Bruder Helwart of the Galactic Knights

Here is the missing member of the 1st Gruppe 2nd Gefechtskompanie . Bruder Helwart. I will field the Primaris marines as 5 warrior squads for the moment . When the first Zug ( Platoon) is finished I might up them to 10 Marines per squad but I am not sure yet.

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Combat Doctrine

The Galactic Knights of the Ordo Teutonicus are very good void fighters. They have a big chapter fleet consisting of many ships. From small corvettes to big battleships. They love fighting in close quarter but also have the capability of long range fire support.

Their aim is the liberation of star systems from the xenos and re-establishing new human colonies on the freed systems. Their arch fiend are the Orks because they destroyed the first homeworld of the chapter.

They answered the call of the Last Wall with a 4 ship fleet, carrying parts of the 3rd Gefechtskompanie in support of the Imperial fists in their fight against the Beast.

To be continued

 

Bruder Bernd Galactic Knights Space Marine

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This is Bruder Bernd of the Galactic Knights. Now there is only one other member missing of the 1st Gruppe 2nd Gefechtskompanie.

Now some more Info on the Galactic Knights Chapter

Homeworld:

The chapters homeworld is a moon, called Münster, in the Germania System. The system consists of three habitable planets and one Death world. The planets are called Ruhr, Germania Prima, Germania Secunda and New Berlin. Ruhr is a forge world, Germania Prima is a death world, Germania Secunda is a agri world and New Berlin is a hive world. Münster is a moon of the fourth planet in the System, New Berlin. Further out from the systems sun are two Gas giants near the Mandeville point. The System was once colonised by the chapter after destroying an Ork force on Germania Prima. Alas Münster is not the first homeworld of the Galactic Knights. They used to have an agri world as a homeworld in the same system, but it was lost after a viral bomb attack by Orks. and is a death world since then. The dialect spoken in the system is German. Of course High Gothic is the language of the Administratum of the System according to Imperial law.

The base of the Ordo Teutonicus is situated mainly under the surface of the moon . Only the defences against orbital attack and the space port facilities are on the surface of Münster. It is said that the complete moon is the base of the chapter. Because of their homeworld the Galactic Knights are also known as Mondkrieger (Moonwarriors), by the humans living on the planets of the Germania system.

The moon homeworld turned the chapters Marines into formidable void fighters. They excel in ship to ship combat and in boarding actions. There is no spacehulk safe from them!

Germania System

More to come

To make something as clear as possible

Normally my blog is a pure hobby blog. No politics what so ever! But I have to write this text here as I am quite upset about reactions on Facebook about pictures and caption Text I posted there . The pictures show the first three finished Space Marines of my DIY chapter. You can see them here:

You can read the caption texts here, here and here.

In complete ignorance ( of course my fault) I gave them the name White Knights and based them on the fraternity of the medieval German crusader Knights. So they are white and display a black cross. The cross I chose for them is a so called Krückenkreuz to set them apart from the Black Templars chapter who display a maltese cross.

So far so good I thought. Now what happened on Facebook was this: I was accused of being right wing white and would be close to the KKK as they are also known as White knights which I didn’t know.

So to put it right: I have nothing to do with the KKK and I am far from being rightwing, as people who know me personally will tell you right away!

To set this right I have renamed my chapter. They will no longer be known as White Knights but as Galactic Knights from now on. Alas I will keep the background story as I am from Germany and I wanted to do a chapter of Space Marines who have a german background.

I hope this sets it strait and I can return to my hobby now . Politics off!

 

Bruder Holger Galactic Knights Space Marine

Today I present to you Bruder Holger, Space Marine of the 2nd Gefechtskompanie, 1st Gruppe, the Galactic Knights of the Ordo Teutonicus.

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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

Creation

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.