Hearts of Iron – 15mm Iron Warriors

Nothing painted this time, so instead I’ve been doing some prepping. I’ve been wanting to do a bit more 15mm stuff for some time now, I just keep getting seduced by 28mm aspirational toys….. I’ve even been browsing the Forgeworld website! I suddenly realised that I wasn’t willing to get into the organ harvesting business in order to fund my hobby – which was something of a reality check >sigh<.

However, since I’ve been enjoying a great deal of 30k fluff and stuff, I thought I’d have a go at 15mm Heresy. Painting the metalwork on the Thousand Son last week had me hankering for some Iron Warriors (that and a trip to the beach on the weekend which reinforced the joy of watching a child systematically devastating my Emperor’s Palace of sandcastles with alarming ruthlessness), coupled with my commitment issues and sudden fiscal horrorshow (only added to by the impending Salute) I had a rootle through my 15mm hoard.

And found these chaps.

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For the Marines I’m using Ion Age Prydian Retained troops. They’re pretty lovely models actually who have an element of Rogue Trader era nostalgia about them. I also quite like the generally more human proportions of the figures which again harks back to RT and the impression that the designers and artists hadn’t quite fully decided what they wanted Marines to look like.

Also, they only cost £12.50 for 26…….. and if you buy 3 sets you get a 10% discount! I’m definitely going to be getting more of these since there are quite a few legions I would like paint such as the Death Guard, White Scars, Alpha Legion, those total freaks in the Night Lords to name just a few. There are also female Retained troops who I’ll also be adding into the mix, I’ve got some somewhere.

To go with the squad I’ve added a Dreadnought, who isn’t finished yet but I’m pretty chuffed with him. He’s a Warmachine light Warjack (bought about eight years ago with a plan to use it as a titan) who was missing some bits but I used a Skitarii head, Genestealer Cult mining laser (I think), and a clawed powerfist. I need to add more things to him but he’s basically all there.

I’ve also made a boxy shape for my APC, as a basic mockup to see if it looks ok and that it’ll be simple for me to build myself some more. I’m pleased with the basic structure so now I’m going to start detailing it – although my plastic-card cutting skills basically just infuriate me! Anyhow, it’s a super cheap little build using cork tile and plastic card.

Thanks for looking, more hopefully soon.

Hearts of Iron – 15mm Iron Warriors