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Old 10 Oct 2004, 11:53   #1 (permalink)
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I've been toying with the idea for a while now, and I think it is a good one.
I think Tau Online should have an 'Official' army for each race!
Obviously the prority would be a Tau force (I'd say 3000pts would be an appropriate size?).
There could be a seperate page/section to the site called 'The Armies of Tau Online', or something along those lines.
Each race would be represented by a single 3000pt force which would be displayed on a seperate page with a large picture of the army, small amount of fluff (say, 300-500 words), the army list, a list of the characters in the army with pics and maybe a small amount of fluff too (I'm sure WG will like this idea! ) and a small table listing the battles fought lost and won by the army and what forces it has won/lost against.
I suggest the Tau army to be used could be the one belonging to the guy with the really kool Barracuda (I can't remember his name unfortuantely), perhaps IVEATCH could supply us with pics of his army and some info? I would be willing to put forward my Ulthwe army (once I have finished painting it! , Wargamer could put up his (presumably) sizeable IG amy, FT has a Chaos army etc etc.
Obviously this would be down to TO and the members themselves.
It would be a lot of work but I think it could be worth it?
Please tell me what you think.

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Old 10 Oct 2004, 11:59   #2 (permalink)
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Great Idea! Although i suggest the armies be split up into detachments.
detachments = armies of various forum members... and they all contribute together to form massive armies

*i'm guessing that Tau online's combined Tau army would end up around 20,000 points

* btw it was blacklotuselite i think who had the barracuda

but yeah, i'd be happy to supply a detachment for tau
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Old 10 Oct 2004, 12:06   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tau Online's Official forces.

So a kind of Army list section, but there'd only be 1 army list for each army, and it'd be really in-depth? This may be cool, but what'd be the point? (No offence intended, I'm really asking) Would it be a kind-of 'model' army to help out Tau newbies? Or what? I'm having trouble imagining this, but it could be cool
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Old 10 Oct 2004, 12:29   #4 (permalink)
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link=topic=1730.msg27520#msg27520 date=1097409566]
Great Idea! Although i suggest the armies be split up into detachments.
detachments = armies of various forum members... and they all contribute together to form massive armies
That would be a good idea, but it might be a bit too much work for TO? Still...if he doesn't mind....

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*i'm guessing that Tau online's combined Tau army would end up around 20,000 points

* btw it was blacklotuselite i think who had the barracuda
Lol, probably! Oh ok thnx

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So a kind of Army list section, but there'd only be 1 army list for each army, and it'd be really in-depth?
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This may be cool, but what'd be the point? (No offence intended, I'm really asking) Would it be a kind-of 'model' army to help out Tau newbies? Or what? I'm having trouble imagining this, but it could be cool
No offens etaken. I know what you mean.
It's hard to explain. Say...you could have a page with a 3000pt Tau army etc and say "This is Tau Online's Army".
But you could do it for every race so as not to leave out other non-Tau players.
It may help give Tau Online some identity. I think dE.maCe's idea was pretty kool. It would mean we could get HUGE armies
Sort of like at the beginning of the Marine Codex there are the 2 pictures of the Chapter.
We could have pictures of Tau Online's 'Official' forces. Each army representing the members of TO that collect that army.

Do you understand better now?

Here's my idea for the vague layout.
Tau Online's Official ****** Army
Here's the fluff for the army.
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Here's the Picture of the army
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Below is the Army list divided into HQ, fast attack etc (in columns)
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Below that is a table with opponent/wins/losses
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And further down there is a pic of a char/s with his/their fluff on the right
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Old 10 Oct 2004, 12:38   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tau Online's Official forces.

Yeah that helps me to see it much more now Who would it be aimed at?
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Anyone visiting the site i guess. It'd be a good piece of content to post up on the main site/galleries.

And just wondering, are the wins/losses against the armies of the other races?

And btw each tau detachment would be a cadre obviously...
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Default Re: Tau Online's Official forces.

I'm getting confused over this, would the army lists be 'Model Army Lists' for people to use, or what? I understand the idea, it's just that this bit confuses me..

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Anyone visiting the site i guess. It'd be a good piece of content to post up on the main site/galleries.

And just wondering, are the wins/losses against the armies of the other races?

And btw each tau detachment would be a cadre obviously...
If this idea got in, it'd be as a new section on the website probably
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hmm I view it as both a model army list as well as like a showcase army on which the forum community here has spent time on (constructin army list, writing fluff), not just something pulled together the night before under a drunking fit (as i occasionally do without the drunk part)

Edit: similar to the Armies you see every now and then in white dwarf magazine where people show off their armies etc
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hmm I view it as both a model army list as well as like a showcase army on which the forum community here has spent time on (constructin army list, writing fluff), not just something pulled together the night before under a drunking fit (as i occasionally do without the drunk part)

Edit: similar to the Armies you see every now and then in white dwarf magazine where people show off their armies etc
Ah right, that's probably the best way to look at it. Yeah I like this idea lots now. It's accepted Thanks Rezzy and you for ideas. Now what...? :P
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Yeah it was more of a showcase thing (hence the characters).
Model armies are covered in the forums.
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