first id like to say that all posts have been helpful. much appecriated brothers!
side note - i have no idea what i did that messed up the formats here.
"I'm fairly confused about the Manticores using a scorpion as a symbol too.
If you want to pursue this, though, I have an idea that might sound strange: why not combine this idea with your unfinished White Scars one? There are a lot of question marks there where you don't have question marks here, and vice-versa. Desert-fighting Scars would be kind of rad."
i agree that this is very good idea that i had not thought of. i will have to think of how i might combine them though. it is certainly do-able but there are aspects of each that might be more difficult. open to ideas on it
The Manticores are desert warfare specialists. They make heavy use of armored units and devastators to support tactical squads in the unforgiving desert battlefronts.
Considering this is the only info available, I shall comment here on this. Are you sure you want to mix heavy armour with desert environs? I would perhaps use lighter vehicles instead as they have been traditionally (Liber-wise) and historically (real world) the preferred style of warfare. What's the inspiration behind the heavy armour and desert warfare mix? Operation Desert Storm maybe?
If you want to pursue this, though, I have an idea that might sound strange: why not combine this idea with your unfinished White Scars one? There are a lot of question marks there where you don't have question marks here, and vice-versa. Desert-fighting Scars would be kind of rad.
This is actually not a bad idea, but that wholly depends on whether the author of both articles feels they can be merged or not. That said, a finished IA is far more gratifying than several ones that have been started but remain unfinished.
The Lord Marshal, putting aside the Liber bowling ball for a moment, I'd just like to point out that although some comments may feel harsh, they are intended to help you - just like the more diplomatic posts do, too.
well the initial idea was kinda a space marine take on Tallarn Desert Raiders, but obviously i have not thought up a way to make them different. its more that kind of armored warfare.
"For those questioning the scorpion badge, isn't a manticore supposed to be human head, lion body, scorpion tail?
That said, I agree that this could work nicely as a WS Successor."
as far as i can see that seems to be the most common description. as for a symbol, i used this one because i couldnt find a decent manticore one. every image was of a manticore instead of a symbol.
It's a tiger body actually.
Man-tiger. Man-tigor. Man-ticor. Manticore. See?
lol i dont think it works that way.