Any devoted fan should really be geared up in suitable apparel for the day of the game. Over the years, I’ve seen various people in photos from white-dwarf that have donned thematic shirts to go along with their army. It came to a crescendo when I saw a local gamer, Kurt, who had made a custom Space Wolf shirt for his army. In the past, my nerdshame would’ve prevented me from sporting such attire, but Kurt helped me to “come out of the closet,” and inspired the shirts for Arctic Apocalypse.
That’s fine and dandy for my Tyranids, but I realize that I don’t have a proper shirt to wear with my Ultramarines. I went about rectifying this, and found a suitable logo, but saw that the price on the shirt is no different if I print on one side or two, so I thought it’d be nifty to have a good Marine quote on the back.
I scoured the internet looking for something that was relatively iconic (and hopefully recognizable), but also pretty Marine-esque. “For the emperor” and “And they shall know no fear” are iconic, but they’re just not pithy enough for my likes.
I remember that there were some great iconic quotes from the 2nd edition rulebook and codices, but I don’t have them readily available, so I’m emploring for your help. Quotes like:
“Some may question your right to destroy ten billion people. Those who understand realise that you have no right to let them live.” – Exterminatus Extremis
“Blessed is the mind too small for doubt.”
Though that one doesn’t seem to fit with a Space Marine theme.
So, what are your favorite quotes? Any suggestions? Remember, this is going on the back of a Space Marine shirt.