It's definitely been a while since I have posted. I have been pretty busy outside of the hobby world (and in the hobby world), though I have had a pronounced lack of motivation to be on the computer lately, so there has been a significant lack of progress updates. That said I have a small one (and a much larger one coming soon to tie in with this one).
I've recently decided to build up some of the Chaos stuff I had laying around (and buy a bit of new stuff) to build a core of an army (which will be expanded when the new book comes out) as a hobby project. I used to actually play Night Lords when we had the 3.5 book, but when the current book was released I was so disappointed in the distinct lack of flavor (and legion rules) and the inability to make your army play in a way that their combat doctrine would be somewhat resemble the legion your models were trying to represent, I sold them off. This time I went for a new legion (to me), and one that has grown to be my favorite as I have delved deeper into the original traitor legion lore. The Iron Warriors.
Here is Warsmith Mahrer, he is a veteran of the Horus Heresy, and fought on Terra (In fact it was his undermining of the walls of the Imperial Palace that allowed Dies Irae to create the first breach!). A Captain at the time, the dark gods called to him, but due to the paranoia and lack of trust he inherited from his Primarch, he refused the call. His Warsmith at the time on the other hand...... During the battle he slew two captains of the Imperial Fists, one of the Blood Angels, and he destroyed a Blood Angel dreadnought (along with other lesser astartes and loyal soldiers of the Imperium. Marher led the retreat of the 17th Grand Company from Terra and performed admirably, despite having his forces left in a hard spot when warriors from Fulgrim's legion abandoned their duty of guarding their flank. His last kill of the day was the Captain of the 21st company of the Emperor's children, and as his Marher's company and those of his vassal arm soldiers took flight they grounded the Emperor's Children's transports with before they could get into the air, leaving them to die to the thralls of the False-Emperor.
Marher is a hard and unrelenting individual who is determined, tenacious, tactically brilliant and incredibly cunning. Bitter, spiteful, and contemptuous, Marhar has not been silent since the Heresy. He has led the 17th Grand Company and their accompanying army (The Medrengard Sappers) on many successful sieges, and has taken part in most of the Black Crusades. He is not tempted by the lure of Chaos, believing himself not to be a pawn (but also wary of being betrayed, as he believes is the fate of all Iron Warriors). Marher will soon be continuing his work of burning the galaxy on my tabletop.
Hope you folks enjoy him, and always feedback is much appreciated!