So I was thinking about this:
Khorne is the Chaos God of rage, war, blood, anger, courage, honor, carnage, violence, and anything that goes into there.
Yet apart of these elements, Khorne came up with every single tactic imaginable, so he would not only be the patron of warriors, but also patron of leaders, generals and everyone who combines all the other things he's associated with along with leadership and tactical/strategic thinking.
Case: Egil Styrbjorn from Warhammer Fantasy.
Guy's a Norscan dedicated to Khorne, yet he literally massacred and trolled Bretonnians not with the typical Khorne way of brains and brawn, but put more emphasis on brains when he fought them on the battlefield. By simply utilizing simple tactics (which the Brets did not use because muh honor or were oblivious to them), he and his men were responsible for horrid amounts of casualties among them.
The other are those 40K Khornates who utilize tactics to maximize the blood-spilling and skull-taking. But is there a warband that plans its slaughter in a tactical way to quickly and efficiently defeat their enemies in order to please Khorne in the most satisfying way imaginable while trying to avoid too much of their own blood being shed (say they suffered too much casualties and they were forced to be less reckless)?
Hounds of Abaddon marines from the Black Legion maybe
The Sanctified maybe
idk brazen beasts use a lot of daemon engines
Overall, not really. Lots of chapters in 40k dedicated to khorne seem to wipe themselves out and leave daemons in their place.
>Yet apart of these elements, Khorne came up with every single tactic imaginable, so he would not only be the patron of warriors, but also patron of leaders, generals and everyone who combines all the other things he's associated with along with leadership and tactical/strategic thinking.
War was a thing long, long before Khorne was born OP. Khorne is a manifestation of rage, hatred, bloodlust and martial pursuits, brought into existence by the minds of mortals with any sort of psychic sensitivity.
However, saying that, he's also shown to be a master of martial strategy in his purest form (see: Daemons), it's not his fault if his mortal servants can't handle direct injections of rage-induced Immaterial energies.
Darn. And I thought that there would be actually a Khornate Warband that would focus to much greater degrees on tactics and using both their skills and what they have in the smartest ways possible while being led by a Chaos Lord that wants to become a personification of Khorne's tactical capabilities and leadership (like a Khornate Creed).
Kharn the Betrayer is a good example. Despite being a team-killing madman, he remains entirely lucid during battle and has not abandoned all semblance of strategy as many berserkers have. He simply prefers very direct tactics, since he's Khorne's fucking Chosen and he's good enough to pull it off without getting pasted.
Even Abbadon recognizes his intelligence.
well there's tons of khorne warbands with color schemes that essentially have no lore and many more with no color scheme or lore at all. Either way you are free to make your own. It'd be pretty unique actually.
Fun fact: Kharn was originally more of a madman than the average Berserkers the first time he appeared.
Then with every edition of 40K and Codex Chaos Marines, Kharn became more coolheaded and collected than the average Berserker.
I was thinking about a Khornate Warband that sees every bloodshed in Khorne's name as something of a military endeavor where they test their skills and generally troll their enemies by using all kinds of tactics that one wouldn't have thought a Khornate would normally do.
>team killing madman
>remains completely lucid during battle
Dude, you are talking about the 30k Kharn, during the Heresy amd right after he Siege. Afrer Skalathrax he is THE Berzerker, killing almost anything within reach.
Still he's brutally honest and so are his daemons.
Thus if a Khorne Daemon is telling you vital info about something, than one should take it with much greater consideration because it may hold more value than what daemons of other Chaos Gods say.
It's entirely possible to be both mad and lucid. Have you ever felt that sort of numb hyperfocus you get when you're well and truly furious with someone, but they aren't in arm's reach? You mostly look calm, you aren't storming around or punching whatever comes to hand, but all your attention is turned towards thinking of how you're going to fuck up whoever got you so angry? That sort of anger.
It's perfectly plausible that Kharn just feels that towards everybody alive on the battlefield.
And yes, I am referring to 40k Kharn. Abbadon's comment was made after at least one Black Crusade, so it couldn't have been referring to him right after the Heresy.
>Afrer Skalathrax he is THE Berzerker, killing almost anything within reach.
Yes, but what sets him apart is how he gets them in reach. A normal berserker just runs full-tilt towards the closest target, bouncing from kill to kill erratically and inefficiently because they don't account for where they're going to go once the next guy is dead. It also tends to result in them running directly at or in front of tanks or heavy weapon enplacements and getting pulped.
Kharn plots out a route on the fly that provides the greatest number of targets and minimizes time wasted running between enemies, taking heavy weapons into account. He's still a berserker, but he's an optimized one.
He's even got a little kill counter in his helmet, and he constantly tries to beat his own record.
Hvave you read any novel that features Kharn? Trails of Azrael? Chosen of Khorne? "Kharn" the novel?
Nope? Then you don't know shit. Kharn is well spoken and very russian. He is lucid up to the point when the killing starts and then can snap back to being lucid.