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by Doombringer
Jul 28 2017 12:14
Forum: Library
Topic: Empire of color, the artistic endeavours of the T'au
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: Empire of color, the artistic endeavours of the T'au

Once upon a time, I'd have been inclined to agree with both of you. Our first depiction of tau art was in Kill Team , a subtle filigree that adorned the walls and floors of tau architecture called fio'sorral . It was thought that this unassuming artwork was representative of tau society: unobtrusive...
by Doombringer
May 11 2016 04:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death From the Skies
Replies: 88
Views: 19767

Re: Death From the Skies

Aerodynamics aside, an aircraft's reported performance, maneuverability, and weapon firing arcs are things handled pretty elegantly in Aeronautica Imperialis . It wouldn't be difficult to demonstrate how poorly a "rear, down" primary weapon system would perform using those rules. When the ...
by Doombringer
May 11 2016 03:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death From the Skies
Replies: 88
Views: 19767

Re: Death From the Skies

You can't dogfight because you don't shoot straight forward? why would you WANT to shoot straight forward? everyone else is doing that, and you shoot perfectly fine straight backwards, so anyone on your tail is as much as a target as you are, moreso even, as while you can whirl around to make his s...
by Doombringer
Apr 13 2016 01:56
Forum: Library
Topic: Blades of Damocles
Replies: 38
Views: 9804

Re: Blades of Damocles

Calmsword,

That'd be Fal'ryn, at the Fal'ryn Run'eor research outpost. Bork'an received the distress call, and it was supposed to be a recently colonized world and the Tau's first contact with Tyranids in a pre-Gorgon setting.
by Doombringer
Apr 13 2016 11:26
Forum: Library
Topic: Blades of Damocles
Replies: 38
Views: 9804

Re: Blades of Damocles

Shas'vre Ka'ra , If Phil Kelly's work was executed with any finesse, subtlety, or nuance, I might at least respect it. If his work crafted a version of the tau that was at least internally consistent, or depicted a society that could even function at a basic level, I might even get on board. Instea...
by Doombringer
Apr 13 2016 12:55
Forum: Library
Topic: Blades of Damocles
Replies: 38
Views: 9804

Re: Blades of Damocles

Oh good, more tripe from The Enemy of the Empire for us all to ignore. It sounds like he's on track to one-up his last stuff as the worst tau fluff ever written.

Review pending.
by Doombringer
Feb 29 2016 10:49
Forum: Library
Topic: Tau Battlesuit Neural Interface - how does it work?
Replies: 20
Views: 6108

Re: Tau Battlesuit Neural Interface - how does it work?

As ARC'Thunder noted, there are enough conflicting interpretations of design philosophies, models, and lore that it's safe to say there won't be a concordant solution to the question of how an XV8 pilot pilots their battlesuit, or the full extent of the capabilities and limitations of the neural int...
by Doombringer
Feb 08 2016 08:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau BFG question
Replies: 24
Views: 7951

Re: Tau BFG question

That tau ships, by the "present" 999.M41, have finally managed to close the gap somewhat is fortunate, but for the majority of the tau's history with the Imperium this has - unfortunately - not been the case. The Hero was the dominant ship-of-the-line against the Imperium from 20 years aft...
by Doombringer
Feb 08 2016 12:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau BFG question
Replies: 24
Views: 7951

Re: Tau BFG question

Imperial Navy Equity / Superiority Where? Ion Cannons Ion cannon shots vaporise the object struck magnifying the energy discharge. Armour is of no value against them. They function as lances in all respects. Railgun Batteries Railguns of the size mounted on warships require massive amounts of energ...
by Doombringer
Feb 06 2016 02:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau BFG question
Replies: 24
Views: 7951

Re: Tau BFG question

Whoops! For some reason I misread your post to say Armageddon vice Apocalypse, Kalten! :D And indeed, there are probably a variety of smaller tau ships, be they system defense ships, bulk landers of the kind used to evacuate civilians on Dal'yth, or orbital/interstellar transports like the Courier (...
by Doombringer
Feb 05 2016 06:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau BFG question
Replies: 24
Views: 7951

Re: Tau BFG question

I would however state that the particular class of Tau starship being referred to as single-piloted - the Skether'qan or Messenger class - is actually given a fairly well-reasoned justification for having only a single (living) crew-member, as it's described as having most of its systems being enti...
by Doombringer
Feb 05 2016 03:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau BFG question
Replies: 24
Views: 7951

Re: Tau BFG question

Like I said, the dimensions I came away with are based merely on following the premise that the ships' relative sizes, regardless of faction, are accurate. If you don't accept that, feel free to ignore my estimations. At the very least, we know that many of the tau ships are sized relative to each o...
by Doombringer
Feb 04 2016 09:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau BFG question
Replies: 24
Views: 7951

Re: Tau BFG question

As Kakapo and Calmsword have said, there aren't any specified dimensions for any of the tau ships. There's a piece of BFG background that has the Messenger single-piloted, but I'm inclined against taking it at face value given the sheer size and implications of tau naval superiority. If you happen t...
by Doombringer
Nov 11 2015 02:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sinistral Shoulder Guards on Crisis Suits. Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4508

Re: Sinistral Shoulder Guards on Crisis Suits. Why?

It's an interesting notion. I never really thought that arms were 100% necessary for a fallen battlesuit to get back up (both thanks to the anti-gravity generators and also due to the fact that the arms are strapped with weapons and you probably don't want to lean on their muzzles or drag them throu...
by Doombringer
Nov 11 2015 01:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sinistral Shoulder Guards on Crisis Suits. Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4508

Re: Sinistral Shoulder Guards on Crisis Suits. Why?

I don't doubt that it's a big mess. I just think the tau are far worse off than the rest of 40k in terms of internal consistency. There have always been conflicting theories of what the Emperor's nature was (Star Child, Illuminati, Sensei...), the Necrons' reconstruction has been quite constructive ...
by Doombringer
Nov 11 2015 01:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sinistral Shoulder Guards on Crisis Suits. Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4508

Re: Sinistral Shoulder Guards on Crisis Suits. Why?

I'd argue that it's far worse than the rest of 40k. The Raven Guard, for example, doesn't forget which company Shrike is in (Brightsword of Sa'cea (L41stM:FS) and Brightsword of Tash'var (KT)?), rearrange pivotal moments of their history (Damocles Gulf), have them using World Eater tactics every tim...
by Doombringer
Nov 10 2015 11:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sinistral Shoulder Guards on Crisis Suits. Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4508

Re: Sinistral Shoulder Guards on Crisis Suits. Why?

Then you have precisely captured the intended tone, Ell'ran . This is but a single inconsistency in a long line of Games Workshop seemingly intentionally ruining the consistency of our beloved background. ⋅ Tau warp travel skimming the warp at FTL speeds (BFG), or using sub-FTL drives (C:T...

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