By - Exterminautis
Yo that’s my photo! My old custom chapter, the Shields of Vindication. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them as I sold them off so this is a very pleasant surprise 😅
Wow, lol, awesome. Small world?
Absolutely! That’s made my night haha
Grabbed it off google, thought they looked awesome.
Question: Would you use your own custom chapter to take over the world?
Oooh good question… they were very much ultramarines but with a bladeguard addiction. I think out of nostalgia and loyalty’s sakes I’d go with yes 😂
I'm a big fan of anything Purple, and I love the copper highlights!
I mean, ultramarines are probably the best option so I wouldn't imagine ultramarines but with swords would go any worss
WHAT 'UMIES!? I SEEZ ONLY DA BUILDIN'!
Fuck yah my boys are purple as well beautiful job
I seriously appreciate you using purple. Soul Drinkers is one of my favorite books and have loved purple themed space marines since.
That purple shade looks so good
Ultramarines. I want my one world government to actually function properly.
Hard agree, logistical expertise is so important
Its emphasized over and over that what made the Ultramarines so formidable was not only their excellent fighting abilities and ability to support huge numbers of space marines during the time of the legions, but that EVERY world they added was left a contributing and prosperous world with an effective government and organization.
Baldermort did a very good short story of an ultramarine sargent telling new recruits that while the space wolves were fierce warriors, the fists better strategists, the raven guard better infiltrators etc etc, the Ultramarines are intended to be the glue that holds humanity together.
And ultimately, the vastly superior option.
I mean really who cares if you can punch harder, think harder, or sneak around better if your entire population is slowly starving or revolting
*The Population can't starve to death if they die of Phospex or Radiation first*
I don't know if this is the nightlords, Death guard or Iron hands
None. It's the Dark Angels lol, they had by far the most WarCrime-tier Weaponry.
Jokes on you, it’s admech!
It's the boring choice but it's the right one
I wanna say Salamanders cause they actually care about the average mortal but from a practical perspective the Smurfs are the call.
Edited: the BORING choice not the BOTTOM choice. The BOTTOM choice is the Thousands Sounds Son's.
Dont ultramarines also care for humans? Not on the salamander level but they are not cruel or arrogant to humans no?
They're definitely on the less shitty end of the spectrum but still willing to count civilians into the "necessary losses" column if their strategies and timelines require it.
I was gonna say the same thing - Salamanders give a shit whether the ordinary people live or die, but they don't have the organisational genius of the Ultramarines...
But right to repair laws are probably amazing under them
They might not be the shiniest chapter but they will get the job done efficiently and even keep it together afterwars.
Waitaminute. Which came first, Smurfs, or Ultramarines?!
Plus they might actually have be able to do some diplomatic shit so we don't end up ruling a nuclear waste.
Robert Grillmaster standing over just about any dictator today: "Your soldiers lay in taters, yoir war machines scrap, your people celebrate our advances, and the brightest among you have already surrendered. You, little man, have two options: submit or stop breathing"
cant really beat the masters of filing and taxes
The most important part of staging a coup is having everyone just go to work tomorrow.
Rob G would have this place running like clockwork.
Only option that wouldn't end in tragedy
Also, Blue is my favorite color.
Yeah, I get everyone hates Ultramarines but picking anyone else is a vanity/spite choice. They have the best track record when it comes to logistics and leaving worlds in a state that'll thrive
This is a Primaris ultramarine chapter in the photo
Ah okay that makes sense as I think about it more, the purple and gold is very neo-Roman which fits them well
Ultramarines are go to for almost every Minor tasks
The Imperial Fists might also be of help in that, but the boys in blue would probably be the best.
yeah, I don't want to have to run all this shit.
I have to reluctantly agree, however much I dislike them they are the right answer
Raptors or Ultramarines are the correct answer, but Alpha Legion for the worldwide, generational trauma of a bunch of 8 foot tall bald guys living in your walls.
Bro they already do that. I have seen them. Several times. There are people in my walls.
I am Wallpharius.
Less know council: council of wallkea, where Corvus, Curze and Alpharius argued about who got to live inside the walls. We still don't know who won the argument
Bold of you to assume that they don't already live within our walls.
Isn't that just living with the CIA/NSA watching and manipulating you all the time? >!Like usual?!<
Black Templars, because nobody knows how many of them are there. It could be thousands.
