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Iron Warrior Organization

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So I have previously listened to and read some HH stories like Angel Exterminatus featuring the Iron Warriors and I wondered about their organization.

I was previously aware of the Grand Companies from their 40k release. In the later HH stuff, they mention Grand Battalions, so it logically fit in the the Grand Battalions were formed of Grand Companies.

Now I am reading Storm of Iron and the Characters from AE which I first got to know commanding Grand Battalions now command Grand Companies.

The Iron Warriors are a pretty huge Legion, before and after the Heresy, but is this a result of casualties or reorganization? Folks get demoted?

What do you guys think?
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It seemed that in Storm of Iron, this particular war band made a deal with Abaddon to essentially grab that prize and give it to him in return for not having to be in the Black Crusade. The Iron Warriors have their own methods compared to most war bands and legions in creating more warriors for their legions. They are more of collectors than invaders really. Based on most stories they seem to pick targets they can win in order to take resources and slaves.

I think thats the best explanation for their appearance as a larger legion. Word Bearers and Black Legion are obviously bigger because they have bigger ambitions.
It seemed that this war band was different from most. I would have to look up their names, but I was under the impression that every grand company in Storm of Iron and the second book that followed, was underneath the command of "The Warsmith."

Its possible that "The Warsmith" was sort of a uniter of Iron Warrior lost grand companies and tried to make a united legion before being ascended.
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