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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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Did Ferrus really go into battle with an adjustable wrench ?


Methinks the artists need to lay off the whatever it is they are smoking and realise these are all men who have had centuries of up close brutal combat and would be arrayed in a way that is less ostentatious and more combat functional.

Unless like Guilliman, they led from the back..(yeah, I don't like you poppa smurf)

They don't look like Primarchs. they look like two guys doing interpretive dance to an opera about combat between a chef and a plumber
Well I'm not sure about the look of Fulgrim's Sword but Ferrus Manus used a Hammer in his battle against the Emperor's Children Primarch not a giant wrench.

Guilliman probably did, technically, lead from the back quite often- when your Legion is that large it's difficult to always be at the vanguard :biggrin:
Er...correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Manus go into battle with Fireblade (the sword he forged in the contest against Fulgirm under mount Naydara (spelling?)) and he duelled with fulgrim using the sword taken from Laeran? sorry would check but ive loaned my copy of Fulgrim to a friend.
You are correct I thought my original comment was inaccurate but was too tired to bother checking my copy of Fulgrim- just checked and the hammer is present for a while, used by Fulgrim until Ferrus wounds the EC Primarch badly enough that he drops Forgebreaker.
Wait... Fulgrim used a hammer? No, he used fireblade; manus used forgebreaker. Furlgim didn't even use fireblade in the battle.

Last bit of that might be wrong but I know fulgrim didn't use forgebreaker.
I suggest you pick up and read Fulgrim then, I think you'll enjoy it- especially the part where on 2 separate occasions Fulgrim uses Forgebreaker.

1) On Ferrus' ship after having used Fireblade, which Ferrus takes from him.

2) On Istvvan V- seriously you're wrong, Fulgrim uses Forgebreaker whilst Ferrus uses Fireblade
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
Maybe because it doesn't suit their fighting style- I agree that any armour made by the Emperor would be better than it's more mundane equivalent but I don't think Power Armour created by the Emperor would provide more protection than Terminator Armour, why would it?
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