis Knight is already ranged on our right flank, my Lord."

Warsmith Zoravar retrieved his Paragon Blade from his weapons rack, "Your squad is with me, and make sure Apothercary Krisdapor meets us in the tunnel. With any luck we can catch these bastards in the open." They moved though the bunkers lower levels, reaching a ferrocrete lined tunnel that angled out away from the bunker towards the enemies deployment zone. Already 1st squad was advancing up it, three abreast chanting "Iron Within, Iron Without." Osman racked the slide on his bolter. "One thing Sergeant. Where did these robotica come from?"

"Their forces seem to have been concentrated in the north, but orbital augurs can't determine a drop site or base of operations. It's as if they were buried and emerged from the earth itself."

Zoravar engaged the power field on his weapon, which began to glow, "Well, we'll be sure to send them back then."

________________

1st Turn: Iron Warriors:

1st Squad emerged from the hidden access port to the underground tunnel, mere yards from the advancing robotic infantry. Baleful lights glowed in silvered heads as the robitica advanced through the unnatural twilight. "Disperse! Lay down cover fire!", Osman shouting into his micro-link. Vox specialist Clonius could be heard directing the Basilisks fire power, and soon explosions bloomed along the advancing forces. With a popping noise, some sort of force field disapated around a floating weapons-barge, and several robotica fell. Further to the right, with a deeper boom the Vindicator spoke, popping the force-field of a second barge and felling some foot troops.

"Second Squad advancing. We are going to occupy the fortification infront of our position."

Suddenly two bright beams of light appeared and struck the left most weapons-barge destroying it in an incandesent bloom of fire. "Rapier Battery comfirms a kill."

"Well done Arshag." the Warsmith grinned, "We will make scrap-metal of these foes yet."

__________

On the far right flank of the Iron Warriors position, Manus Mortis, and Paladin class Knight strode forward around the ruined fortification that dominated the center of the battleground. Its pilot, Katerina, relished the sense of anticipation that flooded the MIU, Manus Mortis wanted to kill. As she rounded the dilapidated tower, her HUD picked out a glowing series of targets in red, and in blue 1st Squad emerging from a hidden sally port. How those Iron Warriors loved their fortifications. "This is Manus Morits, I am committing." she blurted to the Warsmith. With a howl, she unleashed her rapid-fire battle cannon, sending hypervelocity explosives screaming into the closest horde of machine-things.

Turn 1: Necrons

The Iron Warriors weapons had barely begun to reload when Zoravar saw some of the fallen robotica begin to knit themselves together. "Squads acknowledge, Robitica have a self-repair mechanism. Exercise extreme prejudice." A series of assents came in over the comms. Suddenly the closest squads of enemy robotica began firing, from the ruins to 1st Squads right, and the heavier robot forms behind the robots in front of them. Beams of garish green light hit his men, flaying a few to the bone. The intact weapons barge shot pure-white lighting that thankfully the ceramite of the Legionnaires battle-plate grounded. Further right, the Vindicator became the target of the third squad of robitca, which stripped some plating away from the venerable tank.

Suddenly the skies opened up and lighting began to strike the battlefield, an unfortunate legionnaire from 1st squad was caught, his plating and inhanced biology overwhelmed, and he fell a smoking shell of armour.

Using the cover of the rest of the robiticas fire, the squad directly infront of 1st squad had made a rapid advance and Zoravar could now see their intent. "1st Squad! Prepare to repel enemy." With a roar, the squad triggered chain-bayonets and managed to get off a few snap shots before the robotic foe made it into close combat. They were prodigiously strong, almost a match for the Legionnaires. From behind the ranks of robots, came a larger form, some sort of command variant Zoravar presumed, it bore a lightning wreathed scythe, and an orb of green light. Suddenly, small robotic insects leap from the hidden folds of the command robitica's steel cloak and swarmed Zoravar. They didn't bite or scratch, but he could feel his mind being turned, could feel some unbidden desire to cause harm to his comrades surfacing. But he caught sight of the Vexillia being carried by 1st squad Signifer and pushed those thoughts away, brushing aside the metallic gnats.

In that brief moment of hesitation, Osman had leapt between the commanding robot, and his Warsmith and was now trading blows with the creature. It was brave but foolhardy, and with a wide swing, the scythe caught Osman a blow across the chest. Zoravar lost sight of his sergeant as the melee closed in around him. With a roar he lunged forward, his blade carving aside several of the robotic foe, and he could see 1st Squad legionnaires carving apart many of the other robots. The robitic foe faltered for a split second, and then began to simultaneously attempt to withdraw. 1st squad swept into them and cut them apart, Zoravar himself planting his paragon blade in the spine of the command robot. Before them the Warsmith could see the hulking forms of five elite robotica, and within the unit the decorated form of what must be the robotic high commander. "FORWARD! Iron Within! Iron Without!" He could see Osman's body lying in the wake of the melee, but he would have to wait to discover the fate of his sergeant.

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Turn 2: Iron Warriors

"Forward Brothers!", roared Zoravar as he led 1st squad's advance to within striking distance of the elite robotica, mag-clamping their bolters in favor of bolt-pistols, grenades, and combat blades. Keying his micro-link he contacted his support sections, "Ferrum (the vindicator), pull back, and hold our center. Basilisk batteries lay it on. Rapiers I want that second weapons-barge dead. 2nd squad keep your advance up, I want you to pincer that advancing squad from the fortification complex in support of the Ferrum. Manus Mortis... you know what to do." A chorus of assents flowed in and his projected tactical overlay showed his formations moving into position. The false light still clung to the battlefield, but it was again lit with the red blooms of earthshaker, and demolisher shells. The advancing robotica squad was again hit hard, but some shells scattered back and did minor damage to the larger support barge lurking behind the ruin.

Once again the rapiers fired, and incinerated some key system on the second weapons-barge, causing it to settle softly to the ground. The Knight advanced and fired again, destroying multiple robitic infantry.

Using the weapons fire as cover for their advance, Warsmith Zoravar raised his sword, "INTO THEM!" and 1st squad mobbed the elite robotica, chain-blades, and combat knives dueling with the strange rifle-axes of their robotic foes.

Warsmith Zoravar battered his way through the guardian-robots to the high-commander who turned to face him, "You fight well flesh-creature, I will give you an honorable death." Zoravar hesitated realizing the robot, perhaps more than a robot, had just spoken to him, then leapt into the fight blade arcing down in a powerful sweep. "Your death will be honorable enough for me!" he shouted. The robot was not only skilled in bladecraft but protected by an arcane forcefield from which Zoravar's blade rebounded. Unseated for a moment by surprise, the robot swept an ugly and outsized gauntlet into the opening scoring a wound into the Warsmith's side. The two combant's parted for a seconds respite, and Zoravar could see that the single elite-robotica that his men had been able to take down was now slowly rebuilding itself. He flexed his shoulders and prepared for a hard fight.

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Turn 2: Necrons

With a low hum, a cresent-shaped flyer suddenly entered the battlefield unleashing a ray of searing red light at the vindicator, shearing off yet more armoured plating and an exhaust pipe before zooming on.

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Behind the Knight Paladin, a coruscating flare of energy appeared through which robotica with long-barrled weapons emerged, training their weapons on the rear of the Knight. They unleashed a salvo of shots, but were unable to do any damage.

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In the swirling melee, 1st squad managed to put down two of the elite robotica with a series of chopping blows, and sometimes simply ripping the robots apart with brute strength. One of the Legionnaires was cut in half by a rifle axe wielded two-handed by a robotica. Zoravar lunged in an out of combat with the robotic-lord, each trading blows with the other, neither able to overcome the others defenses. Suddenly Zoravar drew close, using the long blade and guard to trap the robots staff against its body, and lashed out with his servo-arm which gripped a silvered pauldron on the robot-lords shoulder tearing it loose in a metallic scream, and rain of lubricants. With a cry of what might have been pain, the robot-lord shoved the Warsmith away, reaching a clawed hand up to touch its ruined shoulder, "Well done, mortal."

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To be continued...

agurus1
10-07-2014, 21:27
Ok so long time no post, apologies for that but I started a new job and I have very little time on my paint-splattered hands. However I managed to snap this photo of the newest reinforcements to find their way to the 13th Grand Company!

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And this is what the dog almost managed to do to the model itself if I hadn't arrived home in time!

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Anyway I am really looking forward to painting this model, tons of detail, and Mechanicum are awesome!!!