When i was playing the DoW campaign just for fun, i noticed this:
Dawn of War campaign ...It is clear, that this is not a mere chaos-cult, but actual members of the Traitor Legions, THE VERY MARINES, that turned against the Emperor some TEN MILLENIA AGO...[/quote] So Space Marines and Chaos Marines live ten thousand years or more?
And also this made me ponder:
[quote=Heretic Isador to Angelos:] ...You weak sorry fool! How does it feel to have betrayed millions!? YOUR OWN FAMILY!?...
So do the Marines have family; wife and kids...?
Well yes and no. Space Marines are Imperial Guard veterns or people trained from a very young age on a space marine home planet, so yes they have families but they don't see them and most of the time out live them. Besides because space marines are either super guard vets or trained from a young age they don't have a wife or children. Yes space marines can live 10 thousand of more years.
It's not that simply, only the betrayers had lived 10000 years ago, becaus in the eye of terror the time is just a word, there is no time there, like in the warp, if you enter there maybe you feel like a second in there of even years. This is why chas marines had lived all that time. Space marines can have children, but the inwuisition the AM, and theyre honor don't allow it, theyre "thing";) is sacred for them. I don't understand at all why they don't have children but thats all i know
because the space marines are not aloud to have relationships with others, it clouds the mind of the true purpose of battle, in effect once a person becomes a space marine he has to abandone all his past life, his family, his friends, and focus on the goal of fighting for the emporer. also hellocookie, imp gaurd vets cant become space marines as the process of becoming a spacemarine needs to start at a young age so that the body can develop and react to the new organs placed
When a space marine is picked it is form the best warrior on that planet their taken form their home plantet to the ship for trainning and other time mind is washed over time so they dont remember there past life (reason their not scared to die because they have no memory of people they loved or new) but in a way space marines are brothers and treated as brothers. I was told (form a GW staff member that nows more or less everything about 40k history.) Space marine only have a max of 4000 years life span but for Chaos being in the warp so long it has given them some wierd life add on. so chaos marine can shorta life for ever really untill dead form battle. but space marine have there gene seed so after they die its taken out and their remade into another person.
Amon chakay just to say there "Thing down the belt" is cut off before their made into super human unlike Space wolfs thought they keep theirs yes also the Eye of terror itself is coverd in a warpy thingy so 10 years would be like 100 years in the eye of terror. space marines dont need children because they have the gene seed to remake them... (read the space marine codex is you really want to know or some books like i did). + what if the child is not stronge enough for the training and the space marine gets to attachets to this child. This is not allowed and his sign of heresy.
Right here is a link to GW (the creation of a SM) http://uk.games-workshop.com/spacemarines/initiation/1 read it, SM live a while but now 10, 000, if you under stood Egnlish you would see he is pointing out history not his life. Only the CSM lived 10, 000 years because the Eye of Terror crap
One more thing, different chapters gain new members through different ways, white scars go back to their home planet where the are warring tribes and the best warriors are taken, other chapters train people from a young age and there are some others, im pretty sure space wolves have a "recruitment" plan too.
I have a question of my own about the marines, Does anyone know ALL of the White Scar rules cos my friend wants to collect them but cant find the info on it.. so if anyone can help can they give a website or something.. Thanks.
There is a site here that explains about white scar special rules and tactics but I don't know if that's ALL of them, looks useful though.