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Hello all. I am a newcomer to the 30k scene, and an avid fan of the 40k universe. Been playing for about a decade now and have joined the group to learn from other 30k players and hobbyists here. I am working on two alternate legions which will receive threads in due time. One is an Aztec theme (Count-as Sons of Horus) and the other is an Indian theme (Count-as Imperial Fists) which will also incorporate tyranid bits. At some point there may even be an actual alternate heresy worked on, but that's far too much work right now.

Here is an example of the Aztec theme. My first Centurion; a Chaplain. Ready for something, but I'm not sure what.
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That's all for now. More to be posted once I figure out how to compress my other images.
 

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Quite and interesting litle idea you've got there keen to see the results. Why do you think that indian theme fits the imperial fists rules? Personally from my thoughts wouldn't emporers children suit better? Just from their style of combat focuses insted of the defensive artillery of the imerial gaurd.

On the other other hand i think the sons of horus/cholocian might actually suit somewhat nicely... maybe.

Still show us the results if nothing else will certainly show your artistic skills.
 

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Welcome aboard.

I am intrigued, by Indian do you mean American Indian or Asian Indian?
Asian indian.

Quite and interesting litle idea you've got there keen to see the results. Why do you think that indian theme fits the imperial fists rules? Personally from my thoughts wouldn't emporers children suit better? Just from their style of combat focuses insted of the defensive artillery of the imerial gaurd.

On the other other hand i think the sons of horus/cholocian might actually suit somewhat nicely... maybe.

Still show us the results if nothing else will certainly show your artistic skills.
I agree aesthetically but have no knowledge of East Indian military strategy and tactics. I simply wanted a different color scheme. I may continue looking for an appropriate color scheme and historical reference.

In the meantime these are the Aztec schemes I am using.
From right to left: Centurion, Chosen/Justaerin, Veteran/Reaver/Terminator, Tactical, Primarch/Praetor/Delegatus
 

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Asian indian.



I agree aesthetically but have no knowledge of East Indian military strategy and tactics.
For ancient period, Indian armies had light infantry and hardly any heavy infantry (Swordsmen, Spearmen etc including specialist elephant killers) but they were mostly centered around archers, the archers used a type of longbow with steel tip (making them very lethal) and formed the core of an army. Cavalry was similar as almost everywhere including light skirmish cavalry to heavily armored ones but Indians never used horse archers (eve though they were being constantly invaded by armies consisting of horse archers).

Chariots in northern India survived longer than anywhere in world upto 6-7th century I believe due to huge gangetic plains which were basically used for a quick fast attack to disrupt the enemy lines then retreat and finally there were war elephants which unlike in Europe or near east weren't used for frontal assault but more as an mobile and high archery tower and only charging in desperate situations.

So basically in WH40K universe it should translate as good ranged army with week melee and the trump card being heavy armored ranged firepower.

I will love to see how this project of yours develops.
 

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So basically in WH40K universe it should translate as good ranged army with week melee and the trump card being heavy armored ranged firepower.

I will love to see how this project of yours develops.
The closest space marine equivalent sounds like.... Iron Warriors with Castellax support. Hmm. Anyways thank you for your interest I am working on a squad of legion tacticals right now and toying with the idea of a scouted breacher squad anchored by Maloghurst for center control. (I really like Breacher marines)

Some people have warned me that certain members are fundamentalist in regards to fluff. What's the level of vitriol directed towards alternate legions and alternate heresies here?
 

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Although the Thousand Sons Architecture matches the Egyptian Pyramids etc, their iconography and bright coloring is much more likened to Aztec/Mayan iconography whiloe the Sons of Horus - Horus being oh I dunno - An Egyptian God as well as the repeated theme of the eye and animal shaped helmets would definitely suggest that the Sons of Horus are much more like the Egyptians.:good:
 

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Although the Thousand Sons Architecture matches the Egyptian Pyramids etc, their iconography and bright coloring is much more likened to Aztec/Mayan iconography whiloe the Sons of Horus - Horus being oh I dunno - An Egyptian God as well as the repeated theme of the eye and animal shaped helmets would definitely suggest that the Sons of Horus are much more like the Egyptians.:good:
I suggest looking into the military and cultural behavior of the legions and nations you've described and take note that it is necessary to differentiate the various themes of the legions, their leaders, and 30k itself.
 
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