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The Betrayed Phoenix: 9th Millenial, Emperor's Children

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"Milites! cur pugnamus?"
"nam Imperator populusque humanity!"
"filii Imperatore! mors inimicos eius!"
- Coms excerpt from 95th company during compliance of 1929-27. High Gothic was the standard battle tongue of the 9th Millennial.

"I am my father's son. His shadow weighs a ton"
- unknown Terran philosopher, 3rd millennium.

Chapter Master Karonghyontye stared out from the balcony, drinking in the views from the fortress monastery. His captains had left, the cheers and their acclaim still ringing in his ears, following his confirmation as the new master of the Red Eagles.

His reverie was broken by the polite cough of the Chief Librarian, standing in the shadows. He approached Karonghyontye and produced a stasis tube containing a battered, old book.
“Again, congratulations my lord. I’m afraid to puncture the moment of your ascension but I must divulge to you the true history of the chapter that you are to lead…”

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In the closing decades of the Great Crusade the 1929th expedition was sent on a long term mission to achieve the compliance of Wagar's Reach. The reach was home to numerous advanced xeno species and lost human worlds. Such an undertaking required significant fleet, army and legion power including:
- 3rd Legion, 9th Millennial
- 8th Legion, 5th Chapter
- 13th Legion, 22nd Chapter
- and 15th Legion, 60th Company.

Warp unrest in Wagner’s Reach meant that the tumultuous Post-Ullanor events of the late crusade passed the 1929th by. Only upon it’s triumphant return to imperial space, did we become aware of the storm brewing in the galaxy.
- “The Betrayed Phoenix.” By Sergeant Ali Pasha 95th Company, 9th Millennial, 3rd Legion

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Lord Commander Joseph Brant “The Red Eagle” was elected leader of the expedition. He was a Terran veteran of the Unification Wars, well regarded by our cousins of the other legions but less so by the Primarch. Brant’s assignment to the 1929th was a welcome exile from political foes like Lord Commander Primus Eidolon.

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On the eve of our return to imperial space, 9th Millenial stood approximately 3000 strong in 4 battalions of 5 companies. 91st-100th and the 391-400th companies. We of the 95th were a veteran line company, unbroken by the horrors of the crusade; but the news of our legion’s betrayal shook us to the core.

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Thus begins the third incarnation of this army. I've been playing since 2nd edition and got into heresy when the card game came out and we had no forgeworld models. The first version was a cobbled together affair, the second with actual rules and to completion.

And then came truescale. I'd been aware of the different methods for years and idly had a go one day. This may have been a mistake as now I'm retrofitting the whole 95th company.

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My test model and new scheme after the KizzDoggs method. It's so shiny!

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The fruits of the truescale efforts. Using the primaris as a base with heresy parts, and some greenstuff, produces some nice results.

Edited by Brother Anar, 19 July 2021 - 09:40 AM.

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Look great. Like the checkard pad.

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Demi Squad Gadreel.

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Fireteam 1 comprised of: Khan - Grenadier, Fabian - Gunner, Gadreel - Team lead and Vexillarius, Valoyne - Designated Marksman and Kafziel - Rifleman

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Fireteam 2


3 months painting has come to fruition! I love how the purple has turned out.

Edited by Brother Anar, 02 July 2021 - 06:12 PM.

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As we progress back towards the emerging civil war I have begun a journal of the company's deeds and the men behind them. The Remembrancers only see our legends and reputation, under this war-plate lies a person; though we are honed for war there are flaws and virtues to each of us. This chronicle, depending upon the outcome of this mess, will either be proof to the "mortals" that we Astartes are more than just amorphous killers or be the only epitaph raised for our broken corpses. A testament to the lives given to build a future for humanity.
“The Betrayed Phoenix.” Sgt Ali Pasha - 95th Company, 9th Millennial, 3rd Legion



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Fabian is a gregarious soul who led the way when we were embedded with the Vlka Fenryka. He became an honour brother with one of them and continues to be a source of optimism and morale to his comrades; All while gunning down swathes of the foe with plasma fire.



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Vitedes is an experienced duellist; well regarded in the practice cages and at the Gathering of Swords.



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Medicus Zadkiel hails from Chemos and is a skilled Gene Wright. Though young, his medical skills keep him in high esteem with the legion Apothecarion. His passion is the creation and breeding of birds.



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Archadrios is as constant as the tides. He has been with the company since The Rebirth, is a skilled rifleman and possesses no ambition for anything else. His dedication is an example to us all.



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Eagle-eyed Auram embodies the great versatility our legion is famed for. Be it tussling in the melee with his axe, or sniping from miles away.



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Khan holds a particular loathing for the Orks. He favours a simple approach to them; his grenade launcher from a distance and then the power axe up close.



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Valoyne the younger is nephew to his Tactical Squad's Sergeant. An illegitimate son of House Valoyne of Franc he is determined to win honour for himself in spite of the circumstances of his birth.



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Genesse serves as a gunner for his fireteam due to his calm nerves and keen eye. While a simple man he has saved the lives of many through his steady application of gunfire.



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Decanus Gadreel is second in command to Sergeant Valoyne and bears the Tactical Squad's colours. He boasts of jousting Exodite Eldar on one of their own dragons and few doubt his skill or bravery.



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Kafziel I pity. He is one of the unfortunate new recruits yet to earn their wings; full of idealism for the crusade and the Emperor's vision for a new golden age. He will likely fight his maiden campaign against fellow Astartes, Throne help him.

