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Old 21 Dec 2005, 01:38   #1 (permalink)
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Well, im more of a tau player and have very little knowledge about Sm history, but could anyone tell me why the name of the Primarch Leman Russ was assigned to the Imperial guard's finest battle tank?
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Old 21 Dec 2005, 01:54   #2 (permalink)
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There are a few rumours. Not sure which is true. Wargamer might know for sure.

First I heard is because the Leman Russ battle tank was actually designed by the Primarch himself. Hence why the Space Wolves use them and why it has his name. This to me seems the most likely.

The other I have heard is that it is in honour of him because ti has some of the same qualities he has. Some how this one doesn't appeal to me as much.
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There are a few rumours. Not sure which is true. Wargamer might know for sure.

First I heard is because the Leman Russ battle tank was actually designed by the Primarch himself. Hence why the Space Wolves use them and why it has his name. This to me seems the most likely.

The other I have heard is that it is in honour of him because ti has some of the same qualities he has. Some how this one doesn't appeal to me as much.
Actually, from what I've heard, the Leman Russ is named after General Leman Russ, an Imperial Guard commander who happened to have the same name as the Puppy's Primach. The general was the one who found the SCT for the Russ, and hence it got his name.

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Old 21 Dec 2005, 07:48   #4 (permalink)
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I heard the same guy that designed the tank led the space wolves...anybody know for sure whats going on?
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I'm pretty certain that way back in the really old Rogue Trader days, Leman Russ was an Imperial Guard commander who got promoted to being a space marine.
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Old 21 Dec 2005, 12:38   #6 (permalink)
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As far as I remember, Leman Russ and his Space Wolves saved an Imperial planet from destruction during the Horus Heresy. The planet was a Forge World which made........tanks. In appreciation, they named a tank after him. I remember re-reading that recently, but can't remember where. Hope this helps...


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I'm pretty certain that way back in the really old Rogue Trader days, Leman Russ was an Imperial Guard commander who got promoted to being a space marine.
Now that's just plain ridiculous. *You have no idea how space marines are built, do you? *An IG officer would be way too old to be considered, just for starters.

I believe the tank is named for the primarch. *It sounds plausible for the primarch to have discovered the SCT. The idea that russ saved a forgeworld where the tank was being made is just as plausible.
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I'm pretty certain that way back in the really old Rogue Trader days, Leman Russ was an Imperial Guard commander who got promoted to being a space marine.
Now that's just plain ridiculous. You have no idea how space marines are built, do you? An IG officer would be way too old to be considered, just for starters.
Remember, this is back in the days of Rogue Trader. The fluff back then wasn't NEARLY as solid as it is now, and lots of wierd stuff happened.

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Also, with trillions of humans, you tend to run out of names.
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I'm pretty certain that way back in the really old Rogue Trader days, Leman Russ was an Imperial Guard commander who got promoted to being a space marine.
Now that's just plain ridiculous. *You have no idea how space marines are built, do you? *An IG officer would be way too old to be considered, just for starters.
Actually, I have a very good idea how Space Marines are made. But, apparently unlike you, I know that back in the days of Rogue Trader, things were done a little differently.
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