Sunday 8 March 2009

Sergeant Blease, Reporting For Duty!

I've just finished reading Cain's Last Stand by Sandy Mitchell (aka Alex Stewart), the sixth book in the Ciaphas Cain series of Warhammer 40K novels. 

The Cain series are a little different from the regular 40K novel fodder in that our hero, a Commissar, is also a coward more intent on saving his skin and unjustified reputation, than fighting for the Emperor. 

Cain is clearly modelled on Flashman and his side kick Jurgen bears more than a passing resemblance to Baldrick from Blackadder Goes Forth, but the stories are all the better for that...

Cain's Last Stand is set around a Chaos attack on the planet of Perlia,  and has the added attraction on page 138 of a cameo by Sergeant Blease, a Chimera commander in the Perlian PDF! 

You would not believe how tempted I am now to buy a Chimera and add a commander with a beard in the turret... 

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