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Aurora Chapter 2nd Founding Firestorm

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Hello everyone, I noticed that there was no topic for the Aurora Chapter a proud 2nd Founding of the Ultramarines. I wanted to see who collects them and how that came to be, and anything else anyone else wants to bring up about them.

I came to part of Firestorm in 4th Edition. I read "The Armoury of the Chapter boasts more Predators and Land Raiders than any three other Loyalist Space Marine Chapters combined and they are thus specialised in armoured assaults. Their name has become a byword for armoured assault across the Ultima Segmentum of the Imperium of Man that serves as their primary area of operations". I was like sweet I am soo there LANDRAIDER HOO... And I did love the fluff I found at http://aurorachapter...urora-chapter/.

Thou I am currently away with till March,so sadly can't post any pictures till I get back home.

Would love to see some Aurora works from our brothers.

Also 2 questions brothers.With the release of the new codex are we now allowed to take more then one Terminator squad with a dedicated Landraider transports? Second question is there an actually Armored Assault codex from GW or FW that I could try with my Aurora Chapter or is most people just running with Ultra traits?

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I don't know about what's in FW, perhaps the Badab War books?

Apart from that, it's a case of filling up on vehicles using the Space Marines Codex.

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As far as representing the Aurora Chapter goes, you could use Tarnus Vale from the FW character update - he gives Rhino's, Razorback's, and Land Raiders in his detachment a 5+ invulnerable save, as well as giving the vehicle transporting him his BS5 and Tank Hunters.

 

As far as special army lists go, a Siege Assault Vanguard list from IA10 can have predator, whirlwind and vindicator tank squadrons.

 

And you're right, there's now no limit on the amount of terminator squads that can take a Land Raider as a dedicated transport.


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Thanks brothers,guess I'll have to pick up some IA books soon and give Siege Assult Vanguard list a try.

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Though the article appears to draw upon the limited official material available on the Aurora Chapter, it looks like the details have been fleshed out as a homegrown effort. Possibly.

 

Can anyone confirm official sources for the information (aside from basic data points)?


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• Picture: C:SMv5 pg. 118
• Armory has more Predators and Land Raiders than 3 other Chapters combined. C:SMv5 pg. 25
• Chapter Planet: Firestorm. C:SMv5 galactic map
• Involved in the World Engine campaign. C:SMv5 pg. 44
• Assist in the defence of the forge world of Praetonis V, Zeist sub-sector, from Tau incursion. C:SMv5 pg. 48
• Picture C:SMv3 pg. 22
• Chaplain Borrinoff. Index Astartes II, pg. 57
• Ultramarine, 2nd Founding Successor. Chapter Approved 2002 pg. 117, Codex: Angels of Death pg. 7, Codex: Ultramarines pg. 9, WD288 pg. 112
• Chapter Badge. Codex: Ultramarines pg. 17
• Picture. Codex: Ultramarines pg. 42
• Armor example. Space Marine Collectors Guide pg. 3
• How to Paint Space Marines pg. 77
• How to Paint Space Marines pg. 84
• The Colors of War. GW Catalog and Hobby Reference 2004-05 pg. 335
• Codex Chapter. Insignium Astartes pg. 9
• Codex Chapter. Shoulder trim denotes company color. Insignium Astartes pg. 58
• Chapters of the Adeptus Astartes poster (out of print). Art of Warhammer 40k pg. 70-71
• Goru Heresy. Predator Harbinger of Death. Imperial Armor Vol. 2 pg. 31
• Undisputed masters of the armoured assault, the Aurora Chapter boasts more Land Raiders and Predators than any other Chapter (or indeed, several Chapters combined). Their preferred method of battle is therefore, unsurprisingly, a massed attack led by heavily armoured Space Marine tanks, a strategy that has earned them renown throughout the Ultima Segmentum and beyond. GW website: http://www.games-wor...9600097&start=7
• Encounter the space hulk Revenant Rex at the world of Schindelgheist. H&B #3 pg. 2
• 996999M41, Chapter deployed to the Forsarr sector to help combat Waaagh! Garaghak. Imperial Armour 8 pg. 77
• Forces served in Damocles Gulf Crusade. Savage Scars
• Captain Hektor Quesada (KIA), serving with the Deathwatch. Uthuriel craftworld crashsite, world of Dacturus. Atlas Infernal ebook pg. 7
• Fight the Nightlords on Spansreach prior to the Tsagualsan Retaliation. Void Stalker pg. 148
• In Pale Reverance. Battle barge. Tsagualsan Retaliation. Void Stalker pg. 162
• 282M36, armored spearheads of the Chapter break the ork invasion of Grylos. C:SMv6 pg. 29
• 744M41. Knights of the Raven and the Aurora Chapter declare a fued between the two Chapters after sustaining casualties against the Alpha Legion during the Redemption Rebellion. C:SMv6 pg. 30

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Thanks for that Kurgs.



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Wow vey nice list Kurgus
Did anyone else notice that the new SM codex tells you it's a 2nd founding chapter but then on the star map it's coloured as a later founding . What's up with that GW?

