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Here's the fluff for my new all-Khorne Chaos Marine army. C&C please!
The Scions of Goreskull were created in the 24th Founding under the name of the Bronze Blades Chapter and based on a world (name pending) just to the galactic north of the Maelstrom. They were an Imperial Fists successor chapter and, like their father chapter, placed an emphasis on swordsmanship training for all battle-brothers. Over time, this emphasis turned to an obsession as battle-brothers were encouraged to train with blades for the majority, if not all of the time. In battle, marines would also often throw down their guns and charge the enemy even when ranged combat was more strategically sound. While combating a daemonic incursion near the Maelstrom alongside Imperial Guard forces from Cadia, Chapter Master Haeroll engaged in one-on-one combat with a skull-faced greater daemon of Khorne wielding a massive axe. As they fought, the ground under them rose in a stone column that speared high into the clouds. The struggle was masked from view for upwards of an hour as the battle raged on the ground below. When the column began to descend, however, something strange happened. The daemons engaged in combat with the Bronze Blades marines disengaged and pulled back. The marines, momentarily confused, soon rallied and were about to pursue when they heard the booming voice of their Chapter Master calling across the vox, “Brothers! I have seen the true path! The way to martial perfection! If we wish to truly become the greatest warriors in the galaxy, then we must turn our worship to Khorne, not the corpse-god on his golden throne! Follow me, brothers! Blood for the Blood God!” With this, he leapt from the stone column into the midst of the nearest squad of guardsmen, swinging left and right. As one, the marines of the Bronze Blades cried out “Blood for the Blood God!” and, now accompanied by the daemons, turned on the Cadian guardsmen, viciously cutting them down. Against the combined forces of the marines and daemons, the guardsmen stood no chance, and the ensuing massacre was over quickly. Afterwards, the power of Khorne flowing through him, Haeroll turned on the greater daemon and slew it as well. Rising victorious, Haeroll hefted the mighty axe, now containing the soul of the greater daemon within it, above his head and declared that he would from now on be known as Lord Goreskull. The Bronze Blades abandoned their chapter name and, in admiration of their leader, changed their name to the Scions of Goreskull. The Scions eliminated the rest of the Imperial forces in the system, then retuned to their homeworld where the new dedication to Khorne was welcomed wholeheartedly by the rest of the chapter. Knowing the Imperial retribution would come, the Scions gathered their fleet and fled into the Maelstrom. There they discovered a cult of Dark Mechanicus adepts, with whom they quickly made an alliance. The Scions would provide protection and, in return, the Dark Mechanicus would upkeep the machinery and arms of the Scions. In addition, the Dark Mechanicus adepts would grow additional marines from the gene-seed of the Scions in return for xenos technology, most importantly from the Tau and Eldar. Ever since, the Scions have been conducting raids across Imperial space, especially toward the Eastern fringe and around suspected locations of craftworlds.
I apologize if it's not the smoothest read, I'm not that good of an author...
I think this is pretty good. What i would like to know is their colour scheme and tactics. You mentioned that they have their machines repaired, does that mean that they are mainly mechanised or footsloggers? Do they make use of daemons?
They are mainly mechanized. Right now I am playing around with some berserker-heavy lists (instead of blood frenzy, my berserkers enter a state of focused, martial bloodletting), with support from defilers and predators. The predators are driven by those marines that killed the fewest opponents in the previous battle as punishment. My color scheme is bronze armor with silver trim and black shoulder pads. The bronze was made in this order:
Devlan Mud ink wash
Baal Red ink wash
Once I get access to a good camera I will post some pictures in the painting section. Oh, and I am using loyalist marines with close combat arms since they are a newly turned chapter. They also retain the imperial insignia on their chestplates (though no purity seals), in order to taunt their loyalist brethren.