I can believe Draigo beating Mortarion, given the Grey Knight vs Daemon argument Darkreever made. But I giggle a bit at the thought of Draigo crouched over Mortarion's prone form holding up a dagger and saying with his tongue stuck between his teeth, "Keep still, damn you! You think I like doing this shit?"
Strikes me as a bit ridiculous, that part. Unless Ward is speaking figuratively! To have someone's name carved into your heart implies that you have a bone to pick with that individual, in my mind. Though I think Ward meant it literally.
I don't dislike Ward. Actually the Blood Angels fluff, he didn't wreck at all. It's more or less the same fluff you saw in the 3rd edition codex and Index Astartes way back when. Rules... I've heard people argue that they're pretty beardy on the tabletop. But I've managed to beat them handily on many occasions.
Oh and on Ultramarines, I believe someone had previously linked an article where Matt Ward is quoted as saying UM are the epitome of what a chapter should be, and basically that every chapter in the Imperium strives to be like them (with a few notable exceptions).
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