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The Forgotten Ones are my 40k CSM army and this is their story.
Origin: They are the decendents of the traitors who left the loyal Chapters of the Imperium for the lure of the Chaos Gods. The beginning of the Legion has no date but is believed by the Imperium to have originated several years after the fall of Horus. The original Marines who joined the Legion have long since decayed (save the most honoured by the Gods) leaving only their power armour to be handed on the later generations and their attitude to the Imperium which is, to say the least, greater than that of all the other Chaos Space Marine Legions.
The Forgotten Ones do not have one home; rather, they travel the galaxy, raiding planets and capturing promising young children to implant with gene-seed and to turn to the ways of Chaos. They do not reside in the Eye of Terror but have been joined by many cultists from the Eye who have spread to convert humanity.
Devotion: The Forgotten Ones worship the Chaos Gods Tzeentch and Slaanesh and are heavily influenced by their patron Gods. They participate in ritual sacrifices to appease the Gods and leave weaker members of the Legion (ie. those mortally wounded or "beloved" by Slaanesh). A rigid hierarchy has been established with the oldest and most battle-hardened in command in place of the Chapter-Masters and the younger and less experienced are lower and less important.
Appearance: They are (moderately) mutated due to the influence of Chaos and from being a group loyal predominantly to Tzeentch. They have no set colour scheme as they originate from different Chapters but often have distinctive markings on the shoulder-pads of their heirloom power armour. The colouring of their antique power armour ranges from the blues of the Ultramarines to the deep red of the Blood Angels and the black and silver of the black Templar but all is heavily tarnished by millennia of accumilated dirt and general Chaos materials.
Combat Tactics: Direct combat is the bane of the Forgotten Ones whereas stealth and speed are found more useful and practical than hand-to-hand combat. Ranged weaponry is revered among the Forgotten as they perfectly achieve the goal of the Forgotten: bloody revenge against those who cast them out. They utilise Rhinos, Terminators and Marine squads with flamers and bolters to outmanouvre the enemy before making surgical strikes into the weakened lines.
The lines of power armour-clad Marines who follow a multitude of Gods are supplemented by the cultists of specific Gods. These, however, only comprise around five percent of the population of the Legion.
More will be added soon. All comments and criticism are welcome.
Thanks for reading,
Last edited by Mikel2495; April 13th, 2009 at 07:31.
Armies: (Chaos) Space Marines [1250pts], O&G [2250 pts], OK [1000pts]
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They sound like fun. You should consider that the original Traitors form the Horus heresy are still alive, Time works differently in the eye of terror and they still live to day. Also many of them have been granted longer but not eternal lives by their gods. The idea of the strict order of who's in charge is good. It gives a clear idea of what they are like and how they think. You could include information about where they find new members. They could raid worlds for children to be implanted with geneseed or use slaves.
Your chapter sounds very evil...I mean, interesting! Yes, interesting. When did The Forgotten Ones betray the beloved, most beautiful, and perfect True Emperor of Humanity? They sound like they turned renegade after the Heresy, in fact, if I had to guess, they aren't in the Eye of Terror at all, are they? They sound like they are aging, and passing their gear on to new betrayers of All that is Good in the Universe, Praise His Holy Name. Do they live like pirates, living off of space hulks and chaos space vessels?
It sounds like they are a haven for Space Marines that fall away even today, and there is a varied mix of chapters in your army, aren't there? That is very interesting (and evil), you sound like one of the early Chaos Renegades who used to recruit Chaos forces from many different sources in earlier editions.
Well, I would wish you well, but that would be heresy. Please post the locations of your secret bases, your numbers, and short and long term troop positions to the nearest available Inquisitor, at your earliest convenience.
(Nice to meet you!)