++Imperial Celestial Wave Band Extend++
++Clearance Osiris Black++
++Astropathic Duct available++
++Realspace Signal Priority Imus++
I can still taste the blood in the air High Marshall. I can still hear the sound of the screams as men and women are torn apart by those fell lightnings. I still feel the fury and shame that my brothers and I suffer from the order to mobilise from the Deluvian Sub-sector. I crusade at the behest of your will Lord Helbrecht, and I will continue to do so until the Imperium has no more need of the breath in my lungs, the strength in my arm and the anger in my heart.
Your orders were followed to the letter, but I wish to convey to you that we will seek penance in the fires of battle as we return to your side, for the Orphean Crusade has indeed met failure. Failure in our abandonment of one last bastion against the Necron onslaught. We held orbit around C'syn'ad as you wished, the Astropathic Choir a fitting witness to our mighty stand, the unliving legions poised to snuff our voices from the sector traffic. But we are Black Templars. Our voices are not easily silenced.
This you know from Armageddon. From Cadia. From a thousand worlds and a thousand battles.You know our pain, felt yourself at the conclusion of the Ghoul Stars Crusade. I speak not from temerity but from a need to convey why we must repent. It is not in a brother of the Black Templar's nature to retreat, to leave the field without victory or at least death. But we come. We come but a shadow of our original number, Marshall Roland is dead, the black from his ceramite stripped by the tide of undead bastards. Our oldest brother Meginhard has been interred in a Dreadnought, his gall in the face of an enemy honour guard keeping him alive enough for our Apothecary to reach him. Many brothers and allies dead.
We will be returning with Major Godefroy, Commander of the 14th Armoured Regiment, 17th Line Korps of Krieg. He has been 'attached' to my command, I am unsure as to what aim, but after witnessing the bravery in him and his men I am loathe to deny them their goal to board the Einhard and leave system.
We will return to your side my High Marshall, the Imperium demands that we be the cliffs against which the waves of darkness crash. This darkness will be met by a host of black plate, armoured in faith and armed in zeal we shall strike back. The crusade is eternal, and there will be plenty of time for us to earn our victory.
Glory be to The Emperor!
Castellan Turold Cynebald
Interim Commander of The Orphean Crusade
The Orphean Crusade will be my way of showcasing my Black Templars primarily, with a bit of Death Korps and Imperium allies. It will be mainly a fluff/WIP post with some occasional battle reports!
I am woefully behind on painting what I have assembled so far, and a lot of the models were painted with a very rough scheme for a tournament. This post will hopefully motivate me to finish more models as I am very slow.
However the crusade is eternal...
Pict-capture of Parade Grounds (Full Army as at 19/04/2017)
Veterans of the Einhard (Assault on Black Reach set painted)
The Clearance of Vodnir Square (First Killteam game)
The Breaking of the Vodnir Line (First large multiplayer game)
Let No One Pass (Killteam BT & Salamanders vs. Skitarii & Thousand Sons)
The Scouring of Nephilim VI (Killteam BT, Salamanders & Skitarii vs. Eldar & Thousand Sons)
Training Day (First Battle Report Video)
Edited by Castellan Cynebald, 28 January 2018 - 07:13 AM.