No offense, because you seem like a good guy, but you're a writer of war stories, and I am a Marine, maker of them.
hmm i wonder who id rather write war stories
im sorry but in a fictional setting about super heroes how deos your resume matter, impressive as it is?
No, in a handful of years the Word Bearers aren't going to become the equal of the other legions who have been fighting constantly for decades, if not centuries. Every single one of the Ultramarines sergeants would have had more cumulative battle experience than most of the Word Bearers' captains. How do we know what the Word Bearers were doing? Well, the Emperor did say it in your novel, lol. But, also we have almost twenty years of Word Bearers fluff too that's pretty consistent with that idea.
it might be true tactically, they werent as well drilled, but a marine is a marine is a marine.. and then you have a marine with a point to prove and whos starting to be affected by the warp.
theres nothing more dangerous than a warrior whos willing to die for his cause. Of course the ultramarines were fighting for thier home, which is somewhat of a pyschological equaliser
You have the emo kid, who already hates the Ultramarines.
Emo signifies 'fake' personality, someone who pretends to be depressed because chicks dig depressed guys.. Lorgar was angry sure, but always true to himself, even if it caused confusion.. he needed to find his purpose which is why he never joined the attack on calth.
no lorgar wasnt emo, far from it
His legion is inexperienced, not really good at anything except proselytizing, but there are a lot of them and they have a bunch of disorganized, unreliable, rambling lunatics with them that are probably not very useful next to your battle hardened Imperial Army regiments.
his legion may not be as experienced as the ultras/IF/raven whatever, but that doesnt mean they were green troops.. a 20 year vet can be just as dangerous as a 40 year vet
When Guilliman inevitably destroys them, you haven't lost much, and they have the numbers to hopefully do enough damage to the Ultramarines to temporarily remove them from the equation.
it seems a weird argument.. the WBs were weak and unimportant ye they were capable of besting ultramarines in ultramar
And can we really call Calth home turf?
uhh yes.. england is my home turf, even if i havent been to every town.. if someone attacks engalnd i defend it with my life
Calling Lorgar the angry emo kid isn't an insult so much as a succinct way to describe him.
see above.. your wrong