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Old 06 Sep 2007, 02:43   #1 (permalink)
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I want to know every single bit of information possible on the Valhallans. What system they're in, what other planets are in that system. What cities there are, what famous regiments there are... EV-ER-Y-THANG!!!!
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 18:20   #2 (permalink)
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Well, they're from the Valhallan system (duh). There's never been any mention of any other planets in the system, nor the names of any cities.

In the 2nd edition Guard Codex, the history of Valhalla is explored in great depth, so I'd recommend tracking that book down if you can. I have a copy here, but it's currently buried at the back of the wardrobe.

The early 3rd edition Codex has a mention of the Valhallans - there's a picture of a Valhallan regiment (which is named, although I forget which it is) marching to the frontlines during the Battle of Valhalla.

I'll try and dig some other stuff up for you.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 18:33   #3 (permalink)
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The Caiphas Cain novels are a great source for information about Valhallans, as Cain serves with them throughout his career.

Valhalla is an ice world- apparently it's cites are built mostly underground, in order to provide shelter from the cold and wind. When posted to non-ice worlds, Valhallans have a tendency to turn the air conditioning up as high as it will go. The planet was invaded by Orks at some point, so troops from there have a hatred of Orks, and a knowledge of how to best fight them (it's mentioned that they figured out to burn orks corpses before the Ordos Xenos did). They have a drink called "Tanna", that is some kind of bitter tea, and is generally served instead of caffe. Their tech base is fairly high- they produce a large number of vehicles and artillery, and even the lowest ranking troops seem to know how to operate things like data-slates.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 22:00   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: VALHALLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! (Blind Guardian referance, if ya dunno...)

Duty Calls is where I started to love em.

And Kasrkin, if you find it, please PM!!
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Also at one point they were almost completely annihilated by the orks. (I believe they were down to the last city or something)
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 04:17   #6 (permalink)
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Great song by a great band, with great models to boot! These Space-Eskimos obviously hate xenos, love the Emperor and shoot anyone who acts wierd, screaming 'HE'S A WITCH!!!'.

Wikipedia knows more than I do... but not that much more.
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 08:47   #7 (permalink)
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Actually I wouldn't be so quick to slap the space eskimo label on.


By most opinions they draw influence from the Soviet Snow Troopers from the winters of WW2, ie. at Stalingrad, Leningrad and so forth.
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Old 07 Sep 2007, 10:50   #8 (permalink)
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Actually I wouldn't be so quick to slap the space eskimo label on.


By most opinions they draw influence from the Soviet Snow Troopers from the winters of WW2, ie. at Stalingrad, Leningrad and so forth.
Yes, and the Red Army...
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Red Army as in the Soviet Snow Troopers (ie. what I said)? :-\
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Old 09 Sep 2007, 22:56   #10 (permalink)
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Most of the older IG are based off of historic armies

Valhallans: Red Army
Mordians: Marines in dress
Cadians: US Military
Steel Legion: WWII Germans
Catchans: The Governator
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