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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You have nothing to fear from such pitiful specimens. Breaking through the system’s Orbital stations in a much more cautious fashion than had been seen previously, the ground assault quickly commenced.

Damocles Gulf – Warhammer 40k – Lexicanum

Addtional battleships points per battleship, you can add up to two more battleships. Appearing seemingly out of nowhere after suddenly powering up their main systems, a Kroot warsphere headed directly for the Imperial troop crusafe.

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. The Imperial fleet escorts attacked the orbital station while the main battlefleet swung towards the Tau vessels.

Actually getting there took five months of journey one can only imagine what it would be like for the Tau going the opposite directionand even when they arrived they did so piecemeal. The Imperials engaged with seven Tau warships, and it was their first real insight into what the aliens were capable of, finding the Tau ships having fantastic long-range capabilities and escorts that protected their ships from Imperial bombers.

The Imperium also found that any unit left unsupported in any degree would find itself in a world of trouble, as crisis suits nearly wiped out the entirety of an Imperial Guard company by swooping in without notice the massacre only being prevented by both Stormtrooper and Scythes of the Emperor reinforcements.


However as they advanced into the rugged hills and woods of the world Tau resistance became more stubborn and their missile fire began to take a heavy toll. Seven Tau warships of approximately Cruiser displacement were detected on the edge of the Hydass System.

Damocles Gulf Crusade

The starport, combined with the distance vamocles the city which the Tau defenders had retreated, provided an excellent opportunity for the successful evacuation of Imperial forces from Dal’yth Prime, and Ramocles Gauge took it.

The negotiations were successful and the Imperial fleet withdrew from Tau space, primarily due to the impending approach of Hive Fleet Behemoth. LostPrimarchJun 11, And then Tau came in force all guns blazing with a goal to take over entire Damocles sector, conquering poorly garrisoned planets in dozens, while Imperial forces were scrambling to retreat and regroup.

This will increase the said company’s fighting strength by This could take various forms: Your name or email address: Most Tau casts are shorter than the average human though.

Gradually the Crusaade broke up the Imperial advance until it consisted of three spearheads instead of one large big one, rcusade they assigned appropriately designated out which units would fight against which spearhead. The response consisted of a dozen capital ships, five provisional companies of Space Marines made up of contingents from a dozen Chapters, along with Nineteen regiments of Imperial Guard.

This will increase the said company’s fighting strength by 20, and increase the max morale by 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.


If the Tau found themselves struggling to adapt in space, the opposite ended up being the opposite in the ground conflict. The Imperial colonies secured, the Crusade forces moved on and engaged the Tau for the first time on their own damocpes in the uninhabited Hydass System.

At this point those in charge began to respect the Gulc ability to fight, and for a while they considered turning back, only to find the lure of a major Tau world too tempting. The initial contacts ranged from friendly negotiations and trade to outright hostility. From Magolian’s point of view, it had only been 10 years since the warp storms began.

Damocles Crusade

Log in or sign up in seconds. This was countered by Tau Manta missile destroyers, the same craft that had been launched in the earlier space battles from the Tau warships. The Imperium had demonstrated but the smallest fraction of its size and power, yet the Tau had gained invaluable insight into its methods, strategies and tactics.

The attempt at taking the Dal’yth system is what finally ground the crusade to a halt. The Iron Hands quickly overwhelmed the orbital station’s defenders and dutifully bulf it of xenos taint with flame. To begin with the drop was contested by large numbers of Tau flyers, and while the drop was eventually successful it bought the Tau the time they needed to set up.

We will do as we have done for millennia. Tau have poor eyesight. The Imperial fleet escorts attacked the orbital station while the main battlefleet swung towards the Tau vessels.