Imperial records contain very little about the Black Wolf Space Marines. What is known is that they were once a Great Company of the Space Wolves. The Black Wolf Lord, whose name is not indicated in the archives, was rewarded for heroic service in battle with command over Herjolfsnes. A recently rediscovered planet on the southern fringe of Space Wolf territory, scans of Herjolfsnes indicated a population of nomadic tribes and rich mineral resources. The entire company set off on a crusade to claim this jewel for the Space Wolves. Early transmissions from Herjolfsnes indicated that successful contact had been made with the natives and that construction of a planetary defense base had begun. Several months after the landing all transmissions fell silent. In time, scouting ships were sent to investigate but no sign could be found of Herjolfsnes or the Black Wolves. Although it is possible that the Sagas of the Space Wolves contain more information about the Black Wolves and their fate Imperial inquisitions into the matter have met with nothing more than veiled references to the Black Stone.
A couple of weeks ago Thor created a section of the site dedicated to fluff that we write about our armies. A lot of the fluff I’ve written was mixed in with other content and wasn’t caught for inclusion in the Fluff section. I’m going back through these old articles so that I can re-post the fluff portions. Here’s the second chapter of the Reavers’ origin story. If you don’t remember it or haven’t read it the first chapter is here: http://creativetwilight.com/2011/07/kamuis-summer-challenge-2011-reavers-origin-part-1/
And now, on to the fluff!
Here’s some background fluff for the Reavers regarding their approach to technology, salvaged equipment, and other marines that they encounter as they’ve drifted through the warp on the space hulk Nidhogg. The ideas I cover here have influenced and will continue to guide certain aspects of how I model and paint the Reavers, more so as I move away from filling the core troops and have more time to convert individual models.