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Lets say the Tau capture an injured space marine.

What will happen to him?

>> No.18693022

Wack Rom/Com

ends in Eversor

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rolled 100 = 100

Only good things.

>their face when they crack the armor open.

>> No.18693045

He gets a promotion after killing an entire cadre single handed.

>> No.18693046

He bits the shit out of the xenos scum, only stopping when he was killed.

Lrb2Imperium

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>>18693045
>promotion
>for killing Tau
more likely he'd get some kind of punishment for being captured int he first place

>> No.18693065

>>18693009
How injured? Like, only a head left injured? What?

>> No.18693067

>>18693041
/tg/ Diiiiiiiice!

>> No.18693086

>>18693041
Huh. There were many things I expected to happen there. That was not one of them.

The greater good has spoken.

>> No.18693092

Efforts would be taken to heal him while subjecting him to whatever the Tau mind control people with.

>> No.18693101 [DELETED] 

>>18693065
A serious injury but not fatal. Enough to render him unconscious or incapacitate them.

>> No.18693120

>>18693101
They better chain his ass down with some strong fucking binds because if he breaks loose the first thing he will do will be trying to kill his way to escape or kill his way to whoever is in charge in order to eliminate them.

>> No.18693126

>>18693065
He scraped his knee and a Pathfinder tricked him into thinking that Manta over there had neosporin in it.

>> No.18693131

>>18693065
A serious injury but not fatal. Enough to render him unconscious or incapacitate him.

>> No.18693165

>>18693120
And after that? Do they have long term plans for their Space Marine prisoner or are they gonna lock him up for life?

>> No.18693172

>>18693060
>1:500+ Kill Ratio
This is getting ridiculous. Awesome yes but ridiculous. Should've been something like a 1:50+ ratio since that much pulse gun should've done some damage.
>>18693165
Studying him is the most likely. If he won't convert then they either keep him and run test on him or kill him.

>> No.18693173

>>18693131
no such injury exists for a space marine.

>> No.18693183

>>18693041
>"It's not like I like you or anything, I just thought you could help us serve the greater good! Jeez, you dummy!"
>"Now take those coverings off your legs."
>"D-don't misunderstand me, human! I just need to size you up to fit you with some new equipment! It's not like I enjoy seeing you... NAKED, or anything. Idiot."

>> No.18693188

Reality TV show.

>> No.18693189

After coming to, a good Space Marine would keep swinging until he died. A Blood Raven, on the other hand, would pretend to cooperate so he could get his hands on as many relics as possible before taking off in a Manta-ahem, his chapter's newest Frigate, The Gue'la's Pride.

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>>18693188
Like this?

>> No.18693201

>>18693172
When faced with a squad of fire warriors (just 6 of them) rapid firing into a space marine, they tend to explode. Pulse rifles hit harder than bolt guns and anyone that says they don't has his head so far up a space marine's ass, he can taste the marine's uvula.

>> No.18693206

>>18693009
He gets shot to death after escaping full-body restraints. Upon reviewing security tapes and examining the remains of the restraints, they realize that Space Marines have acid spit. The Tau never figure out why that was deemed a necessary modification.

>> No.18693211

>>18693131
I really can't think of anything less than a potentially fatal injury that would stop a space marine.

I mean, those guys are fucking space marines, shrugging off the majority of things that would kill/cripple/maim a regular human is what they do.

>> No.18693216

>>18693172
The ratio is crazy (and makes no fucking sense when they gave us both forces numbers to begin with) but I suppose the fact that the Tau literally went batshit and probably didn't even bother with guns might have something to do with it. They way it's written makes me think they were dropping their weapons, pulling out honor blades, and jumping on the Marines.

>> No.18693220

>>18693206
Obviously to facilitate escapes like this one, future restraints will have modifications to resist acid, as well everything in the room they are in.

>> No.18693231

>>18693201
This is false according to the fluff in RT.

>> No.18693233

>>18693201
>Using table-top mechanics in a discussion of the fluff
Hurr, durr, all the raging fire warriors counted as one massive unit and the space marines killed one and Sweeping Advanced the others.

>> No.18693242

you could never capture a space marine. Every moment you spend having him "captured," he will be trying to force you into a situation where you have to kill him, or he will kill you.

>> No.18693246

>>18693216
It's called "wank". Even with those odds, there is nothing, no system, except one author masturbating, that shows that as being remotely possible.

>>18693233
Actually I was using a reference from a book. 6 fire warriors couldn't make a marine explode on the table top, hell, they could all rapid fire and barely kill 1, much less make him explode.
>>18693231
I got it from a book. Deal with it.

>> No.18693253

>>18693201
They as in the pulse gun explode or the Space Marine explode?
>>18693216
Now that make more sense because >Tau >Close Combat and all. That would easily explain where the 500+ death on the Tau side come from and make me wonder how would a Space Marine even get hurt being hit by ceremonial knife.

>> No.18693254

>>18693211
Yet we have Traitor Legions and Dark Eldar capturing Loyalist Space Marines by the boat load.

The Space Marine can survive a lot of things but it is not guaranteed that he can continue fighting after suffering a couple of serious blows.

>> No.18693259

>>18693246
> Even with those odds, there is nothing, no system, except one author masturbating, that shows that as being remotely possible.

Except

For

You know

The example I just gave that justified it

>> No.18693266

>>18693259
... I mentioned that didn't I? Yes? Then shut the fuck up.

>> No.18693280

>>18693254
The only way to capture a Spehss Muhren is to dogpile him with your own forces until they form a sort of living restraint, at which point you manacle him. This is obviously easier for traitor marines than dark space faggots.

>> No.18693291

>>18693266
>... I mentioned that didn't I?

Uh

No you didn't

>> No.18693304

>>18693291
>except one author masturbating
Yes, I did.

>> No.18693306

>>18693266
This guy's right. It's not like Warhammer 40k lore isn't full of Space Marines just wading through hordes of hundreds of lesser foes and taking little to no damage.

>> No.18693330

>>18693060
Jesus fuckshit. Marine wank is ridiculous. At tiems like these I wonder how in the hell 40k is supposed to appeal to non-marine players when 90% of all battles are depicted as hilarious wank curbstomps in which every faction loses horribly and hilariously to the marines. Even more fucking insane considering many of the enemies the marines go against, such as Eldar and Dark Eldar are going to be vastly more experienced then the marines, given an ounce of common sense.

>> No.18693340

>>18693306
excuse me, sir, but space marines are vulnerable to blue, and tau guns shoot blue shit, ergo dead mahreens

>> No.18693343

>>18693330
I like playing the underdog. All the marine wank makes the occasional victory against them all the sweeter.

>> No.18693347

>>18693330
Every single faction has stupid shit like that.

>> No.18693367

>>18693347
Except daemons. Practically all the battle entries in the daemon codex result in horrible horrible losses for chaos, including the shit kicking in of supposedly powerful named greater daemons.

>> No.18693370

>>18693330
Except you know. Every faction codex got story like that. Victory against unbeatable odds, Great feat of combat, Killing heroes from another faction and etc etc.
>>18693340
What about Ultramahreen?

>> No.18693387

>>18693367
They still got to slaughter an entire Craftworld.

>> No.18693391
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>>18693216
>The ratio is crazy
Deathwatch is crazy

>>18693246
>Actually I was using a reference from a book
yeah so was the original image I used

here's another;
>three hundred marines
>eliminating the entire armed forces of a (heavily defended) world
>well over 1:500 kill ratio, considering just the two weapon stations had 15,000 men.. and then they go after the PDF

And get this; this one's from GW rather than FFG. You may not like it, but Spess Merhens are the best and they've (likely) been so for longer than you've been playing

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>>18693370
The Ultramarines have overcome and mastered this weakness and they themselves have ascended to being blue.

Thus the Ultramarines are the greatest of them all. For they are truly invulnerable

>> No.18693421

>>18693391

Then why bother playing a non-marine army, or 40k at all, if it's obvious in both tabletop and lore that a single army is massively favored over every other faction? How can fans of 40k justify something like this and pass it off as acceptable, or even desirable?

>> No.18693435

>>18693370
>>18693347
No, they don't. The Eldar are shown to be complete retards in their own books (seriously, warp spiders against a predator? What the fuck?) and everyone gets to kill the Avatar, even in their book. The Tau battles tend to be a bit closer to the way they should be: the numbers are appropriate, they get swamped by IG, Nids, and Orks, but they outnumber about everyone else. Etc.

>>18693391
Well aware of that, but it's one time where the author basically jerks off onto a page and sells it to everyone. Which is bad for business and basically impossible because of everything else shown.

Typically those numbers include guys who are lucky to have functioning las guns, not Tau fire warriors.

>> No.18693450

>>18693421
They should stop being dishonest and just make it Space Marine 40k, because this shit has been ludicrous for years now.

>> No.18693458

>>18693391
To be fair, those 15k men were not all soldiers, and it is just as likely that they destroyed them with strike cruisers and boarding parties using demo charges than killing all 15k men one at a time.

>> No.18693459

>>18693421
they don't. most of us are actually pretty vocal about the bs of it all.

>> No.18693464

>>18693391
>An Inquisitor is the one who points out that some dudes are bat shit when it comes to using force

Irony

>>18693421
Because I don't give a fuck if some author in some book I don't have to read wrote that some Marines killed every single Ork on planet X without breaking a sweat.

