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Now other than the huge all powerful Black Legion, what 3 Legions have done the most and cost the Imperium dearly over the 10,000 years.
 

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Dunno about how much damage they have done to the imperium but here is my view on the 3 most terrifying legions:

Night Lords (Enough scare power to make Calgar shit himself)

Iron Warriors (Lets face it all those guns pointing at you does unnerve people)

Death Guard (Every piece of fluff regarding them has tons of flies following their arrival and I would personally hate that and wonder how anyone stands up to it.
 

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World Eaters: Have had two massive invasions that have cost the Imperium massively, and were the first ones into the Imperial Palace.

Death Guard: Nurgle's Plague Feet have infected billions with Nurgle's Rot and Destroyer Hive.

Not really sure for the last one...
 

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iron warriors: they infect there members with the obliterator virus!
deathguard: they cant sneak up on you you smell em from a mile a way
world eaters: KILL MAIM BURN KILL MAIM BURN!
 

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it's Between;

World Eaters

The Black Legion

Death Guard

and The Iron Warriors.

Some of you will argue that the Black Legion havn't actually done much in "succeeding", Think about it, 13 Black Crusades, all resulting in Hefty Casualties, It's gunna add up to one Fucking big Medical Bill.

World eaters Literally owned the Armageddon, and they're the most awesome Legion anyway. :D

The Death Guard have countless mini-stories about Overthrowing small empires in the name of Nurgle.

And the Iron Warriors are famous throughout the galaxy for a reason; They get the job done. Mastery in siege, they must've caused Countless damage.

But if i had to choose the top 3; In order:

The Black Legion
World Eaters
Iron Warriors
 

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It's suppose to be the top 3 other than the black legion. Lol
 

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It's suppose to be the top 3 other than the black legion. Lol
Yeah, clicked thread to see reply, and 1st post came up, read it and i was like Oh, crap.

I'm seriously terrible at taking in what i read. :D

IN THAT CASE:

World eaters
Iron Warriors
Death Guard

:>
 

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In a lot of cases when Angron had led his Legion throughout the galaxy I would have said he might have been top three. But now that he just returning from banishment and his legion is all over the place in small warbands I'm not sure what he can do since he probably will just lie there in the eye and do war there as other interventions outside the eye would be beyond him and the other god devoted primarchs. My top three would be

1. Word Bearers- They have the biggest legion naturally than every other legion in which the bond is much more within the legion instead of getting help from other legions. Force organization is the most organized out of all the traitor legions except for perhaps the Iron Warriors. Primarch is alive
2. Iron Warriors- a legion that doesn't do too much but gets a lot from having joining chaos. Pretty organized as well as technologically advanced. As a legion I would have to say that Iron Warriors as a whole aren't corrupted by single dieties. Kroegar the bezerker is stated as being the last devoted Iron Warrior for centuries. Even the Night Lords have a few warriors pulled by chaos dieties. Primarch is alive
3. Alpha Legion: Don't know what the hell is going on with this legion. But I can only assume they are having fun picking on the Imperial convoys. Not sure if their primarch is alive
 

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I really can't disagree too much with people here...but I'll try :biggrin:

Alpha Legion- unlike the other traitors the Alpha Legion didn't flee into the Eye of Terror or Maelstrom, they stayed hidden in the Imperium. They've cause a fair bit of direct devastation but it's their meticulously planned schemes that require less direct involvement from them that are the most potent.

I believe it was the Emperor's Swords who tore themselves apart because for hundreds of years the Alpha Legion had been using subliminal messaging on their aspirants, things like that really emphasise how little is known about what blows against the Imperium's might have in some way been concocted by this traitor Legion.

Iron Warriors- less so now than during the early years of the Imperium, but because the Iron Warriors were scattered all throughout the Imperium (or at least their fortresses were) they became this many bladed hook in the side of the Imperium. Removing their presence was incredibly draining to mankind's might when compared to how many Iron Warriors were actually present at each armoured bulwark.

Death Guard- the Plague of Unbelief sums it up for me.
 

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Alpha Legion- Adding to what Baron Spikey said, on top of being a constant thorn in the Imperium's side they also slaughtered a large force of Ultramarines on Eskrador. They are planning something, who knows if GW will ever tell us what.
 

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in no order

word bearers...they do stuff in the name of chaos, also master manipulators.

Iron warriors - "Oh was that your wall that we just blew up?"

Alpha Legion - WTF happened!!!? *SM points at Alpha Legionnaire* "he did it"
 

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Didn't think about Alpha warriors, But now you mention it, i do remember reading about them once.

They would definately rank highly!
 

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Death Guard, Word Bearers, Iron warriors. At first I was thinking about the World Eaters but then again they are very unorganized (even though they are a threat).
 

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in order
red corsairs are a pretty big pain in the arse from what ive read

world eaters for armageddon

alpha legion took apart a chapter
 

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I will do the most deadly to me

1. Thousand Sons: these guys are insane. Fearless with unimaginable psychic power, one, if not the, strongest daemon prince/primarch leading them and they are all incredibly intelligent.

2. Alpha Legion: They are sneaky sneaky guys. They win the battle before the battle starts.

3. hmm ima have to go with Night lords: the masters of fear vs the weak moral of the IG = win for the NL
 

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Alpha Legion because they are very good at what they do, and what they do hurts a lot. I would elaborate, but it`s a secret. :biggrin:

Night Lords and Iron Warriors for the other two.
 
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