@ Brotheralexos: yes they do, only a little bit of greenstuffing at the ars and head and thats it. The ex-arbites is actually not in the guard, I've been thinking about what kind of background the rogue traders will get, and I decided that they are stuck on this planet after their spaceship has been destroyed. They hang around the guard to increase their survivability.
@ Coyote: I think I'm going to use the knights errant as a base, with cadian tosro's and left arms, and men at arms heads. I will maybe try to scupt some gasmasks for them.
I've been working on some fluff this weekend, so here it is:
Bretton is an agri-world with a small forge moon circling it. It exists of large plains, numerous forests and small lakes. Across the landscape are small farms and settlements. These lower plains are called the “Chairas”. Towering above the Chairas, are the so called “Audesseu”, steep sloped mountains with huge flat tops. These mountains are spread evenly over the planet. The history of the Audesseu’ is unknown, although it is said that they were the city’s of the planets earlier inhabitants. On those flat tops are large city’s where the planets higher classes live, the “Kings”. Every firstborn son of a King gets send to the “Gryphon Academy” in the planets capitol city Cabessia. There he shall be taught about all aspects of war, from knife fighting to leading armies on system wide scale. If an individual is not good enough and gets fired from the Academy he will continue his live as a “Echec”, an outcast.
At the age of fifteen the best students the Academy has to offer will be selected to join the ranks of the “Gryphon Kings”. The Gryphon Kings are a space marine chapter famous across the Charadon sector for their fierceness and pride. They do not follow the Codex Astartes, and field ten battle company’s and one “Knight company”, wich acts as first veteran company. The Gryphon Kings do not field terminator armor. Those not selected will become commander of one of the many imperial guard regiments that are recruited from the Chairas. Every settlement has to pay a tax to the “Guild of Kings” which is the government of Bretton. This tax can be paid with money, materials, food or recruits. Because Bretton is a large planet and there are about 2 to 3 setlements in every 5 square kilometres, there are many new recruits for the imperial guard. This is also needed for the Bretton system lies close to the Charadon empire, and many nearby planets are constantly under the tread of the Orks. Because the furiosity of the Ork attacks, there are always new regiments being raised. Estimates are that Bretton has send over a hundred times its entire population to the Charadon frontier. This is certainly a huge amount, even in the long time since the planets colonisation.
The Imperial Guard regiments raised on Bretton are called the Brettonian Guard , and are known across the Charadon sector for their pride and resolute leaders.
Central in the life of the Brettonians is the Emperor, and the knowledge that “The Emperor Protects”.
Even the smallest settlement on Bretton has an so called “Shield Chappel” where there can be prayed to the Emperor and for His protection. This is why many of the Brettonian Guard have small shield amulets and signs, so that they can pray for the emperor’s protection in the middle of an campaign. It is also seen that vehicle crews decorate their tanks with large shields, and most banners have the shape of an shield on it.
The forge-moon cirkling Bretton is very small and has not enough production capacity to get all the Brettonian Guard regiments the proper equipment, so most Guardsmen have brought some equipment of their own, wich is why there is no standard uniform in the Brettonian Guard.
On Bretton, there is one Audesseu that stands taller and steeper as all others, called “Casa de
Gryphos” wich means Home of Gryphons. On top of this mountain stands the fortress monastry of the Gryphon Kings. The Hall of Gryphons.
This is where the chapter settled after its founding and met the Gryphons. The Gryphons are giant half-eagle, half –lion creatures. Largest, pridest, fiercest and most majestic of all Gryphons are the Concorde Gryphons. They only live on the slopes of Case de
Gryphos. And were the first to meet the former Brothers of Feroz on top of Casa de
Gryphos. Feroz, founder of the Brothers of Feroz and its first Chapter Master, met the largest and most majestic of all Concorde Gryphons called Furioz, King of Gryphons. It is told that this particular Gryphon could actually speak inside your head.
All who were present on that holy day could see that it was meant to be that Feroz and Furioz met. On that day, Feroz and Furioz forged a bond and from that day onward the Brothers of Feroz would be known as the Gryphon Kings. Feroz abandoned the Codex Astartes and reorganised the chapter. From now on, every Gryphon King who reached veteran status is allowed to forge a bond with one of the Concordes, and ride to battle with them as part of the first company.
After Feroz and Furioz died at the Gryssiam massacre, by the hands of Perfora, lord-psyker of the Sons of Perfora, every new Chapter Master rode to war on a new King of Gryphons.
Not all the Gryphon Kings believe Feroz and Furioz really died at Gyssiam, they believe he still chases Perfora in the Eye of Terror to have his revenge for all the Gryphon Kings who died at Gryssiam. When the Sons of Perfora are defeated, they will return to the chapter to lead it into victory again.
I think the next part of fluff will be the Gyssiam Massacre or something in that direction.
For those not interested in the fluff: pics (also for those who actually are interested)
Here is first of the heavy weapon teams. I gave it some shields (the emperor protects) and, of course, wheels. Just how is somebody able to carry the normal gw
They are lego wheals, cause they did best resemble the medieval look. On the inside of the shields are a converted lasgun I call the lascarbine, and a little text.
The standing guy is magnetised so he can double as a wound token.
And here; a sentinel!
I really like the sentinel, it looks really cool and is really posable to. There are a lot of weapons on the sprue (more dakka fur them orks
I've put a shield on the front, to continue the army theme. Magnetised some of the weapons, and kept some of his posabillity by not glueing the legs to the body.
Its still WIP
cause I need to build a roof from platicard.
I also made a third Rogue Trader called Soap.
He is some kind of cool guy with cool gun, nothing special. (except for the mohawk ofcourse).
Comments apreciated, on the fluff and pics.
I've also got a question: what coloursheme do you think I should use for the Brettonian Guard?
I ask you cause I'm not yet sure, so many options.