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Old 27 Apr 2005, 21:52   #1 (permalink)
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The Devilfish is named after the manta-ray! People used to call mantas devil-fishes. I just learned that in science class watching a video about sharks (dont know why there was a manta).

If you guys know this already, I feel stupid.
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Old 27 Apr 2005, 21:59   #2 (permalink)
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The Devilfish is named after the manta-ray! People used to call mantas devil-fishes. I just learned that in science class watching a video about sharks (dont know why there was a manta).

If you guys know this already, I feel stupid.
I get the feeling I knew that a long time ago, but it got replaced by some other totally useless bit of information ;D

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Old 27 Apr 2005, 23:14   #3 (permalink)
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i didnt know that that cool how all the tanks are named after fish what the hammer head look like or the eel
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Old 27 Apr 2005, 23:24   #4 (permalink)
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Only the vehicles are named after fishes. The troops are not. I want something called the swordfish.
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Old 27 Apr 2005, 23:32   #5 (permalink)
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Nah the names have to be less-obvious. Dont know if that makes sense to you but... maybe something like "livebearers" or "trigger" or "tang" which are all fish names.
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Old 27 Apr 2005, 23:35   #6 (permalink)
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Nah the names have to be less-obvious. Dont know if that makes sense to you but... maybe something like "livebearers" or "trigger" or "tang" which are all fish names.
yeah like what people call fish but it just the fish nick name
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Old 27 Apr 2005, 23:59   #7 (permalink)
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I just found what I think is the "scientific name" for the fishes. They sound pretty cool.

Urolophus
Triakis- i likey, should be used in a forgeworld item
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Old 28 Apr 2005, 20:12   #8 (permalink)
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Games Workshop has strong themes running throughout the armies which contribute to their overall appearance.. If you have a look you can see them.

The 'Fish' theme is really evident when you look at some of the Tau Spacecraft. Theres a page in the Codex with a Kroot Shaper holding a Tau envoy message bottle thing, look at the images there, very 'deep sea'

Don't forget about the Barracuda either, I love that Flyer. It seems that there is a very strong theme of 'Manta Rays' in the Tau army.

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Old 28 Apr 2005, 20:49   #9 (permalink)
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Hammerhead is a shark. Like all sharks great sense of smell and favorite food are sting rays AKA the devilfish.
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Cant forget about Tetras. Cool looking fish
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