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Index Astartes: Iron Willed Angels


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Index Astartes

Iron Willed Angels
The Angels Sanguine Space Marine Chapter


The Angels Sanguine Chapter was created during the Second Founding, a fragment of the former great legion of the Blood Angels. Since the Horus Heresy, they have continued the bitter war against the traitor forces of Chaos for over ten-thousand years. According to the precepts of their strict, Sanguine Mandatum, they have vowed to bring a final end to the Great Heresy with an iron willed resolve. Despite their long history, the curse of the Black Rage courses through their veins; ever depleting their numbers. The gene-flaw, also known as the Red Thirst, adds a savage taint to their otherwise noble and worthy reputation among the Index Astartes.

Origins
The Blood Angels were one of the twenty marine legions that scourged the galaxy to advance the Emperor’s Great Crusade. With the dawn of the Horus Heresy, fully half of the marine legions fell to the lure of Chaos. The traitor legions, lead by the Warmaster Horus, launched a galactic civil war that brought the Imperium to the very edge of destruction. At its height, the war reached earth itself and Horus personally lead the planetary bombardment. As the earth burned and all hope seemed lost, for motives unknown, Horus lowered the shields of his flagship. In a desperate last ditch effort, the Emperor of Mankind lead a boarding party to confront Horus. With him was Sanguinius, winged Primarch of the Blood Angels. Through the winding twists of fate, Sanguinius fought with his brother Horus in single combat only to be impaled on the Warmaster’s daemonicly empowered talon. Yet, Sanguinius’ sacrificial death was not in vain.

Wounded and spent from his battle with Sanguinius, Horus then faced the Emperor himself in brutal combat. Both fell during that battle between father and son. Horus would never rise again and the Emperor was reduced to a living corpse. Forces, loyal to the Emperor finally defeated the allied traitor legions; ultimately driving the them across space until they found refuge in the haunted region of space known as the Eye of Terror. The Imperium was saved but it would be forever changed.

To ensure that no single man could ever wreak the havoc wrought by Horus, the Codex Astartes was laid out by the Primarch, Roboute Guilliman. A key component of the Codex was the stricture that Marine Chapters were limited in size to 1,000 warriors, thus limiting the power of any one Chapter Master. The marine legions that remained loyal to the Emperor were subdivided into various thousand-man chapters. Historically, this event became known as the Second Founding. Sanguinius’ great legion of Blood Angels was fragmented into several such chapters; The Angels Encarmine, The Angels Vermillion, The Blood Drinkers, the Flesh Tearers and The Angels Sanguine.

History would soon show that the chapters derived from the original Blood Angels legion were touched by a frightening genetic flaw; the Black Rage. Their gene-seed somehow carries the resonating psychic echo of their Primarch’s sacrificial death. In battle, these marines feel an irresistible, savage drive to rush upon their enemies with ferocity and reckless abandon. Every one of them must daily exercise extreme discipline to hold its maddening affects at bay. Despite all precautions, there are those who succumb to the flaw’s effect. The afflicted lose their sense of reality and become lost in visions of their Primarch’s last battle with the Warmaster. Those still capable of fighting are organized into the Death Company and allowed to find honorable death on the battlefield. If death mercilessly eludes them their condition worsens; they become like crazed, blood-thirsty animals. The fate of these marines is the very stuff of mystery as chapters in the line of Sanguinius hide them away from all inquiring eyes.

Angels of the Iron Will
Though they did not inherit the Blood Angel’s name, pageantry or home world, the Angels Sanguine believes that they are principle inheritors of Sanguinius’ legacy. All Second Founding chapters draw strong ties to their parent legions. This is doubly true for this Chapter. They chose their name from the High Gothic form of the original legion. They consider every historical victory won by the legion as one of their own. They record their history as a continuation of the legion’s exploits. They are a Chapter locked in time; continuing forward as if they were still the same crusading Angels bent on conquering the galaxy ten-thousand years ago. The primary difference is their most urgent adversary. Before the galaxy can be justly appropriated, the traitor legions must be first be completely purged. This goal is further extenuated by the unique legacy handed down by their founding Chapter Master.

