Friday, 28 March 2014

In Service To Shadows (eBook Review)

As with the last book review this is posted in full on and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.

Another story in the Damocles collection and following directly on from The Shape of the Hunt, In Service To Shadows sees focus turn from the White Scars to the Raven Guard. Several months on from the conflict on Voltoris, and the Imperial forces are preparing to make their presence known elsewhere. Some vessels are being deployed to distant battlefields, while others are pushing further into territory which has fallen under the influence of the Tau. Under the command of the Inquisition, Sergeant Talow’s units are sent to a world ready to fall to the xenos. However, things soon prove to be far worse than feared and soon the Raven Guard are facing enemies on all sides. 

Considered to be the canon incarnation of the Reasonable Marines, at least in terms of tactics, the Raven Guard fight via very different means than other chapters. Less prone to the bombastic last stands, charges or relentless advances, they are far more concerned with stealth and subterfuge. It’s a very interesting angle for a force of superhuman in power armour to go with, but the ideas present do help sell you on the idea.

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