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Forum: 40k Fluff   07-30-12, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Harriticus
Lexicanum lists the following Basilisk Regiments:...

Lexicanum lists the following Basilisk Regiments:

66th Arcadian Armoured Regiment - Toal III Invasion force
27th Konig Armoured Regiment
7th Mortant Regiment - Sacking of Colonia
142nd Cadian...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-30-12, 12:54 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 16,546
Posted By Harriticus
Most of the "big warlords" from the other armies...

Most of the "big warlords" from the other armies could be contenders probably. Calgar, Vect, Ghazghkull, Swarmlord, and so on.
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-03-12, 01:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,971
Posted By Harriticus
This kind of intrigue is gone. Newcron C'tans are...

This kind of intrigue is gone. Newcron C'tans are just shards to be used as measly slaves. Outsider was listed as a C'tan shard in White Dwarf.
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-08-12, 02:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,072
Posted By Harriticus
All 40k books obviously broadly follow a general...

All 40k books obviously broadly follow a general policy set by GW:

1.) Don't screw with major events/settings/situations. The Emperor will not come back, the Primarchs will not return, the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   04-08-12, 02:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,619
Posted By Harriticus
The xenophobia is just part of the grimdark,...

The xenophobia is just part of the grimdark, which is a major reason for the settings success. Mass Effect and Stark Trek especially are both upbeat and optimistic. Even Star Wars is fairly idyllic....
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-31-12, 01:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,415
Posted By Harriticus
Meh, active-duty IDF brigades (which don't follow...

Meh, active-duty IDF brigades (which don't follow the NATO standard) are usually above 6,000.

Still, you wouldn't trust 1 Brigade with operations in 1 small country. It isn't nearly enough. A...
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-30-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,415
Posted By Harriticus
GW screws around with numbers, but the scale of...

GW screws around with numbers, but the scale of the universe is fine.

Keep in mind that if you do the math, the maximum size of the Ork horde on Armageddon is only about 3 million. That's smaller...
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-30-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 19,429
Posted By Harriticus
Everyone but the Reapers would prove to be a...

Everyone but the Reapers would prove to be a minor threat to the Imperium that it nonetheless becomes bogged down against for centuries due to its stretched resources (think Tau empire). Reapers...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-26-12, 04:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,149
Posted By Harriticus
Assassins are one of the most underused things in...

Assassins are one of the most underused things in fluff. Awesome concept, cool/dark characters, and potentially riveting stories.

What really got me with Imperial Assassins was in Soul Hunter...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-26-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,951
Posted By Harriticus
The problem with this is GW didn't really start...

The problem with this is GW didn't really start at 001.M41, they had events as late as the 900's M41 right out in the 1st edition. Almost everything takes place in later part of (700.M41+) M41,...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-31-11, 02:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By Harriticus
I think the only "major" Civil Wars can be...

I think the only "major" Civil Wars can be classified as:

-Horus Heresy

-Wars of Apostasy (when classified as a collective event)

-Nova Terra Interregnum

-Macharian Heresy
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-30-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By Harriticus
During the Age of Apostasy the Officio...

During the Age of Apostasy the Officio Assassinorum descended into a civil war, yes.
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-29-11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Harriticus
It was in the 5th Nid codex. I looked it up and...

It was in the 5th Nid codex. I looked it up and the world was Forgefane, located in Ultima Segmentum and consumed by Hive Fleet Leviathan in less then a week.
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-29-11, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,384
Posted By Harriticus
Abaddon has a huge inferiority complex with Horus...

Abaddon has a huge inferiority complex with Horus and it's a very sensitive issue for him. I recall in Soul Hunter when Talos met Abaddon he basically just insulted the poor guy, called Abaddon a...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-29-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By Harriticus
Other examples besides the Maelstrom is the Word...

Other examples besides the Maelstrom is the Word Bearers Forge World of Ghalmek, which is one of their primary base of operations along with Sicarus (which is in the Eye). Alpha Legion also resides...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-29-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By Harriticus
There's been others that have been loosely...

There's been others that have been loosely mentioned, such as the Nova Terra Interregnum (which lasted like 300 years). There's also the Macharian Heresy.
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-23-11, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Harriticus
It's a state within a state. Like the states of...

It's a state within a state. Like the states of Bavaria, Prussia, Saxony, and Wurttemberg in the old German Empire. They have their own government, autonomy, culture, military, territory, but are...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-15-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,107
Posted By Harriticus
No military in Africa could really stand up to...