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Excellent work on the models and the backstories you wrote.
Previous projects: Wolves of Catachan (the Wolfbrothers Chapter reborn), Steel Crusaders (Codex: Iron Hands), Iron-hearted Angels (Codex: Blood Angels supplement).

Current projects: Knights of Renaissance (Star Wars: The Force Awakens Marines), Grim Knights of Grimm Nights (Red vs. Blue Marines).

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Excellent work on the models and the backstories you wrote.

Thanks a lot. D&D personality generator and some embellishment!

Look great. Like the checkard pad.


Cheers. Adding personal heraldry helps break up the monotony of tactical markings. There's a bit of 2nd edition art that shows it and Apologist's Praetors showcase it really well.

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The next squad to near completion.
 
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The first and last time I do a harlequin pattern!

 


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Amazing models and nice fluff!!


Maybe you could model TWC-sized "were-templars" who's inner Templar took over in the fury of battle transforming them into a giant half man - half templar?

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My Works in Progress

 

Credit to Julie Hang for the profile picture. @juliehangart on Instagram.

 

 

 


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The campaign on 1929-27 marked the 6th of Luthris's time with the legion. Off the field, he has a polite manner and the naivete of his youth. When battle commences this is replaced by a mask of channelled fury.

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Ho-Jin remains socially awkard around others whenever we are out of combat. His skill with a rifle is in no doubt and I believe he will transfer to a long range reconnaissance squad to join other like minded souls.

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Legionary Bellephus is a son of Hellas and Mother Earth. He needs little encouragement to put down the bolter break out the Bouzouki. He strives to master the instrument. The quicker he achieves this the better for his amateurish playing is comparable to psychological warfare!

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Quincanus Palos is a linguistics expert, both of humans tongues and some xeno. His time with the Iron Warriors caused some of their attitudes to rub off as he remains cool as ice under fire.

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I have little direct dealings with Mao. He is only recently raised to the legion but already shows some promise. If he survives, maybe I will have more to say.

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Ambriel is a signifier and carries the battle record of the squad on his back. Their deeds and campaigns stitched in minute detail. He is proud of his role and has an extensive collection of old oaths of the moment in his quarters.

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Decimus has picked up some of the peculiarities of the 9th Millenial in comparison to the rest of our legion. Early in our history, Lord Commander Brant skinned an Ork warboss on a whim and made it into a battle cloak. Decimus followed continues this tradition by wearing gloves cut from the first Ork Nob he slew.

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Varius was awarded the Iron Skull for his leadership when Quincanus Palos was incapacitated. He took command and successfully lead the fireteam for the rest of the battle. He will probably be given his own squad to lead in the future.

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Nero took a mauling on 1929-27 and his armour still requires repair. He wears a temporary hybrid suit until such time as the expedition can reach a Forge World. An Italia native, Nero is a skilled joiner and a marvel to watch at work.

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Sergeant Francois Valoyne joined the legion as part of a tithe from the noble houses of Franc soon after The Rebirth. He is cool and composed under fire and an inspiration to his subordinates, in keeping with the traditions of the 3rd Legion. I treasure our friendship and his sage advice helped allay my fears when we learned of Horus's treachery.

- “The Betrayed Phoenix.” By Sergeant Ali Pasha 95th Company, 9th Millennial, 3rd Legion

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Fireteam 1

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Fireteam 2

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Demi Squad Valoyne

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Tactical Squad Valoyne in all it's purple glory! It's only taken 6 months. HQ choice time.

Edited by Brother Anar, 21 October 2021 - 01:12 PM.

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These are some really characterful models. Oh my, the amount of effort and creativity put into these is quite evident. Good luck with your future projects and take your time with the hobby ;)



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Almost finished an HQ choice in regular and terminator armour. Much better pictures to follow.
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Love these guys - the little heraldic details, the personal gear, the bases all work really well! Plus, points for the IDLES snippet biggrin.png



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Love the bright purple! And the backstories. I'd like the posts but I've reached my quota for the day teehee.gif


My rebooted BT Crusade: The Gemini Crusade

 

My Death Guard 1st Company: The Blight

 

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I do appreciate those snippets about each of your guys. It gives them great richness and makes them more “real” - which must make it harder to decide who lives or dies when you take them to the board…?!

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Love these guys - the little heraldic details, the personal gear, the bases all work really well! Plus, points for the IDLES snippet biggrin.png

 

Thanks. Truthfully, it helps keep me interested in painting marines to have some variety and individual touches.

 

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Lieutenant Edgar Wovoka is a driven man. One has to be when an officer of the 3rd; an example to all under him, a conduit of the will of our Primarch and the architect of victory for the 1st Platoon. On top of that, Wovoka has his own connection to the Warp to contend with which could cause untold damage if his focus wavers. Little wonder you are struck dumb by the intensity of the man when you look into his eyes.

The Lieutenant joined soon after The Rebirth, saw promotion and then had his powers manifest. The limited pool of officers we had in that fragile time, is why he kept the command.

Some argue that psychic powers are an imperfection that has no place in our Legion, despite our sizeable Librarium. Wovoka silences such critics with his battle record and a simple syllogism; "We strive to hone ourselves to perfection. I am a man and a Psyker. The Emperor is a perfect being and a Psyker. Am I not Therefore, one step closer to attaining this perfection?" 

 

- “The Betrayed Phoenix.” By Sergeant Ali Pasha 95th Company, 9th Millennial, 3rd Legion

 

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The Lieutenant displays his rank on the vambrace, a white enamelled couter for valour and his personal heraldry upon the right pauldron.

 

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The original mini. He's hit the gym a bit since and has grown quite a lot.







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