Something I have been thinking about for my DA, Chapter wise background type stuff. Because I am doing a Pre/heresy style army and all so it can flesh with doing HH
30k stuff, when I eventually get the HH
Betrayal Book 1, and normal games of 40k.
In short, it's going to be the same army... Hear me out.
My thoughts so far is that a whole Loyal DA Chapter designation (you know 2 battalions: each with multiple companies. You know a crapload of Marines and stuff,) in orbit still, was sucked into the warp rift that destroyed/disappeared the majority whole of Caliban and sucked in the Fallen DA and whatnot. It reappears near the Rock or somehow gets into contact with the Rock from trying to contact Caliban and only getting them instead, something of that sort. Obviously there will be dealings between them and The Rock and what not (haven't gotten so far in my thoughts for that area yet, that will come later when fully fleshed out,) for what in the Emperor is going on type stuff
40k wise they will be stated as a successor, even though they are DA from ages past, will be called "The Order" and pretty much completely maintaining their markings, armor color and all that jazz. Will also have a DW
and RW (not sure if it will have the exact name for DW
and RW yet. May see what FW
do with their stuff when they finally get to it. I know there was a Ravenwing in Caliban's past and that a knightly order called the Raven's Wing, I think that's shown in The Call of the Lion. Will figure that stuff out when I fully flesh it out,) I still see them having elite Marines in TDA
and specialized bike units (will have some modeled on Jetbikes even if the new Codex doesn't have a jetbike unit.)
All of them are going to know of a large amount of info about what happened as they are from 30k. Certain info only the high higher ups will know of, like what SGM of the DA knows about Luther still being alive. That would probably be the main guys like Main Leader, Highest Libby and Chaplain. Maybe even what would be Master of the (DW
,) MAster of the (RW,) Maybe even their MotF
. Every one else would know what the DW
/RW of the normal DA would know Traitor DA are still alive (if they survived it wouldn't be beyond reason others didn't kinda thing.) But still all of them know about the Fall, DA turning against the Emperor and whatnot.
Successor story cover will be that a SGM (haven't decided which Supreme Grand Master,) after they arrived petitioned for a new successor Chapter to be made, keeping them secret for the time being. When they get the okay they wait a while longer so it could be plausible they are a successor chapter. They actually get their recruits from all the other successor chapters from those who have found out about what happened/indoctrinated into the circles that know of the info. Chapter tithes are actually given from all other successors. Keeping in line with the thought they are getting their Marines from excess members of other DA and DA successors that have found out about the truth somehow....
Just a quick info blob of what I am going to do for my army background. Thoughts on this will be welcome. I know it's a cheap way to make my army easier fit for why I can use it for both 40k & 30k games but it's an idea I had being thrown around in my head for a while.
I think fluff wise this could be very interesting.
Edited by Harleqvin, 12 December 2012 - 05:48 AM.