Altarra- Long Overdue Update Dec 19, 2004 18:15:39 GMT -5
Post by CELS on Dec 19, 2004 18:15:39 GMT -5
I'll do my best to answer them. Anything I post in the reply will be incorportated into my Editing of my previous post.
Brilliant! That's basically the whole point, although not everyone gets that
Cities are spread out accross te world, with the smaller and medium sized cities being located within 50km of the larger ones. There are two deserts, one on Marktor and one on Nadar. A rainforest is located on the eastern end of Nadar.
Cool. Put it a bit more eloquently and throw it in the SR
Thought a lot about this after my post. I need to do some rolling on the culture section of the Guide.
That sounds like a good idea.
Altarra isn't rich in recources or capacity in food production, just technological resources. They only manage to grow enough food for themselves because of advanced agricultural processes and machinery. With that in mind, the occassional Free Trader (on who doesn't have a set route to follow) often stops by to pick up some luxury goods like Olives and electronics to sell to the upper classes of other worlds.
Must be some pretty tasty olives ;D
My point is, there seems to be a lot of fertile land on this planet, what with the thick forests and all. I don't see why they can barely feed themselves.
Sure thing. Where is the best place to put it? Wargaming Forum, I would suppose.
Nope, you can put it in this forum, but in a seperate thread. The wargaming forum is especially for the wargame itself. Rules, discussion of the games, etc. We're talking about background information, so that belongs here
More like my metric conversion was off. I wanted to say 6 feet was average for male, 5 feet 2 inches average for females.
Ah! ;D Well, the fluff uses both feet and meters from time to time. If it helps, Dan Abnett also messes up with the metric conversions. Everyone in his stories are at least two meters tall. Gaunt himself is well over two meters!
Counds great. I know the signifigant locations and timeline, but what is the Glossary for?
The Glossary is there to explain new terms and names that appear in your SR that people might not have heard about. For example, 'Mezzan', 'Marktor Union', 'Nadar League' and 'Troxie'. It's also the place where you put local terms and expressions. For example, if you wrote an SR for Tanith, you'd want 'Feth' in the Glossary
Excellent point. Maybe the Alpha Legion sent an advance squad to Altarra just before the heresy, who where left out of contact when the conflict began. The legionnaries set about spreading the word or the Emperor accross Altarra and teaching the Altarran military the principles of Infiltration warfare. When the Imperium showed up thousands of years later, the Alpha Legion scouts (either unaware that their brothers had turned against the Emperor, or not caring) went into hiding or escaped.
Someone needs to freshen up their history
The Alpha Legion didn't start conquering and moving about untill the Great Crusade. Around the beginning of M30, actually. And they were pretty quick too, because they reached the Anargo sector in 127.M30, only two years after the first of the Emperor's armies.
I'm afraid the idea of an advance squad arriving thousands of years before the Great Crusade is impossible. In M27, Earth was totally isolated from the rest of the galaxy, and if the proto-Space Marines had been created at that time (I forget), they were just kicking ass on Earth.
Unless... do you mean that the Alpha Legion force stayed on Altarra under the Horus Heresy, two millennia before the world was discovered by the Imperium? That doesn't really make sense either though, since the Alpha Legion was desperate to conquer new worlds for the Emperor. If they found Altarra, they would tell everyone about it at once.
Zidagar said:Dazo, I'm not sure where you are getting the 160,000 figure from. That is assuming an Altarran regiment is 20,000 strong. They simply aren't that big. With all the crew, soldiers, and support personel (medics, engineers, aricraft maintaince crews, etc.) Altarran regiments MIGHT be 4,500 men strong. At most, the Altarrans would loose 36,000 men a year, a very sustainable number given their religious beliefs (Imperialists beleive in having large families.)
Quite right, Dinoman! Apart from that last comment, which I'm not sure about unless you're only talking about Altarra