Defenders of the Eastern Fringe
Greeting, Brothers, to what is possibly going to be my first real attempt at an army log on the forum.
What has motivated me to finally contribute models to the community, I hear you ask? Well, if you haven't seen it yet, Brother LamenterMarine's 'Your Emperor Needs You' Project is all about creating a new chapter for the '27th Founding'. Follow the link if you wish and see is anything piques your interest. Hopefully, you'll be as inspired as I am and join in.
Sadly, there will not be any models in this first post, but there will be by the week's end. To make up for the lack of resin and plastic, I'm going to show you a framework of my chapter, the 'Iron Sentinels'.
One thing I feel I need to point out is the theme; the concept in my head when I came up with the idea for the Chapter is Napoleonic-Era Prussia, so that's why the names are Germanic in nature and the colour scheme is what it is. You'll see this when I post the image from the B&C later, but the Chapter's symbol smacks of Raven Guard, which is odd coming from an imperial Fist descendant. Again, this is relating to Prussia and it's flag.
If you hadn't guessed by now, there are going to be many nods to the early Kingdom of Prussia in this chapter, more so than in the Imperial Fists.
That's enough babble for now, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask - I'd be happy to answer your questions. C&C is also very welcome, of course.
Chapter Name: Iron Sentinels
Founding: 27th Founding ( M.41 )
Progenitor Chapter: Excoriators
Geneseed Origins: Imperial Fists
Chapter Color Scheme: Predominantly Navy Blue armour, with White greaves and left pauldron insert; company colour displayed on left pauldron rim; squad designation symbol picked out in white; veterancy shown by red stripe on helmet
Chapter Symbol: Symbol depicts a black eagle with wings displayed and elevated; gold/yellow beak and claws when stylised
Speciality: Defense and Attrition Fighting; Devastator Squads
Battle Cry: “Not one step back!” or “Do not lose.”
Purpose of Founding: Chapter was founded in order to garrison the Fortress World of Mazovia, a planet in the Hohenzoll Subsector, in anticipation of future incursions by Tyranid Hive Fleets and Chaos warbands, to name a few.
Geneseed Stock: Chapter's geneseed is derived from that of its Progenitor, and as such suffers the same defect in the Catalepsean Node known as The Darkness; manifesting itself as a wretched palsy, slackness of the jaw, tremor of the limb and a blankness of the eye. It is described as a sleeping wakefulness or a living nightmare by those who have experienced it; those afflicted relive one of Dorn's darkest moments, the loss of the Emperor.
Chapter Master: Jacobus Bauer - former 4th Company Captain of the Excoriators; undoubtedly an expert at defensive warfare, Jacobus favours stationary units of Sternguard and Devastators over Assault squads and mobile Tactical squads. Oddly, he also ensures all under his command have extensive knowledge of both bolter and bayonet drill.
Homeworlds: Mazovia - Fortress World (formerly Dead World); site of the Chapter’s Fortress Monastery.
Following various incursions in the Eastern Fringe, the High Lords of Terra decreed that a system be fortified against future incursions into Imperial Space. Mazovia, a lifeless ball of rock and red dust, was transformed into a Fortress World, with the initial intention of being garrisoned by a full 5 Regiments of Imperial Guard. This decision was quickly changed, and the formation of a new Chapter of Space Marines was authorised instead.
With its skies bristling with orbital laser and missile satellites, and millions of automated orbital defence batteries on the surface, Mazovia is a tough nut to crack, even without the constant presence of the Iron Sentinels. The planet is garrisoned by the Reserve Companies of the Chapter, as well as its Scout Company and at least one Battle Company; of the remaining three Battle Companies, two are on regular patrol routes of the entire subsector, whilst the third remains within the Hohenzoll System, ready to react to any potential incursion at a moments’ notice.
König - Feudal/Death World; site of a Chapter Keep.
König is a planet that the Imperium forgot. It is the major recruitment world of the Iron Sentinels, but not the only world the Chapter draws their recruits from. Potential recruits undertake stringent tests before they can be accepted into the Chapter, such as being forced to stand outside the Chapter Keep overnight without food or sleep. Those that pass the test are given two days of rest before they begin their induction into the Chapter.
A feudal world with large oceans, a varied landscape and factional differences similar to that of Terra ca.500.M2, the planet was populated shortly before the end of the Great Crusade, following conquest by the Dark Angels Legion. Contact with the Hohenzoll Subsector was disrupted by the confusion of the Horus Heresy, until rediscovery in Late M.36. After 5 Millennia of separation from the Imperium, society had devolved into a feudal state much akin to that of Caliban prior to its destruction, right down to the Warrior Brotherhoods revered by the populace.
König has mostly been ignored by the rest of the system, who deep the planet sufficiently backward to warrant disinterest. Nonetheless, König spawns strong, noble warriors, a fact that the Iron Sentinels makes full use of.[/url]
Edited by Brother Tyler, 09 December 2013 - 12:24 AM.