The 13th Penal Legion, also known as the Last Chancers, is a Penal Legion of the Imperial Guard. However, rather than being simply a general punishment unit . Last Chancers has ratings and 22 reviews. T.j. said: Kage was a marine, untell a blackout sends him to the last chancers. now he must fight literally. The Last Chancers is a trilogy of novels set in the Warhammer universe written by Gav Thorpe. The novels in the series are named 13th Legion, Kill .

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Some of these groups are subjected to a gruelling, months-long training regimens to enhance the natural skills and talents for which they were chosen.

Oct 29, Mphecker rated it it was ok. It kinda felt like I had wasted my time reading it because of the en This book from tehe start seems a bit awkward as you learn that the main characters in here are criminals sent to fight on the front lines.

The mission was accomplished when the surviving Last Chancers were able to detonate the power llast of the city and cause a massive, vaporising explosion.

Given that such groups are frequently used by their commanders to carry out deadly chacers strikes, assassinations, and other underhanded tactics that more conventional regiments would never even attempt, the weapons they carry often pack an incredible punch in a small package, and are well suited to their stealthy and clandestine assignments.

Nothing to lose, everything to gain.

You have skills that are useful to Him and whether you wish it or no, they will be made use of. Upon accepting Schaeffer’s offer, each new recruit is whisked off to a private, secret penal colony administered by Schaeffer for the sole purpose of raising his 13 th Penal Legion.

Lots of action, lots of twists, though there is a bit of lacking of actual character growth till book three, though if you read these you’ll see how this makes sense. Currently living in Nottingham, Gav shares his home with his lo Gav spent 14 years as a developer for Games Workshop, and started writing novels and short stories in the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40, when the Black Library imprint was launched in Unfortunately, their transport ship was critically hit by Ork gunfire on its approach to orbit and all aboard were forced to abandon ship.


One instance of a group of disgraced soldiers winning back their honour if not their lives involved a squad of Brontian Longknives condemned for suffering the disgrace of scars on their backs.

Infiltrating Hive Acheronthe mission was undone by the daemonic possession of Lieutenant Kage. I was in the mood for some military sci-fi and have been curious about the Warhammer 40, novels, since I’ve played the tabletop miniature game by the same name.

Will usually ship within 3 business days of receiving cleared payment – opens in lwst new laet or tab. The 13 th Penal Legion is composed of a motley assortment of criminals, recidivists, malcontents, madmen, and assorted detritus from the most hardened military prisons kept by the Imperial Guard.

Warhammer 40, Imperial Imperial Guard. None Royal Mail International Economy. There are a lot of typos and the writing isn’t particularly good by any means, but it is very approachable, easy to read, and flows well.

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He’s pretty much a piece of garbage which does make routing for him difficult at best. Your ad here, right now: Some regiments also carry this practice out on a squad level, sending those who have disgraced themselves in the eyes of the Emperor on critical but nonetheless suicidal missions.

Assassinations, mass killings, gathering intelligence, infiltration of heavily guarded and fortified enemy facilities, and the sabotage, theft, and destruction of untold thrones worth of property and war materiel are all in a day’s work for the 13 th Penal Legion and other regiments of their uncouth ilk.

It’s writing is really descriptive and gives you a vivid image of the carnage and settings. Over all, I like chancees book. I put down the book during his attempt to take control of the shuttle and haven’t picked it up again since.

Then, after reading the first book in this omni, I figure he just might curb stomp you The 13 th Penal Legion of the Imperial Guardalso known chancsrs the “Last Chancers,” is a special regiment composed of Imperial criminals and convicts.

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In other languages Deutsch. Mar 04, Cocolito rated it really liked it. Loved the first two novels in the book, but the last one was anticlimactic. It chanvers relatively normal soldiers doing things that seem relatively realistic rather than the fantastical achievements of Space Marines. When using the Last Chancers as a Suicide Force I decided to pair them with an ally army so the could be involved in normal games without a lot of mission customization to accommodate the team.


Instead they got a bunch of cutthroats and killers that would gladly kill their own mothers for a pardon for their crimes. As penance, the squad was sent across the ashwastes of Hervara to assassinate a Severan Dominate Ducal Legate — a suicide mission. Condemned battle groups of colourful and desperate characters have been used chanceds great effect on the Spinward Lasst of the Calixis Sector. The omnibus centers around Lt. The 13 th Penal Legion, unusual among the many Penal Legions that serve in the Imperial Guard, was in fact a testing ground.

Colonel Schaeffer has worked hard to hone the surviving Last Chancers into a deadly spear with which chabcers can stab at the hearts of the enemies of humanity unopposed, when and where they least expect it. For some reason I am hooked on Warhammer 40K stories, and this collection is not bad for the writing and the story line. Contents [ show ]. I’m not a spammer. The condemned soldiers who populate these regiments oast knowing that death is their only escape, and fight savagely to seize their last chance at redemption.

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John rated it it was amazing. It is particularly notable for achieving the destruction of Coritanorum [1]the assassination of Tau Commander Brightsword [2] and also the assassination of the traitorous Overlord of ArmageddonHerman von Strab.

This book is a collection of three novels and chancefs short stories. Even their standard weapons, such as the run-of-the-mill lasguns they are issued, are heavily modified. He will not, however, repair ally tanks for them as he and the other last chancers are focused solely on achieving their object not assisting the other forces in their confrontation. I think that Gav Thorpe did a great job of going grim dark with the setting of Warhammer 40, This book was one of my favorites ever since i first read it.