Thursday, 24 July 2014

Word Bearer Characters

Hi all

With the coming campaign just round the corner, I would like to share with you guys what characters I am planing on doing for my word bearers, and maybe get a little advise.

Now I would be stupid not to use the characters that forge world have been nice enough to do for me, so Erebus and Kor Phaeron will be making appearances. So that just leaves two more to do.

Since I am not very good or a fan of just making new people up, I done some research to try and fine some reasonably unknown characters that would have played a big part in the pre heresy word bearers. I came across some 2 people that I found quite intriguing. Halik-gar and Maedro Vessar. Both of these are mentioned in the forge world Horus Heresy books. 



Halik-gar 
It states that Halik-gar was the High Herald of the legion and the commander before they were reunited with Lorgar. So straight away I was interested. It also states that a Herald was clad in black armour, his face hidden by a skull helm and bearing the eagle-winged mace. Now remember earlier when I said that I was looking for a little advise? The reason for this is because I am very inexperienced with playing Space Marines, so I was  looking for advise in what kind of HQ this guy should be and what should I equip him with, are there any eagle-winged maces you know off?

Maedro Vessar
For this guy, it just states that he is an iconoclast. Now I'm not sure if this just refers to the fact he is a word bearer as the legions informal name is the Iconoclast, or whether it is referring to the commander or an Ashen Circle squad, also know as an Iconoclast. Which that in mind I though it would be a good idea to have a HQ who could be a leader of the Ashen Circle. So this guy would need to have a jump pack, but the rest could really be anything. So again, what kind of HQ do you think this guy should be and which what equipment? 

Please comment below as I would much appreciate to know what you guys think. 

Thank you and take care :-) 

Targel Vypus

14 comments:

  1. For Halik-gar you could use parts from a gw chaplain model and use him as a chaplain consul and for maedro vessar you could use whatever mk of armour and weapons and give him a jump pack and have him leading a unit of ashen circle. The parts you could use for the chaplain are the eagle mace and take the skull helmet from the night lords terror sqaud heads.

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    1. And use what ever mk of armour you want so maybe mk 4 armour

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  2. I agree that Halik-gar sounds very chapliny, I think that useing the Chaplin from the reclusiam box set and giveing him word bearer pads would look awsome.

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    1. You will need to check why mark of Armour it is though as I can't remember

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  3. The chaplains armour looks mk 4 ish and as mega nob said give him word bearer pads and he will look badass

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  4. Personally I have always preferred making my own characters, but these ones seem cool. I would ask FW for clarification around the Iconoclast conundrum, I know they would be happy to help!

    I completely agree with the above - use a Chaplain model, don't worry about what mk it is as long as you make it artificer armor (personal and unique). Hope this helps :)

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  5. Yea that's really kl thank you. I do have a body of Erebus, would this do?

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    1. Yeah definatly add a couple if chaplain parts and boom one Halik-gar

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  6. And what do you think the other guy should be equipped with? Should he have what the ashen have which is an axe and a flamer or something different?

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    1. What about giving him a power axe jump pack and either a combi-flamer or a combi-melta and melta bombs

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  7. Sounds good to me. He would fit in quite well them and it would make sense. Any other ideas?

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  8. What about having terminator armour for maedro and give him a combi-flamer/combi-melta and whatever melee weapon you want and put him in a unit of terminators and call the unit the iconoclasts and have a heavy flamer in the unit and fluff wise they do the same thing as the ashen circle but they have terminator armour.

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