Good points all.
A diverse POV is definitely something I look forward to, and I mean more than simply someone from each legion. Certainly, each book should have some very driving metaplot, but let's not forget the auxillia, the arbites, the civilians, the guard, the navy, and all the rest. This is the greatest atrocity ever inflicted on terra, let's not forget the Terrans present.
So at present, we've got The Solar War, which presumably details much of the campaign through the Sol System at large. Here's something like what I'd want to see for (+ what I find somewhat plausible) for the rest. (Like many others, I find double French and double Haley pretty likely)
2: The Lost and the Damned - Haley
Maybe this hearkens back to that old army of chaos guardsmen? I find Haley writes marines and normies better than primarchs, maybe we can get a book of the initial attempts to even land on Terra, ships and fighters blasted out of the sky left and right. The remaining titan crews are chomping at the bit, and both sides fray just waiting for the actual ground war to commence. Maybe finish with a big landing of the Legio Mortis + the traitor primarchs. Uh, He writes Pert well-ish, and Sangy pretty well from a distance. Maybe throw in Rogal too. Hopefully the traitor guardsmen look at who they're sharing ships with and ask "are we the baddies?" Throw in the taking of Luna for some action set pieces (unless its in Solar War)
3: Gav Thorpe's Wild Ride (working title) - Gav Thorpe
Perturabo and Rogal work themselves into knots trying to outplay each other, a la The Lion's scheming in Angels of Caliban. This is mirrored in their legions, Siggy is mad because he can't find Abaddon, maybe he keeps running into Iron Warriors looking to settle a grudge. Maybe we get some Word Bearers wondering why they're still fighting without Lorgar. Intersperse high command talks with tight, on the ground action. Any legions could feature, really.
4: Jaghatai Khan Slaps a Bitch - Chris Wraight
The usual Chris Wraight goodness. Mortarion gets blue balled again on a rematch, but we get lots of Scars v Death Guard fighting. Presumably they see each other at some point and this gets embellished 10,000 years later into an actual duel. Contrast the struggle to keep up the constant fighting, Scars force themselves to enjoy the battle while the Death Guard tap into that Nurgle perseverance. Maybe some Malcador shenanigans to break up the action. Finish with the Khan v Fulgrim at the Lion's gate Space Port, either have Jaghatai banish Fulgrim or stalemate him, which in either case leads to the ECs deciding "hey, those civilians look fun." Eidolon leads a pack of ECs throughout the book as well.
Will continue at a later date.
Edited by Roomsky, 23 March 2019 - 03:48 PM.