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Forum: 40k Fluff   04-13-15, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,824
Posted By Rems
To build on Hailene's points, boarding combat is...

To build on Hailene's points, boarding combat is very common in 40k naval combat.

Tyranids board ships via spores, indeed their living ships will grapple with ships like oceanic predators.
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Forum: Roleplay Threads   10-16-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Rems
I love me some void-warfare. Would you mind...

I love me some void-warfare.

Would you mind explaining some of the mechanics of the rp though?

Stuff like how will the combat work, is death/defeat a possibility? Entirely narrative or are...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-14-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,394
Posted By Rems
Storm of Iron was written way before the HH...

Storm of Iron was written way before the HH series came out.

There were no Grand Battalions back then, the Iron Warriors had Grand Companies pre and post Heresy.

So there's two options; 1) an...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-08-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Rems
Hives develop over time. Think of how large...

Hives develop over time.

Think of how large and dense cities like Shanghai or Tokyo are. Then imagine how much larger they could grow over the centuries, then the millennia if their populations...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-18-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,713
Posted By Rems
Well some art does depict them with gear. (from...

Well some art does depict them with gear. (from Forgeworld's Taros book.)
...
Forum: General 40k   08-11-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By Rems
Heresy Betrayal, Heresy Massacre and Heresy...

Heresy Betrayal, Heresy Massacre and Heresy Extermination are campaign books, comprising the Isstvan Trilogy. They tell the story of the Horus Heresy so far and detail the various legions. They're...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-09-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Rems
Not even of all the guard. In 40k a...

Not even of all the guard.

In 40k a Warmaster is merely the figure appointed to lead a particular crusade, Macharius for example. He only has authority of the munitorium elements of that crusade...
Forum: 40k Fluff   08-05-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rems
Do you mean sticking the novels in a timeline or...

Do you mean sticking the novels in a timeline or the various events taking place and referred to?
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-23-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Posted By Rems
The Ultramarine model of achieving compliance is...

The Ultramarine model of achieving compliance is the ideal, not the smash and move on of more 'direct' legions. Look at the worlds the Ultramarines left behind; enlightened and productive beacons of...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-23-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Posted By Rems
I would rate the Ultramarines as a more capable...

I would rate the Ultramarines as a more capable military force than the Luna Wolves.

The Luna Wolves may have had the most conquests in the Great Crusade, but they had the advantage of the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-29-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,028
Posted By Rems
The descriptions of bolters in the Codecies since...

The descriptions of bolters in the Codecies since at least 3rd edition have stated bolts to be caseless. So do does the schematic of the bolter and its ammunition in the 3rd ed rulebook.
Forum: Off Topic   06-14-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,066
Posted By Rems
Exactly though. A knowledge of right and...

Exactly though.

A knowledge of right and wrong was something you attained by age 10, you weren't born with it. You were taught what was right and wrong. You had positive role models, a stable...
Forum: Off Topic   06-13-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,066
Posted By Rems
That's how you debate something or discus...

That's how you debate something or discus something, one point at a time. Breaking a post up into sections to reply to prevents confusion about what you're replying to and the points you're...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-12-14, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By Rems
Not especially. From the Eastern Fringe to Terra...

Not especially. From the Eastern Fringe to Terra is a 6-8 month journey (3rd ed rulebook).



Did they really need to clear a path to Terra though? It's not like they need to travel by land and...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-12-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,840
Posted By Rems
Which begs the question of why it took 9 long...

Which begs the question of why it took 9 long years to get to Terra.
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-12-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,688
Posted By Rems
Have you read After Desh'ea? Angron meeting his...

Have you read After Desh'ea? Angron meeting his legion for the first time, glimpses into his character, and that of he legion.

Better yet, read this:...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-11-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,204
Posted By Rems
I imagine every Ultramarine would die before...

I imagine every Ultramarine would die before they'd let that happen, along with every member of Ultramar's PDF and civilian conscript and any other force they could get their hands on to throw at the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-10-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,688
Posted By Rems
It's far more than that. Think of the life...

