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    Iron Warriors armies are, obviously, shooty, to the extent that almost everything stands still. Usually the 'tac' squads are also used for heavy weapons fire, with only a few hard units for close combat. For example, a typical 2,500 army for me would break down to this:

    HQ:
    -Lord with Terminator retinue
    -sometimes a Lieutenant who sometimes is accompanied by 9 chosen with bolters (3 of em heavy).
    Elites:
    the Chosen of course, sometimes an independant Terminator squad
    Usually 2 Obliterator squads
    troops:
    A bunch of shooty (bolters and heavy weapon) squads
    one squad for close combat
    fast attack:
    if there's any FA present at all, it's usually Raptors
    heavy support:
    varies, but everything is shooty of course

    I think that is what most of us do. But, what if we focus on shooting with just about everything (as usual) but with all the troops geared for close combat. So that would make something like this:

    HQ:
    an independant, power armoured Lord/Lieutenant who joins another squad
    Elites:
    As usual, Obliterators, if there's Chosen present they would be power armoured and have heavy weapons (heavy bolters preferably)
    troops
    squads with 2 assault weapons (flamer/melta combo would work best probably) and bolt pistols and close combat weapons, Champion withsome close combat upgrades, mounted in rhinos.
    Fast attack:
    If any, bikes.
    Heavy support:
    the usual, shooty stuff.

    Not much changed in most categories, but the HQ section is smaller, Elites is only shooting, and troops is completely close combat oriented. I think I'm going to try this out once I'm done with some other armies, it would probably scare the pants off of my opponent if he suddenly sees 4+ rhinos speeding his way, with a load of big guns behind em !

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    Hey thats actually a good idea&#33;

    Confuse the opponent, making him think he&#39;s gonna be facing artillery strikes from turn 1. Then just rush over there and kick his ass YEAH&#33;

    Hmm, im gonna try to work your tactic to my Night Lordy advantage.

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    I think I&#39;m gonna test it out. Replace the arms of some of the dudes so I have some more close combat guys (right now I only have 1 squad of 9 power armoured close combat guys), I already have 3 rhinos and a land raider so transport shouldn&#39;t be a problem. Darn, looks like the projects are rescheduled yet again *sigh*...
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    its quite a good idea however i dont like it. im one of the players who likes to stick to the historys of the armys i play. iron warriors are renowned for thier abilty to lay seige to an army and then go in with close combat to mop up whats left. however obliterators are good in close combat at strength ten meaning they can constantly walk forward and fire heavy weapons

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    assault iron warriors&#33; yay BLOOD&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

    Emazrael the army list that Bornin put forward still is in the character of the army. yas the iron warriors are seige experts but in a seige you eventually have to assault to take over what ever it is your beseiging, thats why Iron Warriors use berserkers in the armies to breach the defenders lines to allow the tac marine to storm in and have a shoot up.
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    That just had Storm Of Iron all over it Carcaroth :lol:

    That was so kewl...

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    Carcaroth, that&#39;s exactly the idea. Open the breach, and rather than keep shooting, charge in. Indeed, like Storm of Iron, where the Iron Warriors assault the breaches to take over the position.
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    I think that would make for a better army to play against, getting blown up all game and knowing that ure opponent dosnt move is realy anoying

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    Lol&#33; I&#39;m not sure if it&#39;s any easier to play against, I can deck out the troops units quite well. In smaller battles this probably wouldn&#39;t work out the way I see it, but 2,500+ games give a mix of merciless shooting and a brutal close combat core.
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    Yeah I&#39;m liking th CC IW idea bornin. It&#39;s unorthodox when it comes to iron warriors, but nonetheless, it&#39;ll work. When someone thinks of IW, they think that you&#39;re gonna gun em down. but when you start pushing up and then hack em apart with chainswords, they start to worry.
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