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Ambush by jeenhoong Ambush by jeenhoong
Another illustration bound for the "codex" that i am currently developing. It is about my new death world regiment called the False Hope Phantoms.

the most decisive victory a Phantom regiment had ever achieved so far is the total annihilation of a Tau Hunter cadre led by a commander Windspear on the feral jungles of Gad's World, eastern fringe by the False Hope Phantom II.

this shows a cunning ambush done by one of a Phantom platoon in some hellhole choke point inside the continent spanning jungles of Gad's World. A Tau squad walked into a meat grinder and none of them could see another sunrise.

die, xeno filth, die! It is mankind that will rule the galaxy!

PS: ok, guys. the Tau who is dead at the forefront... the one who lies dead slump on the stones and all with his right arm over the rocks... if you notice.. there is 4 Tau alphabets on his right shoulder pad. There is a hidden meaning to it. :P check out the Tau codex... and thumbs up for whoever that finds out the meaning ^^
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:iconcromagblack6:
Cromagblack6 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
why are Tau charging them rather than fighting from a distance

they have Kroot, Vespid, and human Auxillaries to do the charging crap
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bibotot Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
It's an ambush. What part of it don't you understand. Of course, if I were a commander, I would like to be in the thickest armor possible to escape firepower. But then, all of a sudden, someone walked into my quarter and finish me off with a single bullet. The element of surprise can ruin even the most credible plan.
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Aralaas Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Shazam, brave warriors! Our armor has been transformed into cardboard! "

As a Tau player I'm trying not to be offended, but hey, it's just a game, right? :thanks:

Nice artwork though, great explosions, armor and scenery in particular.
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:iconjorgeelmuerte:
jorgeelmuerte Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Just.... Brilliance =O!!
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:iconwidunder:
Widunder Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This could not have been done better in any way. Total fucking chaos, wich is what an ambush is all about! Nice work!
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cheers matey
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:iconcolonelmarksman:
ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me to believe that your fan-made regiment isn't fanboyish, I'm going to ask for more detail on this ambush. The complete elimination of a Tau Cadre is... rather difficult for me to swallow.

You would first have to get past the technological advances. Tau Pathfinders and drones scouting out ahead of the cadre, and that's not easy to get around. Tau cadres are attackers. They don't roam around looking for enemies. Their movement is purposeful towards a specific area where the enemy army is known to be so they can work on destroying resistance. So you'd have to have really, really good bait laid out (in the form of an entire regiment, group of tanks, or something strategically important to hold up the planetary's forces).

Once you get the Tau going to where you want them to go, and miraculously bypass their scanning, possible air support sweeps, and Pathfinder team scouting, you'd have to fast, EXTREMELY FAST, killing them all while they are caught off guard and without air support (or before air support could be administered). That only takes excessive speed, but excessive firepower, because the moment an ambush occurs that they can't deal with, or plans don't go well, Tau will immediately withdraw, possibly through areal extraction.

Catachans are of the greatest jungle/forest warriors the Imperium has to offer, with legendary fighting skills of their own. And these guys were systematically defeated by the Tau during the Cytherian Annexation.


What interests me more is how they would get around executing such an attack with technology that is sub-par Imperial Guard standard issue. Boltguns are .75 magnum explosive rounds that can be shrugged off and repelled by the Fire Warrior's standard-issue armor. And you're telling me that they used ammunition possibly half the size of Boltgun ammunition? And managed to kill all the Fire Warriors, Battlesuits, transports, heavy vehicles, skimmers, and assisting teams with it?