"OH NO SOME DUDE WROTE HOW THESE MARINES KILLED MY DUDES"

"I CAN NO LONGER GO ON LIVING"

>> No.18693476

>>18693464
Too bad the games reflect those retarded odds. I could out-point a space wolf player 2 to 1 using Tau and probably still be outgunned.

>> No.18693491

>>18693435
>warp spiders against a predator?
Back in the day, deathspinners would ruin shit.

>> No.18693501

>>18693464
> I don't have to read wrote
what?

>> No.18693505

>>18693491
Yeah, too bad they didn't do shit in the fluff either, the spiders just got murdered.

>> No.18693507

>>18693476
Your codex being based on outmoded line of thinking has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with it, does it?

>> No.18693508

You guys are talking about how each faction has its own bullshit victory, right?

Where are the tau major victories? Where is their avatar kill?

>> No.18693514

>>18693507
Yet we -HAVE TO HAVE 40 BILLION MARINE BOOKS- don't we?

>> No.18693515

>>18693508

The Tau killed Slaanesh.

>> No.18693521

>>18693507

And that codex being based on an outmoded line of thinking because said company has a gigaboner for muhreens and wants them to remain the top dog faction, resulting in continuous updates for Space Marine Codexes and a giant "Fuck You" to the other armies has nothing to do with said faction sucking?

>> No.18693523

>>18693505
Except that classically, deathspinners in all their varieties would ruin vehicles outright, provided they could close the gap.
Are you using poor military strategy on part of the author as an argument against the book? Do we need to go back to the landraider armor argument?

>> No.18693534

>>18693435
>Well aware of that, but it's one time where the author basically jerks off onto a page and sells it to everyone. Which is bad for business and basically impossible because of everything else shown.
pray tell, what is this "everything else" that's being shown?

>Typically those numbers include guys who are lucky to have functioning las guns, not Tau fire warriors.
A world wealthy enough to have two orbital defense stations is going to have a decent PDF. And those Tau Fire Warriors are a match for guardsmen, not marines. The Tau codex even mentions that the Space Marines needed to be countered by battlesuit troops during the Damocles crusade.

>>18693421
>Then why bother playing a non-marine army, or 40k at all
because I enjoy the lore for several of the races and they're fun to play in game

>if it's obvious in both tabletop and lore that a single army is massively favored over every other faction?
but they aren't. The codex ratio for marines/not-marines was at it's worst in third edition and is actually much improved currently, despite what the haters say.

>How can fans of 40k justify something like this and pass it off as acceptable, or even desirable?
Because some of us actually enjoy our hobby.

But I'll ask you a question; This lore is old as dirt. Space Marines have been unstoppable avatars of destruction since 2nd edition rolled around. The only reason they aren't winning everything and killing all the aliums is because they're horribly outnumbered and can't do everything at once.

Now, you came into the hobby knowing this. If it bothers you so much; why don't you just quit? Are you a masochist?

>> No.18693546

>>18693476
Yes the SW Codex is way better than Tau.

Yes I'll loose to my friend who plays SW with my Orks more than I'll win.

But I don't care because I have fun playing with friends using different things and, eventually, my Codex in turn will be updated. The (vanilla) Marine 'Dex isn't even that amazing. Two out of four of my Xenos armies are arguably better than them.

Frankly half the time I'm pretty sure people on /tg/ never play 40K, only look at netlists online, and only go by what everyone on the internet says.

>> No.18693561

>>18693534

I did quit the hobby. I stopped playing Spess Wuhlves back in third edition because the game gets boring when all you see in lore is the creators going "YEAH YOU'RE AWESOME FOR PICKING THIS ARMY LET ME SUCK YOUR DICK MORE" and then they turn to your opponents and go "FUCK YOU YOUR ARMY SUCKS AND YOU SUCK BUY MARINES". Nowadays, I play WH Fantasy, since at least they don't have as much singular-target dick sucking.

>> No.18693579

>>18693523
>except classically
Guess what asshole: THIS CLEARLY ISN'T THE CLASSIC MODEL ANYMORE.

>>18693534
All the other times marines fight Tau? Are you that retarded? In every fight, outside of that one, the Tau tend to shoot the piss out of marines.

An individual fire warrior is better than a guardsman, but not better than a marine, only because the marine has better armor. A fire warrior in a crisis suit should kick a marines ass so goddamn hard, the marine should be able to taste the suit's foot, but here they are getting murdered in droves, as if no fire warrior in that battle had a suit. Which is another huge error, there is no cadre of 500 fire warriors without suits of any kind. Simply isn't done.

>> No.18693597

>>18693508
See every Imperial Armor book that has Tau in it, where they defeat Imperial forces wholesale, even ones that specialize in the kind of battles they were committed to.
>>18693521
Are you implying that BA/SW/GK didn't need an update, despite most of them being stuck in 3rd edition books compared to others? Tell DE players that their army didn't need an update, it was good enough with it's monobuild and your xeno army of choice which has enjoyed steady updates over the years is more important.
The only army I expected to get updated with every edition is SMs, and that is because 40k has ALWAYS been about SMs from the start.

>> No.18693598

Continued from here:
>>18693330
Every codex depiction I have read so far shows the Marines in a favorable light, even if they lose. The authors seem to be consistantly underselling the various xeno armies when they go up against the marines, even in their own book. Off the top of my mind, in the Dark Eldar codex, the Salamanders hold off the entire military might of Commorragh long enough to escape. Includes such gems as space marines ignoring the poison from splinter rifles and drop pods shooting down Dark Eldar fighters. Reading the battle, it almost comes off as a victory for the marines, the way they cut their way through the city. It's a fucking ridiculous trend.

>> No.18693604

>>18693561
>giving a shit what it says in the fluff
ISHIGGYSHIGGYSHIG

>> No.18693612

God I hate tau so much it is the worst decision GW ever made. They opened up the entire game to Communist/weeboo faggotry and we can never hear the end of it.
Yes i'm drunk.

>> No.18693615

>>18693546
I played since 3rd, then I realized that every other codex was going to be a marine codex, and quit. That's a fucking terrible business model. I'd rather play something cheaper, that I don't need 100s of models for, and is actually something resembling balanced.

>>18693597
They could have been updated in a single book, at least the BA/SW. GK could have been done in a single Inquisition book, maybe we could have Arbites (raucous laughter), and maybe they'd piss less people off (even more raucous laughter), but at very least we'd see the non-marines getting some love.

>> No.18693616

>>18693280
>Still calling Eldar and Dark Eldar space faggots.
>2012
I seriously hope you guys don't do this.

>> No.18693629

I don't get what everyone is bitching about. Humanity had enough tech at one stage to SUBDUE THE ENTIRE FUCKING UNIVERSE. Comprende? They are obviously extremely advanced. Compared to most other races they are the peak of warfare. In saying that though, the eldar should be many, many , many times more powerful than they are now. I mean, seriously, if you trained in martial arts for 10 even 15 years, devoting all of your time and effort towards it, you are going to be VERY fucking efficient at what you do. Now, imagine training for 100 years, even 500 years. Get my point?

>> No.18693641

>>18693612
WHACHU DRINKIN

>> No.18693645

>>18693629
>SUBDUE THE ENTIRE FUCKING UNIVERSE
Wut.

>> No.18693646

>>18693598
>the Salamanders hold off the entire military might of Commorragh long enough to escape
>all of one of the single most powerful places, likely boasting more powerful defenses than Terra
Dude, you are going full retard. The only reason they were able to get there OR escape is because Vect allowed them to.

>> No.18693647

>>18693629
Except the fact that they didn't, even at their peak they still had the orks, eldar, and tyranids to deal with. That was before the necrons woke up.

>> No.18693651

>>18693598

Wasn't that battle manipulated by a certain group of the dark eldar to make it so that their enemies got wiped out, and that they themselves didn't care that much about the space marines? I'll agree that it sounded retarded in ways but it wasn't just the marines kicking ass it was dark eldar manipulating the field to get more dark eldar killed.

>> No.18693655

>>18693647
It was also before the tyranids arrived.

>> No.18693659

>>18693655
Lah-dee-fucking-dah, they couldn't conquer the galaxy, much less the universe.

>> No.18693670

>>18693659
Calm the fuck down asshole.

I just wanted to correct that one fucking fact.

I agree with you jackass.

>> No.18693717

>>18693507
Tau really don't get many victories. Not even the consolatory Sisters of battle Victory. Hell, the Grey Knights even had one of those, and they are Imperial.

>> No.18693729

>>18693717

...

but they killed Slaanesh.

>> No.18693731

>>18693717
>Entire splinter fleet with zero casualties

>> No.18693733

>>18693629

The reason Eldar aren't impossibly skilled warriors is that their frail bodies demand weeks recuperating from broken bones after every training session. This also tends to lead Eldar to become bakers and such, rather than howling bone-injuries.

>> No.18693739

>>18693733

But Eldar are physically superior to normal humans in every way.

>> No.18693740

>>18693717
Tau have to be shown as shit otherwise the fan wankery from tau players would be insufferable. Thing is tau players really believe tau are the greater good commies because tau players are commies. GW balances out their stiffy over a commie faction by highlighting how hilariously naive space commies are in 40k.

