Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Honor Harrington themed IG army?
Closed Thread
Old 12 Nov 2005, 10:19   #1 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Home
Posts: 1,492
Default Honor Harrington themed IG army?

Austin inspired me with his irregulars to finally get off my butt and follow through on an idea that's been kicking around my head for a long time. I'm a huge fan of Dave Weber's Honor Harrington series...so I'm going to remold my IG army in her image. What I've already got will most likely not have to be changed much, but a few models, some doctrines, a bit of fluff, and presto, I have a regiment of Grayson Marines (I would say army, but it's easier to imagine Harrington dealing with marines, given that she's a naval officer...), with Steadholder Harrington at the front. Here are my ideas:

1. I'd have to exclude my lovely ogryns, they just don't fit the theme.

2. The female comissar model as Lady Harrington: autopistol (sposta be lowtech, boltpistol doesn't fit the fluff), power sword, refractor (represents salamander's luck), and that crimson ribbon thingie (cause the fluff demands it, I doubt it'll ever be useful).

3. The banner from the cover of the first paperback edition of "Flag in Exile" would look sweet.

4. HQ command squad and perhaps a unit of hardened veterans in the livery of Harrington Steading, as her personal armsmen.

5. Several comissars, as "Manticoran Advisors"

6. Given how insanely religious graysons are, priests for every command squad.

7. Iron discipline to represent their patriarchal society.

8. Drop troops to represent deploying from a ship.

9. Perhaps a valkyrie as a pinnace...in forgeworld-approved games, of course.

10. IG can't take orbital bombardment as a heavy weapons choice, can they?

11. This is the tough bit for me...no tanks.


Those of you unfamiliar with Dave Weber's work probably can't relate, but those who have, what do you think?
__________________
Due to an error in translation, the isolated colony of T'ves'kal'dai mistakenly worshiped the greater goose for seven generations. Reeducation efforts continue.

Quote:
"Cheese for the cheese god! More wins for Pwn!"
march10k is offline  
Old 12 Nov 2005, 10:25   #2 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: BlackBurn, Lancashire, England
Posts: 3,060
Send a message via MSN to Elessar
Default Re: Honor Harrington themed IG army?

Quote:
Originally Posted by march10k
and that crimson ribbon thingie
medallion crimson its very useful on special characters, but since she's just a normal commissar i doubt it'll be that good.
I have no clue what your talking about(im guessing this is a book?) but do you actaully have the female commissar because its very hard to find. i know it took me quite a bit to get her.
__________________
http://world2.monstersgame.co.uk/?ac=vid&vid=31118495
go to the above to help me on a browser game
Download my codex! http://www.box.net/public/d6c1ki0iah Click on the .pub file and hit Save to Disk.

Elessar is offline  
Old 12 Nov 2005, 10:31   #3 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Home
Posts: 1,492
Default Re: Honor Harrington themed IG army?

yep, I've got her...have to strip her down and repaint her as HH, though.* Anyway, she'll be an HSO in my army, not a commie.* It's a whole series of books, I can't recommend them enough, it's my favorite sci-fi universe.

/edit/

Damn...I just looked her up on ebay. good thing I already have the model, it's going for $20!!! Oh, and the picture shown on ebay was gorgeous, but the ad said in bold print that the one for sale is unpainted...wonder if the $20 bidder read that before he dropped his money. $20 for the painted one would be a bargain (except that I perfer to paint everything myself), but $20 unpainted...that's a bit steep, IMHO.
__________________
Due to an error in translation, the isolated colony of T'ves'kal'dai mistakenly worshiped the greater goose for seven generations. Reeducation efforts continue.

Quote:
"Cheese for the cheese god! More wins for Pwn!"
march10k is offline  
Old 13 Nov 2005, 04:19   #4 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Boondocks
Posts: 148
Default Re: Honor Harrington themed IG army?

I am very pleased to see that I've inspired someone. But I must say:

Quote:
9. Perhaps a valkyrie as a pinnace...in forgeworld-approved games, of course.
Hehheh. You said Pinnace.

