The great battle is over. Imperium of men is licking its wounds in the smoldering ruins of Holy Terra. The Golden Throne is built to preserve the Emperor now mortally wounded. Loyal Space Marines are preparing to reform in order to save the Imperium from the ruinous powers of Chaos.
With their beloved leader Horus dead, the 16th traitor legion Sons of Horus have fled from Terra into the Eye of Terror and are also recovering from the devastating loss they have suffered. With their much worshipped patron dead the future looks very bleak.
To add to ignominy Emperors Children Space Marines have succeeded in breaking inside Legions fortress and have stolen Horus’s dead body while led by their Apotechcharian Fabius Bile, they have managed to create several clones based on the dead Warmaster’s gene-seed.
“In black and gold reborn”
New page is turned in the history of the Legion as their 1st. captain Ezekyle Abaddon rises to lead the Legion. Abaddon is infuriated, blinded by grief and hatred he summons his closest battle brothers of the 1st company to form small execution force that is set to revenge the plamesphy of the Emperors Children and wipe out, not only the clones of their former master but also the body of Horus.
The members of the Black Mass are ordered to paint their viridian Power Armours black, the colour of mourning and vengeance to wipe away the shadow of their failure. The chosen ones spend the next night praying the dark gods of Chaos to aid them in their in their mission .
Let The Galaxy Burn
Im trying to capture the last moments of the Legion before they sunk deep into the complete madness of Chaos. Abaddon is still Captain of the 1st company and the Legion is still behaving more or less like a Space Marine Legion. Im looking to illuminate the bitterness and the grief the Legionaries are feeling towards the false Emperor of mankind.
Going Art Scale
I got the Betrayal of Calth box and was pleasantly surprised by its content. The terminator bodies will provide perfect foundation for art scaled Marines. While the rest of the box’s content is perfect for this project too.
Im not only going to build an army here but Im also planning on taking things even further by building strong narrative to make this whole process more entertaining experience to me (and for you also) Display base of some sort will also be built as new units are attached to the force. Im also thinking of building some portable cases for miniatures too! The Black Mass will definitely be the most demanding project I have attempted to create.
I want to create balanced force, not necesarily balanced in gaming terms [I doubt this army will never see gaming table] but balanced in visual terms. The sense of dynamics is important here – characters of varying sizes to create visual dynamics but also without forgetting the famous human factor either
Art-scaled Space Marines form the threatening backbone while smaller specialized units of servitors, scout-initiates & legion thralls create the contrast between them.
Daemons & possesed Marines will be used to ad some further variation to the marauding warband.
Feel free to share your thoughts about Black Legion or Chaos Space Marines forces in general here if you wish, Im happy to hear them!:)
Black Legion Chaos Space Marines are held as the Chaos counterpart to the Ultramarines, a bit bland and overused as a Chaos Marine faction
This is my big chance to show them in a different light.
Conversion vise Im looking to include religious/mystic elements to emphazise the strong idolising of Horus, so expect black robes and big hoods but also lots of relics and seals.