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I got a friend that pick up this name from somewhere, it is a Space Marine variant. Anyone ever hear of it? Cause I donno, since I am Chaos and 'Nids. If you have heard of it, could you point out anything about them I should know, what book their from, fluff, etc.
Yes, they're one of the cursed foundings. Their rules can be found in chapter approved 2004 and for a point cost they can add +1 toughness to each of their units (which is more limited by the space marine list). Alas though this list is not legal at the moment as they are adapting it to both 4th ed and the new space marine codex. Basically their bone structure was so powerful and mutated that they rivaled the deathguard in pure resiliancy, which thus led the inquisition into targetting them for extermination.
Where do they stand with the rest of the Chapters? Rivals? Don't care? Don't bother with them? And is there any resentment for their targeting?
Heres the excerpt from the chapter approved...
"The Sons of Antaeus are only officially recoreded in one source; the chronicles of the Third Inter-Guild War of the Inca Sector of 850.M41 to 901.M41. The chapter is listed as having answered the pleas of the Guild Fathers for aid against pirate forces sponsored by buisness rivals, and according to the records acquitted themselves courageously before departing.
Since that time, a force matching their grey and black livery has been sighted by a number of chapters in the Ultima Segmentum, and these accounts have always made a specific mention of the size and apparent hardiness of these mysterious Adeptus Astartes. They are reportedly capable of surviing hits from weapons that would normally slaughter another space marine.
One such eyewitness account, submitted by Captain Rakman of the Subjugators Chapter, records an incident in which his force found itself under attack by the Eldar of the Void Dragons pirate fleet. Surrounded and under heavy fire by the pirates' ultra-rapid anti-grav vehicles, Rakman states that a force bearing the livery of the Sons of Antaeus appeared unexpectedly and attacked the enemy vehicles from behind. Forced to redeploy, the Eldar suddenly found themselves faced with the prospect of having to make a breakout. The Eldar Falcons and Wave Serpents made straight for the Sons of Antaeus, judging them the lesser of the two Space Marine forces. The incredulous Captain Rakman gives an amazing account of the Sons of Antaeus' stand in the face of a storm of Eldar firepower, against which the mysterious Space Marines stood seeminlg impervious. The Subjugators were able to press their attack on the enemy rear as the Sons of Antaeus held the Edlar in plave, and the pirates were destroyed in short order, caught between the immovable anvil of the Sons, and the irresistible hammer of the Sujugators.
My guess is that unlike many of the other chapters view them as a mysterious force that helps out in times of need, although I can see some chapter viewing them as if tainted by chaos. The techniques for which they manipulated the gene-seed is why they came under scruitiny from the inquisition. Much like many other cursed foundings I do believe they have some resentment, although they are still steadfastly loyal to the emperor.
Hey, they sound pretty cool. Me likes alot. I gotta get my hands on that book. My friend actually made a good choice for once.
Yeah, they are cool. Actually you can find little bits of fluff on several of the cursed founding chapters and nearly all of them are still seen ocassionally when a force is in desperate need, other than that though they seem to hide out an elude contact with other marines. I forget where but I read somewhere that most marines today beleive that they are gifted by the Emperor and are on secret missions for him, so they don't disagree with them at all and actually rejoice at the sight of them.
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the only problem I see with having the Sons of Antaeus is that they are currently not legal since the change to 4th Ed. It would be nice to get an official mini'dex for the Cursed Founding Chapters, including an updated DIY set of "curses"
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Yeah they are currently working on it at the moment, as of now they are nto legal but soon they will and they will be posted on the chapter approved section on the GW 40k site.
The Games Development team are looking into updating the Cursed Founding Chapters in line with the rules in the latest Space Marine Codex. When these rules become available we will present them along with this articleOriginally Posted by InquisitorMarcus
Unfortunately, that was written months and years ago, so I wouldn't hold my breath...
In the meantime you could use the rules for nurgle chaos marines, giving them true grit, fearless and +1T. Use loyalist models and don't use any outlandish chaos gifts, and no daemons of course!
Meh, thats true... but atleast they're wroking on it, which is more than I can say for alot of the other sttuff they put on the backburner....