Warhammer 40,000

"There is only the Emperor!"
"He is our shield and our protector!"
Phew! I felt like playing something different for a tournament at our local gaming store. So, my Ultramarines were left in the box, the Mechanicus were still in disorder from the new Guard book and the Russians are far from ready. The Crimson Fists crashed their way out of my storage unit like the Koolaid Man screaming "OH YEAH!".
Since I was taking out the guys to check them over for damage (and to remind myself what I have) I took out the camera and started taking pictures. I painted these guys up when the third edition of 40K came out in 1998. So they are over 10 years old and have not hit the table since about 2004. Time to change that!
Remember... they are over 10 years old and rushed to get them ready for the 1999 tournament circuit. Not my best work and they are pretty beat up. Bonus points to you if you can spot all the paint chips and missing parts.
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Although initially resistant to the ideals of the Codex Astartes, the Primarch, Rogal Dorn of the Imperial Fists Legion eventually relented, and allowed for his Legion to be split into three, one thousand marine strong, Chapters. The Crimson Fists were made up primarily of the Space Marines who had only recently been initiated into the Legion.
The Crimson Fists were a crusading chapter for nine thousand years, like their brother Chapter the Black Templars. Unlike the Black Templars, the Crimson Fists showed a more rigid adherence to the Codex Astartes, and tended to maintain close ties with the Loki sector. It wasn't until almost eight hundred years into the 40th millennium that the Crimson Fists were granted rights to a homeworld, Rynn's World in the Loki sector. The proximity of Rynn's World to one of the Crimson Fists primary recruiting worlds was ideal, and the Chapter constructed their fortress-monastery in the middle of an inhospitable mountain range.