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40k image dump. Also, Nurgle Ork.

>> No.15589567

How'd the ork in that pic become a devotee to chaos? Don't the Dark Gods have to try really hard to get them to worship them.

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>> No.15589593

Orks are idiots. They get can get swayed into worshipping Chaos, Geanstealer Cults, or even the Emporer by accident.

>> No.15589610

>emperor worshiping orks

Holy fuckballs that's awesome! Does anyone have a picture of that

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For the Greater Good!

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for instance...

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>> No.15589634

There was an army in an old White Dwarf. It was really cool, the banner said "Fer Da Empra". THe orks had uniforms and helmets on.

>> No.15589696

Interesting. Is there a archive of White Dwarfs for me to look up on, so I can find this

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Oh Hi guys

>> No.15589737

I think this was back when the orks were more like your standard fantasy orcs, where A) some of them could have been reasonable enough to do this sort of stuff, and B) they wouldn't have been instantly purged as xenos.

I kinda like the old fluff a lot, in some sense.

>> No.15589739

I wish. Heard there was a White Dwarf with an Army of Law converted out of Chaos, looking for it everywhere.

>> No.15589872

How'd they end up worshiping the Emprah anyway? I know it was a accident but what circumstances led them to this

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Orks see the Emperor was a powerful warrior God. The fact that his troops are stinkin' Humie weaklings doesn't really matter - the Emperor himself is ded 'ard.

Actually *worshipping* the Emperor is a bit of a push. Grudging respect, sure, but actual worship? I can't see it. The army being referred to, IIRC, is a force of Blood Axe Mercenaries working for the Imperial Guard. I think I have the old White Dwarf with them in tucked away somewhere.

>> No.15589933


these yoofs these days

being all rebellious

worshapping all dese new-fangled gods

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Also, oddly enough, Orks are far more resistant to Genestealer Cults than other races are. Hybrids and those under the sway of the Genestealers are quickly noticed for being somehow odd and unorky, which often leads to the Cult being discovered, rooted out, and destroyed.

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>brown surprise

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For the greater Good!!

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>> No.15590073

Hey Deathleaper, do you have the full picture of the codex Armageddon front cover?

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I'm afraid not. It's one of a couple of bits of 40k artwork I'm looking for.

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>> No.15590107

OK... in that case could you save us all in the name of science... please?

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>> No.15590133


Orks are Orks, they can do whatever the fuck they want. I think the whole "Orks can't fall to Chaos thing" is misunderstood, it doesn't mean "there can never be Chaos Orks" it means that Chaos can't force itself on an Ork, ie they can't be possesed, they can't fall to Chaos just like humans do, but im pretty sure an Ork could just go "Chaos good, i Chaos Ork now"

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>> No.15590178


I agree. Even GW agrees - back when Codex Daemonhunters was new, WD ran a series of articles detailing how you could mod races into suitable Adversaries for a Daewmonhunters army. One concept shown by Adrian Wood was Nuglic Orks led by a Great Unclean One - the biggest'n'greenest dude the tribe had ever laid eyes on!

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You're mostly right. Chaos has very little to offer an Ork, so it's extremely difficult for Chaos to externally lure an Ork into worshipping the Dark Gods. Your average Ork simply doesn't have the stresses and desires that, say, a human does which Chaos can manipulate. But that doesn't stop some small pockets of Orks worshipping Chaos for other reasons. Sometimes they mistake icons of Nurgle for Gork or Mork. When Nurgle rewards his new devotees, that just reinforces the belief as the Orks think Gork or Mork have shown them favour over other Orks. And young Orks who join the Stormboy Korps sometimes get caught up in worshipping the more martial, disciplined aspect of Khorne. Though in the latter case, they often lose interest and go back to worshipping the proper Ork Gods when they lose interest in all that marching and drilling nonsense.

Weirdboyz can be possessed...sort of. The unfortunate Daemon winds up trapped in the Weirdboyz head, unable to control the Ork and unable to escape. It essentially becomes a second personality and feeds the Ork with even more psychic power.

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>Orks led by a Great Unclean One - the biggest'n'greenest dude the tribe had ever laid eyes on!

Fucking Nurgle

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>> No.15590237

Orks are far too simple-minded to appeal to any of the chaos gods except maybe Khorne. Orks are made for fighting and winning, which is a huge appeal for Khorne, but they don't fit with Slaanesh due to it not being a hedonistic goal and more in their nature, while Tzeentch really wouldn't really want races of so odd thinking in his army, especially with how fighting-oriented they all are. Nurgle would maybe want them due to how jolly good he is, but orks aren't even capable of despair, which is the thing Nurgle exemplifies.

So in the end, basically only Khorne would even want the orks, and even then, the orks would most likely have too much pride in their own race to accept his offerings.

