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This is a message to all Imperial forces garrisoned around the Eurydice Sector. We are the Angels Revenant, former wardens of the Orpheus Sector. We are returned from death.
For too many years our crusade to cleanse the galaxy of the God-Emperors enemies have kept us away, blind to the devastation that occurred here, not knowing of the fate our brothers suffered at the hands of the filthy Xenos. No longer.
With Fire and Faith we will cleanse these blighted worlds as our Honoured Dead once did, and return them to the light of the God-Emperor. We will avenge our brothers, our homeworld, and our make right that which we failed to do. Our wardship starts anew. We will burn out the cold hearts of the soulless machines, and scour clean any trace of our enemies, whether Herectic, Xenos or otherwise! Orpheus will be reclaimed!!
Do not get in our way.
The Angels Revenant are a bit of a passion project of mine, first mentioned in IA12, their homeworld of Libethra and its chapter keep was utterly destroyed by the Maynarkh dynasty of the Necrons, a particularly twisted and evil dynasty. The Angels Revenant put up such a fierce fight in the defence of Libethra, that the Necrons had to release the molten core of the planet on them, destroying those on the planet utterly and drowning them in a sea of ash and fire. Badass, right? Cant kill the marines, so we will kill the planet they stand on instead!
The background on the chapter is pretty thin, although by reading into it you can ascertain that they have three core tenets:
- They view the Emperor as a God, and are fierce supporters of both the Imperial Creed and the Ecclesiarchy.
- They venerate their dead.
- Are a codex based chapter (with some minor deviances)
So with that in mind, I set about crafting (in my head, and with the help of a couple friends) a theme to the Angels Revenant. I reckoned that they would utilise an-above average amount of Chaplains, due to the double duties of administering to the faithful, they would also have to make sure the stories of the dead are told, and that those who take their place and take up the deceased brothers arms and armour would take care to remember the spirits of the deceased and honour them. Along with this, I figure they would use plenty of dreadnoughts, those who have passed into death and returned from it would be very well respected in a chapter like this. Lastly, the chapter doesnt follow the standard codex way of marking different companies, and that they perhaps are united within a single "brotherhood", as this would also unify the current marines with the dead ones, keeping them closer spiritually. Each marine within the chapter knows the armour of another, due to its ancient nature and the histories of those who wore it. They also have a core of MkIV suits, and its fair to assume they maybe also have a good amount of crusade-ear arms and armours to go with it!
When it came to painting, I started off with the Primaris marines from the Dark Imperium kit, and set about trying to make a good recipe to fit the dark metallic blue the Angels Revenant have. Basically undercoated it with several silver colours from the Scale75 sets, and then sprayed over that with Daler Rowney blue ink, which gave these results: