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Warmaster Horus - August 2, 2009 02:30 AM (GMT)
do luna wolves have a chaplain???

Yvraith - August 2, 2009 09:03 AM (GMT)
There isn't one mentioned in the novel's.

Iron Corsair - August 2, 2009 01:51 PM (GMT)
The only one I know of is Chaplain Erebus, and he is actually a Word Bearer, not a Luna Wolf.

Gagoc TheAncient - August 2, 2009 07:13 PM (GMT)
In the novels the Mournival do most of the Chaplaincy's duty.
Except maybe the anti-sorcery and anti-faith duties.

So high up in the Legion there's only Erebus. But down in the Legions less highly ranked companies there may be one or two.

Whitehorn - August 2, 2009 10:31 PM (GMT)
We've only had a grand total of 2 Chaplains (Erebus and Charmosian) present so far, but that doesn't mean they are absent in other legions. As Warmaster, I'm sure Horus would lead by example. Just remember the legions were huge (10k) and we don't even know the names of all the captains.

Equally, we've only had (2?) Apothecaries named and they're rather integral to the system!

ShroudFilm - August 2, 2009 11:01 PM (GMT)
Space Wolves and Blood Angels both have canonical Chaplains named in the artwork.

All legions were supposed to have them - read the fluff text from the art books/CCG chase cards.

Warmaster Horus - August 3, 2009 02:17 AM (GMT)
ok thanks alot, but with the list i made i dont have the hq slot, maybe ill buy one just to paint up

Pacific - August 3, 2009 07:20 AM (GMT)
Also remember that if you're including a chaplain then you're limiting the time frame of your force to post-Nikea. If its a Luna Wolves force as well then thats limiting it still further regarding the name change!

I know theres no reason you can't include a chaplain, but to me it doesn't fit the character of the legion you're reading about in Horus Rising, of exponents of the Imperial truth and perhaps the most pragmatic example of Astartes we've ever read about.

Whitehorn - August 3, 2009 08:35 AM (GMT)
Why would Chaplains only be post-Nikea? They were present doing what chaplains do, minus the extra task of policing psychers.

Kharn - August 3, 2009 09:26 AM (GMT)
Hold the phone, when you guys say all the legions had chaplains (I have read that too in the artbooks), does that mean that the Thousand Sons had chaplains????

I mean they would have to by the Nikkean Edict, but still it would be terribly awkward for those 5-10 guys trying to police a whole legion that's committing treason like there's no tomorrow.

Chaplain No'One Likesyou: Hey, ummm Phosis T'Kar, can you not do that lightning blast? It's, you know, illegal.

Phosis T'Kar: Hey Chaplain No'One Likesyou, get out of here!

Chaplain No'One Likesyou: Yeah, OK gottit, sorry about that...

Whitehorn - August 3, 2009 09:38 AM (GMT)
The Thousand Sons went back home and continued to practice Sorcery in secret.

ShroudFilm - August 3, 2009 09:48 AM (GMT)
The definition of loneliness: being a Thousand Sons Chaplain post-Nikaea. :rolleyes:

eFTy - October 28, 2010 12:40 AM (GMT)
Actually, has anyone caught anything on chaplains in the Thousand Sons book? I read it but don't remember seeing anything mentioned relating tho them.

Pacific - October 28, 2010 08:48 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Whitehorn @ Aug 3 2009, 08:35 AM)
Why would Chaplains only be post-Nikea? They were present doing what chaplains do, minus the extra task of policing psychers.

I've got no factual foundation for this at all, but to me I don't see Chaplains fitting the character of so many legions Pre-Heresy. Someone with a skull mask shouting litanies of hate, it just doesn't gel with what we read about the LW/SoH of the first 2 books, which are marines radically different and far more pragmatic compared to what they would become in 10,000 years.

So my force has a 'counts as' chaplain - i.e. a special character who's skill in assault and leadership ability conveys the 'litanies of hate' rule, but I just cant imagine a guy in black armour chanting "let us purge this heretical world of this xenos filth with holy flame and righteous fury brothers!" as he charges forward swinging a crozius above his head, with the rest of the World Eaters saying, "yeah, right, whatever mate."

Hopefully there will be more of a realisation of character of a Chaplain (although I haven't read First Heretic yet!) and how they were before the 'fall', beyond Charmosean having such a bit part.

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