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One of the nine Traitor Legions of Chaos Space Marines from Warhammer 40,000.
They are the Villain Protagonists of Graham McNeill's series of Iron Warriors novels, and also feature heavily in the Ultramarines novels Dead Sky, Black Sun and The Chapter's Due. McNeill's novels follow the fortunes of the Chapter after the Horus Heresy, focusing on Warsmith Honsou and the Iron Warriors assault on the Imperial world of Hydra Cordatus.
Novels And Short Stories In The Series
- Storm of Iron
- The Enemy of my Enemy
- The Heraclitus Effect
- The Skull Harvest
- Iron Warrior
- The Iron Without
- The Beast of Calth
Please resist the urge to put examples on this page or link to this page on tropes unless you are citing from 40K novels in which the Iron Warriors feature. Examples which are specific to rulebooks and other in-universe fluff should go on either the 40K page or in the Chaos Marines section of the Warhammer 40000 page.
Check out the character sheet.
Tropes connected to the Iron Warriors
- The Bad Guy Wins: Storm of Iron was the first novel where Chaos won. In the 2008 reprint Graham McNeill says that even the people at Games Workshop were shocked.
- Batman Gambit: Honsou pulls one in The Beast of Calth.
- Colony Drop
- Five-Bad Band: The Warsmith and his lieutenants fall rather easily into place:
- More Dakka
- The Reveal: The Citadel on Hydra Cordatus is housing a massive stockpile of Space Marine progenoids, which is to be used for future Foundings. To insure its safety, the Adeptus Mechanicus has been slowly poisoning the regiments stationed there to make sure that no one stays long enough to discover it.
- Siege Engines
- The Spock: Often used as a contrast to the Hot-Blooded World Eaters or the...weird Emperors Children.
- Tank Goodness: Probably the most tank-heavy of all the legions of Chaos.