>> No.18693757

>>18693651
The entire battle was nothing but Dark Eldar gettign killed, no matter how you spin it.At the end of the day, Vect's grand coup boils down to getting a bunch of Space Marines to kill everything like only Space Marines are allowed to do. And at the end of everything, the Space Marines get away instead of getting dogpiled and wiped out by the entire Dark Eldar race like one would expect.

>> No.18693765

>>18693757
Wasn't it only one house and any stranglers that came by?

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>>18693561
>I did quit the hobby.
then it would be in your best interest to just ignore 40k threads

because this probably isn't good for your blood pressure.

>>18693579
>In every fight, outside of that one, the Tau tend to shoot the piss out of marines.
What, like the Zeist campaign? The Damocles campaign?

>An individual fire warrior is better than a guardsman,
An individual fire-warrior is better than a guardsman by virtue of his equipment ONLY. Physically speaking they're worse off, and they're about the same in terms of shooting accuracy despite all their gear.

>but not better than a marine, only because the marine has better armor.
haha, fuck no. Yes the armour is better, but the body, mind and training are also (vastly) superior. Not to mention levels of experience.

>A fire warrior in a crisis suit should kick a marines ass so goddamn hard
Space Marines and Battlesuits are shown to be on relatively equal terms in the fluff, actually.

>Which is another huge error, there is no cadre of 500 fire warriors without suits of any kind. Simply isn't done.
bit more than 500 in that cadre, bro. Theoretically speaking a Deathwatch Killteam has anywhere from 5-10 members. The excerpt mentions -three full killteams- being deployed. That's thirty marines. With an average of about 500 kills you're looking at 15,000 total confirmed kills.

And since this was a surprise raid on an Ethereal's encampment.. there being a lack of suits isn't too surprising. As far as we know the bulk of the Tau forces could have been lured into an engagement so the Kill Teams would have an easier time of it

>this whole thread

>> No.18693768

>>18693740

Why such hatred towards the Tau and their fans?

Damn...I don't even play 40K but I feel sorry for them if they have to deal with that much hate.

>> No.18693795

>>18693766

>Physically speaking they're worse off, and they're about the same in terms of shooting accuracy despite all their gear.

Strictly speaking, the Tau Fire Warriors NEED the gear in order to be as good as a guardsman at shooting. They don't have very good depth perception.

>> No.18693817

>>18693795
Depth Perception is not that important for long distance shooting.

>> No.18693830

>>18693757
You do realize that they were killing the dregs of Commoragh, the biker gangs and the low lifes at the bottom of the city, not the wych cults, trueborns, haemonculi that make up the real military power of the Deldar, right?
Your lack of comprehension of the setting is giving you just enough to come here and bitch.

>> No.18693854

>>18693768
Because Tau fans comprise one of the vocal segments of the fanbase that seriously grate, up there with chaos faggots and overenthusiastic ork players.

>> No.18693868

>>18693757

That's because Vect is smart enough to know Space Marines can kill all his foes and there's nothing the Dark Eldar can do about it.

I don't get why people don't realize Space Marines are just that good, that they ARE canonically better than their shitty xeno army of choice.

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>>18693854
Excuse me, scum.

I find the MANLY TEARS BALLS OF STEEL guardsmen fans to be the most annoying thing ever.

>> No.18693886

>>18693830
They were explicitely killing everyone dipshit. Or did you miss the whole part where several of the eladers were assassinated in the middle of the battle, while fighting the Marines.

Also, Dark Eldar biker gangs are a far cry from 'dregs', dumbass. I suggest you look up the entries for 'Reavers' and 'Hellions' as well while you are at it. They are a quite a bit mroe competent then your average Imperial PDF.

Additionally, Dark Eldar 'Bikers' are members of the Wych cults, cretin.

>> No.18693888

>>18693830

They fought the forces of the three most powerful Archons, and the crew of one battered Salamanders strike cruiser took on and defeated everything the Archon sent there, further even Vect knew they'd defeat everything DE sent in (so he sent in traitors but the point about SM owning DE stands).

>> No.18693896

>>18693878

Or Sisterfags. Fuck that shit.

>> No.18693943

>>18693886
Wych cult are they apart of? Boom tis.

>> No.18693969

>>18693886
>>18693830
Would you guys please stop arguing about meaningless bullshit? I guarantee you the people who are paid to write this crap so they can sell figures to kids do not give even one tenth of the fucks you guys do.

That goes for everybody else, too...

>> No.18693976

>>18693854
Wait a second did you say vocal?

I never seen any vocal taufags here the only thing I see on a regular basis is the constant complaining about the weeabo tau.

>> No.18693980

>>18693969
>Would you guys please stop arguing about meaningless bullshit?
you must be new here

>> No.18693989

>>18693976
I'm sorry, the 7 Tau players I had to deal with for 2 years say otherwise.
The 3 remaining ones are quiet now. Ave Imperator, bitches.

>> No.18693993

>>18693766
I'd tell you to read a fight involving the Tau Empire against Space Marines, but you're clearly illiterate.

Damocles, Zeist, Taros Campaign, pretty much every book they are in, the RPGs, and the tabletop before GW got a marine stuffed up it's ass. Al with a few exceptions naturally, otherwise we wouldn't be having this stupid-ass conversation.

>Space Marines and Battlesuits are shown to be on relatively equal terms in the fluff, actually.
Marines outnumber battlesuits in every engagement, when numbers are applied, the suits and marines are equal, when it's just 1 suit against 1 marine, the suit wins every time.

>bit more than 500 in that cadre, bro. Theoretically speaking a Deathwatch Killteam has anywhere from 5-10 members. The excerpt mentions -three full killteams- being deployed. That's thirty marines. With an average of about 500 kills you're looking at 15,000 total confirmed kills.
Yes, which is even more retarded, no tau force has ever been 15,000, unless you include mercenaries.

That makes even less goddamn sense, there would always be crisis suits to guard an ethereal, because not even the Tau are that fucking retarded.

>> No.18694007

>>18693989

This post is a clear example of how tau wank is actually imagined up by imperialwankers to justify their wankery.

>> No.18694071

>>18694007
I'd post the thread cap, but it's old. Someone else can.

>> No.18694107

rolled 44 = 44

Something many seem to be forgetting is that it could be kills to casualties.

It's possible that a few marines were lost. Assuming anywhere in the ballpark of 2 to 10 marines lost as casualties in the fight, that puts a rather more reasonable sized force of 1000-5000 Tau forces in the fight.

>> No.18694128

>>18693993
>I'd tell you to read a fight involving the Tau Empire against Space Marines, but you're clearly illiterate.
uh oh, strawman alert.

>Marines outnumber battlesuits in every engagement, when numbers are applied, the suits and marines are equal, when it's just 1 suit against 1 marine, the suit wins every time.
What? No, actually. They've got an advantage in firepower and their jump jets.. but the marines are still more experienced, more physically and mentally able and better trained. If you're going to take "1v1 faggot" as your standard just about everything in 40k has killed another thing from 40k in single combat.

>Yes, which is even more retarded, no tau force has ever been 15,000, unless you include mercenaries.
you got any proof to back up your claim? You want to fight the eternal war, 15,000 is chump change

>That makes even less goddamn sense, there would always be crisis suits to guard an ethereal, because not even the Tau are that fucking retarded.
The Tau send willing emissaries to the Dark Eldar. They're that retarded.

>>18694007
There's two groups of Tau players;

Reasonably normal players who happen to play tau... and the rabid fanboys. The same is true of every army. What's interesting to note is that the Tau fanboys are more vocal in person than any other

>but you're just imagining it to justify your imperial wan-
I've toured the US and Canada (for work) with my Tau in the trunk. They're that bad. And -everywhere-. It's like some kind of cult that you're assumed to have joined up with if you play Tau.

>> No.18694160

>>18694128
No my friend tau send emissaries to the tyranids. They make "cultural exchanges" with the Dark Eldar consisting of tau citizens.

I'd like to hear a story where the Tau hold a banquet for the Necrons only to be harvested by said Necrons.

>> No.18694174

>>18694107
No it doesn't. Standard Tau hunter cadres have 6 fire warrior (that's no more than 72 dudes) squads backed up by other units including crisis suits.

>>18694128
>What? No, actually. They've got an advantage in firepower and their jump jets.. but the marines are still more experienced, more physically and mentally able and better trained. If you're going to take "1v1 faggot" as your standard just about everything in 40k has killed another thing from 40k in single combat.
Experience, physical ability, and mental ability is trumped by vastly superior technology. Read the book 1632 if you want an example.

>you got any proof to back up your claim? You want to fight the eternal war, 15,000 is chump change
The Tau Empire codex, where it shows all the variations on the Tau Hunter Cadre. The Tau Empire isn't very big, so the largest number of non-mercenaries we've ever seen on a single field was 9k.

>The Tau send willing emissaries to the Dark Eldar. They're that retarded.
They don't know shit about the races in the galaxy, the Dark Eldar seemed like nice guys, but they aren't stupid enough to leave an Ethereal unguarded.

>What's interesting to note is that the Tau fanboys are more vocal in person than any other
No, they really aren't.

>It's like some kind of cult that you're assumed to have joined up with if you play Tau.
Same with every faction. With the Orks you are a immature jackass. With the Eldar you are a whiny jackass. Etc.

