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Old 25 Apr 2006, 07:04   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pre Heresy Iron Warriors

After looking through the "Pre Heresy Emperors Children" thread found here:
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=23400.0
I decided to start a pre heresy Iron Warriors army, I have ordered the book "storm of iron" from the Black library so I may get some ideas from it.
Thoughts, advice anything welcome* .
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Old 25 Apr 2006, 09:55   #2 (permalink)
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Tomorrow I am going to buy a box of WHFB chaos warriors for the helmets, and have two unopned boxes of SM tactical squads, as for tanks I will probably only use a landraider.
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Old 25 Apr 2006, 13:51   #3 (permalink)
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I'd recomend the "Suffer not the Works of Heritics" Trait ironically enough.

It helps show just how many heavy weapons these guys will be packing.
For a major draw back I'd suggest Eye to Eye but you don't take a major drawback unless you take at least to advantages.
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Using the space marine codex to build Iron Warriors is actually popular. They can field more heavy hitting firepower than Chaos can.

Here's why:

Honor your Wargear.

It allows Devastators as elites. This frees heavy support so that you effectively have 6 heavy supports at the cost of your elites. You still retain fast attack as well. So you can have upwards of 6 dev teams, 3 devs + 3 tanks of some kind, etc. You are then also free to load up on fast attack hard hitters, like landspeeders or attack bikes. Also, your HQ can act like a mini devastator team, thanks to the command squad taking two heavy weapons. This frees up a lot of room and also allows your troops more of a varied role.

Example:

HQ - Captain (Warsmith) & Command Squad (Chosen) with heavy bolters
HQ - You can do it again if you want!
Elite - Devs with heavy bolters and infiltration
Elite - Devs with heavy bolters and infiltration
Elite - Devs with heavy bolters and infiltration
Troop - Tacs with lascannon
Troop - Tacs with lascannon
Troop - Tacs with lascannon
Troop - Tacs on foot; or in a rhino, for mobility
Troop - Tacs on foot; or in a rhino, for mobility
Troop - Tacs on foot; or in a rhino, for mobility
Fast - Attack Bikes
Fast - Attack Bikes
Fast - Land Speeders (mobility)
Heavy - Predator/Vindy/etc
Heavy - Predator/Vindy/etc
Heavy - Predator/Vindy/etc

Lots and lots of options. But the marine codex will definitely do your heavy hitting firepower very well

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Am I just remembering wrong or could chaos Iron Warriors take a bassalisk? Perhaps bring an allied contingent of guard big enough to bring a bassy along.
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Am I just remembering wrong or could chaos Iron Warriors take a bassalisk? Perhaps bring an allied contingent of guard big enough to bring a bassy along.
Yes they can, but Basilisks are more of a fluff choice compared to the power of A14 predators and A14 Vindicators that Chaos can field.

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Yes but isnt the whole point of doing a pre-heresy marine army for fluff and not exactly game practicality or efficiency. Just an idea though.
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Indeed true. However there are large pools of chaos players and loyalist players who use both codices for the same army in order to field it slightly better, tweak, etc. The army is fluffy regardless, but adding in the potential to be a competitive army on top of it is the icing on the cake.

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Current Iron Warriors use bassies, becuase they scavange equipment. Pre-Heresy Iron Warriors would be in well suplly, being "loyalists", and wouldn't have a need to scavange any Basalisks.

Sounds like a cool idea!
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Actually I didnt think it was because of scavenging. The Iron warriors specialized in siege and thus used things like the bassalisk in their tactics that werent mainstream with other chap... I mean legions. So back then and now they would have them. As far as I know chaos equipment hasnt changed since the heresy all that much if any.
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