Jungle Juice: Void Spectres by
an army list and background is a very personal thing. Doing these tasks for someone
else can be challenging, because the choices you make may not be the same as
what they would have done. However, there
are those who are thankful for any help, and so another installment of Jungle
Juice is here. We recently received the
writing to ask for some help with my DIY chapter: “The Void Spectres”. I’m
using Codex: Dark Angels to create
my very own Terminator-heavy force, but I could use some input - both on
composition and on the fluff part. I’m
terrible at putting together fiction text, so all of my ideas are summarized as
Army will primarily be played as Deathwing, but
other choices are available;
Entire chapter found floating in
stasis aboard a space hulk by Imperial Navy when the hulk drifted into system
(exact quadrant to be decided)
Fairly small fleet, but space
hulk is warp-able
Always fields AT LEAST 1
Venerable Dreadnought (pilot is former Chapter Master, a la Shiva the Destroyer)
Regularly fields more Dreadnoughts
Do you have any ideas, as to how to carry
on? Both with fluff (which I’d greatly appreciate help on) and with army
Thomas Christiansen, of Denmark
is a regular on the Jungle Facebook page,
and I think it is great that we have fans all over the world. Thomas also sent a list of what he currently
owns and some other ideas that I will address as we start to put together a
backstory and army list.
give some context to our proceedings, the first thing I need to address is a
source for inspiration. When writing
fluff, it is usually best to avoid obvious references. For instance, if you are doing a Star
Wars-themed army, using names like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker are
both obvious and awkward. I love the
look of the Dark Angels, so I am mainly looking for an inspiration for the backstory. In this case, I am going to go fairly obvious,
in a manner of speaking. Since Thomas is
from Denmark, I think it would be cool to base his army around the greatest
story set in Denmark – Hamlet.
Chapter Master Hamlet and his servo-skull.
Nah, just kidding....
The Army List
Thomas included a list with his submission, the next thing we can do is attach
names to the list based upon our theme:
Master of the Deathwing (counts as Belial).
Using the name “Hamlet” would be too obvious, but Lucianus is the Hamlet
figure in the play-within-a-play Hamlet uses to trap Claudius.
Brother Rosencrantz with assault cannon, heavy flamer
Brother Guildenstern with twin linked auto-cannon, missile launcher
Squad (“Circle of Elders”)
Squad Laertes – one heavy flamer, one Company Banner, one Apothecary (Inner
Circle of Lucianus)
Squad Osric - one with assault cannon
Squad Horatio – one with assault cannon
Squad Fortinbras – one with cyclone missile launcher
take Tactical Squads
Support Squadron – Land Speeders with multimeltas
Support Squadron – Land Speeders with typhoon missile launchers
take Ravenwing Attack Squadrons
take Land Raiders for transport
take Devastator Squads
previous Chapter Master, Tarquin, was killed recently while on a mission. Lucianus was the designated successor, but as
he takes over commanding the chapter, he suspects that there may have been foul
play and worries that perhaps he may suffer the same fate as the previous
master. The only ones he truly trusts are
the members of his Inner Circle. As the
chapter travels upon its battle barge, Elsinore,
continuing its ongoing mission, Lucianus carries out his own careful
investigations to find the traitor, or traitors, working against him.
or what is working to undermine Lucianus can be the subject of future campaigns
or stories. Perhaps it is even someone within the chapter.
think this provides a general framework that Thomas can build upon as he sees
fit. The plot, while borrowing from Hamlet,
also calls to mind the fluff of the Dark Angels and their hunt for Cypher. The rumor mill suggests that Dark Angels may
be in the new boxed set that will accompany 6th Edition, so it will
be interesting to see what changes any revisions may bring. Hopefully, Thomas likes the backstory and
will share his army’s progress on our Facebook page.
next time, ask yourself, does your army got juice? If not, we are here to help.
Posted June 2012