Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Iron Warriors Heavy Support Reinforcements

So the next three models for my 30k/Horus Heresy Iron Warriors force are complete and ready to take the fight to the enemies of the Emperor/Warmaster.

They are members of my slowly expanding Legion Heavy Support squad that are universally equipped Heavy Bolters in order to enable them to lay down swathes of anti-infantry fire.

The shoulder pads are a mix of the Forge World MKIII upgrades and the squad are markings from the Forge World Iron Warriors Transfers sheet.

I really love these Mark III Iron Armour models! They are just so much fun to paint!!

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Iron Warriors - 30k Heavy Support Squad

So for my next 30k squad I have decided to work on an Iron Warriors Heavy Support Unit!
I took the choice to equip them all with heavy bolters for the simple reason that I think they look cool! 

I just love the image of a huge Space Marine walking slowly forwards whilst firing a heavy machine gun from the hip!

I suppose the combined fire of 9 Heavy Bolters (and a Bolt Pistol) will be handy in sweeping the field of any light-to-medium infantry I might face!

I also gave the sergeant a Nuncio-Vox unit to aid battlefield communication.

I used exactly the same paint scheme and techniques as per my previous Iron Warrior squads. 

I think they look really effective and I’m looking forward to finishing the entire unit!!

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Iron Warriors Tactical Support Squad: Final Four Models

Well I have finally completed the last four Legiones Astartes troopers for my Horus Heresy Iron Warriors Tactical Support Squad.
That’s another four potent plasma guns that will be utilised for both immolating enemy heavy infantry and reducing enemy armoured columns to bubbling slag.

I have really enjoyed painting up these fellas over the past few weeks and I think that the recipe I use for their metallic power armour suits these heavy suits of Mark III battle-plate; especially when offset by the orange/red of their bases.

Next up I think I’ll be doing some more work on my Primaris Flesh Tearers for my regular 40K army... in fact I’ll probably focus on completing some more stealth troops in Phobos Armour.

Sunday, 14 February 2021

Iron Warriors Tactical Support Squad: Three More Models Complete

My work on the Iron Warriors Tactical Support Squad for the Horus Heresy/30k setting has carried on at a good pace this week and I have now completed another three Legionaries for the unit.

I really like the way that the dark metal power armour contrasts so well with the red/orange ‘Mars-style’ bases. 

I must confess that it is only in recent years that I have recognised how important it is to choose a basing style and colour that compliments the overall miniature.

I’m also pleased with how the blue plasma coils on their weapons have come out, adding another spot colour to the models that really helps to break up those sharp lines of hard steel and grey.

Overall I am pleased with how these guys look and I am going to be pushing myself this week to get the final few models completed in order to bring the unit up to full strength!!

I cannot wait to finally get them on the table and see how so much plasma performs on the battlefield! I’m hoping to see enemy tanks reduced to molten slag... but in all likelihood I am actually going to watch ten expensive models immolate themselves in bright balls of superheated plasma!

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Iron Warriors Tactical Support Squad: Part One

Apologies for my extended absence my dear readers... but it has been a hectic few months with work and a host of other things going on in the real (i.e. non-hobby) world!

However I have still been generating the odd batch of toy soldiers in the interim but haven’t quite got around to posting them on here!

So here is my first post of 2020.....

Here we have the first three models for my Iron Warriors Horus Heresy Tactical Support Squad. 

I have decided to do a full ten man squad of these chaos all equipped with plasma guns for some serious  anti-armour firepower. 

The only exception is the sergeant who carries a smaller plasma pistol and chainsword for melee combat (it is also the perfect surface for adding some thematic hazard stripes to the unit).

I have also given the sergeant the Rogue Trader era style rank markings on his shoulder pad.

I always find Horus Heresy models a joy to paint, especially Mark III ‘Iron’ armour... and these guys were certainly no different. This pattern of battle plate is just so brutal and deadly looking!

In the interests of continuity I have pre-painted all the plasma guns for the squad. 

I have to say that I am really looking forward to cracking on with this Iron Warriors army and finally getting it large enough to play some games with.