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post #41 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-15-11, 05:16 AM
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The first and second edition rule books featured the Crimson Fists on the cover.

The original space marines chapters were derived from rogue trader chapter approved books and white dwarf articles. Then, in second edition, they wrote ultramarines, blood angels, dark angels, and space wolves into their own codices. The Space Wolves actually had the first space marine, stand alone codex in 1994. Then Ultramarines came out the next year. Then the combined BA/DA codex came out in 1996. But, earlier 1st edition books had already described the chapters.
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Plus Ultramarines haven't always been the poster boys. Blood Angels held it during second ed and Black Templars for 3rd (briefly) with this rather famous cover



and this was the BA one



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The original space marine chapters, from the rogue trader rulebooks were:

Dark Angels
Flesh Eaters
Flesh Tearers
Space Wolves
Ultra Marines
White Scars
Blood Angels
Blood Drinkers
Crimson Fists
Iron Hands
Rainbow Warriors
Silver Skulls

The idea of "legions" or "successor" chapters had not been written yet.

Also, the Crimson Fists were on the first true "Space Marines" codex in 3rd edition.
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In regards to cover's i was referring to the starter box sets.

On all other accounts you're right though. That's a nice slice of 40k history there.

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Very interesting, I kind of like how the BA codex also features the flesh tearers as well.


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Yeah, they incorporated 4 of the original chapters into the blood angels codex... Flesh Tearers, Flesh Eaters, Blood Drinkers, and Blood Angels.
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Space Sharks; Sharks in space. Where is your God-Emperor now?

Win/loss record for The Fists of Vengeance- 20 - 1 - 8.
Hive Fleet Kraken- 7 - 2
The Unnamed Clan- 0 - 0 - 0
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The GK gene-seed is suppose to be without flaws and carry "the gift of the Emperor's own flesh and soul"

I'm not familiar with the BT and BA gene-seed fluff, but the GK codex makes their gene-seed sound like the best. I'm curious about the BT and BA seeds, what is supposed to be better about them?
Fluff is written by Matt Ward, and thusly, your point is immediately withdrawn.

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Fluff is written by Matt Ward, and thusly, your point is immediately withdrawn.
So you choose to ignore official fluff just because it's written by an author that you personally don't agree with? Seems a bit pig-headed.

Also I believe the word you're looking for is "invalid" rather than "withdrawn".
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