I'm slowly reading The Razing of Prospero and I hope to get a book review out for you guys soon. But damn, it's long. I've finished A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeill and am right now reading Prospero Burns. Dan Abnett's writing style is so different from Graham McNeill that it felt jarring to read his account right after I finished the other.
Once I finish the entire book, I'll write a book review, and include the short stories as well.
In other news, I've gotten Kingsblade and The Omnissiah's Chosen, which is a series of short stories about the Adeptus Mechanicus and the Skitarii, so I'll get to them as soon as possible, but for the foreseeable future, I'll be reading the Ahriman trilogy once I finish The Razing of Prospero for the whole Thousand Sons thematic reference. That will be cool.
Speaking of which, I just realized that there's one thing I forgot. The Prospero Spireguard. I notice that these normal men and women, fighting alongside the superhuman Astartes of the Thousand Sons, often get forgotten, their contributions thrown aside in favor of their more recognized counterparts. I mean, I like Captain Sokhem Vithara of the 15th Prosperine Asssault Infantry, and in a book filled with awesome Thousand Son characters like Ahzek Ahriman, Hathor Maat, Phosis T'kar, Baleq Uthizzar and even Kalophis, that's saying something. Hell, Magnus is so awesome in this book, despite his hubris, you can't help but root for the guy. Graham McNeill did an awesome job of potrtaying the Thousand Sons. Yet among them he added very human characters that do not get overhsadowed by them, like Vithara. I'm feeling pretty sad for the Propsero Spireguard. They were featured prominently here, used in the attack of Fenris during Battle of the Fang, but now they're completely forgotten when Wrath of Magnus rolled out, replaced by the Tzangors or whatever.
I want rules for the Prospero Spireguard! I want psychic Imperial Guard! Can't we have that?!
Speaking of which, Horus Heresy volume 7: Inferno is released, and while we get Rites of War for the Thousand Sons and Space Wolves (apparently known as the Rout among themselves), plus Custodes and Sisters of Silent, we don't get anything for the Prospero Spireguard. Come on Forgeworld. Don't forget the little guys. The Prospero Spireguard deserve more credit than that. They were the first to respond and fight Leman Russ and his Space Wolves. They fought before the Thousand Sons did. Credit due to them, they held their line against the revered Astartes and refused to flee. They, normal men and women, mere mortals, stood against the ferocious ranks of Adeptus Astartes and fought the Space Wolves without faltering.
They deserve some recognition. Right? RIGHT?!
Give rules for the Prospero Spireguard as well! Are they part of the Imperial Miltia? Do they use Solar Auxillia rules? Yeah, I know they're a branch of the Imperial Army, so does that put them under Imperial Miltia and Cults? Ugh...anyway, the Prospero Spireguard is as awesome as every other Imperial Guard regiment!
FOR PROSPERO! The Wolves shall burn! Wait, they already did, I guess. Magnus had his revenge last year. Too bad he kind of flunked out against Roboute Guilliman. Um, I don't have the Rise of the Primarch, but do you guys want me to go around collecting spoilers and writing a brief summary about it anyway?
Adeptus Mechanicus and Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard "Wiki"
Incidentally, my blog also serves as a sort of "Wiki" for the Mechanicum during the time of the Horus Heresy (30K), the Adeptus Mechanicus and to a smaller extent, the Imperial Knights and the Imperial Guard...I mean Astra Militarum. I will endeavor to expand and construct new posts and articles on them. Feel free to comment, criticize and advise changes in the comments.
These posts will be about fluff, unit analysis and "tactics" similar to that of 1d4chan, but obviously I suck at it, being an amateur, so go read 1d4chan instead. But in the fluff sections for the 40K articles, I will include my own personal fluff regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Defense Force, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Mechanicus priesthood and Skitarii legions, and perhaps the Titan Legion, Legio Gojira.
Skitarii Tactics (under construction)
Cult Mechanicus Tactics (under construction)
Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard
Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard Tactics (under construction)