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How did the Imperial Guard Leman Russ battle tank get its name?? Is it from the space wolves primarch or what?
I have been wondering the same exact thing but I highly doubt it. Why would the Primarch be interested in designing a tank for the imperial guard. If that was done by a primarch it seems more like an Ultramarine thing, since Robert Guilemon (not sure how to spell) wrote the codex and designed the defence plans for taris Ultra and what countless other planets.
I believe it is named after an imperial guy named Russ..
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It says in the space wolves codex that it was designed in honor of the space wolves primarch, which is also why they can take one; the exterminator, which is one of the best anti infantry (4+) tanks there ie (One TL Auto cannon, 3 heavy bolters).
Thank you I didn't know that, so he didn't design it but helped the imperium and someone who designed it.
He doesn't necessarily have to have designed it for it to be named after him; the Duke of Wellington never designed planes, died long before man even learned to fly, but there was still a bomber named after him. It's just a tribute to an Imperial hero, doesn't represent anything other than a mark of respect
Or maybe (As has been suggested on this forum before) Leman Russ the primarch actually discovered the STC plans for the tank during the great crusade and it was thus named after him in honour.
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Actually I believe what happened was:
With elements of IG under his command, Leman Russ, the primarch felt that the tanks were his territory, in typical space wolf style, this resulted in him scent marking them. In order to stop this less than hygenic practice, the Adeptus Mechanicus decided to call the tanks Leman Russ.
Incidentally it didnt work as the memo sent to the primarch was inefective due to the fact he could not read so he ate it, rumours that he is still lost in the eye of terror are unfounded, in fact he is bed ridden due to ink poisoning
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And So the wolf lords proceded to lop your blashpheming head off.Originally Posted by Cheredanine
Your idea is quite humorous though. Though I think you're belitteling the Space wolves. they're not all that bad. I mean sure they howl and drink and don't shave/bathe, but they aren't quite as wolfy as that, well except for the wulfen, I could see them urinating on tanks.
As for the general question, it was named in honour of Russ for some dead or other, probably his help in lifting the siege of terra.
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