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Shas'O R'Kai
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A new player has entered the game!

Post#1 » Apr 19 2017 01:35

Real first name: Calum

Age and gender: 25 M

Location: Scotland

Occupation: Systems Analyst

How did you get into wargaming?
I started playing in high school at around 14 via my step brother playing the LotR tabletop.

How did you get into Tau?
I just loved the look of them. Lots of guns and sleek stylish models and battlesuits? It was love at first dice.

What would be your second piece of advice (after "read the freakin' rules") to a new Tau player?
Try something other than a gunline. It's usually the first instinct(it was for me). Sure we can shoot, but we can do it so much smarter than a gunline. Mix it up a little. I try different tactics almost every game and it always keeps my opponents guessing.

What is your Tau colour scheme?
I went for the classic tan. Moved to more of a primary white secondary red look recently.

How did you find this site/the old site, and how long have you been a member?
I found it just looking up various things about tau and army building. It was always the one that had the best most insightful info along with the nicest community.

What are the origins of your ATT username?
It's the name of my commander model who even before fusion blades found success in the maelstrom of combat. I just played around with sounds and came up with it.

Have you reviewed the ATT Membership & Forum Rules?
Yes

Where and how often do you usually play?
Usually at my place about once every 2 weeks.

Do you have any other armies, for 40K or another system?
I have a pretty big Grey Knights army and a small tyranid army. I like combat what can I say?

What is your favourite and least favourite army to play against?
My favourite army is orks, because orks are just the most fun army in every edition no matter what. Everyone loves orks!. My least favourite is probably AdMech, Astra Militarum or Guilleman and friends. The immobile + shooty armies are so boring to play sometimes. No dynamic games, they just stand and shoot till either you or they are dead.

What is your best and worst 40K moment?
Best moment was my commander(my namesake) punching the remaining 3 men of a Terminator Assault squad to death over 3 turns. My worst moment was gretchins sweeping my Crisis suits off the board. In melee, you win some you lose some.

What does/do your family/significant other/friends think about your 'funny toys'?
Mum hates it, girlfriend doesn't care and everyone else just casually ignores the fact that I play it.

What are some of you other interests?
I love most gaming, any RPG really, D&D, boxing, staying in shape and most marvel things(comics and films).

Do you have any pets?
Not anymore :-(

What is your favourite band?
Couldn't possibly name one. Eminem, gorillaz, green day, black sabbath, arctic monkeys, Jimmi Hendrix. I have a bee mixed taste.

Well there's a little about me. After so long being a lurker I thought it high time I leave the shadows and come into the light of this excellent community. Maybe give a little back since it's helped me quite a lot.
Last edited by Shas'O R'Kai on Dec 13 2017 07:08, edited 1 time in total.
Playing with a short reach since 2007 :crafty:

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Re: A new player has entered the game!

Post#2 » Apr 24 2017 06:47

Hi and welcome :D

Look forward to your contributions certainly :)

I've had similar bad days and good days with close combat and tau haha. Being not really specialists, it is always entertaining when we get the smackdown. :D

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Shas'O R'Kai
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Re: A new player has entered the game!

Post#3 » May 12 2017 10:39

Hi, thanks for the warm welcome! Sorry for the insane reply time. Real life things happened haha I've actually had a great deal of luck using the "shoot what you cant punch, punch what you can" tactic. Works remarkably well with our MC suits and always takes people by surprise. Even better when you throw a rampaging fusion blade commander into the fray!
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Re: A new player has entered the game!

Post#4 » May 13 2017 09:45

All good, glad you're still about and having fun :D

Fusion blade... there's something I need to model on my Shas'o, stat!

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