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Forum: 40k Fluff   12-31-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By hailene
I'll try to answer what I can. There...

I'll try to answer what I can.



There were millions of Orks outside of one hive city sometime in the first day of the invasion...this is while the Imperial Navy was still fighting over the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-03-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,194
Posted By hailene
Long and short of short of it? It comes down to 2...

Long and short of short of it? It comes down to 2 reasons: 1. The Space marines get a lot more limelight. Hence all the interest around them. 2. Space Marines are (I think it is safe to say) just...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-03-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,194
Posted By hailene
Then maybe reread it since she was the one...

Then maybe reread it since she was the one blasting people about female space marines not making sense. It didn't make sense for her to bring it up and not too much for you to support her. It...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-03-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,194
Posted By hailene
Then please quote it for me. I cannot find it. ...

Then please quote it for me. I cannot find it.

The closest thing is Euphrati going on her soapbox about something that no one had brought up.



I have bad news for you if you think backing up...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-03-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,194
Posted By hailene
I am not sure why you keep trying to state that...

I am not sure why you keep trying to state that female Space Marines don't exist in the canon. No one in the thread has suggested anything to the contrary.

Even the OP, as I mentioned before, took...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-03-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,194
Posted By hailene
Classes have been kicking my ass. I'll see what I...

Classes have been kicking my ass. I'll see what I can do.



That's my point. There's a bunch of voodoo here.

I am not debating whether or not Space Marines can be female in the canon. I think...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-01-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,194
Posted By hailene
Ah, so you misunderstood the post then, I think. ...

Ah, so you misunderstood the post then, I think.

The post was asking about thoughts or disagreements about the idea of the Y chromosome's "short leg" allowed the Emperor and his fleshsmiths to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   05-01-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,194
Posted By hailene
You didn't actually read the OP, did you? ...

You didn't actually read the OP, did you?

The OP was about a potential reason why there were no female Space marines, not asking why there could not be any.
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-12-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By hailene
I think the image of a mindless horde that's...

I think the image of a mindless horde that's throwing itself at the enemy is an oversimplification of Khornate followers.

Sometimes more blood can be spilled by sound tactics and solid logistics...
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-01-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
I have no idea. I don't know enough about the...

I have no idea. I don't know enough about the Blood Angels and perfection is a really tricky thing. Something perfect in one situation is useless or even disadvantageous in another.



Their...
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-01-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By hailene
Inquisitors come in every shape, size, and creed....

Inquisitors come in every shape, size, and creed.

Some of them use daemon hosts for goodness sakes! I assume Orks could fly...if they were kept discreet.
Forum: 40k Fluff   03-01-16, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By hailene
Sure, for a pretty radical inquisitor. I...

Sure, for a pretty radical inquisitor.

I mean some of them are going around using Chaos artifacts to fight the enemies of man. An Ork could work.

Just be aware that you can't exactly drag this...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-29-16, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By hailene
What on Earth are you talking about? Are...

What on Earth are you talking about?

Are there more strawmen you'd like to beat to death?



More strawmen. I'm not saying they're invulnerable. I'm saying that something that's designed to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-29-16, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By hailene
Not gyrojet tech, but the small explosive...

Not gyrojet tech, but the small explosive bullets. They're deemed, I think, inhumane in warfare.



You would think that these windows wouldn't be single pane stuff like we have in our bathrooms....
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-28-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By hailene
I am fully aware of what an auto-gun is. ...

I am fully aware of what an auto-gun is.

What you described for the auto-gun also aptly matches a bolter. If all the difference between an auto-gun bullet and a bolter is armor-piercing and...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-28-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By hailene
If the issue is that causing collateral damage to...

If the issue is that causing collateral damage to the surroundings is somehow dangerous, isn't an "armor piercing round" dangerous to have for a force designed to act as boarders and the main line of...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-28-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By hailene
The size of even the small Imperial escorts...

