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As a side line to my Emperors Children army I've come up with an idea for a new chapter called the Dark Brethren. The fluff I've come up with so far is that there allengences are unknown. They have been known to fight along side chaos but have been known to appear on the battlefield on the side of the imperial. There is also reports of them acting as bodyguards for anybodie willing to pay. There exact origans are unknown but are thought to be an offshot of one of the original Legions. The marines themselfs wear no chapter mark or insignia save the odd skull on there shoulder pads.

On a colour side of life I was thinking of having black armour and purple ropes or the other way round. I am thinking of using either black templers or dark angel figs combined with csm's.

The only rules I've come up with was letting all troops been able to deep strike but if they failed morale checks, the unit dos not move, it just simply disappears, ie are removed off table. Also the unit can deploy in 5 man combat squads. Also the only wpns they can take are man-portable I.E no vechs. Might let them use bikes.
Any feedback would be very heplfull as this is still in the planning stage. Hopefully updates will be forthcoming.
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As a side line to my Emperors Children army I've come up with an idea for a new chapter called the Dark Brethren. The fluff I've come up with so far is that there allengences are unknown. They have been known to fight along side chaos but have been known to appear on the battlefield on the side of the imperial. There is also reports of them acting as bodyguards for anybodie willing to pay. There exact origans are unknown but are thought to be an offshot of one of the original Legions. The marines themselfs wear no chapter mark or insignia save the odd skull on there shoulder pads.

On a colour side of life I was thinking of having black armour and purple ropes or the other way round. I am thinking of using either black templers or dark angel figs combined with csm's.

The only rules I've come up with was letting all troops been able to deep strike but if they failed morale checks, the unit dos not move, it just simply disappears, ie are removed off table. Also the unit can deploy in 5 man combat squads. Also the only wpns they can take are man-portable I.E no vechs. Might let them use bikes.
Any feedback would be very heplfull as this is still in the planning stage. Hopefully updates will be forthcoming.
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Looks good, I would personally go for a DA themed models, with CSM arm pads, are they gonna be worshipping a mark? Or just undivided? Maybe you could make a few more rules for them, but it looks good so far!
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What I was planning was to have them using the csm codex but give them no mark. The rules side for them are in the pipe line but I will put them up once I've sorted them out.

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Interesting idea, but having no vechs is a big disadvantage, it would make the army a fairly slow moving one. At least let them have someform of transport otherwise a shooty army like tau will just whittle them down as they approach then finish them with kroot.
As for deepstriking there is the risk of losing your guys.

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Good point that Olek. Have decided on a colour scheme for them now. There going to be black armour, with gold trim and dark red robes. Will put up a photo when I've finished painting one.

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Good point that Olek. Have decided on a colour scheme for them now. There going to be black armour, with gold trim and dark red robes. Will put up a photo when I've finished painting one.
Its Olek not Olex Sorry for that i just hate it when people get my name wrong.

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X's changed to K's.

I like the color scheme, seems a bit black-legion-y but the cloaks will set them apart. Are they going to have any insignia? Or any common insignia, more likely?

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Finished painting one now and I'm most pleased with how it came out. I don't think I'm going to give them a chapter insignia but they are all going to have a skull on the left hand shoulder pad. Legion of the Damned ones will be perfect.

I also want them to have a mixture of old chaos weapons mixed in with newer looking stuff so it will give me a chance to use some of the box sets I normally can't use with my slaanesh army like an imperial dread for example.





On the fluff side I'm toying with the idea of shortening the name to just "The Brethren" as there seems to a lot of Dark somethings about. The reason that they will fight for both sides is that they are following there own aims and agendas and if this envoles aidding the imperial or chaos forces, so be it.

Theres a few more ideas in the pipeline and I will put them up once I've fleshed them out a bit.

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The red cloaks on black looks good but the gold trim is very black legion

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I do have to agree on that point. I got a bit stuck on the trim colour and only ended up using gold as it did add some contrast to the black and red. Any ideas on an alt to the gold.

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