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And the winner is… #my40klegend competition

A couple of weeks ago I announced that I was running a competition to win a full subscription to the new Warhammer 40,000 Legends partwork collection, courtesy of the kind folks over at Hachette. The competition was pretty easy to enter – just get in touch with me on the blog, Facebook or Twitter and, using the hashtag #my40klegend, let me know who your favourite 40k character is from the Black Library catalogue.

There were some great entries, so I’d like to say a massive thanks to everyone who entered! Sadly there can only be one winner, and that honour went to Rob Pettitt who got in touch with me on Twitter with an entry that made me laugh every time I read it:


We have a winner! Gideon Ravener, suggested by Rob Pettitt

Well done to Rob – Ravenor’s a classic character, and he certainly does blow away that particular myth! A subscription to Warhammer 40,000 Legends has now got Rob’s name on it…lucky guy!

I’d like to share a few notable mentions as well, entries which impressed me for one reason or another. One thing to note however – nobody suggested an alien! No Ghazghkull, no Eldrad Ulthran or Asurmen, no Trazyn the Infinite, no Commander Farsight…strange. Seems like you all prefer your human characters, or at least partially human!

Gorlakk on Twitter was the first person to go with the classic Horus Heresy line…

I can't say...

Robert Ahern got in touch on the blog with a great nomination for Graham McNeill’s classic Iron Warrior villain Honsou.


I think James Arkham’s suggestion for Ciaphas Cain on Facebook gets nicely to the heart of Cain as a character. It’s pretty safe to say that we all want more Cain books from Black Library!


Meanwhile Gary Arkham (any relation?) went for one of my all-time favourite characters, Fabius Bile, with a pretty grim and dark suggestion.


DreddHeretic on Twitter suggested Mkvenner from Dan Abnett’s legendary Gaunt’s Ghosts series.


Not one but two suggestions came in and had me scratching my head trying to figure out where the characters had featured! First was this entry from Alex Walker on Facebook:


And then this one from Savage Hun #138 on Twitter:


How’s your 40k trivia? Can you identify those two from their suggestions? Answers at the bottom of the page…

And lastly Dan Findlay-Robinson on Twitter completed the Horus Heresy bingo with his assertion of identity – someone had to!


Once again, a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to enter. I really enjoyed reading all of your suggestions, and I’m now massively tempted to go and re-read a few old classics as a result!

For those of you who didn’t win, if you haven’t already I’d really suggest you check out the Warhammer 40,000 Legends collection – it’s really good! You can read my initial thoughts here, or head out and buy yourself a copy in shops or online at http://warhammer40klegends.com.

*So Arguleon Veq? He’s from Ben Counter’s classic novel Daemon World. Meanwhile Brother Captain Jahnu Marut is from Andy Smillie’s Executioners micro-short Death Speakers, in the Space Marines: Angels of Death anthology.

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