History Literature / GauntsGhosts

20th Sep '17 7:04:49 AM kraas
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* TarotMotifs In ''Blood Pact'' -- as playing cards.

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* TarotMotifs TarotMotifs: In ''Blood Pact'' -- as playing cards.cards. The [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Emperor%27s_Tarot Emperor's Tarot]] is mentioned as being consulted a few times as well.


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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Between the Ghosts and the Royal Volpone 50th, aka the [[BlueBlood Bluebloods]]. Gaunt himself seems willing to punch Major Gilbear of the Bloodbloods at every opportunity.
14th Sep '17 12:25:44 PM theLibrarian
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: A number of them. The Ghosts appear to be based off of Celts or Irishmen, as Tanith was divided into various counties and city-states and Milo, their musician, plays what are clearly supposed to be bagpipes. The planet Aexe-Cardinal also appears to be based somewhat on ImperialGermany, as many of its towns and cities sound German while Shadik soldiers there shout "Grenatze!" in the same way Germans shout "Granate!", both of which refer to a grenade.
29th Jul '17 5:13:31 PM nombretomado
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''Gaunt's Ghosts'' is a series of novels by Creator/DanAbnett, set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe. Sometimes described as "[[XMeetsY Sharpe meets Warhammer 40k]]", the series follows a band of soldiers in the ultimate [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Universe]], exploring war settings ranging from airborne assault to trench fighting.[[note]]The ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' inspiration was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the third book, ''Necropolis'', which refers to the troops singing the marching song "Over the Skies and Far Away", a case of Sharpe's signature "Over the Hills and Far Away" [[InSpace IN SPACE!]][[/note]]

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''Gaunt's Ghosts'' is a series of novels by Creator/DanAbnett, set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe. Sometimes described as "[[XMeetsY "[[JustForFun/XMeetsY Sharpe meets Warhammer 40k]]", the series follows a band of soldiers in the ultimate [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Universe]], exploring war settings ranging from airborne assault to trench fighting.[[note]]The ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' inspiration was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the third book, ''Necropolis'', which refers to the troops singing the marching song "Over the Skies and Far Away", a case of Sharpe's signature "Over the Hills and Far Away" [[InSpace IN SPACE!]][[/note]]
17th Jul '17 6:52:41 PM Bissek
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* SelfMadeMan: [[spoiler:Flense]] in ''First and Only'' and he hates it. He was born to a noble family that [[ImpoverishedPatrician lost everything]] when Gaunt executed his father for cowardice on the battlefield, so instead of just being given high rank as his perceived due, he had to work his way up the ranks on his own merit, vowing revenge on Gaunt the entire time for the indignity.
21st Jun '17 6:35:47 PM kraas
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* MalevolentMaskedMen: The Blood Pack wear hideous metal masks, often with exaggerated hooked noses or chins. The masks of the rank and file are typically black while the officers wear more elaborate masks of gold or silver.

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The Blood Pack Pact wear hideous metal masks, often with exaggerated hooked noses or chins. The masks of the rank and file are typically black while the officers wear more elaborate masks of gold or silver.silver.
** The Chaos-tainted Zoicans in ''Necropolis'' all wear masks that fully conceal their faces.
20th May '17 4:52:39 PM erttheking
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* ActionSurvivor: Most of the Ghosts who join on Vervunhive. While a handful of them, such as Daur, were members of the PDF, the majority of them were common workers or gangers that didn't have any formal training.
17th May '17 6:18:30 AM GentlemensDame883
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In both ''First and Only'' and ''Ghostmaker'' the Ghosts encounter [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marines]] and manage to kill them without too much trouble, essentially treating what were supposed to be nearly unstoppable angels of death as merely above average mooks. It's rather telling that many of them are brought down by standard weapons that shouldn't even be able to dent their armor. There's a bit of deviance when Mkoll takes out a Dreadnought [[WorfHadTheFlu that had already been badly damaged in a previous battle]] and it requires a lot of creative thinking and ingenuity on his part, but it was an exception to the norm. After those books, the Ghosts fought mainly rank and file Chaos forces, and when the Traitor Marines showed up, they were MUCH harder to beat. In ''Sabbat Martyr'' another Chaos Dreadnought appears, and requires a combination of [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Gaunt's power sword]] opening holes in the armor, a local office using a grenade to blow out the ground underneath the Dreadnought to knock it off balance, [[KillItWithFire and a pack of Ghost flame troopers all unloading on it at once.]] Likewise a group of Chaos Marines encountered in ''Traitor General'' are much harder to kill than early on in the series, as well as eliciting an OhCrap reaction from Gaunt the second he sees them.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In both ''First and Only'' and ''Ghostmaker'' the Ghosts encounter [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marines]] and manage to kill them without too much trouble, essentially treating what were supposed to be nearly unstoppable angels of death as merely above average mooks. It's rather telling that many of them are brought down by standard weapons that shouldn't even be able to dent their armor. There's a bit of deviance when Mkoll takes out a Dreadnought [[WorfHadTheFlu that had already been badly damaged in a previous battle]] and it requires a lot of creative thinking and ingenuity on his part, but it was an exception to the norm. After those books, the Ghosts fought mainly rank and file Chaos forces, and when the Traitor Marines showed up, they were MUCH harder to beat. In ''Sabbat Martyr'' another Chaos Dreadnought appears, and requires a combination of [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Gaunt's power sword]] opening holes in the armor, a local office officer using a grenade to blow out the ground underneath the Dreadnought to knock it off balance, [[KillItWithFire and a pack of Ghost flame troopers all unloading on it at once.]] Likewise a group of Chaos Marines encountered in ''Traitor General'' are much harder to kill than early on in the series, as well as eliciting an OhCrap reaction from Gaunt the second he sees them.



