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Victories of the Space Marines by Steve  Parker
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Sep 20, 11

I own a copy

First off, let me say that I am a newbie to Warhammer. This book was... good. The stories were interesting, reliably blood filled and full of weapons. The different sections of the marines were noticeably unique among the others in their own way (for example, instead of the normal, well, normal for the space marines, bullets; the class grey knights had their munition soaked in the blood of the innocent to presumably give them extra holy oomph against the demonic forces that they fought). Each story was unique and interesting in its own way, the aliens were original and properly ominous (I particuarly liked the tyrannids, who had ship, weapons, and soldiers made of recycled biological material), and each soldier was different in his own way, even when about a third of the protagonists were psychically endowed, these "psychers" used their powers in their own way, wether for battle or navigation.
My only grievance was that I had little to no clue what the heck anything was or did. Its not as though this was a book made to continue a series, and although I understand the fact that most of the customers who would buy this book were already part of this series' universe, give the new guys a chance. Many of the weapons were unexplained, and the reader had to inference what the heck they did (although some were explained, or easy to figure out; such as the chainsword, a sword that has a blade akin to a chainsaw). A good set of stories, but little to no explanation as to what these mighty warriors were fighting and what they were fighting it with
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