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    Primarchs and there roles

    I have recently read prosper burns and was intrigued by the idea of all the primarchs fulfilling different roles. Now we know Russ was the "executioner" and Magnus was destined to populate the golden throne. What to you guys speculate to be the roles for the rest of the primarchs / legions.


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    Well it known that each primarch was an aspect of the emperor,albeit with some weaknesses as it turned out.For example Horus was his Pride and need to acheeve,Sanquinius his nobility and pure heart and so on...Or at least that is implied in the HH novels i read thus far.It would thereby seem fitting that each one of them was designed to fullfill a different gap in the mosaic of the post crusade empirium,if the herecy wasnt enacted.
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    Well dorn was defences
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    I wouldn't go so far as to say each was destined for a role, more that their role was defined by where they grew up. Unless the Emperor influenced where the primarchs landed as babes, it would be hard to imagine them growing up the same in different conditions. Imagine Curze or Angron after growing up on Ultramar, for example. I doubt they would have been the crazy emo kid and the anger-management bezerker.

    Anyhoo, as for roles, Konrad Curze was the cop-figure, the guy who maintains order. Guilliman was the administrator, who brought prosperity. Fulgrim was the aesthetic, who brought culture. Dorn was the builder, who brought stability. Ferrus Manus could be seen as both a builder and ambassador to Mars. Lorgar was the preacher, who could unite everyone under a common cause. Sanguinius could have been the example, a role model for humanity. Horus could be the adventurer, always seeking more. As has been said, Magnus would be on the Throne as the guiding light, and Russ would be the executioner, the final sanction.

    As for Mortarion, Vulkan, Alpharius, Angron, Corax, el'Jonson, Perturabo, and Jaghatai, I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marius the Possessed View Post
    As for Mortarion, Vulkan, Alpharius, Angron, Corax, el'Jonson, Perturabo, and Jaghatai, I don't know.

    Perturabo and Jaghatai were the warrior primarchs,while Johnson and Alpharius were strategists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot00 View Post
    Perturabo and Jaghatai were the warrior primarchs,while Johnson and Alpharius were strategists.
    You could say that about multiple primarchs though, and others even shared their specialities. Perturabo and Dorn were both seige specialists, for example, and both Corax and Alpharius used guerrilla tactics. Fulgrim was an amazing strategist, look at the Laern campaign. Angron was an intensely powerful warrior, as was Corax and Horus and pretty much every primarch except for Lorgar. I think what the OP is looking for is more of a peacetime role for each primarch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marius the Possessed View Post
    You could say that about multiple primarchs though, and others even shared their specialities. Perturabo and Dorn were both seige specialists, for example, and both Corax and Alpharius used guerrilla tactics. Fulgrim was an amazing strategist, look at the Laern campaign. Angron was an intensely powerful warrior, as was Corax and Horus and pretty much every primarch except for Lorgar. I think what the OP is looking for is more of a peacetime role for each primarch.
    All primarchs had the same skills to an extent,but some of them had a nack for specialization.Hence my coments.OFC Fulgrim was a strategist but foremost he was an artist,Guilliman was also a warrior but foremost he was a administrator(goes burns his fingers for giving the old retard credit) etc.
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    I find Alpharius interesting. In Legion, its suggested that he join the crusade at a much later date than some of the other Primarchs and that it was in full swing. In his (relatively) short period in the crusade before the heresy the Alpha Legion seemed to have mastered infiltration and intelligence networks. Maybe they would have gone on to be some kind of galactic CIA? That might sound a bit daft but you get where im coming from? Also, Its suggested that on occasion Alpharius and his legion had not struck when the enemy was vunerable but gave the enemy time tp prepare so they could truely yest themselves. I think if the heresy had not happend, and given time, Alpharius would have gone on to be a greater strategist than Guilliman, Fulgrim, Johnson etc... So yeah for me Alpharius would have been head of intelligence and master strategist.

    Corax would have been the Emps lad assistant???

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot00 View Post
    All primarchs had the same skills to an extent,but some of them had a nack for specialization.Hence my coments.OFC Fulgrim was a strategist but foremost he was an artist,Guilliman was also a warrior but foremost he was a administrator(goes burns his fingers for giving the old retard credit) etc.
    Not really peacetime roles though, that's what I was getting at. Though I like the intelligence network idea, that takes care of Alpharius.

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    As for Corax his original education wasn't in guerrilla warfare, but urban revolutionary warfare. He liberated his 'homeworld' Deliverance from the hands of very well financed, prepared and established powers by worker's rebellion that used psychological warfare, strikes and riots as well as sabotage and direct action. Later he took Kiavahr by attacking their supply lines and using atomic munitions to destroy hard targets. So if Alpharius is CIA/Chief of Intelligence Corax is CIA/Chief of Operations.
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