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Tartantyco
1 Jan 08, 03:27:35 AM
-The Imperial Guard will fuck you up, Tau bitch!

http://www.freewebs.com/theaquila/art-01.jpg

Tears On My Dong
1 Jan 08, 03:50:28 AM
Oh shit, called out in tabletop wargaming.

Tartantyco
1 Jan 08, 04:40:39 AM
FOR THE EMPEROR!
http://www.dawnofwargame.com/images/imperial_guard_lg.gif

Tears On My Dong
1 Jan 08, 04:48:19 AM
http://members.tripod.com/~AprilLee/ccgwh40k/morfildor500c.jpg

meepmork
1 Jan 08, 07:32:06 AM
http://www.messengermods.com/data/media/4/hello_kitty.gif

BACK OFF, BITCHES, OR THE BEAR GETS IT!

Tartantyco
1 Jan 08, 07:37:31 AM
http://www.messengermods.com/data/media/4/hello_kitty.gif

BACK OFF, BITCHES, OR THE BEAR GETS IT!

-For the crime of heresy against the Emperor God, meepmork is to be put to death! Long live the Emperor!

Hydra009
2 Jan 08, 01:23:39 AM
-For the crime of heresy against the Emperor God, meepmork is to be put to death! Long live the Emperor!The Emperor is sealed in the horror of living death, a grotesque abomination. He is very much like his totalitarian empire - a once beautiful thing that has been irredeemably scarred through terrible strife.

Come, join the Greater Good! The other factions seek only malicious domination and destruction; to play tyrant over the entire galaxy. Their hearts are blind to the truth - the truth of the Tau. We must be one if we are to prosper.

Hydra009
2 Jan 08, 01:36:59 AM
-The Imperial Guard will fuck you up, Tau bitch!Bah, militiamen of a cruel order; simple thugs with pathetic lasgun flashlights. Their hearts are crushed with childish hatred, and their bodies are crushed by mont'ka. They could become Gue'vesa if not for Imperial propaganda, the ruthlessness of their leaders, and their own cowardice.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/Hydra009/tau_army.jpg

Tartantyco
2 Jan 08, 07:41:49 AM
-Through faith in our Emperor we will prevail! The Tau only exist due to the benevolence of the Emperor, but have turned their backs on him and committed heresy through reverence of the etherals! The Emperor God is the Greater Good! Your end shall come at the hands of the Imperial Guard!

Tears On My Dong
2 Jan 08, 09:00:00 AM
Ok, I'm pretty nerdy myself, but this thread is fucking weird.

Tartantyco
2 Jan 08, 10:30:21 AM
Ok, I'm pretty nerdy myself, but this thread is fucking weird.

-I'm sorry, I just took an overdose of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War - Dark Crusade, followed by frantic wikipedia article reading. Nerdiness always ensues from such endeavors. Then I spotted Hydra's Tau avatar and the nerddom was unleashed. The Tau are actually my second favorite race(1: Imperial Guard 2: Tau 3: Space Marines. The rest suck :) ), but I had to pick on him.

Hydra009
2 Jan 08, 10:52:21 AM
Heh, I love that game too. I think it has something to do with lack of emphasis on base/resourcing micromanagement, allowing much more visceral and entertaining battles.

My favorite races are 1) Tau 2) Chaos 3) Space Marines 4) Imperial Guard. I play Elder very rarely, because they're really weird and unintuitive. I never play Orks or Necron.

In contrast my brother plays 1) Orks 2) Necron 3) Imperial Guard. My Tau working with his Orks is pretty much unbeatable.

Imperial Guard are #4 on my list because imo, their basic infantry are fairly weak - low moral, low hp, bad at melee. Only with grenades and leaders do they start getting playable. Luckily, my love of their tanks (especially Baneblade) practically bridges the gap.

Tartantyco
2 Jan 08, 12:17:08 PM
Imperial Guard are #4 on my list because imo, their basic infantry are fairly weak - low moral, low hp, bad at melee. Only with grenades and leaders do they start getting playable. Luckily, my love of their tanks (especially Baneblade) practically bridges the gap.

-You have to add the commisars quickly and micro like hell. Just wack one of your squad mates constantly and they go mental on anyone. I usually just have three GM squads with commissars and the commander squad supported by tanks and they mop up everything in their way. My usual build is:

Queue Guardsman, Engineer, Guardsman in HQ
Build Barracks
Guardsman goes straight to Strat point
Engineer builds Power Plant
Queue GM when Barracks is finished, Engineer build LP on Strat
Guardsman from HQ straight on second strat point
Queue 3 Commissars
Build second LP
Attach Commissars
Build Tactica
Beef up GM squads to the max
Queue Commander Squad(Commissar/Priest first)

-After that it depends on what happens. The IG has to fight defensively until the GM squads are upgraded enough and need Uncommon Valor as soon as possible or they'll get fucked up in melee. Then you have to be offensive as hell, get some tanks out and pound the enemy to smitherines.

