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I've mostly finished my 1000pt Necron army, and I want to start marines. I have an idea for a custom chapter already, but I'm not sure if such a chapter already exists and if this idea would work out. Here's I had in mind:
- colors are red with white trim
- lots of robes/cloaks (similar to DA)
- true grit
- balanced cc/shooty
- fluff - no homeworld, it was destroyed by the necrons and all geneseed stores were lost, so the marines are based out of a fleet of ships and one of the most important things for them are apothecaries and recovering fallen warriors' geneseed
Any thoughts on this? Suggestions for traits, conversions, etc? Thanks for any replies.
Interesting idea, I say run with it.
Have you come up with a name yet? Any ideas?
As for traits, purity above all and trust your battle brothers comes to mind, with Faithful Until Death or Aspire to Glory as an obvious disadvantage. Flesh Over Steel could also work to represent their fleet based nature and lack of motor pool.
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Thanks for help with the traits, I'm not that familar with them. As for a name, I'm not sure yet. Maybe something like Angels Peregrinus (latin for wanderer, foreigner, stranger / pilgrim, crusader). Chapter icons could have to do with a falcon.
i think its a good idea for a chapter. i'm a big fan of true grit.
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Perhaps just the Peregrinus. "Angels wanderer" doesn't make much sense. "Wandering angels" would be obvious more sensible, but that is conjugated differently, I believe.
They sound a little like the Blood Ravens.
Skim over the Traits section and pick out the ones that let you upgrade Sergeants to Apothecaries. It's good for a shooty army that expects to be shot back at. Faithful Until Death is probably best, as it seems that they lost much of their strength from fighting the Necrons when it would have been more sensible to retreat.
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For Conversion wise, what you can do since you've already stated you wanted robe like models, you might wanna wait a couple of months for the new Dark Angel models to come out, obviously all of them happen to be in robes. The second you said the name being liek pilgrams and crusaders, i automatically began to think, battle pilgrams from the warhammer fantasy. I've always like the idea of having the left shoulder pad as a shield instead of a should pad, bearing the icon of the chapter. I dunno just my two cents of it
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Thanks for the replies! I'm thinking some more about the name and I will look at the battle pilgrims Sorrowsky mentioned. The new DA will be great for this. But are they plastic? Can I buy them as a tac squad box?
well if apothrecaries are really important toyour force why not take the trait that turns seargents into them and arms them with the appropriate equipment would be fluffy and look cool
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If you're trying for a latin-knightly feel I'd say look to a bunch of Catholic and renaisance artwork. Lots of wings, lots of rivets and accentuate gold, as opposed to striking gold. (accentuate gold is when you are using it next to a complementary color, as opposed to a clashing color, white and gold is accentuate. black and gold is striking).
Another question, how old is your chapter? Is it second, third founding? I'd maybe say older so that you get the old victorian euipment, all rivets and ornament.
Dude, bikes are the new horses, you can pull some awesome conversions for bikers. I'm working on a commander with an empire lance "poppin' a wheely" on a bike.
Robes are cool, but possibly hard for those not skilled with greenstuff. You will have to do lots of filing, blending, and pre-thinking for each model before you can get the robes to look natural. I'd suggest tabbards for you more rank-and-file models. Just a strip over the shoulders and let it fall down the front and back. You can buy these on the over-priced BT Crusader's sprue, but the real point is to save money and use GS.
Get lots of fluff together, and then play to it. The easiest way to write the stuff is to think about your playing style, and what you want YOUR marines to epitomize. You're training/teaching them after all.