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Old 13 May 2010, 18:26   #1 (permalink)
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Ok a while back some of us thought to establish a semi-official Tau Online Chapter. We had a color scheme, background, a fair size roster, & a name: the ROSEN KNIGHTS. Then our esteemed leader was lost in a mine, members disappeared & I myself lost access to the internet. So we atrophied & died out.

Now its 5th edition & nearly every SM codex has been updated so I propose an update to refound the Rosen Knights.
  • Update fluff. I say we keep the last thing we had, throw in a cataclysm & start from there.
  • Unlike before there will be no restrictions on what you wish to field, i.e. Librarians.
  • Codex: Black Templars will be the template for standard companies called Fighting Companies.
  • Any loyalist codex is usable as alternatives or to represent a specific Company i.e. Blood Angels=Assault Company, C:SM=Scout Company.
  • Faction specific units are not encouraged unless suitably justified: i.e. no Baal Predators or Mortis Dreadnoughts, but like say Death Company can represent mutations similar to Black Dragon's Dragon Claws or Mantis Warriors' Mantis Religioso.
  • Companies are distinguished by the color of their shoulder trim.

Any other contributions/suggestions are appreciated.

If you want to join in pick a number & color. These will be your company number & shoulder trim color respectively. We use the scheme presented by Wargamer below. See this wonderful guide by Thantos for advice. Please note the 1st Company is currently reserved for a Veteran army a la Deathwing or Wolfwing.

The chapter symbol is a rose with a sword imposed over it. So long as there's still a rose & sword your company may have a variant like say 2 swords crossed over a rose.

There is currently no official cloth color so if you include robes or tabards pick another color as well. It can be the same as another member.

Once you're in just create an army with RK colors. WIP blogs, pics, batreps & stories are all welcome & encouraged.

The roster has been wiped of inactive members. This list will be updated to reflect the current roster. Fluff on the Company can be read by clicking the corresponding number. Any project logs can be seen by clicking the Company's trim color
Current Rosen Knights roster:
[table][tr][td]Company (marshall) - [/td][td]TO status / RK status [/td][td]/ color [/td][td]/ source[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]1st (Empty) - [/td][td]vacant / available [/td][td]/ ? [/td][td]/ (Deathwing or Wolfwing)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]2nd (Skeith) - [/td][td]active / working on models [/td][td]/ Goblin Green [/td][td]/ Space Marines[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]3rd (D Black) - [/td][td]active / new recruit [/td][td]/ Skull White [/td][td]/ Blood Angels[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]4th (Jerhico) - [/td][td]active / waiting to get settled [/td][td]/ Chaos Black [/td][td]/ Blood Angels[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]5th (Empty) - [/td][td]vacant / available [/td][td]/ ? [/td][td]/ ?[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]6th (Chris the Ninja) - [/td][td]active / got reinforced [/td][td]/ Gold [/td][td]/ Space Wolves[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]7th (Malus Trux) - [/td][td]active / reconstruction[/td][td]/ Fiery Orange[/td][td]/ Black Templars[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]8th (Empty) - [/td][td]vacant / available [/td][td]/ ? [/td][td]/ ?[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]9th (HijiriOni) - [/td][td]active / new recruit [/td][td]/ Dark Blue [/td][td]/ Blood Angels[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]10th (Valten) - [/td][td]active / on hold [/td][td]/ ? [/td][td]/ Space Wolves[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]11th (wesswll) - [/td][td]active / new recruit [/td][td]/ Ice Blue [/td][td]/ Space Marines[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]12th (Wargamer) - [/td][td]active / working on fluff [/td][td]/ Silver [/td][td]/ Black Templars[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]13th (Lord Brunswick) - [/td][td]active / reconstruction [/td][td]/ Grey [/td][td]/ Space Wolves[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]14th (Empty) - [/td][td]vacant / available [/td][td]/ ? [/td][td]/ ?[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]15th (MindFreak) - [/td][td]active / new recruit [/td][td]/ Blood Red [/td][td]/ C:SM (Scout Company)[/td][/tr][/table]

Origins:

The Rosen Crown:
In the closing years of .M36, a great crusade was undertaken by the Imperium of man. Almost two thousand Space Marines from hundreds of Chapters participated in the epic campaign that waged for over a century, cumulating in the Liberation of Retharim.

Within the towering walls of the city, an artefact of great power was discovered; the Rosen Crown. As the priests of the Ecclessiarchy escorted this relic back to the landing fields, dark warriors emerged from the shadows. They killed the relic-bearer and his retinue, stole the Rosen Crown, and fled into the darkness. Enraged, the Space Marines gave chase, but the attackers broke through the Imperial blockade and fled the system. Reeling from this insult to their honour, and the blow to their pride, many Space Marines swore an oath to the Emperor; they would not rest, nor return to their Chapter, until the Rosen Crown was found.

For centuries, these warriors hunted for their quarry. However, time took its toll, and their numbers dwindled. Though other Space Marines pledged themselves to this communal Crusade, many feared it would only end in failure. The Astartes had few supplies remaining, their vehicles were becoming difficult to maintain, and their fleet was in tatters. It seemed their honour would go unavenged.

It was then the Emperor gave them a sign. Upon the world of Koranos, the Astartes discovered the Rosen Crown once more, and made ready to end their long campaign. Without warning, the heavens broke open, discharging a time-scarred vessel of the Black Templars. Thought lost to the Warp, the Templars joined the Crusading Marines, and together they stormed the planet. In a bloody battle that lasted for two weeks, the Rosen Crown was at last reclaimed.

It was then that discussions began as to how the Astartes should proceed. All of the Marines were lost, separated from their parent Chapter. When the Templars learned of the long struggle to recover the Crown, they vowed this ancient relic would never again fall into enemy hands. They pledged the oaths their fellow Astartes once had, and became the Rosen Knights.

