The heavy siege of the Iron Warriors

I’m back with some more Iron Warrior Death Guard project stuff (I should change the project name to something more digestible and interesting than just two legionary names mashed together). This time I have two models that are part of the army’s armoured transport and heavy siege machinery. It’s not Iron unless it’s heavy, tough and loaded with devastating destructive power.

This abomination has been a pain to paint for years, but now in its current incarnation in the coat of the Iron Warriors, its way more visually appealing. I’m so glad GW included the Defiler into the Death Guard Codex as it fits nicely into my Nurgle infected Iron Warriors.

Another miniature that’s been repainted in many colours for years, I’ll let the final outcome photos tell the results of my current repaint.

You may have noticed that I did a short post a few days ago, showing a sneak peak at my upcoming additions to the Iron Warrior Death Guard project. Originally I had the Defiler, Rhino and Plague marine squad to paint as my final batch. But, I had done some kitbashing and used some backlog work that I could mould into my project.

The project basically just got extended.

This is good news as the more I can add to this project the better it’ll be for storage and gaming purposes. My passion project has gotten many old models of neglected miniatures a new place, even absorbing my models from my Renegade Chaos Space marine army, The Harbinger Legion.

In the early days of this project I had four Chaos Space marine projects which included two Harbinger Legion armies (Renegade and Death Guard), Emperors Children and Iron Warriors. A bit too many for such a spread out Chaos collection. Now I have three Chaos Space Marine collections, sacrificing the Harbinger Legion Death Guard (my first Death Guard project) to boost my Iron Warriors project.

If I’m really committed, I might even give up my Harbinger Legion Renegade marine army, and paint them as undivided Iron Warriors. But that’s a project that’ll have to wait for now.

The goal is to get all of the miniatures painted, then I’ll see what else I might want to include into the project. I’ve got some ideas on what I want to add using more neglected models repurposed as substitute miniatures. Who knows, maybe I might add a ‘Fallen’ marine………..

That’s it’s from me for today!

Until next time,

-Bjorn

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3 thoughts on “The heavy siege of the Iron Warriors

  1. One wonders what on earth is inside of that rhino that it is leaking green pus from the view ports? 🙂 Also, particularly like the vague, sinister text/pictures on the book. One wonders if it says “Place sacrifice here [underneath falling ramp] so as to give the squad favor with the gods every time they charge out the back of their APC to go give someone a bad time.

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    1. I’m not sure to be honest, but I can probably say for certain that it’s not a pleasant trip to embark on. Could be a Beast of Nurgle inside the Rhino, driving it to collect its friend on a road trip. Although the passengers might not be so happy to share with the huggable Beast…..

      Thanks! I used pen markers to write and illustrate the pages, which was way easier than painting the pages.

      That could work really well with the Word Bearers as they would definitely want as much blessings from the Dark Gods as possible. They’ve probably got that as one of Lorgar’s text in his corrupted book of prayers.

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