It's far more than that.

Think of the life Angron led. Blood and death and pain was all he knew from infancy. Despite his great physical power he was powerless to effect his own agency; he...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-10-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,204
Posted By Rems
As regards hard numbers and the like for the...

As regards hard numbers and the like for the Alpha Legion I would hesitate to take them at face value, the in universe author of Extermination himself notes that hard facts on the Alpha legion are...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-02-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By Rems
That doesn't make sense. The Tau already had...

That doesn't make sense.

The Tau already had an empire, albeit a small one, at the time of the Damocles Gulf crusade. That's the whole reason there was a crusade in the first place; an upstart,...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-01-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,688
Posted By Rems
Its unlikely given that there's no evidence of...

Its unlikely given that there's no evidence of human habitation of the core Sept worlds.

That being said the Tau's spaceship technology received a massive boost when they conveniently stumbled...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-01-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,922
Posted By Rems
The Iron Warriors were already callous and...

The Iron Warriors were already callous and dismissive of casualties, remember that the nick name the corpse grinders came before, they were reunited with Perturabo and became the Iron Warriors.
...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-31-14, 02:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,392
Posted By Rems
I agree with Daxxglax in that it's likely a...

I agree with Daxxglax in that it's likely a personality issue.

The Iron Hands are pragmatic to the extreme. They don't care for glory, accolades or showy displays. They're concerned solely with...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   05-31-14, 02:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,334
Posted By Rems
There should at least be some consistency in the...

There should at least be some consistency in the portrayal of Sigismund's character, French did Crimson Fist aswell yes?
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-27-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,502
Posted By Rems
In their old guise the Necrons possessed a form...

In their old guise the Necrons possessed a form of FTL called inertialess drive which operated independant of warp travel or the webway. It's one of the things that made them so horrifically...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-16-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,278
Posted By Rems
Also interesting is the Nicor, battlebarge of the...

Also interesting is the Nicor, battlebarge of the Space Sharks is mentioned in Forgeworld Extermination as one of the uniquely powerful capital ships of the nascent Imperium.
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-15-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,340
Posted By Rems
Given that Fulgrim survived a sniper's bullet to...

Given that Fulgrim survived a sniper's bullet to the brain pan i'm not so sure that's true.

Which of course speaks volumes to a primarch's durability and no doubt miraculous biology.
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-15-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,434
Posted By Rems
What makes you so sure there were 200,000 Space...

What makes you so sure there were 200,000 Space Marines to get rid of, or that they would be widely known?

The Alpha Legion existed sequestered away from the Imperium at large and their fellow...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-12-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,609
Posted By Rems
The concentrated force of an entire legion is a...

The concentrated force of an entire legion is a force which can end entire species and civilizations. (As per Forgeworld's Heresy books).

So yes, a legion with all its assets and personnel could...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-12-14, 01:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,340
Posted By Rems
I remain unconvinced. Primarch skin can...

I remain unconvinced.

Primarch skin can deflect bolter rounds. Can a harlequin punch with greater force than that?

Remember too that a primarchs physiology is a mystery to even the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-11-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,340
Posted By Rems
A Space Marine's combat knife also has a...

A Space Marine's combat knife also has a mono-molecular edge, yet you don't see those chopping through power armour etc like there's nothing there.

Food for thought.
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-07-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,291
Posted By Rems
Adeptus Astartes doesn't translate to Space...

Adeptus Astartes doesn't translate to Space Marines.

Astartes isn't even Latin, but the name of a goddess. Adeptus translates to obtained or pupil.

So again, you can't just translate High...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-06-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,291
Posted By Rems
So's Adeptus Astartes if you translate it...

So's Adeptus Astartes if you translate it literally.

High Gothic simply uses Latin as a thematic placeholder. It's suppose to convey a sense of the baroque and formality. High Gothic isn't Latin...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-06-14, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,291
Posted By Rems
Given that the term Imperial Guard is still used...

