Hmm.... well the plan was to start by using plastic MkIVs for old times' sake, when I finally don't have anything else left to build or paint. With plenty of MkV and MkVI from Forgeworld since I'm such a Beaky lover. So as many "Rogue Trader" squads as possible. One of the Sons is going to use the now-sold-out Master of Relics, probably converted into a Sergeant or Captain. Garviel Loken and Abaddon are probably going to be used to make a Horus Aximand model, either in power or Terminator armor. Or both so I can pick and choose. Aximand's power armor looks remarkably similar to Loken's. So I'm gonna use that.
Maybe I could use some Aquila chests left over from past tactical squads...? There's a Raptor torso that I particularly like. If it's still on Ebay I could do a full assault squad or something.
Use whatever you like brother. It can always be justified somehow, much like in canon.
Also, all of your links lead back to this page...
Nevermind, you've fixed the links as I was writing this.
I know about the Technocracy, and what happens with them. But I've never heard of the Quietude before. What happens to them? In canon it sounds like the Space Wolves take care of wiping them out, and they might be a bizarre post-human remnant of the Dark Age of Technology. Is it any different here?
They were a technologically advanced society that was hostile to the Imperium in canon. The Space Wolves indeed wiped them out. I took the liberty of including them in the timeline but stopping short of annihilating them (unlike the Interex, who were always going to be stomped on, unfortunately).
I think with the tired old MkVII armor that's been the posterchild for canon Space Marines since the early 90's, we should make sure it's lost and forgotten pretty quickly, and replaced with MkVIII pretty soon after. Or the loyalist Legions go back to whichever armor maks suit them the best, and make their own modifications and improvements. I'm not sure who would use Aquila suits the most, and hold onto them. I think probably Emperor's Children. The look a lot of canon Marines have of MkVII suits with beaky helmets would suit EC particularly well. Perhaps a modified Corvus suit with Aquilas and extra chest plating, etc.
I had thought about that. Keeping our MkVI as the standard armour mark for years to come is not something I intend to do. Our Imperium won't display the lack of innovation that the canon Imperium does. We have a variety of alternative armour marks from waaay back in the early days of the project, so cannibalising any of the ideas from there would be very easy.
With the Mars-Terra conflict and the Mechanicus splintering apart and going their separate ways, they could take a LOT of Aquila armor with them. So the traitor Legions and White Scars get an upgrade. Much like the classic Chaos Space Marines in MkVI/MkVII armor hybrids that they either salvaged from modern day loyalists, or are probably going to be retconned by the likes of Plague Marines in MkIII armor, Noise Marines in MkIV etc.
Maybe Aquila suits could end up ironically associated with traitors more than loyalists...? Especially if the Imperial Fists already wear it during the Heresy.... they'd naturally be the first to try it out.
As is currently written, the Dark Angels and the Sons of Horus field test the MkVI, so it's already found it's way into traitor hands from the beginning. Now, if I replace the Sons of Horus with the Iron Hands, then it could very well be a defining feature of traitorous elements in the aftermath of these wars...
Edited by Olis, 15 August 2017 - 10:27 AM.