Sunday, 4 December 2016

4th Legion - Iron Warriors.

Hello all. 

As you may know, I was the first Bunny to begin collecting the Iron Warriors on the blog and within the gaming group. 
I have always been a fan of the Iron Warriors as they are an island of what would seem to be standard modern and Sci Fi warfare in a sea of "my sword can do it better". In all seriousness, a future where people eschew tanks and cannons in favour of power claws, chainswords and mind-bullets, really is quite far-fetched. 

So the IV Legion still live traditional warfare. Tank heavy and relatively lacking in any form of close combat specialty, makes for a very easy and pleasing army to collect. 
The whole "downtrodden and overlooked" vibe also appeals to me as you see it every day in society. 

So when I set out to collect this Legion I really wanted to make the most of the semi-horde and character free aspect of this Legion. So I immediately aimed to do circa 52 Legionaires in one batch (back in the day of expensive resin armies this felt like lots as you can imagine). I then purchased 6 tanks and took my sweet time getting them painted (of which only 3 Basilisks are done). 
Then I got Perturabo and set to painting him within a couple of weeks of release, as well as Nârek Dreygur (who I like to imagine as Jason Statham). 
So the force as it stands is sizeable and to a level where I can put the Legion to bed for a while (whilst I deal with some higher priority projects). 

How I painted this Legion:

Below is my Legion as it currently stands: 
Delegatus: artificer armour; bolt pistol; thunder hammer; refractor field 110
Nârik Dreygur 135

4 Tactical Support Marines: meltaguns; + 1 Tactical Support Sergeant 175
19 Tactical Space Marines: + 1 Tactical Sergeant (artificer armour; combi-weapon; melta bombs) 250
4 Tactical Support Marines: rotor cannons; + 1 Tactical Support Sergeant (melta bombs) 105
9 Tactical Space Marines: + 1 Tactical Sergeant (artificer armour; power fist) 150

Artillery Tank Squadron
• Basilisk: extra armour 150
• Basilisk: extra armour 150
• Basilisk: extra armour 150
4 Heavy Support Marines: volkite culverins; hardened armour; + 1 Heavy Support Sergeant 210
4 Heavy Support Marines: lascannons; + 1 Heavy Support Sergeant (artificer armour; augury scanner; melta bombs) 255

Perturabo 455

2,295 points

What I aim to complete for this Legion:

Delegatus: artificer armour; bolt pistol; thunder hammer; refractor field 110
Nârik Dreygur 135
Master of Signal 95

19 Tactical Space Marines: + 1 Tactical Sergeant (artificer armour; combi-weapon; melta bombs) 250
19 Tactical Space Marines: nuncio-vox; legion vexilla; + 1 Tactical Sergeant 245
9 Tactical Space Marines: + 1 Tactical Sergeant (artificer armour; power fist) 150
• Rhino: hunter-killer missile; extra armour; heavy flamer 60
4 Tactical Support Marines: meltaguns; + 1 Tactical Support Sergeant 175
4 Tactical Support Marines: rotor cannons; + 1 Tactical Support Sergeant (melta bombs) 105
19 Breacher Space Marines: 2× flamer; 2× meltagun; nuncio-vox; legion vexilla; + 1 Breacher Sergeant (thunder hammer; breaching charge; melta bombs) 460

4 Terminators: Terminator armour (Cataphractii); 3× combi-bolter; plasma blaster; + 1 Terminator Sergeant (combi-weapon; chainfist; grenade harness) 217

Artillery Tank Squadron
• Basilisk: extra armour 150
• Basilisk: extra armour 150
• Basilisk: extra armour 150
4 Heavy Support Marines: volkite culverins; hardened armour; + 1 Heavy Support Sergeant 210
4 Heavy Support Marines: lascannons; + 1 Heavy Support Sergeant (artificer armour; augury scanner; melta bombs) 255
Leviathan Pattern Siege Dreadnought Talon
• Leviathan Pattern Siege Dreadnought: Leviathan siege drill; armoured ceramite; phosphex discharger 310
Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought: Aiolos missile launcher; armoured ceramite 240
Fire Raptor Gunship: reaper autocannon battery; 4 hellstrike missiles; armoured ceramite; searchlight 251
Predator Strike Squadron
• Predator: lascannon sponsons; hunter-killer missile; dozer blade; armoured ceramite; machine spirit; combi-bolter 175
• Predator: lascannon sponsons; hunter-killer missile; dozer blade; armoured ceramite; machine spirit; combi-bolter 175
• Predator: lascannon sponsons; hunter-killer missile; dozer blade; armoured ceramite; machine spirit; combi-bolter 175
4 Tyrant Siege Terminators: 2× chainfist; + 1 Tyrant Siege Master (chainfist; combi-weapon) 315
Sicaran Venator Tank Destroyer: auxiliary drive; armoured ceramite; lascannon sponsons 260
Land Raider Battle Squadron
• Land Raider Proteus: hunter-killer missile; extra armour; armoured ceramite 210

Perturabo: Rite of War 455
• 6 Domitar-Ferrum 1,230
Falchion Super-heavy Tank Destroyer: armoured ceramite; multi-melta 565
War Machine Detachment
• Typhon Heavy Siege Tank: lascannon sponsons; hunter-killer missile; amoured ceramite; heavy bolter 470

7,748 points

Now most of this is purchased or in the process of being painted, so it wouldn't take too long to bring to scratch. I also would consider 3 Contemptors from the Betrayal at Calth set to add as a force. 

The other thing for me to consider though is; come 8mm Epic, I think the Iron Warriors would be my main Legion. I can already imagine sinking a lot of money into a large force, just to give the Iron Warriors their true impression of an armoured Legion. 

Well reading above, you may be thinking that 2017 will be a slow year for the IV Legion. . . you would be wrong there. We have a new contributor in the wings who has a stunning looking Iron Warrior force. We are excited about having him join our ranks too. More will be revealed soon. 

Drake Seta

6 comments:

  1. Love your Iron Warriors :)

    Do you plan to get some superheavy tanks down the line?

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    1. Yup. As above I have a Falchion and Typhon. They are both half painted. Think they are both the most suitable to the Legion style.

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  2. The legion looks fantastic! Though I do not look forward to facing Perterabo and his iron circle!! They are going to be very difficult to put down!

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    1. The points on them!!!! Wow. I haven't even gamed with him yet!

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  3. Dang.. that would be scary to play against! My legion would become mince meat.

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  4. That banner is smashing! Great work!

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