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Experimental Technical Readout: Most Wanted
In the wake of the Word of Blake Jihad, the Republic of the Sphere has emerged from the ashes, promising hope and salvation to a universe ravaged by horror and warfare. But not everyone is ready to lay down their arms just yet, and some of the deadliest […]
One of the more fascinating things about this universe is the massive histories that were crafted for each of the five Great Houses. The wealth of imagination that went into fleshing out these far-flung star empires inspires me even today, despite a lot of the inconsistencies and hiccups prevalent in the older books. Part […]Continue Reading →
Strategic BattleForce is now up for Open Beta Test!
Strategic BattleForce is an expansion to the basic BattleForce ruleset as presented in Strategic Operations (SO) and the Alpha Strike combat system. Like standard BattleForce and Alpha Strike, Strategic BattleForce (SBF) abstracts regular Total Warfare units to a relative handful of stats, exchanging rules detail for […]Continue Reading →
Operational Turning Points: Widowmaker Absorption
In 2834, the feud between Clans Wolf and Widowmaker came to a head, and the resulting Trial of Refusal led to the tragic death of ilKhan Nicholas Kerensky at the hands of Clan Widowmaker. Furious at the ilKhan’s death, the Wolves took it upon themselves to hunt […]
Reflecting the Pillar of Gold
One of the more interesting sections to write with Handbook: House Kurita was that of the Pillar of Gold, or the Government arm of the Dragon. It encompasses the politics, policy, nobility, court, and of course, the ever-present Combine bureaucracy. It’s a lot of seemingly disparate parts that form […]
The highest ideals to which the subjects of Lord Kurita can aspire are Purity and Harmony.
By Purity is meant freedom from all that might come between the citizen and their duty to their Lord and government.
[Commentary: Purity does not mean avoidance of bodily functions such as sex. Rather, it refers to using […]Continue Reading →
In 2765, the Star League Defense Force was the greatest military ever assembled, unparalleled in numbers and technological prowess—but it was not alone. The House Lords and the rulers of the Territorial States in the Periphery each amassed armies of their own. […]Continue Reading →
Devotion to duty, perfected through greater self-discipline, leads to an improved state of personal freedom and sense of joy focused on fulfillment in one’s work.
[Commentary: Business is war on the field of numbers. Financial ruin from poor decisions and improper decorum is as deadly as badly considered tactics and unconsidered strategies. In the great machine, one faulty gear can create a catastrophe; one poorly maintained part could destroy a company. It is the duty of the worker to give all he is to the success of his endeavor. For the smallest part plays the largest role in the success or failure of the greater purpose.]
—Dictum Honorium VII, 215–216