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polymphus
01-09-2009, 15:48
The title says it all really, but allow me to elaborate. I'm a Tau player looking write some fluff around the Damocles Crusade and I'm after any information at all about the Imperial Fists: origins, important history, structure, traditions, heroes, deviations from the Codex Astartes; everything and anything.

Thanks in advance,
Poly

grissom2006
01-09-2009, 15:52
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Imperial_Fists

Should help.

bobbles
01-09-2009, 15:53
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Imperial_Fists

Should do yea

Joustarr
01-09-2009, 17:18
Try and get hold of 'Space Marine', a 40k book written in the rogue trader era. It details three recruits from necromunda and their adventures with the Imperial Fists.
Good luck

Tonberry
01-09-2009, 17:27
Try and get hold of 'Space Marine', a 40k book written in the rogue trader era. It details three recruits from necromunda and their adventures with the Imperial Fists.
Good luck

There's some wierd stuff in that book though, I wouldn't take it too much to heart.

Leftenant Gashrog
01-09-2009, 17:37
There was a story in the old Tau Codex which portrayed an Imperial Fist and some high up Imperial dude negotiating with the Tau prior to the retaking of the world of Nimbosa, this story was before the Damocles Gulf Crusade in the book which led many to believe the Imperial Fists participated in said crusade, however the Tau didn't annex Nimbosa until 250 years after the Damocles Gulf Crusade. It is entirely possible that the Imperial Fists did participate in the Damocle Gulf Crusade (only 3 or 4 of the 12 chapters involved have been named) but I'm aware of no canon statement of them being there.

Urath
01-09-2009, 17:43
Try and get hold of 'Space Marine', a 40k book written in the rogue trader era. It details three recruits from necromunda and their adventures with the Imperial Fists.
Good luck

I would not recomend that book unless I had no other choice. Pain gloves and the crapping out of sins. Why?

x-esiv-4c
01-09-2009, 18:04
Well, it's still valid 40k canon. Makes about as much sense as the most recent fluff.

Urath
01-09-2009, 18:11
It'll soon pass into history, then legend and then myth. Until it leaves us forever.

Leftenant Gashrog
01-09-2009, 18:14
Except of course that Pain Gloves - and several characters - will be maintained forever in the 3e Index Astartes article.

Urath
01-09-2009, 18:21
:raises combi-weapon:

The Emperor Protects.

Graf of Orlock
01-09-2009, 20:11
Empez namenz is Death.

Lisiecki
08-09-2009, 06:33
The title says it all really, but allow me to elaborate. I'm a Tau player looking write some fluff around the Damocles Crusade and I'm after any information at all about the Imperial Fists: origins, important history, structure, traditions, heroes, deviations from the Codex Astartes; everything and anything.

Thanks in advance,
Poly

as much as there are good guys in 40k.
The Fists, the Salamanders and the Wolves are the good guys

Leftenant Gashrog
08-09-2009, 11:02
It'll soon pass into history, then legend and then myth. Until it leaves us forever.

Black Library has just announced:
"There are a few books that we are planning to bring back in to print however, that were written in a different time and place, when the worlds of Warhammer and 40K were different from what they are now, and that editing these books would undermine the story, the author's intention and the fact that they are artefacts of their time. Rather than keep these books out of print in the face of unprecedented reader demand, Black Library will once again make these books available under the Heretic Tomes banner."

And theres pretty much only one 40k novel that could possibly fit that description.. :cool:

superdupermatt
11-09-2009, 17:32
as much as there are good guys in 40k.
The Fists, the Salamanders and the Wolves are the good guys

And Ultramarines and Blood Angels are not? What about the White Scars? Ever heard anything bad about Raven Guard?

I know Salamanders had some beef with another commender during Armageddon about the welfare of some civilians, and I cannot remember who, but I think the main legions would all do the same. Perhaps some of the later, more divergent Chapters may be more flippant.

Anyway, back to OP, the Imperial Fists are uber siege specialists, they wear yellow, and their 1st Captain was dead, but came back again. They are based on Terra, so they have (I would assume) close(er) ties with the Custodes than most.

guillimansknight
11-09-2009, 17:59
And Ultramarines and Blood Angels are not? What about the White Scars? Ever heard anything bad about Raven Guard?

I know Salamanders had some beef with another commender during Armageddon about the welfare of some civilians, and I cannot remember who, but I think the main legions would all do the same. Perhaps some of the later, more divergent Chapters may be more flippant.

Anyway, back to OP, the Imperial Fists are uber siege specialists, they wear yellow, and their 1st Captain was dead, but came back again. They are based on Terra, so they have (I would assume) close(er) ties with the Custodes than most.

Raises ( yet another) combi- weapon

"the SMurfs are not good !!"

"They are dead !!"

( insert maniacal chaos laughter from DoW)

Gdolkin
11-09-2009, 23:51
Empez namenz is Death.
Death is the namenz

Lisiecki
12-09-2009, 00:50
And Ultramarines and Blood Angels are not? What about the White Scars? Ever heard anything bad about Raven Guard?


That would be EXACTLY what I said, glad were clear on that ;)

Inquisitor Engel
12-09-2009, 03:57
One word can describe the Fists:

Awesomesauce.

AndrewGPaul
12-09-2009, 10:16
Death is the namenz

Space Marine, page 25:


Emp's namenz is Bigger-Than-You. Emp's namenz is Death