fucking ofth that some of the best shit anyones ever come up with here. nice one quetzalcoatl2012 you just got rep'ed
its definetly awesome but i'm seein little corelation between that and earlier maps for example the segmentums don't seem to be alligned right... i haven't got either my chaos codex or the orignal sister of battle one with me at present... but when i get back to london i'll grab it
either that or last time i looked at those books i was stoned either way tis an awesome map
Nice map, mate, how did you find that?
yeah how did you get that? imstill mad about the death korps homeplanet not being there:mad:
having a good look now there is alot that not exactly inline but it still gets the overall thing right, i'd give it an 8/10
yeah i guese it is so damn cool and it iz authentic
Well thanks for the rep Sekmet. :) Well as someone that studies astronomy, i wondered if there was a 40k starmap or not. So i went looking around the net for one. Eventally i found two starmaps. The second link that i posted is alot older then the first link i posted back at the top. Older map: http://www.darkmillennia.net/QuadrantMap_pages/GMap.htm
Also the first starmap does get updated by Ikkaan every once in a while. Newer map: http://www.joachim-adomeit.de/wh40k/spacemap/map.html Really, credit should go out to Ikkaan. I merely just try to get a great map out to the public.
Also i'm sure once Ikkaan finds out where planet Krieg is, they will put it in.
In anycase, enjoy the map.
cool hey that map is awesome compared to the other older one(crapy as). here is also another sugestion to the guy who made this map you know the sabbat worlds? (tanith,urdesh,balhuat) well he forgot one because i relised it after i read the novel "double eagle"(by Dan Abnett) the wold is called Enothis and is under constant atack from the chaos forces. im just makng sugestions for an already awesome map
Well, i've been thinking alot lately on where exactly the Tyranids came from. Now, the Tyranid are from outside the galaxy, but from where exactly. From listening to other people that are more informed then i on warhammer 40k lore, i came up with the answer that they most likely came from the Andromeda side of the galaxy. That leaves two major galaxies (the Andromeda and the Triangulum galaxies) and a handful of smaller dwarf galaxies.
Now for those that don't know, the Andromeda, Triangulum, and Milky Way galaxies are the largest of the so called "local group". So if the Tyranid came from a large galaxy, they most likely have several more large hivefleets heading our way. If they came from smaller dwarf galaxy, then they might have just sent in all but the hivemind fleet into the Milky Way galaxy and that means they are low in numbers currently.
Now for traveling between galaxies takes a long time going at the universal speed limit of light speed. Example, the distance between the Milky Way and Andromeda is somewhere in the area of 2 million light years, in other words it would take 2 million years traveling at the speed of light to get from one galaxy to the other. So that means that the Tyranid have to have some sort of warp travel. To my understanding (not too sure on this), the Tyranid can sense the warp presence so that would also help confirm that the Tyranid can use the warp for travel reasons and know exactly which galaxy to head to. This brings up more questions about the warp and its effect on the Tyranid but that question can be asked another time.
One thing i was never sure on is the amount of biomatter each planet consumed by the Tyranid equaled to. I assume that it is alot for if they can defeat whoever is in posession of the planet at the time, the Tyranid could recover all their fallen troops plus all of the useable matter on the planet. This is most likely needed for the long space travels that the hivefleets must endure. That and to increase and improve ones numbers.
Lastly, i wonder how time effect the Tyranid. For if time is not a factor, then one can say that even if the Tyranid do not age or can live very long lives, then even with no warp traveling abilities, they still could travel between the voids of space. This still brings about a problem, if the biomass consumed from a planet isn't enough, then eventally the Tyranid will need to eat (recover from matter to energy conversion) and in the void between galaxies, there are few if any rogues star systems let alone planetary systems.
So i think we all can agree that the Tyranid have warp travel or something close to warp travel.
I know this is just a game but with a wondering mind, one is bound to ask questions. So using actual space as a reference, one can asnwer those questions. Unless of course the GW tyranid book actually explains in great detail about these things (they don't sell anything warhammer 40k related where i live).
Well for the curious mind, a link to real starmap of the actual known universe, http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.miqel.com/images_1/space_photos_maps/octahedron-supercluster.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.miqel.com/space_photos_maps/galactic_info/position-of-milky-way-in-virgo-supercluster.html&h=331&w=562&sz=38&hl=en&start=11&tbnid=FPHrwNfHLrwFSM:&tbnh=78&tbnw=133&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvirgo%2Bsupercluster%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN
If i screwed up anything on the Tyranid, please correct me. For i do not have any real GW references to go by, only common knowledge, the word of others, and the internet for reference.
In anycase, enjoy!