+ inload: Ecce Paries +

+ 'Ecce Paries.' The speaker paused and leaned on the lectern, which creaked under the strain of supporting post-human flesh and grave-cold ceramite. Most of the assembled Olympians nodded to themselves, the slight affirmation a ghost of their extinct culture. The concept was as familiar to them as stripping a boltgun or the proper maintenance of armour. Behold the wall. The term was rhetorical, sophistic. +


+ Each of the assembled Iron Warriors completed the phrase internally, its silent recitation part of their cold secular litany. Behold the wall, and remove it from your path through the precise application of power. The concept was applied to everything, and sat rooted at the iron core of the Legion. Some of the Terran veterans privately mocked its pretension, but most accepted it at face value: a way of exploring a problem; probing it. +

+ In the case of the heavy assault forces on Terra, Ecce Paries had a practical and immediate relevance. Forget the defenders. Forget the goal. Behold the walls the Imperial Fists had thrown up to prevent the Warmaster's advance, and reduce them to dust and memories through the application of firepower. Obscene, indiscriminate firepower. +



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+ More Iron Warriors ready for some paint (and bases). I've fancied building a squad of Multimelta marines for years – ever since the metal heavy weapons were released in 3rd edition in fact – and the Iron Warriors provide a perfect opportunity. +



+ The PCRC (my gaming group) have now set a date for our return to Warhammer World, and I'm aiming to have an army of Iron Warriors ready to take on Bob_Hunk and Graham Gilchrist's awesome Imperial Fists. There're a lot of big tanks and Terminators in their armies, so what better way to even the field than with radioactive microwave guns? +


+ The alternative title for this inload was 'Ecce Mouldlines' +
+ I've become quite enamoured of these heads (they're from the FW Blood Angels upgrade set), which have been kindly donated by Lucifer216, so I've been bulking up the boltgun-armed troops, too. +

+ Finally for the moment, a veteran with volkite charger and another marine, who might be a Warmsith (or similar Centurion), might be a sergeant for the Multimeltas, and might just end up as a Rapier gunner. Thoughts? +



3 comments:

  1. Could you not try make some bigger marines? I mean those guys have never been to the gym or anything.

    But really those multimelta marines look huge and imposing. Those custom shoulder pads you ordered really add to them.

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  2. I know you're mainly known as a biggerizer of space marines, but I am always struck by how good a writer you are. Honestly, the fluff for your guys is always god-tier.

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  3. Thanks both, much appreciated! :)

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