Hello again everyone, I'm back with another short post about Spear-head Centurion Castrmen Orth. As I showed you in my 2500 point list, I am planning on having Orth as a HQ choice for the Iron Hands and I'm hoping to use his abilities to make a really effective predator squadron!
"One of the most highly regarded tank commanders in the Iron Hands legion, Orth's subjugator armoured battalion was chosen among all of the Gorgon's forces to accompany him and the veterans of the Avernii aboard the Ferrum as they pursued the traitorous Emperors Children".
To build Castrmen Orth I've used a variety of kits. The body is from the space marine tank commander kit, the bolt pistol arm is from the Mk III weapons set, the other arm and shoulder pads are from the Iron Hands Legion Mk III squad and finally the head is from the Betrayal at Calth set (Thanks Castiel!)
In gaming terms I have decided to use Orth because of his ability to grant one of my predator tanks ballistic skill 5 and the tank hunter special rule. So he will be ideal to use in a magna melta cannon predator or in a super heavy tank in larger games. I am also planning on creating another model for him (with legs) where he is armed with a power maul and a bolt pistol. This is for if his vehicle is wrecked and he survives!
For our campaigns I may keep him as Castrmen Orth as there is no information from Forgeworld on which clan he originates from and Sorrgol is happy to adopt him! I am planning to mix up my list and unit selection as the campaigns progress so you may well see him in the heavy conversion beamer predator as well. I will also add that I still have the Sorrgol transfers to add to Castrmen Orth and the predator.
So I hope you've all had a good christmas and new year. Don't forget to check out our coverage of GW's birthday party yesterday!
Thanks again for reading,