Is it Time to Fight? by Dave Taylor from Dave Taylor Miniatures - These are a very strange approach to Adeptus Mechanicus units. In saying that after reading Graham McNeill's Priests of Mars are probably more appropriate than some of the curious constructs hobbyists have given birth too.
Weeping Walls of the Monastery by Kari from Spiky Rat Pack - Last week I showed off some WiP pictures of Kari's terrain. This week we see that he has made envy inducing progress. The terrain bases really help connect his miniatures to the terrain. It is one of the things that always irked me about Games Workshop stores... and to an extent the flat nature of the Warhammer Rulebook pictures. They may be eye level, but the miniatures don't look like they are truly apart of the enviorment. Forge World is the general exception with their Photoshopped pictures...
Black Library - Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders
Demetrius Katafalque, 1st Chapter Master, former Captain
Abadiah, Chapter Master
Quesiah Ichabod, Chapter Master
Shiloh Gideon, Corpus-Captain
Thaddeus, Corpus-Captain, 5th Company (deceased)
Zachariah Kersh, Corpus-Captain, Scourge, 5th Company
Bartimeus, Corpus-Commander of the Angelica Mortis
Santiarch Balshazar, Chaplain
Shadrath, Chaplain, 5th Company
Melmoch, Librarian, 5th Company
Absalom, Lord Apothecary (formerly 2nd Company)
Ezrachi, Apothecary, 5th Company
Dancred, Techmarine, Frater Astrotechnicus, 5th Company
Tiberias, Brother, Vanguard, 1st Company
Micah, Brother-Contego, Chapter Champion, 5th Company
Toralech, Brother, Company Banner Bearer, 5th Company (deceased)
Novah, Brother, Company Banner Bearer, 5th Company
Uriah Shase, Chief Whip, Squad Cicatrix, 5th Company
Ishmael, Squad Whip, Squad Castigir, 5th Company
Joachim, Squad Whip, Squad Censura, 5th Company
Etham, Second Whip, Squad Castigir, 5th Company
Scarioch, Second Whip, Squad Censura, 5th Company
Azareth, Second Whip, 5th Company
Levi, Brother, Squad Castigir, 5th Company
Kale, Brother, Squad Castigir, 5th Company
Nebuzar, Brother, Squad Castigir, 5th Company
Simeon, Brother, 5th Company
Lemuel, Brother, 5th Company
Ebenezar, Brother, 5th Company
Tycharias, Brother, 5th Company
Moliath, Brother, 5th Company
Ashkelon, Brother, 5th Company
Boaz, Brother, 5th Company
Salamis, Brother, 5th Company
Benzoheth, Brother, 5th Company
Damaris, Brother, 5th Company
Judah, Brother, 5th Company
Zurion, Brother, 5th Company
Eliam, Brother, 5th Company
Thanial, Squad Whip
Usachar, Veteran Squad Whip
Silas Keturah, Veteran Squad Whip, Squad Contritus, 10th Company
Omar, Neophyte, 10th Company
Kush, Neophyte, 10th Company
Taanach, Neophyte, 10th Company
Iscarion, Neophyte, 10th Company
Cerberus, Battle Barge
Angelica Mortis, Strike Cruiser, 5th Company
Inwitian, Thunderhawk, destroyed on Ignis Prime
Flagellant, Thunderhawk, damaged beyond repair on Ignis Prime
Demetrius Katafalque III, Thunderhawk
Punisher, Thunderfire Cannon
Lentigo, Eschara's largest moon
The Architecture of Agony by Demetrius Katafalque
Damnation Calling by Zachariah Kersh, Chapter Master
Rites of Battle
Trial by the Blade
Chapter Colours: Ivory
Chapter Symbol: The Stigmartyr is the emblem that the Chapter adopted as its own. A gauntleted fist clenching the length of a thunderbolt-shaped scar.
Reference: The Exoriators are attrition fighters. Their reputation is for fearsome feats of stamina and attrition. They stand their ground and fight, no matter the odds.
Reference: The Codex Astartes records the Excoriators as created from the ranks of the Imperial Fists post-Heresy, during the dark days of the Second Founding. This in recognition of their stalwart defence of the Imperial Palace during the Siege of Terra.
Reference: Excoriators are listed in the Mythos Angelica Mortis as one of the Astartes Praeses, those Space Marine Chapters charged with the solemn duty of guarding the Eye of Terror and the vulnerable regions of Imperial space bordering.
Reference: Dorn himself entrusted the Excoriators with the Chapter's Sacred Standard over ten thousand years ago. It displays the Second Founding’s decree and is threaded with the honours of every battle fought in their long, bloody history. It carries the distinctia of the Astartes Praeses and their service in garrisoning the Ocularis Terribus. It also bears the Stigmartyr.
Reference: The Darkness is a genetic deficiency. When the Darkness takes an Excoriator it might appear as wretched palsy: the slackness of the jaw, the tremor of the limb, the blankness of the eye. But those who survive it report the experience as a living nightmare, a sleeping wakefulness in which they relive the bottomless woe of Dorn’s most trying time – the grievous loss of the Emperor. It is both a genetic blessing and a curse.
Reference: Chapter Master Demetrius Katafalque favoured Rogal Dorn's practice of flagellation as a form of martial communion and as purification of the soul [p 87]. Excoriators purge Rogal Dorn's weakness and their own through the Rites of Castigation and the Wearing of Dorn’s Mantle [p 63].
Reference: The Feast of Blades commemorates Rogal Dorn's decision to break up his Legion as the Codex Astartes instructed. Dorn chose the Iron Warriors fortress known as the Eternal Fortress [Iron Cage] on Sebastus IV as the instrument upon which to break his Legion and remake it a multitude of Chapters.
Reference: Tradition dictates the Feasts of Blades are centennial – at least centennial. It is the right of the reigning Chapter to call a Feast before its time.
Reference: All combatants wear the old Legion’s colours in the Cage, a sign of symbolic unity.
Reference: Rogal Dorn broke the blade he’d used on Horus’s barge, after it had failed to protect his Emperor. His second sword, the “Sword of Sebastus” or the Dornsblade, emerged with the primarch from the Iron Cage. It is one of Dorn's Sons most revered artefacts. The Chapter that wins the Feast has the honour of retaining the blade and the solemn duty of presenting it at the next Feast.