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"They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give themselves to me. Like clay, I shall mould them, and in the furnace of war forge them. They will be of iron will and steely muscle. In great armour shall I clad them and with the mightiest guns will they be armed. They will be untouched by plague or disease, no sickness will blight them. They will have tactics, strategies, and machines such that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity. They are my Space Marines, and they shall know no fear." — Prelude, The Codex Astartes (Apocrypha of Skaros) (Deathwatch: Core Rulebook, pg. 12)

"Let them bestride the galaxy like the gods of old. Sheltering Mankind from destruction at the hands of an uncaring universe." — Roboute Guilliman, as laid down in the Apocrypha of Skaros. (Space Marine Codex 5th Edition)

"Consider the magnitude of your duty at leisure, but act without hesitation when action is required." — Roboute Guilliman, as laid down in the Codex (Space Marine Codex 3rd Edition, "Legio Astartes Daily Rites")

"The warrior who acts out of honor cannot fail. His duty is honor itself. Even his death -- if it is honorable -- is a reward and can beno failure for it has come through duty. Seek honor as you act, therefore, and you shall know no fear." — Roboute Guilliman, (Space Marine Codex, 4th Edition)

"They shall be pure of heart and strong of body, unsullied by doubt and untainted by self-aggrandizement. They will be bright stars in the firmament of battle. Angels of death whose swift wings bring extermination to the enemies of man. So it shall be for a thousand times a thousand years, unto the end of eternity and the extinction of mortal flesh." — Roboute Guilliman, (Ultramarines Codex, 2nd Edition

"As you are a knight in service of the Emperor, so is the Rhino your steed. honor it, respect it, see that its needs are met, and it shall serve you well through all the battles you must face." — Roboute Guilliman, as laid down in the Apocrypha of Skaros (Space Marine Codex 5th Edition)

"Of the Tactical Space Marine, bedrock of his Chapter and paragon to his brothers, I shall tell thee. He shall be steeped in the lore of battle and schooled in all manner of weapons and strategy. With Combat Blade, Boltgun and Grenade shall he assail the foe. But these are mere tools: a Tactical Marine's true weapons are his courage, his wits and his dedication to his brothers. He will bring the foe to battle in a manner and time of his choosing, never himself caught unready or ill-prepared for the task at hand. In defence he shall be as stalwart as the mountain, a bulwark stood firm against the enemies of Man. In attack he shall strike with the wrath of the Immortal Emperor, felling the foe without mercy, remorse or fear." — Roboute Guilliman, as laid down in the Apocrypha of Skaros (Space Marine Codex, 5th Edition)

"And of the Assault Marine so do I decree: He shall descend upon the perfidious foe as an Angel of Judgement from on high. Let the jump pack be his wings and the roar of its engines a hymn of retribution. Let the chainsword be his sceptre of decree, its harsh voice singing joyfully with each and every blow. With it shall the Assault Marine bring bloody retribution to the heretic, the traitor and all alien transgressors who trespass on the Emperor's domains. So will the Assault Marine be the hunter of warlords and the slayer of kings. His armour shall run slick with the life blood of the vanquished, and all shall honor his name"." — Roboute Guilliman, as laid down in the Apocrypha of Skaros (Space Marine Codex 5th Edition)

"A Devastator's reach shall be without limit and his touch without mercy. Fire shall roar from his fingertips, but it shall consume him not. Thunder will roar when he calls, yet it will swallow him not. Let the Devastator Squad be thy blazing wrath, bringing the light of the Emperor's justice to the darkest corners of the battlefield. Wherever he stands, that shall be his fortress of righteousness. He shall hold in his gift the fate of all who pass before his unblinking gaze. All shall fear him, and he shall fear no one." — Roboute Guilliman, as laid down in the Apocrypha of Skaros (Space Marine Codex, 5th Edition)