Artistically, I like the picture. Some artists have complained about perspective here, but I don't see the problem; it's just a different style of art, and its hard to pull off.
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:iconconnorgeet:
Connorgeet Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude just enjoy the artwork, plus the universe of 40K has loads of loopholes in the fluff!
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:iconcolonelmarksman:
ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are places loopholes can be generally accepted, usually timeline related. This bit of writing just shows off a serious lack of knowledge and fanboyism. It's on the same lines of a Space Marine falling in love with an Eldar. This is a good example of a Mary Sue faction.
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tl;dr too
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:iconritualist:
Ritualist Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it says"sult" on his shoulder. did you maybe want to say slut or something?
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
uh... no, i made a mistake, actually
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:iconritualist:
Ritualist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so it is a slut, huh? =D
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah not, it is "shit"
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:iconritualist:
Ritualist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
about the same in this case. =D :peace:
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahhaahha
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:iconcommissarnolan:
CommissarNolan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Death too the Tau and there so called "Greater Good".
:stab:
:chainsaw:

Anyhow great pic.
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Taytonclait Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that an awesomely epic piece. A good ambush scene is rare, this one pulls it off nicely! The contortions of the dying Tau and their complete confusion as to what's going on makes this look like you used real combat footage as inspiration or reference for the pic.

One question though, why do the humans (I assume some regiment of IG) using ww2 style firearms instead of lasguns and laspistols?
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they hail from a death world with tech lower than the majority of imperials. Actually, they have las weapons but history is that their ancestor crash landed on a death world and the descendants have to use slug technology to compensate for their tech tree and las weapons are only heirloom weapons passed down from generations and they are rare.
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KageRyuuUji Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
I think the lettering is a little off, you may want to consult the link below, first of all, the first letter is incorrect, but I assume you mean C or K (most likely c), the next letter as you have it is H, I assume you were going for U, again refer to the link. The next two letters are easy enough L and T. So the message as you have it is "(a Tau character that does not exist)HLT" or what I assume you were going for "Cult". Now while it's not unheard of, it is extremely rare if not 1 in a million chance that these are Chaos Cultist Tau. If they are, it's most likely either Tcheezen (spelling?) or Khorne, as Tau aren't given to excess additionally their medical technology seems top of the line so Nurgle would face some resistance there. Though like I said the likely hood of these being Cultists is low given Tau have a natural resistance to the warp.

[link]
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, thanks for the link. actually, it is not cult i wanna spell. I have a wrongly printed codex when i draw that. i am going for other words though ^^
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:iconkageryuuuji:
KageRyuuUji Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
No problem, so it is a word and it has four letters. If not cult then what I wonder?
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is a cuss. SHIT. that is
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:iconkageryuuuji:
KageRyuuUji Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
This may be better, it's from the same link I sent you. Shyh'am.
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:iconkageryuuuji:
KageRyuuUji Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
It's quite appropiate for the situation lol
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed.
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Nightbringer24 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
I like the guardsman with the stubber. It looks like a PH-51.
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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:icontau-crisis:
Tau-Crisis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
from an artist's standpoint, it's awesome. From my army's standpoint... that's another story
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i am sure it is.
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:iconmisterscourge:
MisterScourge Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK, I am loving this, I got not much time to critic this though now.
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconzaku0909:
zaku0909 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
i like how chaotic it is...reminds me of that song zombie by the cranberries dont know if you have heard it
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have
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:iconzaku0909:
zaku0909 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
well that drawing makes me think of that song
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay
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:iconomenvox:
omenvox Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
excelent job man
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconadrassil:
Adrassil Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Yes....Yes slaughter the Tau! I maybe an Eldar fan but I hat Tau kill them all!
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true
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:iconscottde:
Scottde Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
cool
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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:iconweaponprime:
WeApOnPrImE Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008   Writer
Saweeeeeeet!
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heheh, sweet Tau murder
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:iconweaponprime:
WeApOnPrImE Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   Writer
Its not murder!
Its population control!
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is wining those kill marks on your arm. Flash them at some Catachans and watch them choke.
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:iconweaponprime:
WeApOnPrImE Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   Writer
"Oi! Choke on this boys!"
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:iconjeenhoong:
jeenhoong Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heheh
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:iconweaponprime:
WeApOnPrImE Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   Writer
Seriously, False Hope beats the shit outta Catachan
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