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Unification wars?

I've been out of the 40k loop for some time, and haven't been buying or reading the HH books either. (I know it's akin to cussing in church.) I am wanting to know more about the above mentioned topic. Who was allied agaionst the Emporer, what were the various factions on Terra, and when did it start? I am wanting to do an original Terran Dark angels army from this period, so am needing to know as much as possible from print or the web. Thanks gents!!

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Very little is known about the period, the Emperor fought against a lot of "super mutants" and warlords who had carved the earth into small empires during the Age of Strife.

Factions that opposed the Emperor and the earliest Space Marines are mentioned to be Hy Brasil, located in South America and was the last place on Terra to fall to the Emperor. There was also the Yndonesic Bloc, Panpacific Empire (which apparently was very modern and flourished during the Age of Strife), and Ursh which was located in modern Russia/Central Asia and was run by some Tyrant.

All this info comes from lexicanum, you can check the sources yourself.
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I've been out of the 40k loop for some time, and haven't been buying or reading the HH books either. (I know it's akin to cussing in church.) I am wanting to know more about the above mentioned topic. Who was allied agaionst the Emporer, what were the various factions on Terra, and when did it start? I am wanting to do an original Terran Dark angels army from this period, so am needing to know as much as possible from print or the web. Thanks gents!!
There wouldn't really have been an Astartes Legion during the unification (certainly not one called the Dark Angels) as the 'true' Space Marines weren't created till the Unification Wars were essentially won.
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I realize they were not yet known as the Dark Angels per se, but as the 1st
Regiment they did form the basis for the DA legion. "The Age of Strife" culminated in the Unification Wars, this much I do know, and found a site with the various factions/warlords/nations, but not alot about where they began, and how long they lasted. Could make for a cool project, writting fan fiction, or fluff in the future.

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I realize they were not yet known as the Dark Angels per se, but as the 1st
Regiment they did form the basis for the DA legion. "The Age of Strife" culminated in the Unification Wars, this much I do know, and found a site with the various factions/warlords/nations, but not alot about where they began, and how long they lasted. Could make for a cool project, writting fan fiction, or fluff in the future.
Yes they were known as The First Legion but the Emperor didn't 'unify' (read conquer) Terra with the Astartes Legions, he used his Thunder Warriors, the creation of the Space Marines came well after when he planned to set out on his Great Crusade.
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What about Garro or Qruze (I think that's the right one?) one of them claims to have fought on Terra in the unification wars.
Or maybe I imagined it, it is getting late....

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What about Garro or Qruze (I think that's the right one?) one of them claims to have fought on Terra in the unification wars.
Or maybe I imagined it, it is getting late....
I don't think it would have been the true unification wars, or at least not the wars the Emperor fought to initially conquer most of Terra. More likely that the last few holdouts on Terra were pacified by the new Legio Astartes, skirmishes in comparison to what the proto-Astartes did beforehand.

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It was Qruze. I assumed the same thing, that he was a Thunder Warrior. But then he was Cthonic..or was he earth born and assigned to Luna Wolves? *shrugs*

Wonder what this does
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It was Qruze. I assumed the same thing, that he was a Thunder Warrior. But then he was Cthonic..or was he earth born and assigned to Luna Wolves? *shrugs*
If he had been a Thunder Warrior then he wouldn't have been a Luna Wolf, or at least he wouldn't have been one genetically linked to Horus- as I said the Thunder Warriors predate the Astartes and the Primarchs by a fair bit.

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Thunder Warriors->Primarchs->Astartes
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arn't the astarts from terra decendent from the thunder warriors becouse I thought i heard it some were in one of my books
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