Though unconfirmed and sorely debated by Imperial scholars, the archives of the Angels Sanguine tell an apocryphal tale concerning Herionius, their first leader. According to their account, he was one of Sanguinius’ Honour Guard who teleported with the Primarch onto Horus’ cursed flagship. Imperial archives recount that all of Sanguinius’ party died during this boarding action. The Angels Sanguine tell a different story form Heronius’ personal account of that day.

The traitors pressed us from all sides. The Primarch showed with bright light and great glory. The brothers stood their ground but many died for their beloved lord. He bade us stand and flew off to face the Warmaster.

…my sword broken and having sustained many blows, I knew my life was fleeting. They came on to finish me. All at once, I was struck as if from on high by a bright light. My ears became deaf as from loud screams and my mind left me. And verily, I saw him weeping tears like broken glass. The vision compelled me, “Rise and fight ever onward for I look upon you now.? and I saw him no more. My eyes were red with blood, my anger overwhelmed me and I fell upon the traitors. I slew them all with my bare hands. (Lang. Baalite stone-script)

The Heronian Testament, taken from the Synoptic Apocrypha; second scroll, third and fourth stanzas.

These passages have become central to the chapter’s sectarian beliefs. It is known as the Sanguine Mandatum; their Primarch’s last military order. It is now interpreted as a specific command: Continue the fight against all the traitor factions. This command is therefore passed down to every marine that followed under Heronius’ command. Though his history has drifted into the realms of legend one thing is certain; a marine, named Heronius, was the Angels Sanguine’s first Chapter Master.

Fortress Monastery
The fortress world of Baal Triune has a long history. Small and gas enshrouded, the planet itself is dominated by wasted deserts and arid plains that once harbored a separatist, human population. It was conquered by crusader forces led by Sanguinius during the time of galactic expansion. Once the colonizers were brought back under Imperial rule, the planet became integral to the ongoing expansion effort. As it lay along the strategic path, it became a re-supply base for the growing Imperium. The planet’s sky swelled with innumerable orbital platforms that serviced the shipping lanes of the fledging empire.

The planet’s primary orbital spaceport and fortress monastery is old and massive. Reflected light from its bulk is clearly visible in the night sky, piercing through the unending sea of clouds. It has near limitless capacity but only provides its services to the Sanguine fleet. Other than their own ships, only a select few diplomatic and mercantile vessels are allowed to access to the aged port. Military ships, from any other branch of the Imperium, have never been allowed past the system’s outermost satellites. Defense platforms keep constant vigilance and warn off approaching ships if not properly invited by the reclusive chapter.

The monastery, now known as the Pullum Grassorium, is little known to the galaxy but is well known among the modern Blood Angel Chapters. Its ancient arco-technology hosts many unique means by which the tragic gene-flaw is researched. Sanguinary Priests from other chapters and sympathetic Martian adepts are invited to contribute to the continual research efforts. These outsiders are permitted to make a kind of pilgrimage to this “shrine? of the Black Rage. Sanctioned off-worlders are welcomed but must go through an elaborate cleansing ritual before being allowed to access the facility. A complex network of long-range defense measures and asensorium arrays probe into every visiting ship. Once their credentials are confirmed, a designated shuttle is used to make the final entry into the Grassorim itself. Once on board, a visitor’s access is severely restricted and their every action is closely monitored. Despite the importance of the combined research the vast station also hosts the Chapter’s monastery. The easily offended Angels respond quickly to any suspected violation of these constraints. Grudges span the centuries against those groups who’ve attempted to overstep these obdurate boundaries.