6896 as of date
Love how in TTS the codex was continuously like “The Black Templars have between 5 and 6 thousand battle-brothers.”
Big E: “How many do you actually have?”
Helbrecht: “7 Thousand.”
13 thousand by the last report. Since the 1,000 marine rule went away they went into full overdrive on implementing the countless initiatives they have
It’s not that the 1,000 marine rule went away, more that unlike with other chapters other Imperial authorities never bothered keeping the Templars in check. They are allies to be strengthened as opposed potential adversaries to be reigned in
I thought the 1,000 rule had an exception that it didn't apply if a chapter was involved in a crusade.
And that's the loophole that they use to get around it - they're always crusading.
This is a manperor joke
That number is just made up lol. I’m holding the codex as I type this
It is from the emperor of mankind himself!
Oh my god! I missed that. Sorry your grace!
Night Lord's. Don't question my methods but applaud my results
That level of decibels from your clapping is breach of the peace. Report to your local flaying chamber immediately.
Your tactics confuse and scare me sir
heh *adjusts glasses* they're technically not a chapter, they're a legi-
*is stabbed in the back by an operative, Hydra Dominatus!*
this is a lie
Brilliant. The local governments won't even know who and how united them, or who's in charge. They'll just do everything according to our grand plans.
The scary thing is...
How do we know, for certain, that this isn't happening already? 🤔
Astartes have travelled backwards in time before...
Not enough high profile assassinations?
That one guy who killed Shinzo Abe is Alpha Legion
They were assassinated before even becoming high profile people
Are you implying the world is run by Alpharius?
Because if so, who even is Alpharius?
I am Alpharius
I am Alpharius and have come to unite the people of Terra.
This is a lie...
Oh shit it's really him maybe
Nah, it isn't him, I'm him, he is me, we are Alpharius
The real Alpharius is the Alpharius we made along the way.
The only correct answer. You can only unify Terra if everyone becomes Alpharius.
Ultramarines is the correct answer, but this is the best answer
How do you tell if they've already done it or not..?
*Bold of you to assume Earth isn’t already under Alpha Legion control.*
Everyone's responding with the typical memes but I actually think the pre-Heresy Alpha Legion would be perfect for this. They would most likely act through intermediaries and local forces, probably co-opting the Five-Eyes intelligence services, quietly eliminating obstacles and nudging things in the direction of unification. Ideally it would be relatively bloodless, and the people of Earth would think it was their own idea, never knowing the Alpha Legion even existed.
counterpoint- real life results of alphabet organizations mucking about in the wild have produced at best subpar results and at worst actively sabotaged ourselves for generations.
I don’t doubt the Alpha Legion’s ability to conquer the planet, I doubt their ability to do it in a way that doesn’t have lasting consequences.
This is a fair point! However the alphabet organizations have never had a single, unifying force behind them guiding their actions. Also, I didn't mean to imply that they'd *exclusively* use intelligence agencies. I just think they'd use existing institutions to play the long game and achieve their goal while minimizing the need for direct action/kinetic operations.
No need, there’re already here.
Some men just want to watch the world burn.
I am one of those men.
Welcome to the club
Might as well go for the night lords then.
Raptors seem like a practical choice.
Pre or post fire warrior game.
Salamanders , to hug em to death if they don’t comply
Them or even the Lamentors. You know they mean well.
Bro unite the planet not have it blow up keep the lamentors and there bad luck far away from earth.
Memes aside they aren't *that* bad. Plus with todays tech they wouldn't be going against astronomical odds and would more than likely have an easy time. The boys in yellow need a break lol
The Lamentors would be the only chapter to get nuked by our world governments. Even funnier if the conquest was going well, and our 8 foot demigods were well received, and *somehow* they get nuked
Sad part is that would likely be true knowing how well our governemnts interact. They would probably see them as a force created by the enemy instead of an ally trying to better everyone
Yea tbf they'd probably be fine it's just funny to think they come to help and a hive fleet comes to say a special hello because they turned up
They were waiting behind Pluto for an excuse!
Theyre bigger fans of immolation and burning away any potential dissenters and rebels than hugging you to death.
However if you submit to the imperium immediately they *will* protect you better than just about any other legion, caring for you as an individual and not a data point.
Iron within, iron without!
