I think there’s a ton about the entire situation that depends heavily on exactly what meta-plot state GW brings the next Primarch out in. Folks are acting like the next Primarch to be released will just have omnipotent knowledge of what is going on across the whole galaxy immediately upon awakening. If the next Primarch is embroiled immediately in a war, they may not stop to ask a lot of questions until afterward, and may not like the answers they get.
Considering the chequered history of the Dark Angels and their shame, does anyone honestly think the Lion would openly oppose the Lord Protector of the Imperium?
Plus open conflict/opposition isn’t the only way the story can happen. Ignoring things may also take place.
That the Lion likes to set his strategy and have it executed. When Russ failed to uphold his part in the strategy, the Lion charged in and finished everything. Russ got angry about not being allowed to do what he had sworn to do, the Lion was ticked at Russ for failing to uphold the strategy, Russ punched the Lion and “fisticuffs” ensued. Feud.
Wait, what was the point behind Lion-Russ feud? I am getting lost.
Even more so, the quote by DogWelder illustrates almost exactly what I said. The Lion is better on the ground, strategizes, sends his men to do what he ordered, leads his force and will alter his strategy for his direct command units as the situation alters, and if things aren’t working, will pay the price in blood and will to see his plans through through sheer tenacity.