All glory to the Omnissiah.
Welcome to my Iron Hands log. This is a project that I have been working on for some time: a 2000 point "hard" Space Marine army, featuring a themed Iron Hands list which will be fun to paint but also stand a chance in a tournament setting.
I have chosen the Iron Hands because of their background, but also the very inspiring models of Rev (found in his "mostly Marines" log). The painting method has been adapted from Rev's (cheers for the help via PM!). I have run with the style and simplified it or adapted it as well.
As to background story, the list represents a strike force entirely mounted in drop pods. Because I have chosen such a dreadnought-heavy list, and earlier fluff suggested that the Iron Hands were light on dreadnoughts, I have chosen to have squads drawn from across the Clan Companies. You’ll see this shown on the various models with Forge World upgrade bits such as icon packs and symbols. As well as a variety of dreadnoughts, the army will contain tactical marine squads, and a assortment of special character models and support units.
Anyway, here is one of my HQ choices....
This model represents Forge Master Vurgan Haskan, the overall commander of this strike force. He is a “counts as” Vulkan He’stan – with an artefact-spear, field projector (represented by backpack), and gauntlet-mounted laser array. These weapons, I think, fairly represent He ‘stan’s stats and abilities.
All feedback and commentary is welcome.