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Old 09 May 2008, 00:34   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me what the following are:
Deathrain
Fireknife
Firestorm
Warfish
etc.
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Old 09 May 2008, 00:39   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums.

And those topics at the top of the Tau board, the 'stickies' they should explain everything you need to know.
Or you could use search.

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Anyway, Deathrain, Fireknife and Firestorm refer to differently armed crisis suits.
Warfish mean a Devilfish with SMS and other upgrades.
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Old 09 May 2008, 00:47   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums!

Most of them were coined by a very old article orginally published in White Dwarf.

http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/bat...figurations/1/

Given the amount of emphasis the Tau lists puts on configurations, the terms just sort of build up. You see the same thing with Tyranid players and their Carnifex configurations.
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Old 09 May 2008, 04:13   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks,
Not all the configurations are in the stickies, and used search but most of the posts simply say "using fireknife".
The link from Khanaris set me straight.

Thanks again.
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Old 09 May 2008, 04:17   #5 (permalink)
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Ordinarily the search function works very well for general questions, but terminology is definitely a case where it fails. "Warfish" was coined by one of our members soon after the release of the 5th Edition Codex. TonkaTruckDriver did some work trying to expand the common names for Crisis Suits, but I am not sure if it has caught on yet.
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Ordinarily the search function works very well for general questions, but terminology is definitely a case where it fails. "Warfish" was coined by one of our members soon after the release of the 5th Edition Codex. TonkaTruckDriver did some work trying to expand the common names for Crisis Suits, but I am not sure if it has caught on yet.
Yeah, my bad on the search thing.
Forgot that pretty much 50% of the posts here include at least one of those terms. :

And this thread has served it's purpose, so it's getting locked now.
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