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In a grim dark far future there is only war - A thread for Warhammer 40k

Discussion in 'Community' started by Gamiel, May 23, 2020.

  1. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries The Emperor has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the Master of Mankind by the will of the gods, and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the Imperium for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day, so that he may never truly die.

    Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the Warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor's will. Vast armies give battle in his name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat from aliens, heretics, mutants - and worse.

    To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.



    With that said, lets be civil with each other here.
     
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  2. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    I’ll quickly dip in and out of this thread by saying...

    If you never listened to Bolt Thrower’s Realm of Chaos (1989), you’re in for a downtuned, death metal 40K Chaos inspired treat*. I was into the Chaos module because of BT and Ian Miller’s creepy chaos art, but never played. *Through The Eye of Terror, World Eater and Prophet of Hatred are still among my favorite Bolt Thrower songs,

    As far as Space Marines, I like the Viking-like Space Wolves and Khorne’s World Eaters Legion who have sadly been retired.

    Enjoy the Imperium and beyond.:)

    Over and out.
     
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  3. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    That's a really cool video. I think I ad that to the intro post, while I can
     
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  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm not a fan of the gaming aspect but I do like the books. Horus Heresy series has been way too long but I'm working through the Siege of Terra books.(I recently finished The First Wall.) I really liked the Inquisitor Eisenhorn books. I read Divination, the Horusian Wars short story book and liked that so I have the two novels (Resurrection and Incarnation) on order from Amazon UK. I've also enjoyed their Horror books so far.
     
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  5. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    Here :D :p


    True, he would probably always have a temper and be a natural battle-rager, but under other circumstances he could possibly be somebody that's trying to rein his rage - maybe by meditation, qigong, yoga, and/or special exercises - making him keep in his rage, until a point where he just explode. Or maybe he would try to show that he's more than his rage, making him trying to take up* some kind of cultural art/s outside of battle.
    * and maybe even master, he is a Primarchs after all
     
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  6. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Same here, honestly. Compared to a bunch of other tabletop games, Warhammer has proved much too expensive for me time and time again. As for books, the Ciaphas Cain novels can't go without mention.
     
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  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I read a couple of those and just couldn't get into them. I prefer books about either the Space Marines or the Inquisitors. I haven't gotten into the other time periods, like regular Warhammer or Sigmar either.
     
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  8. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    [​IMG]
    from http://www.eagleordinary.com/
     
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  9. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    We have a Warhammer store in my town (closed due to the virus now of course) and I've seen the gamers in there. If I'm in town when it's open I usually go in to check for new books. (I tend to go to town early - at least I did pre-coronavirus - and the store doesn't open til noon or so on weekdays). Amazon UK carries the books (unless it's a limited edition only available through the stores or website) so my recent purchases have been there.
     
  10. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Same here. The Space Marine novels I’ve read have been interesting, but I cannot keep up with the 40K universe. As you said, the Horus Heresy is rather a lot too.

    I do like some art I’ve seen which remains too. Discovered Kev Walker and Ian Miller through the Realm of Chaos module and am still a fan of theirs (especially Kev lately) decades later. I had this Ian Miller designed Bolty shirt -um- 30 years ago...

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    One of the non-40K books I liked was Brunner the Bounty Hunter. If Boba Fett existed in the Warhammer universe he'd be Brunner.
     
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  12. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    Kal Jerico's a notable 40K bounty hunter (comic series) - but he's not that much like Boba in personality. More like Cain or Blackadder, right down to the snarking and having a scruffy sidekick.
     
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  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I haven't read any of the comics - just the books. I had been getting their 'White Dwarf' magazine every month at the local WH Smiths but haven't been there since lockdown began. I know the Warhammer stores are all closed here - the magazine is probably suspended til the headquarters staff can go back to work.
     
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  14. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I never got into this, and that sure is a lot of books to want to read. But like any good nerd it does get my attention and I love the bits of the history of the Emperor of Mankind.

