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    The Unbroken: A Renegade Cult of Obliteration

    THE UNBROKEN
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    ‘We estrange our fathers and forsake false brotherhoods. The War God cares not from whence we came, only that we fight.’

    — Creed of The Unbroken

    ‘The War Hounds died with a strangled yelp aboard the Adamant Resolve the moment the Emperor unleashed Angron and his damned Nails upon the Legion. And you let him do it, as pups desperately vie for the approval of an uncontrolled, rabid dog. You so-called World Eaters are not the kindred we left on Nove Shendak, and you are no brother of mine. You are a slave beholden to the Nails, to rage without purpose, and as of now, an unwilling instrument of the Unbroken's unceasing war machine.'

    Cerberak, 'The Filth Hound of Hades', addressing a captured World Eater berserker

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    I can't wait to get my hands on the new Chaos Space Marine range, and I've been thinking for a while now about starting a brand new modelling project. I'm so inspired by what I've seen on here and on Instagram, I may as well start using the many bits I've accumulated over the years from GW and FW something new.

    I present The Unbroken, a renegade warband of disaffected Chaos Space Marines from different legions based on the cult of obliteration. I originally wanted to start out with the idea of World Eaters who weren't Khorne Berserkers, but I've got so many bits and different models, I may as well open it up.
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    Re: The Unbroken: A Renegade Cult of Obliteration

    DRAMATIS PERSONAE

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    CERBERAK,’The Filth Hound of Hades’, formerly of the XII Legion, ‘War Hounds’, Gheere Destroyer squad, 70th Company

    OZARK, formerly of the XII Legion, ‘War Hounds’, Gheere Destroyer squad, 70th Company

    KRULL, formerly of the XII Legion, ‘War Hounds’, Shivran Tactical squad, 83rd Company

    NAKAR, formerly of the VIII Legion, ‘Night Lords’, 4th Claw, 48th Company

    CALCATRIX, Praevian Minoris, formerly of the IV Legion, ‘Iron Warriors’, 133rd Grand Batallion

    EPIMETRUS, Athanaean Sorcerer, formerly of the XV Legion, 'Thousand Sons', Mesehti Heavy Support Squad

    RHIDDEK, Berserker, XII Legion, 'World Eaters', indentured slave to The Unbroken

    TAGAR ESAGEDDON, ‘The Lost’, Berserker, XVI Legion, 'Sons of Horus', indentured slave to The Unbroken


    ALPHARIUS, Specialist, XX Legion, ‘Alpha Legion’

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    Re: The Unbroken: A Renegade Cult of Obliteration

    RHIDDEK


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    Berserker, XII Legion, 'World Eaters',
    Indentured slave to The Unbroken


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    'KILL! MAIM! BURN!' Rhiddek



    Rhiddek

    THE TICS HAD gotten worse. Every day for what seemed liked years, Rhiddek's ruined face would spasm a little more, as synaptic signals misfired every few minutes, causing a brief pain-ache in his jaw, like a child who had eaten too many sweets.

    Was it years, or decades?

    Somewhere, beneath the hazy fog of dull pain-ache, in what small part of Rhiddek's lucid cognitive function remained, knew it was the Nails at work. That's what they did. They rewired the neural architecture of an already rewired mind, dulling every sensation of his transhuman physiology, but for the brief moments of hyper-stimulated aggression, when the Blood was upon him. He had no particular sensations of smell, nor taste. Colour had faded into various shades of grey, and food tasted like ash in his mouth.

    Rhiddek tried to recall the last time he tasted food. Come to think of it, when was the last time he had taken off his helmet? Slowly, subconsciously, Rhiddek gently touched his face with his scarred hands, like a sculptor tracing the contours of a piece of stone waiting to be carved, but with none of the artisan's dexterity or grace, the motion more accurately resembling the tortured movements of someone succumbing to dementia. It was as if his helmet had begun to merge with his skull, and Rhiddek was having trouble distinguishing one from the other. Why was that?

    The brief, curious moment of introspection was interrupted by another tic. The Nails fired again in protest, and the shuddering of Rhiddek's twin hearts pumping began to overwhelm him with its aural assault. He tried to disengage his helmet, hands scrabbling at a seal lock that was no longer there. Fingernails tore off in ragged, bloody shards as he dug in, trying to tear the helmet off; but Rhiddek could only register sharp pain layered with an acute sense of claustrophobia at his futile attempt to breathe without the aid of his armour.

    Was it decades, or centuries?
    Rhiddek had no particular sensations of smell, nor taste. Colour had faded into various shades of grey, and food tasted like ash in his mouth. He tried to recall the last time he tasted food. Come to think of it, when was the last time he had taken off his helmet? Another tic caused Rhiddek's neck to jerk uncontrollably. Something cracked, and the pain-ache wouldn't stop. If only he could remove the Nails. If only he could take off his helmet. If only he could take off. If only. If. Only.

    Tic. Tic. Tic.

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    Rhiddek is my first attempt at a Chaos Space Marine since the original Abbadon the Despoiler model came out in the mid 90s. I was 14 and I spent a week painting it. I was so proud and showed my neighbour who then promptly dropped it onto the pavement by accident. Fast forward to a few years ago and I'd acquired the Age of Sigmar starter kit along with years of accumulating random bits from Forgeworld, and it I would be mad to not start kit-bashing everything I had and make it work with the new CSM range, which I absolutely love.

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    Re: The Unbroken: A Renegade Cult of Obliteration

    TAGAR ESAGEDDON

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    ‘The Lost’, Berserker, XVI Legion, 'Sons of Horus',
    Indentured slave to The Unbroken

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    'Rejoice, for in death, you honour the Lord of Blood.' Tagar Esageddon



    Tagar

    HACK. SLASH. CHOP. Thus was the mantra of Tagar Esageddon, the physical expression of a complex combat equation, reduced to its most basic components.

    When an enemy was unfortunate enough to be within Tagar's killing range, a hack to the chest, driven by the berserker's momentum was enough to dissuade any planned action by the enemy, if they hadn't been split in twain.

    Slashing was reserved for creating space in the press of bodies, though for efficiency, a slit windpipe saved a second or two in the fury of close combat. How much blood sprayed out was entirely dependent on the force and angle of the cut; and Tagar had learned that its size was directly proportional to the terror it inspired. In a pinch, the slash also created space to shoot your enemy in the face, point blank. Not the most honourable way to end one's foes, but the Lord of Blood cared not for how, just that it did.

    In Tagar's considered opinion, the chop was the most subtle of the chainaxe's artistry. The first two relied more on instinct, a reaction and offence honed over centuries of hunting and being hunted. A chop, however, required calculation. Intent. A strike designed to incapacitate or simply kill a dangerous foe: one could literally disarm a potentially weapon, or decapitate at a vital moment.

    Any three of these, or complex combinations thereof, had served Tagar well. It was not just the core of his survival instinct, it was also the expression of his devotion to the Lord of Blood, and it would do so until his end.

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    I'm on a roll - I didn't think this one was going to work out because of the relatively static pose of the Blood Warrior model. It was only when I positioned the bolt pistol in a way that suggested that Tagar was casually shooting someone did the pose look good. The chainaxe was super easy to put in, though there was a huge portion of the warrior's chest that had been hacked away of the original detail - replaced by some shells and the grenade to cover it up, and a Tartaros shouldered to fit the angle over naturally.
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    The Emperor upholds a teleological scheme for the future of man, unifying and perfecting humanity through the intense application of martial violence, and I will endeavour to uphold it.

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