;D

Ok, that was awful. Man, it must be Saturday night. Anyway...

I dig the idea, though my experience with the Harrington novels is nil. But the local SF convention here is looking to try and get Weber as their guest of honor this next year, so maybe I'll get motivated to read a book that I can also get autographed.

Have you read Elizabeth Moon's "Esmay Suiza" novels? How do Weber's Harrington books compare to those?

As to the army itself, I'm pretty leery of your 'no tanks' thing. Of course, you've got the Drop Troops, which lets you put your firepower more or less where you need it. Maybe you could try the Heavy Weapons Platoons. Raking a battlefield with massed Heavy Bolter or Autocannon fire certainly gets the blood pumping. On several levels.


__________________
Captain Austin
2nd Antonian Irregulars (The Lone Stars)
"There's nothin' like a good piece o' hickory."
Captain Austin is offline  
Old 13 Nov 2005, 04:51   #5 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: ft benning
Posts: 2,054
Send a message via AIM to wonderboy
Default Re: Honor Harrington themed IG army?

looks good, with one exception- i dont see how she would lead in a patriarchal society. common sense (and years of latin) dictates that a guy should have the job.

oh, and if you cant play IG without tanks, you may not have been meant to play IG. tanks are great, but can be limiting from time to time. just rember the quanity of troops you can get for the price of a tank. not to mention the more weapons you can get.
__________________
yes, that is me in the pic.
this be the awesome sig that kais made me...

2000 points
1500 points
my army lists.
wonderboy is offline  
Old 13 Nov 2005, 08:14   #6 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Home
Posts: 1,492
Default Re: Honor Harrington themed IG army?

You'd have to read the books to understand how she can lead. The short version is that she's not a native Grayson, she's a Manticoran, and saved their world from an invasion and its patriarch from assassination. That a mere woman could do such a thing causes immense social and theological upheaval on Grayson, as you might imagine (oh, yeah, they're a patriarchal theocracy, no less.) Anyway, it's a great series, and her involvement on Grayson is really just a side plot to the larger war between the Kingdom of Manticore (Similar to the modern UK, as far as the government goes, with a black queen) and the People's Republic of Haven (which is modeled after revolutionary France), but it's one of my favorite parts.

Austin,

I've read Moon, but "Esmay Suiza" doesn't ring a bell. Tanks have always been a mainstay of my armies, but I am looking forward to trying to get by without pie-plates...but I have to disagree with Gorcyca. A leman russ is worth 2 squads of IG, that's 16 lasguns, 2 special weapons and 2 heavy weapons...versus a pieplate of doom. A demolisher is less points than two heavy weapons squads, is harder to kill, and can take objectives while plastering the enemy with S10 pie-plate goodness. Even with a "weapon destroyed result, it still mounts three marine-munching heavy weapons. Nope, IG tanks are extremely cost-effective and difficult to kill. Pretending that dropping them is not a handicap is ridiculous.
__________________
Due to an error in translation, the isolated colony of T'ves'kal'dai mistakenly worshiped the greater goose for seven generations. Reeducation efforts continue.

Quote:
"Cheese for the cheese god! More wins for Pwn!"
march10k is offline  
Old 13 Nov 2005, 19:51   #7 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: ft benning
Posts: 2,054
Send a message via AIM to wonderboy
Default Re: Honor Harrington themed IG army?

a handicap to those who often use them.
__________________
yes, that is me in the pic.
this be the awesome sig that kais made me...

2000 points
1500 points
my army lists.
wonderboy is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Army Background- The Lords of Contamination (Nurgle themed army, advice needed) kreative Fluff/Stories 0 27 Apr 2009 19:32
Help with themed army Aloh´Ta Craftworld Eldar 11 31 Aug 2008 13:41
Another themed army help. sarnas Imperial Guard 4 31 Oct 2007 21:04
My Tau themed IG Army Ubik_Lives Conversion 24 12 May 2006 09:35
Second Themed army The Mothman Tau 6 27 Feb 2006 01:42