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kallman15 Oct 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

I recently bought the box set of Horus Hersey Mark IV power armor for a project to make Dark Angles Fallen for my Chaos Space Marine force. Wonderful sculpts by the way and lots of extras come with the set. Reading over various websites regarding the Horus Heresy and some fan sites I noticed that during the Horus Heresy most of the later Marks of Power Armor were introduced up to what is called the Corvus Armor or what most of us fondly call the Beaky Helmet armor. I've looked at the various Horus Heresy box board game sets which tend to feature either the Mark III or Mark IV variants and then there is all the Forge World Marks for their 30K rules available.

My question is when did the traitor legion's power armor begin to mutate and manifest the Chaos icons, horns, etc? I seem to remember that in the Horus Heresy novels (I gave up on reading them after about the third or fourth book) that Horus was gifted with the terminator armor with Chaos Icons by traitor elements of the Adeptus Mechanicus that we see in the painting where Horus and the Emperor have their final show down. Did the traitor legions not manifest the mutations and changes in their power armor until they fled to the Eye of Terror? Just curious purely from a fluff perseptive.

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

It really depends on the legion in question. For example the Emperor's Children started "mutating" quite early on in the heresy. One of the very first Doom Siren's was equipped on Julius Kaesoron. Almost immediately after the battle on Istvaan the Emperor's Children began decorating their armor with the flayed skin of their opponents.

Another example of early mutation would be the Word Bearers and the Gal Vorbak and Vakrah Jal demon possessed unit.

Finally legions like the Iron Warriors remained very resistant to the mutation of chaos. For example in the War of the Beast series, which takes place approximately 2,000 years after the Heresy there is an Iron Warriors warband under the command of Warsmith Kalkator that is entirely unchanged or mutated.

Hope this helps!

Garand16 Oct 2017 5:35 a.m. PST

Iron Warriors dislike mutation so often cut off or sever the mutated body parts to be replaced with bionics…


Legion 416 Oct 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

Based on when you got involved with 40K … like many things with that franchise … it varies. As like many things in the fluff. it is very fluid, IMO. I first was exposed to GW 40K/Epic in '90. And since then many, many, many things have been altered or out right changed.

It reminds me of G. Orwell's "1984". New Speak or New Think, etc. The "history" was frequently changed to suit Big Bros needs, etc. … evil grin

kallman16 Oct 2017 6:33 p.m. PST

Legion 4 so true, so true. I started with Rogue Trader and those early clunky Citadel Sculpts. The story/fluff/history of the 40K universe has undergone many changes during that time and even some Retcon. Not unlike many long running super hero comics.

Still the main kernel of the 40K setting has stayed more or less intact. It will be interesting to see if with the Time of the Primarchs if some constants will suddenly change or come to an end. For example what was the exchange between Roboute Guilliman and the Emperor or did the primarch of the Ulta Marines find that as some of us have believed for a long time that the Emperor is just a preserved corpse that the Lords of Terra keep going in order to maintain their power and stem the tide of Chaos and Xenos invasion. Will Guilliman set himself up as Emperor?

Legion 417 Oct 2017 6:22 a.m. PST

Yes, as I said, I started with 40K RT/Epic in '90. I dropped out of 40k in like '91. For a number of reasons. We have gone thru many, many iterations of 40K fluff. And update my Epic force accordingly if I "like" the "New Speak" changes. Much of the fluff I'm not that enamored with. So I do what works for me & my gaming crew. Not GW/FW …

Like I have said elsewhere. GW/FW is not going to send Commissars or the =][= to your gaming location. huh? To see if you are following their current iteration of rules, fluff, lore, etc. LOL ! evil grin At least I have never heard of such a thing AFAIK … yet ? huh?

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