Algunos fragmentos de armadura fueron destruidos, revelando la carne mutada por debajo. Los que huyeron compraron sus vidas a costa de orgullo. Su abrigo estaba igualmente manchado con una suciedad innombrable.
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Los cristales se rompieron. Medidas, confiadas. La maza se llamaba Rompemundos. Chocaron contra la cubierta en un desastre irregular. De pronto, una voz le detuvo. En su armadura, Abaddon era el igual del clon de su padre, tanto en estatura como en la furia que emanaba. La sostuvo. Horus hizo una mueca de conquistador con lo que quedaba de su rostro.
El tiempo se detuvo. Las cinco garras de Abaddon se clavaron tan profundamente en el pecho de Horus que salieron por su espalda. Algunos dieron la espalda a Abadodn, siendo perseguidos, asesinados o logrando escapar de sus hermanos. Durante meses, ambos signatarios lucharon codo con codo contra las defensas del Adeptus Mechanicus , bombardeando sus grandes ciudades desde el espacio.
Muchos se burlaron y ridiculizaron a Abaddon por su arrogancia. Y en el Los mundos cercanos al Ojo del Terror cayeron en la masacre y el caos cuando las Legiones descendieron de los cielos y los Demonios se abrieron camino hasta la realidad. Solo Cadia, con sus formidables defensas, se mantuvo firme, con sus bravos regimientos luchando desde las imponentes puertas y bastiones de sus ciudades. La gravedad estaba invertida, y donde antes Abaddon pisaba la tierra, ahora se encontraba en un mundo reflejado.
Horus era un idiota. Abaddon es un poderoso guerrero de fuerza y habilidad inmensas. Drach'nyen es lo bastante poderosa como para destruir a un Land Raider de los Marines Espaciales y arrancar las almas de aquellos a los que ataca con un solo toque. Explora wikis Comunidad Central Crear un wiki. Crear un wiki. Contenido [ mostrar ]. Abaddon el Saqueador Forge World, 54 mm. Cancelar Guardar. Hardcover , pages. More Details Other Editions 9. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Legions of Rome , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Oct 11, Bruce Hesselbach rated it it was amazing. Everything you could possibly want to know about the legions of imperial Rome is contained in this wonderfully complete and readable book. You can see the insignias on the shields of each legion and read its complete history from the time of Augustus to the fall of Rome.
Major battles and campaigns are also described in a way that breathes life into the events of the past. It always puzzled me as to why Rome would want to conquer Dacia, when the Empire's obvious natural border was the Danube. From this book it is evident that Rome coveted Dacia's rich gold mines, the wealth of Samizegethusa.
Because this book starts in the times of Augustus, when ancient Rome had already had all of the victories that created the Empire, and ends with the fall of Rome, the narrative has the feel of a great tragedy. Yes, there are many episodes of brilliant triumphs and victories, but inexorably the Empire weakens and finally collapses. The book has been criticised because it does not contain copious footnotes in the way a more scholarly tome would.
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Given that the book is already pages long, would another pages of footnotes really added anything? This is a wonderful popular account, intelligent without being pedantic, and full of action and vibrant personalities. Dec 17, Jwduke rated it it was amazing Shelves: europe , ancient-medeval-warfar , military , military-history , profession-of-arms , fun. Legions of Rome leave little for critism. I only have two critiques. One it is very detailed. Two it is only in regard to the legions. The detial is exceelent with regard to the legions, but frequently an event or personality is mentioned and there is not much detail, as these do not have much to do with the legions.
However they are still mentioned and are still interesting. I found myself using Google and Wikipedia as frequent companions while I read this book. If you want a book which contian Legions of Rome leave little for critism. If you want a book which contians the complete history, organizational structure, and notbale leaders of the legion, all in great detial. This book is for you. If you are looking for a quick, fun, less studious read, do not buy this book. This book is for a professional of some sort who has a broad interest in the subject matter. If you are not sure if you would like this kind of thing but are interested in Roman histoy, get a different book before this one.
A superb read, quite self explanatory, a book covering the many Legions of Rome and their most noteworthy battles up until the sacking of Rome by Alaric. A bit dense in places but a good read for anyone with an interest in Roman or Military History. A bit worth revisiting from time to time, I know I will certainly re-read parts of it for further study. A good book to dip in and out of. Jun 01, Taylor Burrows rated it liked it Shelves: own-a-physical-copy. There certainly is a lot of information contained within this large text about Roman legions.
