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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Log in and join the community. But even as the unstoppable might of the Imperial Guard bats these threats aside, yet another darkens the horizon. However Dal’yth proved too tempting a target in the end. General Gauge concluded that the Crusade had stumbled onto a major Tau world and the resources allotted to the Crusade were insufficient for the task at hand. The Tau fleet disengaged almost immediately and was not seriously damaged. For the rest of the day, a running battle was fought through the Dal’yth suburbs that ended with the Imperium’s troops a mere five miles away from trapping tens of thousands of Tau between the city and the sea.

Forming his Titans up with the Brimlock Regiments, he was able to strike at the Tau right flank and trap them against the sea as Imperial Navy fighters struck Tau airfields in costly but effective actions that kept Tau air support from the front. What has that to do with the Damocles Crusade? Largely made out of Drop regiments, Tank regiments, a few artillery regiments and mechanized infantry regiments.

Damocles Crusade

White Scars retaliated with FOUL SORCERY psychic storms, conjured by their Stormseer conclave turns out the librarian survived the melta shot from the previous bookbut once again it was while effective, not effective enough to do anything but buy more time.

The negotiations were successful and the Imperial fleet withdrew from Tau space unmolested, primarily due to the impending approach of the Tyranid Hive Fleet Behemoth.


The Imperial strike force achieved their primary objective in the first few hours – capturing a town containing a bridge. Welcome to Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum!

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This article needs work on its citations. Space Marine Fleet Planner. The Tau response was swift and consisted of an extremely well-armed mechanised infantry formation with armoured support.

Log in or sign up in seconds. The drop was contested by large numbers of Tau aircraft but eventually proved successful. While the first three end in some degree of failure or another due to plot armour ie Tau’s perfect reactionsthe Callidus manages to kill one random Ethereal this has no impact, even though it’s supposed to traumatize all the Tau who hear of itand the Culexus sent to kill Aun’Va succeeds by using his pariah abilities to literally hitch a ride into Aun’va’s complex, murder his guards, and then brutally dispatching the Ethereal Supreme, leading to the actual death of a named character with a model for the first time in Expecting a new Tau fleet at any time, the Imperial ground assault quickly commenced.

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Might switch out an army for some Titans if nobody else is going to take em. The Battle of Sy’l’kell: You are the ultimate weapon in the Emperor’s armoury: Upon a score of worlds, Water Caste envoys whispered long-rehearsed words into willing ears.

All of the Imperium’s earlier battles including the battle of Pra’yen become a footnote while the Inquisition is more brutal on the worlds that chose to rebel, with the battle of Dal’yth also being sizeably cut down.

They send diplomats and negotiators to vulnerable planets to drip honey-drenched words into the willing ears of their victims. After this they engaged the Tau properly in the uninhabited Hydass system. This empire was so vast that any overt aggression on the Tau’s part might lead to the outright destruction of their nascent empire and the extinction of their species. They will fight from distance and their poor aim makes this tactic ineffective.

The full force of the Crusade was finally deployed and the invasion began.

The transport flotilla had no choice but to scatter. You may add up to 8 battlebarges total.


The Tau fleet fled after the station was boarded as they knew how well they Tau performed in close combat, cruzade in doing so they managed to go the fight without taking any significant damage.

The human denizens there gaze into the night sky and see blackness empty of stars; a danocles, a chasm, a ravenous nothing swallowing their hopes. Memes and macros are not acceptable as posts. Log in and join the community.

General Gauge concluded that the Crusade had stumbled onto a major Tau population center within their empire and that his resources were insufficient for the task before him. You have a maximum of 8, points for your fleet. While logistical arrangements were made to cross the Damocles Gulf to the Imperial designated Sub-sector of Kendral, an expeditionary force was sent from the main Crusade fleet to deal with the Tau presence in the nearby Viss’el System to remove a potential threat in the Crusade’s rear.

M41 – Badab War Want to add to the discussion? Space Marine combat patrols with their genetically-enhanced senses helped to stem this problem, but the Imperial losses continued to mount. Cardinal Gurney’s speech aboard the battle cruiser Martyrs’ Blood to the war host just before departure to the Damocles Gulf.

Two hundred and fifty years after the crusade, Commander Farsight finally achieved mastery of Puretide ‘s way of war. Astartes from the Scythes of the Emperor Chapter established a landing zone and the 17th Brimlock Dragoons Regiment of the Imperial Guard were landed to provide heavy support.

Appearing seemingly out of nowhere after suddenly powering up their main systems, a Kroot warsphere headed directly for the Imperial troop transports.

The word should be struck from the language. Also, what is a Space Marine worth in this game? It’s possible that they don’t have a very good cross section of tau castes.

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