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Gork/Mork Help Me... I'm thinking about Raven Guard
« on: November 21, 2015, 04:41:05 pm »
Hi All,
Long time Xenos player.
I've never really been in the whole Power Armor mentality, as I've only really played Space Wolves which tended to not do that well...
But, the new Kauyon book has Raven Guard units that I really, really kind of like.
The only thing is that I can't quite get into their mindset.
What makes them so popular?  I've read bits of their fluff, but they never seem very extraordinary...
Any RG fans that can fill me in?

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Re: Gork/Mork Help Me... I'm thinking about Raven Guard
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 02:23:59 am »
I'm a huge fan of the Raven Guard.  I have been ever since their Chapter Approved article came out in the late UK White Dwarf 260's/early 270's (I wanna say 272).  For me, it boils down to a number of things:
  • Assault- and stealth-based Space Marines that still have the opportunity to go with a shooting army if necessary,
  • Originally able to field full squads of Assault Marines/Command Squads (with jump packs) with twin Lightning Claws (now that's just a thematic option for Vanguard Veterans, unless the Kauyon book changes that),
  • Cool looking (though slightly tricky to paint) paint scheme,
  • Awesome back story (they got practically wiped out during the Istvaan massacre and spent the rest of the Heresy trying to build up their numbers through genetic experimentation that left them with a large number of hulking mutants, similar to the Space Wolves' Wulfen), and,
  • The opportunity to quote Edgar Allen Poe at any given time  ;D .
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