Night Lords 19th Company
Salutations to all! I am Meros, 40k fanatic for 7 years and counting. After being inspired by Aaron Dembski-Bowden's Night Lords Omnibus, I have recently started to build up a Nostraman warband of my own, which will be my first major modelling project since the Blood Angels I shoddily put together in my youth. This thread exists to document all WIP models, painted models, warband lore and homebrew rules for the group's various characters. If there's anything that anyone thinks ought to change, do please make it known to me - I can always enjoy a discussion about 40k, even if I'm wrong. Not everything modelled will necessarily be legal in a 40k game, such as Nostraman Chainglaives and Thunder Hammers as melee weapons, but unless given homebrew rules for a character, they will be used to proxy weapons similar either in design or function (e.g. Nostraman Chainglaives used as Lightning Claws and Thunder Hammers used as Power Fists).
Please browse at your own leisure. This topic will (hopefully) be updated fairly regularly whenever I manage to paint more models or write some new lore. This initial post will be used to store any written lore and rules, while progress on models will be shown on replies to this topic. When completed and where applicable, lore for characters or units will be accompanied by a finished image of their model. Thanks to everyone for taking time out of your day to view some filthy heretics. Ave Dominus Nox!
Note: If any segments below are in RED, it means there's nothing there yet.
All digital artwork featured in this post is courtesy of Empyronaut.
Who are the 19th Company?
The 19th Company are a fleet-based warband of Night Lords Chaos Space Marines operating from late M32 to 999.M41. As the name would suggest, the Astartes are descended from the 19th Company of the eighth legion, though over several thousand years it has absorbed other Night Lord groups including the remnants of other Night Lord legion companies and other renegade Astartes, as well as hundreds of traitor guard, hive gangers and slaves. They are currently led by Captain Dysalix Alexi, a self-stylised Jago Sevatarion tribute, who, according to most recent records, currently has 142 Astartes, 2 Dreadnoughts, and 11 void-capable naval vessels (including enough human labourers to crew them efficiently) at his disposal. While all marines fall under the 19th Company banner, many warriors from other integrated groups will keep aspects of their original iconography - most notably are the 66th Company remnants, a Raptor Cult who go by the name 'Wings of Vindication'. These marines are 19th Company in name only, allied out of pure necessity and survival instinct.
Though many individual warriors come and go from battle to battle, there are a few under Alexi who have proven themselves as warriors of distinction, veterans of several bloody campaigns and advisors to the Captain. Though other named characters exist, they are not major characters and are of little influence within the warband when compared to these.
19th Company Lore
What follows is a
complete work-in-progress documentation of the warband's history from M31 to M41, as well as data on every named character, squad, and void-capable warship under the 19th company banner as of 998.M41. Every section relating to a character or unit will explain their position in the warband and how they are represented in the tabletop army.
19th Company Army List
Listed below will be every unit that will, in due time, become a part of my tabletop army. When completed each entry will have the unit name, cost (in power level and points), weapons, upgrades, and the composition of multi-model units. Please bear in mind that, while some of these I have already built and painted, many others are still liable to change. Any fully modelled (but not necessarily painted) units will appear in GREEN, while everything else can still be modified will remain white. Also please note that characters without their own special rules in the next section will be, while unnamed, represented by an existing Chaos model. e.g. Chaplain Strudis Ra'lem is represented by a Dark Apostle.
Codex: Heretic Astartes
Forgeworld Heretic Astartes
Codex: Chaos Daemons
19th Company Homebrew 40k Rules
While these are, at the moment, just character sheets for my own Night Lords, someday this may evolve into a full-on Codex: Night Lords. For the time being, these units are to be treated as an expansion for Codex: Heretic Astartes.
Edited by Meros of Mexicatii, 16 July 2018 - 08:39 PM.