The size of even the small Imperial escorts dwarfs the biggest fighting ship we've put to sea. And they don't seem all that stingy with space.

Corridors where multiple men can fight shoulder to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-28-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
We can do some decent guess work with what...

We can do some decent guess work with what information we have.

The Imperial Fists rarely broke 100k marines (which means more often than not they were below 100k), but they were not considered...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-28-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By hailene
Low velocity shotguns are mentioned in the...

Low velocity shotguns are mentioned in the Eisenhorn series and Night Lord series as marine armsmen weapons specifically to fight on board ships.

Also in the Night Lord series one of the Chaos...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-28-16, 02:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By hailene
Ship-approved infantry weapons...sorta silly?

So apparently it's dangerous in the WH40k universe to fire some weapons while on a ship. It make sense. A lot of weapons deal with making holes in other things, and if you're in space, you definitely...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-27-16, 11:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
My reading of this quote seems to mean that the...

My reading of this quote seems to mean that the author meant the higher end estimates are more likely true. I think the ~120,000 is taking into consideration their accelerated geneseed programs.
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Forum: 40k Fluff   02-27-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
They are? Where do we get a more accurate...

They are? Where do we get a more accurate estimation on their numbers?



What? That sucks. Boo!



This is a tiny bit of wiggle room. And by tiny, I mean absolutely tiny.
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-26-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
It makes sense that the Night Lords later...

It makes sense that the Night Lords later recruited from their empire when Nostramo ceased to exist during the later part of the Great Crusade.



90,000-120,000 puts them at mid-sized Legion....
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-26-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By hailene
The quality of bionics Space Marines have...

The quality of bionics Space Marines have available to them far exceed the Imperial average.

The Deathwatch rulebook states that even "common" Space Marine bionic arms "replace the function of...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-25-16, 01:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
Before I go any further, what do you mean exactly...

Before I go any further, what do you mean exactly by the absence of evidence?

I have a couple of ideas where you are going with that, but I rather know exactly what you are thinking first before I...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-24-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
I'll try to keep this short since I first wrote a...

I'll try to keep this short since I first wrote a rambling post.

If you want to discuss, then discuss. If you don't like my theory, then present your own theory. If you don't feel like you have...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-24-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
That's interesting. I can't wait to see your...

That's interesting. I can't wait to see your support.

What sort of sources do we have for pre-heresy White Scars, anyway? Scars, the IA, some of the codices (which basically mention them defending...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-24-16, 07:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
No. Disagreeing is fine...as long as the other...

No. Disagreeing is fine...as long as the other side brings a well-formed counterargument. If you were to say, "Well, in book X, it states that the White Scar geneseed is particularly compatible with...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-24-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
I think you're in the wrong thread (possibly...

I think you're in the wrong thread (possibly forum) then. If you want a question with a definitive answer, your best bet is probably the Questionable Corner up above. It's stickied.

Now if you...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-23-16, 09:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
I suppose then do you actually have something to...

I suppose then do you actually have something to add to the conversation then?

You assert that I may be wrong. I make no argument that you might be right. The evidence I have is less than...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-23-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
I'm not denying that what I am saying is not...

I'm not denying that what I am saying is not definitive. It is, as you said, speculation on my part. But we don't have the answers to everything, so we have to take what evidence we have and make a...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-23-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
There's probably an easy solution to this. What...

There's probably an easy solution to this. What else limits a legion's size besides recruitment base? Geneseed and casualties. Some combination of these three factors (recruitment base, geneseed...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-23-16, 06:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
Not quite. The Space Wolves had recruiting...

Not quite. The Space Wolves had recruiting issues, too. From Scars, "The Wolves numbers had never been among the highest, a feature exacerbated by their aggressive drive to limit recruitment to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-23-16, 02:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
There might be some. I'm open to the possibility....

There might be some. I'm open to the possibility.

Them holding a majority of the Chogorian recruits? Almost definitely not.

