The Damocles Crusade (also known as the Damocles Gulf Crusade) was a major campaign against the Tau Empire by the Imperium of Man. The Crusade was based around a dozen capital starships of the Imperial Navy, five As Imperial forces now made preparations to cross the Damocles Gulf. Gathered within this anthology are four action-packed novellas focusing on the cataclysmic campaign in the Damocles Gulf. Each tale sheds light on a different.
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The Rcusade can move to another system twice in one turn. The timely Tau counterattacks stalled the momentum of the Imperial offensive and the front stabilised on the line of a broad river some 20 miles north of Gel’bryn.
Protected to the north by mountains and to the east by the sea, a short advance southwest put the Imperial invasion force before the first of a number of major Tau cities along the coast. The huge Kroot hulk was slow and its weapons were short-ranged, but its sheer size seemed certain to eradicate the Crusade’s ground troops.
Damocles, who the campaign and region was named after, was a man in Ancient Sicillia, who was stern fan of the local tyrant called Dionysios and considered him to be very fortunate. In the ensuing power vacuum, the Tau Empire expanded, claiming for themselves those human worlds damoces came to be known as the Farsight Enclaves.
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After overcoming the Tau defenders crusad exterminating the alien populace the crusade moved on to their next target. This will add 2 Land Raiders, 2 Whirlwinds and 6 Predators to one of your companies.
As it advanced, xrusade missiles, fired from beyond hills and woods, started to inflict heavy losses. To add an insult to an injury Tau learned that little trick from the Ultramarines, when Ageman and his first company pulled something very similar on a much smaller scale about 50 years before that against small Tau colony. M41 – Sabbat Worlds Crusade The war turned into a a contest of cunning traps and escaping them with Raven Guard captains and Fire Caste commanders trying to outsmart each other with a limited success for both sides, and while the Raven Guard was familiar with that kind of war, the White Scars ended up completely out of their field of expertise and in a hilarious chain of fake retreats and ambushes, Shasera out-tricked Kor’Sarro so hard Tzeentch himself took a moment to admire the amount of Just As Planned involved.
Their eardrums are so sensitive that if you make a loud enough noise for xrusade, by shouting the Litany of Death it causes deafness and immediate confusion. Sign In Don’t frusade an account?
The Crusade was based around a dozen capital starships of the Imperial Navy5 provisional companies of Space Marines cruxade up of contingents supplied by almost a dozen different Chapters and damoclse Regiments of Imperial Guardseven of them from Brimlock.
As soon as they were closely engaged, though, the last piece of the Tau trap was sprung. Never again did he talk to Dionysios’ praise. Appearing seemingly out of nowhere after suddenly powering up their main systems, a Kroot warsphere headed directly for the Imperial troop transports.
Bomber waves were launched but these were countered by Tau Escorts launched from their capital ships.
M41 – The Macharian Heresy During what the Tau called the Second Sphere Expansion, the Tau’s colonization efforts brought them across the Damocles Gulf where they found human worlds existed on damoc,es other side. This will increase the said company’s fighting strength by 20, and increase the max morale by Welcome to Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum! Units had to be detached to drive back the Tau spotters, but these were in turn engaged by Tau jump troops equipped with cloaking fields.
Not seeing any purpose in landing on a planet that they weren’t going to use in the foreseeable future, the Imperials performed an orbital bombardment, melting the ice around the main colonies and drowning the poor bastards. Accelerating to maximum power, the great starship overtook the lumbering warsphere and turned across its path.
When the Imperium restored its grip in the region they discovered via system defence ships, a Tau ship that didn’t stop at the designated checkpoints. Addtional battleships points per battleship, you can add up to two more battleships. Soon Tau technology flowed through the human markets, yet with nobody on this formerly loyal planet noticing anything strange going on. On the outer edge of the galaxy’s eastern spiral arm is your battlefield: Despite this, the Tau want to pick a fight with the Imperium anyway instead of doing fucking anything else but pick a fight with somebody who they think will crush them if they manage to piss them off.
The Imperial fleet closed quickly, pounding the orbital station as they approached. As in it can take on any two other armies on a mountainous planet in an urban area and still beat the hell out of them. Because of this, and since the Imperial Guard cannot achieve anything without Space Marine assistanceand due to the fact that the stormsurge suits are invincible whenever they want to be, the Tau masters guerilla warfare actually manage to utterly defeat the imperials on a frontal fight across the entire city, even without Farsight’s assistance despite him having a vital role to play, and without Shadowsun to organize and direct them properly for a good portion of the fight and despite the fact that they did not have the numbers needed to hold the Imperium back in earlier static fights.
The tau and their insidious ways.
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None proved to be as heavily defended as Pra’yen, however, and were destroyed at leisure by the Imperial fleet. Steam, Amazon, GOG etc.
The battle almost turned in the Tau’s favour just when it looked like the Imperials were about to win, the Tau having planned for the Imperials to come in close and so they ambushed them with a Kroot warsphere, unfortunately the Imperium was quick to realize that the Kroot’s guns were laughable short-ranged, as well as slow, and before it could reach the fleet in full who were beginning to scatter, which would’ve put the ball in the Tau’s court it was engaged by one of the flagships, the Blade of Woe.
For help on citation see the citation guidelines. The seeds of rebellion had long been cultivated by the Tau and now bore traitorous fruit as each Imperial Governor declared himself free of the shackles of the Imperium’s rule. The Purging of Viss’el: The Crusade forces were allowed to withdraw back into Imperial space unmolested, allowing the Fire Caste to swiftly reclaim those Tau Sept worlds it had lost to the Imperium’s offensive at the outset of the conflict.
Once again the Imperial strategy was to take a page from the Ork’s book: