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Ok I wasn't sure whether to post it in the painting or the fluff section, but cause it's a fluff question confirming a colour scheme I posted it here. You can tell me if I was wrong, but please be gentle...
Let's go: Does every Chaplain have a black armour, if yes why. Would it be possible to change their colour scheme without getting in trouble with the clerical guys on Terra?
The problem I have with this is that my chapter uses a black/desert colour scheme. The Chaplain wouldn't really stand out as much as I want him to.
By the way any comments on the marines are welcomed, though I've already changed some details.
No, black armor isn't written in stone, it's just traditional.
Yes, all chaplains have black armor with some of their chapter colors and symbols mixed in, like on a shoulder pad and a knee pad, something to that effect. It's just like how in older incarnations of marines that Techmarines had all red armor with their chapter's colors on a shoulder pad, the red symbolized their link with the Adeptus Mechanicus (stationed on Mars, the Red Planet) though now they just paint the helmet and maybe a shoulder pad red with the rest in chapter livery. They did the same thing with Librarians and Apothecaries, though now all marines wear mostly chapter color and if a special rank they get a fancy colored helmet and shoulderpad along with their equipment.
As to why they wear black armor, I don't know exactly, but I have a few theories. For one, priests in lots of churches wear black as a symbol of their faith, so there may be some connection there, and like their skullface helmets it may symbolize their grim determination unto death. I'm not sure but I hope I helped, if not, at least I wasted your time by giving you an overly lengthy explanation. :w00t:
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No not every chaplain wears completely black armour, some wear armour with only one black shoulderpad depicting their rank as a chaplain which doubles as their badge of office aside from the Crozius.
The reason most wear black is a mix of reasons, one being faith, another grim determination, and another being that the armour sets them apart from other marines. Since chaplains are (usually) just the marine with the skull mask, they have no other identity and therefore other marines never form any kind of bond with them like they do for other battle-brothers.
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I thought black represented their service/mourning for the emperor. I think I read this in the White dwarf that celebrated GW's 25 anniversary, the one with the original emperors champion in the front cover flap, and the Land Raider in the cover.
As long as the chaplain shows some black on his armor somewhere I think you will be fine.
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indeed. they wear black in mourning for the Emperors sacrifice. Same as why the Black templars chose black as their primary color and why Dorn wore Black armor post-heresy.I thought black represented their service/mourning for the emperor. I think I read this in the White dwarf that celebrated GW's 25 anniversary, the one with the original emperors champion in the front cover flap, and the Land Raider in the cover.
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Thanks a lot you guys. I had something like that in mind, but now I have an awsome amount of information.
Originally Posted by Sabe
Well the Dorn theory is right but not the BT one the BT chose black and white becaue it was Sigismund's armor color. It wasnt the Emperors mourning although it could be it was because Sigismund was the first emperors champion and that he wore Black and White Armor. that is why the BT wear black.
And if your worried about your chaplain not standing out you could use a gold color scheme because in Warrior Brood the Mantis Warriors chaplain wore gold armor and in Crimson tears chaplain Iktinos wore gold armor with one purple shoulder pad.
Yeah infact I have already thought about this, but my Captains wear the 'metalic' version of the company colours. Thus the black/gold version I thought about is the armour of my Captain of the 5th company.Originally Posted by DerkaDerka
It's not this bad, I found a colour scheme on my own by now.
But thanks to everyone who tried to help