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19th Jan '18 12:36:34 PM CockroachCharlie
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** As for the Eldar. It should be noted that, in fluff, Guardians are really only used when desperately needed. And Eldar coming into a direct engagement tends to be pretty last resort anyway. So Guardian morale is higher because they are aware of their need to be there.
17th Jan '18 1:52:33 PM CockroachCharlie
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** If it helps, the Emperors Children in II are barely recognizable with their color scheme.
17th Jan '18 1:47:54 PM CockroachCharlie
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[[folder:Taldeer's plan in Winter Assault]]
* Okay. She was acting the most Eldar than in any of the other games here. But why does she betray Sturnn in the penultimate mission? In the finale she again gains his help against the Necrons stating she really doesn't even want the Titan and they can keep the damn thing once it's over. So...why not just help him the whole way and explain what's going on? "We're expecting the Titan site to be where the Necrons are gonna hit first. So we are, likewise bringing a superweapon there. We'll give you a hand with your crew since, hey, two superweapons are better than one! Then we'll just be on our way." It seriously would have saved a lot of lives on both sides.
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19th Jul '17 5:59:13 PM BaronPraxis
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* Why didn't Macha just take the Key and hide it on another planet? Or the Maledictum, for that matter?
30th Apr '17 12:34:40 PM nombretomado
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* What is the point of Araghast in ''Chaos Rising''? He adds nothing to the story, and apparently has no purpose in life other than spamming the BloodRavens with lame insults. First he yells his name over their vox channel, just to prove that he can. Then he remains quiet for some time, until he decides that he is not getting enough attention, at which point he challenges the BloodRavens to some sort of schoolyard fight, which he [[EpicFail loses spectacularly]]. The Black Legion suffers no setback from this, and the BloodRavens gain nothing from killing him, except from no longer having to listen to his yelling. The campaign would have worked perfectly well without him.

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* What is the point of Araghast in ''Chaos Rising''? He adds nothing to the story, and apparently has no purpose in life other than spamming the BloodRavens Literature/BloodRavens with lame insults. First he yells his name over their vox channel, just to prove that he can. Then he remains quiet for some time, until he decides that he is not getting enough attention, at which point he challenges the BloodRavens Blood Ravens to some sort of schoolyard fight, which he [[EpicFail loses spectacularly]]. The Black Legion suffers no setback from this, and the BloodRavens Blood Ravens gain nothing from killing him, except from no longer having to listen to his yelling. The campaign would have worked perfectly well without him.
6th Mar '17 8:12:54 AM brianify
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** Partially the Eldar's absolutely insane level of arrogance, and partially the Eldar's quite-justified fear of humanity's susceptibility to Chaos. To Eldar, humans think so slowly and understand so little that they appear mildly-to-moderately brain-damaged, and that's before you get to how dogmatic and xenophobic humans are in the 41st Millennium; she probably just thought that a detailed explanation would fly right over their thick heads. But more importantly, you have to bear in mind that Macha couldn't just leave the Maledictum in human hands even if they'd agreed not to destroy it. The entire plot of the game (''sans'' the Orks) was the Maledictum driving an entire planet of humans mad, at the behest of another group of insane Chaos-worshipping humans. She likely reasoned, correctly, that the Maledictum in human hands would lead to disaster one way or the other, and knew that convincing the humans to simply give it to her was probably impossible. Attacking, from an Eldar's perspective, was really Macha's only option.
24th Feb '17 2:27:41 PM Nerrin
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** The Blood Ravens probably had an official excuse for being there, especially if anyone (say, the Inquisition) should start asking why they bothered going to Kronus. If the Grey Knights were sending a contingent as well because of the presence of Chaos, then it would be more to the Ravens' advantage to work closely with the Knights to better manage what they see and learn, rather than having the Knights run around doing their own thing and possibly stumbling on Blood Raven secrets unsupervised.
18th Sep '16 11:34:55 PM Ragnarok05
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*** It's implied that Space Marines can live indefinitely, it's just that they spend all their lives fighting, they never get the chance to find out if they can die of old age. I believe the oldest Space Marine not interred in a Dreadnought is Dante of the Blood Angels, who is 1100 years old.
7th Sep '16 9:58:46 PM Wolf101
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** A big deal is made about the tyranids being spawned without a digestive system, but it's not always true. The hives only do that if they expect them to die soon anyway, for example during a large battle. If they're forced into a protracted engagement, like on Typhon, they'll all get proper digestive systems. The hive fleets are big on recycling, so if they can't be consumed then they must be reusable.



* So, Grey Knights were accompanying the Blood Ravens to Kronus. Under normal circumstances I'd say "Fair enough, there are daemons all over the place", but given that the Blood Ravens mission was to cover up some less-than-honourable secrets I can't help but think bringing a militant arm of the Inquisition would be counter-productive. Also, I can't help but think there's a far more rational Imperial force they could ally themselves with if they insisted on being there.

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* So, Grey Knights were accompanying the Blood Ravens to Kronus. Under normal circumstances I'd say "Fair enough, there are daemons all over the place", but given that the Blood Ravens Raven's mission was to cover up some less-than-honourable secrets I can't help but think bringing a militant arm of the Inquisition would be counter-productive. Also, I can't help but think there's a far more rational Imperial force they could ally themselves with if they insisted on being there.
21st Aug '16 12:34:51 AM Wolf101
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[[folder:Grey Knights on Kronus]]

* So, Grey Knights were accompanying the Blood Ravens to Kronus. Under normal circumstances I'd say "Fair enough, there are daemons all over the place", but given that the Blood Ravens mission was to cover up some less-than-honourable secrets I can't help but think bringing a militant arm of the Inquisition would be counter-productive. Also, I can't help but think there's a far more rational Imperial force they could ally themselves with if they insisted on being there.

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