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OK heres a quick basic over view of what I have come up with for my new chapter....
It a space marine faction derived from a world that does not rotate any more. Ancient technologies keep gravity, life etc. possible on this planet that has lost its spinning ablities (probably a major strike caused the planet to halt its rotation millenia ago)
This means the planet is in two halves, on half is a desert, always day and very hot with lava, etc.
The other half is cold, always night never stops snowing.
My painting concept to reflect this is slightly different. In effect I have two paint schemes for one army but the colors blend well as I will explain..
I will paint half my force in desert yellow as its main color, with bases having flowig lava the works.
My other half will be based on ice blue with snow bases and glaciers etc.
Now it mixes in as I have desert yellow for most the body but feet, knees and parts are ice blue to show a connection and vice versa for the ice blue marines.
Its not as if you would look at the army and go "why the heck is he fielding two armis??" they would clearly be one army but have two schemes painted.
Now what I am having trouble with is a name for my chapter, any other cool info you might want to add is also ok
I want to base the name off a split world, or off the fact one side is cold other hot or one side is night other day. Also a list of animals that can live in all temperatures would be kool to help me make a name.
All help is appreciated
Sons/Scions/Children of Janus
Mysterious Member of the ANZAC Clan
Please xplain the names you suggest soI kno what they represent thanks
1 thing though, the planetside that receives no sun would be dark! Eternal night, even, so perhaps a black / yellow combination?
And why not paint each marine half black / half yellow. I think the chapter would want to remain a whole, not 2 different factions. + it would represent the duality of the planet in a cool way.
As to the name, mh,
Last edited by Zema; November 27th, 2008 at 14:09.
How about a lword, that describes your planet, but in Latin using a latin dictionary page.
So as Opposite becomes econtra, split/divide translates as scindo, half as dimidium, to double as gemino
ie Marines Econtra, Sons of Scindo, Marinus Dimidium, Gemino Marines etc
Or maybe utilise the Chineese principle of ying and yang. Wikipedia describes starts to describe the principles...
...in terms of sunlight playing over a mountain and in the valley. Yin (literally the 'shady place' or 'north slope') is the dark area occluded by the mountain's bulk, while yang (literally the 'sunny place' or 'south slope') is the brightly lit portion....
Seems kinda fitting.
I know Yin Yang Marines would sound a bit naff, but you could think of something along those lines, use one of the many symbols related to the principle as you chapter badge or even incorporate some oriental style fluff?
I don't know how far you have got writing the fluff, but you could incorporate this dualism into their personality. They could be a chapter full of contradictions and opposites, deep and mystical in peace in meditation, yet ferocious and primeval in times of war. Fanatically pious in their faith, but vehemently apposed to the eccisiarchy. You could even write it in as a gene seeds flaw, a dark side to their collective personalities which they must fight to keep balanced with the light. It could even be a flaw that manifests itself in some marines as a deep melancholy others as an unquenchable enthusiasm, with the first half being sent to the dark side f your planet and armored in your blue and the latter being sent to the light side of the planet and armored in your yellow. That would allow you to continue the split throughout the chapter, with melancholy dark marines most likely to become assault marines and vanguard veterans the others devastators or sternguard......
....hang on, I'm going a bit over the top here, you only asked for a name suggestion (I just really like your planet description, it set my brain cogs whirrring)
Last edited by matus; November 27th, 2008 at 14:46.
It is a pretty cool idea, I would do as matus said and assign the different halfs to different roles.
Maybe have a mix (at squad or marine level) for tactical squads.
Most animals (and any humans living there) would live on the equator,
Massive blind worms, monster bats, and other low light creatures could live in the dark
Giant reptiles and cactuars could live in the bright desert.
can't think of any good names though..
Arch Overfiend & Grand Despot
I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff
Awesome thanks for the replies guys, especially Matus
Very helpful I looked at chinese words for opposite but never thought of latin will be nice for my army i reckon.
And yes everything about it is going to be opposite. Not your typical codex marines I know but I dont want the typical codex marines lol.
I may even go as far as having the tanks etc. from the light side with solar panels fitted, but ill see how I go thaks again for the help any ideas are great not just names
Desert Foxes (nocternal/desert thing.. also gives it a Rommel feel)
Desert Owls (night/day)
Lunar Suns (Lunar = moon/ ties in with you half night thang)
Night Mirage or more cleverly Knights Mirage
Sons of the Desert (gives it a bit of an Islamic feel)
Moon Jackals/ Scorpions
Scions of the Djinn
Ordo Nocte (faux latin roughly meaning the nights order)
Apollion Marines (Apollo was the Greek god of the Sun)
Sons of Apollo
Children of Artemis (Greek godess of hunters/ moon)
Helios was a Greek sun god before Apollo, Frey is a Germanic god of fertility but is linked to the sun, Ra was the egyptian god,
Sekene is another Greek moon godess whose name my be fitting...
Nyx was a Greek godess of Night. The Zorya is a good name and comes from a slavic trio of godesses who prevent the End of Days.
That might give you some ideasOriginally Posted by Stolen from Wiki
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