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DISCLAIMER: This is a notforprofit supplement for Warhammer 40, by Games Workshop plc. None of the authors, distributors, contributors, editors. Captain Cato Sicarius and Chief Librarian Tigurius are Damnos's last hope against relentless--and remorseless--alien enemies, and as they lead the. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Nick Kyme is an editor at the Black Library and formerly at Fall of Damnos (Space Marine Battles) by [Kyme, Nick].
That said he's been getting some character development turning him into a rather likable guy, namely in Veil of Darkness and Warzone Damnos. Such as the reason for his smugness during Uriel Ventris was because Cato was a long time friend and Champion of Captain Idaeus blaming Ventris for his death. And oh Emperor, that armor looks awesome!
And those who still can't get over his continual Mary Sue achievements have taken great joy in that he's been relegated from being on the front line all the time killing Necron and Tau armies with his pinky toe to guarding his resurrected primarch.
Seems the wrath of Ward can go both ways. After the Gathering Storm and the return of Roboute Guilliman , Sicarius is appointed Captain of the Victrix Guard , Guilliman's new old Honour Guard , and seems to have ceded command of the 2nd Company to Captain Acheran, the Primaris Captain on the front of the Dark Imperium box set, though he seems to have kept his other titles.
Seeing a little of Aeonid Thiel in Sicarius, but also recognizing that his combat prowess is equal only to his ego, Guilliman has wisely moved him out of strategic command and into a role as a guard captain, where Cato can always follow his lord into the thickest combat to fight duels and jump in front of bullets and do other brave courageous things. Guilliman also hopes to temper his personality to forge him into the leader he could be, in addition to the warrior he already is.
What exactly happened to him isn't shown, but its clear that a lot of his men got killed in pretty horrible ways and it took a great toll on him.
According to the Codex a chapter's champion a chosen warrior who stands for the chapter as a whole in honor duels and serves as the Chapter Master's personal champion is selected from the ranks of the Honour Guard elite, but Cato Sicarius holds this position which is pretty fucking dumb when you stop and think about it.
For one, the whole point of having a chapter champion in the first place is so that your chapter's officers aren't risking their life in honor duels, so having an officer serve as champion is a bit self-defeating.
What's more, people in leadership roles don't have the time to train in blade work as much as a dedicated champion does, so the honor guards are going to be the better swordsmen, though this is only a problem from a fluff and common-sense standpoint, as Games Workshop insists on giving captains and chapter masters the best profiles despite the fact that they spend most of their time administrating and leading rather than fighting all though admittedly they did not start off as administrators and their sheer experience can explain their combat skills.
Finally you face the problem that Cato Sicarius is no match for Calgar himself. The idea of a chapter champion is that they're supposed to be the best single combatant in their chapter, so even if you throw the "no officers" rule out the window, he's not even the strongest officer. The secondary characters of the company react to the politics in varying degress, but ultimately have their own tales to tell.
Each given varying degrees of focus and their own tales become either relevent to themselves as a personal arc or the story as a whole. While Scipio and Praxor ultimately fall into the former, the likes of Tigurius are unfortunately in the latter camp and heavily overlooked as a result.
Often feeling fairly two dimensional, the librarian only serves to show the power of the necrons and highlight a concluding sequence of the book. Furthermore the number of secondary characters both within the Second Company and among the humans leaves many aspects either unexplained or underdeveloped such as many characteristics surrounding the guerrilla fighter Jynn.
Almost as soon as the space marine drop begins with the Ultramarines assaulting the necron forces, it jumps back to hours prior to flesh out their personalities. A choice which immediately kills all momentum behind events and the excitement behind the attack. While some are better placed, they frequently either get in the way of the events on Damnos or feel drawn out.
A more positive note is the tactics utilised by the Ultramarines. While all Black Library authors have varying grasps of military tactics, Kyme take the time to make note of troop movements, rearguard actions and the movement of forces in trying to support one another.
That being said, some moments are very questionable such as guerrilla fighters apparently having astartes grade bolt clips at their camp. A point which, while always a part of many books, is more evidently explored here. The first is the source material behind the conflict, with Kyme having to use many previous details written by Ward which are either childishly simplistic or are more at home in a superhero comic.
A constant point of this is the various names of the squads such as the Immortals, the Lions, the Titan Killers and such. All of which are very at odds with the overall themes of the space marines in the book. As bombastic as they might be, they are professional soldiers as much as they are crusaders and such nicknames simply feels like an attempt to appeal to a younger demographic.