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Lit Imperial Handbook - A Commander's Guide

Discussion in 'Literature' started by King of Alsakan, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Pfluegermeister

    Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    ...and in crayon, no less. :p
     
  2. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    That would be my first choice too, but they'd have to remember TIE Fighter existed first.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  3. Darth_Garak

    Darth_Garak Jedi Master star 4

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  4. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Hmmm. I'd need to see a picture of that medal.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  5. Pfluegermeister

    Pfluegermeister Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oh, Jello, deep in your heart you know that what you need IS that medal. Like RIGHT NOW. ;)
     
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  6. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Mm. I'm not sure they'd give those away; he only had like seven left at the end of ROTS so they're probably very valuable to him. :p
     
  7. King of Alsakan

    King of Alsakan Jedi Master star 4

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    New pictures, looks like some good the Imperial Army stuff, hope it is indeed part of the new canon. Though only Stormtroopers were referred to as being the Imperial Army in the Rebels Visual Guide.

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  8. mes520

    mes520 Jedi Master star 4

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    No release date yet?
     
  9. FTeik

    FTeik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    "We fight, and we win."

    If they turn that book into a movie, it better be directed by Paul Verhoefen. :D
     
  10. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    I notice that the Empire attributes the use of aliens in the Rebel Alliance military to "hating humans".
     
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  11. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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  12. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    Ah, but resident experts on parsing the StoryGroup proclamations have stated that it's patently obvious that it is [absolutely part of the new canon / absolutely no part of the new canon]. :p

    As long as it works with the LEU, I'm fine - although considering my comments about the Stormtroopers in the Rebels thread, I certainly hope that it's NEU too.
     
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  13. KINGKONG83

    KINGKONG83 Jedi Master star 1

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    "the Imperial Empire"..lol doesnt get more imperial then that
     
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  14. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Planetary militias mentioned! [face_dancing]
     
  15. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Although I've not personally read the sources referred to in the Rebels thread, my reading of what's been said there is the same as my reading of 90% of the EU: just because the Imperial Army isn't seen or mentioned, it doesn't mean it can't exist. :p
     
  16. Tzizvvt78

    Tzizvvt78 Jedi Master star 5

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    Planetary militias have been part of canon since TCW.
     
  17. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    And rereading the Imperial SB, the stormtroopers are always on the forefront on taking on important rebels, especially the Rebel Alliance - the Imperial Army usually gets the garrison duty or clean-up once the stormtroopers have passed.
     
  18. Havoc123

    Havoc123 Jedi Master star 4

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    I like that they didn't just turn the Stormtroopers into a generic Imperial Army and that they recanonized the actual army. I'm liking the Imperial imagery all around as well.
     
  19. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    The scene that always struck me as a kid watching ROTJ is the one near the end when the Emperor sends out the "three legions" of his best troops from the shield generator base-- who were not all stormtroopers.

    I admit, as I kid, I found that scene silly, and even that age, thought it was dumb having an equal number of Imperial officers to stormtroopers, but years later when I learned of the WEG ideas, the idea of there being other soldiers to the elite ones in the white armour helped me accept that scene more-- and that's right there in the film, whereas in 90% of other stories every Imperial trooper you see is an armoured stormie.
     
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  20. Matthew Trias

    Matthew Trias Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  21. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 5

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    I doubt the makers of the Warhammer 40K RPG are going to stray much from that comparison. ;)
     
  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    So it turns out this is accurate. Not the Emperor's Will, but good enough.
     
  23. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Can't believe I just noticed this thread. I think I had just been assuming it was some sort of Imperial fanclub (...which isn't far from the truth). I hope this will be part of the NEU.

    I wish I could get this. Stupid college, taking all my money so I can get a degree and better job prospects. :_|
     
  24. Onderon1

    Onderon1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh, the Imperium is just a mysticized, demoned-up homage to Palpatine's ultimate vision.

    The Golden Throne? On Byss, not Terra. The forces of Chaos? Sith spirits rivalling Sidious. Adeptus Astartes? Horror-show Stormies. The Imperial Guard? Absolutely the Imperial Army with a more overtly religious edge, complete with ISB Commissars. The Inquisitorius - well, that comparison makes itself. :p

    The excellent meta-commentary in EGTW regarding the Pius Dea Crusades as a WH40K homage of its own is =D=, IMHO. :D

    I'm going to have to find a way to get the Handbook, but it might well have to wait for Christmas. :(
     
  25. Matthew Trias

    Matthew Trias Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I agree with all of your statements except for one..."Oh, the Imperium is just a mysticized, demoned-up homage to Palpatine's ultimate vision."

    Palpatine's ultimate vision, as laid out by the Imperial Sourcebook and the Dark Empire sourcebook, is a demoned-down homeage to the Imperium.

    Warhammer 40K came out in 1987 and the Imperial Sourcebook 1st edition did not come out until October 1989. That's more than enough time for some of the ideas from WH40K to trickle into other RPG universes.