Home World
Baal Triune rests within the Segmentum Obscurus, set among the misty stars to the far south of the Eye of Terror. The planet’s surface is a sand-blasted wasteland with little standing water. Constant, driving winds sweep across its broad, arid plains. Its solar distance maintains livable temperatures but atmospheric conditions keep the harsher regions devoid of life. Assisted by terra-forming and global reconditioning, the human population has grown over the centuries. Despite these reformation attempts, the planet has never been accommodating to its human occupants. Agricultural efforts struggle, gross planetary product is slight and the strict regulations imposed by the Angels Sanguine all contribute to the hard living conditions. Military relevance is the only boon that ever befell the diminutive world.

The old legion successfully acculturated the indigenous people into a planet-wide Imperial defence force. Enamored with the winged Primarch, Sanguinius won the devotion of these people in much the same way as those of old Baal. In their eyes, the charismatic angel quickly transformed from conquering usurper to heroic liberator. The years after the coming of the Blood Angels ushered in a new-found military economy that brought both purpose and prosperity with it. It enhanced every strata of their society. Soon, each individual was given a meaningful role to support the war effort. They retained their national and racial identities but they all became unified under the sovereignty of the Emperor and his Imperium. Terra’s golden age had reached out across space a touched a small world. Then the Heresy brought all that to a crashing end.

The loss of their adopted patron brought low the people of Baal Triune. As the Imperium grew, the planet’s significance became less and less. Mercantile interests shifted and shipping lanes evolved away from this hardened spaceport. The spatial region about the planet is now considered obscure at best. It is a shadowy, out of the way corner of the galaxy. Only external civilian organizations who’ve sworn age-old oaths to the Angels Sanguine still deal with the reclusive marine chapter. Only a small fraction of these are allowed to interact with the planet’s population. Its former importance now lost, the planet and people are a sheltered remnant of a lost age.

The societies of Baal Triune evolved but they still adhere to that same military order established in the distant past. The most respected walks of society are the most prominent in its many military organizations. The national entities remain but war amongst themselves, each one vying for the favor of their orbital benefactors. In a very real sense, the great crusade has never ended for these people. Their armies march, rank and file, day after day preparing for a war that never comes. Their greatest honor is to send their sons to the great gladiatorial games conducted across the planet. The winners of these games may one day catch the interest of the Space Marines. Only in that way can their age old devotion to the war effort carry them into the stars. It may even one day take them to the gates of Cadia, where they may challenge the very strongholds of Chaos; the same forces that killed their liberator Primarch, divided their Imperium and ended their own glided age.

Combat Doctrine
The fighting tactics employed by the Angels Sanguine are considered very diverse by Imperial strategists, especially amongst the Blood Angel successors. They retain the strong emphasis on fast and brutal assaults but their approach to large-scale engagements is very sophisticated. They craft meticulous plans that respond to tactical needs with a watchful eye on attaining long term objectives. As with any chapter of the Adeptus Astartes, they will dutifully confront all enemies of the Imperium. Yet, in so doing, their eyes also look for the day when they may again engage any of the traitor legions. They long for the battles that lead them toward the Eye of Terror. Their iron willed resolve continually drives them to confront their age-old foe.

Specializing in countering the tactics of the Chaos marine legions, they have stockpiled weapons designed to pierce powered armor. Rows of krak missiles and plasma weapons of all types line the walls of their armories. To the same end, they also employ a wide variety of tanks and other vehicles of war. Land Raiders, Razorbacks and Dreadnaughts stand ready to heed the call to battle. Vindicator tanks, painted red and black, drive into war along side Baal pattern Predators. Once deployed, the Angels Sanguine begin to look more like a Codex Chapter in regard to the precise use of a wide variety of weapons, vehicles and gear. All combine to create a finely orchestrated concert of warfare.

As the origin of the chapter stems from Sanguinius’ own Honour Guard, the Angels Sanguine pay high respect for their Assault and Veteran Assault units. Promotion to these squads is already considered a great honor among the Blood Angel successors and more so for the Angels Sanguine. This emphasis has driven the chapter to even further emphasize fast attack and close combat troops in their overall battlefield tactics.

