Torch

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Torch
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Torch

Post#1 » Dec 12 2017 12:52

Real first name: Josh

How did you get into wargaming?
My brother got me into 40k, he helped me get started.

How did you get into Tau?
I browsed the local shop and was enamored by the fire warrior minis. (those helmets are sweet)

What is your Tau colour scheme?
After a long hiatus and finally watching some painting tutorials (thanks Duncan) I decided to go classic Farsight (with minor tweaks). Right now I've got a Coldstar, breachers and pathfinders all painted up.

What are the origins of your ATT username?
It was the first thing I thought of for some reason :P

Have you reviewed the ATT Membership & Forum Rules?
Yes

Where and how often do you usually play?
Every couple of weeks I tend to play with close friends and family.

Do you have any other armies, for 40K or another system?
I tend to share my brother's Guard army.

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Re: Torch

Post#2 » Dec 12 2017 01:42

Hi Torch. Welcome!

This Fibonacci joke is as bad as the last two you heard combined.
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Torch
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Re: Torch

Post#3 » Dec 12 2017 02:52

Thanks!

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K'Pokk
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Re: Torch

Post#4 » Dec 14 2017 07:09

wotcha :fear:

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bl4ckc00k1e
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Re: Torch

Post#5 » Dec 14 2017 07:21

welcome!

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TauMan
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Re: Torch

Post#6 » Dec 14 2017 11:31

Nunco Torch -- that's "Welcome Torch" in Tau'sia :smile:

Glad to have another A.T.T. member who belongs to the "Freedom Loving Peoples of the Farsight Enclaves!"

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Torch
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Re: Torch

Post#7 » Dec 14 2017 12:01

Thanks everyone!
Speaking of Farsight, does someone know if the enlcaves still act as mercenaries like they did way back in 4th (or 3rd I don't remember)? because I'm thinking of going that route for my army

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Re: Torch

Post#8 » Dec 14 2017 02:39

Torch
There have been all kinds of background on the Farsight Enclaves, but much of the early lore has now largely been left out of the official cannon. It's mot so much that it was "retconned" but rather it just ignored or forgotten.

List of Rumors and lore about Farsight and the Enclaves
  • Enclave fire warriors fight as mercenaries
  • The Enclaves are supplying advanced battle suits to hive gangs
  • Farsight is under the influence of Chaos
  • The Dawn Blade is a Chaos relic
  • Farsight is a warlord hell bent on conquering the galaxy.


This gets even more mucked up with the 7th edition Farsight codex and Mont'ka supplements. :-? And don't get me started on "He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named" novels! i.e. Hillpay Ellykay :dead: Best to just chalk it all up to gue'la propaganda and leave it at that.


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PS IMHO the Tau "mercenaries" were really from N'dras fair dikum!
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Torch
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Re: Torch

Post#9 » Dec 16 2017 01:20

Hmm... Not a fan of the chaos stuff. I was under the impression that the dawn blade was a necron weapon, or even Old Ones tech. Also, didn't Farsight retire for 300 years? That doesn't sound like a galaxy conquering warlord to me.

Anyway, I'm sure I can always justify semi-rogue elements in the enclaves to allow for some interesting narrative games.
thanks!

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Post#10 » Dec 16 2017 02:56

Torch wrote:Hmm... Not a fan of the chaos stuff. I was under the impression that the dawn blade was a necron weapon, or even Old Ones tech. Also, didn't Farsight retire for 300 years? That doesn't sound like a galaxy conquering warlord to me.


Doesn't so like that to me either, especially since most of that time - 320 tau'cyrs (230 Terran years) the Enclaves have been fighting an almost continuous war with the Greenskins. Who has time to conqueror the galaxy, when literally everyday is a fight for survival? :fear:

On a flip side, not even the Dawn Blade would be enough to save from the Enclaves from every Ork attack, it only takes one WAAGH! to get through and that's all she wrote. So Farsight must be one helluva strategic commander to out fox that many Greenskin attacks! ;)

No fan of the chaos theory since it's redundant and sloppy storytelling, and smacks too much of "He-who-shall-not-be-named" way of writing Tau lore.

I lean towards an Old Ones/Eldar connection myself.


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