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Descriptions of Horus vs Images of him.

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Maybe it is just me, but when reading HH books with the descriptions of Horus, I don't imagine him in the Terminator armour with no peripheral vision and huge quantities of plugs in his bald scalp.

I was just looking at the picture that is here : http://www.blacklibrary.com/Images/BL/blog/2010/07/Age2.jpg

And while it is a nice fearsome depiction, that is completely at odds with the charasmatic, standing on the bridge looking out into space, wounded unto death by the anethma character I have in my head.

Anyone else, or am I the only one ?
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The terminator armours lack of peripheral vision has always been a big issue of mine. Like you said i realise it looks intimidating and all that and probably give alot more protection, but yeah, complete sacrifice of peripheral vision and having to turn your entire body to look around seems like a big con
I still find lack of peripheral vision for any soldier a massive issue. Sure the armour looks cool but its still ridicolous to have no peripheral vision. Trust me on a battlefield its absoloutely essential
No Horus had his Black Terminator armour toward the beggining of Galaxy in Flames. The picture seems alright to me. He's already got the chaos powers inside him so its expected he looks more fierce.
Meh, i know what everyone means. But i just just imagine Primarchs as wanting to have a full uncomprimising view of their surroundings without having to rely on sensors no matter how advanced. Hence why none of the other Primarchs of the Emperor himself use Terminator armour. They all wear armour far beyond that of any other soldier, yet none of others wear armour that blocks their view
But that backbacks pretty irrelevant unless Ferrus is suddenly an Owl. Not sure even Primarchs can do a good old 180 with their next, so backback not an issue. And round his necks a gorget to protect is neck, for all the good it did him, doesnt really block his vision at all.

Where does it say Pertuabo wears terminator armour?
Well the Iron Hands elite ten personel guard to the Primarch all wore Terminator armour, Can you guess what happened to them? if you guessed they did a little song and dance, your wrong ^^

Plus you can deepstrike without Terminator armour on. Horus himself did so in Horus Rising, Dorn and his retuine in Flight of the Eisenstein, And Alpharius and co in Legion. And i get the whole armour having sensors everywhere etc etc, but does no one else really think of Primarchs as the exact kind of beings who would want to not have to be relying completely on sensors at their vulnerable points, and wouldnt want to personally be able to see whats going on. Sensors can be easily clouded after all
Oh he definetly got decapitated sure. But he was completely broken by this point and already beaten
Well apparently its just me then.

And i've been saying peripheral, supose what i should be saying is jut turning your head. If you want to look left, you turn your head, in Terminator armour, you turn your entire body, and still a little bit of peripheral would be cut off. Dont expect anyone to do it but imagine putting a cardboard box over yourself like you might have done as a kid, then cut a square out of the front for your face, now imagine having to spend all day, or weeks even having to turn your entire body everytime you wanted to look at whats happening over to you left or right, or to even simply speak to someone standing next to you.
the visor of the power armour helmet is irrelevant they can still turn their heads to look around, something that is totally impossible to do wearing terminator armour, if your turn your head you simply stare at the inside of your armour, turn your head in power armour and you look over your shoulder. And i sincerly doubt that Primarchs armour is even comparable to Power armour, Jonsons armour was made by the Emperor himself, you can gurantee its better than terminator armour. And again if Terminator armour is the be all end all of armours, why wouldnt the Emperor and all the other Primarchs use it
Ok irrelevant was a bit much. And sure it probably does mess your peripheral up, point is you can still look left and right with a regular helmet on.

And i dunno, your probably right, originally my point was just the vision issue thing. I get that they all have this 6th sense and armour sensors, but ther still quite alot that goes on that this 6th sense and sensors wouldnt feasibly be able to pick up, and again i just always though Primarchs especially ones like Horus would personally want to know whats happening around them at all times without having to rely on sensors. But thats just my opinion, im not saying evryone else is wrong or even that im right, its just what i think.

End of the day aswell i think they put Horus in terminator armour purely for the look of it
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