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>> No.15590273

Now, since Orks have that innate psychic ability, and what ever enough of them think slowly becomes true, if the Great Unclean One leads a tribe of orks for enough time...

would the orks' belief that he was a Warboss cause him to spontaniously become one?

>> No.15590275


Except Slaanesh is the god of excess, and if there's one thing Orks are is excessive at EVERYTHING THEY DO.
Tzeentch is the god of CHANGE, if you haven't noticed Orks keep changing their whole life, not to mention all the mechanical contraptions they do, and not to mention that Tzeentch wouldn't throw away the chance to get an army of green idiots that would follow his orders blindly because "Gork and Morke told me to bash dem humies"
Nurgle is Nurgle, he like the Orks can do whatever the fuck he wants.

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>> No.15590289

If the orks think that he's the warboss, he already is the warboss, so waht should change?

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>> No.15590305

I mean, he would stop being a demon, and become and ork instead.

>> No.15590310

Orks don't work that way.

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>> No.15590314


That's retarded.

>> No.15590326


What the fuck?

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I...Third that, For the Greater Good!

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>> No.15590385

Hmmmmm, if Eldar demon princes are some of the stronger demon princes in the warp... Are there Ork Demon Princes?

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dont mind me, just downing the image limit with tau pics

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Highly unlikely. You might have one or two Nurglesque Daemon Princes who were once Orks, but they'd be some of the rarest entities in the setting.

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>> No.15590417

Orks are apparently one of the hardest creatures to turn to Chaos, and when one does he's usually alone, surrounded by his former mates for not being "Orky enuff". That said, there are probably a couple of Chaos Orks who've risen through the ranks enough to become a Demon Prince. Not many though.

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here's an ethereal in the background.

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did someone say "headshoot bitch"?

>> No.15590431

"surrounded AND THEN KILLED by his mates" that is

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>> No.15590463

> Lost race of snotlings known as brainboys.
I thought the old ones were the brainboys?

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o hai thar.

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It's a bit of a muddle, made worst by the fact the current fluff is deliberately vague. The original fluff suggested that the Snotlings were once hyper-intellegent creatures that gained their brainpower from a certain type of fungus. They created the Orks to fight and farm for them, but the Orks rebelled and destroyed the fungus supplies. Without it, the Brainboyz devolved into the Snotlings. But before they did, they programmed the genetic memories into the Orks, so at least some trace of their knowledge would survive.

New fluff suggests the Brainboyz were the Old Ones who created the Orks, and their disappearance was due to the war with the Necrons.

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deathleaper is awesome.
do you have any clearer images of the 'nids?
its just that every pic i saw so far was a sea of biological mass. i was wondering if you have any pics where they're body structures are shown nicely and cleanly.

>> No.15590503

Ork Demon Bosses.

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Haha, that's awesome. It's just a shame I've so little good Ork art. It's almost impossible to find anything decent on DA, for all the Warcraft shit clogging up the search results.

>> No.15590510

Im imagining Noise-Marine-esque Orkz right now and holy fuck it's awesome
I think a slaanesh noise marine direction would work with the Orkz

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Should do. I'll do a Tyranid dump once the Orks are done.

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There used to be Goff Rokkaz. They still sell the models.

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Oh - also, get a download of the 4th edition Tyranid codex. One of the artists - Robert Cirillio, IIRC - did some excellent, clear pictures for each unit entry in the army list.

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I believe they were, but it stands to reason that the Brainboyz would have naturally been smaller than your average Ork anyway, so it's not hard to imagine the Ork's saw them as unusually smart Snotlings.

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Ah, Robert Cirillio, he had awesome concept stuff that didn't make it into the codex.

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>> No.15590588

oh lordy

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That's the guy! I've been searching for a gallery of all the fantastic concept art he did for the codex, but been unable to find one.

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>> No.15590605

Is it true that the nids have the Orks on the ropes in their current huge conflict?

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Orks and Space Pirates would make an awesome combo.

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There is none, i had to comb the internet for months to find as much of his stuff as possible.

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It's true that the Tyranids have made advancements into the Empire of Octarius, to the point where they've lain siege to Octarius itself. It's still a stalemate though, but it's a stalemate that's deeper into the Ork's territory. Here's the most recent fluff. There's more in the Planetstrike codex.

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Shame. There used to be a gallery up on GW's site at the time of the book's release, but I didn't save any of it then. Still, thanks for sharing what you've got.

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He has some stuff there.

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Aye, just a couple, but it's better than nothing. Always did like his Zoanthrope designs. The final model seems a bit boring compared to some of them.

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Same with the Pyrovore/Biovore whatever those giant fucks were. I wish i had those.

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I think I might have a couple of them somewhere. Can't promise though.

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Those boyz in the bottom right picture look very terrified. I almost feel sorry for them.