>> No.18694202

>>18694128
The Tau have special bodyguard crisis suits to defend their VIPs and please don't confuse ignorance with retardation.

>It's like some kind of cult that you're assumed to have joined up with if you play Tau.

You see the Tau fans are prejudiced and victimized by the other fans. This is unacceptable!

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>>18694174
Here's a picture I found, since I don't want to dig out a digital copy of the Tau codex and start working on it.

Do you see what's in every one of those cadres? Here, I'll help you: -CRISIS BATTLESUITS-.

>> No.18694262

>>18694211

So a shitty pic dug up from the internets proves something?

GW source or fuck off.

>> No.18694283

>>18694128
>I've toured the US and Canada (for work) with my Tau in the trunk. They're that bad. And -everywhere-.

No they aren't, just a bit of bullshit you made up to justify your imperial wankery. Did you for a second believe anyone would find your ramblings convincing?

>> No.18694337

>>18694283
Some facts about the Tau.
They have a "Greater Good" Utopian ideology.
This gives a massive hard on to people who love Utopian ideologies (ie communists big hint)
Tau have really good guns and tech.
Str 5 weapons as standard this immediately pushed marines str 4 bolters aside.
Tau have a squeaky clean aesthetic.
More besides.
What it leads to is tau wankery.
There is also no such thing as "imperial wankery" as all there was before the tau was 40k.

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>>18694262
Fine, assclown. Behold. Now cease your retardation.

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>>18694337
...

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>The Zeist Campaign sees the Imperium take back the worlds they lost in the Tau Third Sphere Expansion. The highly successful Campaign is led by Captain Cato Sicarius of the Ultramarines' 2nd Company, along with elements from at least nine other Chapters and Imperial Guard Regiments. A thrust into the Tau Empire could not be sanctioned however, as the forces were recalled to their other duties.
>this includes Taros, in case you're wondering

>> No.18694387

>>18693993

The tarros campaign was 140 space marines vs thousands of tau and an unknown amount of PDF soldiers.

The tau won due to their "heavy support and wight in numbers", it even says in the beginning that the Avenging Sons were doing a risking strategy as they lacked any heavy support, so when the Tau bombared them in their tanks they were forced to hold their grounds.

>> No.18694397

>>18694387
By the logic in this thread, it should have only taken a single marine to kill all of those tau/mercenaries/pdf. The Marines also weren't alone in that fight.

>> No.18694427

>>18694337

>no such thing as an imperial wankery
But that's wrong you faggot.

>strict caste systems and absolute rulers are communism, tau players are communists and wankers, hurf durf ave imperator, I beat the shit out of four tau players until they stopped being so communist
Even /stormfront/ would find that kind of thinking retarded.

>> No.18694443

>>18694397

Where does it say the Avenging Sons had any support when assaulting the governor's palace? I know the imperial guard were present during the Taros campaign but not that they aided the Avenging Sons.

>> No.18694446

>>18694427
Oh god fuck off. Criticism of Communism = white supremacist stormfront.
I'm also jewish. Please fucking kill yourself you Commie asshole.
This is why people do not like tau players you are political assholes.
I actually had a tau player who is a self confessed communist call me a nazi because i implied the tau were communists (which he said was the reason he plays them)
People hate you because of these stupid situations.

>> No.18694464

>>18693739
No they are more agile and have quicker reactions. But in terms of strength and endurance they are on the same level if not below that of humans

>> No.18694468

>>18694443
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Taros_Campaign#.T4fwu9nwBuI
The Tau had to fight the Avenging Sons, the IG, the Raptors chapter (3rd and 6th company), 4 warhound titans, Assassins, and all the other shit on that list. Not -JUST- a company and a half of Avenging Sons space marines. The battle for the Governor's palace wasn't the only part of the campaign.

>> No.18694478

This thread is an example of why I avoid playing 40k outside of friends. all this faggotry by all parties is mind numbing

>> No.18694487

>>18693878
While the BALLS OF STEEL guardfags are annoying they are nothing compared to the Eldarfags who constantly whines about how they lose every battle even though they have ridiculous shit like one guy killing an entire splinter fleet and a single troupe of Harlequins killing and entire regiment in a fortress.

>> No.18694521

>>18694478
You know who is to blame?

>Ward

>> No.18694525

>>18694446
>communist says he plays the Tau because they're communist
>anon implies Tau are communist
>communist calls him fascist
Hmmm... something tells me your account of that conversation is self-serving bullshit. I suspect what you actually said was more like:
>Hurrr, commie! America best! America top! Imperium America! Kill commies! Hurr!

>> No.18694526

>>18694487
What Eldarfags want:


>Altharius, which meant in the ancient inscrutable Eldar tongue The Most Elegant of Nobility in The Arts of Graceful Warfare and Majestic Pottery pointed his elegant weapon at the apish space marines, the squad ripped apart by a graceful hail of deadly shuriken fire, the advanced psycho reactive monomolecular wraithbone edges ripped apart their crude armor like a swarm of vengeful wraithbees defending their spirithoney from the starbears of ancient Eldar mythology.

>Still for every crudely clad clunky stupid clumsy monkey marine killed, a dozen swarmed in to take its place. Their clumsy boxcars puttered slowly towards the elegant firing lines of the most ancient eldritch elegant Eldar, blown away by graceful deadly brilliant lances of energy from the vengeful lances of the glorious guardian squad Thethaliusomis which meant in the ancient Eldar tongue The Squad of Most Righteous Invincible Unwavering Noble Craftsmen Who Craft Death as Elegantly As Their Earthenware.

>Altharius danced gracefully through the clumsy bolts belched by the marine's crude gun, if such a clumsy device could even be called a weapon, dispatching one after another with elegant sweeps of his monomolecular finely crafted gem encrusted graceful blade made from the psychoreactive wraithbone, testament to the Eldar psychic and technological mastery.

>A stray bolt shell farted through the air and struck Altharius upon his noble chest, but the amazing psycho reactive wraithbone armor of the Eldar which was as flexible as the most sheer silk elegantly shifted and hardened harder than the hardest of hardturtles of ancient Eldar mythology to deflect the crude monkeyshot, veering it into the face of another clumsy marine standing beside him.

>> No.18694530

>>18694526
>Altharius then somersaulted through the air dancing across the sky like the great elegant hunting falcons of Eldar mythology and in his descent his elegant heel caved in the helmet of one of the crude armor clad monkeys and used the building momentum to spin cartwheeling towards the leader of the marines, a great ugly brute with crooked teeth and a lazy eye and ruddy wrinkly skin his crude armor garishly covered in seals and with the crudely banged out symbol of his clumsy god emperor scrawled upon his crude armor. The simple creature's dumb farm animal eyes widened in fear as the spinning whirlwind of eldritch ancient elegant destruction spun towards him and in a graceful flash of majestic advanced wraithbone he was cut cleanly in two by the elegant gem encrusted monomolecular edge. Its kidneys, backup kidneys, secondary kidneys, and deluxe double black kidneys all fell out of his body with a disgusting ploop.

>Their leader dead, the marines hopped back into their boxes and puttered away, but there would be no escape for the crude monkeys as their clumsy retreat was cut apart by an elegant hail of deadly monomolecular shuriken discs and graceful lances of light that cut through the air like the legendary glowwyrms of Eldar mythology which once aided The Ancient Mythological Eldar God Vaul as he got lost in the spiritwoods in the legendary mythologies of the Eldar's ancient past.

>Altharius was glad the war was over and looked forward to returning to walking the graceful path of the potter which staved off the temptations of Slaanesh but he walked a razor's edge between indulgence and the trappings of the path which the brilliant Eldar mind could fall to such was the tragedy of his people.

>> No.18694535

I just realized that 40k would be an awesome mod for Shogun 2: TW. The combat only need minor tweaks.

>> No.18694564

>>18694525
Nazis aren't fascist and I'm not American. You are a leftist fool go to /pol/ and stay there.

>> No.18694585
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>>18694525
pic related it's you and every Tau player ever.

>> No.18694590
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So you wanna Know what the best thing about playing Tau are? Telling the Rabid ones you Play the Enclaves and watch their faces.

Long story short
> Enclaves FTW, FUCK Empire Taufags.

>> No.18694595

>>18694590
Farsight tau are the only good tau.

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>>18694590
Thanks for your solidarity and support Bond Brother.

I do not know which is worst these Be'gel fools or you guys.

>> No.18694613

>>18694610
Shoot yourself, infidel.

>> No.18694617

>>18694590
Empire player here. My frustration comes only from your smugness. The only Enclave Tau players I've seen do so to be Cool And Edgy And Anarchist, and are the sort of people that find that sort of thing appealing - obviously, not the most stand-up of people.

>> No.18694625

I will use this thread to demonstrate why certain Tau players are so hated.

"WHY ARE WE SO HATED"
"well I can't speak for all but I did have a bad personal experience with quite a few Tau players"
"NO THAT DIDN"T HAPPEN"
"what the fuck? I said It was a personal experience, how the fuck would you know?"
"LOLOLOL DIDN'T HAPPEN IMP FAGGOTS"
"but I didn't even…fuck this shit"

Protip, when you hear a personal experience story about that guy in 40k, remind them that it's only personal, not general. Don't give them another confirmed that guy.

