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SpecialIssue's Analysis of the 41st Millennium


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Hi there - here are going to be a collection of analysis and viewpoints on various fluff points within the 41st millennium. You might have seen me around the forums, and would probably gather that I have some pretty vivid ideas on the setting. I thought it would be good to get my ideas and vision of 40k written down and recorded.

 

Here is the first of what I've got - let's start at square one, the weapon which I love most about the 41st millennium, which encapsulates so much about this setting's methods, reality of warfare and development of technology - massive scale, absolute overkill, no compromise.

 

The Boltgun

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Edited by SpecialIssueAmmo, 30 November 2017 - 10:12 AM.

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Alis aquilae, judicium - On eagle's wings, judgement.
Ex astra, mortis - From the stars, death.

Fiat justitia, etiam mundi mori - Let there be justice, even though worlds die.

 

~ the Guardian Eagles

 

W40k - a gothic military fantasy, in that order.

 

Analysis of the 41st Millennium - boltguns, chainswords, Space Marine capabilities

 


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Please Sir, may I have another? :)


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Indeed. This should be a weekly thing. Perhaps a companion YouTube video too?

Either way keep these coming.
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Well done!

It would be interesting to expand on Boltgun Special Issue Ammunition.


"Whatever the Blood Angels' flaws, nowhere in the Imperium can truer servants of the Emperor be found." , Blood Angels Codex 5th ed.
"Although feared and mistrusted by those they protect, the Blood Angels continue to smash the Imperium's foes, compiling a battle history second to none.", Dark Millenium 7th ed.

"You underestimate our cousins, skald. Their gold and jewels mask a killer’s soul, and we would do well to remember that.", Helik Redknife, VI Legion ‘Vlka FenrykaCaptain

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Power weapons please!!!

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Its been a while, and GW's fluff has really put a dampener on my enthusiasm for 40k recently. But its good to know that some people are enjoying my thoughts, and I've been putting down some more on the series of write-ups I've planned. Here is the next bit I've finished.

 

The Chainsword

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Edited by SpecialIssueAmmo, 18 December 2017 - 01:22 PM.

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Alis aquilae, judicium - On eagle's wings, judgement.
Ex astra, mortis - From the stars, death.

Fiat justitia, etiam mundi mori - Let there be justice, even though worlds die.

 

~ the Guardian Eagles

 

W40k - a gothic military fantasy, in that order.

 

Analysis of the 41st Millennium - boltguns, chainswords, Space Marine capabilities

 


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Wow, that's an awesome description, SpecialIssueAmunition! It makes chainswords almost believable :lol:

 

One thing I noticed at the end was how you mentioned delivering the killing blow through the armpit right at the end: however, you mentioned earlier on that stabbing isn't effective with chainswords - I believe that may be an incoherence.

Moreover, mkIV PA and above have soft armour at the elbows and behind the knees - I think it would be worth mentionning that an initial incapacitating strike at the limbs might be useful in order to then decapitate the opponent :)


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This is what an imperial uplifting primer should really be. Haven't enjoyed an equipment data insight sense 2nd edition.


Want to look at something of mine that you may think is really cool or maybe sucks completely?

Click on the link! MordentHex's chaos workshop of Heresy

HORUS HERESY: 1st Tyrannic Invasion.
My current army: 6th Ed. Heresy SM army: HUGE! pts. (WIP)
For the squat!

 

Do not underestimate the Squats. They survived for millennia cut off from the Imperium and assailed from all sides. Their determination and resilience is an example to all.
– Meditations on Imperial Command, Book XVI

 

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In the shadow of the rumored fluff monstrosity that is Improved Marines, I quickly finished this to remember why the Adeptus Astartes are known as the Angels of Death, and why they deserve this heavy mythos. I also updated the above posts with a few more notes and thoughts.

 

Personal Capabilities and Resilience

Homo Astartes

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The Body

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The Blood

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The Mind

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The Result

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Edited by SpecialIssueAmmo, 18 December 2017 - 01:43 PM.

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Alis aquilae, judicium - On eagle's wings, judgement.
Ex astra, mortis - From the stars, death.

Fiat justitia, etiam mundi mori - Let there be justice, even though worlds die.

 

~ the Guardian Eagles

 

W40k - a gothic military fantasy, in that order.

 

Analysis of the 41st Millennium - boltguns, chainswords, Space Marine capabilities

 


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very nice brother, they are indeed scary at the very least.


Want to look at something of mine that you may think is really cool or maybe sucks completely?

Click on the link! MordentHex's chaos workshop of Heresy

HORUS HERESY: 1st Tyrannic Invasion.
My current army: 6th Ed. Heresy SM army: HUGE! pts. (WIP)
For the squat!

 

Do not underestimate the Squats. They survived for millennia cut off from the Imperium and assailed from all sides. Their determination and resilience is an example to all.
– Meditations on Imperial Command, Book XVI

 

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Of all the things I love about this hobby and its setting, you've reminded me what my favorite has always been.

Thank you.
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karden00, on 28 Apr 2014 - 21:55, said:
Eh... dark angels couldn't hold the line. Surprise surprise....

 

 


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Its been a long while, but it's been a busy couple of months for me, and so it seems for GW. I am increasingly realizing many of my thoughts and ideas on 40k are no longer compatible with the new 40k that GW/FW have been growing. All I can do is preserve a vision of 40k grown organically from earlier material.

 

But what is 40k if not a vision?

 

Here is the latest which I have. I hope to follow soon with Adeptus Astartes deployment methods and an analysis of their foes' responses to their capabilities. I have also gone through previous posts and added some thoughts/spoiler tags and such to make them more readable. Thanks for reading.

 

Fleet and Void Combat

Introduction

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Design Features

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Useage

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Conclusions

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Edited by SpecialIssueAmmo, 18 December 2017 - 01:24 PM.

Alis aquilae, judicium - On eagle's wings, judgement.
Ex astra, mortis - From the stars, death.

Fiat justitia, etiam mundi mori - Let there be justice, even though worlds die.

 

~ the Guardian Eagles

 

W40k - a gothic military fantasy, in that order.

 

Analysis of the 41st Millennium - boltguns, chainswords, Space Marine capabilities

 


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Glad to see this thread alive again. Awesome write-up as usual.
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karden00, on 28 Apr 2014 - 21:55, said:
Eh... dark angels couldn't hold the line. Surprise surprise....

 

 





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