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.

 

Bruder Erich, Galactic Knight Space Marine

This is Bruder Erich of the Galactic Knights of the Ordo Teutonicus.

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Bruder Erich is a member of the 2nd Gefechtskompanie 1st Gruppe lead by Komtur Hermann. He took part in the cleansing of Antioch Beta together with elements of the 2nd Gefechtskompanie and the 1st Gefechtskompanie ” Die Mondkrieger” under 2nd Kompanie Meister Thomas. More about the history, Creation,Homeworld, Combat Doctrine, Organization, Look and Belief of the Space Marines of the Ordo Teutonicus will follow shortly.

The Galactic Knights of the Ordo Teutonicus

He looked over the gentle rolling grassland in the valley below him. A place of agriculture, for breeding cattle and harvesting grain to feed the two hive worlds and the factory world of the Germania system.This was his home, the agri world Germania prime.A world with big fields, were autonomous harvesters brought in the grain, huge woods with lots of deer and great farms ,raising cattle.

On the Southern Hemisphere were huge plantations of vegetables and fruits looked after by thousands of Servitors.In between the three big continents of the world were wide oceans full of marine life forms.On the third continent was his actual home and the home of his brothers. The “Marienburg.”

He stood on a low slope wearing his white power armour and his red helmet, denoting his rank of Komtur. On his left shoulder pad he wore the black cross, surmounted by the black eagle on a yellow field, heraldry of his chapter. On his right shoulder pad he wore the arrow of the tactical squad he was leading. The black aquila on his chest was the only device braking his otherwise plain white armour. It was crowned by a blood red death head. On his right knee he wore the chapter cross in orange. Denoting his squad number. In his case the 6th tactical squad of the 4th company.

Behind him stood a drop ship of his chapter waiting for him .He heard a familiar voice over the vox in his helmet:

“This is Meister Sigurd of the 4th company , do you read me Komtur Helmuth?”

“Loud and clear ” he answered.

” Rear guard has completed boarding , pull in the perimeter guard and board the ship immediately .”

So this is it he thought, the last of his brothers and he himself as the last Space Marine of the Galactic Knights chapter were leaving Germania prima, their homeworld. Forever!

He gave the order ” Marines of the 6th tactical move out , board the drop ship !”

Germania prima was lost.

Lost to the greenskins and their biological bombs spreading viral death to humans and animals alike. Transforming the former live spending world into an uninhabitable death world for millennia to come.

Hopefully the rest of the Germania sector could be saved….

 

This is the start of my very own Space Marine Chapter. I used to have a space wolfs army way back in the 90. ( sorry no pictures). I left Warhammer 40k many years ago and started a new when 8th edition came out. Sorry for the rather long text, but I wanted to write my own fluff explaining why my chapter looks as is.

So here is the first finished model of my chapter marines. A primaris marine sergeant.

This is Komtur (Sergeant) Hermann of the 2nd Gefechtskompanie (Company), 1st Gruppe (Squad):

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There will be many more Marines and vehicles in the future . A complete description of the chapter and more fluff

 

To Westeros!

Here is a wonderful after action report of a friend of mine over on Lead adventure forum.

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It is a little confrontation between the houses Lannister and Bolton versus Stark , Karstark and Tully.

More here you have to scroll down a bit! Well worth a look many more pictures and a nice report. They are using home-brew rules for this game.

The completed Wildling Army

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Here is a picture of the completed Wildling army. I couldn’t post it earlier as I was away on our summer holiday. Now i am back home and in full swing hobby wise again.

Next will be something completely different. I will leave my GoT project for a wile and start something placed more in the distant future . Something about 39000 years distant in the future . Here is a small glimpse:

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