Bruder Heinzfried

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This is Bruder Heinzfried of the Hellblaster Gruppe of the 1st Zug 2nd Gefechtskompanie Galactic Knights Space Marines.

Here is another bit of fluff about the Galactic Knights Space Marines, this time about there beliefs :

Beliefs

 The founding members of the Galactic Knights of the Ordo Teutonicus came from Terra as explained earlier. They believe in a deity which is long forgotten by the rest of humanity. The rites of the Chapter are very obscure and only a very small inner circle knows about these in the 40.000 milenia. This inner circle consists of the Hochmeister and the rest of the Chapter headquarter as well as the members of the 1st Gefechtskompanie. What is known is that the brothers of the Galactic knights go into battle chanting:” In hoc signo vinces” The Priesterbruders are keeping up the rites.

The most important for all chapter members is the protection of Humanity, the Emperor and the founding Hochmeister Heinrich. The remains of Hochmeister Heinrich are kept in a special chamber in a stasis field and he still looks like he died only yesterday .

The Galactic Knights believe that the Emperor is the only human being that followed their deity to the fullest and therefore is the human with the greatest psychic power. Psychers / Librarians are not recruited into the order according to the founding under Primarch Dorn.

First member of the 5th Gruppe 1st Gefechtskompanie, Galactic Knights, Space Marine Chapter

Here is Bruder Ägidius of the 5th Gruppe 1st Gefechtskompanie. The Hellblaster Gruppe of the 1st Zug ( Platoon) .

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And here is some more info about the Galactic Knights Chapter:

Look

The Galactic Knights wear a completely white set of power armour. As the chapter is very old there are many different types of power armour in use at the same time. The latest is the Type X armour used by the Primaris marines of the Chapter. These are currently only deployed in the 2nd Gefechtskompaniekompanie.

The marines wear the Chapter icon, a black cross ( Krückenkreuz) superimposed by a yellow shield showing a black eagle on the left shoulder pad. The Krückenkreuz is the true chapter icon the yellow shield with the black eagle is the heraldry of the Germania system. It was adopted into the chapter icon after the Ordo Teutonicus chose its homeworld in the Germania System. So very old dreadnoughts might still show the old icon.

On the right shoulder pad the tactical sign in black is worn. These are like in the Codex Astartes.

The Gefechtskompanie is indicated by a shoulderpad rim in company colour. Here the Galactic Knights follow the codex astartes again but as the armour is plain white the 1st Gefechtskompanie wears black as colour. As the first is the elite company according to the Codex Astartes they wear black helmets instead of white ones, as all elite Marines in the chapter do. So the colors of the Gefechtskompanies are as follows:

 

1st Gefechtskompanie     black ( also black helmets)

2nd Gefechtkompanie yellow

3rd Gefechtskompanie   red

4th Gefechtskompanie   green

5th Gefechtskompanie   dark blue

6th Gefechtskompanie   orange

7th Gefechtskompanie   violet

8th Gefechtskompanie   grey

9th Gefechtskompanie   sky blue

10th Gefechtskompanie brown

As the Galactic Knights Gefechtskompanies are self-sufficient at all times they have their own Scout Gruppen. These wear the company colour broken by white stripes. There is no Scout Company and no support companies like in the Codex Astartes. The 10 Gefechtskompanies are similar to each other except for the 1st which is ,like in the Codex Astartes, the elite companie. The one with Terminator armour. The Galactic Knights amassed so much Terminator Armour that the complete 1st can be equipped as Terminators at the same time. The First Gefechtskompanie is also known as the Mondkrieger ( Moon warriors) . This commemorates that the Galactic Knights are the best void warriors you can find.

There are 10 Gruppen in each Gefechtskompanie these are designated by a cross in the corresponding colour worn on the right knee . Black for the 1st Gruppe, yellow for the 2nd, red for the 3rd, green for the 4th, dark blue for the 5th, orange for the 6th, violet for the 7th, grey for the 8th, sky blue for the 9th and brown for the 10th Gruppe.

All other insignia, like Terminator crosses etc, are like in the Codex Astartes.

The vehicles show the chapter icon, all other insignia follows the codex astartes.

 

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

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.