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Looking over the space map in the Codex I notice a space marine chapter I've never heard of before, the Crimson Paladins. I checked Lexicanum and only found what I found. Their homeworld is called simply, Fortress. Their symbol seems to be the same as the Death Knights, a skull with a cross in the forehead.
It seems strange to me that a random new chapter would all of a sudden appear. Is there anything else known about them? If you do, please post it. Thanks.
Had a quick look through google, and it seems like just one of those random chapters they make up and crowbarred into the dex. =_=
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The new codex has a split personality.
Personality A: 'We are the Ultramarines! We are the greatest of all Space Marines, in fact we may as well be the only Space Marines! Love us, and we will cleanse the galaxy in righteous style!'
Personality B: 'We are all of those chapters that you never heard of! We embody the spirit of DIY and want to show you that it's okay to create your own chapters not heard of in the 40k universe! Here, we'll add another one of us to show you! Don't hurt us, Ultramarines!'
A lot of "small name" chapters made an appearance in this carnation of the codex, which I'm pretty pleased with.
How goofy that it seems so random. I wonder if the Crimson Paladins are some GW employee's DIY chapter who got lucky and got it put in the codex. What's odd to me is that the location of the Death Knights, and Imperial Paladins for that matter, as well as many other previously released chapters are not shown, yet some random new chapter is with home planet name to boot.
Thanks for the responses.
Last edited by Dristram; November 9th, 2008 at 08:12.
Oh, and as for it being some GW employee's DIY chapter: In my experience this general type of thing happens all the time. Captain Tycho's background comes from the first battle report played with the Second Edition 40K rules. Andy Chambers' Blood Angels, led by the old Blood Angels Captain model (the one who looks like Tycho, but with a full mask and a regular bolter), who he named Tycho (I do not know if the name had been used prior to that battle report, but the special character certainly did not yet exist), were pitted against Jervis Johnson's Orks (and as some of you probably know, Chambers won, of course). The Captain was "killed" ("killed" in 40K is really just knocked out of action - could mean dead, could mean leg blown off, could mean many things) by an Ork Weirdboy's psychic attack (I think it was even in a piece of jungle terrain). If I recall correctly, Chambers even made a comment in his closing write-up about how Tycho was recovering under the care of the Apothecaries. Then, many years later, when Codex: Angels of Death was released (Codex for Blood Angels and Dark Angels in 2nd Edition), Captain Tycho was introduced as a special character with the back-story he still has.
This is just one example, I am sure there are many more that I cannot specifically think of off the top of my head.
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Alright, I chose the Crimson Paladins to be my new DIY chapter. I went back and forth over paint schemes and settled with a halved gold/red opposite of the Crimson Guard from the "How to Paint Space Marines" book.
Here are some pics. I'm not the most patient painter so these pics are not posted to get critiques of my ability since I know it's not the best. Just to throw out their my version of the Crimson Paladins. I’m developing fluff for them as well and having a blast!
Here are some painted models.
Last edited by Dristram; December 19th, 2008 at 06:09. Reason: Updating link
In a way, it's kinda like the Red Templars that I saw in the codex. I know they were in the last one but they only had one model before now and still have no fluff. Now the are mine and I utter a hearty laugh (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha )
Seriously, Gamesworkshop is crazy.
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