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Old 24 May 2006, 20:33   #1 (permalink)
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Just out of curiousity...what was the very first army created by GW?

I always figured the ultramarines were the first.
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Old 24 May 2006, 20:35   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm... that depends.

I suppose the first ever army were the Marines; they were on the cover of Rogue Trader.

However, we also had Humanity (as a whole), the Imperial Guard, Eldar Pirates, Squats, Orcs, Jokaero...
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Old 24 May 2006, 20:36   #3 (permalink)
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Warhammer fantasy predates 40k by about 10-15 years.

The back of the Rogue trader book had a series of scenarios titled "Battle for the Farm" if i recall correctly.

These focused on battles between the Crimson fists and a group of Orks.

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Old 24 May 2006, 22:42   #4 (permalink)
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space hulk wich was deathwing and gene stealer. way before GW and probably at rouge trader or before .
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What are the Jokero?
I've seen alot of links about them but their all dead ends.
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Old 24 May 2006, 22:58   #6 (permalink)
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The Jokero are supposedly brightly furred ape-like creatures that happen to be absolute masters of making tiny ring sized weapons with all the punch of a conventional pistol
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Old 24 May 2006, 23:29   #7 (permalink)
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Ah, the Squats...if only they were'nt of the lost and the damned.

Anyway there is a bit about the 40k Universe and the Warhammer Universe being one in the same. If so, then it would be one of the Warhammer Fantasy armies that were the first "40k" armies.
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Old 25 May 2006, 00:05   #8 (permalink)
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space hulk wich was deathwing and gene stealer. way before GW and probably at rouge trader or before .
Yep, that was the first introduction ever into the 40k universe. In rogue trader, the only real race was humans/marines, you could hire eldar and such as mercenaries.
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Old 25 May 2006, 02:21   #9 (permalink)
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So, if the Joekoro made a HUGE ring, and pointed it at your planet, you'd be screwed.
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Old 25 May 2006, 02:36   #10 (permalink)
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They wouldn't need to make a ring... I recall something about Jokaero field-stripping and rebuilding a standard Lascannon into a Titan-killer.
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