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So I'm looking through my codex for cool things to throw into my Heresy era based army and was wondering if there were references for when they came into existence?

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All that is known is that it's an "ancient design" and "many different patterns have been passed down the millenia." They're at least quite a bit older than M.38, as that's when the Red Scorpions first created the Land Raider Helios, which mounts the Whirlwind rocket launcher.

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The Raven Flight Audio Book has mention of Whirlwinds being deployed by Horus's Forces on Istavaan V against the RG.


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Aye - there is artwork in old Epic era stuff that shows Whirlwinds during the heresy
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Lexicanum says that it was discovered after the Heresy, so Chaos doesn't have it.
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Lexicanum is a terrible and frequently incorrect source. Don't trust it :).

Chaos doesn't have it because they lost the missiles, the tanks, and decided they needed to be different from loyalists; this was a key way to do it! ;)

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Lexicanum is a terrible and frequently incorrect source. Don't trust it :P.

Chaos doesn't have it because they lost the missiles, the tanks, and decided they needed to be different from loyalists; this was a key way to do it! ^_^


"Dude, Horus just croaked. What now?"

Abaddon re-tied his topknot. He totally had an idea. "I totally have an idea," he said. The Traitor Legions looked on expectantly. "Here's what we do. We run away."

Many helmed heads nodded. This seemed a wise course of action.

"Good idea," said Erebus.

'Hush." Abaddon frowned at the interruption. "But I think we should leave behind our jetbikes, Dreadclaws, Whirlwinds, Landspeeders - pretty much all anti-grav technology, really - as well as our bikes, attack bikes, and pretty much anything else we've used so far."

Fewer helms nodded this time. "Dude," said Lucius the Eternal, "we might need all that stuff. Some of that stuff is rad."

"Nah, I've made up my mind. Let's just go."

"But..."

"Let's. Just. Go." Abaddon waved the Talon of Horus. Its scythe-blade fingers made clickety-click sounds.

"Okay, let's just go," agreed Lucius.

Khârn wasn't so easily placated. "What about Cyclone Launchers? Because I saw those in Horus Heresy: Collected Visions, so we must be using th--"

"I feel like I'm talking to myself, here." Abaddon pointed a claw at the World Eater. It poked Khârn in the eye.

"Ow, Jesus, man. Okay, okay. We'll go."

"Yeah, that's what I thought."

Abaddon pimp-walked from the room, strutting like he owned the place.

"Hey, what about this conversion beamer?" asked Typhus. "Couldn't we use these in Rogue Trader? These are awesome. They go, like, FWOOOOOSH."

"Leave it!" Abaddon's voice called from the other room. Typhus put it down, grumbling.

Fabius Bile sort of shrugged. "So, uh, can I come with you guys? Because I was checking the passenger lists, and none of the Legions are taking their Apothecaries. I mean... don't you need us?"

Lucius patted his brother on the shoulder. "It's okay, man. We'll allude to the Apothecaries in the background text. I mean, you won't get to ever do anything, but you'll sort of be there in the fluff, y'know? A bit? Maybe?"

"Balls to this. I'm leaving the Legion. I'll make my own rules."

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"Um." The Thousand Son gestured to the empty landing pad. "Where are all our gunships?"

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"We're blue now. It's... it's this whole... thing. Look, seriously, where are our Thunderhawks?"

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Thanks to A D-B for the preview of his forthcoming HH book; 'Dude, where's my Whirlwind?'.

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I'd say that sums it up pretty well. <_<
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:D awesome!

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A-D-B, I know you hate me (as proudly worn in my signature :P) but I love you so much. XD

I think this might even top your Black Library stuff haha
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A D-B that was awesome! Made my morning :lol:

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@A-D-B, a chuckle and a grin at 06:15 after being on the night shift, well done, love to hear an audio drama of this kind of mockerey lol!

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That really made me laugh, thanks! (And I always wondered why chaos didn't have apothecaries)

EDIT: Sorry, I just had to sig at least some of that.

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Thanks to A D-B for the preview of his forthcoming HH book; 'Dude, where's my Whirlwind?'.


Hahahahaha

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The Horus Heresy books, giving Chaos players more and more reason too just use Codex: Space Marines. :huh:
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That post is epic adb. Good stuff.

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Aye - there is artwork in old Epic era stuff that shows Whirlwinds during the heresy


Not just artwork, they appeared in both the fluff and half the scenarios in the SM1e rulebook (the game came with Rhinos but you were supposed to pretend they were Whirlwinds when necessary).

The Whirlwind's creation has never actually been dated (unlike the Vindicator which has had different dates on numerous occassions) although the current codex does kind of sound like its post heresy but doesn't actually say it.
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Fabulous Bill tee hee hee :P

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Hey A-D-B would you not get in trouble for this since it is better than the works produced by a couple of your peers? Namely Swallow and Goto you you might as well pitch this to your employers :P
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I would buy it.
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:lol: I would so read a 40k comedy short by Mr ADB. It reminds me of the RT era humour.



Plus this....


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Made me laugh so much.
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that was so funny ADB, i choke on my whiskey, then the wife pissed her self laughing at me, Dude you rock

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ADB - can we consider this to be canon now? ;)
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