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Arkley
25-08-2007, 13:52
Simple question really, I am not a big fan of BT's so I have not read the codex or anything, but I am curious....


Why the chains? Is there significant reason behind this?

superknijn
25-08-2007, 14:08
They chain themselves to their weapons, and make an oath that they will only unchain them when the battle is won, IIRC. It's to express their determination, I think. Long time since I've last read the codex.

Brother Siccarius
26-08-2007, 05:00
"our weapons will not rest until our mission is complete" essentially

Ktotwf
26-08-2007, 13:49
Their weapons cannot be sheathed until they spill blood.

mick005usa
26-08-2007, 13:53
Much like the samurai...i don't believe the Teutonic Order ever had such a rule.

Ktotwf
26-08-2007, 13:55
The Teutonic Order also weren't 9 ft tall and didn't fly in between planets battling alien races...THAT WE KNOW OF.

superknijn
26-08-2007, 14:05
Ah yes, the theory of the secret Teutonic base on the other side of the moon. ;)

Hive Mind 33
27-08-2007, 22:43
the black templars are also crazy. So when charging into an enemy in a rage your always gonna have your weapon so you not going in empty handed.

Hellbore
28-08-2007, 03:15
also its rather practical, don't you think
can't drop something if it's chained to your wrist can you now :)

MrBigMr
28-08-2007, 06:32
I just always thought the Black Templars were butter fingers. Having your gun strapped to you, you won't lose it.

I don't mind the look. I was thinking on using the guns for my Chaos army. Golden chains would fit the style quite well.

Brother Enok
29-08-2007, 11:41
Much like the samurai...i don't believe the Teutonic Order ever had such a rule.

Thats a myth, otherwise how would a samurai practice with his sword.

Vesica
30-08-2007, 01:40
You could use a chained bolter as a sort of mace, as for the samurai you ever noticed how they dont have friends?

Vesica
30-08-2007, 01:43
Also Samurias practice with wooden swords.

Master Bait
30-08-2007, 02:20
they practiced with both i believe

Lost Primarch
01-09-2007, 18:47
If they drew their sword, they were-honour bound to use it.

In training situations it was obviously different, it was agreed prior to the bout that they were to use wooden swords or their own steel ones.

I support the 'butterfingers' theory. I don't think the Templars would count among the more intellectual of the Astartes :p

heretics bane
01-09-2007, 19:02
It was so they could never throw there weapons away or ever be disarmed(unless the chain was cut)

Dalenator
01-09-2007, 21:57
Just think if they shared weapons.

Commander: "Marine, Give me your weapon!"
Marine: "Here sir"
*hands Commander weapon*
*Marine walks off*
*Commander looks down, weapon is gone*
Commander:"...........??????"

The Guy
01-09-2007, 22:03
Maybe they are all goths and like the whole chain trend? Didn't you notice their eyeliner too?

Brother Enok
05-09-2007, 09:56
Samurai where very social as a caste, so ill assume that was a joke, as for the sword thing, can someone PM some solid historical proof that they needed to use it when it was drawn?

RedStompa
05-09-2007, 16:46
You could use a chained bolter as a sort of mace, as for the samurai you ever noticed how they dont have friends?

lmao, picturing a 9ft tall battle crazed marine knoccking a chaos marine in the head with his mace-bolter, that would be the most confusing and funny site to see on the 40k battlefield.

FigureFour
05-09-2007, 16:51
Thats a myth, otherwise how would a samurai practice with his sword.

Someone's never seen Paul the Samurai. He had a rather elegant solution to the problem.

Although, he did go through a lot of bandaids due to his habit of drawing his sword for dramatic emphasis.