For the time being, proxying them as standard Space Marines for 40k
. Stat-wise the IG
are too weedy with T3, and Orcs with BS2 doesn't fit either. For friendly games, I reduce Initiative by 2 and increase LD
- Normal guys as standard Tactical marines. You can use these rather cool tunneling machines from Ramshackle games as 'drop pods' (in the spoiler tags below)
- The Iron Ancestor as a Dreadnought.
- Forthcoming 'Honoured Ancestors' (or the old Squat exo-armour models) for terminators.
- This tank, again from Ramshackle, as a Razorback
-Drakkarim as Sternguard veterans, Stormrage Veterans as Devestators (you can mix these guys in as heavy weapons in the squads as well)
Funnily enough, I think playing them as SM
actually fits the concept of the Forge Fathers more than the SM
themselves! The guys jump out of their transports, blazing away with their weapons. They are not exceptional in CC
, but are tough and can hold their own in a fight, giving the sergeant a 'power hammer' which comes in each box fits well also. I think if you use the 'tactical upgrade' pack to give them a beefier, more high-tech look.
That's only my own interpretation, but I know some people have used them as counts-as IG
also which might also work. Another chap I know thinks they fit well with the GK
codex (using that special Inquisitor Character, and massed henchmen) - although I think that fits better as the old 1st edition 'Squat' concept, rather than these newer Forge Father models.
When the time comes for Warpath to get the KoW
treatment (and get a new book, evolved version of the rules etc.) then I will probably try them out in that as well.