I've been building a blood angels army ever since the new codex dropped (well technically since 5th edition) and finally have a 1000pt army ready to go.
I originally was going to just paint them as blood angels, but i have decided to make my own chapter instead. I have a rough idea of their history, but not sure if it would fully make sense or work with the fluff. I also need help nailing down a final paint scheme.
My rough idea for the background is that shortly after the Horus Hersey (probably during the Great Scouring), while the blood angels and flesh teares were hopefully at a bit more than the 1000 man limit imposed, there were some demons/traitor marines taking over some planet somewhere. The BAs and FTs each sent out a task force of around 500 marines with support, totaling around 1000 (hopefully reasonable) to help. The BA and FT win but get sucked into the warp somehow. They are trapped there for what seems like a 100 years or so or whatever is reasonable. Maybe around 500 or so survive and pop out of the warp hundreds or thousands of years later in real time.
By this time the blood angels and flesh tearers are surprisingly at full strength and reject their brothers from rejoining the chapter. Instead they are told by the HLoT to form their own chapter and go on a crusade to prove they are not tainted by chaos. The newly formed chapter willfully goes on the crusade, though some feel betrayed by their parent chapters, for they feel as though they were already on crusade while in the warp. They do not trust the HLot and are skeptical of how the Imperium is run now. Some of them still remember a time when the Emperor was not ruled as a God and what not.
Despite their feelings about this new Imperium, they believe the Emperor and Sanguinius would still want them to obey and destroy the enemies of mankind. In secret they will always do what they believe the emperor would want, but they do their best to make it look like they are staunch supporters of the new system and HLoT. The HLot are quite skeptical themselves. After many years of crusading, they have won some approval with the HLoT. They still say they are crusading, but may have their own hidden agenda instead...(no idea where i'm going with this yet)
They are now recovering lost blood angels relics and "safeguarding" them. They even came across a BA Space hulk infested by nids or another xenos, if that's a thing, and use it as their home base while crusading.
Very brutal tactics, but try to avoid unnecessary causalities when possible and try to avoid succumbing to the thirst and killing the guard and sisters as much as possible. They do have a large amount of DC, but also never execute the DC and put them in stasis to fight another battle. They see the DC as a tool that would be silly not to use as effectively as possible. It is unknown how many DC they have locked away in stasis, but some believe it to be hundreds if not more....
Possible addition: While in the warp they were having trouble holding off the red thirst, so a lot of them accepted the black rage as an alternative. They thought (and still somewhat believe) the thirst is more of a curse than the rage. They believe both are to be used as a tool to fight the heretics, but the rage is a stronger tool. After reading the Lemartes short story, i like the idea he brings up of the rage canceling out the thirst once they fall too it. I like how he can control the rage a bit and want to integrate it into my chapter, but i don't want to use it if it makes him less special. The rage i guess was supposedly pretty new to them since it wasn't too much time since the heresy (comparatively since the revenants were in the warp). Maybe because of this they seem to be able to recognize their own brothers and follow orders better while in the DC, but still are crazy and try to wreck everything else. I'll work on this whole idea
They also don't care much about adhering to the codex and when get built back up will probably have more than 1000 or go by the guise of two different chapters that always work together if i can find a way to make that work, really just opening up the opportunity to make another BA successor down the road (Mainly just want to try a different paint scheme down the road). The inquisition does not like them, but the people in the sectors they have saved see them as the greatest of heroes.
I really liked Angels Revenant until i noticed it was already a chapter that has nothing to do with angels!
Winner: Blood Revenants
The Revenant Angels
Daemon-banes (with or without the - )
Angels of Retribution
Angels of Desolation
Leaning more towards 2 with only the black fists. The right knee pad will have a marking like the blood angels do, that's why it's black.
Not sure if i like the black fists or not, or if the elbows should be black. I want them to look like a mix between FT and BA. i really like the FT color scheme but want a brighter red and to make my own fluff, so i want to avoid black shoulders on my regular guys, since they would look to much like FT.
White Skull with blood drop on head
White skull with blood drop under eye for captains/priests/Chapter Master
Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you to everyone who has already helped with the names and the background. Really appreciate it!
Edited by Brother Lemartes, 22 June 2019 - 04:42 PM.