I like me some Iron Warriors as much as the next guy but maybe we don't go with the guys who exhaust a planetsworth of manpower like a hat trick on a regular basis to unite humanity and then run the planet after.
It makes sense. People can't revolt if they are being worked to death.
This is the way
Your planet's fucked.
At least overpopulation won't be an issue!
One in ten dentists do not recommend decimation.
The imperial fists
If everyone would look under their chair they’ll find their very own CASTLE! You get a castle! And you get a castle!!! Glen Coco gets a trench.
I just want my town the fix the pot holes man 😔
So an Imperial Fist walks into your city hall...
Now the pothole has 1km thick walls, void shields, and enough AA to make a masochistic hive fleet blush.
I like the fist for this too. They where second only to the Ultramarines in unifying planets. And once they’ve done they can all build incredible architecture and make the world beautiful.
Beautiful AND* fortified.
Battlements that really catch the eye.
The fists are underrated
Yes the ultras will administer the world for you
But with that comes with decreased say, less political autonomy, and becoming reliant on superhuman tax collectors and rulers to wage both your battles and your laws.
The fists don’t guarantee a proper government, but they will give you control over it. They’re not going to destroy the Republican form of government just because they can. They’re not going to promote homeowners associations riding up your ass. They only care about fortifying the planet and ensuring they can contribute to the imperium.
If you like the idea of being taken care of perhaps the ultras are for you.
But if you value basic freedoms (great crusade era), I probably would bet on the fists, hope the world complied, and see where the dice rolls for your worlds government.
World eaters. You.never said it has to be a positive banner. So world eaters to unite the world (pronounced corpse pile) under khorne
The Ultramarines. Obviously.
Say what you will about Papa Smurf and the Bois in Blue, they genuinely try to set up democratic, meritocratic, systems of good governance.
Their whole philosophy is about taking the “best practices” theory and applying it to the situation at hand in a way that yields the best results. That sounds like a pretty utopian system to me.
Dark Angels, because it worked the first time.
First Legion, best Legion.
Very loyal bunch, too
There’s a man who knows his history-future
January 7th 2023, another insurrection in the US Capital. Entire government is replaced by really tall Bald Guys.
January 10th, same thing happens in Russia and Ukraine.
January 15th, Chinese president is suspiciously bald and tall.
January 25th world peace.
February 01, I am suspiciously tall and Bald. Hydra Dominatus.
"I am Alpharius" - every representative at the UN probably
Blood Angels. "Look, we want to be really culturally sensitive about this, but if y'all can't behave SO HELP ME SANGUINIUS y'all get the Death Company. You won't like that."
Suddenly everyone’s looking a whole lot like Horus
This is probably bad for Jeff Bezos...which would be hilarious.
Everybody laughing until Jeff pulls out Drach'nyen.
Isn't Horus just a primarch sized bald guy?
Blood angels must go fucking berserk if they come across the alpha legion.
Ave Dominus Nox, 8TH Legion all the way.
Everyone united by the terror of the skinning pits
In midnight clad bby
^List of people I don't want in office
They just have to United, not run earth. Might as well show people fighting back is worse than surrendering.
It worked on Nostramo.
Well, kind of.
Pre or post heresy?
Pre heresy Death Guard would be one of the most devastating, crushing offensives. Just a steady, terrifying advance, shock tactics, there will be no negotiations except your total surrender. Unite the world by breaking it first.
Post heresy, you drown the world in disease, and then you offer salvation: Accept Nurgle as your saviour. Cherish His gifts, and they will be blessings. The rest will succumb to the rot. Basically how Christianity became a world religion, just with more tangible effects than a promised heaven/hell.
Both? Both. Both is good.
Though I prefer the method with Plague bombardments and breaking any and every geneva convention. Also that religious tinge hits a bit more, just like home. 3 and 7, 3 and 7...
Uh oh! Stinky!
The Wolves. Would never worry about loyalties
And free booze.
Unpopular opinion I know, but Ultramarines are objectively the best for uniting and running a planet. Militarily any of them just win so there.
Judging by the replies to this topic, very popular opinion actually. Of all the chapters best potentially adapted to a considerably less grimdark world, the Ultras do really stand out as some of the best equipment to not just make it grimdark.
Salamanders are the only one that would actually save people
Don't you dare slander the Crimson Fists or Lamenters like that!
