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Old 14 May 2007, 05:04   #1 (permalink)
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When was the Tau's first contact with the Imperium? I'm not talking about the first time the Imperium saw them, I'm talking about the first time a Tau ship entered Imperium space and got blown to shreds.
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Old 14 May 2007, 05:18   #2 (permalink)
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When was the Tau's first contact with the Imperium? I'm not talking about the first time the Imperium saw them, I'm talking about the first time a Tau ship entered Imperium space and got blown to shreds.
Well, the first time a Tau ship was destroyed by the Imperium was when they blew up a lone scout in the Devlan system while it was trying to flee. The first major fleet action took place right before the Damocles Gulf Crusade, and in that case the Tau ships blew up most of an Imperial fleet but were driven off by a Rogue Trader squadron. This is described in Rogue Star. This would have occured soon before the arrival of Hive Fleet Behemoth, if you need a specific date.
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Old 14 May 2007, 18:24   #3 (permalink)
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Don't you mean Hive Fleet Behemoth?

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Old 14 May 2007, 23:17   #4 (permalink)
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When was the Tau's first contact with the Imperium? I'm not talking about the first time the Imperium saw them, I'm talking about the first time a Tau ship entered Imperium space and got blown to shreds.
What excatly is this question asking? The second discovering of the Tau as an advanced race?

Early Tau Timeline as I know it;

789.M35 First imperial contact made with Tau with adaptus Mechanicus Explorator Vessel Lands Vision

36,000-36,500? First period of rapid evolution

37,241 Medusa V discovered by the imperium.

37,900? Mont'au period for the Tau

37,984? Fio'taun takes place. Appearance of Aun (near the end of the M)

38,200? First Tau space flights. Need more detailed knowledge of early Tau . space expansion.

38,000-39,000? Tau find/help kroot, period of Tau technological expansion
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39,XXX Scythes of the Emperor cleanse Arthas Moloch. Need full date on . . this it was mentioned in some cannon fluff somewhere, but I forget . . the full date.

---------What happends in this period of time?--------

40,995 DEFENSE OF ICHAR IV. Were the Tau actively engaged in this? If not . . what were the repercussions on the Tau from . . other races actions e.g. Splinter fleets.

-insert date for Nimbosa (commander Brightsword, not sure where this goes)

41,500? Imperium notices/rediscovers Tau (must be about then, six M after first discovery, confused about codex fluff and Ichar/Arthas Moloch/Nimbosa). Fluff seams to be contradictory here.

41,543 Fluff in codex states knowledge of Tau xeno technology.

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Old 14 May 2007, 23:21   #5 (permalink)
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Why does it blank out in some parts of your post? :-\
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Your dates are also out by a millennia.

Seriously, DO NOT use modern dating systems.

2007 is 007.M3, not 007.M2. As such, you're suggesting the Tau were discovered on 500.M42, about a Millennia after it actually happened.
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When was the Tau's first contact with the Imperium? I'm not talking about the first time the Imperium saw them, I'm talking about the first time a Tau ship entered Imperium space and got blown to shreds.
Well, the first time a Tau ship was destroyed by the Imperium was when they blew up a lone scout in the Devlan system while it was trying to flee. The first major fleet action took place right before the Damocles Gulf Crusade, and in that case the Tau ships blew up most of an Imperial fleet but were driven off by a Rogue Trader squadron. This is described in Rogue Star. This would have occured soon before the arrival of Hive Fleet Behemoth, if you need a specific date.
Yes that is what I am talking about. It's just that there was the reference in Eisenhorn to the Tyranids when they wouldn't arrive for more than 300 years so I thought I'd check out Ravenor to see if it took place after they found the advanced Tau or not seeing as there was a person in the prologue that had a Tau pulse rifle. I'm trying figure out if it was possible.
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