    A standard year later the child who would become the Emperor was born in a Neolithic settlement of Anatolian herders and farmers of a normal mother and father, with normal brothers and sisters. His psychic power was so great that its energies altered His genome and physiology in the womb and rendered Him immortal so He would no longer need to reincarnate and could not be assaulted by the daemonic creatures of the Immaterium upon His death. As He grew older, His potent psychic powers began to manifest.

    For thirty-eight thousand Terran years, He wandered over the Earth and throughout Human history. He travelled among the different peoples of Mankind. While He had first been only an observer of Mankind's triumphs and follies, He soon began to help where He could, using His ancient wisdom to spread efficient government, crop management, animal husbandry, technology and peace. He used His influence carefully, at first adopting only the guise of a normal man, and without revealing His true nature.

    As the millennia passed, the man who would become the Emperor watched the Human race develop. He travelled the entire globe, watching and helping, sometimes adopting the persona of a great leader or advisor. In times of trouble He became a crusader, a religious leader or even a messiah, at other times He remained a back-stage contributor to events, an advisor to kings, a court magician, a pioneering scientist.

    Many of the guises He adopted were humble, others became monumental figures of world history or religion. At times of crisis He would be there, steering the Human race along a narrow path to survival that only He could see.

    As the Human race prospered and advanced the Warp became increasingly disturbed. The man who would become the Emperor was aware of how the extreme sides of the Human character were feeding the nascent Chaos Powers. Despite His best efforts to promote peace and harmony across Old Earth, the instinctive values of martial honour, ambition, defiance, and self-satisfaction could never be eradicated from the Human character.
     
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  15. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    I personally would like to try to paint, play and make conversions but I lack the money needed to finance it. In the meantime I read the stories and the lore and have been buying White Dwarf slavishly since they redid it as a monthly magazine for the lore, "how to create your own lore articles" and the show figures.

    I have this plan to begin to do some painting ones I actually get some good money. But as things are developing will that be far in to the future...

    And for the new Necromunda has there been many new, named bounty hunters, some which appear in one of the audio dramas.

    It's coming out, if a bit lat. Last month's WD came out the around the first of this month.
     
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  16. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    That's good to know. When I can go into town again (not worth it at this point since all the places I'd go are closed) I'll pick up a copy.
    Haven't been tempted to try painting anything as I know from past experience with making models that I suck at it. Art just isn't in my genes (making it, anyway. I can appreciate it).
     
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  17. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    Horus Heresy series seems to be moving in the direction of "The Emperor is only one of a number of "Perpetuals" (people who are immortal and whose bodies come alive again, regenerated, after they've been physically killed) - he's just the powerful psyker of the group"

    Other Perpetuals don't all seem to be especially psychic (Ollanius Persson, Alivia Sureka, etc. Some are though (Malcador)).

    https://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Perpetual
     
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  18. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    An idée I have and want to do* is to paint Imperial Knights to resemble classic tractor models, like the Ford NAA tractor
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    Or Bolinder-Munktell BM 35
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    Or in the colours of tractor manufacturers with an established colour pattern, like John Deere
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    The reasoning behind this that Imperial Knights are established as being based on ancient agricultural/extraction machinery.

    * once I get money/time/skill
     
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  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    That could work. Just add some emblems for identification as well.
    Recently got Resurrection and Incarnation from Amazon UK. They are the two Horusian Wars novels. (Already read Divination, the short story book). These are in the reading pile now.
     
  20. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    I was thinking of using the BM of Bolinder-Munktell for the shield of the Knight in that colour, and a deer for the John Deere one. Have no idea for the Ford NAA one.

    But as for now it's just a dream.
     
  21. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Chosen One star 10

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    One House already comes pretty close to this green-and-yellow scheme: House Cadmus

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 7

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    I was thinking of going at it differently with the armour in green and the moving/machine parts (or at least some of them) in yellow
     
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  23. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Never played a single game but I used to enjoy collecting some of the Citadel miniatures as a kid. I remember getting some Space Marines one time, but typically I used to paint the regular Warhammer stuff, not the 40,000 miniatures.
     
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