"Use your Bike Squad as a blade, striking the enemy and turning aside his counter-blows in equal measure. But in all things beware that speed is nothing without direction, just as even the mightiest weapon is worthless without careful aim. A Biker's stance should always be resolute and dauntless, but never immobile or rigid. Speed is his advantage, and surprise his deadliest weapon. In fluidity he will find success and in success shall he find renown." — Roboute Guilliman, as laid down in the Apocrypha of Skaros (Space Marine Codex, 5th Edition)

"As a commander your tools and devices shall be myriad, yet the wise man knows that battles are won by flesh, not the machine. Flesh can learn, whilst the machine must be forever instructed. Flesh knows loyalty to its brothers and veneration of its Emperor, whilst the machine knows not these things. Whenever the day is darkest and victory in doubt, look not to the machine for aid, but to your Battle-Brothers. The machine can only bring victory if you tell it how such a thing can be done. Your brothers will walk through fire, they will stride through the most terrible carnage at a single word from your lips and they will bring you victory simply because you ask it of them." — Roboute Guilliman, as laid down in the Apocrypha of Skaros (Space Marine Codex, 5th Edition)

"Make the Predator's virtues your own. Let your resolve become as impervious as the Predator's armoured hull and let your rage strike with the righteous fury of its guns. As it crushes the foe beneath its remorseless advance, so shall you smite the traitor and the alien without hesitation or regret. Know that to take the field alongside a Predator is to fight at the side of one of mankind's most honored guardians. To strive with less than your all beneath its Iron Gaze is to dishonor yourself and your Battle-Brothers before one of mankind's greatest heroes." — Roboute Guilliman, as laid down in the Apocrypha of Skaros (Space Marine Codex, 5th Edition)

"Know thy duty, and discharge it above all else." — Codex Astartes, Chapter IV, Verse 1 (Deathwatch: Rites of Battle, pg. 14)

  • "For our enemies will bring us to battle on the caprice of chance. The alien and the renegade are the vagaries of the galaxy incarnate. What can we truly know or would want to of their ways or motivations? They are to us as the rabid wolf at the closed door that knows not even its own mind. Be that door. Be the simplicity of the steadfast and unchanging: the barrier between what is known and the unknowable. Let the Imperium of Man realise its manifold destiny within while without its mindless foes dash themselves against the constancy of our adamantium. In such uniformity of practice and purpose lies the perpetuity of mankind." - Codicil CC-LXXX-IV.ii: The Coda of Balthus Dardanus, 17th Lord of Macragge, entitled Staunch Supremacies [2]
  • "Gather your wits, as the traveller gauges the depth of the river crossing with the fallen branch, before wading into waters wary." - Codicil MX-VII-IX.i: The Wisdoms of Hera
  • "If you know both yourself and your enemy, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss. The clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy's will to be imposed on him."
  • "With combat knife, boltgun, and grenade, the Space Marine shall assail his foe. The chainsword is the will of the Space Marine made manifest. The Space Marine shall master all weapons, and all battlefields. When harried, the Space Marine shall drive his enemies back. The Space Marine will never know defeat."

"The Tactical Squad shall draw the enemy's fire, thus allowing the Devastator Squad to attack from a position of strength."


[color=#000000][size=2][b][i]Heralds of the coming doom, Like the cry of the Raven, we are drawn, This oath of war and vengeance, On a blade of exalted iron sworn, With blood anointed swords



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#2 4 years ago

Time to ruin more threads.

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#3 4 years ago

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[color=#000000][size=2][b][i]Heralds of the coming doom, Like the cry of the Raven, we are drawn, This oath of war and vengeance, On a blade of exalted iron sworn, With blood anointed swords



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#4 4 years ago

The Wisdom of the Codeggs Astartes




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#5 4 years ago

Cod Eggs?

That doesn't sound as good as Beluga caviar.


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#6 4 years ago

Beluga Astartes doesn't have the same ring to it.




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#7 4 years ago

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#8 4 years ago

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#9 4 years ago

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What's nuts is people can read this shit. Like there are sentences. I can do numbers, dates, and some of the more elaborate images like the flood on the right, that's it.




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#10 4 years ago

The Wisdom of the Tophex Astartes.




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