Sons of Aeon

Building a Space Marine Chapter for Beginners

Building the Veteran 1st Company (Infernus)

March4

So every great army has to start somewhere, and i can think of no better place to start than designing and building the Sons of Aeon 1st Company – Infernus.

The Infernus company is the spear head for a Sons of Aeon invasion force, providing the ‘Shock and Awe’ that will typically break an enemies spirit before the main battle companies join the fray. Often the very sight of Infernus company deepstriking into the heart of the enemy is enough to secure a surrender, and if that’s not enough then Infernus unleashes hell.

All the members of Infernus are veterans clad in terminator armour, and are structured into smaller 5 man squads that are highly competitive with each other.

Infernus Company looks a bit like this.

HQ – Lazarus Magnus Master of Infernus Company

Elite – Lazarus’ Terminator Squad – 5 Assault Terminators (Includes 1st Company Apothecary and Company Banner)

HQ – Amael InvictusLibrarian of the Fleet (Wearing Terminator Armour)

Elite Venerable Brother Septimus (Dreadnought and Drop Pod)

Elite - Venerable Brother Vidius (Dreadnought and Drop Pod)

Troop 1 - 5 Assault Terminator Squad

Troop 2 - 5 Terminator Squad

Troop 3 - 5 Terminator Squad

Troop 4 - 5 Terminator Squad

Troop 5 - 5 Terminator Squad

Troop 6 - 5 Terminator Squad

Heavy Support 1 – Land Raider Crusader (Command Vehicle) 

Heavy Support 2 – Land Raider Crusader

Heavy Support 3 – Vindicator

When pointed up* the above list comes out at 3000pts exactly, and there is a really nice 2000pts list in there as well. This list will use the Dark Angels Codex, and from a rules standpoint is based on Deathwing Company.

*I highly recommend Lone Wolfs Army Builder for pointing up concept lists.

At first glance this looks like a hard ass list, but I’m pretty sure its not going to be as ‘cheesy’ as it looks. There are not a lot of models, and some bad dice rolls could well bode badly for Infernus Company, but if they get into close combat – that will be a sight to behold!

So this is the starting point for the Sons of Aeon (from a modelling point of view), I will now order up the parts listed above and set my self the challenge of constructing and painting the Infernus Company.

Pictures will follow soon :o )

 

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13 Comments to

“Building the Veteran 1st Company (Infernus)”

  1. On March 4th, 2009 at 10:40 pm Captain Maleus Says:

    So your Sternguard and Vanguard Veterans are included to the other Companies, like the Veterans of the Dark Angels? If so, your chapter could be a second founding chapter from the Dark Angels Legion.

  2. On March 5th, 2009 at 8:24 pm Warzan Says:

    I’m not fully decided what role Sternguard or Vanguard will play (if any!). I haven’t detailed exactly how the chapter was founded yet (it may be deliberately kept vague), but I have been outlining the basics of this that I’m hoping to craft into a bit of a short story.

    Its worth remembering the following though:

    The Sons of Aeon were founded to take on the role of seeking out new worlds and spearheading their invasions (or joining with the imperium).

    The founding may well have taken place before the Horus Heresy (but they played no part as they were too far away).

    They exist solely on the capital ship Aeon and its fleet (they have no homeworld and as such are completely self reliant with their own forge ship manned by Adeptus Mechanicus)

    There may have been more than one founding chapter involved in the creation of the Sons of Aeon, which goes some way to explaining the more unorthodox aspects of the chapter and its structure.

    As the fluff and the army lists come together better I do plan on creating a MiniDex, but it will be designed so armies created with it will be ‘Legal’

  3. On March 26th, 2009 at 9:37 am David Eaton Says:

    Hi

    I would just like to let you know if you have your founding pre Heresy your founding would have to be a Legion of which there were only 20 Legions with information and 2 that have been lost or deleted from imp records if you plan on making your legion one of the lost then you would be running into issues?

    But if you go Posted Heresy you have a really good plan(story) all i think you need is a core Enemy

  4. On March 26th, 2009 at 9:53 am Warzan Says:

    Hi David

    Thanks for the comment!

    Things have been a little quiet on here while i’ve been doing some research (Understanding Pre Heresy – The Horus Heresy itself and the events afterwards)

    I think your exactly right, the Sons of Aeon would have been established after the heresy (possibly from a mix of geneseed as chapters were no longer so Primarch centred) and were charged with an expedition to extend the boundries of the imperium into the far northern sectors of the galaxy. As I see it after the heresy the business of the imperium had to get back underway, and new expeditionary fleets would have been dispatched to far reaches of the galaxy to continue the expansion.

    Their core enemy is a bit up in the air at the moment but they do ’stumble’ across an enormous tyranid fleet ‘The Hive Fleet Boreus’.

    There is also the story of the 5th company who were lost in the warp to thrash out but i’m in no panic on that front.

    Thanks for the post David, i appreciate your input matey!

  5. On March 26th, 2009 at 10:18 am David Eaton Says:

    Sounds cool

    Would you be able to give me some feedback on my chapter?

    I am currently working on my own chapter which is a second or third founding of Dark Angels but with Blood Raven influences they were know as the Scorpions. But the think that sets them apart from other chapters is that they are fully mobile and a standard squad is made up of 6 men not 10 (This give me an issue as the empires Children are set up the same).