Despite their disciplined appearance, would-be allies shun fighting along side the Sanguine Angels. They are true Sons of Sanguinius and the Black Rage drives them to reckless acts of wanton brutality. When the Sanguine war machine is set in motion gruesome ruins are left in its wake. Not only tactically reckless, the chapter is also considered to have a careless disregard for capital losses. Especially when the chapter discerns that the sly temptations of Chaos are at work, no man, woman or child is spared in their efforts to erase the taint. As during the suppression of the rebellion at Hullus-kor鬠the chapter was blamed for the butchery of entire civilian populations. These questionable and cruel acts eclipse the glory due from many of their more significant and valorous triumphs.

Organization
The Blood Angels and most of their successors are not full adherents to the Codex Astartes. Their slight divergence is due in part to their deep rooted traditions and is also due to the unique demands imposed by their tragic gene-flaw. All the chapters that hail from Sanguinius’ bloodline hold certain things in a common trust. They are all reclusive to a certain extent but that reclusion does not always apply their brother chapters. A loose consortium exists among them. This is more based on a mutual understanding than an official order. Mostly this is used to share advancements each one finds concerning a cure for their genetic flaw but it has other uses as well.

The Angels Sanguine shares their organizational structure and unique wargear with their fellow Blood Angel chapters. They differ most from Codex Chapters in the ways they utilize formations that best accommodates their specialized military roles. They utilize Death Company Chaplains and Sanguinary High Priests, both charged to lead battle brothers who fall to the Black Rage. They also share specialized units like Furioso dreadnoughts and Baal Predator tanks; unique fighting vehicles that are not found outside of the Sanguine brotherhood.

The basic company formation of the Angels Sanguine also differs slightly from the Codex Astartes. Like all codex chapters, the First Company hosts the chapter’s veterans. Decorated marines, trained in the use of Tactical Dreadnought or Terminator armor, fill this rank but is it shared with the unique, Veteran Assault Squads. Often times, these experienced marines accompany the chapter’s Captains and Librarians in the form of jump-pack enabled Honour Guard. They also may be deployed in their own units, forming elite jump-assault teams. In either role, these marines hold the highest places of esteem within the chapter.

Their Tenth Company hosts the chapter’s scouts but not all are neophyte marines. Battle brothers who long for close-quarter combat are known to remain with the scouts throughout their career. Few of these units feature sniper rifles or heavy weapons, preferring the bolt pistol and sword over all else. Infiltrators from this company achieve forward positions and then call their jump-enabled brothers down from the heavens. The combined assault of all these marines is a terrifying, bloody engagement to behold.

Beliefs
In the sectarian cult of the Angels Sanguine, their first Chapter Master, Heronius, has been elevated to sainthood. He is regarded as the first Blood Angel to have heard the psychic cry of Sanguinius’ death and the first to feel the effects of the Black Rage. Icons dedicated to his memory are often depicted looking up, hands clasped over his ears, a great sword thrust through him from behind, piercing through both his hearts. Heronius, himself is both a relic and reliquary of this psychic event. His remains are held in stasis on Sanguine home-world, Baal Triune. Their most secretive, fraternal rituals are conducted in its presence to this day.

The devotional practices of the Angels Sanguine are cryptic and their separatist branch of the Cult of Sanguine is shrouded in extreme privacy. Locked tight within their orbital, Fortress Monastery, their reclusive nature has fueled wild speculations concerning unique rites that may somehow involve the ultimate fate of their Death Company marines.

It is widely believed that the Angels Sanguine are the guardians of a “dark secret? which may relate to a legend known as The Baalite Pregostinese. In their view of Sanguinius, bearer of foresight, the High Priests of the Angels Sanguine claim to be the custodians of Sanguinius’ most significant prophetic utterances. Locked within their deepest vaults a collection of ancient texts are safely kept under lock and key. The gathered stone tablets, parchment fragments and short scrolls are collectively known as the Baalite Pregostinese.

