It has been..... a LOOOONNNNGGG time since I've walked the B&C boards. But that all too familiar tick of Warhammer 40'000 has been worming its way in the background of my mind. SSSOOOOOO ahead of an actual return to the modelling, thought i might try to wet my appetite with a little bit of Fluff sculpting.
The idea for the chapter is one that is at odds with it's heritage. The "Wayword Sons" is a place holder name.
Basically, the chapter were to be formed from Iron Hands Gene Seed, but in there early years while they were "seconding" their 1st founding cousins they became increasingly vocal that the IH were too extreme in their approach, and after almost coming too blows both chapters request all future gene seed is taken from an alternative stock (say, Ultramarines).
The split would have a number of repercussions; the "Sons" chapter itself would have conflicted thoughts on what happened, some feeling the IH are their proper successors, while others draw from their new heritage. IH geneseed is still present in the chapter due to the existing members geneseed still being in rotation with new recruits generations down the line.
I will be looking to focus on how that initial division has defined the chapter.
Conceptually, has this been done before? Do you guys see any issues with this?
Name wise i think i will have a title and heraldry change, their original name being the "Gorgan's Claws".