Originally Posted by Garviel loken.
Um....There isnt an army in the world right now that uses theoreticals and practicals....
And ultramarines act nothing like Americans in their mannerisms. From your logic i could easily say the Ultramarines are more Canadian inspired, as the Canadian military is much more disciplined and trained over the Americans.
The ultramarines are Roman insprired, Thats all
I'm not so sure for the Theoretical/Practical things, it sounds more like some military manual, which is perfect for Guilliman characterisation as the ultimate logistic/organisational leader.
No doubt that Ultramarines are inspired by the Roman empire, but "inspired" is the key word. Frankly, all Dan Abnett has really done is putting latin names and titles on some characters, and that's all.
When you get a closer look on Maccrage inthe Unremembered empire
, it looks more like a modern country of the early twenty century.
And John Grammaticus looks more like a cross between James Bond and Jason Bourne, with a dash of Zakalwe from Consider Phlebas
That doesn't stop neither to be awesome, tough.