The contents of these texts, if they actually exist, have never been revealed outside the ranks of the Sanguinary Priesthood. Even the Chapter’s own Librarians are forbidden to view these sacred texts (further casting doubts on their existence). The Angels Sanguine contest that they are a series of predictions pertaining to the entirety of human history. They are a source of great faith as they predict an ultimate victory over the traitor legions and the forces of Chaos. They are also a source of great grief as they also predict the ultimate downfall of the Imperium and the extinction of all mankind. This dichotomy makes the Angels Sanguine bold in the face their enemies but brooding concerning the tragic end facing the human race. Yet, these are all speculations, only the keepers of these sacred words know for sure.

The Sanguine Mandatum, the strict code that the Angels Sanguine live by, dictates that the Chapter do all it can to end the Great Heresy. The import of this edict cannot be understated. It underscores each and every action the Chapter takes, instilling in their warriors an iron-willed resolve to avenge the death of their beloved Primarch and cleanse the stars of the taint of Chaos. It is their personal commission. Bring final defeat to the traitor factions related to Horus’ rebellion or die in the attempt.

The Chapter most identifies itself with the “Sanguinius Slain,? or the view of their Primarch’s sacrificial act resisting the Warmaster. Sanguinius’ doomed act of self sacrifice is lived out by the chapter on a daily basis. They will not rest while a single traitor faction still stands against the Emperor. They are themselves willing to pay any price in order that their commission be fulfilled.

In their own eyes, the angel is the natural enemy of the daemon and all their symbolism reflects that. From the very first moment of their induction, a marine of this legion is inundated with this all encompassing image. But of all the Chapter’s personal icons, the “Talon of Horus? is the most hated of all. The great central cathedral onboard their orbital monastery bears this testimony. Innumerable chips of stained glass crafted from the sands of Baal Secondus assemble to create an enormous mosaic. It depicts a fallen Abbadon, the talon being cut from his wrist by a shining, winged warrior clad in armor painted with their red and black color scheme.

Gene-seed
Baal Triune supplies a constant flow of new recruits for the chapter. Over the long centuries, the isolated society has come to revolve around the “Sanguine Calendar;? the annual event roster associated with the chapter’s recruitment cycle. Contests of every sort are practiced throughout the year, all culminating to the gladiatorial competition that establishes the final aspirants. The stoic chapter, who seldom communicates with the planet’s population, observes them throughout the year from a cold, orbital distance. Upon conclusion, the transports of the Chapter descend as they’ve done for generations, and gather up the victorious few, never to be heard from again.

The wasting qualities of the flaw dominate the genetic legacy of the Angels Sanguine. Once recognized the High Lords of Terra have shunned the use of the seed; refusing to create more marine chapters from this heritage. Even experimental attempts to use this seed have bread tragedy into the resulting marine chapters. The mystery of the flaw goes unsolved and its gnawing effects claim more victims each year.

In spite of its degenerative effects, the Black Rage has come to have a deeper meaning for this marine chapter. Their first master, having become the “Saint of the Black Rage,? puts the flaw into a different perspective. The left half of their armor is painted black with the red “x? sigil in special recognition of the “Death Company.? In one sense, the entire chapter is a Death Company. They are a chapter of dead marines, ready to commit the ultimate battlefield sacrifice in their struggle against the traitor legions. In another sense, they recognize that the rage is also the “Curse of Horus,? as it stems from that psychic event when brother slew brother. It has become a sort of blessing as well as a curse; a contradictory dichotomy exhibited in the color scheme they’ve adopted as their own.

Battle Cry
During typical engagements;
“For the Emperor and Sanguinius!?

When engaging the forces of Chaos;
“Sanguinius looks upon us now!?



