Hey there folks,
since many years I carry a couple of questions with me, which I never dared to ask, because they seemed futile. But since we reached a moment in 40K development where most design aspects are solid and are refined into perfection, I finally ask those questions that quirked me forever (and hopefully, you will do the same). These questions are close to nonsense, not important. But maybe some book I don't own answers them, and somebody can enlighten me.
1) Power Cable connecting the shin armor to the foot from a Space Marine
I think it was either 3rd edition or 4th when Space Marines got what looks like a cable connecting their shoes to their shin. Even Chaos has it now. What is this? MK VI armour is supposed to hide most important cables beneath armour. What does this cable do? Will a Space Marine float into space when I shot this cable when his magnetic foot armor holds him to a ship? Why is this single cable exposed on so many "grunts", but not on many characters?
2) "Faceplates" on Chaos
What are they? A Chaos Reaver has a big face instead of knee armour. A Decimator has the same for thigh armor. I can stick dozens of those to my Land Raider if I go Chaos and use the sprue. What are they supposed to be? Are they actual deamons manifesting? Are they made of steel and simply there to cause fear? Are they face skin removed and attached to something?
I have another two dozen of those unimportant questions. But I thank everyone who shares his time with me in answering them. I am quite sure each of you has similar stupid questions, he never dared to ask.
Please, oh please enlighten this simple mind! And if you have a similar unimportant question, dare to ask it!