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Right, that's the Orks. Tyranids next.

>> No.15590770

I think they're enjoying themselves.

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No they don't.

Not sure if this Doom of malanwhatitsname was made by Robert Cirillo, but whatever.

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Mkay. Clear pictures of Tyranid biology.

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I don't think so, but it's certainly well done. Far closer to the artwork than most of the conversions I see.

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I believe this motherfucker was also made by him.

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Maybe these too, i'm not sure but i also found them when looking for his stuff.

>> No.15590845
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Looks like. It's a shame he didn't seem to last very long with GW.

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>> No.15590868

Most informative grubbinz ive seen in a long time.

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Orks are not fearless and Tyranids do inspire much fear.

>> No.15590881
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I believe this was made by Jes, but might as well throw it in here.

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>Orks are not fearless

lol. Also, this guy made some crazy ass space marine shit.

>> No.15590908
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You're quite right, it's one of Jes'.

I don't suppose you have one of the Lictor designs? It had a circular lamprey-like mouth filled with teeth, from which the feeder tendrils emerged in place of a tongue. The head didn't seem to have any eyes, and the mouth was ringed by four Predator-style manidbles. Always wanted to take a shot at converting something like that, but was never able to find the source to work from.

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>> No.15590930

>>Orks are not fearless

They aren't.

I don't know what he's talking about the orks looking terrified in that picture though. They have generic "fight" expressions.

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This one?

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A single nid creature takes out a whole craftworld a greater daemon of Slaanesh couldn't have pull that one off by himself.

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That's the one! Thank you!

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Actually Orks ARE fearless, even the Necron codex states that they are because the Nightbringer missed them when he was inventing fear and shit.

>inb4 whining about the C'tan

Turns out i did have some of this Pyrovore/Biovore thing concepts.

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>implying you're welcome.

>> No.15590988
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Some Terminator thing.

>> No.15590989

>Actually Orks ARE fearless

No, they aren't. A single ork is a coward; they just get overconfident when there are more orks. They're like gang-members who are pussies on their own but braver if a friend is standing near them.

Their codex states that, and even represents it rule-wise: a single ork has terrible Ld but they can use their unit size instead. Orks aren't fearless, they just act like they are to impress other orks.

>> No.15590991

Orks do not fear death but they can be made to fear the enemy.

Ork Warbosses who are facing horrifying foes such as daemons, necrons and nids must make sure their boyz fear him more than they fear the enemy.

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The Nightbringer inflicted a fear of death upon the other races; that's not quite the same as being fearless.

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Fine, fine.

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Predator Marine.

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imma gonna dual wield ass cannons bitch whatchu gonna do bout it huh?

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And that's all i have on Robert Cirillo, unless he made this Necron stuff too but it looks more like Jes Goodwyn to me.

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That's Jes. Cirillio did his work in the early 4th edition period, Necrons were mid/late 3rd.

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You want fearless?

Look at the Tau they fight tyranids all day and are not afraid of anything.

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>> No.15591065

You are confusing naivete with bravery.

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>and are not afraid of anything.

The Dark Eldar codex would disagree with you there. The Tau are described as being "absolutely terrified" by their wars with the Tyranids.

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>> No.15591120

And that's the image limit, it would seem. Thanks to everyone who contributed stuff, especially the guy dumping Cirillo's artwork. Got a lot of good stuff there.

>> No.15591141

The Tau sent diplomatic missions to the nid hivefleets to negotiate peace. So far no luck.

>> No.15591161

>Fighting starving tendrils of Hive Fleets that are constantly adapting to their plasma technology

>> No.15591164


Yeah, they had better luck with the Necrons. I mean, the Necrons AT LEAST landed on their planet to take a look around before deciding blue bitches wasn't worth their time.

Then again, i hear the Tau didn't even offer them oil.

>> No.15591197

If those starving tendrils were anywhere in imperial space they would have grown into full fledged hivefleets by now.

At least the Tau can take care of small problems before they transform into full scale disasters.

>> No.15591199

Tau are a tiny, pathetic empire in the eastern fringe that will be devoured by the Nids. Just like every other tiny empire that has been destroyed.

>> No.15591202

11 Blood Raven space marines and a Battle Barge can take out a tendril and yet Tau are STILL fighting against the Tyranids.

>> No.15591211


Wut? The Tau didn't take care of the Hivefleet by themselves, they got help from the Dark Eldar, and the Imperial Guard and the Necrons.

Especially the Dark Eldar who won every battle they were involved in against the Tyranids for the Tau single handily, of course they then stole a Tau planet, but you know...

>> No.15591229

Unlikely. Eldrad foresaw that the Tau will inherit the galaxy from the imperium and accomplish greater deeds than the eldar.

