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Friday, April 3, 2009

Crusade Project, defining the Chapters involved...

Im looking at a list right now, a list of what I possess for each of the three battle companies. Not included on this list is all the extra "fun" stuff. This is commanders, chaplains, Tac, Assault, Dev squads, and dreadnoughts. You know what Im noticing by looking at this list? Codex Chapters all look the same on paper. Seeing as my plan is three battle companies from different Chapters, I should work to emphasise the differences in the organization, as well as the color schemes.

Lets start with the one with the most information available: The Imperial Fists. Siege masters, stubborn as me on a cold morning, and a real hatred for the Iron Warriors. So, got some stuff to work with then. Im thinking that the Imperial Fists will be having more Dreadnoughts then the other two, possibly more then them combined. That will help show that these guys have been around for thousands of years longer then the other two chapters. Im also going to keep them loaded for anti-MEQ and anti-tank combat, since they are hunting the Iron Warriors.

The Red Scorpions are fanatical about remaining true to the Codex, and their own genetic purity. Im thinking these guys will be lined up to take on all, in true Codex fashion, being specialised by not being specialised.

Information on the Marines Errant is scarce, most significant is that they served alongside the Red Scorpions during the Badab War, and that most of their gene-seed was stolen by Huron Blackheart recently. From what I remember, he did it by creating many smaller conflicts that scattered their forces far and wide. Not quite sure how I want to set these guys up, but Im seriously thinking of taking biker squads instead of jump pack assault squads. I also think Im going to point their gear choices towards anti-infantry, with an eye towards Orks and IG...

Comments/Suggestions?

4 comments:

Tristan said...

I think you've got your current chapters well defined. Only advice is if you feel you're missing a certain aspect, just define more chapters ;)

Ryan said...

More Chapters was what I was looking at before (go back a few months and look for the pictures!), but that was getting to be over the top, even for me. There was also a major "skittles effect" going on there. I think what Ive got will work for now... I think.

jabberjabber said...

For Marines Errant: since they're low on geneseed, perhaps they have relatively few marines, but they have access to good stores of (what would otherwise be) unused equipment. So maybe take small squads with plenty of optional upgrades? Just a thought!

Ryan said...

The way I read it was that most of their marines didnt die, they were just distracted. All their stockpiled geneseed was taken while they were "out and about". Id take that as meaning that in order to make more marines, a bunch of the current ones have to die so that they could be harvested.

This gives direction to the overall Marines Errant force (few scouts), but doesnt add much at the squad or company level. But it might add some flavor to the play style... As long as they go down fighting and their geneseed goes back to the Chapter, the Marines Errant are willing to give their lives at any opportunity, for the continued survival of the Chapter.