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Prior to my purchase of the book I actually didn't realize at first the very telling word in the title "Imperial" was intended to mean that any republican legions and battles during the debatable golden years of the Republic are thus excluded entirely from the book. I suppose that's more my fault for not realizing it prior to the purchase so at face value the book achieves what it sets out to do. The fir There certainly is a lot of information contained within this large text about Roman legions. While the book is very informative, I got exceedingly bored with it after the first pages or so as it reads mostly like a textbook.
During the years from Augustus to Commodus, most Roman history that brings context to the wars described are excluded almost completely. Often in his history narrative there might be year gaps where there might have been 4 emperors in between that timeframe that get a simple one liner or better yet are excluded completely only to jump right into a major 20 year war with no understanding of how the war started in the first place.
However, from Caracalla onward and toward the civil war shadowed years, the focus switches completely to the civil wars and not the battles of which the legions partook even when it is entirely unclear which legions even took part in these civil wars. The takeaway here is that the objective of this history is inconsistent from the first half to the second half. Honestly, the best authorship is really in the last 10 pages of the book describing the fall of Rome and why it happened, but I'm unsure whether those last minute notes redeem the entire section.
The good: The book is very informative despite a few glossed over points during editing. The ugly: It reads like a textbook. After a while, it gets incredibly boring. To be clear, it isn't a bad book. There is a lot to be gained by reading it. But there's a lot more to be forgotten by non-experts. Jul 30, B.
Stateham rated it it was amazing. If you're a history buff, and you have a thing for the Roman way of fighting, this is the book for you. A definitive history of just about every Roman legion known. A nice writing style, a great set of graphics; just the thing to add to your History pile. May 14, Steve Howarth rated it really liked it Shelves: research-books , history-archaeology-biography. Well detailed, an easy read compared to many other works and very interesting. Aug 31, Caleb Curry rated it really liked it.
Legions Of Rome is definitely must-read for all Roman history fanatics. What the book does is go into the very depths of not just the Roman legion as a whole, but every Roman legion to exist. The whole book is divided into three parts, the first third being dedicated to the way the legion worked and waged war, the second being dedicated to over viewing every Roman legion to exist and the third being the famous battles throughout the existence of the Roman Republic and Empire. This first third is definitely rewarding as from a standpoint of a person who has read many books on the Roman legion, I personally learned a chunk of knowledge I had not known before.
The second third definitely takes up the most room in the book, as it goes into the facts of every legion, breaking down the wars each legion had taken part in, and their glorious victories and defeats. This part personally took me a while, but was worth it. Though I did not retain the memory of what exactly every legion did, but it did give me enough information that I am now familiar with the basics of legions.
The third and final part of the book has been dedicated to famous battles and wars that shaped the Roman legion s. This, personally, was the hardest part for me to get through, as having read many Rome related books and articles, made most of the knowledge a repetition of facts. Though those who have not had too much of an in depth study of the Roman wars will definitely find this part beneficial.
This book really did help the reader understand a lot of the information in relatively a few pages to be exact. Though I do want to eventually re-read this as the re-read value is definitely a 5. The only downsides were the occasional dry spot in the last third of the book. In the end, I do say it is a must buy, as stated early. I would highly recommend to any striving historian like myself. Jul 30, Vincent rated it really liked it Shelves: history.
If you are interested in Roman history, military history or ancient history you will love this book. It has its faults, but overall this is a very useful and satisfying history of the legions. The title itself is a bit of a misnomer. I don't believe it is every legion - it is most legions that have been identified through literature, history, public record, grave stones and the Notitia Dignitatum. It covers some Republican Legions, but it can get a bit confusing.
The book covers the organization If you are interested in Roman history, military history or ancient history you will love this book. The book covers the organization of the legions and how they changed over time. This includes unit histories and finally a general military history of the Roman Empire as well as battle before the Fall of Rome to the Goths. I was reading the e-book, which does not allow you to move back and forth as easy as a paper version, no matter how you bookmark it.
I think this took away from the experience because even though it seems well laid out, some of the information that will require you to reference it during the course of the read. The shield designs are a welcome addition and it does discuss why it seems Roman shields always seem depicted with wings and lightning bolts.
I would have liked a little more information on the legions themselves and perhaps some of the auxiliaries that are constantly referenced, but this is a great source for information on the Roman Legions. Dec 01, Burt rated it it was ok Shelves: history , non-fiction. This is the first book I bought on the legions of Rome. It's heavy; the type size is ideal for my old eyes; the writing is eminently readable; the illustrations are useful and sometimes both beautiful and enlightening.