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hi guys, I'm thinking of writing some fluff for my space marines chapter. nothing specific like back story because i have a blood angels army. possibly something to do with a battle or something. i have thought of using the transmission log thing (+++ incoming transmission+++) but i have had problems not knowing how exactly to use the language for it and i want to make the fluff kinda like a vague, transmission log only story like using a day to day mission log or something of the kind.
I think that there are several ways that "imcoming transmissions" are sent. You can just imply that there is trouble with the signal and that's why it's isn't all there. Adding things like thought for the day: tolerance breeds weakness something hardline and Imperial like that will help to give it more character. Try to have certain people talking like in a play, like this.
Inquisitor Thag: Those Marines are blowing up heretics, good for them.
Scribe Bill: The transmission is weak lord.
IT: Then fix it buffoon
SB: Oh, sorry.
For ideas I suggest trying to base it on your own games. Describe who you have fought. If you have an opponent that you won most of your games against then say that your Marines won many great victories against that army. If you have lost a fair amount of games to someone or a particular army then describe that force as being your nemesis.
For example my Tyranids have mopped the floor with Dark Angels and other Marines so my fluff (still being fully written) describes my swarm driving the Marines back. On the other hand I've suffered my worst defeats against Eldar so they have driven my Hive fleet away from an Eldar Maiden world. Try doing it like that.
you need 2 things, the good guys (not nessisarily "good" but by this i mean the guys who the story is about, or their point of view) and a nemesis, by this i mean the opposing side, if you want to do a log you can just pick 2 neutral sides and wright a story that doesnt focus on anyone in particular.
heres some help for the transmission thing, this is how i do it.
+++ INCOMING TRANSMISSION+++
+ SENDER: Inquisitor Clauss
+ TO: High Lord Variun Stas
+SUBJECT: Ongoing persecution of the Denarian Renegades
+THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Only in death does duty end+
++++ TRANSMISSION BEGINS ++++
and then you put your text!
PROUD TO BE IN THE BRITISH ARMY.
~~ Surrender and serve me in life, or die and slave for me in death~~
very nice starter idea for my army horus, ill start work on my story/ transmission soon like next week because i am going to be busy with exams this week.