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Alright I'm still fairly new to 40k but I was wondering if any of you guys thought of an Iron Warrior themed army using BA's rules? Cause I was looking at the BA's codex and thought that it would make a great Iron Warrior army. Considering IW are known to have loads of vehicles and still be ferocious at cc (which the BA codex ables you to do). Also I from what I read (mostly from lexicanum) Iron warriors pillage and loot technology/machines from the Imperium. I think that would justify having an army crammed full of razorbacks with TL lascannos. Though the only down side I could think of is that vindis are the only great ordanace vehicle to use in the BA codex (unless I missed something).

I will post a link to a 1700 point list later on in the Space Marine Army list board. So what are your guy's thoughts on the idea of an IW army using the BA codex?
 

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I think the normal Space Marine Codex would make for a better Iron Warriors army than the Blood Angel one. Iron Warriors are vicious fighters in all arenas, but I don't feel that the Blood Angel Codex has quite enough shooting to do the Iron Warriors justice. Also, Codex: Blood Angels doesn't have the Master of the Forge or thunderfire cannon, both of which are extremely suiting units for a siege force. Lastly, assuming you plan on playing a mostly shooting army, I think you'd be spending a lot of extra points on vehicles to compensate for being Fast, which just isn't that vital to an army that seeks to do the majority of its fighting at a distance.

The normal Marine Codex doesn't quite capture the Iron Warrior's viciousness up close, but every other aspect of their nature is represented just fine.
 

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Be sure to pick up a copy of Storm of Iron by Graham Mcneill for a great read on who and how the Iron Warriors conduct a war. Great book, one of the black librarys best.

Blood Angels are pretty good but the regular space marine codex would be closer I believe. I dont really see Iron Warriors imploying jump troops that much and the Blood Angels wouldn't tote around massive cannons.
 

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Iron Warriors are meant to be artillery specialists.
 

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Yeah I see what you guys mean. I also took a look at the Space Marine Codex but I was leaning toward the BA one (aside from fast vehicles able to move and fire all its weapons), the Baal Pred (mobile shooty goodness) and the blood chalice giving FnP and Furious Charge to friendly units within its area . Plus I find the blood chalice vital with the army list I came up considering it has only 28 guys in power armor in 1700 points.

Link to my 1700 list: http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=71459

And VaeVictis99 thanks for the suggestion I will definately pick it up.
 
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