Friday, 8 May 2015

Headscratcher part 2: Iron Warriors

A couple of weeks back, I asked where are my Iron Warriors heading (located here), and since I have my next big FW order coming up I thought I would let you all know.

Needless to say, I took most of the advice on board, and I was almost sold on a Predator squadron... then I saw the sexual fantasy that is the Laser Destroyer Vindicator. So, I'm ordering not one, but TWO of them, for their combined low AP value and Anti-armour role, making them effective vehicle and Terminator killers.

I'm also buffing the army by adding a third tactical squad, and they will be bringing a Rhino along. Whether it gets games or not, I dunno, but it will at least be an option for me. Further to that, I have a project planned, a project which will add a nasty heavily armoured commander who will specialise in feasting on his enemies tears when they see his magnificence. He will also get a command squad of his very own at some point down the track too. I'm actually undecided on his loadout, but I'm thinking a Thunder Hammer and combi-melta, Cataphractii armour, servo arms (because rule of cool).

I will also be grabbing some Iron Warrior Rhino doors, but mostly because I want to make my own versions of the side doors and add them to other vehicles... again, the rule of cool rears its head.

Question is, where do I go from there? Heavy Support will be amply filled, however I really could use something in my Fast Attack (currently filled by... nothing at all, nothing at all) and some more of my Elite slots (only 2 slots are filled at the moment, by a Contemptor dreadnought talon and a Tyrant Terminator squad). Feedback welcome!


  1. Hard to go wrong with more Tac Marines in any heresy force - as far as the Fast Attack slot goes, it's hard to go wrong with a Storm Eagle but perhaps thematically some Tarantulas might be a good choice as well.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

    1. Tarantulas are such a god idea, I just hate their limited effectiveness. The directional fire is a bit haphazard to say the least. I'm also considering some Castallex to stroll around with my Praevian Consul... because thematically it's very accurate to do so!

  2. Rapier's are a good way to fill Elites choices, I'm running 3 currently in most games kitted out with Laser Destroyers but thematically any of the 3 options are good for IW's (I'm thinking of picking up a couple of the Solar Auxilla's Quad Mortar ones), I would possibly consider an Apothecarion detachment too, I suspect the IW's would have had more Apothecaries active in a warzone than other legions due to the high attrition rate in siege warfare, at least that the justification I'm using!

    As for fast attack... no idea! I dont have any either.

    1. Laser Destroyer Rapiers are on the list. Fast Attack just boggles the mind, it doesn't have anything that seems to mesh with the army overly well. On the bright side, my Praevian Consul arrived fresh from the UK last night, so once I get home from work (I've been at work for 5 out of the last 6 weeks away from home) I will crack into him.