The Heralds of Arcadia

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The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by obrinser » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:57 am

The Heralds of Arcadia is a renegade space Marine chapter who has dedicated its existence to bringing the universe a new era of peace. The chapter was sent on a suicide mission to cleanse a solar system of chaos taint for repeatedly refusing to do battle with what they see as the peaceful races that can coexist in the universe. After a series of miraculous victories against Chaos forces, they reclaimed the solar system and began building their own empire. With restrictions of the Imperium lifted, technology expanded quickly and improvements on both weaponry and the bionics that are carried by the super soldiers hailing from these worlds.

As they have reforged themselves as champions of a better future, they have renamed themselves after the utopian Arcadia that they read about in the mythology from ancient Terra. The standard tactical Marines of ordinary chapters are comparable to those who follow the teachings of Athena, while the role normally filled by Assault Marines is picked up by those who tread the path of Ares, amongst many other mythological gods in the pantheon.



Basically I wanted to field a Space Marine army based around Greek mythology, so I am using a ton of conversion bits for shoulder pads, heads, and using mostly Forgeworld's Mk IV armor for Tactical Marines and converted Sanguinary Guard for Assault Marines.

1,000 Point list:
HQ
Librarian + Digital Weapons

Elites
5 Assault Terminators + TH/SS

Troops
10 Tactical Marines + Plasma Gun + Heavy Bolter
5 Tactical Marines + Meltagun + Combi-Melta
5 Tactical Marines + Meltagun + Combi-Melta
5 Tactical Marines + Meltagun + Combi-Melta
5 Tactical Marines + Multi-Melta

Fast Attack
5 Assault Marines
5 Assault Marines + 2 Flamers

http://hq-builder.com/shared/79986


2,000 Point list:
HQ
Librarian + Mastery Level 2
Captain + Jump Pack + Power Fist + Lightning Claw

Elites
5 Assault Terminators + TH/SS
Contemptor-Mortis Dreadnought + TL Lascannon
5 Sternguard Veterans + 2 Grav-Guns + Drop Pod

Troops
10 Tactical Marines + Meltagun + Multi-Melta + Combi-Melta + Drop Pod
10 Tactical Marines + Meltagun + Heavy Bolter + Combi-Melta + Drop Pod
5 Tactical Marines + Plasma Gun
5 Tactical Marines + Lascannon
5 Tactical Marines + Lascannon
5 Tactical Marines + Lascannon


Fast Attack
10 Assault Marines + 2 Flamers + Power Weapon

Heavy Support
Stormraven + Twin-Linked Multi-Meltas + Twin-Linked Assault Cannons


Completed paintings:

http://imgur.com/a/egHIw

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Re: The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by Jakartor » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:09 pm

5 combi meltas??? Ghastly! The gods wrath no doubt!!

Cool little back story.... Clearly heresy though my Genesis chapter doth not approve of your existence ;)

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Re: The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by obrinser » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:26 pm

Well, considering almost anything you do is heresy, I'm ok with it haha
They have their system and they're trying to stay away from the Imperium while they bide their time in hopes of a peaceful agreement
AND the 5 CombiMeltas are there because I just wanted to have a super crushy deepstriking squad. Overkill? Yeah. But I don't have to worry as much if someone decides to bring that Revenant.
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Re: The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by Loopy » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:53 pm

Yay! Another chapter who thinks the Imperium are a bunch of buttheads! Our chapters should have a pint!
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Re: The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by obrinser » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:13 pm

Loopy wrote:Yay! Another chapter who thinks the Imperium are a bunch of buttheads! Our chapters should have a pint!
Oh? What's yours up to?
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Re: The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by Loopy » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:19 pm

All manner of mischief. I am ALMOST ready to release my Codex.
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Re: The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by obrinser » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:09 pm

Not failing on my commitment, have a ton of models built, just waiting for all my Vallejo Air paints to come in. Should have a full Assault Squad (The Wrath of Ares) done by the end of the month as my first unit!
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Re: The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by cicero » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:25 pm

Very cool theme! I am planning to do a greek theme for my raptors chapter when I finally get around to them. In particular I like the "gladius" style swords and the axes from this set:

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I can imagine them painted up as bronze pretty readily.

Can't wait to see more! :)
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Re: The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by obrinser » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:17 am

If anyone is interested the above picture was supposed to be Image

But yeah, I've got them mostly built, just doing some color scheme testing. Got 30+ Tac Marines built, 20 Assault Marines, Librarian, 2 Sanguinary Priests, and a Captain.
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Re: The Heralds of Arcadia

Post by student teacher » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:49 pm

While, I like the gladus sword, I'm not a fan of the axe. It just doesn't look power-axe-y enough...

But I will totally reserve judgement until you paint them up!

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