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Charnel Guard Blood Angels Successor Conversion

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The Judiciars of the Charnel Guard are known, amongst their other titles, as the Custodi Sepulcrum, or Grave Wardens. Like their counterparts in other Ninth Legion Successors, they are both enforcers and executioners, dispensing judgement upon the weak and unrighteous.

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However, in addition to their other duties, the Grave Wardens also serve as the custodians of the Chapter's stasis crypts, watching over their brethren as they slumber between wars. Only the most disciplined and steadfast individuals are chosen for this onorous and lonely task, for they must be able to constantly resist the twin curses which infect the Charnel Guard's bloodline.

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High ranking members of the Chapter's mortuary cult, each Grave Warden bears a chained copy of the Tome of the Lost, a complete record of every battle brother who has fallen victim to the Flaw. They are also charged with administering the Emperor's Peace to those unfortunates who succumb to the so-called Unquiet Sleep, the curse unique to the Charnel Guard bloodline, and adding both names and deeds to the Tome so that their memory may live on.

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Unlike other Judiciars, the Grave Wardens favour the use of broad bladed war axes or cruciform swords that resemble the Charnel Guard's icon. In battle they are fast, deadly opponents bedecked in the skulls of their enemies, yet are perhaps most feared by their own brothers, for they represent the fate which ultimately awaits every member of the Chapter.

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Edited by Spaced Hulk, 06 April 2021 - 05:26 AM.

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Great model and great bit of lore to go with it. 


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Beautiful work!
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Fantastic; all of the yes to this model and fluff! :tu:
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Very cool model, and very cool fluff - he’s intimidating!
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Cheers guys! He was going to be a one off project, but I really like the colour scheme so I'm tempted to build a kill team to go with him.

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The Judiciars of the Charnel Guard are known, amongst their other titles, as the Custodi Sepulcrum, or Grave Wardens. Like their counterparts in other Ninth Legion Successors, they are both enforcers and executioners, dispensing judgement upon the weak and unrighteous.

However, in addition to their other duties, the Grave Wardens also serve as the custodians of the Chapter's stasis crypts, watching over their brethren as they slumber between wars. Only the most disciplined and steadfast individuals are chosen for this onorous and lonely task, for they must be able to constantly resist the twin curses which infect the Charnel Guard's bloodline.

High ranking members of the Chapter's mortuary cult, each Grave Warden bears a chained copy of the Tome of the Lost, a complete record of every battle brother who has fallen victim to the Flaw. They are also charged with administering the Emperor's Peace to those unfortunates who succumb to the so-called Unquiet Sleep, the curse unique to the Charnel Guard bloodline, and adding both names and deeds to the Tome so that their memory may live on.

Unlike other Judiciars, the Grave Wardens favour the use of broad bladed war axes or cruciform swords that resemble the Charnel Guard's icon. In battle they are fast, deadly opponents bedecked in the skulls of their enemies, yet are perhaps most feared by their own brothers, for they represent the fate which ultimately awaits every member of the Chapter.

That piece of fluff is so amazing, you've managed to make me want to play a chapter which I never found all that inspiring, such evocative life you gave them!
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Holy crap!!! That is amazing, this model is overflowing with character. Keep up the good work
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Great Brother . Awesome You did the Charnel Guard justice.
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Another Charnel Guard finished, this time a Sergeant for a Primaris scale Tactical Squad:

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Excellent works.
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Looking great so far, amazing background to the Chaplain. 


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The Tac Brother looks ace.
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Wonderful to see these develop.


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Big thumbs up from me! Charnel Guard are my favorite sons of Sang.
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That's a great looking silver. What metallics/varnish did you use?
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Many thanks everyone, glad you like them! 🙂

@ The WarpGhost: It's Vallejo Air Metallic Black over a black primer, edge highlighted with Ironbreaker (extreme edges only) then given a heavy wash of Nuln Oil Gloss.

Two more marines finished so far:

Tactical Marine with boltgun and combat knife:
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And a special weapons trooper armed with a volkite caliver (will probably count as a Hellblaster armed with an Assault Plasma Incinerator in game):
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Beautiful. Please tell me these guys are teetering on the edge of falling to chaos?
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Again, excellent works. Is the antique armor (as the molecular bonding studs indicate) a sign the Chapter's leaders favor the wearer, who's granted the honor of bearing Chapter relics? Or a sign the leaders do NOT favor the wearer, who's forced to wear plates that were allowed to rusted away, while the favored ones prance around in shiny new suits?
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Cheers mate! The Charnel Guard are renowned for their ancient armoury of heresy era weapons, armour and vehicles. They're a Third Founding Chapter (so very old anyway) but for some reason they have large numbers of relic equipment.

However, the real reason for all the bonding studs is that I really like the look of them!

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