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Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   06-15-11, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,032
Posted By thomas2
I've been thinking of getting into...

I've been thinking of getting into warmachine/hordes and those are two armies I'm vaguely interested in. It also means I don't have to rush into getting the starter sets in the 10th anniversary-...
Forum: Video Games & Software   06-05-11, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,419
Posted By thomas2
There's a Source mod which is tyranids versus...

There's a Source mod which is tyranids versus space marines. Exterminatus Rival Species 2 is it's name I think. Still in development and not too fluffy though.
Forum: Off Topic   12-15-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,829
Posted By thomas2
I was going to say that I don't support human...

I was going to say that I don't support human rights, and was just bringing it up because they exist, and will continue to exist, but reading your post has made me change my mind. I really hope...
Forum: Off Topic   12-11-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,829
Posted By thomas2
Few points here: So what was Germany...

Few points here:



So what was Germany before becoming Nazi? A democracy, that's what. Not impossible for it to happen again.



I believe a Straw Man is a weak argument basically.
Forum: General 40k   10-16-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By thomas2
In real life swords have been redundant in war...

In real life swords have been redundant in war for at least a century. Yet in 40000 years they are heavily used. And it's awesome.

Space fantasy for me, though there are still elements of Sci-Fi...
Forum: 40k Fluff   10-09-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By thomas2
They probably could, but the Hive mind is...

They probably could, but the Hive mind is powerful and I'd imagine the first instinct of a synapse-less 'nid near a pariah would be to kill them.



The HH short story book notes that despite...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-25-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,809
Posted By thomas2
Flamers are wide area, long time mass of burning...

Flamers are wide area, long time mass of burning fuel.

Meltas are much more concentrated, probably more technologically advanced which causes a super-heated beam of gas, perhaps hot enough to...
Forum: 40k Fluff   09-23-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By thomas2
I believe the Tau would probably commit...

I believe the Tau would probably commit experiments on the psykers, to help them better understand the mysteries of the warp.

Sytus- they skim the edge only because they have no Navigators so they...
Forum: Video Games & Software   09-23-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By thomas2
I have to agree New Super Mario Bros is good. ...

I have to agree New Super Mario Bros is good.

I also like Viewful Joe: Double Trouble, though it's not as good as the PS2 games of the series- too easy, not as good controls and gimmicky powers.
...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   09-19-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
  Poll: Legion
Views: 1,186
Posted By thomas2
Quite probably the best book in the HH series so...

Quite probably the best book in the HH series so far, only rivalled by the Emperor Children and Luna Wolf books.

Provides an answer to one of the mysteries of 40k, why the Alpha Legion went...
Forum: Roleplay Threads   07-27-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,340
Posted By thomas2
Just use some sort of light producing spells- I'm...

Just use some sort of light producing spells- I'm sure you've got one and not just combat spells right?

The problem with using a horror is it weakens the blade, so getting attacked quickly could...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-22-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 24,472
Posted By thomas2
Actually killing Slaanesh isn't that hard- when...

Actually killing Slaanesh isn't that hard- when the Eldar are wiped out their God of the Dead is meant to end up killing Slaanesh and thus killing Lucius.
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-20-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By thomas2
Problem with this is the tyranid codex suggest...

Problem with this is the tyranid codex suggest some tyranids have evolved to survive exterminases, and think about what if they covered the planet in living bunkers to keep themselves alive. Even...
Forum: General 40k   07-20-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,742
Posted By thomas2
While Nurgles decay couldn't touch the C'tans...

While Nurgles decay couldn't touch the C'tans body it's possible Nurgle could decay their mind- the driving of the Outsider insane (wasn't it an Eldar god or something?) showing this might be...
Forum: General 40k   07-20-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By thomas2
Open your User CP, got to 'edit avatar' then...

Open your User CP, got to 'edit avatar' then click on 'living avatar' which lets you build those marines. You have only a limited number of points (equal to your number of posts) to buy wargear with...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-18-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By thomas2
That is assuming they are a scouting party- we...

That is assuming they are a scouting party- we can't be sure of that as there isn't much evidence either way. If the hive fleets are a scouting party the attacks themselves will be so vast nothing...
Forum: General 40k   07-18-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By thomas2
While having to remake my plans for a 'nids army...

