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IL IX - The Warbringers (thread 1)


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IXth Legion - The Warbringers

Host Unyielding, Golden-Armed vanguard, War-Made

Numeration: IXth Legion

Primogenitor: Kozja Zladislawik Urafos-Asklep Svatogor Deventyzem Darzalas, High King of all Strelians, Grand Prince of the Oneiron Cluster, Urafos of the Asklepian Order, Commander of the Bogatyrs, Shaper of Hosts, Primarch of the IX Legion Astartes: the Voitely.

Cognomen (Prior): Steel Guard, "Stalwart Ninth" - unofficial, given during the second Compliance of Ganymede by Imperial Army legates

Observed Strategic Tendencies: Heavy infantry gun-line advances, joint-action with Auxilia troops (especially efficient synergy with Strelan "New Dozen" regiments), massed Terminator assaults

Noteworthy Domains: Strela, Oneiron Cluster, Segmentum Obscurus


Few names bear as much meaning as that of the Warbringers. For decades the stalwart vanguard of the Great Crusade, they would earn fame in the hearts of lesser men for their nobility and value of auxiliary lives. Advancing before them as a single tide, never falling back, the Warbringers were an example of Astartes nobility. Their primarch, Kozja Darzalas, was known to the other legions as the savior of the XIth and XVIIth, although the former would later be destroyed by unknown fates. Some say it is that strife for correcting flaws which led the legion to a darker path of genetic re-engineering, one which would ultimately see its actions censured at Baal by the Emperor himself. Humiliated, their apothecarion shattered, the Warbringers sought to shine again, but the world is so made that they never got the chance to, for the Stormborn comforted them in the righteousness of their forbidden actions, ensuing that they would follow in his path of destruction across the Galaxy. But, as History has shown, a coat turned once can easily be turned once more, and the Warbringers along with the Warriors of Peace and Steel Legion would prove instrumental to the Stormlord's demise.


Origins: A Tide of Steel

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Strela

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A Legion healed

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Units and Formation structure within the Legion

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Rules
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Nice! But I have to ask, where is everyone getting those cool logos?


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Nice! But I have to ask, where is everyone getting those cool logos?


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I do love those crossed swords though!
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What interwebz????

I Need Some too for the Legion before the bling

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Nice! But I have to ask, where is everyone getting those cool logos?

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I bribed a friend.


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Nice! But I have to ask, where is everyone getting those cool logos?

I bribed a friend.

I got mine for trading in Raktra's sou-

Er, I bribed too :P
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During the Dark Age of Technology, Strela was an industrial world, famed for its production of vehicles of all sorts. However with the advent of the Age of Strife it was engulfed in warp-storms, cut from its client-worlds, leading to great famines. War erupted for the control of the planet's rare fertile lands, and the great factories were destroyed to make way for the growth of cultures, their machinery salvaged as weapons. It was on that world, drowned in ceaseless war, that a comet struck the sky, bearing within it what would become the nineteenth primarch. The pod crashed on the ruins of a battlefield, as the victors were tending to their wounded and burying their dead. The strange contraption was far too advanced to be of Strelian design, and too ominous to have been a mere weapon. Scavengers rushed toward it, eager to steal whatever riches it might have contained. Inside they found only a child, whom they left in a shell-crater, instead choosing to recycle the pod's plating as armour. The infant primarch crawled through the hell-scape, only to cross the path of medical officers desperately trying to save a maimed soldier. These were more considerate, and took the child as a fellow tribe-member. He was given the name Kozja, a hero of ancient legends said to have emerged from among the dead.

 

Early on, Kozja displayed great curiosity towards life, owing to his kinship with the “corpse-walkers”, these brave few who ventured on the battlefields in desperate search of survivors. His posthuman intellect granted him an almost instinctive understanding of human biology, and after a few years he grew to be the greatest surgeon of the Darzalas host. But still war raged upon Strela, and the primarch put his skills at use, at first devising drugs to increase the combat effectiveness of his troops. The first battle involving these augmented warriors was a triumph, and Kozja saw an opportunity to test his scientific prowess. From then on, he would strive to make his soldiers stronger, hardier, superior to their foes in every way. This way, he thought, his nation could conquer the whole planet, and Strela would at last know peace. But he also sought to emulate his own, inhuman design, for he had quickly discovered his nature as a post-human, an experiment lost in the wastes. Attempt to reverse-engineer his body led to no concrete results, but he learnt a great deal on genetics. These, rather than combat drugs, were the way forward.

