Thanks! I'm not entirely happy with it myself, but I had no idea how could I make it any better. I have a feeling that once you find a while to read it through you'll want to have a word with me. I'm eagerly awaiting criticism, and in the meantime, I shall be working on the Knights i spoke of some two-thee months ago.
Oh, and as for teaching new editors, I can offer two pieces of advice:
Writing an article in two months is not slow by any means, so take your time.
LOL. You got it, Krannski, exactly. On this wiki, there is no such thing as too much detail. It's what sets us apart. I'd like you to consider taking on more lon-term projects for us, if you enjoyed this one. If you'e interested, let me know.
As to Helsreach, I have one clarification to start: In the infobox, can you indicate how many Sisters of Battle were present and from which Order Militant they hailed?
Well, for the time being I'd really like to get around finishing the Knights and then make some progress with the Titans as there's still a lot of work to be done. But sure, I can do more such articles. I think it'd be best if you told me needs to be made, and I'll just keep it running as a side project for the time being. Once I deem the God Machines to be appeased, I'll be sure to shift my attention somewhat.
In Helsreach, there isn't really any information about the Sisters for the majority of the battle. They only make an appearance in the final chapters, defending the Temple of the Emperor Ascendant -- 97 Sisters of the Order of the Argent Shroud. Incidentally, their Sanctorum was located in the Temple. It is also mentioned they took little part in the fighting taking place in the city, only participating in several fighting retreats from churches across the hive. So there is the possibility that there were more of them at the beginning of the battle, but I don't know for certain. Also, while I don't know what a 'Sanctorum' is or how many Sororitas would be attached to it, the full strength was not present in the city -- a portion of their forces was fighting in the Ash Wastes and the Fire Wastes. This might be relevant.
Ah, and they were commanded by one Prioress Sindal. She can't be listed amongst Imperial Commanders, though, as she took no part in leading the city's defence. And, as far as I can tell, she only donned her Power Armour and prepared to fight when the Orks attacked the Temple.
I don't know how to fit this into an infobox, so I'll just go with 'At least 97' for the time being.
Why, thank you! Although I was actually here all along. I was just silent because I was writing the Battle of Helsreach -- or rather, was trying to write it, as I was subjected to a cascade of work over the past month, leaving me with little time and energy to face Grimaldus' less-than-appealing personality. Production rates have been admittedly atrocious, and I shall do what I can to rectify this. I am currently about 40% through, I'll see how I go from here.
Hi Krannski. I'd like you to prepare a page for us on the the total Battle of Helsreach. You are the resident expert on it, and you alone can provide the requisite level of detail. Up for the challenge?
The new warbands are correct. The Sons of Damnation may indeed be a Terminator Squad of the Foresworn, but the text is not clear and a warband the size of a squad would not be unusual. Until I have clarification, I'm OK with the way they are presented, for now. I have made sveral edits for clarification.
Pg. 126 of Titanicus by Dan Abnett
Moderati Tarses Of Warlord Dominatus Victrix Legio Invicta:"<Legio Invicta is a Proximus Legion, sir. All our engines are Proximus-pattern. Proximus is our homeworld, ou forge.>"
Pg. 38 of Titanicus by Dan Abnett
Sonne Famulous to Djared Crusius Executor Fetial Legio Invicta:"In six thousand years, the legio has seldom disobeyed an edict from the Imperium." stated on day of the Imperium 223.779
thought you might like to see this info update and specific sources,
Thank you for providing me with those. I am actually currently working on Legio Tempestus and Legio Invicta, and as soon as I finish scouring the novels for information, I will be adding it to the pages.
Krannski please do not alter the coding on our Notable Campaigns sections. You introduced a lot of unstable code on that page at the source level which can be deleterious to the wiki over the longer term. That page is now complete and it's time to move on to somethign else.
I actually did use the Source mode, I only used the Visual mode to insert the coding for the margins using the options on the top bar of the editor. I just didn't expect Wikia code to be potentially harmful to itself, though, granted, I'm not an expert on this.
LOL. Here's one lesson. Wikia is RIDDLED, absolutely RIDDLED with bugs. And they are constantly changing things. That's why simpler is always better, because it's less that can go wrong when they change the code.