Thursday, March 9, 2017

Originality in 40k

Yeah, good luck with that...

o/

I was talking about custom space marine color schemes the other day with my buddy Sam. He had come up with a 'new' color scheme for his Kill Team marines, Purple and gold. Like the Hawk Lords I asked? and his shoulders just slumped. lol, no worries dude, finding an original color scheme in this game is nigh impossible. I mean hell, that's also the pre-heresy Emperor's Children colors...but whatever. So I just told him to go with what he liked and don't worry about it.

Not only is this an inconclusive list of Space Marine chapters (wait, where are the Smurfs?!), but its also an inconclusive list of the marines I've fielded over the years (which includes those missing Smurfs, the Storm Wardens...etc.).

Speaking of, I've also been searching for a chapter to use for my newly acquired 40k space marines for Kill Team ($20 for a NIB tac squad, why yes thank you!). However it seems like I'm just looking at the same old, same old, and/or rehashing something I've run before. In looking online for a bit of inspiration, I mis-read the name of the Angels Revenant and me being me I just ran with it, coming up with the following:

The Angels Irrelevant 

In keeping with their chapter name, this enigmatic chapter of Adeptus Astartes is all but unknown. An official search into the Imperial Archives of Terra, instigated by the Ordo Hereticus revealed little to nothing. It would seem that the the adepts responsible simply couldn't be bothered to record anything for posterity. No chapter lineage, founding date, home world, fleet and/or unit strength, only the rare and scattered reports of an unknown Astartes chapter engaging in small unit surgical assaults (indeed, they were the same such reports which lead to this investigation in the first place). The knowledge that there is more known of the so-called Legion of the Damned than there is of the Angels Irrelevant alarms Ordo Hereticus to no end… 

The only troop types thus far encountered have been Tactical and Scout marines, and never numbering more than a dozen or so individuals at any one time. Leading investigators to assume that their total Chapter strength to be less than one company. 

The name 'Angels Irrelevant' is only known due to a single, garbled vox intercept of inter-squad communications, believed to be rallying their battle brothers to prevail upon the enemy.

Livery is black and dark grayish-blue armor with a dull silver Aquilas. Tactical Arrows are displayed on the helmet and presumably display the company color. Scouts wear black armor with dark grayish-blue fatigues, but neither tactical marines nor Scouts show any other insignia aside from their chest plate Aquilas. 

Gee, that sounds familiar...

Curiously, a few tactical marines have been seen wearing Deathwatch heraldry. However inquiries into the matter sent to the Ordo Xenos have been ignored by the highest levels of the Ordo.

So will I use that? I'm so indecisive (like you couldn't already tell...), all I can say is: maybe. Then again I have a bunch of cool, custom decals that would work for the Black or Star Dragons so maybe I'll choose one of them instead. 

Or, maybe something all together different...who the fuck knows at this point.

9 comments:

Nick Thrower said...

Haha, love it - though I've come up with a lot of scheme for marines over the years, my current is probably closest to the Master of Proteus in the pic at the top, but even then it's reversed and uses cream not white.

I love the idea of the angels irrelevant, but something about the black dragons has always appealed to me (in fact, only the thought of painting an entire army of black space marines stopped me a few years back).

Da Masta Cheef said...

Whilst I've always like the black dragons storyline, I have to agree with the distaste painting an all black space marine army (having had an Iron Hands army way back when).

neverness said...

Painting black armor does get boring fast. Just ask my Death Watch models...

Also, I didn't see them mentioned so perhaps the Angry Marines are dead? :)

Da Masta Cheef said...

Oh contraire, they're still very much on the list of possible chapters...shall I count that as a vote in their favor?

neverness said...

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Zzzzzz said...

Back in the RT daze, chapters used camo paint schemes and so on.

Andy BG's 'One Force' are a nice idea; a sort of neutral Olive Drab with yellow details and no chapter markings.

I always thought that for bloodbowl or kill team, football team colours would be appropriate enough. Man U v Barcelona - always a good game.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Actually I'm wanting to use my Forestry Service Rhino with them. That color is discontinued (Knarloc Green...sad face) but something similar is in line with what you're saying.

Zzzzzz said...

I have half a pot of Knarloc green. If you wanit sent over, I'll go and see if I can find it.

Da Masta Cheef said...

I do appreciate the offer my good sir, but I think I'm leaning in a different direction now...