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07-03-13 06:00 PM
jasonpittman
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Ah yes, Kharn curb-stomping Erebus was pretty damn epic.
That was awesome
07-03-13 02:23 PM
Chompy Bits
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Originally Posted by MontytheMighty View Post
Well yeah, when you know a few seconds in advance what your opponent's going to do and he doesn't enjoy the same foreknowledge with respect to you...it becomes very easy for you to hard counter him (you'll also know in advance whether he's about to feint), overall it's just a huge advantage
Yeah, trust me, as someone who practices martial arts and spars with other people on a regular basis, I know. Even an extra fraction of a second to react can make a big difference. My point was that there are very few examples of this advantage in the fluff (at least that I've encountered). Given his showing, it makes me think that Ahriman might have given a few of the Heresy-era close combat specialists a lot more trouble than they'd probably expect, if it came down to a duel. But then Ahriman would probably just rip their astral forms out of their bodies and feed it to daemons, like he did to a certain extremely dickish Space Wolf. Who needs badass CC skills when you have MIND BULLETS!!!

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The short story Rebirth has TSons using precog against World Eaters in melee.
I admit I totally forgot about this one but, given how bleh I found that whole story overall, it's hardly surprising.
07-03-13 03:16 AM
MontytheMighty
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Originally Posted by Chompy Bits View Post
Lion VS Curze
Too bad we didn't get to see the entirety of round 2, only its end

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Ahrimans VS those ragged bunch of renegade marines in Ahriman: Exile. It was one of the first really decent examples I've read about that show how useful having precog powers can be in melee combat.
Well yeah, when you know a few seconds in advance what your opponent's going to do and he doesn't enjoy the same foreknowledge with respect to you...it becomes very easy for you to hard counter him (you'll also know in advance whether he's about to feint), overall it's just a huge advantage

The short story Rebirth has TSons using precog against World Eaters in melee.
07-02-13 04:20 PM
Chompy Bits Damn, there are actually a couple of fights I love. But of the ones I can remember off the top of my head:

Lucius VS Nykona Sharrowkyn (both fights)
Kharn schooling Erebus
Corax VS Gal Vorbak
Fulgrim VS Avatar
Grammaticus VS Lucifer Black
Lion VS Curze
Kantor VS Snagrod in Rynn's World
Also Cortez VS unnamed Ork Warboss in Rynn's World (he ends the fight by ripping out the Ork's friggin' spinal cord, what's not to love)
Magnus VS Russ
Ahrimans VS those ragged bunch of renegade marines in Ahriman: Exile. It was one of the first really decent examples I've read about that show how useful having precog powers can be in melee combat.
Lucius Worna VS that augmented guy he was hunting in the one Ravenor novel.
Toros Revoke VS The Brass Thief aka Incunabula (that bound demon, also from the Ravenor series)
And though very brief... Cherubael vs the Chaos Titan
I just loved that bit:
"Cherubael?"
"Yesssss?"
"Kill it."

I actually also found the psychic duels in Ahriman: Exile and the Ravenor series pretty entertaining, if purely because they are so different to the normal fights we get to read about.
07-02-13 02:23 PM
Angel of Blood Ah yes, Kharn curb-stomping Erebus was pretty damn epic.
07-02-13 01:05 PM
Anakwanar Kharn vs Erebus - sooo lovely
06-29-13 09:33 AM
Lord of Ruin Top 5 for me....

1. Xarl vs Genesis marine champion
2. Russ vs. Magnus
3. Sharrowkin vs Lucius
4. Sanguinius vs Blood thirster
5. Grammaticus vs Lucifer Black

ones that nearly made it....Ahriman vs Harlequins, Fulgrim vs Manus; Lucius vs Loken; Loken vs Abbadon, Little Horus vs Torggadon, Khan vs Orc Warlord at Chondax, lion vs Curze
06-29-13 02:10 AM
Angel of Blood
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Originally Posted by Tywin Lannister View Post
It's very brief, but Chayne against Alpharius in Legion is kinda cool -
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Actually,
06-29-13 01:54 AM
Sequere_me_in_Tenebras
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Curious you should eliminate Gaunt and his Ghosts, considering the Iron Snakes in particular hold Gaunt in high regard, and others think very highly of Mkoll, the same Mkoll who has
I forget which novel that was in where Gaunt and a few other's ended up being visited by some traitor marines - that was a good fight!

I'd also throw in:

Fulgrim Vs Eldar Avatar (somewhere during Fulgrim).

Sharrowkyn Vs Lucius (however - after building up Lucius as one of the 'best' swordsmen the Legions had to offer over what, 2 novels and several shorts - a random does that. Didn't sit to well with me afterwards. Any thoughts?).

I'm sorry to mention Gaunt's Ghosts again. "Ven" Mkvenner
06-29-13 01:19 AM
Stephen_Newman My favourite kind of fight is when an author gets Eldar right. They can fight so gracefully.

On this vein of thought I liked the Solitaire's performance against the Keeper of Secrets in Path of the Outcast as well as Hradhiri's "death" in The Masque of Vyle.

Outside of Eldar that fight between Grammaticus and the Lucifer Black stands out. The idea of an unarmed human taking down a Lucifer Black so easily was brutal to read. Not to mention the clinical finishing.
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