Index Astartes: Iron Guard
'What came of the actions on Gurro VII was a great moral victory for the humane and noble, but with it almost every reason to call the Imperium 'home' has disappeared. Now, brothers, we are but an iron ring made of wood.'
[//First Castellan Vaszoly Soos 'The Ironclad', Equerry of the Huscarls and Master of War+]
'Pity, brothers. the Reményans. We – they – who have suffered for the sins of the past and of the future! Pity, brothers, those within whom the temper of Remény flows! Pity, brothers, for that was our homeland, our life!'
'We do not have another one, so by the Emperor; we will fight for her memory until the very end. We will never give up!'
|[//ident: Remény | tithegrade=non-appropriate: Elusus+]|
History of the Chapter
'Anagy hal mogoszi a kis halat'
'Men are like fish. The great ones devour the small.'
The Antixes Death ca. 751.M32
The Great Loss ca. 957.M32
[A] sudden regression in the character, as though a shred of themselves had been lost alongside Remény. Gone was the precision and efficiency of their warfare, replaced with a cold and uncalculated brutality, one that tore through any that stood in their way.
Across the 33rd [millennium, the] Iron Guard pursued a furious and tireless crusade borne of fury, tragedy and loss. The protohuman Remyans [sic.] of the Guard saw red, and with it, Mankind's enemies bled. Their rage was unheard-of and their aggression led to the deaths of many.
The Iron Fleet
'An adage, once thought wise on Reményan, stated 'Something must be left to chance, for nothing is sure in a sea-fight.' Consider its honeyed words well, Brother, for out here it is untrue. We command chance, we command surety, the Iron Fleet commands dominance.'
|[//Shipmaster Vass 'the Broken', Castellan of the Fourth Warhost. Iron Guard, ca. M33+]|
- Fortitude's Sin – Ironclad-class Battle Barge, Chapter Barque and Fortress Monastery
- Severance – Legate-class Battle Barge
- Argent Valour – Vanguard-class MkIII Strike Cruiser
- Revenant – Vanguard-class MkIII Strike Cruiser
- Catechism – Warspite-class Battle Barge
- Iron Harvest – Legate-class Battle Barge
|[//The area of Wilderness Space known as the Tinctures are pictured on the Rimward edge of Morqub+]|
[S]uch tensions never died down from within, a deep-seated bitterness and grit consumed them and overcame all sense. A fact which I, and other Imperial scholars, have taken particular care in recording as the intricacies of such hostilities had not been observed between Astartes since the tumultuous days of the Great Scouring.
Deeper and deeper they sank into [their] heart of blackness. As they descended, they chipped another dent in their proverbial armour. Thick was the tar that covered their once-gleaming heart, all that remained was a pulped mess of bitterness wrapped in a relic of bygone days.
[//Important Remarks, Austintateous Brevel+]
|[//Iron Guard in Morqub; deployed against Orthodox abhuman scratch-companies.+] |
Disposition during the War of the False Primarch
The Achilles Heel
|[//Iron Guard forces were not mere siegebreakers. During the early war, they demonstrated keen forward-thinking and secrecy, engaging and sowing the seeds of dissent amongst the inhabitants of Morqub and Helipolis alike.+]|
|[//Fourth Warhost Battle-brothers engaged with invading Orthodox armoured fist squads on the Civilised world of Sheervaad, one of the few conflicts in which the Iron Guard fought alongside the Red Fish.+] |
|[//Warriors of the Fourth Warhost. Note the excision of the Orthodox Aquila from the chest; a common device of the Iron Guard that followed the Argent Heralds' example.+] |
|[//During Operation Gauntlet, the Iron Guard saw substantial deployment in the Cardinal Worlds; sustaining (and causing) dreadful casualties.+]|
|[//Iron Guard remnants engage on Coldforge+]|
'Give no quarter; ask for none. In such a manner is the simplest and most effective battleline drawn.'