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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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I asked this very questions as well since I got confused. Berossus is a good example. He begun as a Captain of the 2nd Grand Company in the novella The Crimson Fist. Due to his failure in that novel he is hurt and intombed as a Dread. He is credited however to be the Warsmith of the 2nd Grand Battalion in Angel Exterminatus. The use of Grand Companies have disappeared completely from this novel despite being used pretty much every elsewhere.

In that novel we only have Forrix as the First Captain. Everyone else is credited either as a Warsmith (the equalence of a Captain) or a Lieutenant. I understand that Graham wanted to give the Legion a more personal Legion set-up but screwed with the previous stories. In the same novel he managed to mix up the EC Captains and what Companies they are supposed to belong to, when comparing between The Reflection Crack'd and Angel Exterminatus.

The same structure change can be said when in Fallen Angels, the Dark Angels have Chapters, but in Savage Weapons they have Orders.
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