Having acquired a Blood Angels Codex and done a bunch more reading, I think I am getting a bit closer to settling on the fluff for my army. Fortunately with your help here on the B&C I think I've got my first purchases and the tabletop tactics of the chapter sorted out. I'd appreciate your thoughts on my other ideas ...
Here is the colour scheme I am thinking of. It seems a bit monochromatic, but looks okay. I tried out a Bleached Bone chest eagle everything isn't just white and purple:
I'm thinking for teminators, this:
If anyone has ideas on how to spice-up the colour scheme, or if you think it's good, let me know. Whenever there are extra stuff like capes or helmet crests, they will probably be Red Gore or equivalent (for example, sergeants will have helmet crests and shoulder capes, as I will use these models: http://www.forgeworl...OMMAND_SET.html).
As mentioned here, my "working name" for them is Angels Sorrowful. And unless I hear a better idea, I will probably stick with that. I also considered Angels of Lamentation, or Mourners. What do my brethren of the Blood Angels forum think sounds better?
Chapter symbol will go on left shoulder pad in white on the purple background. I will either go with a single blood drop, or a chalice with a drop of blood above it if my freehand skills are equal to the task (probably not, so I may just order the GW metal shoulder pads). On the right shoulder they'll have codex astartes markings. Right knee will bear squad marking. Not sure what colour to make bolt pistols ... black?
Since discovering that successor chapters can have their own successors, I am considering making my chapter successors of the Lamenters (hence the sorrowful/lamentation in the name) because I do want to give them a similar "take" on the Blood Angels pathos, although they can be plenty bloodthirsty in combat. The Angels Sorrowful attempt to keep the Red Thirst in check by focusing on emotions of sorrow over Sanguinius' sacrifice rather than anger. They are also prone to depression as their parent chapter is. How did it come to pass that the Lamenter's got a successor chapter? Well, the powers that be, thinking that they'd kicked the geneseed flaw with the Lamenters, decided to give it another go. However, the intended results did not occur. While the Angels Sorrowful tend to be very melancholy, they actually find that MORE of their battle brothers succumb to the Black Rage on the eve of battle and as such the Chapter has been fighting for its survival from the very beginning as a disproportionate number of their number go to honourable deaths in the Death Company.
Therefore, for this fluff reason, I will have a self-imposed requirement to have at least one death company unit in my army always.
Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.
Edited by Nicodemus Doloroso, 01 April 2017 - 12:02 PM.