So, considering the schedule for the first phase of the project Kelborn has put up, thought it might be a good idea to compartmentalize discussion around the different factions and the planet.
This thread is for discussing the Space Marine Chapter(s) which will be participating in the project.
So, to start the discussion, I've posted a poll, inquiring whether we should include canon chapters and/or group DIYs (to avoid any feelings of favouritism, I don't think its a good idea to include members' pet projects, for example my own Dread Lords). I've included an option for coming up with a whole new group DIY for this project, but I personally feel that might distract from the aim of the general project, which is to create a warzone and flashpoint series, as opposed to an n-th Index Astartes article.
The second "question" actually has two questions, one with the number of chapters to focus on in the article (three seems to me the upper limit that can reasonably be achieved for a project like this, but feel free to convince me otherwise ) and the other about whether the participating factions should be set in stone (like, we know all the chapters that took part in the badab war, it's hard for someone to come in with their DIY and say they were hunting for Huron on Badab) or if it should be a war on a scale where we aren't certain if there may have been chapters that aren't discussed that participated (for example the thirteenth black crusade or Vigilus)
The third poll question is to do with the size of the Space Marine involvement in the Warzone, I don't think it needs any more clarification?
Anyway, please discuss why you voted for which option, and give suggestions as to what chapters you might like to see
I'll kick it off with: I'd quite like to see a return of the Taurans, but I also liked the look of the Hospitallers, perhaps paired with an Iron Hands successor (if not the Iron Hands themselves), eg Brazen Claws. I also think the Storm Lords have a cool colour scheme. I think keeping it to canon chapters increases the chance of finding someone willing to share photos of their models for such an article, which would obviously make the finished product look cooler. From a more selfish perspective, I have some Primaris marines from the Dark Imperium and Shadowspear boxsets that I'd be interested in painting up for this project, and I'm looking for a challenging colour scheme to improve my skills