I have a chaplain model I want to use in my pre-heresy army since I'm using Codex:BA; however, I'm not sure how to paint it up. I have two options;
1) Black with blue shoulder pad & Legion markings.
2) White and blue with black shoulder pad & Legion markings.
The reason I don't plunge straight for the traditional black is because; 1) I think a single black model would look a little silly in a WE army. 2) I've never seen artwork of a PH World Eaters chaplain and I'd be more drawn to assume that chaplains could wear whatever colours they wanted before the strict codex restraints were enacted through Guilliman post-heresy.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!
I'm not 100% on this, but I'm pretty sure that collected visions features some chaplains (a BA and EC one) being in the standard Chaplain colouring - so in black?
Someone a while ago, I think it may have been Whitehorn, was making a squad of 'trainee' acolyte Chaplains as featured during the Crusade. It might be worthwhile checking them out, I will link if I can find them!
I believe it was just Librarians who carried the standard legion colours and weren't in blue, at least until they were banned by Nicea.
I think we concluded that it's either as it is now, or Legion colours with black trim.
Aye, there's examples of both in the background. Collected Visions has a Wolf Priest in black, as well as the above example in Legion colours. The novels seem to have mostly Legion colours - Erebus is described as being in his Legion colours, for example, and Charmosian has a black armour trim as in the picture above. Certainly incorporating some black into the livery seems to be appropriate - black trim, or black shoulderpads, for example.