Monday, 16 February 2015

Iron Havok Squad 1

I know what you're all thinking: Three posts in three days from that asshole Macca. He was too busy to put anything up for a month, now he gives us 3 posts in 3 days. Yes, I'm as bad as BOLS for click-baiting sometimes.

But hey, at least I show what I promise?

So, what did I promise today? Converted Iron Havoks, that's what! Iron Within, Iron Without Brothers and Sisters.

The squad leader has all the kit, including servo skulls. Mechanicum bitches love servo skulls.

The shoulder marking is a nice simple one. Also note the pattern I applied to the drum mag on the heavy bolter, and on top of his helm in the next picture.

I have chosen to have very few minis in this army unhelmed so far. This is one of them, because I love this sculpt, it's perfectly detailed.

Believe it or not, this is the only member of the squad with some hazard stripe markings. I chose to keep them really tones down here, as the Iron Hands kit these minis are based on already has quite a lot of bling.

So there you have it. In game, this loadout is a bit meh. Their weapons cause cover saves taken against them to be at -1, however they also lose a point of ap for using shrapnel (pinning) rounds, making them kind redundant in this role. On the plus side, the unit has tank hunters, so against units like rhinos and skimmers, these guys may just pull off some kills.

Why might I use this unit if I am not a fan of them weapon-wise? Because I don't care. The rule of cool trumps tactical usability any day haha.

(For those who are curious, the bases are quite plain at the moment. Well, that's because this army is making the move to 32mm shortly)

Thanks for checking them out,



  1. Great looking unit, man - I dig the addition of the Iron Hands bits, really works well!

    1. Cheers mate, they were great fun to modify. The second squad has even more going on!

  2. Whats your reasoning behind using 32mm bases vice 25mm? And I dont mind reading three posts in one day, the more awesomely painted 30k I can get in a day the better!!

    1. Oh, it's actually because I get the distinct vibe that FW is moving the character series into 32mm, so in order to keep a consistent size across the board, that's the way I'm headed. Gameplay wise, it has pros (less covered by templates for example) and cons (less chance of templates scattering off your unit for example).

  3. Awesome paint job one them. Are the squad markings freehands or transfers?

    This is fast becoming my favorite WH30k blog around and I'm trying to resist the urge to start a 30k army...

    1. The Greek markings are Minotaurs transfers, the hazard marks and such are freehand. I mix it up as I go, do what feels best at the time.