Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Missing Legions...



...are the new Squats.  Seriously, ask about the 2nd and 11th Legions at a Forge World or Black Library event (like last weekend's Horus Heresy Weekender) and you are now looked at the way that poor chaps who kept asking about when the Squats were coming back quats at every Gamesday Q&A.  (Eyes roll)

As Alan Merrett said at the Horus Heresy Weekend "You will never know who those legions are."  because, he said, they were always meant to give gamers the ability to create their own legions and histories.  It was planned that way and will not change.

So plan away, knowing tose two Legions will always remain a mystery.

Loken


P.S.  The above image is from "Unremembered Empire" which will blow people away, as it is very much like "Avengers" in the way the Loyalist Primarchs beat the crap out of each other before working together.  We all loved the brief we got from the Black Library crew!

7 comments:

TheAmbit said...

I appreciate that your blog is succinct and doesn't put out a lot of baseless wish listing. It doesn't generate a lot if comments but I'm sure the traffic is good. Keep up the solid work and please don't gegenerate into drivel.

Anonymous said...

That made me laugh that the missing legions are the new squats. But in all honesty they should just stop mentioning them at all much like they have done with squats. I like a good mystery like anyone else but when I'm told by an author that I'll never find out the answer to the mystery then I just go on to something else. That's why I stopped reading the Horus Hersey books. Now I really enjoy the HH books and models put out Forgeworld on the other hand.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure squats get a mention in the 6th ed 40k codex - near the back in a section about ab humans.

Cylux said...

"As Alan Merrett said at the Horus Heresy Weekend "You will never know who those legions are." because, he said, they were always meant to give gamers the ability to create their own legions and histories. It was planned that way and will not change."

So why have the HH novels occasionally implied that both legions are dead and gone? If the aim really was to leave them as 'blank slates' they wouldn't have crafted the mystery as to whether they actually even exist by the Heresy. That actually acts to prevent players from dreaming up their own stuff for them, not the other way around.

Loken said...

TheAmbit: Thanks!

Cylux: A good point.

Loken

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of places that GW has placed something that should be gone back into action. One of the most famous for me is Eldrad. Taken into the warp from the black stone fortress during the thirteenth black crusade but somehow appears in nearly every fight the Eldar have, like nothing ever happened.

That's when they would lead you to believe that not all the information that you get is accurate.

Phillip Carroll said...

Don't forget folks, there IS an active Alpha Legion campaign of misinformation going on. For all we know Alan is one of their subversive agents!!

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