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The Siege of Terra: The First Wall


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I am guessing that is Forrix vs. Fafnir Rann on the right there.

 

 

 

The crucial battle for the Lion’s Gate spaceport is at the heart of this conflict. With it in their possession, the Traitors can land their most devastating weapons on Terran soil. Dorn knows it must not fall. But with enemies attacking from within as well as without and the stirrings of the neverborn drawn to the slaughter, can the Imperial defenders possibly prevail?

 

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Yeap, i think the same:  Lord Fafnir Rann (Imperial Fists, possibly founder Executioners chapter) of vs 1st captain Forrix (Iron Warriors).

 

The World Eater's guy i think is Khârn.

 

Neil Roberts again nailed it! Awesome Art!!


Edited by AgramarTheLunarWolf, 03 October 2019 - 09:48 PM.


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Looks very cool. But what is it with the Horus Heresy book covers and space marines lack of tactical spacing... insert "My face is my shield" meme here.


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Hot damn that shieldwall

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Yeap, i think the same: Lord Fafnir Rann (Imperial Fists, possibly founder Executioners chapter) of vs 1st captain Forrix (Iron Warriors).

The World Eater's guy i think is Khârn.

Neil Roberts again nailed it! Awesome Art!!


I am wondering if they are going to retcon the Executioners then. After all, Forrix lived up to the 41st Millenium

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Yeap, i think the same: Lord Fafnir Rann (Imperial Fists, possibly founder Executioners chapter) of vs 1st captain Forrix (Iron Warriors).

The World Eater's guy i think is Khârn.

Neil Roberts again nailed it! Awesome Art!!


I am wondering if they are going to retcon the Executioners then. After all, Forrix lived up to the 41st Millenium

 

 

Why would the Executioners need to be retconned? Just because they're both there doesn't mean one kills the other?


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Very interesting AOS style helmet on that world eater

And don’t think it’s Khârn

Edited by betrayer41, 04 October 2019 - 12:30 AM.


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The posing of the central clash looks a bit odd, anglewise.


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Forrix is actually doing an elbow-drop on an unseen IF below him, he's just punching Rann on his way down. :P


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Not a huge fan of Neil Roberts. Forrix's ridiculously off-balance pose here is...bizarre 


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It just looks to me as though Forrix is tripping over something, and is about to drop like a two-ton sack of potatoes.

Edited by bluntblade, 04 October 2019 - 05:45 AM.

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It just looks to me as though Forrix is tripping over something, and is about to drop like a two-ton sack of potatoes.

 

The IF did that trick of "kneel over behind him, and push him back over to make him fall", but are having him fall into Rann?


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the lighting and positioning on rann’s left leg is unfortunate
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Very interesting AOS style helmet on that world eater

And don’t think it’s Khârn

 

That jumped out at me as well, fun to see Roberts including that specific AoS Khorne headcrest, it gets used in so many WE conversions.



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When's the limited edition, do we know?

 

December/Christmas period.


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Always great to see new cover art... not the first awkward duelling pose we've seen from Roberts and I'm pretty sure it wont be the last.



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I’m really into WE and Iron Warriors as the first wave of the assault. That’s a solid dichotomy.

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Been dying for another good IF vs IW rivalry since Phall. To see the IW siege tactics vs IF defense tactics with their respective major players will be awesome. And of course to hear Dorn’s and Perturabo’s snarky comments how each other sucks will be priceless.

French did hit it out of the park with the first book, his IF are awesome and he does great IWs as well so it would have been great for him to do this one. Thorpe’s recent works have been solid actually so I think this will be good.

 

As for the artwork, I agree Forrix (probably who it is) looks little off but after looking at it more, his pose seems fine as he is shouldering his way via the shield to basically give the almighty powerfist biatchsmack. I like the artwork, definitely shows the legions getting down and dirty as opposed to the second one where it was mainly humies. 


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I’m really into WE and Iron Warriors as the first wave of the assault. That’s a solid dichotomy.

 

Nice followup to Slaves to Darkness as well! A pity it's not French's Perturabo. He was so badass in that book.


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I’m really into WE and Iron Warriors as the first wave of the assault. That’s a solid dichotomy.

 

Nice followup to Slaves to Darkness as well! A pity it's not French's Perturabo. He was so badass in that book.

 

 

As opposed to Guy Haleys portrayal, in which he's a :cussing idiot.



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John French's Perturabo includes The Crimson Fist and Tallarn, in both of which he's.... angry. Angry and not particularly smart.

 

Haley's Perturabo explores his character in much greater depth and blends all that had come before into a coherent whole, where his shortcomings are deeply rooted in his upbringing, the way he was treated at home on Olypia and under the Emperor, and how his own martyr complex blinded him to his own deficits, his own antisocial behavior and the way he generally fails to make his voice heard.

In a way, he's in line with all the other Primarchs in terms of character flaws. Some of them even overlap with some of his brothers, as is usually the case.

 

Perturabo is just as much a product of his upbringing and homeworld's culture as the Lion, Russ, Angron, Curze, Guilliman, Sanguinius and all the rest. He was exploited and failed to learn the value of a father's affection, and carried the same prejudices (maybe rightly so) into the Imperium of Man.


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John French's Perturabo includes The Crimson Fist and Tallarn, in both of which he's.... angry. Angry and not particularly smart.

 

I don't think that's a fair appraisal of French's earlier Perturabo at all. Those texts need to be read together along with Ironclad, Slaves to Darkness, and Solar War to get an accurate sense of how JF sees the Lord of Iron. Crimson Fist was intended as a companion piece for HH: Extermination's Phall account (which French helped write), and Perturabo's character in that story is very much in keeping with that stage of his arc in the period immediately following Isstvan V. Criticism for that would be nonsensical. And as for Tallarn, Perturabo barely features, and when he does, he isn't just an angry idiot. Remember that we are predominantly seeing him from Argonis' perspective and only in Ironclad does the focus shift to Perturabo's motivations.

 

edit: also, while I enjoyed Haley's Perturabo novella, his Perturabo in LATD was awful. I forgot about that, thanks AOB for the reminder.


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John French's Perturabo includes The Crimson Fist and Tallarn, in both of which he's.... angry. Angry and not particularly smart.

 

Haley's Perturabo explores his character in much greater depth and blends all that had come before into a coherent whole, where his shortcomings are deeply rooted in his upbringing, the way he was treated at home on Olypia and under the Emperor, and how his own martyr complex blinded him to his own deficits, his own antisocial behavior and the way he generally fails to make his voice heard.

In a way, he's in line with all the other Primarchs in terms of character flaws. Some of them even overlap with some of his brothers, as is usually the case.

 

Perturabo is just as much a product of his upbringing and homeworld's culture as the Lion, Russ, Angron, Curze, Guilliman, Sanguinius and all the rest. He was exploited and failed to learn the value of a father's affection, and carried the same prejudices (maybe rightly so) into the Imperium of Man.

 

And yet in Haleys, we have the travesty of a scene of him being a gullible, vain and ego craving idiot when Horus is showering him with praise and somehow convincing him he's different to all the others in one of the worst dialogues of the series.


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