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A while back i got my first space marines, at the time i didn't know much about the game and i painted them loosely like ultramarines( by that i mean loosely). Later when i go some more, I painted them as ultramarines. looking at the army as a whole it looks like a mix of ultramarines and crimson fists who used a little creativity when painting there armor. I thought up some fluff to explain this. I have no name for the chapter so ideas would be nice. I know its a lot of complicated fluff to explain such a simple thing. bear with me as I'm newer to the game.
I was thinking a planet almost completely overrun with orks. The ultramarines being nearby, launched an attack on the planet. Also nearby and bearing a personal grudge against orks the crimson fists also landed on the planet. Because of the threat of the orks the chapters agree to work together in fighting them back. I don't really know how a new chapter forming works (do they ask the chapters master?) but while fighting brothers from both chapters decided to form a new chapter. They were promised that if they could fight the orks back they could have the planet as there own. Because of constant war and no true Home base the marines are constantly on the move and separated as a chapter. because of this the chapter functions as many Cells. the "Cells" are basically small armies and act independently. because of this and because of no formal paint scheme the sub-chapters often paint there armor based on personal preferences. this of course draws suspicion from the ordo-mallus. To combat this all marines must report back to main chapter facilitys to be assigned to another sub-chapter and be evaluated.
Hopefully you found this interesting. sorry about my writing skills.
Last edited by Renale; November 3rd, 2009 at 01:16.
Or, even more simply and canon-faithfully, how about they have a non-unified painting scheme? 1st Company paints there armor this way, 2nd Company paints their armor that way...
I mean, the Dark Angels get away with it on a much larger scale than you, and so do the Blood Angels. Just say that they served under the Blood Angels on some campaign, were seriously impressed with the organization and forethought that went in to the otherwise... unrestrained...Chapter.
I mean, if I remember correctly even the Ultrasmurfs themselves, knee-jerk, pole-up-one's rectum about the Codex Astartes, use it. Such a system may even be dictated by the Codex Astartes. Their variation isn't huge Company to Company, just trim and such. I'm sure that you could get away with a lot more.
Chapters can't really be made from mixed geneseed, (in theory, any way; it has been done successfully, but the attrition rate is staggering), because geneseed is genetics on a level that even humans 38,000 years from now don't really understand. It was quite possibly the Emperor's largest gift to humanity, after the Astronomicon.
Last edited by rafis117; November 3rd, 2009 at 01:53.
Terminator armor going critical would be like Three Mile Island only very, VERY angry, and carrying a hammer.
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well that's much simpler then what I said. Thanks