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the creator
02-04-2007, 11:09
ello' you lovely people!

I am thinking about starting a space marine army for the first time in doing this hobbie for over 15 years (strange, no?).

i have finally chosen my chapter of choice which is (drum roll please)...


so my request from you lovely sort, is this...

can you help me by giving me as much info about this chapter as possible?

i know the basics, "warriors of ultramar" had loads of great info in it. but im talking about ALL info! pictures, books, articles.... can you put it here for me or direct me to it? Thank you all in advance wise warseers.....

(ps...if in the incorrect place please move this mods)

02-04-2007, 11:22
there really is not alot on them.. after browsing a bit the best that i can come up with is all the stuff from the ultramarines omnibus.. which you already know... but to be honest they kind of freak me out with there blood rituals and wierd stuff, they seem more like blood angelsor world eaters than sons of guilliman...

as for you first marine army, i dont find it odd at you, although it would be quite a laugh watching you play them... considering you would know so much how to beat them... you could be quite good at them ebcause you would know there weaknesses...


A chapter founded during the 40th millennium from Ultramarines gene-seed. The Mortifactors' armour is painted bone and black, with the shoulder pad trim being in the company colour. The Mortifactors recruit from the night world Posul, where the nomad population practice cannibalism. The fortress monastery of the Mortifactors is adorned with skulls and bones of those that died in the service of the chapter.

The chapter symbol is a human skull on a black background. This chapter participated in the Third War for Armageddon.

Brother Artemis of the Deathwatch was a member of the Mortifactors chapter.

The chapter was mentioned in Warriors of Ultramar by Graham McNeil. In this novel they fought with the Ultramarines 4th company against the Tyranid invasion on the world of Taris Ultra.

Thommy H
02-04-2007, 13:05
From the old Armaggedon 3 website:

"The Mortificators are recruited from the feral world of Posul, a night world shrouded in almost perpetual darkness. The fierce nomadic tribes that inhabit this bleak world are locked in a state of constant warfare, fighting terrible battles and feasting on the flesh of the dead. A bloodthirsty caste of warrior monks rule the tribes and preach a culture of death worship. The monks of Posul teach that an enemy's strength can be harvested by the taking of his skull and eating of his flesh. Death in battle is the ideal of every warrior where he will be taken to the Halls of Victors to sit at the feast table of the Ultimate Warrior, a divine being who embodies the pinnacle of fighting prowess.

A tribe's standing is measured by the number of skulls it takes in battle and as such the mightiest tribes of Posul make ideal recruits for the Adpetus Astartes. Warriors picked from the strongest tribes are recruited by the Chaplains of the Mortifactors who were, themselves, once warrior monks amongst the tribesmen.

The halls of their fortress monastery which orbits Posul are adorned with the skeletons of their dead, their chapels paved with enemy skulls. The Chaplains preach that in death all brave warriors shall become one with the Emperor, the true Ultimate Warrior. Traditions learned over generations die hard and the Chapter's Chaplains continue the practices of their ancestors, slipping into death-like coma's on the eve of battle in order to divine the Emperor's will and advise their battle chieftain accordingly.

On the day of the Feast of the Emperor's Ascension (998.M41), the entire Chaplaincy of the Mortifcators fell into a deathly trance lasting seven days and seven nights. When they regained consciousness it was to deliver a chilling prophecy. The war on Armageddon against the Beast would be the Last Battle and all men who would be warriors were called upon to fight in it. Entrusting the care of their fortress monastery to serfs and servitors, the entire Mortifactors Chapter mobilised and began the journey to Armageddon."

I'd use the "Suffer Not the Alien to Live (Orks)" and "Death Before Dishonour" Trait rules myself if using C:SM though, if I really was going to start Mortifactors (and, funnily enough, they're my first choice if I ever do start a new Marine army) I'd use the Dark Angels Codex since it makes better Codex Marines than C:SM.

02-04-2007, 13:47
Once again, lexicanum is your friend (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Mortifactors). The german lexicanum page (http://wh40k.lexicanum.de/wiki/Mortifactors) has a bit more info ( lexicanum is a german project after all ) and also says the german WD 57 and the inquisitor rulebook mention the mortificators.

02-04-2007, 14:20
Flesh over Steel would be good. They don't seem a very techy chapter.

02-04-2007, 15:08
Good choice. It will be good to see a neglected chapter fielded.
Post pictures when you get further along.