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just wondered who has read fifteen hours?
spoilers------------- dont look its a good book!:yes:
it made me think of me being taken from my familie and going to fight for people that dont give a dam if i live or die
its a bit sad that their commanders dont know whats going
on at all, like shelling there own men and killing any one who tells them what is relly going on
a sad ending too but a good read for all guard commanders who like useing conscripts as meat shields
instead of useing them to there full potential
(it could be you out there):lol:
did you like it?
i think its the best 40k book out there
yeah i liked it. i love the part when the artillery starts to shell their own guys.... poor suckers. then the sergeant gets on the com and trashes that artillery guy. good times.
Meh, it was alright. I'd say the best 40k book is Necropolis from the Gaunt's Ghosts series.
I personally enjoyed the book, I prefer the GG series. But for a one time book I think it was good. Although it did make give me thoughts of a previous war the US has gone through when the artillery was shelling ontop of it's own guys. Also the intellegence of the orks in the book shows all of the Imperial Commanders that they should be worried when enough of a human combatant will make Orks start to think more logically.
I'll be damned before the soldiers of the Emperor are just left to rot!
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Heh 15 hours was a interesting book, it was very IG. haha
ending was kinda like "oh what a waste of time" but that was the point of it all wasn't it?
â€™Fifteen Hoursâ€™ reminded me a lot of the classic World War I novel â€™All Quiet on the Western Frontâ€™, so neither storyline nor subplot really surprised me, and the ending was pretty much made clear from the start. However, the book is unique among Black Library novels in that it attempts to portray the violence and brutality of war realistically rather than leaning on the romanticised ideal of glory, adventure, and honour that is the standard of other Warhammer 40,000 novels; even (or especially) the Gauntâ€™s Ghosts series is guilty of this.
This, the helplessness and quiet desperation of the soldiers facing death to carry out the pointless orders of incompetent and cruel leaders, is what the 40k universe is all about; not heroic charges that turn the tide of battle, but heroic charges that donâ€™t matter a damn thing come the end. Sometimes the fluff would have you believe the Imperium consists of nothing but heroes; this book proves differently, which is very refreshing.
Itâ€™s neither the best nor the worst Black Library book Iâ€™ve ever read, but itâ€™s probably the one that stands most apart from the others; Mitchel Scanlon has really managed to find a niche thatâ€™s all his own, and I am looking forward to reading more books from him in the future.
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From what you said Grephaun, I must say it sounds really good. I've only read bringers of death, and that was OK. But you're right, most 40k fiction relies on the old death or glory concept. This may be well suited to SM's, because fluff wise they probably won't die in a hurry. But guardsmen, they're entirely different. I can't imagine anyone surviving long in the IG.
If the book portrays this well, it should do the story justice. Its not a nice place after all.
I think it is a great book because it ain't heroic or something.
I liked the part when that sarge is shouting at the artillery commander over the radio and threatening him while he only has 200 men instead of 2000.
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15 hours is a great book, it was the first book i read about 40K, i already had a 2k space marine army but this made me stop its completion (it needed alot of painting) and now im on my way to makein a armored company with a twist.
I think it just sums up how great IG are i mean they have no power armour they arnt trainned to perfection and arnt muscle bout multi legged wiered things, their just like you and me and they take on all they have chucked at them. Long live the IG
15 hours was a good read, it inspired the current imperial gard regiment i'm making. Great coats and urban camo.
Still, the best 40K read you'll get at the moment are:
Necropolis: Gaunts Ghost Series
Storm of Iron: Iron Warriors attack a heavly defended planet, but wirth no apparent strategic value...