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Bah, that map has a few mote inconsistencies (which vary depending on the codex you have; I know that the map in the paperback version is, in at least one instance, more accurate than the iBook one).

In the interactive (iBook) version, Salamanders and White Consuls are also shown as 3rd+ founding... ó.ò
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Fail GW fail...

Edited by Aridene, 16 December 2013 - 08:05 AM.

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Does FW have any Aurora Chapter special characters excluding Chaplain Borrinoff and Captain Hektor Quesada (KIA)? Don't owe any of the IA books yet.

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Does FW have any Aurora Chapter special characters excluding Chaplain Borrinoff and Captain Hektor Quesada (KIA)? Don't owe any of the IA books yet.

 

Off the top of my head? No, I don't think so.


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Hey guys Jonathan here.

 

I currently live in Ottawa, Canada but originally from Melbourne Australia.

 

I have been playing The Aurora Chapter since 2nd edition when I got the Ultra dex and I wanted to paint something that visually appealed to me.

 

I have amassed around 4000 pts with a Thunderhawk to come. Basically, with the exception of the new(ish) plastic flyers, if it comes out for space marines, then I will try to get to it and paint it for the chapter. My latest paint jobs for the chapter have been Assault marines and before that I finally got to painting and converting the blood angels from Space Hulk, into Aurora Termies.

 

Check  out my blog http://seismicminiat....wordpress.com/

I know it's kinda long, sorry. The blog has examples of my marines, but I havent taken nearly as many pics as I would like.

 

Check them out soon.



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Greetings Jon and welcome to B&C. :)


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And I did love the fluff I found at http://aurorachapter...urora-chapter/.

Aw, shucks. Thanks. :)

I actually just stumbled upon this thread by accident while trying to pinpoint the origin of some info in order to update that article, so I figure this is as good a place as any - can anyone confirm the whole Alpha Legion/Redemption Rebellion thing, re: the Knights of the Raven feud? It's been up on Lexicanum for a while now, but I've never been able to figure out the source. The words 'Redemption Rebellion' don't even show up in my ebook copy of the Codex, but I figure it may just be a discrepancy between the print and digital versions of the book.

Making it even more complicated, there's a completely different explanation of the feud in the new Reclusiam Command Squad Dataslate, so I'm just confused. And lacking anything better to do than try to codify the exploits of plastic space warriors, apparently. Anyhow, halp?

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Thanks for the fluff. Makes building my Aurora that more fun to paint. And I am looking forward to more fluffness lol. The only fluff I know about it is C:SMv5 pg. 28 in the Knights of Raven description. Thou I haven't been home in a very long time with decent internet to actually look at any thing.

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From Codex: Space Marines 6th edition;

 

744. M41 A Wedge Between Allies: After joining forces to defeat the Alpha Legion responsible for the Redemption Rebellion, the Knights of the Raven and the Aurora Chapter swear a bitter feud against each other, each blaming the other for their grievous losses.


Maybe the story from the Reclusiam dataslate happened immediately after this? It did say it escalated tensions, not created.

 

Or just GW unable to keep its continuity straight, as usual.


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I'm glad to see some other Aurora chapter players. I've been considering the possibility of starting one but I'm up in the air. Just for kicks how many tanks can a seige assault army have?

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@Atlas bear in mind that the current paint scheme is not what I had painted them up as (started them in 2nd ed). Back in 2nd ed, they were a white undercoat, with snot green, dark angels wash, and snot with white added for the highlights.

 

NOW, according to the current citadel guide, its a black undercoat, the snot green equivalent, not sure about the wash and then the snot green equivalent with a yellow added for the highlights. This basically makes them Salamanders and not very unique. I really loved just how subtly different from Salamanders they are.

 

Also the newest dataslate for Tyranid (vanguard?) on Ipad mentions Aurora chapter too.

 

There is much more that I could go on about them, if you want more infor, mainly specifics on painting, then let me know.



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Hello again all brothers new and old to our beloved chapter.

 

If your one of the guys that love that "The Armoury of the Chapter boasts more Predators and Land Raiders than any three other Loyalist Space Marine Chapters combined and they are thus specialised in armoured assaults". ( This got me). You are in luck that Forgeworld blessed our beloved chapter with a updated Seige Assault Army ( http://www.forgeworl....uk/fwDownloads), so that we use all the armour and crush xeno's and traitor's alike.

 

AtlasDM you can take 3 Heavy Slot's in a SSA,so if you use the squadrons you take up to 9 tanks, not including any transports.....(Oh Ya) 

 

Thou with the new rules in the SSA techmarines are Elite choices, not like the C:SM which does not take up a FOC slot. ( Why........) 

 

Will have to see if I can find this dataslate with Aurora chapter in it. Or if someone can comfirm it that would be nice.  


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There's a story behind the Tyranid Vanguard rules when they invade a planet with a small Aurora Chapter detachment scouting it as a potential recruiting world.


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Hello again brothers. I am finally back from my 7 month trip. I will be putting up my WIP sometime in the next week. Looking forward to do a lot of work on my marines.

 

How's goes my Firestorm'n brothers?

Did You updated your article yet   Lexington?


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