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Hey y'all, need some help writing fluff for my IG army.
I've written tonnes of fluff before for various armies but none of which seems to be very good......can anyone suggest a nice simple way to write some effective, believable, and 40K reality-based fluff for an army of cityfight veterans?
Well, guardsmen are human, so try a vietnam or korea veteran's language and mannersims, except in a city, not jungle. Try reading a Gaunt's Ghosts novel. Or Fifteen Hours from the Black Library.Originally Posted by Ghost22
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First off Ghost, whats supposed to be in this army? Do they hate commissars or has there ever been one in your regiment? Has there action been solely in city-fight situations? Has the regiment ever had a crusade/mission/battle thats either a horror as a memory or something that would rather be forgotten? Things of that nature would help get a feel for making fluff with you on this...
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Well they're primely effective whilst fighting within a metropolis however they have had the odd skirmish within the greenery and such.
I don't think I'll be taking a Commissar just yet, personnally I don't like them, however I may change my mind in future, they don't have much access to heavy weaponry and such but rely more on their expertise and faith in their comrades to take their enemies down with foot troops, so I thought it would be good to limit my tanks to one and include more in the form of heavy weapons platoons and such, also since I don't like putting together and painting sentinals I decided to use veterans with infiltrate instead. Not only do I need to write the fluff for them but I also need to thing of a name for the regiment! :wacko:
2 years or so ago, GW ran a campaign based around a city fight, cant recall the name of the damn planet, started with a V I think, but there were, I vaguely recall 2 types of IG regiments involved.
Alternatley try some of the exisitng ones - Necromundian 8th - the spiders - classical city fight regiment
Finally, think of books/films or use your grandmothers maden name and 40Kify it
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I know the one you're talking about, it was the Battle for Vogon prime, it was the campaign for the new cityfight codex.
As far as developing fluff goes, what i normally do is to figure out a concept or theme that i like, then build an army around it. Where has the reginment fought, and who against? Their opponents may have a large impact on their fighting styles. Ork fighters are likely to be known for their tenacity in hand to hand, and they ferocity of their assults, eldar fighters are more likely to be particularly cunning, or tatcically aware. Just start with a single fact, and just let it brew.
There are several ways to write fluff, and they each have their advantages.
A big choice will be whether you go for the 'in character' approach, or the 'out of character' approach. Basically, are you going to write from the point of view of someone in the 40k universe, or from the viewpoint of an impartial 'fly on the wall' observer. The former is more entertaining and immersive, but you can cram more fluff info into the latter. You then have to decide if you're writing a narrative story, or a document/description of the unit. It's all up to you, and noone's going to blame you for having your own style, because everyone does.