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Warsmith
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Good Evening all,

With being 'stranded' at work without access to my paints, I have been unable to make much progress on my Iron Warriors over the last few days.

But it has given me time to start working on the 'Core' Fluff for my warband/ Grand Company. I decided to go back to the first engagements of the IVth Legion.. and start of the story for the oldest of the marines in the Company.

I am a huge fan of knowing the story for all the models on the table, it helps form a narrative and makes all the games so much better.

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Timeline of the Company:

843.M30- Siege of Incaladion: Battleforged a group of survivors of the IVth Legion form into a single platoon.

848.M30- The Decimation: Perturabo orders the death of 1 in 10 of the whole Legion, followed by the Meratara campaign. Following this the platoon is reduced to one unit.

850.M30- The Squad is deployed to a mining world alongside a large deployment of Adeptus Mechanicus, during the deployment the unit is tasked with building fortifications for the mines and help to defend the works from Ork attacks.

900.M30- The Fortification, became home to a training detachment for the IVth Legion, and was upgraded to include the facilities for the creation of new space marines. Over time the Garrison grew with command of the operation resting firmly in the command of the original members. Because of this Facility becomes home to key Logistical responsibilities for the Legion. Countless attacks from Orks and other Xenos slowly erode the moral of the Legion based at the Fortification.

004.M31- Olympia erupts in revolution, the Company are given the task to ensure that the near by sectors are supplied and resources can be sent to Olympia when needed.

005.M31- The Heresy, It was not by the command of Horus that the Fortification turned against the imperium but the Schism of Mars. As the Mechanicus rejected the idea that the Emperor was the machine god, the Garrison also felt there faith in the imperium crumble. And as news of the rebellion reach the Fortification it was quickly decided that the forces would side with Horus and continued to supported the war effort.

006.M31- As news of the dropsite massacre reached the fortification, any pretence of loyalty to the imperium was dropped, a few loyalists that where on the planet had been dealt with and work had began to increase the defense of the Fortification.

014.M31- Following the end of the Siege of Battle of Terra. A contingent of retreating forces joined the Garrison these forces were a mix of Iron Warriors, and Death Guard with A Cabal of Thousand Sons. As a force of Imperial Fists arrived to lay siege to the Fortification these renegade forces were integrated into the Company.

016.M31- After a 17 month Siege, the Company Carries out an elaborate escape, with all but 20 warriors leaving the Fortification the Company flees for the ‘Dark Marches’.

050.M31- The Company and their Mechanicus start raids into imperial space from the new stronghold within the ‘Dark Marches’. Over the following years the slowly build a citadel and with the use of technology taken with them in the heresy they start to expand their numbers.

099.M31- The Citadel is assaulted by a Xenos Race(Necrons) following the Dark Mechanicus investigations of the ruins on the planet. Eventually the Company left the Dark Marches and headed into the Imperium.

001.M32- the Company assaults the Imperial world of Vaugn 7. An Industrial world based around the extraction and processing of fuel and chemicals. The Planet only had a small PDF and detachment of Mechanicus forces that were quickly destroyed by a number of carefully planned engagements by the company. They then set about building fortifications as they started to ‘recover’ all the industrial materials on the planet.

003.M32- A Response from the Warriors of Ultramar Chapter arrived in the form of their 3rd and 4th companies assaulted Vaugn 7, after a number of apparently significant victories the two chapters were drawn into a number of sieges. This had all been the plan of the Chaos Sorcerer [Insert Name], with the Warriors of Ultramar’s devotion to the Codex it had been possible to predict their actions. This did not guarantee victory by any means but it did mean that the Warriors of Ultramar were forced to fight the Iron Warriors on their own terms. And despite Huge losses of Renegades/Cultists the Iron Warriors were able to turn the tables on the Warriors of Ultramar and destroy them to a man. Quickly Following this the salvaged any usable part from the world and the Warriors of Ultramar, took the local population as slaves and left the system.

010.M32- The Iron Warriors force assaults the Imperial Fleets base of operations in the Avritt sector. A swift assault led by terminators and deathclaw assault boats the orbital facilities are quickly captured as are a number of ships and goods. The Dark Mechanicus worked quickly to secure some heretical devices to the Facilities and suddenly the whole structure disappears into the warp.

012.M32- Iron Warriors assault the Imperial Industrial world of Chiles 02. Without warning the Iron Warriors fleet arrived in orbit of the world. They quickly establish a blockade of the planet and with the help of the Dark Sorcerers in the company they cut communications with the rest of the Imperium. They quickly secured the orbital defence facilities and with the captured equipment from the Avritt sector they bombard the planet below for a number of months.

014.M32- The Company Fortifies the world sets about turning the world into the Fortress world. Whole Continents are turned into mine-fields and a single citadel is built protected by void shields and miles upon miles of defence lines.

017.M32- An imperial Cruiser and escorts are destroyed upon arrival in the Chiles sector a brief communication back to sectorium command is interpreted as having rebelled plans are drawn up to bring the sector back into compliance.

023.M32- The Imperial response finally arrives in the guise of a Black Templar Crusade, and after a number of large orbital battles they are to secure a ‘beach head’ on the planet of Chiles. The war between the Black Templars and the Iron warriors continues for ten long years of trench warfare.

030.M32- At the height of the campaign the Marshal of the Crusade clashes in a duel with the Warsmith, the warsmith is finally victorious and as a reward for the Marshals death the Warsmith ascends to deamonhood. This act starts a rupture in the materium and gateways to the warp open.. as daemons poor out across the planet the Iron Warriors and the Elite of their Axillary forces make their escape into the warp following the ascended Warsmith.

034.M32- With the loss of the command and control provided by the Company the war turns in the favour of the Crusade, and the sector is brought back into compliance within two years. The Planet itself is abandoned until it is re-settled in M40.

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Warsmith
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Except the occasional SPAG (especially in the beginning) this seems good. You are stuck in WH30k.? I mean you haven't written anything present so I assume thats the way.
SPAG?

I am posting up each time I have each Millennium sorted, not going hyper-detailed, and will have plenty of time jumps.. just working slowly on it. (I will probably try and edit the original post and grow it out..)
 

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Cruel Commissar
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Spelling, punctuation and grammar. Mostly the punctuation-bit, but I have no doubt you would sort it out.

I didn't know it was a longer write. Makes sense to post it like this. You should maybe provide some details about the guys in charge of this, but thats me. :)
 

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Warsmith
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Spelling, punctuation and grammar. Mostly the punctuation-bit, but I have no doubt you would sort it out.
That I will try, but that may be a latter task, I have been in a long war with the English language.. sadly its the only language I know

I didn't know it was a longer write. Makes sense to post it like this. You should maybe provide some details about the guys in charge of this, but thats me. :)
Yep, I do want to build Bios on the heroes of the company soon, want to get though M32 first!

I will add a disclaimer to the first post when I update it explaining what i am doing.
 

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Cruel Commissar
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I hope I was not too bad in how I commented.

And I look forward reading your fluff about the heroes and leaders of your Iron Warriors. After all I want to see how the arch-enemy of the chapter I love would fare and thank the Emperor you never thought to make them into the central piece in the HH. My major tip is to keep the rivalry with the IF strong and elsewhere you seem fine. :)
 
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