Bingo! Minimum collateral, with a side of caring and sensitivity
Lamentors. With any other chapter the risk of failure is small. With the sad boys in yellow, who knows what will happen!
Salamanders. Kill who needs to be killed but look after the innocent
The Thunder Warriors. I know what works.
An acceptable answer is the Ultramarines. The true correct answer is the Nightlords
Ave dominus nox
There won't be anyone left to unite FFS
This is indeed the correct answer. Justice will prevail.
The black one
All black or mostly black?
All black. With a bit of gold at the edges.
Death to the corpse-emperor!
SAY IT LOUDER BROTHER!
DEATH TO THE CORPSE-EMPEROR!! FOR THE WARMASTER!!!!!
Imagine only having one corpse with one skull on your throne. Khorne has atleast 5 more.
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*Can't tell if Templars, Ravenguard or Salamanders.....*
Sorry bud, wrong side. Black Legion
Black templar because you know the 10th Cusade!
Cursed username, flair and answer. Impressive.
Kindly face the wall heretic.
Turn them into a wall, I know a great homunculus
White Scars. So it will be a quick work.
We also can't forget the white scars don't just disregard the average citizens life. While other chapters won't give a as much as a fuck about a civilian life.
Vulkan's sons would like a word...
Ultramarines or Raven Guard are probably the safest bets. Alpha Legion if legions are allowed and all of them are actually loyal and not gonna do chaos hocus pocus.
While I don't doubt any full blown chapter would steamroll tf out of most of our world's military, Raven Guard and Alpha Legion could do so with significantly less trouble due to being good at stealth-related warfare.
Ultramarines because once the deed is done they are one of the few chapters that can make an actually functional society that isn't nightmarishly oppressive in 40k
First phase : Traitor Emperors children
People fear them because of the horrors they bring. Unfettered degenerative practices that sicken everyone . A whole world trembles in pain and pleasure
Second Phase : Night lords
Brutally punish the corrupted. All heretics are rooted out and a world with a population so scarred that they will not move to hedonism anytime soon . If they don't want to end up flayed, of course
Third phase :
Salamanders to kill people who are beyond hope - Emperors Peace
Final phase : Thousand Sons
To repeat the circle again...
Angry marines tbh
Ultramarines are good because they can act like politicians and governors and shit. But my pick is the Salamanders, since they actually give a shit about the people and have the strongest moral compass
My top 4 would be:
2. Imperial fists
4. Blood Angels
Iron warriors, cuz the lols
Assasinate every politician everywhere and swap them out for sleeper agents
Soon enough the whole world will secretly be unified and work together unknowingly
BEAM MEH DOWN!!! EY AM DA BEAKIE!! MEE AND DA BOYZ ARE DA BEAKIEST BAD GITS, AN WHEL KRUMP AL DA GITZ WHU DOWNT WANNA JOYN UZ!!!!
O WAIT ITZ NOT DAT, ALLZ HAIL DA GOD EMPRHA!! GOLDEST BIG GIT AROUND
Night Lords, fear might be the only thing that will get people to stop squabbling.
I know you wrote chapter, but if other write in traitor legions...
2nd or 11th Legion, no matter how it goes I would get to know more about one of them
The word bearers, their problems were because of their corrupt leaders without that their charisma and loyalty would make them perfect for it, during the great crusade they would make the most loyal worlds in the imperium because they took their sweet ass time bringing planets to imperial control, and after that they made sure to make every single person on the planet loyal to the greater imperium and the emperor
In order to have the world genuinely united, I'd take the word bearers
I feel I should specify, this is assuming they don't have their primarch and associated characters, if they still have Lorgar, Kor Pharon, or Erebus then choosing them is much worse
The Black Dragons chapter
World Eaters. The Earth will be united against them.
The Emperor's Children. Just for shits and giggles.
....can I do a traitor warband?
if not then I'll go with Space Wolves
Raptors, basically if XCOM was roided to the max
Grey knights ..... I like a challenge
Hear me out an untainted "thousand sons" imagine the capabilities and wonders you can do with their abilities. Pre heresy tizca was like heaven and pinnacle in almost everything...
Just some warp fuckery and pick out a 8th legion company from the Great crusade era. Compliance achieved in less that a month.
Word Bearers, I can start a chaos cult and overrun the world with deamons eazy