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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2020 9:37 p.m. PST

Interesting…

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Amicalement
Armand

Captain Oblivious10 Jul 2020 5:18 a.m. PST

I would have to pull out the book to be certain I'm not misremembering, but as I recall back in Rogue Trader days the Space Marine chapters were presented as independent powers scattered across the Imperium and pursuing their own goals. You never knew if a Space Marine was a loyalist, a renegade, or a traitor. And frankly, the average person didn't really care because they were all equally dangerous to normal humans.

Marines were recruited from Feral Worlds, and brainwashed to be shock troops. Over regular troops they had +1 Str, +1 Ld, and +1 Save (+2 if you stacked your Powered Armor with Mesh, which most did).

My favorite stories/battles were where we had a poorly equipped rebellion fighting against a Space Marine assault force that was trying to kill the Governor who refused to pay taxes to the Empire (actually the local Space Marine chapter). ~120 poorly equipped militia and 2 Ogryn vs. 30 Marines in Power Armor and a Rhino. It was a terrible/awesome game. And the 'General' of my army didn't know/care what side the Space Marines claimed to be on – it simply wasn't mine.

Captain Oblivious10 Jul 2020 5:18 a.m. PST

I would have to pull out the book to be certain I'm not misremembering, but as I recall back in Rogue Trader days the Space Marine chapters were presented as independent powers scattered across the Imperium and pursuing their own goals. You never knew if a Space Marine was a loyalist, a renegade, or a traitor. And frankly, the average person didn't really care because they were all equally dangerous to normal humans.

Marines were recruited from Feral Worlds, and brainwashed to be shock troops. Over regular troops they had +1 Str, +1 Ld, and +1 Save (+2 if you stacked your Powered Armor with Mesh, which most did).

My favorite stories/battles were where we had a poorly equipped rebellion fighting against a Space Marine assault force that was trying to kill the Governor who refused to pay taxes to the Empire (actually the local Space Marine chapter). ~120 poorly equipped militia and 2 Ogryn vs. 30 Marines in Power Armor and a Rhino. It was a terrible/awesome game. And the 'General' of my army didn't know/care what side the Space Marines claimed to be on – it simply wasn't mine.

Insomniac10 Jul 2020 8:43 a.m. PST

The Red Corsairs are renegade marines from all sorts of chapters… Not strictly chaos but with leanings towards it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

Amicalement
Armand

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2020 4:05 p.m. PST

As mentioned, Red Corsairs are made up of a large amount of Astral Claws who more outright rebelled than deserted.

Astral Claws are a really fun Chapter to play with what with their own custom units
and approximately 35 companies rather than the usual 10.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 12:36 p.m. PST

Thanks also….

Amicalement
Armand

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