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10th Jun '17 2:55:03 PM nombretomado
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* According to [[http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Earthshaker_Cannon this page]], the standard Earthshaker Cannon is a 132mm gun with a maximum range of over 15 km (more with additional powder bags). While we don't know why the Imperium favors bagged propellant instead of cased munition, why a piece mostly inferior to our current weapons? The WorldWarII-era [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M114_155_mm_howitzer M114]] had similar range (and much superior with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M549 M549 rocket-assisted round]]) and a larger caliber (inherited by ''WorldWarI''-era pieces), and current guns have the same 155mm caliber ''and'' superior range (around 19 km ''without rocket-assisted rounds''. Rocket-assisted rounds would have longer ranges)...

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* According to [[http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Earthshaker_Cannon this page]], the standard Earthshaker Cannon is a 132mm gun with a maximum range of over 15 km (more with additional powder bags). While we don't know why the Imperium favors bagged propellant instead of cased munition, why a piece mostly inferior to our current weapons? The WorldWarII-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M114_155_mm_howitzer M114]] had similar range (and much superior with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M549 M549 rocket-assisted round]]) and a larger caliber (inherited by ''WorldWarI''-era ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarI''-era pieces), and current guns have the same 155mm caliber ''and'' superior range (around 19 km ''without rocket-assisted rounds''. Rocket-assisted rounds would have longer ranges)...
27th May '17 1:58:01 PM Antigone3
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* How long does a typical human live in the 40k universe? I mean, Space Marines live for hundreds of years, but I've read that Ciaphis Cain is two hundred years old. Do some people get some kind of regenerative treatment?

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* How long does a typical human live in the 40k universe? I mean, Space Marines live for hundreds of years, but I've read that Ciaphis Ciaphas Cain is two hundred years old. Do some people get some kind of regenerative treatment?


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** Cain is confirmed, in ''Cain's Last Stand'' as I recall, to have gotten juvenat treatments. Amberley also arranged for Jurgen to get under-the-counter juvenat (since telling the medicae why she wanted him to get the treatments would have blown his secret sky-high).
25th May '17 5:30:45 PM Alt_Knight
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*** Librarians and Chaplains represent centuries or more of service to the Chapter in battle. They aren't just desk jockeys; they go out and fight and lead command squads of their own. Most had careers in their Chapter before being elevated to the position of Librarian or Chaplain, anyways, such as Grimaldus of the Black Templars who was a Sword Brother before studying to be a Chaplain. Each is probably trained in leadership and tactics and even if not they have more than enough experience to lead a fight small enough that only a portion of the company has to fight and even if they didn't they have plenty of experienced Marines and sergeants serving under them to fill in the gap.
13th May '17 5:10:13 PM nombretomado
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* Are the [[StarCraft Zerg]] really [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the Tyranids? I've heard somewhere that the 'nids only became a fully fledged HordeOfAlienLocusts after ''StarCraft'' was released. I've also seen some photos of second edition models, and they looked nothing like the modern Tyranids or the Zerg.

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* Are the [[StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft Zerg]] really [[{{Expy}} expies]] of the Tyranids? I've heard somewhere that the 'nids only became a fully fledged HordeOfAlienLocusts after ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' was released. I've also seen some photos of second edition models, and they looked nothing like the modern Tyranids or the Zerg.
8th Mar '17 9:54:35 AM nombretomado
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** It's also that Jurgen is an {{Expy}} of Private McAuslan, GM Fraser's other classic series besides Flashman. McAuslan is depicted as something like Pigpen, and is occasionably forcibly washed by his comrades. On the one occasion he is shown clean, he is unrecognizable.

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** It's also that Jurgen is an {{Expy}} of Private McAuslan, Literature/McAuslan, GM Fraser's other classic series besides Flashman. McAuslan [=McAuslan=] is depicted as something like Pigpen, and is occasionably forcibly washed by his comrades. On the one occasion he is shown clean, he is unrecognizable.
2nd Mar '17 6:39:46 PM Zaptech
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** If the Dark Eldar tried to invade a Craftworld directly through the Webway, that invasion would be terribly short-lived... and then the Craftworld's Eldar would come to pay Commoragh a visit and return the favor. And trust me, the Dark Eldar are hell on wheels when it comes to surprise attacks, but they're not quite so adept when it comes to defending themselves. A Craftworld's Eldar rolling up and kicking in the door to Commoragh would cause all manner of lengthy and often quite terminal problems for the Dark Eldar. They'd likely repel the attack, but the damage they'd take doing so would be rather catastrophic. Attacking a Craftworld is akin to headbutting a hornet's nest, except these hornets fly at Mach 5, are precognitive, and literally shoot lasers from their faces.
26th Feb '17 3:29:23 PM Zaptech
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** It's less about keeping the Grey Knights themselves secret, and more about the fact that when the Grey Knights get called in, it's often for something that has to be absolutely 100% kept secret. Keeping the Knights' presence secret goes hand in hand with keeping whatever Warp fuckery happened a secret as well.
30th Jan '17 11:35:38 PM InezMond
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** Because the Imperial Cult teaches the God-Emperor is in a coma and will remain that way for the foreseeable future, so humanity ''doesn't'' believe he can come back to life. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking it, Ecclesiarchy.]]
4th Jan '17 5:56:39 PM Peteman
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*** Perhaps the natural aversion people have towards Blanks manifests as stench. The human brain knows there is something off about Jurgen, but cannot explain it, so it fires off the negative olfactory receptors as a warning.
4th Jan '17 5:44:03 PM Wolf101
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** It's probably a good thing the Jurgen smells so revolting. As a blank, normal humans would find him unpleasant for reasons they don't quite understand. The smell at least gives them something to explain their feelings, even if it isn't the true cause.
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