Kharakhan war wagon: “A team of twelve land lizards or ogriphants (shown here), arranged in three rows of four across, provide impetus for the war wagon. A wooden mantlet studded with spikes protects the beasts from above; the side-walls (exposed here to show the ogriphants) are enclosed in dragon hide, wood slats, or hammered metal plates.” For scale, the wheels average 6 ft diameter. (Cyclopedia Talislanta, Bard Games, 1988)
If you want to join me and the guys on Medrengard here’s what you’ll have to do.
04:00 - The Iron Warriors emerge from their artillery batteries and siege tanks.
04:20 - Morning Maintenance Rituals. The Iron Warriors ensure their instruments of war are in tip top shape. A slave is turned into a servitor for every warhead that fails to detonate.
05:00 - Morning Prayers. The Iron Warriors begin to pray to all four Chaos Gods. They are shorter than the Word Bearers and Black Legion as they view Chaos only as a weapon they can use, thus each prayer to each God lasts only 30 minutes.
07:00 - Morning Firing Rites. The Iron Warriors test fire their artillery and siege weaponry at captured civilians or even other Iron Warriors who have been disgraced.
10:00 - Battle Practice. The Iron Warriors descends in a cage to fight. Servitors are used as normal people are too squishy and slow for the Iron Warriors to effectively fight.
12:00 - Tactical Indoctrination. The Iron Warriors gather to discuss which fortifications to destroy or which monument of Rogal Dorn to defile.
13:00 - Afternoon Wargames. The Iron Warriors set up miniature pieces representing their forces on an open table with complex rules and dices to test each others grasp of strategy. Perturabo sometimes joins in on the fun. An ancient Terran snack known as ‘The Doritos’ are brought by the truckload and are complemented by an equally ancient Terran beverage known as 'Mountain Dew’. Those who consume 'The Doritos’ are not allowed to touch field operation manuals until they ritually cleanse and scrape their fingers. Anyone failing to do so is forced to place their hands inside of heavy machinery.
14:00 - First Evening Meal. A feast is prepared by the legion serfs. Due to long hours without eating, some Iron Warriors may have already begun to eat bits off their slaves.
15:00 - Evening Firing Rites.
18:00 - Close Combat Practice.
20:00 - Second Evening Meal. Another feast is prepared by legion slaves. Those slaves who have parts of their bodies eaten by hungry Iron Warriors are gifted bionic implants to make them useful again.
21:00 - Evening Wargames.
22:00 - Bitching about the Imperial Fists. A period is held for the Iron Warriors to bitch and moan about the Imperial Fists and why they can’t wait to tear down Rogal Dorn’s statue on Terra. Sometimes Perturabo joins in the bitching.
23:00 - Evening Maintenance Rituals.
24:00 - Rest Period. The Iron Warriors rest inside their artillery and siege vehicles.