While having to remake my plans for a 'nids army before even painting my first bug will be annoying I would like to see a new codex to make them on par with the current ones and make all units and...
Forum: 40k Expansions   07-18-09, 03:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,903
Posted By thomas2
While I wouldn't personally want a titan (except...

While I wouldn't personally want a titan (except perhaps a 'nid one) I think if other people want one they shouldn't have to fork out massive amounts of money, so yes. However the influx of titans...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   07-17-09, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,180
Posted By thomas2
Very good, but slightly disturbing.

Very good, but slightly disturbing.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   07-15-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,117
Posted By thomas2
I've included a link to a picture that shows the...

I've included a link to a picture that shows the carnifex- it's pretty poor quality so it may not be that clear what it is but I saw the same thing in the most recent trailer. Link...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-13-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,049
Posted By thomas2
The TS weren't on Istvaan III- they were on...

The TS weren't on Istvaan III- they were on Prospero under attack by the Space Wolfs when they fell to Chaos and any who didn't devote themselves to Tzeetch would have probably been killed by the...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-13-09, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By thomas2
This is basically all you need to know on this...

This is basically all you need to know on this topic- officially they were once linked (in fact I've heard you could get some 40K equipment in WFB) but now they aren't any more. Since they were once...
Forum: 40k Fluff   07-06-09, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By thomas2
Battle for the Abyss has quite a lot on the Word...

Battle for the Abyss has quite a lot on the Word Bearers, with them being the enemies in this, but it's generally agreed it's not a very good book and there's not too much insight into the WB.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   07-05-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,008
Posted By thomas2
A good value for money game? Also remember...

A good value for money game?

Also remember all these are just rumours- it could be something we've seen before like Space Hulk or it may turn out to be widely available.
Forum: Off Topic   07-05-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,136
Posted By thomas2
It happened already :victory: ...

It happened already :victory:

http://lord-killem.mybrute.com/fight/447503273
Forum: Roleplay Threads   07-03-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,340
Posted By thomas2
I'm guessing there isn't any room to go round...

I'm guessing there isn't any room to go round without being eaten?

Looks like you'll have to kill it with your sword. Magic won't work against a high level servant of Khorne, and you're bolt...
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   06-28-09, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By thomas2
But according to this trail of thoughts bigger...

But according to this trail of thoughts bigger units are bigger target, so should be easier to hit. i.e., a lone independent character should be harder to hit than a 30 strong mob of Orks. In the end...
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   06-28-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By thomas2
Unstoppable advance should just be relentless....

Unstoppable advance should just be relentless. Grinding attacks + DCCW + power sting will destroy vehicles, especially stationary ones,perhaps a bit too well, though it's probably expensive enough to...
Forum: Off Topic   06-28-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,136
Posted By thomas2
Nice! I've killed bears owners before, but I...

Nice! I've killed bears owners before, but I haven't killed a bear or wolf yet, but my Fierce Brute+ flail guy will achieve it eventually.
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   06-28-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,553
Posted By thomas2
Like I said in my earlier post I don't think...

Like I said in my earlier post I don't think they'd change much- Gue'vesa tactical marines would be normal tacticals with photon grenades and the options to take Tau plasma, burst cannons and perhaps...
Forum: 40k Fluff   06-27-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By thomas2
Acts of faith don't require the user to be a...

Acts of faith don't require the user to be a psyker, and in some cases could be more of a mental thing than actual work of the Emperor. As such the risk of daemon possession, corruption to chaos or...
Forum: Off Topic   06-25-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6,811
  Sticky: Picture War!!!
Views: 550,012
Posted By thomas2
Autohit, so accuracy doesn't matter. ...

Autohit, so accuracy doesn't matter.
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii192/thomasbenham/40kTemplateSetMain_445x319.jpg
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   06-25-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,553
Posted By thomas2
I'm not sure Gue'vesa would be any different from...

I'm not sure Gue'vesa would be any different from normal marines equipment wise. While in table-top bolters are worse than Tau weapons, in the fluff I think it's much more equal. Why equip them with...
Forum: General 40k   06-24-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,460
Posted By thomas2
You know what? I'm changing my answer. It doesn't...