>> No.18694629
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>>18694610
Farsight is rising, Etherials, soon the Tau Empire shall be torn asunder!

>> No.18694636

>>18694625
hell, you can use that as an example of why ANY army player is hated if you mix the words around.
It just seems Tau get a heavier focus.

>> No.18694660

>>What will happen to him?
HE GETS KILLED! BECAUSE IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE 40TH MILLENNIUM THERE IS ONLY KILLING AND BOREDOM!

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>2cents
i always get bummed when i see people taking 40k fluff seriously, i mean warham is tons of fun, but it's like watching starship troopers. if you're taking it seriously, and trying to use logic, you're missing the whole point, all the fun.

Tau players just seem to suffer becuase the tau have the nearest fluff to what could pass as serious, and it just doesnt fit...

basically, if orks were on one side of the spectrum, tau would be on the other. tyranid are pretty close to tau as well, but tyranid have the benefit of being monsters, so while they're not really over the top rofl they get the whole "Alien, Aliens, and all the sequels" karma. I'd probably put a race like eldar after tyranid, then necron, maybe in the middle then space marines off to the ork side, with imperial guard moving heavily into ork-roflness.


Basically fluff wise... play necron or eldar if you want people to not be jewish either way. if you want your lore to be wacky as sin, play ig, sm, and orks. if you want to pretend to have serious lore, play tau, and if you want to be a fucking monster, well then you've got tyranid.

>necron player

>> No.18694685

>>18694636

Because so many Tau players have a persecution complex that most other players give up trying to reason with them and just presume they do until proven otherwise. I mean, there are some whiny-ass fucks out there, but the consistent worst have been Tau players as well. Not to mention that you don't even HAVE to say all Tau players are cocks, but as soon as you start saying one is a cock and also Tau, they turn it into all Tau players are cocks. That is fucking annoying.

>> No.18694686

Tau players are the same players that call space marines fascists.
I can't recall space marines ever being referred to as such pre-tau.

>> No.18694689
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>>18694526
>>18694530
>Dem Eldars, man. Dem Eldars

>> No.18694696

>>18694617
Those people tend to play Chaos. Although that doesn't mean all Chaos players are like that.

>> No.18694700

>>18694696
Around here, they play Farsight. And if they see someone playing non-Farsight Tau, they will take the time to inform them just how wrong it's being done.

>> No.18694704

rolled 4, 5 = 9

Testing dice roll

>> No.18694710

>>18694686

I'm pretty sure that the obvious fascist iconography and obvious fascist parallels and direct statements by game makers that the Imperium was a parody of the fascistic trends in pop scifi works like Starship Troopers and Dune made saying it to Imperial players irrelevant.

>> No.18694711

>>18694700
Those guys really sound like faggots. Like some of the biggest faggots on Earth. Not only are they Anarchist, something only angsty teens and complete lunatics are, but then this!? God damn it!

>> No.18694714

>>18694617
>My frustration comes only from your smugness

I know, right?

I feel some times that the Farsight Crowd exist only to grind my nerves. Their contemptible ''Look at me I am such Rebel'' and ''Tookool4skool'' attitude is tiresome.

>>18694629
Ha!

A handful of worlds beset by Orks are threat to the Empire? Oh please...the only place O'Shovah will rise to is a well padded cell in T'au.


>Space Marine prisonor

''Space Marines. They will pay for Damocles!''

To the Tau all Space Marines are war criminals by default.

The fate of the prisoner Astrates will be execution or imprisonment for life. Either way the Earth Caste will make use of him in their research.

>> No.18694717
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>>18693009
Sorry your thread got derailed byt these ass clowns OP, tough break.
in consolation his a picture of tau girl in a crisis suit.
you enjoy that.

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>>18694714
>A handful of worlds beset by Orks are threat to the Empire?
Small sparks light great fires, my naive xeno friend. There are powers in the galaxy beyond your comprehension and ability to control.

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>Man srsy guise I play Enclaves because i am teh full on punk anarcy in da uk ect ect.

Nope I play them because I enjoy his personal fluff and such, People can call me a commie for playing Tau all they like until they are as blue as a member of the Tau themselves still will not make me a Commie.

I also play marines Flesh Tearers to be exact but yeah(completely besides the point here). I like the Enclaves because they get alot less Derp fluff due to the Derp fluff mostly comes from a/multiple Ethereal doing derp things.

I would also put BALLSOFSTEEL/WEARETEHUNDERDOGS IG fanboys on the Same level as tantrum throwing WETHEGOODGUISE Tau Fanboys as the most vocal of the 40k fanbase.

I am just Sad we can never have a decent Tau thread without it desolving into a giant shitfit from some fanboys of either side.

>> No.18694774

>>18694749
Welcome to 40k, where escalation of retarded arguments over imaginary stories is the norm.

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>>18694725
Not a spark. It is just an echo.

An echo from the past. A reminder of the darkness that dwells within all Tau. An echo of the Mont'au the Great Terror.

This echo will fall on deaf ears for the Tau are ever faithful to their wise Ethereals and the Greater Good.

>There are powers in the galaxy beyond your comprehension and ability to control.

Nothing is beyond the wisdom of Tau'va and there is nothing the villains of this galaxy can do to stop the noble Tau from achieving their promised destiny.

>> No.18694786

>tau pulse rifles slice through marines

As a tau player let me tell you, not in any fluff I have read, and most definately not in gameplay.

Goddam sue-marines.

>> No.18694791
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Not even a primach can stop the power of the Aether.

>> No.18694815

>>18694487
Nids don't count, we all know that.

Marine kills are the only thing that matter

>> No.18694821

>>18694749
>I am just Sad we can never have a decent Tau thread without it desolving into a giant shitfit from some fanboys of either side.

I blame the Imperials.

They are always on the offensive and we honest Tau supporters are most of the time on the defensive. Look at me as an example each time I open my mouth a dozen Imperials jump straight into my throat.

>> No.18694833

>>18694821
>fire warriors.png

>> No.18694842

Pain, unbearable pain took hold of Brother Remilus as he tried to drag himself back into a cover. Combat drugs and stimulants kept flowing into his body, barely keeping him from blacking out. He gritted his teeth as he pulled himself behind a wreckage of what used to be a predator battle tank. Leaning against its blackened hull, Remilus struggled to breath. His ribs were broken, piercing his lungs, courtesy of a crisis battle suit, his primary heart was damaged and disabled, his secondary heart strainning to control his blood circulation. How long it had been? Remilus tried to breathe again, forcing another breath as his hands moved onto his helmet, tearing it and dropping the broken helmet to ground. A cool breeze caressed his face. Remilus looked at the red sky, his blue eyes searching the clouds for signs from the chapters fleet, and he found none.

_____________________________________

Shas Aen Ra gaze swept across the battlefield. Imperial forces had been scattered and crushed under the firepower of Tau forces. Everything had gone according to the plan. Ambush had been well executed and giving imperials no chance to react. Though there were casualities, most of them were vespid and kroots who were tasked with bogging down the close quarter combat specialists of space marines. Satisfied with the out come Aen looked around for any enemy can present a threat, she found none, except a lone black armored figure, crawling towards the charred wreckage of a battle tank. A space marine, and a wounded one at that. Aen grinned and powered the plasma boosters of her battle suit.

>> No.18694895

>>18694842

Rem cursed. He couldnt reach any imperial forces from the vox. All forces had either retreated and evecuated off the ground, or annihilated. He and he brothers had failed which only added insult to injury. He feared that he might be left behind. He gathered his strength and tried to stand up, hauling himself back on to feet, still leaning to wreckage of predator. Then he hard familiar sound, just a second before a fully armored tau battle suit landed in front of him.

"Surrender imperial. You have lost, surrender and throw your weapons down, if you do, you will be spared." a feminene voice rang out, disorted thanks to the vocal systems of the battle suit.

Remilus' hand went for his bolt pistol. Which he had lost along with his chainsword. Cursing under his breath his gaze locked onto Xeno. He knew there was no way out but he wasnt going to dishonour himself.

"I wont..... surrender to a..... Xeno scum! Death.... before..... Dishonor!" Rem said, forcing words out of his dry throat.


(what do you think anon? should i continue or go kill myself?)

>> No.18694899

>>18694895
If this doesn't end in xeno dickings, you will have failed /tg/, The Emperor, and yourself. If so, kill yourself.

>> No.18694910

>>18694899

well, who knows.... But i just took my first level in writefagging so its very crappy. Which is why i want to know your opininon. So i can improve.

>> No.18694915
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MARINES STRONG. SUCK IT XENOSFAGS.

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>>18694895

>> No.18694997
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As far as political agenda goes I like Chaos Undivided best for being the least conformist faction in 40k.

>> No.18695025

>>18694895

Aen looked at space marine in front of her in disbelief. She had heard about their zealous fervor and will but this was just absurd. That marine didnt have any chance against Aen in his state. It was suicide to resist. And then Aen noticed. Deep blue eyes staring at her, no staring into her. Filled with grim determination and an ıron resolve. They carried traces of many years spent in war. This human was ready to die. Eager to die. Just to defy her.

"So be it then, you brought this upon yourself." Aen replied and took aim.

Rem didnt avert his gaze, ready for her. Aen fired, hiting Rem square in the chest. Rem staggered backwards, then his whole world went dark.

