History Headscratchers / Warhammer40000

11th Apr '16 12:36:26 AM aye_amber
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** I haven't seen any mention of loyalist (or any) Space Marines dying from natural causes, although if it happens, I doubt it would be brought up in the fiction since it's all focused on combat. I personally don't think anything save for direct enemy action (and I'm counting poison and Warp disease as these) can kill a Space Marine. And there are some really old Space Marines. [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Dante#.ULFWeYVlkgI Dante]], chapter master of the BloodAngels is at least 1,100 (and that just how long he's been chapter master), and [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Bjorn#.ULFXvIVlkgI Bjorn the Fell Handed]] is a Dreadnought who is old enough to have known Leman Russ personally.

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** I haven't seen any mention of loyalist (or any) Space Marines dying from natural causes, although if it happens, I doubt it would be brought up in the fiction since it's all focused on combat. I personally don't think anything save for direct enemy action (and I'm counting poison and Warp disease as these) can kill a Space Marine. And there are some really old Space Marines. [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Dante#.ULFWeYVlkgI Dante]], chapter master of the BloodAngels Blood Angels is at least 1,100 (and that just how long he's been chapter master), and [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Bjorn#.ULFXvIVlkgI Bjorn the Fell Handed]] is a Dreadnought who is old enough to have known Leman Russ personally.
29th Mar '16 3:00:23 PM Spencerdoken
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** In a wider sense, the Tau only work with people if they at least pay lip service to the Greater Good. The Eldar have philosophers who are literally older than the Tau species; I doubt they'd make that concession.


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**For the same reason they don't attack Space Marine Chapter Fleets. The Dark Eldar strike at undefended outposts and trading lanes, not fortress worlds. Craftworld Biel-Tan alone was able to take on two Imperial sector fleets and ten Astartes Chapters and win; for a nation of raiders, no matter how skilled, to take on that sort of concentrated firepower would be really foolhardy. Even worse, the Eldar actually use the webway, so a quick egress back to Commoragh, like the Dark Eldar usually enjoy, would be much more difficult to pull off.


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** It's stated that Navigators are attended by lesser members of their house that both fortify the Navigator Prime and take over basic duties while he/she sleeps. The Navigator sets the course, and steers in a storm, but his attendants can hold the sails and keel in place.
9th Mar '16 4:58:56 PM tdwally
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** The Emperor had stayed in the background until the Age of Strife made it clear he needed to step up to save the species. Presumably by the time he intended to directly guide humanity it was too late for preventive measures.


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** The Emperor has no problem using people then disposing of them later. He did that to the Thunder Warriors and replaced them with the Space Marines and Primarchs and part of the motivation for the Horus Heresy was the fear he would turn around and do the same to them. The AdMech were useful, and so he made use of them. Later, who knows?
20th Dec '15 2:05:44 AM MarqFJA
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[[/folder]]Earth directly) the Black Templars (more numerous than several of the founding legion, manage to not be bothered by the inquisition despite their flagrant disregard for imperial regulations on chapter size)
** I was referring to Space Marine, not Ultramarine hatedom. Most of the complaints about the Space Marines, especially the fluff ones, are less applicable to the Ultramarines than most other major chapters.
** Because GW likes to focus most of its advertising for newer players on the Space Marines. Specifically, you guessed it, the Ultramarines. So most of the players are given far more exposure to, and are thus more likely to blame, the Ultramarines.
** Remember that not all mutations are anathema to the Imperium. Certain variations (like Ogryn) are tolerated. And the Space Wolves being good at what they do ''is'' a pretty good excuse. [[EverythingIs



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[[/folder]]Earth directly) the Black Templars (more numerous than several of the founding legion, manage to not be bothered by the inquisition despite their flagrant disregard for imperial regulations on chapter size)
** I was referring to Space Marine, not Ultramarine hatedom. Most of the complaints about the Space Marines, especially the fluff ones, are less applicable to the Ultramarines than most other major chapters.
** Because GW likes to focus most of its advertising for newer players on the Space Marines. Specifically, you guessed it, the Ultramarines. So most of the players are given far more exposure to, and are thus more likely to blame, the Ultramarines.
** Remember that not all mutations are anathema to the Imperium. Certain variations (like Ogryn) are tolerated. And the Space Wolves being good at what they do ''is'' a pretty good excuse. [[EverythingIs


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15th Dec '15 3:32:49 AM jormis29
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** Aside from all the balance reasons, the 40K fluff really is not comparable to the models actual capabilities. Even the humble Lasgun supposedly has the power to blow the arm off of an unarmored man. The Space marines where specifically addressed with a white dwarf supplement detailing "Movie Marines", supposedly actually closer to a fluffy space marine's capabilities, basically by making every member of a tactical squad into a Hive Tyrant.

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** Aside from all the balance reasons, the 40K fluff really is not comparable to the models actual capabilities. Even the humble Lasgun supposedly has the power to blow the arm off of an unarmored man. The Space marines where specifically addressed with a white dwarf ''Magazine/WhiteDwarf'' supplement detailing "Movie Marines", supposedly actually closer to a fluffy space marine's capabilities, basically by making every member of a tactical squad into a Hive Tyrant.
14th Nov '15 7:49:18 AM Phoenixion
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14th Nov '15 7:37:05 AM Phoenixion
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11th Nov '15 12:22:59 PM Fighteer
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6th Nov '15 6:04:19 PM nombretomado
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* {{Ravenor}} doesn't have a {{Headscratchers}} page so I'm just putting this here for now. What's the deal with limiters? How do you suppress not having a soul? I'm guessing they project some kind of small warp field around the wearer that allows for psyker abilities to work and masks the icky feeling people get around blanks.

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* {{Ravenor}} Literature/{{Ravenor}} doesn't have a {{Headscratchers}} page so I'm just putting this here for now. What's the deal with limiters? How do you suppress not having a soul? I'm guessing they project some kind of small warp field around the wearer that allows for psyker abilities to work and masks the icky feeling people get around blanks.
6th Nov '15 6:04:07 PM nombretomado
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** Not if you look at the background. Inquisitors are one giant RagtagBunchOfMisfits, they come in every flavour...see {{Ravenor}} and {{Literature/Eisenhorn}}.

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** Not if you look at the background. Inquisitors are one giant RagtagBunchOfMisfits, they come in every flavour...see {{Ravenor}} Literature/{{Ravenor}} and {{Literature/Eisenhorn}}.
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