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I'm building me a little army and I've decided they will belong to the Mortificators, but I'm having quite a hard time finding any fluff on them.
Now I do know what I want from this small sized army, and I've decided on Traits without knowing really anything but how I'd like the army to look
Cleanse and Purify
Take the Fight to them
Aspire to Glory
Death before Dishonour
Now, as I have not read the "warriors of Ultramar" and not am likely to do so before this army is finished and sold, I wonder if you know anything about them that you can share?
Are my Traits far out wrong?
I like this army to heve been suffering quite heavy losses on a world being "cleansed" by an eveil enemy of CC-nature. Nids have come to mind, but it might just as well be a huge number of Orks, Chaos or Tau...I'm only joking, it can't be Tau
They've been pushed back quite far into the ruined hivecity and have left all their vehicles behind. They are the remenants of a once much bigger army and they are constantly getting fewer.
Now, I'm thinking about HQs too. I have this thing for Librarians and Chappies (the skullhelet makes them hard to resist in this case) but I also like the idea of them being led by a "young" captain. The one who originally were like third or even forth in command on the campaign.
So, of course, I've considered making me one of them awfully expensive HQ-squads, whith one of each in. Like te Captain who is in command , the Chaplain who is equally young and inexperienced but quite the heavy hitter and finally a somewhat mentally worn Librarian who may have been on the verge for a while.
Okey doke. Here's what I found and can remember.
The Mortificators (or Mortifactors, as the spelling can be different but I believe it refers to the same chapter) are an Ultramarines successor. They are highly religious, and are famous for having entered meditation before the Third War for Armageddon, prophesying it as the Last Battle, and taking their entire chapter to war there. They have also fought a major action against the Tyranids.
From the Ultramarine novels, I recall a chapter that was very religious, but very divergent from the Codex, to the point of disgusting the Ultramarines who met them. They drank blood and used the skulls of their fallen. They were very voodoo-esque in a Hollywood fashion, given to visions brought on by their rituals. They were considered zealous and fierce warriors by the Ultramarines, although the distaste for their rituals never diminished.
Personally, I would accentuate the role of the Chaplain in their force, as their voodoo nature and their belief in ritual would come out that way. They would also have a second trait, and I believe you've come up with some nice ones above.
Hope this helps.
Much must be risked in war.
Blood Angel Stormraven Conversion Work In Progress.
But I got another one for you to look at. It is about half way down the page, but if you have firefox you will be sent right there. List of Space Marine Chapters - Warhammer 40k - a Wikia wiki
Toon and Luke Harvey (who posted it) thought the same page... 8Y
I have seen an army or two posted around... everyone made them albinos IIRC... Found an auction to take painting examples (as if you need them!)
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
It's not quite as evil as it may sound though
I cut the head of a Chappie a while back, and I just started looking at it lately. So I'm thinking about building me an own Chaplain. I have a BlackTemplars torso and this head, well, it's really the one from the biker chappie's pack. But when I found out he was all red (can someone please verify this, as the army in the auction were having white shoulderpads, I thought they were black) it felt good and like if it was in tune with the pose I've been considering.
But once again I'm in that fruitful state of dreaming where my "small project" goes from 750 to 1750 points before I have even realised it... sigh... feels good though, in a funky and slightly angstfilled way.
Come sweet escapism, sail me away!
^ Correct me if i'm wrong but i'm certain the Mortifactor Chaplain Astador from the warriors of Ultramar novel was described as having red/crimson power armour.