History Characters / Warhammer40000CurrentImperialFactions

17th Aug '16 5:27:47 AM SebastianGray
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The C'tan Phase Weapons, used by the Callidus Assassins to cut through absolutely anything.

to:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: The C'tan Phase Weapons, Swords used by the Callidus Assassins are able to cut through absolutely anything.anything by phasing in and out of realspace.
29th Jun '16 5:57:28 AM SebastianGray
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WaveMotionGun: While they are [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter kinetic weapons rather than beam weapons]], Nova Cannons on the largest line ships otherwise qualify. They are [[FixedForwardFacingWeapon gargantuan spinal-mounted weapons]] that accelerate a [[BigBulkyBomb massive shell]] to light-speed fractional velocity which detonates at a pre-programmed distance. The [[ExplosionsInSpace ensuing blast]] is large enough to consume multiple void ships in its effect and powerful enough that smaller ships are slagged outright. Since the shells are rare, the rites to prepare firing are long, the blast is indiscriminate, and it requires bringing the entire ship about the face the target, these are mostly used like space-born artillery to hammer enemy fleets from long range before closing to primary engagement range.
27th Apr '16 7:05:15 PM FearlessSon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* JumpedAtTheCall: Despite the common practice of [[PressGanged Press Ganging]] to fill required crew numbers, the majority of ratings on Imperial Navy ships are willing volunteers. Partly this is because life aboard a warship is hardly any more harsh than [[CracksackWorld some of the places they might be recruited from anyway]], and partly because the Imperial Navy actually pays its ratings substantially well. Of course, the reason the Imperial Navy can afford to be so generous is because they know [[WeHaveReserves barely half the ratings will survive long enough to collect their payout...]]

to:

* JumpedAtTheCall: Despite the common practice of [[PressGanged Press Ganging]] to fill required crew numbers, the majority of ratings on Imperial Navy ships are willing volunteers. Partly this is because life aboard a warship is hardly any more harsh than [[CracksackWorld [[CrapsackWorld some of the places they might be recruited from anyway]], and partly because the Imperial Navy actually pays its ratings substantially well. Of course, the reason the Imperial Navy can afford to be so generous is because they know [[WeHaveReserves barely half the ratings will survive long enough to collect their payout...]]
27th Apr '16 7:04:50 PM FearlessSon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BadBoss: {{Downplayed|Trope}}, in that, like [[Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli Machiavelli]]'s [[Literature/ThePrince Prince]], an Imperial Navy captain will generally prefer to be both feared and respected, but ultimately the Navy needs its captains to be feared more than they need them respected. So much so that the lives of a few ratings are considered expendable if it means enforcing appropriate discipline on the rest.


Added DiffLines:

* JumpedAtTheCall: Despite the common practice of [[PressGanged Press Ganging]] to fill required crew numbers, the majority of ratings on Imperial Navy ships are willing volunteers. Partly this is because life aboard a warship is hardly any more harsh than [[CracksackWorld some of the places they might be recruited from anyway]], and partly because the Imperial Navy actually pays its ratings substantially well. Of course, the reason the Imperial Navy can afford to be so generous is because they know [[WeHaveReserves barely half the ratings will survive long enough to collect their payout...]]
23rd Apr '16 1:46:30 PM FearlessSon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!!!Navigators

to:

!!!Navigators!!!'''Navigators'''



!!!Ogryns

to:

!!!Ogryns!!!'''Ogryns'''



!!!Ratlings

to:

!!!Ratlings!!!'''Ratlings'''



!!!Squats

to:

