Today I present to you Bruder Holger, Space Marine of the 2nd Gefechtskompanie, 1st Gruppe, the Galactic Knights of the Ordo Teutonicus.
In the following weeks I will post a few short texts concerning the background of my DIY Space Marine Chapter for Warhammer 40000. So if you are interested in why I painted the figures in the way I did, or what the reason for the rather long name of the Chapter is read on!
The Galactic Knights of the Ordo Teutonicus
The “Galactic Knights of the Ordo Teutonicus”, in short “Galactic Knights” or “Ordo Teutonicus”, were formed during the second founding. So they are very ancient like the Black Templars.
They were formed when the Imperial Fists Legion was split up into chapters according to the Codex Astartes and Guillimans order after the Horus Heresy.
They are very similar to the Imperial fists and adhere to the Codex Astartes more or less. The Imperial Fist Space Marines which were chosen as the founding members of the Galactic Knights had to be from Terra as the Galactic Knights Chapter follows a very old knightly chapter from Terra , the Ordo Teutonicus, which used to have its headquarters in a part of Terra which before the unification wars, in M30, was known as Jermani. Today the recruits come from many different worlds.
The Ordo Teutonicus does not follow the Eclesiarcies believe and has very old rites of his own which are said to derive from Terra and are said to be millennia old.
The Founding brothers had a common old language, known as German, which only very few humans outside the home system of the order can understand in the 41 millennium. The new recruits have to learn it when they join the order.
The main function of the Ordo Teutonicus is the founding of new human colonies or the recapture of former human colonies from the xenos. There most hated enemy are the Orks. This is explained by the chapters homeworld history.
More to come……
If you think that there is something missing in the text, like longer explanations of events in the chapters history etc, just drop me a line. I am in the process of writing up a more elaborate history of the Ordo Teutonicus and there will be more short stories about certain characters featuring in my upcoming Space Marine Army. The first short story can be found here.