вторник, 27 октября 2009 г.

Леман Рус, каким он был на самом деле, боремся с глупыми мифами

уже давно сложился и культивируется очень глупый МИФ об этом примархе, причем сказка, не на чем не основанная и является плодом чей-то больной и уязвленной фантазии. Ну, что же будем бороться с глупостями.

А теперь ДЗ - очень внимательно и вдумчиво прочесть эти цитаты, особенно первую, все они принадлежат Руссу:

* "You strive for victory. That is obvious. What may be less obvious is the nature of victory. There are circumstances in which you can destroy the enemy utterly, without loss to your own forces, and yet the victory may be his. In all situations, you must first decide on the nature of victory, and then take steps to secure it. Avoid the instinct of fight first and think later." (Meditations, Book VI)

* "A fortress circumvented ceases to be an obstacle. A fortress destroyed ceases to be a threat. Do not forget the difference." (attributed)5

* "A fortress is built with blood and toil. Only by blood and toil may it be taken." (attributed)5

* "Beat your thoughts to the mould of your will." (attributed)6

* "Listen closely Brothers, for my life's breath is all but spent. There shall come a time far from now when our Chapter itself is dying, even as I am now dying, and our foes shall gather to destroy us. Then my children, I shall listen for your call in whatever realm of death holds me, and come I shall, no matter what the laws of life and death forbid. At the end I will be there. For the final battle. For the Wolftime." (last words of Leman Russ the Primarch of the Space Wolves Chapter of Space Marines)7

* "Only in the Space Marines of the Legiones Astartes are courage and expertise perfectly blended. In other troops they are present in varying degrees and proportions, and many scholars have debated their relative merits.

For my own part, I come down on the side of courage. For courage can sometimes make a virtue of inexperience. I myself have commanded Imperial Guard troops whose probitor units have achieved great things, because they were too inexperienced to realise that their goal was impossible." (Leman Russ on the military use of Whiteshields, De Natura Belli, Book XIV)4

* "There are those who undervalue the Penal Battalions. But they should consider this: should a man who has wronged the Emperor be allowed to wrong Him further? For each man executed is a man who can no longer serve, and to fail in service to the Emperor is the greatest of sins." (Meditations on Imperial Command, Book XXI)4

* "Do not underestimate the Squats. They survived for millennia cut off from the Imperium and assailed from all sides. Their determination and resilience is an example to all." (Meditations on Imperial Command, Book XVI)4

* "Harden your soul against decadence. But do not despise it, for the soft appearance of the decadent may be deceptive. One need only consider the Harlequin dancers of the Eldar to see the truth of this proposition." (A Book of Admonitions for the Legiones Astartes)4

* "Here I am and here shall I die." (attributed to Leman Russ at the Battle of Rising Fell)6

Источники:
Adeptus Titanicus Rulebook p40
Warhammer 40,000 Compendium p45
Warhammer 40,000 Compendium p148
Warhammer 40,000 Compendium p167
Warhammer 40,000 Compendium p194
Battle of Rising Fell
Book of the Astronomican p8


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