Legion Praetor Delegatus Marcellus Varne
Legion Delegatus Marcellus Varne service record shows mutant cleansing actions on pre compliance Terra when all Astartes were known under the singular title 'Legion'.
Once the Legion was reunited with the Angel and changes in battle doctrine swept through the 9th Varne found his star falling, many viewing him in the higher echelons if command as an anachronism. Denied the chance for further advancement Varne served the next 100 years in outrider fleets, exploring the hinterlands of the newly expanding borders of the imperium, prosecuting his own campaigns of compliance.
No honours are attributed to Varne during the Horus Heresy, his fate, like so many of the Legions, go unrecorded.
I'm delighted to showcase one of my favourite miniatures from Forgeworld's range in the livery of the IXth. Looking at the model I goethe impression that this man was incredibly ancient, having served in wars and taken part in genocides for an Imperial Truth that was only bringing to solidify as a doctrine. The armour is heavy plated, bonded for void warfare. I added the flourish of the twin lightning bolts underneath the Legion symbol to indicate his service on Terra. His sword is notched and abused with no power generating through it.
The yellow power pack is a nod to John Blanche's wonderful box art work for Epic 40K.
Paints used: Vallejo, Reaper Master Series, Games Workshop Washes, Com Art Medea Airbrush Airbrush: Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush Paint Brushes: Rosemary & Co. Raphael 8040, Broken Toad Brushes, Windsor and Newton Series 7