_________________________________

Commander Ores'Ka looked at his victory. İmperial fleet had driven out from the system. Imperial Guard and Space Marine forces had been destroyed or forced to retreat. It was a great victory indeed though it was unfortunate that his forces couldnt have captured any Space Marines alive. Those humans were stubborn.

"Commander Ores'Ka! Shas Aen Ra reporting in." Aen's familiar voice came from his behind. He turned to face her, only to notice a black armoured figure she is carrying. A Space Marine.

"Is he..."

"Alive, but heavly wounded. Had to take him out with nonlethal stun blast."

Ores'Ka smiled, this was indeed a great victory.

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>>18694997
>the least conformist faction in 40k
>Chaos undivided
>mfw

>> No.18695036

>>18695025

Alright, need to leave, will pick this up later, after typing it all in advance.

>> No.18695052

>>18695036
Do save what you've aready written if you haven't yet. This is good, and I would love you to death if you made more and shed a single manly tear if you ceased.

>> No.18695248

let me just say, as a commie myself, I play guard. not all of us are tau-fags

>> No.18695523
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Dear god. I want to play Tau. I've never played 40k before.

Will I become some horrible Taufag?

I just happen to enjoy their mech, power armor, and vehicle designs compared to the rest of the universe. And, I find their dystopian beliefs, and stubbornness rather interesting in contrast to the other races and factions.

Can't I just have fun?

>> No.18695765
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>>18695523
>Can't I just have fun?

>> No.18695779

>>18695523
No. Fun is reserved for Space Marine players.
You can't have any.

>> No.18695786

>>18695248
This

Commie guard represent

>> No.18695825

>>18695523
>And, I find their dystopian beliefs, and stubbornness rather interesting in contrast to the other races and factions.

Isn't that the same shit as the Imperium?

In fact, the Tau fluff is pretty much the Imperium's fluff with a battlesuit paintjob over it.

>> No.18695826

>>18695523
Fun is just a buzzword

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>>18695523
We can explore concept of word fun. there are so many layers, and yes, tere are clearly many wrong ways of having fun. While playing Tau isnt one of them.

>> No.18695831

>>18695523
god dammit i hate you so much i wish i could just hate you to death you ugly piece of shit your mother should have punched herself in the cunt the second you were convieved god damn i cant even begin to understand why you are allowed to live shit i will shove your fingernails up your own urethra, do you understand me? you better kiss your sweaty, wrinkled, ballsack goodbye and tell your hand you love her, because when i get done with you you're going to look like the inside of a diseased cyst

>> No.18695843

>>18695831
Kewl

>> No.18695844

>>18695843
I don't give a fuck who you are or where you live, you can count on me to be there to bring your fucking life to a hellish end. I'll put you in so much fucking pain that it'll make Jesus being nailed to a cross in the desert look like a fucking back massage on a tropical island. I don't give a fuck how tough you are, how well you can fight, or how many fucking guns you own to protect yourself. I'll fucking show up at your house when you aren't at home. I'll turn all the lights on in your house, leave all the water running, open your fridge door and not close it, and turn on your gas stove burners on and let them waste gas. You're going to start stressing the fuck out, your blood pressure will triple, and you'll have a fucking heart attack. You'll go to the hospital for heart operation, and the last thing you'll see when you're being put under in the operating room is me hovering above you, dressed as a doctor.
When you wake up after the operation, you'll be scared for your fucking life, wondering what I did to you while you were being operated on, wondering what ticking time bomb is in your chest waiting to go off. You'll recover fully from your heart surgery. And when you walk out the front door of that hospital to go home, I'll run you over with my fucking car out of nowhere and kill you. I just want you to know how easily I could fucking destroy your pathetic excuse of a life, but how I'd rather go to a great fucking length to make sure your last remaining days are spent in a living, breathing fucking hell. It's too fucking late to save yourself, but don't bother committing suicide either... I'll fucking resuscitate you and kill you again myself you bitchfaced fag­got.
Welcome to hell, population: you.
also you look funny

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>>18695844
Man, you got a talent!

>> No.18695861

>>18695844
IF YOU DON'T TYPE IN ALLCAPS WHEN YOU RANT YOU LOOK LIKE A FUCKING PUSSY!

>> No.18695869

>>18695844
Maybe I'm seeing things, but this looks like a copypasta.

>> No.18695873

>>18695869
Then im dissapointed.

>> No.18695894

>>18695523
Well that depends. Do you want to spend several hundred dollars on an outdated army that is going to lose most of it's games? Do you enjoy being yelled at if you believe the Tau to be anything but mindless dipshits who's only role is run headfirst into a Marine's boot? Do you want an army who's whole fluff could fit on a post-it note?

Then the Tau are for you.

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>>18695857
I feel like these cocaine battles should always end with a Street Fighter still win scene. It would be easy to do, since each cokehead celebrity has a really shitty picture out there to use as the loser's pic.

>> No.18695968

>>18695894
Tau are a little behind the current state-of-the-tourney rules... expect them to get a 6th-ed Wardified codex soon.

The big problem is that Tau right now don't have good list diversity. they only have two commanders worth a damn (farsight and Shadowsun), the bulk of their units are not worth taking for performance-at-point value (vespids, the larger kroot-beasts, etc.) and their range superiority gets quickly taken apart by deep striking and burrowing foes. (both of which are significant parts of the meta-game in this edition.)

They are a pleasing army, aesthetically though, and they have a lot of potential in the hands of a good commander.

I expect the new codex to greatly improve their all-around playability and probably expand their allied alien race aesthetic... where the Tau are the central race, and the Kroot, Vespids, and other minor aliens from 40k are their fringe soldiers.

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>>18695942
>that pic in a 40k thread
Related.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2U628Ur320

>> No.18696029

>>18695968
>Tau are a little behind the current state-of-the-tourney rules... expect them to get a 6th-ed Wardified codex soon.

And by soon, you mean next year if your lucky.

>> No.18696043

>>18696029
For war gamers: next year is "soon".

>> No.18696094

My younger brother has started a Tau army.

It's his first 40k army, and I have taken every opportunity where I see him and talk about 40k to drum out the more insufferable aspects of the Tau fanboy.

I swear at one point I was afraid he'd turn into TIDF.

>> No.18696114

>>18696094
So what does the involve? Remind him how shithouse his army is and how much better the Imperium is at everything?

>> No.18696203

>>18696114
So, standard wargame shit-talking? Or did you actually go out of your way to build a full-blown anti-tau army just because that's the kind of asshole you sound like?

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>>18695857
>9fag

>> No.18696259

>>18696203
>Or did you actually go out of your way to build a full-blown anti-tau army

That would be any army, wouldn't it?

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You know, I'd actually read a Space Marine novel if it were about a captured Ultramarine escaping from a Tau POW facility. Sort of a Rambo meets Rorschach meets The Great Escape meets Friday the 13th story. Where do I find the kickstarter for this?

>> No.18696428

>>18696294

>Gladus used his enhanced muscles and sheer mass to smash through the iris of the Xeno manufactured door before it could fully close, lacerating his arms and torso with shards of the lightweight xeno-material. Three enemy soldiers, certain that they had been granted enough time to escape thanks to the door, turned in utter surprise to see the towering superhuman charging straight towards them, with terrifying fury, and leaking bright crimson blood from a series of deep cuts.

>One of them tried to say something, but was abruptly cut off by a meaty fist that caved his throat in just before breaking his neck. The others raised their weapons in a futile attempt to ward the Space Marine off, but it was too late. The melee was short and brutal, leaving only one combatant alive in the end. Gladus was still without a suitable weapon with which to deliver justice, but perhaps the Xenos had something sharp and pointy that he could wield until more suitable armaments could be found...

>In his searching however, he discovered that not all of those he had killed had been Tau Firewarriors. The one he had killed first had lost his helmet after he had fallen, revealing a human face that Gladus, much to his dismay, recognized...

>"Sergeant Jerrus..." he spoke, his voice a dry whisper. The sergeant had, when last they spoke, been a fervent follower of the Imperial Creed... "Such is the fate of all who abandon the Emperor." Gladus mumbled, seething with rage. At last, the true nature of the Prisoner of War camp had been revealed... They had been trying to indoctrinate him...

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>>18696428
>The others raised their weapons in a futile attempt to ward the Space Marine off

>> No.18696498

>>18696465
Ward
Warding him off
Ultramarine
Glorius.

Nice attempt sir, I guffawed.

>> No.18696529

>>18696428
Rambo First Blood Part II: 40k
The unique element that makes it 40k is that Rambo isn't trying to rescue POWs he's trying to kill them all.

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>"They drew first blood!.. THEY DREW FIRST BLOOOOOD!"

On a slightly related note. More 40k Movie spinoffs.

>> No.18696622

>>18695025
>>18694895

WHERE DID THIS FAG GO ?

IF HE STOPS I'LL USE HIS BLOOD FOR MY KHORNE FLAKES

>> No.18696934

>>18693009

Well, lets say that the Marine lost both legs, and suffered grievous wounds to the upper body bad enough that if he was a normal human he would have certainly died. That should put him down for long enough that he needs to heal up before fighting his way out.

It also depends on what chapter he is. Some chapters are more HURRRRR than others.

