Originally Posted by CTLance
Now, I am by no means a knowledgeable WH40k'er, but I have yet to see administratum or nobility depicted as anything but inbred/deranged/hyperbureaucratic/completely useless unless an Inquisitor or similarily dangerous individual is breathing down their collective necks, at which point they will become useless AND hectic.
I would even settle for more people like the planetary governor in part 1 of The Stromark Massacre (bad, but in possession of some redeeming qualities).
Originally Posted by Showaddy
The whole tone of PB was a pretty deliberate choice by GW, they've wanted to get away from Bill King's light hearted Wolves for a while now. In fact across most of the Heresy books the Wolves are depicted as very World Eater-ish, worse in some cases because it's made clear Russ is actually very intelligent and knows butchering a whole planet is wrong but hides behind a uneducated savage guise so no one questions him.
Also without spoiling anything Prospero Burns was kind of ruined by Abnett's onset of epilepsy. It was supposed to come out before A Thousand Sons and mostly deal with the massive battle but got delayed so it's mostly fluff now with not a lot of Prospero in it. The battles covered from the Thousands Sons book now.
I didn't know about his health, that sucks. :-/
Thanks for letting me know about the later contents, I was getting a bit confused that the only Thousand Sons in the story so far were the ones that broke up Hawser's dig during a unification war and stole whatever he had found. (I guess the Blood Ravens really are loyalist Thousand Sons
.) I think I'm gonna give Dan a mulligan on this one.
The Wolf King is quite crafty. Poor Angron.