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Would secutarii (or some similar category of skitarii) be realistic as Knight House infantry, if the house was bonded to the Mechanicum?

 

Both the Mechanicum and the Knight Houses are groups that seem to operate on a system of vows, favors and promises, rather than a standardized chain of command that you'd see elsewhere in the Imperium.

 

I don't think it would be particularly weird for a Knight House and a Forgeworld to have close ties, with the Forgeworld deploying a number of Skitarii troops to serve as a Knight House's infantry support, in return for a Knight House's honor-bound pledge to support that Forgeworld.

 

A smaller Forgeworld wouldn't necessarily have a particularly massive Titan Legion stationed there, so having the support of a nearby Knight House would make a lot of sense for them.

 

I'm no expert, but I think you can definitely make your idea work and (in my opinion) it should fit into the universe just fine.

 

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Edited by Bishoujo, 11 May 2018 - 01:17 PM.

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Would secutarii (or some similar category of skitarii) be realistic as Knight House infantry, if the house was bonded to the Mechanicum?

 

Both the Mechanicum and the Knight Houses are groups that seem to operate on a system of vows, favors and promises, rather than a standardized chain of command that you'd see elsewhere in the Imperium.

 

I don't think it would be particularly weird for a Knight House and a Forgeworld to have close ties, with the Forgeworld deploying a number of Skitarii troops to serve as a Knight House's infantry support, in return for a Knight House's honor-bound pledge to support that Forgeworld.

 

A smaller Forgeworld wouldn't necessarily have a particularly massive Titan Legion stationed there, so having the support of a nearby Knight House would make a lot of sense for them.

 

I'm no expert, but I think you can definitely make your idea work and (in my opinion) it should fit into the universe just fine.

 

EDIT: Stupid Typos...

 

 

Thanks! happy.png I think that's a nice way forward. I brushed up a bit on some fluff and I like the idea of a 'thrall-house' that's indentured to a small Mechanicum forge world. That way I can have skitarii from the forge world along side some knights, instead of having them being subservient or men-at-arms.


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So, I’ve had an idea based on something that came up here, about thousand sons that weren’t on prospero when it burned and were still loyal to the Imperium, about a group that became an ultramarine successor in all but geneline after the heresy.

Can geneseed be hybridized? Could you mix two geneseeds to make a single source of generic material?

Is it possible to mix ultramarines and thousand sons, or would the hypotheicical chapter I envision end up split between UM and 1k Son genelines, and the 1ksons line dying out eventually?

I don’t know if I’ll end up doing anything with this idea but it seemed like a mildly fun one.

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If you do proceed with this idea, you may want to come up with a reason why they weren't affected by the rubric of Ahriman when it was enacted.





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