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Old 13 Jan 2008, 16:38   #1 (permalink)
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After careful thought, I have decided that I'm going to make the final 700 pts of my Tau Apoc force Kroot mercs.

I have a colour scheme: purple kroot with yellow or green dapples (depending on kindred).

I cannot decide whether to make the Kroot have +1 Ld or +1 I, and both seem good.

Could anyone recommend what sort of units I should go for, I would like to convert some Tracker kindred at some point.

Happy headhunting!
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Old 13 Jan 2008, 18:06   #2 (permalink)
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well, I didn't build it with tactics in mind
but my list contains;

2 Carnivore kindreds (around 10 kroot),
1 Stalker kindred (10 kroot, or Headhunters if opponent won't allow ambush),
1 Hunter kindred (5-6 kroot)
and 1-2 choices of Traps

I am also thinking of building a 6 kroot Tracker kindred,
but mounted in canoes for my mangrove table

Although I have self made special characters as HQ
(Kroot Predators, I'll post them at a later date.)

Its around a 1000 point force.

I use the +1 I. for them, and my colour scheme is a dark jungle green with a pale brown underbelly, spacific shades I haven't finalised yet.

hope this is helpful...
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Old 13 Jan 2008, 20:00   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. I think I will get +1 I, as Kroot Ld is very good.
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Old 14 Jan 2008, 12:29   #4 (permalink)
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yes I thought so too,

+1 I. to my mind, adds to their cc effectiveness
(and potentually comes from eating Eldar?)
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Old 14 Jan 2008, 20:28   #5 (permalink)
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My Kroot have purple skin, so maybe they ate DE?

I4 makes them loads better against MEQ armies.
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Old 14 Jan 2008, 20:53   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah Dark Eldar, would make real nasty, cruel Kroot

(splinter weapons for shapers, use DE spiky bits?)

sounds like the beginnings of some good fluff!
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 17:56   #7 (permalink)
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The problem is wolud DE kroot really fight alongside Tau?

I have been thinking about some crazy kroot who eat Tyranids and get weird powers, called Kroonids.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 18:04   #8 (permalink)
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that would be crazy, Kroot don't eat Tyranids
(I said this on another board, but...)

they know something is 'wrong' with them
(or at least the Shapers do)

I think they would become prone to the hive mind if they eat 'nids.

As I read it all Kindreds work for the Tau at some point, they move between that and mercenary assignments, returning to Pech (or other Kroot strongholds) in between, to return the genes they have collected.

So any of them could theoretically work with the Tau at some point in their careers...
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 18:07   #9 (permalink)
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I know, I've read the story where they are gonna fight the Gaunts then the shaper realises there's something wrong (I luckily actually have the WD in which they were released), but what if the shaper was dead, or he couldn't stop them?
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 18:21   #10 (permalink)
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they would hear the song of the Tyranids....

new 'nid allies troops would be the result.

your Krootnids probably...
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We know the futility of the universe and laugh and laugh!"
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