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by TauMan
Feb 17 2018 11:28
Forum: Library
Topic: Blood Knife (a WH40K Tau Shoot'em Up)
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Blood Knife (a WH40K Tau Shoot'em Up)

7: Trek Into the Wilderness The combined human and Tau team made their way down the hill and out of the smouldering remains of the Inquisitional expedition. They made good progress, and except for the fog finally lifting, the day was turning out to be uneventful. It was well past midday when the te...
by TauMan
Feb 15 2018 04:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revisiting XV8 Naming Conventions
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Revisiting XV8 Naming Conventions

Hehe, it does feel a little Herculean! Great idea though! The list should have Tau translations, though if we're taking a strict canon route we should probably steer clear of approximated words and the like. Canonical Words Shas = fire Myr = knife New but Non-canonical Word Shas'myr = Fire Knife We...
by TauMan
Feb 15 2018 10:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revisiting XV8 Naming Conventions
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Revisiting XV8 Naming Conventions

You guys don't make this easy do you? :-( Shas’sha : Sun Forge Suam’one : Burning Eye Ol’sha : Brightwind Da’shon : Darkfall lit. ‘Dark Night’ a night without moonlight or stars i.e. total darkness Shas’myr : Fireknife Sokura’jida : Blinding Spear Ta’tokun : Soul Cleanse (by blood) For Death Rain I ...
by TauMan
Feb 13 2018 02:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revisiting XV8 Naming Conventions
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Revisiting XV8 Naming Conventions

Never mind, I just saw that Harlequin 2 did both an earlier discussion thread and an article on this topic. My bad.

Please carry on.

TauMan

EDIT: Removed previous post where I "opened mouth and inserted hoof". If you didn't see it, then I'm good. :neutral:
by TauMan
Feb 10 2018 12:39
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Found an old Skaven project in a tub - time to Aux them.
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Found an old Skaven project in a tub - time to Aux them.

RATS IN SPAAAAACE!

And here I thought you they were going to be Hrud? :D

TauMan
by TauMan
Feb 10 2018 12:36
Forum: Library
Topic: Alert! Black Library Submissions are Now Open!
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Alert! Black Library Submissions are Now Open!

Dear Tau'fann - keep those story ideas coming! Here's a list of what I've sent in so far. The Rough Rider - Imp. Guard story about a serf who joins the 7th Cavalry from the Nueva Wyoming system Ghost Wing - Duel between an Imperial Navy fighter pilot and a mysterious Tau fighter pilot Solaria Impera...
by TauMan
Feb 09 2018 10:09
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: Long time lurker blodgram
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Long time lurker blodgram

blogram - Welcome aboard! Blood Wolf in Tau'sia is Kisun'kinot . Kisun = blood Kinot = wolf Note a Tau kinot isn't really a "wolf", but a animal that both looks like, and behaves like, the Terran wolf. Just one thing, "Blood Wolf" would be a pretty outrageous name for a Tau comma...
by TauMan
Feb 07 2018 05:27
Forum: Library
Topic: Tau A.I. and engram nuerochips
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Tau A.I. and engram nuerochips

The Artificial Life Form Protocols – Fio'O'Asi'mof 1. “An artificial life form may not injure a tau'la or, through inaction, allow a tau'la to come to harm.” 2. “An artificial life form must obey the orders given to it by tau'la except where such orders would conflict with the first dir...
by TauMan
Feb 07 2018 04:47
Forum: Library
Topic: Blood Knife (a WH40K Tau Shoot'em Up)
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Blood Knife (a WH40K Tau Shoot'em Up)

6: Have no Fear, A.I. is Here! ++Location: DX-36-54 holding on point south…++ ++Five targets moving west…++ ++Range 120tlk…++ ++Confirmed range 120tlk…++ The line of cultists moved up the round hillside half obscured by the fog, the Bald Man was urging them on with shouts and yells. He thought they...
by TauMan
Feb 06 2018 11:04
Forum: Library
Topic: 40k as Post-Apocalyptic Narrative - Are Tau the "Good Guys"?
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: 40k as Post-Apocalyptic Narrative - Are Tau the "Good Guys"?

I was indeed an English major, focused a bit more on writing side of things but took more than my fair share of analysis classes. So, ever thought about writing some WH40k Tau stories? We have a story series for those who want to take a crack at writing called: Seeds of Life . There is a post that ...
by TauMan
Feb 06 2018 10:54
Forum: Library
Topic: Tau A.I. and engram nuerochips
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: Tau A.I. and engram nuerochips

Firstly, exactly how advanced is tau artificial intelligence? I know drones are effectively animal levels of intelligence with basic understanding of how to use their various equipment but how much further have tau advanced their AI technology? It has always been said that the Tau A.I. are fully se...
by TauMan
Feb 06 2018 02:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5th Sphere Technology: Ghost in the Shell?
Replies: 26
Views: 967

Re: 5th Sphere Technology: Ghost in the Shell?

Ghost in the shell is actually not in japan. It is in a fictional country based on china. Don't know your source of information, but the anime series (one and two) and both anime movies make it quite clear that the setting is in Japan. Although both the series and movies reference other...
by TauMan
Feb 06 2018 02:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5th Sphere Technology: Ghost in the Shell?
Replies: 26
Views: 967

Re: 5th Sphere Technology: Ghost in the Shell?

EDIT: After posting I found this online article on the battlefield internet, coming to a battlefield near you in the future: Infomational Warfare. The U.S. Army is currently in development of what they're calling WIN-T or Warfighter Information Network-Tactical. Most of what I described, as far as ...
by TauMan
Feb 06 2018 12:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau Command/Rank Structure
Replies: 43
Views: 1376

Re: Tau Command/Rank Structure

I don't know about Alexander the Great though nic, still not tribal enough for me. Maybe if one thinks of Alexander as a "wild Macedonian" than, he'd be more tribal? Certainly, the "lead from the front" philosophy of WH40K fits better with Alexander. FYI GW specifically modeled L...
by TauMan
Feb 06 2018 11:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5th Sphere Technology: Ghost in the Shell?
Replies: 26
Views: 967

Re: 5th Sphere Technology: Ghost in the Shell?

https://i.imgur.com/kndHAnY.jpg Let's remember we're talking about the military application of GITS technology in the Tau Empire and Farsight Enclaves; and not the culture of future Japan as portrayed in either the movies or the anime. Note going all the way back to the first Tau codex, there has a...
by TauMan
Feb 05 2018 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5th Sphere Technology: Ghost in the Shell?
Replies: 26
Views: 967

5th Sphere Technology: Ghost in the Shell?

https://i.imgur.com/8A0Oo5F.jpg Question: Do the Tau live in the world of Ghost in the Shell? Since the Tau are the most technologically advanced society in the 41st millennium (barring the Necrons); would it be safe to say the Tau live in the world of Ghost in the Shell? After all the Puretide chi...
by TauMan
Feb 05 2018 08:31
Forum: Library
Topic: 40k as Post-Apocalyptic Narrative - Are Tau the "Good Guys"?
Replies: 24
Views: 874

Re: 40k as Post-Apocalyptic Narrative - Are Tau the "Good Guys"?

Who dare speak a wee nasty things aboot Commander Farsight!

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FREEDOM!
by TauMan
Feb 05 2018 08:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau Command/Rank Structure
Replies: 43
Views: 1376

Re: Tau Command/Rank Structure

Kakapo42 wrote: Not necessarily. The Tau might indeed be extremely technologically advanced, but they're still bound to laws of physics (as much as physics apply in the 40k setting), so their communications and command and control equipment will still take up space and weight. Thus, a counter-point...

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