The Tau have a great future ahead of them and no Ork, Tyranid, Necron ,Imperial or Chaos filthy will stop that from happening.

>> No.15591240

>matt ward

The fuck?

>> No.15591275


No he didn't, he said he felt like it would happen and that he hoped for it, there was no vision, no looking into the future dickery or anything of the sort.

Not that Eldar prophecies are reliable anyway.

>> No.15591311

Wow did the blood ravens just outdo the ultramarines?

>> No.15591342


Actually they kidnapped some Ultramarines and painted the armor red, those were the "Blood Ravens" that died in the conflict.

>> No.15591343


They just helped to deliver a bioweapon that decapitated the Hive Mind. Then they killed the Hive Tyrant Alpha to disorganize it further. It was hardly wanky.

The remainder was just the Imperial Navy cleaning up. They STILL haven't finished cleaning twelve years later.

>> No.15591383


And to be clear, this was with the efforts of the entire (though slightly depleted) Fourth Company, though the Force Commander Hairus Jellius and his personal squads were at the forefront of each pivotal combat.

>> No.15591389

>Finish Retribution with the blood ravens
>Watch the cutscene

Calgar is that you? What are you doing surrounded by blood ravens?

>> No.15591408

Actually, they will.

1 Eldar Craftworld or 1 Imperial Hive City has more people than the entire Tau Empire has in population. Tau are taking their first innocent and curious steps into a galaxy that punishes that.

The Tau might go down guns blazing but it WILL be drowned in the bodies of their enemies. They simply don't have the population, manufacturing capacity to compare with any other race- shut up with your "But the tau tech is better than the Imperium's!" argument before you start it. They don't. Any Imperial world can make a lasgun, carapace armor and a Leman Russ. Those are the only 3 things needed to win for the Guard.

Until they get an equivalent to Warp travel (which they won't, the Tau have no psykers and relying on a human population for it would mean there would be 500 humans for every Tau) they will be insignificant.

>> No.15591420

Ultramar is still infested with tyranids after the first tyranid wars they're harder to get rid of than orks.

>> No.15591421


What do Tau use for FTL communication, anyway?

They aren't ever going to be more than a storm in a teacup without FTL comms.

>> No.15591422


Guess who replaced Calgar in Ultramar... Starts with a big ass B

>> No.15591428

>Looted Chapter Master

>> No.15591588

this is a good thread

>> No.15591767

hilariously the tau use messenger ships for FTL communication. so nowhere near as fast as an astropath.

they are the fastest ships in the tau fleet however

>> No.15591896

Also the Tau have delt with two tyranid invasions

A smaller splinterfleet that was detected early on and destroyed at long range with no loses in a very effective missile barrage (as the nids were getting out of hibernation)

the second hive fleet, hive fleet gorgon, was much much more massive (still small for a hive fleet) and gorgon made its way through some allied alien empire before reaching tau space.

in order to save several of its planets from this hive fleet the tau made deals or relied on other alien species (the dark eldar, which saved a tau world only to raze another, or the necrons which saved a tau world only to harvest it)

the tau fought hard but lost some planets but eventually stopped the hivefleet at a major sept world with the help of some invading imperials. Unlike the necron and the blood angles however the guard aren't as ready to forgive the sin of being a xenos and immediately launched their own campaign against the tau as soon as the hive fleet was destroyed.

>> No.15591924

>Eldrad foresaw that the Tau will inherit the galaxy from the imperium and accomplish greater deeds than the eldar.

No, no, no. No he did not. Here is the exact quote.

"I have followed the myriad potential futures of the Tau with great interest. Though barely even striplings compared to us, I feel a strange protectiveness towards them. In time I believe they will exceed even our greatest feats and master the darkness within their souls."

Eldrad says he supects the Tau will achieve greater things than the Eldar ever did, and 'master the darkness within their souls', whatever that means - possibly transcending the rampant violence that was halted with the arrival of the Ethereals. No more, no less. He doesn't say the Tau will take over the galaxy, he doesn't say they'll defeat the Imperium of Man. It isn't even a genuine prophesy of the future that he's trying to bring into being; it's his suspicious as to what may happen. That's all.

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>> No.15591961

>trusting anything an eldar says
Please tell me you don't do this

>> No.15592963

>Any Imperial world can make a lasgun, carapace armor and a Leman Russ. Those are the only 3 things needed to win for the Guard.

That's why the IG is a unstoppable force that cannot lose right?

Oh wait they lose.

All the fucking time.

And it seems only they have a reliable named commander they can do shit.

>> No.15593250

"Quantity has a quality of its own"

If you really think the Imperial Guard loses you're a moron, they suffer a defeat then come back with more regiments. They specialize in attrition warfare.

'Light Casualties' on their average battle is 100,000. So yes, they lose men. All the fucking time. But they don't lose wars.

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