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The Imperial Tau

Postby Aelix Eisenhorn » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:54 pm

Yea thas rite, Imperial Tau. Didnt think that could happen eh? well it happend when i found out about the Tau and since they had Battle-Suits i bought a battlefleet. But since all of my "friends" are strictly Imperial i had to make up a story to make my Tau Imperial. well here goes.....


Imperial side of it
• New chapter to be known as * to us
• Imperium finds a system of Necron planets
• The planets are completely made out of Bringer of Darkness metal, see Nightbringer by McNeil
• It is “vermillion” treasure
• * is dispatched to acquire these planets for the Imperium
• Chaos sees * franticly heading towards the Necron system
• Vicious war, all but 1 necron planet destroyed
• Chaos defeated
• * all happy .
• Then Necrons wake up
• They not happy, who isn’t after a nice long nap?
• The * are being crushed by the Necrons
• Suddenly Tau appear and help to turn the tide and all the necrons defeated
• * go “Xenos! Oh crap now were dead, oh wait they’re helping us. Yay!”
• * now have full access to the Necron metal planet because Necrons all gone
• * go “Why you help us Tau?”
• Tau go “ We want to learn of your god”
• * gladly convert the Tau
• The * now have to get a planet to the nearest forge world where it could be properly accessed by Tech-Priests
• The * use the Tau technology to build huge boosters on the planet to “fly” it to the nearest forge world
• * tries to make them warp engines but since the Tau are still experimenting with warp travel it screws up and the Necron planet with the Tau and the * wind up somewhere where I havent decided
• That is the background of the Imperial Tau

Tau side of it
• new battle fleet, being transferred to their first battle
• The Tau pass by the Necron Metal system
• Currently the Space Marines have almost defeated the last of the Chaos
• The Chaos finds the Tau
• Small Chaos fleet dispatched to convert the Tau because Chaos doesn’t have any Tau traitors yet
• Tau fend off the Chaos fleet extremely easily because their cool and this is my story
• The chaos tried to convert the Tau but couldn’t do it fully
• The new battle fleet now doesn’t worship the greater good or the ruinous powers
• They come across the space marines, they are having a lot of trouble against the Necrons
• Tau team up with the Space Marines to help them
• The Imperial side of it has the rest
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Postby Ghost Fist » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:41 pm

good background, now, come up with a name for the marines and the Tau.
And maybe focus the points into a coherent story such as.....

"While the marines of the valiant Salamanders were fighting the heartless Necrons, a battlefleet of rogue Tau happened across the planet. They immediately remembered the great damages the Necrons had done to their homeworld, and set about destroying the despicable automatons. Hammerhead fought monolith, well-trained fire warriors traded salvos with glittering phalanxes of Warriors, while bloodied flayed ones locked in deadly combat with the Tau's kroot allies, and the entire world was wreathed in the fires of war......"

and so on and so forth.
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Postby Aelix Eisenhorn » Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:23 pm

hmmm sounds good but that is just a basic outline, not a story, yet.

And for pics, i have no digital camera nor cell phone with pics. once i steal/borrow a digital camera ill put em up. To give you a little hint of my crappy painting i had to use acryllics cuz all my money gone on glue and models(you could've guessed). And there also my first time painting models.
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Postby Dufflious » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:30 pm

Sorry - I find that story flawed. I'd not accept it in game terms.

Xenos is Xenos. Anything that isn't pure human isn't welcome in my imperium. While I can accept tempory alliances between Eldar and Imperial, and Tau and Imperial, it's just too much to say that these Tau are now Imperial worshippers. And Chaos doesn't bother converting anyone (Perhaps with the acception (sp) of Word Bearers), tainting is a better word.. They just kill and if those people then want to help them kill, okay, go for it. *Shrug*
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Postby ragingpotato » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:42 pm

flawed story? Have you seen my fluff? An entire planet populated by one man and 37 chickens!
I say the fluff doesn't have to make sense as long as you like it.
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Postby Dufflious » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:06 pm

Yes, but you pay me not to disagree with you...
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Postby Aelix Eisenhorn » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:34 pm

well the only reason i made up this story was to appease my Imperial Friends. Also i dont plan to use them in a game, never have and probably never will. I like to look at them and read the books(and webcomics of course).
So it aint flawed at all. Especailly since i can manipulate the SM in MY story however i want. so there!
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Postby sticky_like_cheese » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:09 pm

i liked it...
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Postby Aelix Eisenhorn » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:02 pm

thank you, i liked your chapter too. :D
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Postby ragingpotato » Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:59 pm

Well if your not going to use it in a game then why appease your imperial friends? That's the kind of attitude that led to world war 2!
but yeah, post some pictures so we can actually see them.
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Postby Que Dan » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:02 am

Dufflious wrote:Sorry - I find that story flawed. I'd not accept it in game terms.

Xenos is Xenos. Anything that isn't pure human isn't welcome in my imperium. While I can accept tempory alliances between Eldar and Imperial, and Tau and Imperial, it's just too much to say that these Tau are now Imperial worshippers. And Chaos doesn't bother converting anyone (Perhaps with the acception (sp) of Word Bearers), tainting is a better word.. They just kill and if those people then want to help them kill, okay, go for it. *Shrug*

That's true, but what's with the Ratlings and Ogryns then?
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Postby Teroniss » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:14 pm

Those arent Xenos i dont think. I think those are mutated humans
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Postby Dufflious » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:37 pm

Ogryns aren't liked, neither are Ratlings. They're accepted evils, like psykers, and other such.

And no, it remains flawwed, Just because you can't take on critisism, doesn't mean that it's right. Yes, it's your Space Marine and you can make him do what you want him to. However there are codes of ethics that Marines have, and a freakin' codex to boot.

These people CANNOT have worshipped the Emperor for 10000 years, or more, and decided "Y'know what? Tau are cool. let's be them"

Alright, you made it to appease your Imperial friends, i'm here telling you that it doesn't appease me, and i'm an Imperial player.

To put it to a conclusion, you can't play them as allies in a game of 40k, in a GW store. End.
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Postby sticky_like_cheese » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:14 pm

the guys at our store would let ya :) 8)
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Postby ArchDuke of Macragge » Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:18 pm

Duff, you right in game terms, but kind harsh. Lighten up a bit.
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