    I am using the Necron’s as there enemy. Reason for this is that there Home world is a Tome World this lead to them have to leave there world. They became know as the Tome Scorpion. They now search the galaxy for a way of destroying the Necron’s one and for all.

    Sorry I do tend to go on a bit so what you think

  6. On March 26th, 2009 at 12:03 pm Warzan Says:

    There are some really fascinating nuggets of info in there.

    Im assuming you are playing with the dark angels codex. The Six Man squads is very interesting as you could attach them all to razorbacks, which is good mobility coupled with a fair bit of defence and firepower.

    Its a nice touch them actually coming from a Necron Tomb Planet, im sure the awakening of the Necrons must have led to an Apocalyptic Battle, perhaps the casualties were very large and they were reinforced by the Blood Ravens (Hence the link).

    I would like to suggest the following that might be cool:

    1) The ‘Battle of the Awakening’ would have been huge. Your Casualties would have been very high, the blood ravens would have been the closest allies and would have reinforced the Scorpions. (This is where the blood raven link can come to play as some stayed with the reminants of the chapter after the battle)

    In the last days of the battle the necrons who where finally losing retreated and detonated ’somthing’ deep within the planet – destroying it.

    The chapter was renamed in honour of the lost world and has since become specialist necron hunters (Revenge is a word seldom used among space marines but you cannot stop some emotions).

    So the Tomb Scorpions emerge, they have Necrons as their prefered enemy (not in tournaments but should be fine with your local players).

    This could be a fascinating story David, and there are loads of possibilities for where they went and what they did after the ‘Battle of Awakening’

    (Destroying the home world completely will help you fluff wise as space marines are highly unlikely to leave a world inhabited with xenos)

    Anyway these are just a couple of ideas, i would really like to hear more about your chapter!

  7. On March 26th, 2009 at 1:44 pm David Eaton Says:

    I have a load of information would it be ok to post it? or would you like me to e-mail it?

  8. On March 28th, 2009 at 2:01 am Captain Maleus Says:

    I don’t think any Space Marine chapter send some Marines to “fill up the ranks” of another chapter. There are so few, no one can be spare. This is why so many chapters are gone lost.

    You want a link to the Blood Ravens? The Adeptus Terra, responcible for new Space Marine foundings, could’ve been dicided to honor the Blood Ravens because of their victorys in the past, with a new founded Space Marine chapter from their genseed. Unlikely but possible.

    Essencial for all chapters is the way to get new Neophytes. Played Dawn of War 2? The Blood Ravens are defending the System, because they their recruits are from this world. So loosing the planet to the enemy is equal to loosing the chapter.

    So you have to be carefull to decide loosing your home system. Usually most of the Neophytes come from the chapters home system (if the chapter has one). No Neophytes, no Marines, no chapter…

  9. On March 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm Warzan Says:

    Hi C Maleus,

    I’m not so sure that it’s as clear cut as that. There is alot of brotherhood even between space marine chapters and one (at full strength) may well decide to help out a brother chapter that has suffered great losses at the hands of an enemy. It may not happen often but i’m not sure i would discount the possibility completely. Neophytes as I understand it do not nessesarily have to be recruited from a chapters own ‘fortress world’. I was reading some Black Templars fluff recently and they seemed to recruit from worlds that they discovered that had ‘good man stock’ and after putting the men through a trail a small number of them were recruited to the chapter.

    So while 40k does seem to have a number of ‘constructs’ within the fluff, i (personally) am inclined to explore the edges a little bit more and not rely so heavily on the obvious. I’m hoping that it will make for better stories (and ultimately better games) as it develops.

    So for my own chapter the more i research the more I’m understanding that my chapters story will centre on relationships, tragedy, hope, sacrifice and emotional elements rather than alot of the structured elements that seem to form a backbone that i find a little to ridged.

    The Galaxy is a big place :o )

  10. On March 30th, 2009 at 10:33 am David Eaton Says:

    Hi C Maleus

    I know what you mean but I have set my chapter up to be dying so to make the back story (fluff) that but more interesting. It’s the hole losing battle but still fighting never the less. The fact that the chapter is dying is a large part of the design, things like they are only squads of 6 rather than 10 and that there is only now 7 companies (as the 1st 2nd and 10th were totally devastated) rather than the normal 10. Also very limited scouting ability only 10 squads in total with only 5 men in each. So in then end the chapter will die but when and where no one knows?

  11. On March 30th, 2009 at 10:53 am Warzan Says:

    That is an even more interesting take – The story of a dying chapter, very cool.

    Its really good to get the chance to have this discusion with you chaps about the ins and outs of chapter building.

    Thanks again!

  12. On July 31st, 2009 at 10:16 am chaptermaster cassander thrais Says:

    just wanted to say something i found that when i was createing my own chapter that some chapters were created after the originals eg blood ravens. just thought i would say

  13. On November 21st, 2009 at 1:57 pm commisar tadhg Says:

    i was wondering if you had thought of using kill teams?

    you said the chapter came across a large tyranid fleet so because of your dwindling numbers you have no chance to destroy the nids so you send and emergency message to any and all chapters to send reinforcements

    each chapter gathers together some type of support and sends it to help

    after youve destroyed the tyranids the the chapters honour you by allowing the sent support to be kept

    so squads armour all sorts. so your geneseed is very varied and has no specific ties

    chapters have been recorded to sdend support to variouse places of need in the past

    sorry it was a bit long lol

    ps well done on the work youve done so far

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