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    Quote Originally Posted by SARS_Attacks View Post
    Yeah, the Salamanders Chapter is definitely my favorite one so far. They're the most humanitarian ones that I've read about so far. Their planet, Nocturne, is one brutal world...that whole Time of Trial thing where everything get's turned to **** by magma is ridiculous.
    Yes, it is! And yet, they're one of the most neglected First Founding Chapters, nobody ever drew Vulcan! :-(

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    I find the whole "table top gaming" thing appallingly geeky. I can't see the how the hell anyone would want to do it, I have a mate who spends hours painting space marines - he is in his 40's. I keep telling him that he needs to get a life. (He used to do aikido).

    That same mate lent me the first three Horus Heresy novels about 6 months ago.

    I've got rather hooked and have bought and read the lot. They are a bit like the literary equivalent of a Big Mac. Trashy but quite fun. Dan Abnett is certainly a cut above. Some of the books are beter than others but all worth a read.

    I don't like the Ultramarines very much - smug little bastards.

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    I find Abnett is pretty much the only 40k author I can read. I don't play the tabletop game (I do play Warmachine and Dystopian Wars on occasion) but I've had great fun playing the 40k RPGs.

    I strongly recommend giving the Graphic Audio versions of the 40k novels a try, they're very good, very stirring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    I find Abnett is pretty much the only 40k author I can read. I don't play the tabletop game (I do play Warmachine and Dystopian Wars on occasion) but I've had great fun playing the 40k RPGs.

    I strongly recommend giving the Graphic Audio versions of the 40k novels a try, they're very good, very stirring.
    Thanks - I might give them a go. As I've read all the Horus books I've run out of junk to read. I was thinking about some of the books set on the 41st Century.

    I'm off to see my mate again this weekend for a boozy session so I might cadge some of his other 40k books off him.

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    If I wanted to check out one of Abnett's 40k books, any advice on where to start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbd View Post
    If I wanted to check out one of Abnett's 40k books, any advice on where to start?
    http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Eise...)#.T-i27LX2b9U

    Go forth, in the Emperor's name.

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    I suppose WEKAF sparring is sort of like fighting a space marine.



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    I find their lack of Bolt pistols disturbing!

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    I friend of mine told me about the war hammer books ages ago I thought they sounded good something about the space marines being 8ft tall with machine guns with chain saws attached to them. Anyway I'm a total war hammer noob what book would you recommend to start with? I want the one that explains the background story so it doesn't end up a muddle of names and places in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbd View Post
    If I wanted to check out one of Abnett's 40k books, any advice on where to start?
    Eisenhorn all over mate, it's one of the best 40k books going.
    Ne Obliviscaris

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