The Tau would, at first, probably consider dissecting him to see what makes him tick. I mean, he is clearly going to die anyway and they don't have very many chances to examine a marine's biology. Once it became obvious that he was actually healing, however? And that he would pull through? They would stick him under guard in a hospital to observe the results.

Obviously, they would take away his armor and weapons. They are not idiots. He would likely be kept in a form of isolation cell, like used for quarantine.

After he woke up? The Tau would make it clear that they were trying to help him heal. The Tau are not inherently malevolent, after all, and don't really seem to hold a grudge against the Imperium. Anything they could do to get on the marine's good side? They would.

They would probably have the Marine be visited by a Gue'vesa sent to deliver some Imperial icons. Show that even in the greater good, you are allowed to worship the Emperor. Try and show the marine that humans don't have to too bad under Tau rule.

If the marine is nothing but half a torso of rage? He eventually breaks out and calls in his chapter for aid, remarking on the foolish weakness of the xenos scum for not killing him when they had the chance.

If the marine is more levelheaded? He recognizes that the Tau, while the enemy, are not on the same level of enemy as Chaos and Orks and such. He would probably convince the Tau that returning him to the Imperium as an act of goodwill would be to their benefit. And the Tau might very well agree.

>> No.18696961

>>18696934
I don't know about levelheaded. There are very few marines who would willingly cooperate with aliens, especially aliens they had just been fighting.
Deathwatch assigns a large hit to your renown for siding with aliens. Even if you were ordered to. Even if you kill the aliens afterwards. No self respecting space marine would stop fighting them

>> No.18696995

>>18696961

I forget what book it was from, but /tg/ once posted a screencap of a page that showed some marine commander (probably ultramarine) talking about how the Tau, for being xenos, were actually pretty cool guys. They fought with honor, did not desecrate the dead, did not use foul warpmagic and offered to return prisoners of war.

They are still the enemy, sure. But if you had to be captured by anyone, the Tau are probably one of your better options.

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>>18696094
A new friend joins our ranks? That is fantastic news!

Guide him to me so I may properly tutor him in the ways of Tau'va.

>> No.18697060

>>18696961
It only counts if there are witnesses left, right? Or you get mind-probed or something.

>> No.18697089

>>18696934
You know how many chapters would cooperate with xenos aggressors?
I'll give you a hint. ZERO.
>You will fight in the streets, and in the habs! You will fight for the enemy's death, not your own lives! You will fight and you will drive this alien filth from the Emperor's city. You will do these things, or you will face my wrath.
-Captain Denon of the Salamanders 2nd company
The Salamanders, remember, are probably the most reasonable of the Space Marines. They're still brainwashed utter fucking zealots who would gladly die a thousand times rather than submit to an alien.
They are no longer human. You are a fucking idiot.

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Codex: Space Marines
- Marneus Calgar allies with the Tau to defeat the Necrons of Malbede, and allows them to leave before commencing Exterminatus.
- Eldorath Starbane and a team of Rangers save Pedro Kantor and his Crimson Fists from an Ork horde in the Jaden Mountains on Rynn's World, though Starbane warns the Chapter Master that upon their next meeting, his fists will bear the stain of Kantor's blood.

Codex: Blood Angels
- An Ulthwé army led by Eldrad Ulthran is among the reinforcements that arrive to aid Mephiston's Strike Force Sanguinatus against a splinter of Hive Fleet Kraken. Eldrad waits to see that Mephiston is recovered alive before leaving.
- The Blood Angels under Commander Dante join forces with the Necrons of the Silent King to defeat a Tyranid splinter fleet.
- Dante unites both Imperial and alien worlds around Baal in preparation for the coming assaults of both Hive Fleet Leviathan and the Bloodthirster Ka'Bandha.

Codex: Grey Knights
- The Grey Knights and Inquisitor Valeria have no qualms about employing alien technology for the greater good of the Imperium, examples including tesseract labyrinths, psilencers, and possibly the Nemesis Dreadknight.
- After scouring the Keeper of Secrets N'kari from Craftworld Malan'tai, a contingent of Purifiers is left behind to guard the remaining spirit stones while contact is made with other Eldar.

Codex: Necrons
- Kor'sarro Khan is captured by Nemesor Zahndrekh on Cano'var, a Tau world conquered by the Necrons, but breaks free alongside eleven other prisoners, all of whom are slain by Vargard Obyron save for the Eldar Ranger Illic Nightspear. Obyron swiftly cripples Nightspear and eventually manages to wound Kor'sarro, but is ordered by Zahndrekh to let them leave. The Master of the Hunt reaches the surface of the world, finds an operational Tau craft and escapes the planet with Nightspear, who returns to Alaitoc afterwards.

>> No.18697103

>>18696294
That makes me want to write that story of the Space Marine Captain breaking out of Commoragh, with the aid of an ancient Dreadnought.

Drugs may also be involved, to make it Crank starring a Space Marine.

>> No.18697110

>>18696995
Which was the logic behind not doing an Exterminatus on T'au.
Because the Marines thought they deserved to die with dignity, id est, face to face, preferably ending in them impaling Space Pope and bludgeoning panicking Fire Warriors with him.

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>>18693009
This

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>>18697089
>You know how many chapters would cooperate with xenos aggressors?
>I'll give you a hint. ZERO.

>> No.18697129

>>18697098
>An Ulthwé army led by Eldrad Ulthran is among the reinforcements that arrive to aid Mephiston's Strike Force Sanguinatus against a splinter of Hive Fleet Kraken. Eldrad waits to see that Mephiston is recovered alive before leaving.

I bet you that made Mephiston so mad he was indebted to xeno scum.

So, so mad.

>> No.18697132

>>18697103
I thought performance-enhancing chemicals were already a staple among Space Marines.

>> No.18697141

>>18697129
Mephy's got bigger things to worry about. Like the sinister seed of doubt that M'kar planted in his heroic heart.

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>>18697128
And I suppose Squats are still canon.

>> No.18697165

>>18697098
>some spess mehreens get into temporary alliances of convenience
Do you have a point?
Y'know the Imperial Navy fought alongside two xenos races to fight the Tyranids once?
A few decades later, the Imperium had finished wiping out those races.

>> No.18697170

>>18697146
they are still canon. everything is canon even the stuff that contradicts other stuff, thats how 40k roles. the squats are just extinct now, they weren't retconned, just wiped out.

>> No.18697172

>>18697098
The purifiers guarding the soulstones until the Eldar arrive, as I view it, is just proof that someone in the Inquisition knows that some of the craftworlds are sensible.

>> No.18697180

>>18697103
Vulkan He'stan and a bunch of Firedrakes bust a Black Dragon and a Chaplain out of Commorragh

>a Succubus is all "I'm gonna make you my slave chaplain"
>and then he smashes a broken crozius into her face, exploding her head

>> No.18697183

>>18697165
>RAGH WE WILL KILL ALL XENOS ON SIGHT AND NEVER EVER STOP SHOOTING AT THEM AT ANY POINT IN TIME IF THERE ARE XENOS IN VIEW

>actually there are plenty of times where there have been xeno-marine alliances of necessity

>NO THEY DEFINITELY KILLED THEM AFTERWARDS AND THERE IS NEVER ANY PEACE BETWEEN THEM NOT EVEN FOR A SECOND

>didn't you just say it took a few decades to wipe them out

>NOT ONE SECOND OF PEACE

>> No.18697188

>>18697170
No, the official line is that nothing is true, essentially. It's all loaded with bullshit of one sort or another.
By this point, he'd be relegated to a false rumor.

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>>18697165
Well, it was said earlier that no Chapters would ever "cooperate with xenos aggressors". Yet the Ultramarines and Blood Angels did just that.

>> No.18697217

>>18697183
You do realize those decades were entirely spent wiping those races out, right? War in 40k takes time.
The same Lord-Captain that had commanded the battleship in the battle with the tyranids oversaw the bombardment of one of the two xenos species' homeworld.

>> No.18697238

>>18697170
Nope, they are not extinct either.
The "tyranid eat them all" thing is just something made up as an immediate response by someone from GW because he was annoyed by constant questions about them. It's not an actual publication.
They may have never existed, they may have gone extinct, they may still be there.

tldr : Squat have been squated.

>> No.18697269

>>18697238
Squats have been explicitly retconned. GW is very clear on this subject.
They do not and have never existed. Any evidence to the contrary is clearly just myths and legends.

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>>18697114
Gue'vesa marines?

For some reason I do not like this idea. The only place a space marine should be is under the heel of a Battle Suit.

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>>18697277
The very last time the Tau are mentioned in the timeline, they are getting brutalized in the Zeist Campaing and losing the entire Third Sphere.
By the Space Marines.

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>>18697295
Hence why I am bitter and angry right now.

>> No.18697317

>>18697309
Stay mad.

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>>18697309
You just mad 'cuz I'm stylin' on you.

>> No.18697340

>>18697165
>A few decades later, the Imperium had finished wiping out those races.

>>18697217
>You do realize those decades were entirely spent wiping those races out, right? War in 40k takes time.

Of the several races that fought alongside the Imperium, only one was stated to have later been destroyed by them.