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Color Scheme (to be replaced by illustration)
The basic color scheme of the Angels Sanguine is the traditional Blood Angel red on the right and the black of the Death Company on the left. Not only a color choice, the right and left sides also incorporate specific imagery relating to traditional Blood Angels and Death Company conventions accordingly. This same theme carries over to their vehicles and war gear; this includes weapon casings, operational equipment, etc.

As it applies to their armor, the scheme applies in the following way:

Tactical Marines : Red & black armor and helmets

Tactical Marine Sergeants : Red & black armor, gold & black helmets with helmet pattern variants; gold & metallic iron gray or gold & bone (see Honour Guard below).

Devastators : Red & black armor, blue & black helmets

Assault and Fast Attack Crews : Red & black armor, yellow & black helmets (Note that this includes Landspeeder crews, attack bikes, etc.)

Honour Guard : Red & black armor, gold & black helmets with helmet pattern variants; gold & metallic iron gray or gold & bone.

Death Company : All black armor (identical to Blood Angel Chapters) incorporating the skull and red “X? theme.

Note also, the Angels Sanguine adhere to the Blood Angel’s squad-badge distinctions on the right knee pad and right shoulder, using similar insignia.


Special Characters
The “Hero Chaplain? Arrassmus, Presager of the Lost, Butcher of Hullus-kor鬠etc., etc.
His is a name that invokes both fame and infamy; the supposed “Hero Chaplain? was the Chapter’s most noteworthy and controversial leader. Specializing in countering traitor marine formations and suppressing daemonic support, many Chaos Lords intone the name of Arrassmus as their sworn arch enemy. Still others have met their final defeat; bludgeoned to death at the end of Arrassmus’ blood encrusted croizius.

Despite his exemplary military record, he has been accused of many atrocities including dereliction, fraternizing with xenos and the wrongful engagement of human troops. Despite numerous Inquisitorial entanglements, the elusive Chaplain has never been convicted for any of these alleged acts. Is he a hero angel, rage-mad butcher or both? Becoming Chapter Master under dubious circumstances, many among the Imperium, the Astartes and the Inquisition believed that he should have never ascended to the position.

Eviglio, First Company Sanguinary High Priest
The Sanguinary Priesthood is held in particular regard by the Angels Sanguine. Being a cult within a cult, these priests are the keepers of the chapter’s darkest secrets. Eviglio made a name for himself during Abbadon’s 13th Black Crusade as well as other major joint initiatives. Being a diplomat, healer, tactician and priest, his wisdom extends to granular battlefield tactics to the effective management of wide operational theaters. Military leaders of many large-scale actions from across the Galaxy query Eviglio for his sound advice.

Within the chapter, he has a very different reputation. Marines under his charge are held to the highest standards of behavior and devotion. Surpassed only to Arrassmus, any divergence of faith found in a battle brother is dealt with in the harshest extremes. A true, “Chosen of Sanguinius,? Eviglio’s frightening personal combat skills alone are enough to inspire fearful respect from his brother marines. Many have guessed that his demands for devotion stem from the burden of the chapter’s secret knowledge, known only to members of his priestly office.


Edited by OwlandMoonGuy, 16 August 2007 - 12:10 PM.

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Very nice read OMG. It seems that you have really invested time in the background of your marines :D . I salute you :wink:
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“Sanguinius. It should have been him. He has the vision and strength to carry us to victory, and the wisdom to rule once victory is won. For all his aloof coolness, he alone has the Emperor's soul in his blood. Each of us carries part of our father within us, whether it is his hunger for battle, his psychic talent or his determination to succeed. Sanguinius holds it all. It should have been his...” -- The Warmaster Horus

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dedication to your chapter.
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Wow, very nice piece of fluff. Almost makes me want to play AS (plus I love the color scheme ^_^)...

Great work, one lil' nitpick though is the mosaic that features Abbadon, which I think, even though already dead, should depict Horus (who knows, maybe Abaddon won't be the one holding teh Talon when they get their hands on it!?)