Proselytes:
The Rosen Knights are not alone in their great crusade; many Chapters offer warriors to the cause of recovering the lost artefacts of the Imperium. Warriors from other Chapters who serve the Rosen Knights are known as Proselytes, to distinguish them from their Initiate brethren.

The number of Proselytes within the Rosen Knights at any one time can vary greatly, but there are always significant numbers of them. Indeed, it is not unheard of for entire companies to be made up entirely of Proselyte warriors!

Typically, a Proselyte will serve the Rosen Knights in order to achieve a specific undertaking or quest, such as the slaying of a mighty adversary or the rediscovery of a holy relic. Once their quest is complete, the Proselyte will return to their home Chapter. There are rare instances, however, where a Proselyte will not leave the Rosen Knights. One such example is Brother Azekal of the Grey Ravens, whose Chapter embarked on a Penitent Crusade in his absence. In such a situation, the Proselyte will be ritually inducted into the Chapter proper, and is considered an Initiate from that day onward.

The Rosen Companies:
Due to their unorthadox founding and self-devised battle doctrine, the Rosen Knights deviate from the Codex Astartes in many significant ways. One of the most notable is their Company structure.

The number of Companies within the Rosen Knights is not fixed, waxing as new recruits and Proselytes enter the Chapter, then waning as casualties mount and questing outsiders return to their home Chapters. However, it is estimates there are an average of fifteen Companies in existance at any one time, each containing up to a hundred and twenty Space Marines.

Unlike other Chapters, the Rosen Knights do not have a fixed Company structure. Whilst the First Company is always present, forming a veteran cadre as in a Codex Chapter, the other Companies are disbanded and reformed as needed. A Company is founded whenever a Crusade worthy of the Rosen Knights is discovered, and a Marshal is appointed to lead the Company to war. Once their mission is complete, the Marshal can choose to disband the Company, or redirect them onto a new Quest.

Because of this system of constant reform, the Companies of the Rosen Knights often display marked differences in tactics and doctrine to one another; a Company made up mostly of Proselytes, for example, might adhere to the Codex Astartes very strictly. By contrast, a Company made solely of Rosen Knights will eschew the Codex Astartes and fight by their own doctrine.
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I am game for resuming the Rosen Knights, although I feel they should stick with one Codex - it just makes more sense!

I also have a concept colour scheme for the Rosen Knights. What do you think?

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Not a bad scheme, how do I get in on this?
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Old 13 May 2010, 20:14   #4 (permalink)
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I am game for resuming the Rosen Knights, although I feel they should stick with one Codex - it just makes more sense!

I also have a concept colour scheme for the Rosen Knights. What do you think?
I agree that one codex makes it a LOT simpler, the people using other codexes to represent specific companies. Deathwing represented the Veteran company, we had a Scout company using C:SM & in the end I was making an Assault company using Blood Angels. With the new BA codex it'd be even easier to do so but now I'm leaning to using the Black Templar codex as it was the majority codex before. Also I think some people fielded regular Battle Companies as Fighting Companies weren't their style.

BTW I like the scheme. I have no objections to using that instead of our old one.

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Not a bad scheme, how do I get in on this?
Easy. Pick a number & a color. The number will be your company while the color will be your shoulder trim color. If I remember correctly you could pick any color for robes/tabards/hoods as no one could agree on that one. Pick whatever cause I think the only ones still around are Wargamer, Chris & myself. If Chris rejoins us he's got dibs on the 6th company & gold but if he doesn't they'll be up for grabs as well.

After that just start up an army with the color scheme. Pics, battle reps, stories & WIP blogs are welcome as well.
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I'm game for continuing with the 6th company!... However, can i change my base to the Space Puppies codex? I can start work on the army again next month... I kinda sold it before. :P If i'm gunna start again, may aswell use a whole new army...
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Could I join as 16th Marshall? I didn't know if this was only for previous people, or open to new ones. If I can join, I'd like my color to be Ice Blue, and my source to be Codex: Space Marines.
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I should read more fluff...
Dark Green with Dark Blue trim with Red/Silver Accents (Lenses Red, Metal Bits Silver)

Assault Company or Bike Company
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Ok I did some searching & turns out only John Snow has posted this year & that was back in February. I've sent him a PM about us. If he doesn't join us in a couple of months we'll free up his company & color. Everything else has been freed up so pick any vacant slot & I'll update the list. The only restriction I'd like to have in place is if you wish to take the place of the 1st company please use either a Deathwing or Wolfwing list. After all they are supposed to be the veteran company.

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I'm game for continuing with the 6th company!... However, can i change my base to the Space Puppies codex? I can start work on the army again next month... I kinda sold it before. :P If i'm gunna start again, may aswell use a whole new army...
Hooray! Welcome back brother.

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Could I join as 16th Marshall? I didn't know if this was only for previous people, or open to new ones. If I can join, I'd like my color to be Ice Blue, and my source to be Codex: Space Marines.
Its open to anyone. I've freed the slots up to clear up things a bit. Keep your color but pick a lower number if you would. We'll expand to the higher numbers as needed.

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Dark Green with Dark Blue trim with Red/Silver Accents (Lenses Red, Metal Bits Silver)

Assault Company or Bike Company
Um I'm not sure what's your color. Remember your color determines your shoulder pad's trim. Kinda like how Raven Guard distinguishes its squad types or Blood Angels sets apart its sarges.
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That's sort of what I meant by my description. So if there is allready dedicated company trims and this armor meets one of them I'd like that number.
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You do not reinvent and entirely new colour scheme for each Company - you merely choose a 'trim' colour for the shoulders and the rest remains unchanged.
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