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The Iconoclastic Brotherhood is a warband of Chaos Space Marines drawn from the Word Bearers Legion. Like their parent Traitor Legion, they are dedicated to Chaos Undivided.

Warband History[]

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Iconoclastic Brotherhood Colour Scheme

Notable Campaigns[]

  • The War of Statues (Unknown Date.M41) - The Iconoclastic Brotherhood invades the world of Conqueror's Due. The planet was once host to a great Imperial triumph, and is covered with statues hundreds of Terran feet high depicting the Primarchs and the Emperor. The Word Bearers and their Chaos Cultists disfigure many of the statues and tear down many more with ropes and melta charges, toppling them even as the fires of a full-scale planetary war rage all around. The Cyclopeans, a Titan Legion from the nearby Forge World of Vellung, counter-invade from enormous bulk landers and take a grievous toll on the Word Bearers -- though the God-machines are toppled after the Chaos Space Marines perform a grand ritual in the name of Tzeentch that imbues the disfigured statues with a semblance of life.

Warband Appearance[]

Warband Colours[]

Like the Traitor Legion of which they are a part, the Word Bearers, the Iconoclastic Brotherhood's Power Armour was the colour of spilt blood, a colour often called "Traitor's Red" or "Betrayer's Red," after the Word Bearers changed their colours from slate grey to red during the Horus Heresy. This colour was sometimes worn with black or silver trim. Heretical prayers are inscribed directly into the surface of the Iconoclastic Brotherhood's armour. Often times the Brotherhood's Heretic Astartes are also seen wearing devotional prayer sheets hanging from their armour's shoulder plates, the blasphemous words of the Book of Lorgar inscribed upon them.

Warband Badge[]

This warband uses the symbol of the Word Bearers Legion, the Latros Sacrum, a stylised representation of a roaring, horned daemon's head wreathed in flames, which represented all that the XVII Legion stood for, all that they believed in so deeply and all that they were willing to kill and die for.

Sources[]

  • Codex Heretic Astartes - Chaos Space Marines (8th Edition), "The Annals of Darkness - The War of Statues," pg. 40
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