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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-11-09, 11:02 PM
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dude check out this pic of Jaghatai Khan
hes a total samurai
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...Expect his armor is nothing like a samurai's. Nor are his tactics.

And his personality and doctrines hardly match the warrior poet/artists of samurai. Maybe something closer to, I don't know, Mongolian herd's men? KHAN would be an indicator of something, perhaps?
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I believe that when GW originally created the Eldar they were meant to have a samurai feel to them, hence their primary ranged weapons being shuriken.
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post #34 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-13-09, 03:26 PM
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Yeah, the eldar were originally intended to be their Japanese race but then came tau, but i don't think they are all that anime orientated as mecha really is a small part of anime. (not enough panties being shown).

Tbh everything in warhammer can be related back to a part of our own history (or someone else's creations), because that's how they intended it, they didn't want something completely alien they wanted something strange that seems familiar.
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Yes Tau and Eldar are both Japanese inspired. The Eldar from classical samurai and the Tau from current Mecha anime. Though the Greater good reminds me more of communism then anything else.
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Has anyone seen the back inside cover of the old How to paint space marines? They had a pretty good concept for a Asian style scheme.
As for origins, Tau use Samurai style but Chinese ideals, and White Scars are a Mongol horde.

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Just found this thread, but(from the 1st page) my chapter is Zulu based.


Refined colors:

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^Now that is seriously awesome.^ I really like it!

All you need now, are some Praetorians to play against. :D
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