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Title: War Hound Colors
Description: What were the Legion Colors?

DaemonlordAbraxes - March 17, 2010 10:36 PM (GMT)
Did the War Hounds have different Legion colors than the World Eaters? (yes, i understand that they are the same legion)

Whitehorn - March 17, 2010 11:17 PM (GMT)
A good question since the only other renamed Legion from pre-Primarch times (Dusk Raiders) did have an alternative colour and the other example name change (Sons of Horus) went went a colour change.

However, I don't think anything is mentioned, so probably no difference for War Hounds.

lord_caldera - March 17, 2010 11:56 PM (GMT)
I thought they were said to be solid blue, but that might just be old WE background.

Whitehorn - March 18, 2010 12:32 AM (GMT)
I'll read the Heresy tale again tonight and see if there's anything in there :)

Whitehorn - March 18, 2010 02:12 PM (GMT)
"He remembered how the War Hounds' blue and white armour glimmered in the worm-world's twilight"

Kh‚rn retelling a campaign on world 8217 to Angron.

The Red Sorcerer - March 18, 2010 05:13 PM (GMT)
Possibly the colours are arranged differently though - this description is, admittedly, of their dress uniform rather than armour but it could be suggestive:

'He looked at Dreagher again. Like Kharn, the man was dressed in white, bands of blue glittering across the high-collared tunic, boots and gauntlets a dark ceremonial blue rather than functional shipboard grey. The Emperorís lightning-bolt emblem gleamed at his collar and shoulder.'

Magos Explorator - March 18, 2010 07:40 PM (GMT)
That's true, although if Angron didn't mandate a change in Legion colours then I think there's little reason to suspect he'd have changed their patterning either. So while we can't be definitive, I think it's a safe assumption that the arrangement is the same.

Pacific - March 24, 2010 02:21 AM (GMT)
Its a shame that they didn't use the opportunity to tie in the old Horus Heresy epic scale game World Eaters, of all dark-blue marines. At least that would have given people an opportunity to paint something other than white :)

so with this bit

The Emperorís lightning-bolt emblem gleamed at his collar and shoulder

You think that is suggestive of having the Lightning Bolt as a regiment/legion icon on their shoulder pads, as opposed to some kind of specific 'War Hound' snarling wolf head or something? Thinking that quite often the other should pad was studded or else sometimes had the unit designation (tactical/devestator etc. according to Collected Visions).

fritzagelmann - March 25, 2010 01:04 PM (GMT)
remember that the earlier styles of armor had the emperors lightning bolt on their chest, its not just a warhounds thing

The Red Sorcerer - March 25, 2010 02:24 PM (GMT)
Certianly its implied that all Legions bore lightning symbols at the start of the Great Crusade, both on the chests of Thunder armour and elsewhere, to signify their allegience to the Emperor... probably most Legions kept it as a significant part of their iconography until they united with their Primarch.

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