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 CHAPTER ORGANISATION AND NUMBERS!, Details from BFTA!
The Red Sorcerer
Posted: Feb 2 2010, 11:55 AM


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Intresting other example supporting 'High Count' numbers - 'Call of the Lion' from Tales of Heresy mentions that late-Crusade 'the Legionís strength had increased by almost twenty thousand in the last few years' when referring to the Dark Angels, which certainly fits better with 100,000-man Legions than smaller ones.

Interestingly, it suggests that there may be variation in Chapter size between Legions as well - Astelan remarks to a fellow Chapter Commander that 'you command more than a thousand of the finest warriors in the galaxy, as do I' (emphesis mine). Not conclusive, of course - you could argue that techmarines, command squads or whatever are outside the company/chapter structure and thus total numnbers are slightly in excess of 1,000. Still, worth pointing out.

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Itkovian
Posted: Feb 2 2010, 01:00 PM


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QUOTE (Torg @ Feb 2 2010, 08:58 AM)
That would explain why in Horus rising
their can be not just Abaddon as capt but also Kalus Ekkaddon
as well as Falkus Kibre as a captain in the same Company. smile.gif

I'm pretty sure they're just squad captains - so glorified sergeants. They just happen to lead the elite assault pack and terminator squad of the Legion. One of the books states that they are outranked by company captains.
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