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Old 12 Jul 2008, 15:38   #1 (permalink)
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According to the map of notable Imperial Guard deployments on page 138 of the rulebook, Birmingham is not located in the midlands - It's on the galactic southern fringe in Segmentum Tempestus. It tickles me that it's listed as a feral world too! ;D
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Old 12 Jul 2008, 15:58   #2 (permalink)
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Heh. That reminds me of the planet names from Freelancer.
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 01:40   #3 (permalink)
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According to the map of notable Imperial Guard deployments on page 138 of the rulebook, Birmingham is not located in the midlands - It's on the galactic southern fringe in Segmentum Tempestus. It tickles me that it's listed as a feral world too! ;D
Actually I think Birmingham has been on the maps for a while now, since I remember seeing it in the Eye of Terror map once (it was a zoomed out view of the galaxy). But your right, Great Britain just got a bigger
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 08:25   #4 (permalink)
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If you look at the map of the Tau Empire, it looks quite a bit like Great Britain, at least from my viewpoint. Fear the British Tau Empire!
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Could that also be why the Tau Empire wins so much? :P
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 08:48   #6 (permalink)
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Here's another little gem for you all.

Look on Page 142, the Kieldar Offensive. Now look under Day 18, 4th column, 3rd Row. Now if we can find some fluff on the Kiledar Offensive, we can create an army of Birminghamish peopleses!
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 10:38   #7 (permalink)
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Theres a few little easter eggs in the book, from my glances, the main ones like Birmingham and Tau looking like England.

I think its quite nice, having those little touches.
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 11:40   #8 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure that Birmingham made an appearance way back in Rogue Trader, noted as a backwards world where muzzle loading muskets were likely the height of technology.

Can't find my copy right now to get the full quote though.
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 12:05   #9 (permalink)
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Heres something that most non guard players don't catch on too

Sly Marbo, The one man army. Catachan special character.

Sly- Nickname for Sylvester Stallone

Marbo - Go backwards from the r, and forwards from the b and it makes Rambo.

Sly Marbo = Rambo
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Old 13 Jul 2008, 15:44   #10 (permalink)
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Heres something that most non guard players don't catch on too

Sly Marbo, The one man army. Catachan special character.

Sly- Nickname for Sylvester Stallone

Marbo - Go backwards from the r, and forwards from the b and it makes Rambo.

Sly Marbo = Rambo
I caught that!

A few years ago :P
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