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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Feb 04, Beau Johnston rated it really liked it Shelves: I returned the book to the library without bothering the second couple novel 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. This unit was then transferred from war zone to war zone, continually taking casualties – although two Afriel Strain soldiers were added after the battle on False Hope – until it finally arrived at Typhos Prime with a grand total of 12 surviving penal troopers.

The second book was a good read, and the third I didn’t really care for. A penal legion almost guarantees the innocence of an individual if they refrain from fleeing, but a messy, gribbly end awaits those who flee from battle or try to escape confines during transit, normally administered by an explosive collar or a bolt pistol.

Schaeffer leads them on a quest to redeem themselves in the eyes of the God-Emperoreither by making a difference in the Imperium’s perpetual conflicts or by dying in His service, whether the convicts seek redemption or not The next mission undertaken by the 13th Penal Legion began approximately one year after the mission to Coritanorum, and differed from the previous one in that Schaeffer dispensed with his full-scale ‘whittling-down’ approach and instead chose to assemble a smaller strike team from the outset.

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The fate of the other Last Chancers after this event is unknown. The Last Chancers have the same starting equipment as the Veteran Squad but replace their lasguns with laspistols. When Warrior Woman assaults she can add 3 inches to her assault movement and adds 2 attacks rather than 1. Will usually ship within 3 business days of receiving chanccers payment – opens in a new window or tab.

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Restore Leader rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Back to home page. I initially read this omnibus over a decade ago making it the first piece of W40K literature I ever read.

Sep 04, Larry rated it liked it. You need to login to do this. This article needs work on its citations. Colonel Schaeffer’s Last Chancers tribute Colonel Schaeffer’s Last Chancers tribute video I purchased these figures a ,ast ago and recently re-based them.

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Despite incidents including deaths during cnancers team’s training process, an elite Last Chancers unit was put together over the lash of a few months and engaged upon its mission – the assassination of Tau Commander Brightsword.

Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Posing as diplomatic envoys, and later, mercenaries, the team was able to infiltrate Brightsword’s command compound and assassinate the alien.

This was a process that usually reduced the original numbers of the unit down to under a dozen convicts. M41 and the Second Tyrannic War.

Instead they got a bunch of cutthroats and killers that lat gladly kill their own mothers for a pardon for their crimes. Last ChancersWarhammer 40, This is early in Gav’s career and I could tell a definite improvement from book one t Dark, damn is this dark If their missions call for it, these recruits might also receive training in close combat techniques, sabotage, infiltration, different insertion and extraction methods such as grav chutes chacers underwater infiltration, and survival in all manner of hostile environments.


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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For help on citation see the citation guidelines. Two-Kill Team-was my favorite of the trilogy.

Loved the first two novels in the book, but the last lsat was anticlimactic. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. People who viewed this item also viewed. I like the dystopian future laid out by the game creators and it gives the stories some real grit to them, there are really no good guys in this universe and there are plenty of bad actors but it is fun to read. This page was last modified on 23 Septemberat Amongst the Imperial Alstunique regiments consisting of convicted criminals of all stripes and shades who have avoided execution or a grim future in the form of a servitoronly to be pressed into penal legions alongside thousands of others for a chance to absolve themselves of their crimes though suicidal acts beyond those of normal guardsmen- either though serving their sentence or being cleared of charges posthumously.

The 13 th Penal Legion of the Imperial Guardalso known as the “Last Chancers,” is a special regiment composed of Imperial criminals and convicts.