!!!Squats!!!'''Squats'''
23rd Apr '16 1:28:39 PM FearlessSon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* WaveMotionGun: While they are [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter kinetic weapons rather than beam weapons]], Nova Cannons on the largest line ships otherwise qualify. They are [[FixedForwardFacingWeapon gargantuan spinal-mounted weapons]] that accelerate a [[BigBulkyBomb massive shell]] to light-speed fractional velocity which detonates at a pre-programmed distance. The [[ExplosionsInSpace ensuing blast]] is large enough to consume multiple void ships in its effect and powerful enough that smaller ships are slagged outright. Since the shells are rare, the rites to prepare firing are long, the blast is indiscriminate, and it requires bringing the entire ship about the face the target, these are mostly used like space-born artillery to hammer enemy fleets from long range before closing to primary engagement range.
22nd Apr '16 5:57:57 AM SebastianGray
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* FixedForwardFacingWeapon: Due to the necessity of accelerating the shells along the length of the ship, the Nova Cannons used by some Imperial capital ships are always mounted on their armoured prow.


Added DiffLines:

* SpacePlane: Although primarily intended for atmospheric operations the Thunderbolt and Lightning fighters, as well as the Marauder bombers, operated by the Imperial Navy are also capable of operating in a vacuum. This is mostly due to the necessity of being deployed from carriers in orbit, when ground bases are unavailable, but there are many instances where such craft have been used in space combat when dedicated space fighters and bombers were unavailable.
21st Apr '16 8:07:54 PM FearlessSon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* StarshipLuxurious: {{Averted|Trope}} for the vast majority of any ship, where accommodations can be described as "spartan" at best and IndustrialGhetto at worst. However, this is played very straight by a ship's command decks, where the passages are broad and tall, roofed with in decorative archways, enormous windows give vistas of the stars, and are often paneled with wooden or stone facades such that walking through them is like walking through a cathedral planetside. This is taken UpToEleven by the Navigators' quarters, which are said to embarrass a planetary govern in their opulence, and are often built into tall spires jutting from the ship so that the Navigators aboard can better see what they are doing while performing their absolutely critical task.
21st Apr '16 7:58:48 PM FearlessSon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MachineWorship: Every ship has a staff of Tech-Priests to maintain the more critical advanced systems, such as the warp engine and the plasma drives, servicing those components with all appropriate ritual. However in a more general sense, as their brand of techno-animism is Imperium-wide, and that ships being as vast and complex machines as they are, virtually all look upon the ship itself as being a holy thing. Any given ship will have an operational lifetime far longer than any of its crew, and the battle honors it accumulate and its mechanical quirks are seen to be indicative of that. Powerful old ships are regarded with the same veneration that Imperial citizens regard living saints.

to:

* MachineWorship: Every ship has a staff of Tech-Priests to maintain the more critical advanced systems, such as the warp engine and the plasma drives, servicing those components with all appropriate ritual. However in a more general sense, as their brand of techno-animism is Imperium-wide, and that ships being as vast and complex machines as they are, virtually all look upon the ship itself as being a holy thing. Any given ship will have an operational lifetime far longer than any of its crew, and the battle honors it accumulate and its mechanical quirks are seen to be indicative of that.the strength of its machine-spirit. Powerful old ships are regarded with the same veneration that Imperial citizens regard living saints.
21st Apr '16 7:56:47 PM FearlessSon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* FlauntingYourFleets: Actually part of the Imperial Navy's mandate. Standard operating procedure for ships on patrol duty is to stop by infrequently visited worlds in their path to "fly the flag" and remind those worlds the grandeur of the support they are entitled to under the Pax Imperialis... and of what they would be up against should their faith stray.


Added DiffLines:

* MachineWorship: Every ship has a staff of Tech-Priests to maintain the more critical advanced systems, such as the warp engine and the plasma drives, servicing those components with all appropriate ritual. However in a more general sense, as their brand of techno-animism is Imperium-wide, and that ships being as vast and complex machines as they are, virtually all look upon the ship itself as being a holy thing. Any given ship will have an operational lifetime far longer than any of its crew, and the battle honors it accumulate and its mechanical quirks are seen to be indicative of that. Powerful old ships are regarded with the same veneration that Imperial citizens regard living saints.
This list shows the last 10 events of 371. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Characters.Warhammer40000CurrentImperialFactions