Hydra009
2 Jan 08, 12:59:02 PM
-You have to add the commisars quickly and micro like hell. I know. I just hate microing, especially keeping track of attachments (often, a priest leading a kraskin or ogrin squad will die without me noticing).

That's why I usually prefer Space Marines - all you have to do is set the heavy weapons, produce an apothecary of two, and they're golden for the rest of the game - I normally don't have to deal with massive casualties or dead attachments on the same scale as I do with IG. And with Tau firewarrirors, you don't even have to attach anything - just give them a squad leader and a shield bot and never worry about them again. (Though most of the Tau units are extreme specialists and so I have to keep up with what's attacking what - kroot can easily get annihilated without supervision)

And I greatly prefer rally to execute - there's something seriously fucked up with blowing the brains out of your own troops (I don't mind that so much with Chaos because I usually sacrifice from a cultist squad leftover from the early game)

Caine
6 Jan 08, 04:15:04 AM
Fleshies suck!

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7107/necronconcept1dj6.jpg

Upgrade monolith > summon nightbringer > win.

Hydra009
7 Jan 08, 08:56:57 AM
I hate Necrons most of all. You guys don't even need requisition, your troops are extremely tough and self-rez, and on top of that, you guys get ghey temporary invincibility moves. Tau can't stand up to that at all.

Imo, the only similarity between Necrons and Tau is that they both abhor the Warp (for entirely different reasons - Necrons because it's their only weakness, Tau because it's a realm of demons)

ELV
7 Jan 08, 10:53:31 AM
This is the definitive ranking of awesomeness (based on DoW)

1. Space Marines
2. Imperial Guard
3. Tau
-------------------everything below this line is bad
4. Orks
5. Chaos Marines
6. Eldar
7. Necron baddies :p

CanoeMan
8 Jan 08, 05:05:09 PM
First of all, this thread is geeky to the extreme!

Second, I love the imperial guard, simply because their preferred tactic for winning is burying the enemy under a mountain of dead imperial guardsmen. That's just balls-to-the-wall awesome.

Third, I haven't played Dow for ages. Is it still fun?

Hydra009
8 Jan 08, 05:39:50 PM
Second, I love the imperial guard, simply because their preferred tactic for winning is burying the enemy under a mountain of dead imperial guardsmen. That's just balls-to-the-wall awesome.Meh, Orks do basically the same thing, and they're better at it.


Third, I haven't played Dow for ages. Is it still fun?It all depends. When did you stop playing? The Dark Crusade expansion breathed a lot of new life into it, imo. The Dark Crusade campaign mode is filled with quasi-rpg goodness. :) And the patches since then have changed around the gameplay quite a bit (power production rates decay over time, reinforceable horror squads, some tanks take more or less pop, some units' abilities are different, etc)

And a brand new expansion is scheduled to come out in March, introducing the Dark Elves Eldar and the Sisters of Battle (yet another human faction). No Tyranid love. :(

ELV
8 Jan 08, 05:41:16 PM
Second, I love the imperial guard, simply because their preferred tactic for winning is burying the enemy under a mountain of dead imperial guardsmen. That's just balls-to-the-wall awesome.Meh, Orks do basically the same thing, and they're better at it.



Tanks!

Basilisks!

CanoeMan
8 Jan 08, 05:55:26 PM
Guards are cheaper than orks. Unless you get Free Sluggas, of course.

Tartantyco
9 Jan 08, 07:27:46 AM
-The Necron will cower when faced with the Light of the Emperor! Your heretical forces face certain damnation! Glory to the God Emperor! Death in his name is the greatest honor! The Imperial Guard prevails!

http://www.freewebs.com/imperialguardfansite/ig2-640.jpg

Hydra009
15 Jan 08, 10:45:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZnpxEcdFgg

Heh. Anyone else notice the broadside team doing nothing in the background? It's just like the game! :cheeky:

B.S. Lewis
15 Jan 08, 10:58:01 PM
you guys:
http://swank.ca/caffeen/jesse/skitrip2002/nerds.jpg

Tartantyco
2 Oct 08, 07:49:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Ewd8OeYEA

CanoeMan
2 Oct 08, 08:05:38 AM
http://www.flippeh.de/funPics/toLazyToRename/angry%20marines.jpg