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Old 23 Sep 2004, 03:11   #1 (permalink)
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eh why dont they make a campaign focused soly on tau? like return to the damocles or something where nids attack us i mean im tired of it always being ig, sm vs, nids or orks :-\
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Old 23 Sep 2004, 05:11   #2 (permalink)
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Wtf are these campaigns really all about anyway? i mean i understand the fluff factor i guess. but like, if GW announces theres a campaign thats Tau VS ork or whatever, i mean do they just hold a huge battle for people to come and play in and based on whoever wins, they publish 'this side won' and right a bunch of fluff to go with it? i mean if the only way it effects my average game is by saying ''well GW says i should fight ork opponants more'', even though the outcome doesnt ACUALLY effect how GW writes the fluff or campaign at all, that seems kind of stupid to me. Maybe im lacking the imagination in this area, i mean i understand and respect codex-fluff, like how your army is sapposed to be played, the story behind its special leaders, what races they naturally hate. but this is one part i simply dont get lol :-\
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Old 23 Sep 2004, 07:25   #3 (permalink)
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The idea behind such campaigns is that the get all the players playing games towards a certain goal or to obtain a certain objective for that race. And as for the campaign itself, it tends to be web based where you report your battle via the website and it gets put with the rest of the battles to create a general idea of how each race is doing in the campaign.
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Old 23 Sep 2004, 08:17   #4 (permalink)
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Wtf are these campaigns really all about anyway?
They are a way of getting the people who play 40K to take control of the development of the 40K universe, as well as getting a whole lot of new people to play. It is a focus on history of the 40K universe as a whole rather than just individual races, Orks were not changed due to Armageddon, however Tau would be heavily influenced by a return to Damocles. They actually did this one, but it was England only. The sheer narrowness of scope has made some of the race specific campaigns very difficult to pull off. For example, how does the Damocles campaign affect Chaos?
Did you follow the Eye of Terror campaign?
This involved thousands of gamers worldwide collaborating to try and produce a winning overall strategy. It took a lot of communitcation and turned out to be quite entertaining.
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Old 24 Sep 2004, 20:56   #5 (permalink)
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well one resaon they don't have 1 4 them is because there only like 4 years old. and it would be hard to come up a resaon for the peace wanting tau to go on a huge-scale war.
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Old 24 Sep 2004, 23:40   #6 (permalink)
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Hurm some campaigns have to be bent in order to incorporate as many different races as possible. I am just excited that my Grey Knight army is almost all arrived and I am starting painting them.
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Old 24 Sep 2004, 23:45   #7 (permalink)
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GW campaigns are, as a rule, badly run and rigged.

Anyone who checked the SoC website may have noticed the newsletter where we are told GW was going to "fudge it" so a decent amount of Chaos troops arrived at Middenhiem by the last two weeks.

So... they were never going to allow the Empire a glorious victory. Oh no, Chaos had to have a dramatic, knife-edge ending, one way or another...


Then there's EoT, biggest military cockup in 40K.

Clearly, GW hired the Iraqi Information Minister to determine the winner. While Chaos did fairly well planetside, the Imperium dominated the Gothic games. This means, essentially, that while Chaos do well on the ground, they cannot get fresh troops/supplies in, whereas the Imperium can.

And they say Chaos won!? Wait for another few days, and then see which army is begging for fresh clips... it won't be the Guard!
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Old 25 Sep 2004, 01:11   #8 (permalink)
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* Well, Wargamer, the way I see it, all the Gaurd are pretty much dead, and all the Chaos can't get anywhere.

* Anyway, what ticked me off about EoT was the FoO vs FoO c***.* It lumped together things like Dark Eldar and Chaos, who hate each other.* At least the Eldar got a bit of a side campaign to themselves, in the Webway.
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Old 25 Sep 2004, 01:59   #9 (permalink)
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Campaigns arent usually surrounded by Tau cause theyre not a really big threat, theyre more neutal as of now.
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Yeah really all the story for Tau is that they are not aggressive or expansionistic.(I think I just made that word up)...

I could see them being involved more of on the sidelines of most campaigns. Even there tactics and army is kinda built around being able to cut the enemy down before they reach them...
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