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Graham posted this on his blog

I talked to a few folk about my next Heresy project – think of it as Firefox meets The Hunt for Red October. On Terra. With Astropaths. And some Astartes whose loyalty is never quite clear…

Hmmmm, theories?
 

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Im guessing the Space Marines with questionable loyalty are the Word Bearers under Captain Sor Targron whom at the time were pretending to be loyal and acting as sleeper agents.
 

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Whatever the outcome? I am sure it is going to be a terrific Novel! I am really enjoying the whole Horus Heresy series. Graham McNeil is an excellent Warhammer 40k Author.
 

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Some people thought it might have been Ultramarines or Iron Warriors, but apparently he still has his fingers crossed on these two. Or at least according to this interview.

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Mcneill talks about his next Heresy novel (beyond Rules of Engagement in Age of Darkness) in the latest BL TV interview (from about 5:15 onwards)


The Astartes that feature are now confirmed to be of one (or some) of the Traitor Legions. I wonder what Legion(s)?
 

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That is quite interesting. Especially since it seemed that the Primarchs had basically gathered up their legions during the battles on the Istvaan System. I'm guessing some of these legions could be:

1. Iron Warriors: Due to their legion being scattered around the Imperium to garrison worlds.

2. Death Guard: Really just a guess, but because they excelled in ship to ship warfare. Maybe a hint that they had a big navy. So in that case they could be scattered as well.

3. Thousand Sons: Speculation as well that they may have parts to them that are scattered across the Imperium. Like... the Blood Ravens...
 

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im going to go ahead and say Night Lords...they are definately not "loyalist"...but they are not dedicated to Chaos either...and they are one of the legions that is "scattered", as per Grahms "hint", a group of Astartes that have not been in contact with the rest of thier legion for many years...we know as well..the Night Lords had a presence on Terra during the Seige, yet not as large as the other Legions...

...wishfull thinking i know, there are Night Lords novels already in the pipe-line (though not HH time frame) so its unlikely they are to star in another novel so soon?...

...Alpha Legion is a great guess as they are shrouded in mystery...i havent read Legion, but the concensus is that Alpha Legion is STILL a complete enigma...this could be the perfect opportunity to set them up with some seriously bad ass fluff pertaining to the HH...

...i wouldnt agree with Word Bearers...before the Heresy, Lorgar and his -entire- legion were given a warning...it is unlikely that there would be any from the Legion not aware if this...

...but then again... :shok:
 

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im going to go ahead and say Night Lords...they are definately not "loyalist"...but they are not dedicated to Chaos either...
That's not really relevent at all in this regard. Personally I very much doubt it would the Night Lords, Mcneill's hint told us that a group of Astartes from a traitor Legion, having been seperated from the core of their Legions and Primarchs for over a century and have to face the terrible decision when news filters in of their Legions treachery; do they stay loyal to the Imperium? Or do they join their Primarchs, even though they havn't been party to events which led to their fall?

What I would find most interesting if it was Astartes from say the Emperor's Children or Sons of Horus themselves. I think those two Legions would pose some of the greatest potential to a plot like this.

we know as well..the Night Lords had a presence on Terra during the Seige, yet not as large as the other Legions...
Again that is totally irrelevant. A contingent of Night Lords were present during the Siege of Terra, so what? That doesn't mean that a contingent of Night Lords were on Terra prior to the Heresy erupting, and throughout it's course. In fact the only traitor Astartes that were on Terra that we are currently aware of was a small contingent of Word Bearers under the command of Sor Talgron.

...wishfull thinking i know, there are Night Lords novels already in the pipe-line (though not HH time frame) so its unlikely they are to star in another novel so soon?...
The Night Lords will feature in the next HH novel; Age of Darkness. In the short story Savage Weapons by ADB. Other than that there probably will be a full length Night Lords HH novel at some point.
 

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admitedly there are huge chunks of fluff i have not experienced yet so my guess is definately "uneducated"...im just thinking of a "scattered traitor legion whos allegience is uncertain"...Night Lords definately fit this description but ill give you one point that they are definately NOT loyalist, so this indeed puts them out of the running...if the Bearers had soldiers on Terra prior to the HH then sure...i can go with that possibility (i have not finished The First Heretic yet)...after reading another post on the Iron Warriors short in Age of Darkness it seems they too are a potential candidate...

...at this point it is unknown and fun to take a guess...could be any one of them honestly...maybe its a band of World Eaters! :shok:

..."currently" aware of...is not a definate confirmation...only time will tell!

:wink:
 

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admitedly there are huge chunks of fluff i have not experienced yet so my guess is definately "uneducated"...im just thinking of a "scattered traitor legion whos allegience is uncertain"...Night Lords definately fit this description but ill give you one point that they are definately NOT loyalist, so this indeed puts them out of the running...if the Bearers had soldiers on Terra prior to the HH then sure...i can go with that possibility (i have not finished The First Heretic yet)...after reading another post on the Iron Warriors short in Age of Darkness it seems they too are a potential candidate...

...at this point it is unknown and fun to take a guess...could be any one of them honestly...maybe its a band of World Eaters! :shok:

..."currently" aware of...is not a definate confirmation...only time will tell!

:wink:
The Word Bearers on Terra were traitors masquerading as loyalists- so it's not going to be them :laugh:

Confusing isn't it? :p
 
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