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My Storm of Iron

So, my gaming group, The Battle Coalition, started its recent campaign. I this one, I am playing Necrons. After a few games, I must say, I don’t like them much. I liked the performance of my Tau army much more.

I was in the basement the other day and I was thinking what could I add that would make the Necrons more enjoyable? Suddenly, from out of the silence, I heard a whisper. After walking towards to origin of the sound, I found myself face-to-face with a glass display case filled with silver-colored models sporting the yellow and black hazard stripes of the IV Legion.

This army is a project of love. I have never put them on the table, I have just been adding to the army here and there. But after the letdown of the Necron army, I am willing to give my Iron Warriors a try. I am not a big fan of the Chaos Space Marines codex. I think it favors 2 legions — Death Guard and World Eaters. There are no options for a siege army. No new HQ choices for Iron Warriors… Nothing. So, needless to say, I have gone to the Forgeworld well for inspiration.

I sat down with Quartermaster for a bit and mapped out an army list. I decided that it was best for me to play Imperial Guard with Space Marines allies. Because of my disappointment with CSM army book, I settled on Space Marines.

For starters, I chose the Death Korps of Krieg models. How can I not? These models are freakin’ awesome! I decided on a Company Command Squad and Chimera. I wanted them to not be silver, so I settled on a flat grey color scheme. I started with Vallejo Model Air German Grey as a basecoat for the overcoats. The overcoats were then highlighted with a mixture of German Grey and Vallejo Model Air Medium Sea Grey. The pants were painted with Vallejo Model Air Black Grey and highlighted with Vallejo Model Air Dark Sea Grey. The chest armor for the HQ squad was painted with Vallejo Model Air Gun, drybrushed with Reaper Master Series Blackened Steel and Reaper Master Series Tarnished Steel. The metal was then washed with a coat of Citadel Nuln Oil and a coat of Nuln Oil plus the old Citadel Devlan Mud. I then sponged on Vallejo Model Air Steel and drybrushed again with Tarnished Steel. Final step was a wash of Reikland Fleshshade. The leather straps were based in Citadel Calthan Brown and highlighted with the old Citadel Kommando Khaki.

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