You know what? I'm changing my answer. It doesn't matter what I am, so long as the one I am with is a Tyranid Hive Ship. I mean it is a living organism, so it must count as a partner, even though...
Forum: Off Topic   06-24-09, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,446
Posted By thomas2
Exams finished on Friday but it still doesn't...

Exams finished on Friday but it still doesn't feel like Summer holidays yet- handing in books on Monday and College open day today have left me with one day off I wouldn't have had if school or exams...
Forum: 40k Expansions   06-24-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 38,673
Posted By thomas2
One thing I'd have to say is that 30 points is...

One thing I'd have to say is that 30 points is more than anyone would be prepared to pay to make the already long ranged ion cannon 50% longer ranged. Perhaps a points drop for it?
Forum: General 40k   06-24-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By thomas2
At least our codex is better the Dark Eldar...

At least our codex is better the Dark Eldar (assuming you didn't just forget them...:P)
Forum: General 40k   06-21-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,036
Posted By thomas2
An Inquisitor goes into a bar, and seeing a pool...

An Inquisitor goes into a bar, and seeing a pool table goes up and asks the guy standing there if he wants a game. He says yes, and the Inquisitor starts, doing pretty well with a few balls. The...
Forum: General 40k   06-19-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,617
Posted By thomas2
The Orks are entrenched in fortifications on a...

The Orks are entrenched in fortifications on a battlefield when they here some shouting from the enemy trenches.

"One Space Marine is worth 10 Orks" So the orks cant let their 'good' name be...
Forum: General 40k   06-19-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,325
Posted By thomas2
I think the argument is that children will go and...

I think the argument is that children will go and take it all literally, rather than ironically or representative of the grimdark. But it's a really patronising view to think a child will read about...
Forum: Warhammer Tactics   06-19-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,476
Posted By thomas2
Don't mistake it for a moon? Being serious...

Don't mistake it for a moon?

Being serious the fairly obvious option of avoid it if it's slow and doesn't have any significant fire power, and tear through the rest of their army. Of course unless...
Forum: General 40k   06-19-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,610
Posted By thomas2
I like it, and it is similar to what I came up...

I like it, and it is similar to what I came up with when I tried to think of what fluffy marines would be like. My only criticisms would have to be that your marines are very strong on the physically...
Forum: General 40k   06-18-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,036
Posted By thomas2
I've heard a very similar version of this joke,...

I've heard a very similar version of this joke, but it's not too similar so I'm going to 'inquisitorise' it.


An Inquisitor walks into a bar, and orders a pint. There is someone on the bar stool...
Forum: Homebrew 40k Fluff   06-18-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By thomas2
Talon 3 then, now that it's been added.

Talon 3 then, now that it's been added.
Forum: Homebrew 40k Fluff   06-18-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,810
Posted By thomas2
I didn't want to take up a serious part in this,...

I didn't want to take up a serious part in this, and I was just throwing ideas in, and might continue to do so. We'll need someone else to work on the Talon Guard (possibly giving them a better name).
Forum: Homebrew 40k Fluff   06-17-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By thomas2
I agree with Vaz. One is too complex, two is too...

I agree with Vaz. One is too complex, two is too rubbish. Either of the ideas he mentioned or any mixture of them would work far better.
Forum: Off Topic   06-17-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By thomas2
On the safety aspect I have something to add- in...

On the safety aspect I have something to add- in one of my recent science GCSE's there was a question relating to a chemical, I forget which, that reacts with and stores hydrogen, before naturally...
Forum: General 40k   06-16-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,464
Posted By thomas2
The mega-arachnid were annihilated, but the...

The mega-arachnid were annihilated, but the Internex weren't.



Basically all of these have 40K equivalents but many don't have rules. These could be used for a new race.
Forum: Off Topic   06-15-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,446
Posted By thomas2
My GCSE's finish Friday. Not been too bad I...

My GCSE's finish Friday. Not been too bad I guess, as doing the work in class has paid off with me being able to get away with doing barely any work before the exams.
Forum: 40k Expansions   06-15-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,531
Posted By thomas2
I doubt measuring range will be an issue on most...

I doubt measuring range will be an issue on most boards, so long as you take the longest range weapons, volcano and vortex for carapace and doomstrike and vengeance for arm weapons. That's 15' range...
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