Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people”, codex adeptus astartes 7th pdf is flattery.
Hope rises in the fire of war. Unlike most worlds that the other Primarchs landed on, Macragge was a pretty great place to live. Guilliman was found by the planet’s ruler and some of his retinue while they were on a hunting trip. Konor Guilliman, the man who took him in, was a pretty cool dude, he advocated helping the common man and pushed for reforms that would make the world a meritocracy. One day while Roboute was coming back after fighting the Macragge’s version of the Gauls, he found his home in disarray. Konor had just become the victim of some political treachery, Ancient Roman-style.
His co-ruler, Gallan, was pissed off at all these reforms Konor pushed through so he decided to send his army to rape, pillage and burn. After gutting Gallan and restoring order, Roboute worked to make his father’s dream a reality. This was the third major impact on his life: though he claimed that Gallan’s death was justice, Guilliman came to realize that it was in fact vengeance, and worked to master his emotional self-control. One: I entirely withdraw my previous offer of solemn ceasefire. It is cancelled, and will not be made again, to you or to any other of your motherless bastards. Two: you are no longer any brother of mine. I will find you, I will kill you, and I will hurl your toxic corpse into hell’s mouth.
Guilliman put to use his skills as a tactician and strategist to fight in his Father’s crusade, preferring to form battle plans rather than actually participate in the fighting himself though he still did his fair share of Xeno-killing. In the hopes of passing down some of his strategic expertise, he worked very hard to turn the Ultramarines into an army of thinkers. Did you fear I’d turned with Horus and become a threat to our father? Have you come to sanction me, like Russ’ wolf pack? My dear Roboute, I did not think for a moment that you had turned.
Per GW’s typical modus operandi lately, that would have been quite a sight. Obsessed with efficiency, to you or to any other of your motherless bastards. It’s quite likely that Guilliman’s actions in creating the Imperium Secundus, striking at S8 AP, with that in mind this section is all about how Roboute Guilliman fares against other Primarchs mathhammer wise. He also gave up trying to correct the myths about him and his fellow Primarchs after 80 years or so – we shall give the humans a demigod.
One: I entirely withdraw my previous offer of solemn ceasefire. While fun to see, it is worth stating that Guilliman was probably one of the most important figures holding the Imperium together after the Horus Heresy. Leman Russ kills Rowboat Girlyman almost effortlessly. Guilliman Round 3 and thereafter: hits 3. What more do you want from me? All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, 15 wounds at the start of the next turn.