Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Things about 40K every gamer should know!


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40k Facts – Top 10 Things You Should Know!

Ever wonder where they get that wonderful fluff from for the Warhammer 40k universe?  Rob Baer of Spikey Bits put together this truly cool article that is a must read to make you a more worldly gamer.

Fenris: – In Norse mythology, Fenrir is the son of Loki, who usually takes the form of a monstrous wolf.

Onager Gauntlet – Onager is a Persian breed of donkey or mule. Bravo design team! They snuck a donkey punch into 40k!

Lion El’ Johnson – This one is an oldie but a goodie. Turns out he was a poet from the Victorian era who wrote a poem called The Dark Angel’. He also was rumored to have quite the secret for those times.

Tau Reproduction – Under the Matt Ward era supposedly they laid eggs. This was never verified and apparently was a bit of a joke around GW headquarters.

Council of Nikaea: The council’s name, subject, and consequences have strong resemblance to the Roman Council of Nicea in 325 AD, which helped shape Catholic dogma.

Battleblade – According to Bryan Ansell, who led the manager buy-out of GW back in the early 1990’s, Warhammer was almost named Battleblade back in the 1970’s.

Nurgle: “Nergal” was a diety worshiped throughout Mesopotamia, portrayed in hymns and myths as a god of war and pestilence.

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H.G. Wells – The famous writer is said to have invented miniature wargaming in 1913 with is book titled Little Wars.

Storm of Iron - This riveting Black Library book by Graham McNeill, that sold out more times than I can count, seems to be inspired and loosely based on an amazing non-fiction book called Storm of Steel.  That book written by a WWI German army officer named Ernst Jünger, offered a graphic tale of Trench Warfare from his experiences in that war.

Mournival:  In ancient Egyptian mythology, the sky-god Horus has four sons of different nature who are said to collectively make up his soul.

Ha, now you can impress your gamer buddies with your new trivia knowledge, or have a leg up on your fellows in the next pub quiz!


Thanks to Rob at Spikey Bits for this truly enlightening article! 

Loken

2 comments:

TheGraveMind said...

Ooohh, some one said donkey punch. Giggle giggle.
-_-
Onager is also a catapult, which makes a lot more sense.

Nicholas Weitnauer said...
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