>Vassalian Slavebirds, Cimmeriac Shadowcruisers, Donarathi Thunderprows and a few ships of a kind not seen since the ruin of Golgotha, fought in the lee of the Imperial Fleet’s colossal Grand Cruisers and Space Marine Battle Barges. Some reports even maintain that a pair of Demiurg commerce vessels fought at Hanroth’s side. None of the fleet’s various factions truly trusted one another. Indeed, the Vassalians and Donarathi had been at war before the arrival of Jormungandr, and Hanroth himself would lead the obliteration of the Cimmeriac civilisation less than five years later.
- Codex Tyranids, page 26.

>> No.18697350

>>18697295
I love how it was basically the equivalent of a kegger for the marines

>"Hey I'm gonna go wail on the Tau for a bit, got nothing better to do"
>"aw shit that sounds dope, bro"
>"let's get all the guys, this is gonna be good"

And then they all realized they had work the next day and had to leave early

>> No.18697371

>>18697309

>Yourtearsaredelicious.jpg

>> No.18697374

>>18697350
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO7-QJGVdM4
>little guy: Tau
>soap: Third Sphere Worlds
>health inspector: Cato Sicarius
>his penis: the space marines
>anal virginity: Fire Caste marital pride
>bystanders: rest of the 40k universe

>> No.18697379

>>18697132
Totally, but the DE captors pumped him full of the kind of tranquillisers you need to bring a Space Marine down, so to stay awake he has to take even MORE DE drugs that he barely knows what they do, all while fight his way though basically an entire city that is out to kill him.

Slaughter and Hatred in Commoragh, starring Vance Velos, fearless and luckless captain of the Swift Justice chapter, and his trusty bike Celestine.

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>>18697350
Abaddon throws similar such dos for the Chaos side, though for some reason his allies have a tendency to come out worse for wear than the Black Legion. Funny that.

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>>18697317
Bah...there is no reason to get so worked up about it. It is just a setback.

By right of their great destiny all of the Eastern Fringe and beyond belong to the Tau. Aun'Va wills it and the Tau will make it so.

The worlds that the Gue'la barbarians stole from the Empire will be reclaimed and brought back to the rightful rule of the Greater Good.

As we speak a counter offensive is being prepared to drive the invaders from the Empire's domain. The Imperials will swept away and their vile tyranny will again be shattered by the righteous fist of the Fire Caste.

>> No.18697412

Remember that scene in Return of the Living Dead where they interrogate a captured zombie?

I've always wondered, what would an Ork say under similar circumstances? Like, if the Tau kept asking it "Why're you fighting us? What are your guiding principles? Why do you hate the Tau Empire? etc. etc." how would it respond?

>> No.18697413

I have a question.
What would happen if a god, a really mighty god, showed it's affection against the galaxy by shitting it so full, that it was called the shitty way?

In the grimdark future is only shit, drowning the galaxy and it's twin, the warp in the feces of a god that found something to summarize the whole inhabitants of milky way.

>> No.18697434

>>18697406
spoken like a true Tau, and a true general of WW2 era Japan. Asian Manifest Destiny ftw

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>>18697406
Y'know what's sad?
You fought so hard to keep Taros, and you even won.
Then the Ultras rolled along with some bros and kicked your blue dicks in, and took Taros back.
What a shame.

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>>18697451
>blue dicks
Technically, grey dicks. GW always describes Tau skin as grey. Or bluish grey, but never just blue.

inb4 autism

>> No.18697490

>>18697451
You know what would be hilarious and never happen? The Tau turning their shit around the kicking the Suemarines' armoured asses as hard as they've been since the Tyranids.

>> No.18697528

>>18697490

not as long as ward draws breath

>> No.18697569

If 40k ran on anything even remotely resembling logic, it would only be a matter of time before the Tau had Broadside battlesuits designed to shoot down drop pods, slaughtering squads of marines and blowing up dreadnaughts when they cant fight back.

I would actually be kinda funny to see the result of that. Battle hardened space marines coming up with reasons why they don't REALLY need to deploy against those Tau.

>> No.18697578

>>18697569
I wouldn't really call that logic, I'd call that Gundams.

I approve, though.

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>>18693989
>>18693989
better late than never

>> No.18697607
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THIS IS NO XV88, GUE'LA

>> No.18697645

>>18697605

So to prove the point about how much of a vocal minority Tau players are, you post a story talking about how you once were in a situation where the Tau players outnumbered you more than 2:1, and the store owner conspired with you to pull off an outdated /tg/ meme?

I don't get it.

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>>18697434
THE GUE'LAS SHAMFUR DISPRAY WIRR NOT BE TORRATED!

THESE BARBRAIANS WIRR FEER THE CORD OF MY BONDING KNIFE AND THE BURN OF MY RIFRE'S PRASMA!

>>18697451
You know what is sad? You know what is shameful?

All of the Gue'vesa who were finally free from Imperial oppression and were enjoying their lives under the benevolent watch of their Tau rulers found themselves shackled again to the tyranny of the Imperium.

For decades and centuries they lived as freemen and now they are turned again into slaves for the most hateful and evil regime the galaxy ever known. My heart goes out to these poor souls.

>''Defeat is the prelude of victory''

This defeat is humbling, yes. But it will not erode the determination of the Tau.

The Tau are a growing young race. Dynamic and ever adapting to the world around them. They can afford to learn from their mistakes and defeats while their enemies can not.

Mark my words the Imperium's deathblow will come from the East.

>> No.18697760

>>18697729
I have another quote for you.
>Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

>> No.18697774

>>18697729
>Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

>There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.

>> No.18697795

>>18697774
You know they cut out the middleman and just say "Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war" now?
True story.

>> No.18697816

>>18697729
>and now they are turned again into slaves for the most hateful and evil regime the galaxy ever known.

To be honest, they were probably just exterminated for collaborating with the alien occupiers, and new colonists shipped in to replace them.

>> No.18697821

>>18697795
really?

That's.. disappointing. I like the "There is no peace amongst the stars" line

>> No.18697857

>>18697269
Oh yeah, where do they say this?

>> No.18697868

>>18697857
'Cause they published a novel in 2006 that mentions them.

>> No.18697876

>>18697821
No, you don't get it.

>It is the 41st Millennium. For more than a hundred centuries the Emperor of Mankind has sat immobile on the Golden Throne of Earth. He is the master of mankind by the will of the gods and master of a million worlds by the might of his inexhaustible armies. He is a rotting carcass writhing invisibly with power from the Dark Age of Technology. He is the Carrion Lord of the vast Imperium of Man for whom a thousand souls are sacrificed every day so that he may never truly die.Yet even in his deathless state, the Emperor continues his eternal vigilance. Mighty battlefleets cross the daemon-infested miasma of the Warp, the only route between distant stars, their way lit by the Astronomican, the psychic manifestation of the Emperor's will. Vast armies give battle in His name on uncounted worlds. Greatest amongst his soldiers are the Adeptus Astartes, the Space Marines, bio-engineered super-warriors. Their comrades in arms are legion: the Imperial Guard and countless planetary defence forces, the ever-vigilant Inquisition and the tech-priests of the Adeptus Mechanicus to name only a few. But for all their multitudes, they are barely enough to hold off the ever-present threat to humanity from aliens, heretics, mutants -- and far, far worse. To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruelest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be relearned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.
That's the full tagline. But as you can see, it no longer says "in the grim darkness of the far future".

>> No.18697879
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18697879

>>18697857
I don't think it's ever been stated outright in print, but it's the reaction anyone ever gets when they ask at Games Day or the like - the Squats aren't going to be coming back. The Demiurg, however - if GW wanted to give the Space Dwarf archeotype another shot, they might have a chance, even if it's as an Auxilliary unit in the Tau codex.

>> No.18697880

>>18697868
Inquisition War, you mean?
Wasn't that a reprint?

>> No.18697883
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18697883

>>18697876
OH.

that's a weird thing to change

>> No.18697894

>>18697879
Sure, but just because something doesn't exist in the wargaming line doesn't mean its been evicted from fluff.

>>18697880
Dawn of War Tempest

>> No.18697912

>>18697645
that wasn't me, i just had the story saved. I personally don't give a shit about the various fluff aspects of 40k, i'm just in this thread to witness the butthurt. I play marines but it annoys me that there are about 6 marine codexes (codices, codexs, cod sex, etc) and not more up to date xenos ones.

>> No.18697916

>Imperiumfaggots pretend to be better than everyone else.

Crumbling Empire
Dead Man-god

The Necrons take their place now, weak mortals.

>> No.18697961

>>18697916
>necrons
but the necrons also have a shattered empire and dead gods

>fucking necronfaggots. Eldar take their place now

>> No.18697973

>>18697894
...Isn't that by C.S. Goto?

>> No.18698046
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18698046

>>18697760
Fool! Can you not see? Are you that blind to the truth, Gue'la?

Tau'va transcends hope. It is greater than faith. It is a promise that remained true for six thousand years.

>>18697774
>Only War

“We make war because we must; they make war because they know no other existence''

–Shas’O M’yen

If there will be battle. If there will be war, then so be it. Let there be a WAR and let the righteous be the victors.

While the others will war for destruction and madness, The Tau will war for PEACE!

>>18697816

Cruel...yet merciful. It is better this way.

Better dying as freemen than languishing as slaves.

>> No.18699071

Does anyone else find it funny that the tau are basically a "fish out of water" comedy, but in 40k?

>> No.18700509

>You know how many chapters would cooperate with xenos aggressors? NONE
>bunch of examples
>durr but they didn't make permanent peace!

mad

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