The Macharian Reclamation Crusade began after the Night of a Thousand Rebellions (992.999.M41). The crusade seeks to re-establish control over worlds which lost contact with the Imperium for one reason or another (demon incursions, Warp storms, GSC insurrection, etc). Most feel it is an afront to have lost worlds Saint Macharius conquered so long ago. Many of the units participating in this crusade can trace their lineage back to the original crusade, the Sabbat Worlds Crusade, or both (things in Segmentum Pacificus really seem to repeat themselves).
Notable forces include dozens of regiments from the Macharian Sector, who make up the bulk of the force (I just made this up, Macharia is a shrine world so can't use that and Macharia Ultima is pretty much outside the Imperium at this point and contact was lost long ago). To represent them I use Cadian models and like to think of them as having a very similar culture, though potentially more cocky and less grim.
Various Catachan regiments due to their ties to the original crusade and fairly close proximity. (I have so many Catachan models haha)
Donovians (fictitious sister planet to Donia, Macharius' home world) who will be played as Steel Legion.
Stygies VIII, because their lore is fantastic, they took in many refugees from the fall of Cadia, and are within the Segmentum already and there is tons of Necron activity and plenty of tidbits to provide them with motivations.
Kasrkin, possibly tagged along with Stygies VIII? Not sure how to tie them in, really, but I have so many and they are my favorite models ever.
My best friend created his own Ultramarines Primaris successor chapter who is in search of a suitable world to make their chapter world and joined the Crusade once they were unleashed by Cawl & Bobby G.
Lastly, an Inquisitorial detachment to keep watch on the crusade, but publicly are there for support with the war effort.
There are other regiments and attachments and such, but really these are the armies my friend and I own so other units will be fleshed out solely for story purposes.
There are many motivations and access to a wide array of stories here but my main concern is that it's not too busy and that I'm not trying to jam a square peg on a round hole when it comes to established lore. I got information from the 8th edition codex fluff & maps as well as the Dark Imperium books & timelines. So, how does my brief synopsis look?
Edited by Colonel Cross, 10 October 2019 - 08:26 PM.