 

In ten years the Darzalans grew to prominence, their Genetnik Cossacks overwhelming all foes, unifying the main continents, famine being eradicated by the creation of hardier crops. Soon there was but one foe remaining: Zalmoxis, a kingdom entrenched in a mountainous massif, protected by a sprawl of fortresses, and whose soldiers wore powered plate armour, not dissimilar to those used on Terra during Old Night. The people of Darzalas had elected for Kozja to lead the offensive from the forefront, as their general and creator. Genetnik flesh clashed with rebel steel. Augmented muscles struggled against hydraulic pistons. Combat drugs and nerve-staples denied both sides the feeling of pain, as bullets and axes sundered armor plates. Kozja himself ensured that each citadel taken would hoist his heraldry of two crossed swords. While both forces were roughly equal at an individual level, the cossacks had the advantage of numbers, while their foes were working with a limited and dwindling arsenal of power-suits, without which they were doomed in close quarters. So it is that by the time Kozja came to depose the opposing king, his guard were the only ones left with the fabled armours, the rest fighting with whatever rifle they could scavenge.

 

When Kozja returned to his homeland, it was as a hero. The celebrations for his victory in the last campaign culminated in his crowning as King of the Strelians, the alabaster and gold of the planet's past glories restored upon him. Delegations from every nation came to bow before him. The last of these delegations went unannounced, giants in armours even greater than those of the Zalmoxites. The three foremost were a figure of authority in white and black, a mighty polearm in his hands; a smaller leader in purple armour, bearing a mighty shield; but the most intriguing was the gold-clad man. Kozja felt him as many things, a ruler, a warrior, a wizard, but here he saw him as a creator and gene-wright. As if hearing all the questions in his head, the giant extended his hand and declared: “Kozja Darzalas, subject Nine of Twenty, I am the Emperor of Mankind. I created you and your brothers to lead Humanity to reunite the Galaxy, as you created your host to unite this world. From your blood did I make these warriors, the ninth Legio Astartes. Do you accept your duty, and take command of your sons and legion?”

The answer was immediate: “If such is my birthright, then let it be my duty to lead them across the Stars. For Mankind, and for your Empire.”


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Nice backgroundstory. Reminds me that I should put mine to paper. Who was the guy with 2 swords. Is it raktra and Alexandros?

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Nice backgroundstory. Reminds me that I should put mine to paper. Who was the guy with 2 swords. Is it raktra and Alexandros?

Meant to be Icarion, as I couldn't remember the word "glaive", and he has a pair of side-sabers on the main artwork. Correcting with glaive.


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All looking good so far
I'm guessing you're basing these names off of Lithuanian ones?
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Ahhhhh. Okay. Then it makes sense:)

One thing though: you wrote that your legion is still the xith in the beginning of the story

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All looking good so far
I'm guessing you're basing these names off of Lithuanian ones?

Mainly Lithuanian and Hungarian, with some Czech/Slovak/Ukrainian/Serbian thrown in, as well as Thracian and Dace mythology. Specifically trying to avoid the legion sounding too stereotypically Russian (I know 40k is a world of stereotypes, but I prefer to leave "Space Russia" to the Godslayers)


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In contrast to other primarchs, the circumstances of Kozja's reunification with his legion are particularly well documented. While all of them spent some time on Terra in the presence of their Father – with the notable exceptions of Yucahu of the IVth – to learn the matters of the Imperium and train on warfare, Darzalas was then sent to the Selenar gene-cults, a pilgrimage Pionus Santor and the Jade General would later follow in their times. Sources are contradictory on the duration of his stay on Luna, extremes placing it between six months and three years, followed by a return to Strela and him taking command of his Legion in 832.M30. What he learnt there is subject to much conjecture, but it is known for a fact that he assisted the gene-wrights in their attempts to correct the flaws in the implantation process of the XIth and XVIIth legions. While these flaws were not corrected, they were at least stabilised, leaving little more than five hundred warriors in each proto-Legion, referred to as Alpha-groups by official imperial authorities. To the Alabaster Prince, they would be known as the Precious Thousand, taken under the wings of the Warbringers and elevated to positions of command, wary of having their elusive progenoids lost on some desolate battlefield. With the gift of hindsight, one cannot help but see how this assignment led to Darzalas believing he would inherit of the Astartes Project once the Crusade ended, sowing the first seeds of successionist – and later secessionist – sentiments in his mind.


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Hidden Content

First Knyaz Perkenas, high-master of the Bogatyrs, IXth Legion

The Bogatyrs were a peculiar formation within the IX legion, in equal measures a class of specialized warriors and a closed order with its own inner hierarchy and command, though still answering to the standard order of battle. As the Warbringers usually formed a wide gun-line, advancing with bolter and armour, individual Bogatyrs would stand behind, until they found a foe worthy of their might. Only then would they rush with heavy melee, and duel the enemy with skillful bladework, to assert both the legion's superiority and their own self-worth. In this regard they were the sword to the Tryzub's shield. Its inner workings promoted self-doubt and striving towards greaterness, which would follow them on their path to damnation as theses beliefs were twisted into superiority over mankind, rather than as part of it.

 

Pretty proud of this guy, he'll likely get a model when plastic HH comes out (which apparently is in about a month), in the meantime I need to get rules done for him and his guys. Though I don't know how I'm supposed to make rules for squads of guys who don't fight as squads. Perhaps by not doing that, and focusing on another aspect of the legion, like shooty Streltsy.


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Legio IX: the Warbringers Proto-Legio IX: the Steel Guard

Legio IV: the Void Eagles Proto-Legio IV: the Morning Stars

 


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nice guy, especially as he got a warden touch^^ (right blingy arm^^)


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No particular influence from the Wardens, the golden arm is more a reference to many unification-era legions having a different colored arm (Imperial Fists and Dusk Raiders in particular) and the Warbringers primarch having waged his own equivalent of the Unification Wars.


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Legio IX: the Warbringers Proto-Legio IX: the Steel Guard

Legio IV: the Void Eagles Proto-Legio IV: the Morning Stars

 


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You know that that was a joke, right???^^


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Eh I don't know, last time I checked the pre-primarch Void Eagles symbol bore some weird similarities to that of your Wardens, and one of their titles was outright copied from ScionOfGrief's XI legion. So I don't always know when I'm being original or just remembering things and believing I invented them.


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Legio IX: the Warbringers Proto-Legio IX: the Steel Guard

Legio IV: the Void Eagles Proto-Legio IV: the Morning Stars

 


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What really? Never realized that. Do you have a pic?

Well I meant it as a joke. Cause we wardens tend to own all copycats on gold and blingy ;)

Edited by MikhalLeNoir, 18 October 2015 - 03:40 PM.

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Well, judge for yourself (also an older Warbringer color scheme with a yellow arm, before I found out how to do metallics in CM):
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Edited by Skalpynock, 19 October 2015 - 09:11 AM.

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Legio IX: the Warbringers Proto-Legio IX: the Steel Guard

Legio IV: the Void Eagles Proto-Legio IV: the Morning Stars

 


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Wow. That is really similar but i would say distinct enough. You could always draw a shild around it or pierce it with a sword and it is another.


I like the color scheme from the dawn bearers. To few orange astartes out there

Edited by MikhalLeNoir, 19 October 2015 - 09:16 AM.

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So, while I finish the "Units and Formations within the Legion" chapter, which should be posted either this evening or Monday, have a little bit of graphical art, not of the IXth itself, but of the New Dozen:

 

The 10th and last of the hosts levied by Darzalas in the conquest of his homeworld, the Zalmoxites had kept stockpiles of STC-based powered armour, giving them an edge in mountainous environments where vehicles could not tread. When Imperial forces came to Strela, the Zalmoxite Cataphracts were inducted as a Solar-pattern regiment, but kept to their bulky signature suits, rather than the lighter Saturnyne-pattern plate.

Zalmoxite Catphract
 
Mikhal: I decided to go with a full, 8-pointed sun for the IVth, completely unrelated to chaos and coming from their "morning stars" cognomen.

Edited by Skalpynock, 20 November 2015 - 12:38 PM.

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Legio IV: the Void Eagles Proto-Legio IV: the Morning Stars

 





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