Monday, October 18, 2010

Blood Angels 3rd Company - WIP

So, after a bit of inspiration and thought, I've decided that after I pick up the remaining bits of my Blood Angels army in February, I will take my army more seriously (and get to painting!). In the mean time, I have finally come up with names for the sergeants and characters in my Company, and have listed out it's contents here. This thread will be updated with progress on getting the Company organized, built, painted, and photographed.


Blood Angels 3rd Company


930.M41 Day of the Swordwind.
Only the stalwart actions of the Blood Angels 3rd Company preserve Explorator Station Ghosa Prime from the unprovoked fury of the Biel-Tann Eldar.

941.M41 The Second Battle for Armageddon.
Waaagh! Ghazghkull descends upon the hive world of Armageddon. The Blood Angels are one of three Space Marine Chapters to respond. Such is Commander Dante's reputation that Tu'shan of the Salamanders and Marneus Calgar of the Ultra marines cede overall command to him. Fighting is fierce in and around the hive cities, with the determination of the defenders matched only by the unremitting battle-lust of the Orks. The Blood Angels bear the brunt of the close-quarter fighting, chiefly because only the overcharged engines of their Lucifer-class Rhinos can hope to keep pace with the roaming convoys of Ork Trukks and Battlewagons. The tactical maneuverability of the Blood Angels proves to be crucial in the later stages of the campaign. The 3rd Company, under the command of the newly promoted Captain Erasmus Tycho, forms the heart of an armoured spearhead that cripples the chief Ork supply lines, leaving the Waaagh I 's Mekboyz without the necessary gubbins and gears to keep the massive Skullhammas and Stompas fully operational. With its 'eavy guns thus neutralised, the Waaagh I is finally broken before the towering walls of Tartarus Hive, where Dante and Tu'shan famously fight side by side against Ghazghkull's bodyguard.

955.M41 The Gehenna Campaign.
Commander Dante and the 3rd Company battle against the Necron Legions of the Silent King amidst the dusty wastes of Gehenna. For three weeks, neither side can seize the upper hand, with Dante's tactical brilliance stretched to its limits in countering the time-space manipulations of the Silent King.
The stalemate is broken only when a Tyranid splinter fleet enters orbit, forcing the two armies to break off hostilities and fight the common foe. The impromptu alliance proves to be the Tyranids' undoing. Following the final battle at Devil's Crag, Dante and the Silent King go their separate ways, both forces now too battleworn to guarantee victory over the other, and, at least for the Blood Angels, the idea of turning on those they had so recently fought alongside, a rather distasteful one.

995.M41 Beheading the Serpent.
Tycho's 3rd Company is one of many Space Marine strike forces that responds to the threat of Hive Fleet Jormungandr. Though Tycho leads his Battle-Brothers to several crucial victories, so reckless are his tactics that the Sanguinary Priests begin to fear for his sanity.

998,M41 The Third Battle for Armageddon.
Ghazghkull returns to the arid world at the head of another, vaster Waaaghl Over two dozen Space Marine Chapters respond this time, which is fortunate as the Blood Angels are forced to deploy much of their strength against the growing threat of Hive Fleet Leviathan. Nonetheless, honour demands that the Chapter provides assistance to beleaguered Armageddon and Dante sends his 3rd Company and a generous complement of support units. In the course of the campaign. Captain Tycho finally succumbs to the Black Rage and dies a valiant death on the outer walls of Hive Tempestora. Command of the 3rd Company passes to Galan Machiavi.


"Blood calls out to blood. so they say, Let us
spill that of our enemies with all due haste.
that we may hear its cry all the clearer,"

- Sergeant Arcula. Blood Angels 3rd Company

"When war is eternal. the blood of the foe
is the only coin that can enrich a warrior.
and the glory of victory holds the only hope
of final redemption."

- Brother Zargo. Blood Angels 3rd Company

Force Roster

Captain Machiavi
Chaplain Tiberius
Sanguinary Priest Phaelon
Honor Guard

Sgt. Decimus – Tactical Squad 1
Sgt. Arcula – Tactical Squad 2
Sgt. Nereus – Tactical Squad 3
Sgt. Quintus – Tactical Squad 4
Sgt. Gaius – Tactical Squad 5
Sgt. Karpos – Tactical Squad 6

Sgt. Marcus – Assault Squad 1
Sgt. Kallias – Assault Squad 2

Sgt. Galenos – Devastator Squad 1
Sgt. Alcaeus – Devastator Squad 2

Dreadnoughts: Ares, Zeus, Orion, and Tychian

Support Units:
6th Company Bike Squad 1 - Sgt. Claudius
6th Company Bike Squad 2 - Sgt. Julius
6th Company Bike Squad 3 - Sgt. Valerian
1st Company Vanguard Veteran Squad 1 - Sgt. Aetos
1st Company Vanguard Veteran Squad 2 - Sgt. Kiron
1st Company Terminator Squad 1 - Sgt. Thaddeus
1st Company Terminator Squad 2 - Sgt. Damian
1st Company Terminator Squad 3 - Sgt. Zeth
1st Company Terminator Squad 4 - Sgt. Evander
1st Company Terminator Squad 5 - Sgt. Proteus
1st Company Terminator Squad 6 - Sgt. Bastiaan
1st Company Terminator Squad 7 - Sgt. Gideon (SH)
1st Company Terminator Squad 8 - Sgt. Avram
1st Company Terminator Squad 9 - Sgt. Lorenzo (SH)
1st Company Terminator Squad 10 - Sgt. Zarek
10th Company Scout Squad 1 - Sgt. Gordian
10th Company Scout Squad 2 - Sgt. Leon
10th Company Scout Squad 3 - Sgt. Donicus
10th Company Scout Squad 4 - Sgt. Otho
10th Company Scout Squad 5 - Sgt. Barrius
2 Sanguinary Guard Units
1 more Honor Guard Unit
4 Land Speeders
2 Vindicators
2 Baal Predators
1 Predator
2 Whirlwinds
2 Land Raiders
2 Furioso Dreadnoughts: Moriar, Thor
3 Furioso Librarians: Zeddicus, Alatar, Severus
10 Chaplains
4 Librarians

Chief Librarian Mephiston, Lord of Death
Commander Dante
Captain Tycho
Chaplain Lemartes, Guardian of the Lost
The Sanguinor
High Chaplain Astorath the Grim, Redeemer of the Lost
Brother Corbulo, Sanguinary High Priest


  1. We're friends of Norm (Gorean) from southern California. We know his parents live out here, but cannot remember the city. Do you know where/when Norm was buried?

    PS Thank you for the touching memorial.


  2. I believe you posted this comment on the wrong post, however, I'll still gladly answer your question. Unfortunately, that tombstone is a fake image that I threw together from a tombstone generator on the internet. No offense was meant by it, I just like to have pictures at the top of every post I make. I believe he will be cremated in the following week (if it hasn't been done already) and I think his remains will be shipped to his family. As for where his parents live, many of us were completely unaware of where his daughter and parents reside. He kind of kept that type of information to himself.

  3. Dave, I found the reference to Norm through google & didn't know where or to whom else to direct the question about Norm's funeral arrangements, so I posted here. My Marine and I rode with Norm several times on the annual Laughlin Harley run and Norm would stay at Paul's house in the San Fernando Valley when there was a local Legion VI fete and Paul at his apartment in Aurora on his return from Sturgis. But darn our memories, we cannot remember where his parents, who must be in there late 70s at least, live :( I was hoping you'd know. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Perhaps I can find out through the VA. Paul and Norm served in the reserves together. Regards, Carolyn
    PS If you'd give me your e-mail address, I can communicate with you that way, if you'd prefer? Mine is: