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Republic of Texas, United States of America
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How did you get into wargaming?
A story cut short, I went into wargaming only through computer games. I played a lot of strategy and first person shooters and my first interest into wargaming were casual glances into grognard sites like HistWAR, the American Civil War, and more. I ended up finding myself more interested in games from Creative Assembly like Empire: Total War and Rome: Total War (two of my favorite series). My interest into Warhammer 40K came from a search after looking for the next game: Dawn of War. I bought Dawn of War, played through all the games except Soulstorm and ended up loving the setting. I started looking into the different races and found myself loving the Imperial Guard and the Tau. These two races always have kept me interested.
War is grim but absolutely a meat-grindin' blast.
How did you get into Tau?
I got into the Tau when I first bought Dark Crusade and played them. I found them difficult when I first played but the look of the Firewarriors, Kroots, and the Drones had me glued. Their sophisticated hardware, way of war, and capabilities have intrigued me so I started playing the Tau online through Dark Crusade. After that, after looking at Games Workshop for 1 kai'rotaa (more or less), deciding on what to buy, I finally bought myself a Tau Firewarrior Team around 1 or 2 weeks ago off of eBay.
What would be your second piece of advice (after "read the freakin' rules") to a new Tau player?
Familiarize yourself with the Tau extensively. Study the Codex, understand your units strengths/weaknesses, then exploit your opponent by devising your own clever stratagems. Use every unit to your advantage.
What is your Tau colour scheme?
The Sept of Kas'Thor (note: Fanon Sept; a WIP), under current review of an ethereal, will be completing their Harvest by the next Tau'cyr. The schemes are in development at this point.
How did you find this site/the old site, and how long have you been a member?
I found this site online by looking for "Tau Scenery". Shas'O Rus'El has an interesting article on how to build Tau buildings. Very intriguing. I haven't been a member for more than 48 hours so I'm pretty much green.
What are the origins of your ATT username?
Huscurian is a science-fiction derivative of an antiquated and imaginative Roman name: Huscurius. Huscurius comes from the more modern name, Hunter. Thus, Huscurius or Huscurian carry the origin of my name, which means "Seeker".
Have you reviewed the ATT Member Primers?
I have reviewed carefully the ATT Member Primers, accorded by the Advanced Tau Tactica Forum.
Where and how often do you usually play?
The Sept of Kas'Thor has yet to be tested in battle. Future battle reports will be generated.
Do you have any other armies, for 40K or another system?
Currently, no other standing army exists. The Tau army consists of 1 Firewarrior Team, led by a Shas'ui. Sometime in the future when I have contemplated the art of warfare through a Tau Hunter Cadre or more, I may begin developing a deeper understanding of the Imperial Guard. In order to be a great Tau player, being familiar with other armies is the best way to defeat them.
What is your favourite and least favourite army to play against?
I do not know if this counts since I have not played any W40K games just yet. If computer games count, I'll compile them here for a future edit but for now, I'll leave this unanswered.
What is your best and worst 40K moment?
Not applicable since this counts toward miniature wargaming, not computer games.
What does/do your family/significant other/friends think about your 'funny toys'?
One friend of mine, a former Air Force serviceman, chatted with me about Warhammer 40K. I was the one who introduced him to Dawn of War. We both instantaneously got hooked and played for a long while. A few tau'cyr later and a growing Dawn of War series, we decided, on different ro'taas, that we would purchase our own army. I went the T'au route while he went the way of destruction: the Necrons. We told each other that once we formed a sizable army, we would find time to wage our own war against each other. As for my family, and/or friends, I'm sure they'll be wondering why did I bother buying miniatures and start calling me a geek or a weirdo. I have always been from birth a weirdo or a geek, thus their statement is truly nil.
What are some of your other interests?
My other interests involve movies/television, exercise and working out (note: I'm seeking the NASM personal training certification), hanging out and discussing intellectually stimulating conversations. Those types of conversation does not exist often, and they're addictive like beer is a buzz to any drunkard.
Do you have any pets?
None, though I may seek a German Shepard sometime soon and name him Huscurian.
What is your favourite band?
I have no favorite bands. This question does not apply since I'm deaf, and have lost interests in music early in my teen years.