I was once by someone in early 8th Edition why Templars? This is what I said:
We are not the fastest like Scars Of White or Angels of Blood, nor are we Stealthiest like Gaurdians Raven, and lack the have the durability of the Hands of Iron nor do we fire power of our fellow Scions of Dorn.
Nor the ingenuity of Salamanders or the Cunning of the Wolves. And lack of the tacticall brilliance of the Sons of Gulliman. But once battle is joined, we never surrender. We never stop fighting. We will keep shooting and punching, until our bones themselves crack. And even then.
We will never take a step back.
And even when our blood runs dry, we will not falter, unlike those who thirst.
And they might not have witchcraft of prowess of Titans, but we need it not. For our faith alone is all we need to shield us.
We hit not the hardest, but we always will hit, We move not the fastest, but we will finish the race. We shall never falter. We are not the best anything but we can do anything. For Jack of All Trades Master Of None. Is Better than Master of One.
I invite everyone to make their little plurb about defining who we are Fulkes did a little one one Medju thread. If you want add why. For me the chapter has never been hitting the hardest but always hitting. Always enduring any punishment inflicted. Not surviving it enduring it. That a distinction to Iron Hands. We don’t move as fast White Scars or Blood Angels but we have always had movement shannigans to make sure we reached our destination.
And we lacked the tactical flexibility exhibited by Ultramarines or Wolves on the table top. But our armies were always strategically flexible giving us in list building stage units that were very customizable to be focused on specific tasks. And we never had biggest or best guns like Salamanders and Fists. But our guns were never to sneeze at. From Faux Devi Crusaders or other abilities. We always had some hileruous shooting gimmicks.
And I feel the codex hits all of of this in more ways than one. With Uphold and Grimaldus we have strong ability to endure punishment but loss cover or otherwise. Accept but also our new strategems, while focused on generally speaking individual model buffing gives us ability to use punch. And our Warlord traits actually are useful for making combat characters. Do we punch as hard as Angels or Wolves. Not really no. But we do punch.
We have Devout, Abhor, Grimaldus and Will. Giving us strong movement abilities are we as fast as Angels or Scars? No but we are still pretty fast relatively speaking
Edited by Schlitzaf, 13 October 2021 - 11:00 PM.