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Bloody hell, not the Calgar-Avatar thing again; could you bother to read the fluff? The Avatar has walked through the combined fire of most of the Chapter, shrugged off the attacks by countless Marines and is already damaged. Calgar does the only thing he can do, as it has just cut a swathe through his battle brothers, and goes out to attack it and try to stop it before it, single-handedly, wins the battle for the Eldar. Here, as well as capitalising on the damage already done, he gets his ass kicked.
It comes down to a last second, do-or-die attack that finally kills the Avatar (thanks only to the fact he wears a Primarch's Gauntlets) but leaves Calger almost dead. The rest of the Chapter gather around him and protect him until they can get him away; it's so close that killing the Avatar almost kills Calgar. It wasn't some easy, stroll in the park victory, a living metal god killed with one punch. It was a fight that was only won because of the damage already done to the Eldar God, and the Gauntlets Guilliman used to wear.
The Avatar is used to show the strength and heroics of the Marines- taking one down is almost impossible and this is shown in the story. Only 40k fans could take the opposite message away, that Avatars are easy to kill.

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We hear about one group of Astartes doing a great deed. We should take that deed and extrapolate it out to all other Chapters of Astartes, them being made up of some of the greatest heroes to fight for Humanity, who can and do also perform said great deeds. But no, if we don't get the words on a page in front of us, it can't have happened.
We get a story about Calgar beating on an Avatar. If the entire Chapter was there, then there were at least 20 Devestator squads, plus whatever heavy weapons the Tac squads carried, plus whatever Plasma/Melta the Assualt squads carried, plus Attack bikes, plus Scout heavy weapons, plus whatever vehicles/air support the Chapter has. No damage to an Avatar that has to walk all the way through that? But worse, is to get the idea that no other Chapter will have experienced something to this. Maybe not these exact circumstances, but some similar and, at times, even harder to overcome.
Go to the list of Chapters on Lexicanum. Pick on, any one. This Chapter can, has, does and will do anything the Ultras have done, just as well or better. They have heroes just as great as Telion and Sicarious and Cassius and even Calgar. The only reason, in-universe, we don't hear about them is that the Ultras are a First Founding Legion with an incredible past that spans almost all of Imperial history, whose territory of Ultramar is an important part of the Imperium. These other Chapters may be younger, further out from the political centre of the Imperium, or just more insular.
In real life, the Codex is shown to be a really important part of the Astartes and the Ultras are shown to hold the Codex as a central part of their life; to pick ANY other Chapter as the representative of this would dilute the importance of the Codex.
As for fluff that shouldn't be, I'm not sure I've read any. The 40k verse is huge, and about anything can, would, could and has happened. Although, maybe C S Goto's books could be placed in the Imperial Webway- for 'safe keeping'.

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