No military in Africa could really stand up to them in an organized fashion either. State of just about every African army is pretty dismal, and that includes South America post-Apartheid.
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-15-11, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,919
Posted By Harriticus
imo the Emperor eliminating the Space Marines...

imo the Emperor eliminating the Space Marines after he had united all of humanity and established his vision of a utopic society free from the perils of the Warp was a realistic scenario, and this...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-15-11, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,193
Posted By Harriticus
The Emperor was born a normal man in a normal...

The Emperor was born a normal man in a normal family, not a surprise he'd look mundane.
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-15-11, 04:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,107
Posted By Harriticus
Most Ork tech isn't much more advanced than ours,...

Most Ork tech isn't much more advanced than ours, at least not the kind we'd encounter in this scenario. The really frightening stuff Mekboyz can make that is leagues ahead of us: Teleportation,...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-15-11, 04:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,251
Posted By Harriticus
Space Marines really aren't limited at all. They...

Space Marines really aren't limited at all. They have their own infantry, tanks, aircraft, heavily armed fleet, means of production, worlds, means of recruitment, etc.. An air superiority fighter...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   12-14-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
  Ia 11
Views: 4,529
Posted By Harriticus
Not really, I know that Mymeara is the Eldar....

Not really, I know that Mymeara is the Eldar. "The Doom of Mymeara" refers to why the Eldar are on the ice planet: they're seeking to destroy the person or thing that will bring doom to Mymeara.
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-14-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,251
Posted By Harriticus
Rapid strike operations need lots of air support,...

Rapid strike operations need lots of air support, it's part of what rapid strike is about. I can understand why the SM's don't have Baneblade and Basilisks, but not a dedicated air superiority...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-14-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,107
Posted By Harriticus
Well I intended more for the actual setting of...

Well I intended more for the actual setting of the movie: the situation in Los Angles. The country/military is shocked by a vicious alien army that suddenly lands in the middle in the city and starts...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-14-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,251
Posted By Harriticus
The lack of an air-space superiority fighter for...

The lack of an air-space superiority fighter for the Space Marines really makes no sense. The Thunderhawk is a close air support and airborne assault aircraft with limited air-to-air capabilities at...
Forum: 40k Fluff   12-14-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,107
Posted By Harriticus
Whatever area this average Ork warband landed at...

Whatever area this average Ork warband landed at would be hit by mass devastation and millions dead, but after the initial shock of the assault they'd get demolished. Ever see the movie Battle Los...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   12-14-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,005
Posted By Harriticus
We aren't getting Orks for long long long time. I...

We aren't getting Orks for long long long time. I imagine Chaos Legions, Tau, Black Templars, 6th Edition, Dark Angels, Eldar, Vanilla Marines would all be before it.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   12-14-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
  Ia 11
Views: 4,529
Posted By Harriticus
Eldar arrive to destroy someone or something that...

Eldar arrive to destroy someone or something that will be the "doom of mymera (or however you spell it)". The PDF tried to respond but were killed to a man. IG responds and is owned as IA hates...
Forum: General 40k   11-21-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,394
Posted By Harriticus
Star Wars Universe comes off as a much nicer...

Star Wars Universe comes off as a much nicer place to live then 40k, even with the Galactic Empire.
Forum: General 40k   11-21-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,903
Posted By Harriticus
What it must be like to be a regular human...

What it must be like to be a regular human ignorant of the galaxy going about his business then have you and your family captured and brought to Commorragh. That has happened countless times and is...
Forum: General 40k   11-21-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,798
Posted By Harriticus
There are Battlestar Galactica (2004 series)...

There are Battlestar Galactica (2004 series) Cylon Raider models out there. They make the best proxies to Doom Scythes that I can think of, even have that robotic look to them.
Forum: General 40k   11-21-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,904
Posted By Harriticus
There's really no reason other then GW not...

There's really no reason other then GW not wanting to give everyone naval units as to why there's no naval craft in 40k. For ocean worlds and the like it's much more efficient to operate coastal...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-18-11, 03:18 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 30,927
Posted By Harriticus
Works for people who play Tyranids and Daemons. ...

Works for people who play Tyranids and Daemons.

Necrons were much better as a cold unstoppable uncompromising machine army (they should have played the machine angle up much more, would have made...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-16-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 30,927
Posted By Harriticus
Oh wow, that's an awful piece of Fluff. Necrons...

Oh wow, that's an awful piece of Fluff. Necrons should be an emotionless, cold, unstoppable Machine Army to harvest all life for their C'tan masters. Not honorable warriors who violate orders from...
Forum: General 40k   10-15-11, 11:05 PM
Replies: 38
  Poll: New Miniatures?
Views: 2,066
Posted By Harriticus
SoB are in need of the most recent models....

SoB are in need of the most recent models. Necrons are about to get a flurry of new plastics/finecasts so they're pretty much handled. One of the reasons the SoB are the least popular army though is...
Forum: General 40k   10-15-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Harriticus
Eldar were mostly a metal army, GW is moving away...

Eldar were mostly a metal army, GW is moving away from metal to finecast now due to price reasons. It's a mixed blessing as despite all the problems with Finecast, metal models have always been a...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-15-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,400
Posted By Harriticus
There's clearly some kind of guideline and rules...

There's clearly some kind of guideline and rules GW outlines for BL authors, else these lines would have been crossed long ago as a book about the Emperor being resurrected would be a tempting piece...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-15-11, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By Harriticus
Probably Magnus-level Psyker. Even though the...

Probably Magnus-level Psyker. Even though the Eldar are a psychic Race who can produce psykers far exceeding the Imperiums own in the 41st Millennium, the Emperor will always be the greatest psyker...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-15-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By Harriticus
When you become a Daemon Prince your ability to...

When you become a Daemon Prince your ability to retain form outside of the EoT or the Warp also becomes a problem, was was the case for Angron in the 1st Armageddon War where the WB had to constantly...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-04-11, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,382
Posted By Harriticus
In Hammer of the Emperor as well as Storm of...

In Hammer of the Emperor as well as Storm of Iron, Chaos Mutants are shown to be barely Ogryn-level in intelligence. Keep in mind many of these Mutants are abhumans from the Eye of Terror, who have...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-03-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,382
Posted By Harriticus
The vast majority of Chaos worshipers...

The vast majority of Chaos worshipers (generalized as the "Lost and the Damned") are indeed insane. Chaos hordes of Heretics, Cultists, Beastmen, Rogue Psykers, Renegades, Mutants, etc.. are known...
Forum: General 40k   09-27-11, 02:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,113
Posted By Harriticus
I'd like to see the ability to create a unified...

I'd like to see the ability to create a unified Chaos horde, Chaos these days is pretty much just either CSM or Daemons. Heretics/Cultists have been shafted and even CSM/Daemons have gotten a pretty...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-27-11, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,380
Posted By Harriticus
Was very prevalent in the Dark Age of Technology...

Was very prevalent in the Dark Age of Technology (why so many worlds in 40k have oxygenated atmospheres, habitable life, and so on). These days I think the technology has been more or less lost to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-27-11, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By Harriticus
Fabricator-General does little direct overseeing...

Fabricator-General does little direct overseeing imo. Probably mostly deals with the brunt of high-level political transactions between the Mechanicus and the right of the Imperium.

This is true...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-27-11, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Harriticus
They're initially the main antagonists in the...

They're initially the main antagonists in the Fire Warrior game/book I believe (told from the Tau perspective).
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-23-11, 02:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,141
Posted By Harriticus
It'd be an extremely deadly weapon in modern...

It'd be an extremely deadly weapon in modern hands, the biggest issue would be what it would mean for modern-day vehicles. The average infantryman would have fairly potent anti-armor capability.
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-23-11, 02:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,612
Posted By Harriticus
-Imperium: Slowly Regressing -Chaos: Mixed bag....

-Imperium: Slowly Regressing
-Chaos: Mixed bag. Heretic/CSM forces use what they plunder from the Imperium so they're also regressing, though the Dark Mechanicus on Xana II in the EoT can actually...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-23-11, 02:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,890
Posted By Harriticus
Imperial Assassins are extremely deadly. To...

Imperial Assassins are extremely deadly.

To quote Lexicanum:

"In 546.M32, the High Lords of Terra were slain to the man by the Grand Master of the Officio, Drakan Vangorich. A Space Marine...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-19-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,963
Posted By Harriticus
Imperium should actually know where Commorragh...

Imperium should actually know where Commorragh is. In M35 the Salamanders/Silver Skulls/Howling Griffons launched a raid on the city with their fleets after a Salamander Strike Cruiser was captured...
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