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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-08-13, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ckcrawford View Post
The biggest problem with Abbadon's current force is the fact that he is perceived as a lunatic and a failure by many warbands.
That is the nature of Chaos. No one likes Abaddon, most of his own Legion probably despise him. The vast majority, if not all, of Chaos Lords probably think they could do better or that they deserve the title of Warmaster. I imagine that has always been the case and is not a new phenomenon with the onset of the 13th Crusade.

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Abbadon needed not only to show some kind of success with this crusade but also to make sure his losses during this crusade could be made up his success.
Abaddon's strategy revolves around the establishment of the "Crimson Path" with it explicitly stated he doesn't care how many of his warriors or devotees are killed achieving that.

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Had Abbadon failed this crusade we could project many things, but I really don't think Abaddon would be able to maintain himself as Warmaster of the traitors. Honsou and other warbands seem to be representations of warbands going off on their own to seek true success.
Why? If, as you say, many other warbands perceive him as having failed on numerous occasions before and undoubtedly despise him, why have they followed him for so long and continue to follow him? Why would they have suddenly renounced their support if the 13th Crusade had been turned back?

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I think hes done a pretty good job of what a numerically inferior force needs to do when confronting an established enemy. Hit and run, fade back when resistance gets heavy so you dont take losses you cant absorb. Nathaniel Green used pretty much the same playbook in the Carolinas.

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