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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-01-15, 08:13 AM
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I am only become more certain and over and over vindicated that Alpha Legion are overwanked and I wish to see as many as opposed evidences and counter opinions and objections.
Is this some sort of weird AL passtime or something?

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I concur...the AL are "wanked"...but not by Abnett, only by inferior writers after him

FW has a habit of favouring pet chapters in 40K (e.g. the super-unstoppable ultra-savage Executioners, Minotaurs, Carcharadons who only meet a challenge when they fight each other...cuz y'know, all that matters in war is how savage and bloodthirsty you are in close combat)

FW's pet legions are AL and NL...and I think SW will be next
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Have you even read the Imperial Fist or Ultramarine rules? They're comparable to AL and NL.

In all honesty, the only ones that aren't as powerful as the others are the ones from Betrayal. The rest are pretty solid. However, book 6 seems set to readdress some of this imbalance, so that'll be nice.

Their fluff is a bit Mary Sue, but that's because we're used to Chapters, which are frail, thinly stretched, diluted versions of the Legions they come from. The Legions are the zenith of the Imperium's power so it makes sense for them to be more powerful than we expect from 40k space marines

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Have you even read the Imperial Fist or Ultramarine rules? They're comparable to AL and NL.

In all honesty, the only ones that aren't as powerful as the others are the ones from Betrayal. The rest are pretty solid. However, book 6 seems set to readdress some of this imbalance, so that'll be nice.

Their fluff is a bit Mary Sue, but that's because we're used to Chapters, which are frail, thinly stretched, diluted versions of the Legions they come from. The Legions are the zenith of the Imperium's power so it makes sense for them to be more powerful than we expect from 40k space marines
Yes and what I mean is no other than fluff. I have not ever said their rule is Mary Sue.

Frankly speaking, I wonder if you have even read the main tread, let alone comments.

And I am saying that Alpha Legion are close to Mary Sue in standard of Legion, NOT Chapter.
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What sphinx of plascrete and adamantium bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? Imperator! Imperator!
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More seriously: the Alpha Legion have some things seriously going for them, but to a self-destructive degree. They are... control freaks and obfuscators, expending massive amounts of resources to cover every angle and overthink everything to the Nth degree without revealing the slightest bit about their true intentions before committing to the operation.

This degree of over-commitment is probably best displayed as self-sabotaging in Sanders' "The Serpent Beneath," in The Primarchs anthology: it's a display of the Alpha Legion at its most Mary Sue, pulling off an incredible heist caper against...


They suffer from a severe case of "the right hand knows not what the left hand does"--they have given too much initiative to too many people on too many levels without a rigid and rigorous guiding set of values or philosophy. They are lost in the woods for the trees; too hyper-competent on a micro level but lost and formless on the macro level, without structure or ideals; and too plastic and malleable in order to be able to turn themselves into whatever they need to be to overcome the next obstacle to have any overarching identity that defines their course.

Good grief, I love the Alpha Legion.

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