Strike Force Steel Thunder is a combined army of two space marines chapters. This occurred because as I was collecting for 40K, almost everyone should have one space marine force.
I wanted to do something different, so I chose the Lamenters, a much beleaguerd chapter that suffered from treachery in the Badab Wars. Plus, being a Pittsburg Steelers fan, their clolors are black and yellow. I also got very good at doing checkerboard patterns from painting my Goff orks.
So, my son, seeing this, wanted marines too, and his favorite color is green. He wanted Salamanders. So, with the fluff of the Lamenters, being a chapter that was whittled down to just 3 companies, and in the need to rebuild, we decided to have a detatchment of Salamanders (a codex force), help the beleagured Lamenters rebuild.
Lamenters are a 2nd founding chapter actually from the Blood Angels and are purged free of the black rage.
I'm a 30-something gamer who's been involved in gaming for many years, in fact for over 25+ years in a variety of games, and have shifted from RPGs to mainly table top wargaming. I do still participate in an online version of GURPS RPG with friends around the USA, as well as playing some games on the computer.
Currently I am also expanding into running Warhammer 40K tournaments and playing 40K competetively, continue to expand our game club and network, and just enjoy life.
Other games I currently play are: Blood Bowl, Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Flames of War, GURPS RPG, and Battletech.
Former games I used to play inlcude: Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars RPG (West End Games, Rolemaster RPG, Magic the Gathering CCG, Paranoia, Various board games, Star Frontiers, and Marvel Heroes.