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: A plot point in ''His Last Command'' is why the Imperium are engaged in a prolonged and bloody ground war to take heavily fortified and compartmentalized cities, complete with vicious predators that stalk Imperium forces at night, instead of just having the Navy [[OrbitalBombardment glassing all enemy positions on the planet.]] The reason given is that the cities may be sacred to the Imperial faith. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Once Gaunt and his men prove that they could not be further from this, being active work portals that Chaos is sending men through, Van Voytz promptly decides that the planet can go to hell and orders said bombardment be carried out as soon as his men are pulled back.]]]]

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: A plot point in ''His Last Command'' is why the Imperium are engaged in a prolonged and bloody ground war to take heavily fortified and compartmentalized cities, complete with vicious MadeOfIron predators that stalk Imperium forces at night, instead of just having the Navy [[OrbitalBombardment glassing all enemy positions on the planet.]] The reason given is that the cities may be sacred to the Imperial faith. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Once Gaunt and his men prove that they could not be further from this, being active work portals that Chaos is sending men through, Van Voytz promptly decides that the planet can go to hell and orders said bombardment be carried out as soon as his men are pulled back.]]]]
17th May '17 12:42:29 AM erttheking
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In both ''First and Only'' and ''Ghostmaker'' the Ghosts encounter [[SuperSoldier Chaos Space Marines]] and manage to kill them without too much trouble, essentially treating what were supposed to be nearly unstoppable angels of death as merely above average mooks. It's rather telling that many of them are brought down by standard weapons that shouldn't even be able to dent their armor. There's a bit of deviance when Mkoll takes out a Dreadnought [[WorfHadTheFlu that had already been badly damaged in a previous battle]] and it requires a lot of creative thinking and ingenuity on his part, but it was an exception to the norm. After those books, the Ghosts fought mainly rank and file Chaos forces, and when the Traitor Marines showed up, they were MUCH harder to beat. In ''Sabbat Martyr'' another Chaos Dreadnought appears, and requires a combination of [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Gaunt's power sword]] opening holes in the armor, a local office using a grenade to blow out the ground underneath the Dreadnought to knock it off balance, [[KillItWithFire and a pack of Ghost flame troopers all unloading on it at once.]] Likewise a group of Chaos Marines encountered in ''Traitor General'' are much harder to kill than early on in the series, as well as eliciting an OhCrap reaction from Gaunt the second he sees them.
27th Apr '17 5:26:33 PM erttheking
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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: A plot point in ''His Last Command'' is why the Imperium are engaged in a prolonged and bloody ground war to take heavily fortified and compartmentalized cities, complete with vicious predators that stalk Imperium forces at night, instead of just having the Navy [[OrbitalBombardment glassing all enemy positions on the planet.]] The reason given is that the cities may be sacred to the Imperial faith. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Once Gaunt and his men prove that they could not be further from this, being active work portals that Chaos is sending men through, Van Voytz promptly decides that the planet can go to hell and orders said bombardment be carried out as soon as his men are pulled back.]]]]
20th Mar '17 4:44:54 AM SebastianGray
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* MalevolentMaskedMen: The Blood Pack wear hideous metal masks, often with exaggerated hooked noses or chins. The masks of the rank and file are typically black while the officers wear more elaborate masks of gold or silver.
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