Them even holding a significant minority (say 15%)? I'd have my...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-23-16, 12:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
I don't believe so. In the Index Astartes, the...

I don't believe so. In the Index Astartes, the people of the plains are repeatedly called tribesmen or referred to as part of a tribe.

The people of the cities, serving under Palatine, are...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-22-16, 11:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,731
Posted By hailene
Urgh, this weird mistaken idea is going to haunt...

Urgh, this weird mistaken idea is going to haunt the franchise until the day it dies.

The whole Tau=anime thing is almost as dominant as las guns being flash lights and Imperial Guard being...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-22-16, 11:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
It does give us an idea. If the, say, dozen or...

It does give us an idea. If the, say, dozen or two marines we do know about only come from the tribesmen and none from anywhere else...

It's probably more likely that they recruit heavily from the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-22-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By hailene
Has there ever been a reference to a Chogorian...

Has there ever been a reference to a Chogorian White Scar that wasn't originally a nomad? Even once?

From any time, 30k-40k.
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-21-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,731
Posted By hailene
As I mentioned before, the novel Sanctus Reach...

As I mentioned before, the novel Sanctus Reach has a nifty deception of Ork tech working through a combination of advanced, innate technological know-how bred into the Mekboyz and the latent Ork...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-19-16, 11:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,731
Posted By hailene
I guess on topic. If I had to kill a faction it'd...

I guess on topic. If I had to kill a faction it'd be the new Necrons.

I don't need more extremely powerful, haughty lords with great technology that also can be both extremely cruel and...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-19-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,731
Posted By hailene
Weird they'd use Robotech. That was sort of a...

Weird they'd use Robotech. That was sort of a travesty since they basically butchered the Japanese Macross to make Robotech.

I'd be interested in hearing what sort of reasons and similarities the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-19-16, 09:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,731
Posted By hailene
I don't think you're going to find very many...

I don't think you're going to find very many anime fans that go "oh, man, that looks like a mecha."

If you want to argue that some of the Tau battlesuits appear to be inspired by Japanese Mecha to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-19-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,731
Posted By hailene
No, the thread you linked was originally about...

No, the thread you linked was originally about Gundam models standing in for Tau. There's just another link within the thread that links another thread where someone was looking to make Gundam...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-19-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,731
Posted By hailene
Linked ...

Linked (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/577445.page#6551432)in the link you shared is one asking about Gundam conversions to stand in as Imperial nights.

The general bodyshape of...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-19-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By hailene
The ribcage does fuse into a hard case. But I...

The ribcage does fuse into a hard case. But I figured that the ribcage is not significantly stronger than the rest of the marines reinforced bones.

So they're tough, but it you're not going to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-19-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,731
Posted By hailene
In the Sanctus Reach novel there's some...

In the Sanctus Reach novel there's some interesting fluff pertaining to this. The Mechboyz would occasionally talk in "mechboyz" lingo--that is, highly technical knowledge that the Old Ones bred into...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-16-16, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By hailene
Basically they need their brain (or at least the...

Basically they need their brain (or at least the sus-an membrane to function) to survive.

Once in a sus-an induced coma, they seem more or less good indefinitely. Their flesh doesn't necrotize or...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-11-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,350
Posted By hailene
You're missing out why the Dark Angels are being...

You're missing out why the Dark Angels are being secretive.

It's their shame of some of their number betraying their liege lord, the Lion.

What greater shame could a knight know than having...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-02-16, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,350
Posted By hailene
I'd generally say it's a duel between the Black...

I'd generally say it's a duel between the Black Templars and the Dark Angels.
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-30-16, 04:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,869
Posted By hailene
Yeah. I agree with you on that point. If I...

Yeah. I agree with you on that point.

If I read that paragraph and didn't take the rest of the fluff into account, I wholeheartedly agree with you. It makes sense that it "Elder empire of old" be...
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