Given that the term Imperial Guard is still used in the codex it's likely the novels will continue to use it too, at least in the text themselves, Astra Militarum is a clunky phrase.

I imagine...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-30-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,646
Posted By Rems
Agreed. The recruitment base is not the...

Agreed.

The recruitment base is not the limiter on chapter size. Look at Baal. Scrawny techno-barbarians suffering from radiation poisoning can become Space Marines. the recruits are described as...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-30-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Rems
The size of a fleet greatly depends on its task...

The size of a fleet greatly depends on its task and location.

Each Segmentum maintains its own fleet and has a central HQ and shipyard. The Segmentum level fleet is then divided into smaller,...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-16-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,688
Posted By Rems
Agreed. To accurately portray the inhuman...

Agreed.

To accurately portray the inhuman mentality of a Space Marine would be very difficult, not to mention create an unappealing novel. ADB gets the closest I think; his Black Templars have a...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-15-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,688
Posted By Rems
hailene Complete agreement. It would...

hailene

Complete agreement.

It would be one thing to take adult men who are already soldiers and enhance them. it's quite another to take children, children who have grown up on some of the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-09-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,931
Posted By Rems
The genius of the STC system was that you could...

The genius of the STC system was that you could substitute any available materials you had at hand. It's why for example the Leman Russ and Rhino can run on anything combustible.
Forum: General 40k   04-06-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By Rems
The first Heresy book Betrayal contains the...

The first Heresy book Betrayal contains the complete Crusade army list. You can build a pre heresy legion just from the first book. It also contains additional rules for specific legions, in this...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-06-14, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By Rems
Yea it's the box behind the shield. Assuming each...

Yea it's the box behind the shield. Assuming each shell is smaller than the smallest part of the barrel then it actually looks like you could fit a few in the box, certainly more than 1.

This...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-03-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By Rems
They would resupply mid 'battle', much like...

They would resupply mid 'battle', much like Titans do, or other armoured vehicles. Depending on distance they would resupply at arming stations and ammo dumps or have it brought to them. Remember...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   03-29-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,677
Posted By Rems
Those Tempestus Scions are gorgeous. They look...

Those Tempestus Scions are gorgeous. They look like proper high tech sci fi soldiers. Still going to keep calling them Storm Troopers though.
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-27-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By Rems
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Nocturne#.UzPPV4XI...

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Nocturne#.UzPPV4XIlkE

Read the section under 'Mount Deathfire'.

Yes Fire Drakes exist. They're the largest of the salamander lizards that inhabit Nocturne....
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-24-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 27,788
Posted By Rems
Despite all evidence to the contrary? Are you...

Despite all evidence to the contrary? Are you being deliberately obtuse?

Actually look at the link DA posted and Jacobite quoted. Look at the timestamp. 17th of March. He still is, and still...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-18-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,082
Posted By Rems
Given that the blurb explicitly mentions Imperial...

Given that the blurb explicitly mentions Imperial Knights and Riptides product placement seems likely.
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-16-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Rems
The depictions of navigators in the fluff has...

The depictions of navigators in the fluff has been very varied.

In the old stuff Navigators slowly mutated overtime, becoming far more bestial in appearance. The truly ancient ones and the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-14-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Rems
Unlikely, at least in the tradition conception of...

Unlikely, at least in the tradition conception of Nomads or any significant numbers.

Armageddon is a very hostile environment. You don't really want to be out travelleing the wastes and there's...
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-13-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,931
Posted By Rems
I very much doubt that they were full fledged STC...

I very much doubt that they were full fledged STC systems. A functioning STC system is the holy grail of the Adeptus Mechanicus. They'll quite happily sacrifice worlds for mere STC designs or...
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-12-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,931
Posted By Rems
Given that we have no surviving examples it's...

Given that we have no surviving examples it's hard to say what they looked like.

As to how they worked we have slightly more information. From the Index Astartes article on the Rhino we learn...
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