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Souro_Ray

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Of the Horus Heresy series, i loved Horus Rising, Fulgrim and Legion... Awesome novels! Quite a few of the Warhammer 40K novels are bad ass
 

doomgiver

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chapters, no matter how they are organised, have around 1k brothers.
tho some chapters like the mantis warriors or the lamenters, who suffered terrible losses, can go down to 200 battle brothers, after which, the chapter is broken up and the able fighting men absorbed into other chapters.

also, 1k does not mean 1k all around.
979, 1021, 1125, 960, all are roughly 1k.
no chapter is allowed to grow substantially more than 1k.

as for the black templars, many of them are neophytes, or scouts. coz they use mixed battle groups of both full marines and trainees. tho i doubt that 5k figure is genuine.
Talk:Black Templars - Lexicanum
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DM, as i said, broadsides, the bigger ones, with limited jump capablities.
i dont think a dread can stand against the fast crysis suits, unless it catches them off guard xD not very likely.

can we please stop talking about blood ravens???
the whole storyline makes me cringe.

also, no chapter can be descended from the traitor legions, coz their geneseed was given to the raven guard to keep safe near the end of the heresy, but the alpha legion stole it from them.
 

Tachyon1986

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Uh , so is there a link for the unenlightened people like me to learn more about the Warhammer 40k universe? A dummy's guide if you please.

(I have a fair idea of the Warhammer universe, but not 40k)
 

doomgiver

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check out my post 16 in this thread.

as i said, get the wh40k rulebook.

if you want, i can show you the way. (wink wink)
 
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check out my post 16 in this thread.

as i said, get the wh40k rulebook.

if you want, i can show you the way. (wink wink)

Of course, rulebooks and codices.

Well, for a wikipedia of sorts, try LEXICANUM - The Unofficial Warhammer Encyclopedia... Or you could try and find the rule books.. "share" it with someone, if you know what i mean ;)

That's where I used to research in the beginning. There is a wikia wiki on W40k too. Here

Uh , so is there a link for the unenlightened people like me to learn more about the Warhammer 40k universe? A dummy's guide if you please.

(I have a fair idea of the Warhammer universe, but not 40k)

You can try to mentioned wikis. Read about one topic at a time, that's how I got into it. While playing DOW:Dark Crusade, I heard a lot about the Horus Heresy, so looked it up and went on and on from there.
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Souro_Ray

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Another Legion i find really amazing is the Blood Angels, with their Black Rage and Red Thirst.. First point of interest is the Chief Librarian, Mephiston, AKA Lord of Death, one of the only marines who could fight the Black Rage after it had taken hold. Second point of interest is one of their offspring chapters, the Flesh Tearers, who held the sole honour of making an Ork Horde flee from battle!
 

Tachyon1986

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All, thanks for the links. Have just started reading about the Imperium of Man. Interesting history.

I suggest you guys read about Warhammer fantasy, it's also good.
 
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I try not to chase two rabbits and thereby end up losing both. Warhammer fantasy is good, no doubt. But, I am currently focused on W40k.
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On topic:
I am contemplating the possibility of the chaos god Malal being one of the missing primarchs, what do you guys think?
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doomgiver

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there are at least 5 different "warhammer" universes, depending on whom you ask.
all share the same name, but are slightly differnet.

like in wh40, its in space.

in fantasy, its more primitive, like middle ages.

dark heresy, epic (uses huge armies, TITANS!!!), necromunda (hive related)
 
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I know about their existence, but never bothered much. If I focus everywhere, will get confused.
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Souro_Ray

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Lets take it one warhammer at a time, ok? :p

Lets stick to Warhammer 40000 and the universe of the Emperor, Imperial Guard, Adeptus Astartes, Traitor Legions, Eldar, Dark Eldar, Orks, Necrons, Tyranids, Tau and what have you!!!
 
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Lets take it one warhammer at a time, ok? :p

Lets stick to Warhammer 40000 and the universe of the Emperor, Imperial Guard, Adeptus Astartes, Traitor Legions, Eldar, Dark Eldar, Orks, Necrons, Tyranids, Tau and what have you!!!

:agreed:

I was asking about Malal being one of the lost primarchs. What do you think?
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Souro_Ray

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Well, to be honest, i havent come across that name as of yet. Can you give me a link? I did a fair bit of hunting around the web when i came across the fact that their were 2 Legions of the original 20 that were never mentioned anywhere... All i ever came across were Angry Marines and Pretty Marines, which were pretty hilarious i have to admit, but definitely off topic!

Another series of novels which i highly recommend within the W40K universe is that of the Soul Drinkers chapter. They are a descendant chapter of the Imperial Fists, and we all know Rogal Dorn was a bad ass primarch! Expert in fortifications and all that :) reminds me of turtling in Supreme Commander ;)
 

Tachyon1986

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Finished the Horus Heresy , and also learned about the Warp and Eye of the Terror. I wonder if the Warp is related to the Warpstone from Warhammer Fantasy? Also ,did a reading of the Ultramarines and their leader Roboute (RIP). Anyway , where should I move on from here? Read about the other races or focus on the Imperium for now?
 
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Read about the Necrons, pretty interesting history. How they came to become living metal entities, about their gods the c'tan and the c'tans connection to the Mechanicum of Mars.
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AFAIK, Roboute Guilliman is in stasis and not dead.
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The warp is a another dimension. It is home to the Chaos deities and facilities faster than light travel by the imperium.
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Soul drinkers descended from Imperial Fists? I thought their descendants were Crimson fists and Black Templars.
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Souro_Ray

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Soul Drinkers - Lexicanum

Yep, according to the novels, they were loyal to the Imperium. But after a series of events, they were declared Excommunicate Traitoris and became a Renegade Space Marine chapter. They still believed in the Emperor and His ideals and they looked up to Dorn as their Father, but looked at the rest of the Imperium with contempt. So, in essence, they were a "good" renegade chapter... :p
 

doomgiver

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Soul Drinkers - Lexicanum

Yep, according to the novels, they were loyal to the Imperium. But after a series of events, they were declared Excommunicate Traitoris and became a Renegade Space Marine chapter. They still believed in the Emperor and His ideals and they looked up to Dorn as their Father, but looked at the rest of the Imperium with contempt. So, in essence, they were a "good" renegade chapter... :p

they tried to recover by force, an artifact of power, some sort of phase sword, the Eternity Blade or something, from the adeptus mechanicus, who had forcibly taken it from them.

and the original marines underwent horrendous geneseed mutation, and grew psyker powers. their librarian is level beta/high gamma (alpha plus being highest level) and has 4 spider legs extra.
one of their assault marines mutated so that his skin got transparent, and every weapon slid through him, wihtout harming him.

then they took on a daemon of nurgle, then tzeench, and then a greater daemon of nurgle again (nurgle must hate these guys xD), so that they could recover some pure geneseed that the mechanicus had stockpiled for safety.

now they are recruiting again, and their geneseed is pure again.

did i mention their base of operations is a huge space hulk??

pretty cool chapter, imo.
 
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