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Very nice read OMG. It seems that you have really invested time in the background of your marines . I salute you


You mean its not really from the index astartes?? Okay thats fantastic...cept for some words that doesn't seem very "publication-ish" :)

I almost wanted to ask whether you had the fluff on the sucessor chapters.

I think i wanna change my colour scheme. :cuss

Cool <DELETED BY THE INQUISITION> anyway. :cuss

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My thanks to everyone for your comments.

Okay thats fantastic...cept for some words that doesn't seem very "publication-ish" :D

What words would those be?

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I can only assume the issue to be the words "hero" and "Arrassamus" used in the same sentence. Hehe. But seriously, a very nice write up. Thematic and incorporated well into the settings' main tale.
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wo :D

thats one amazing read OMG (though i have to admit i stopped reading fully halfway, i did scan the sentances somewhat to see what sorta history you made up :P)

if your really dedicated youll add pictured, create a history with your game and make a "proper" codex for your chapter ;)

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Hmm what i actually meant is that the writing style is somewhat different from the index astartes.

But yours is equally good and eloquent as and if not better than most english essays. :D

Where did you get all this info on your angels?? I am trying to look for the fluff on the other sucessors. The only one i got is the flesh tearers. :P

I totally agree with Demolius, if you do that i'll probably compile it and make it into a codex and start angels sanguine.

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I can only assume the issue to be the words "hero" and "Arrassamus" used in the same sentence. Hehe.

:) Actually, that has a somewhat specific BA connotation to it, i.e. the BA codex uses the term Hero in a specific sense.

if your really dedicated youll add pictured, create a history with your game and make a "proper" codex for your chapter ;)

Ill get right to work on that.

Where did you get all this info on your angels?? I am trying to look for the fluff on the other sucessors. The only one i got is the flesh tearers. :cuss

That depends on what youre referring to~ There was a short story written by C. S. Goto about the Angels Sanguine that appeared in Inferno! #42. He mentions that their home world is called Baal Triune but thats about all I derived from the story.

Everything else I pretty well made up. Does that answer the question?

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Awsome, especially for a fellow AS player.

Interesting way to approach them but i must say i realy like and will definitley adopt this fluff for my army.

May have to model a new Hero Chaplin and first priest!!

Do you have plans to do the whole colour coding picture from the IA articles?

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Sweet, dude!
very nice job on the fluff. I'm gonna us those helmet schems on my AS if u don't mind :evil:

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You continue to light the way for us.

Great Job!!!

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An excellent read. I thought this article actually came from the Index Astartes!

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I've had this posted in the BA forum & elsewhere but I'd like to see what comes of moving it here.

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Just a thought, have you considered submitting it to WD? Who knows, the fluff is so inspired, you never know what could happen... Of course, I am not familiar with WD's freelance policies, so if they require that you submit all rights to the piece just to have a look at it or something like that, forget it, just send it to firebase for issue 2 or something like that, but the article deserves to be abit more widely known

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Wow, that is the greatest fluff i have ever read. nicely done.
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Ronin_eX @ Sep 1 2007, 04:58 PM) : Wargear shouldn't be a carrot on a stick to make cool conversions, the conversions are a reward in themselves whether or not they give extra rules the newer codices seem to be going in this direction by seperating the wheat from the chaff as they say.

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pretty good

I would like to see some stuff concerning how they deal with/view the curse, the stuff at the end relating the colour scheme to it seems like an itty bit of a stretch when you don't couple it with an overview of their distinct aproach to the curse.

the stuff about the saint of the rage is nice but as I said I think you should expland more on how this saint effects the overall understanding of the BR within the chapter.

why did the angels sanguine chose baal triune?

how come they have become a reclusive chapter?

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Alot of time and dedication went into this and i took just as much time and dedication to read it :rolleyes:
well done OMG