Damocles Crusade

Why did this campaign leave imperium fanboys seething over it?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was the Taros Campaign that had people scratching their heads, not this one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bligh HATED the Elysian Drop Troopers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Damocles still had complainers especially for how the tau wrecked all those titans

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are missile barrages really that effective against Titans?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Your giant robots provide nothing if you can’t maintain air support

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In my experience the Taros campaign is the most well received of it, Damocles 1 and Damocles 2. With Damocles 2 being the worst written and worst received and Damocles 1 being kinda in the middle.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Taros Campaign had the Tau be completely unstoppable in almost every engagement, and 1 shot a titan, shields and all, something you will not see at any point outside psyker bullshit.
        It had a lot of people feel a way because of just how completely the Tau won. It was written like a exigent species discovered during the Great Crusade that existed just to be wiped out after a protracted battle.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          At the same time basically everything that happened in the Taros campaign made sense without overhyping the Tau. A vast majority of their victories boiled down to being more mobile, having a further effective range and being on the defensive in a desert and the Imperial forces being hamstringed by politics before they even dropped.

          The Titan kill is also somewhat overhyped. It's heavily implied that the Tigershark, a superheavy bomber, had to dump its entire weapons bank just to kill a Scout Titan and even then could've very easily failed if it missed - this all being after the Warhounds were basically stomping on Tau left and right without issue.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Keep in mind:
          >Those were scout titans that were being 1-shotted, so they were very small and weak by Titan standards
          >The Imperium only sent a dozen Imperial Guard regiments to the planet, which is a miniscule force
          Why wouldn't the Tau crush the Imperium in these circumstances? The Imperium neither had numbers nor the technology.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imperium fan boy here-

    Not seething about it at all. For the fluff as it is laid out, it makes perfect sense... the Imperium makes great sacrifices of its limited crusade forces and starts making progress, but an external threat cuts the crusade short. The real problem was T'au fan boys using the results as if it were carved-in-stone proof that "OHMAIGAD THE TAU COULD TOTALLY DEFEAT THE ENTIRE IMPERIUM LOLOL DAMOCLES GULF"

    Which is the completely wrong thing to take away from the outcome.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Now this is some mighty projection alright

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You don't need to use words, phrases, or concepts that you don't understand in order to look smart... we know you're a moron when you use them incorrectly.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Struck a nerve here

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't need to use words, phrases, or concepts that you don't understand in order to look smart... we know you're a moron when you use them incorrectly.

      I really hate 40k fans for blatant hypocrisy. Youll cry about how Tau fans treat the outcome but then I bet you use every little bullshit stemming from video games to cement your opinion on the tau especially Dawn of war 1 like the re education or sterilization bullshit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can you show me in my posts where I said anything about Dawn of War or any of that, or are you just a schizo?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And honestly as a Tau fan, those fanboys are fricking stupid. The whole joke of the Tau is that they’re so insignificant and yet the Imperium simply can’t deal with problems they used to be able to crush out of existence on a regular basis.

      If nothing else, the Damocles gulf crusade says more about the Imperium than it did about the Tau. Although we got some sick Hammerhead lore out of it. I especially like the quote about how the Railgun shot pierced the Leman Russ so easily it basically liquified the crews by sucking them out the exit holes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Tau fan
        >doesn't know that the Damocles Crusade was a controlled conflict engineered by the Ethereals as per Phil Kelly.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Phil Kelly can go straight to hell.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damocles was the first step into narrative slop campaigns killing the setting

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can you please stop spamming /tg/ with your shitty fanfics?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Damocles is pre 8th lore so it’s heckin valid for groggys

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That is a really shit image. Please say it is AI art because if a real person did that they should be ashamed to breathe.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The weirder thing about the Damocles Crusade is honestly how the Imperium fanboys brag about it...

    It's the same thing as Cadia. In spite of the loss of Cadia being an objective failure, all you'll ever get from it is Imperium bragging rights about how 'the planet broke before the Guard did'.

    On the one hand, I do get it. The Imperium is so big that no loss is that big of a deal to them, you could kill Guilliman tomorrow and they'd brag about how you needed an entire Hammerhead tank just to kill one of their commanders. But also it should be no surprise when the Imperium does lose in places like Damocles and Taros since they consider losses something to be proud of.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The problem is that the Imperium fanboys tend to get their lore from YouTube and would never, say, crack open a codex to read about Abaddon's first 12 black crusades or the Tau society. So they assume the Imperium is superior because they're stans.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tau won, innit?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn’t Damocles the first couple attempts to advance the narrative

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In a minor sort of way. It advanced it entirely within the context of the relatively minuscule part of the Galaxy the Tau are active in. I don't think people even considered it "advancing" anything for awhile since mostly it was more like just giving the Tau some sort of history in the area since they'd otherwise popped up out of nowhere.

      And especially since the end result in both was basically a cease fire to any active border movement. Neither Crusade resulted in anything appreciable being advanced for either faction, Imperium or Tau. Especially since the only thing that really happened, in the second crusade, was the Tau head Ethereal getting got. And then it got covered up so it basically didn't happen anyway.

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