I have chosen to take on the challenge of creating my own successor chapter for the DA Brotherhood of Angels - 2015. I do appreciate the extension on the end date, Grand Master Belial. This thread will be my work in progress. It has been less than a year since I have gotten into the hobby and I have found it too easy to get immersed in it all. Unfortunately I do not have a lot of time to read all the fluff. That in itself if a work in progress.
This thread will allow me to post the progress of the Blades of Oblivion and hopefully get some feedback and constructive criticisms. The plan is to paint a Kill Team of the upcoming ETL.
So who are the Blades of Oblivion? They are a Dark Angels Successor Chapter created during the 13th Founding around 50M35. Their existence is not well known, except to Inner Circle of the DA and the rest of the successors. Since the Adeptus Mechanicus do not possess the original gene seed records for this founding, official records of the founding and evidence of the existence of the BoO have been lost to the rest of the Imperium.
Their fortress is hidden amongst the debris field that was formally known as Caliban, where they keep vigil of the remains of their former home world. Their fortress, the Ghost of Caliban, is similar to the Rock where it is a mobile asteroid. It differs in the fact that is not a fragment of the crust of the planet but a dense metallic globule of the planetary core. The smooth weathered surface of the asteroid is kept intact and the fortress remains hidden beneath.
Their purpose is to watch over what was once their glorious home world, capturing any of the Fallen that return and to monitor the Ocularis Terribus, providing early warning for any forces of Chaos that may find their way out. Any forces that do make their way out, the Blades of Oblivion will stalk and engage at the most opportune time with their fleet and destroy any forces that have landed on any planetary surface.
The emblem of the Blades of Oblivion is a single sword pointed downward, the sword of the Lion. The sword is painted white in contrast to the black background of the right pauldron. Behind the sword lies the Eye of Terror in blood red. The left pauldron is painted bone and bears the symbols of the squads.
The colors of the BoO are black, blood and bone. Tacticals, Assaults, Biker Squads are all black with red crests on their chests. A bone stripe comes down their helmets. The blood on their hearts for the blood of the Fallen. The bone on heads for the bones of the Caliban and their Brothers lost. Some elites will have a bone colored sword painted in place of the stripe on their helmets. The Deathwing equivalent bear the bone colored armour with the red crests on their chests. The bone paint is mixed with a particular mix of minerals mined from the cooled core of Caliban. This mixture gives the TDA an eerie glow that causes them to appear to be as ghosts or spectres. This appearance gave rise to the "Wall of Spectres" battle formation/tactic.
First Company is similar to the Deathwing and is composed of veterans in TDA and members of command squads. Second Company is known as Black Lancers are all mounted on bikes and land speeders. They have been known to work with assault squads. The remainder of the companies have a similar composition to their founding chapter.
Total strength of the Blades of Oblivion is less than the DA due to limits on obtaining new equipment. Exact numbers are unknown but are estimated at half of a standard chapter. Therefore, the BoO are forced to create better trained marines. New equipment and recruits are acquired from the Dark Angels and other successor chapters as a tithe for keeping vigil over the remains of Caliban.
More stuff to follow...
Edited by Epher, 17 April 2015 - 04:57 PM.