list of imperium civil wars/revolutions - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
40k Fluff Discuss GW background material here. All those bits in the Codex that aren't stat blocks or special rules. Post your custom character/chapter/army background in our Homebrew Fluff subforum!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-12, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 279
Reputation: 1
Default list of imperium civil wars/revolutions

i need help listing all the major imperium civil wars/revolution/inner fighting etc. throughout the history of the empire...

The Horus Heresy

Age of Apostasy

Badab War

i could only think of 3
Emperorguard500 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-12, 07:17 AM
Senior Member
Archaon18's Avatar
Archaon18's Flag is: England
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Teabagging your corpse!
Posts: 622
Reputation: 1

Just form the BRB timeline
  • The Beheading
    The Astropath Wars?
    Moirae Schism
    Night of a Thousand Rebellions

Lasguns- You can never have too little firepower
My Tactics Blog - ChaosTactica

Originally Posted by KingOfCheese View Post
"Hey babe, want me to Power Fist your Pink Horror?"

"Is it ok if my Old One Eye penetrates your Devilfish?"
Archaon18 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-12, 08:36 AM
Bane of Empires
Child-of-the-Emperor's Avatar
Child-of-the-Emperor's Flag is: United Kingdom
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: England
Posts: 5,131
Reputation: 19

Throughout the ten millennia of Imperial history there have been countless.

May I ask the purpose of this?

Originally Posted by cegorach View Post
I do love how we don't even need CotE to comment anymore, chances are he has already said something intelligent before that can be re-applied to the current situation.
Heresy's Background FAQ. (Fluff Project)
CotE Reviews: Prospero Burns (HH Review), Age of Darkness (HH Review).
Child-of-the-Emperor is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-12, 10:53 AM
merp141's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 55
Reputation: 1

My friend, I am afraid that if you are trying to accurately quantify the number of imperial civil wars that occur then you're in for a hard time. In the fluff there are many different examples of civil wars in the Imperium; it is essentially a colonial empire of a million worlds where communication and trade is regularly lost etc. However we must take into account that many civil wars would be subject to suppression by the Inquisition and thus not recorded. If you feel you want to play a loyalist vs loyalist campaign then feel free to write your own.

Then another issue is "what constitutes a civil war". A civil war is defined as "A war between citizens of the same country". An issue I wish to clarify is whether Space Marines are really considered part of the imperium. They are autonomous, independent and outside the normal chain.... A civil war can also be between two successor states of a nation to the Badab Schism is fine (the astral claws and their domain seceded from the imperium before the war propper)

Other examples I can think of are
The Battle for Kronus (Blood Ravens Chapter vs Imperial Guard; WH40k DoW)
The Months of shame; just after the first war for armageddon (Space Wolves vs Inquisition, Grey Knights and Red Hunters space marine chapter). I'm not sure if this counts as there was no "war" but battles were fought and warriors died.
Pretty much every battle that the Soul Drinkers took part in (Sould Drinkers Novels)
Fenright Tithe Wars (also involved aliens)
Fourth Quadrant Rebellion

Might I echo CotE and ask the purpose of this?

A fan of the clasics; MK VI power armour for life

Originally Posted by DeathKlokk View Post
Keep in mind you are arguing "realism" about an army of genetically-altered supermen that are able to shrug off rocket propelled explosive bullets because someone is waving around a cup full of blood that reminds them of their long lost Super Daddy that was killed by there Extra Special-Super Uncle.
merp141 is offline  

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Warhammer 40K > 40k Fluff

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome