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Old 25 Nov 2005, 16:55   #1 (permalink)
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I've gone too far this time. I've decided to do two things:
a) to use Imperial Docrines with a Gue'vesa unit
b) use Rough Riders in a Tau army

This is entirely experimental, but I'm going to write on the experience. I've always seen Tau as a "Horse and Musket" army, if only because their guns are so long. Fluffwise, they seem to have missed the entire "Horse" part of military development, but I'm going to try it anyways.

Cavalry Auxiliaries!!!

Good Gue'vesa idea or something that is so horribly non-Tau that it should be striken from the records forever?
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Well technically you can just bring in allies from a gue'vesa guard army, whos to say rough riders wouldnt be in such an army. Using the allies rules it should be fairly easy. Not a bad idea.
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Default Re: Gue'vesa Rough Riders!

Thats a great idea, in fact ithink i might even do it ;D

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What if you made a conversion on the Rough Riders and the Krootox, putting a RR rider on a Krootox. That would be pretty fluffy and might look pretty good if you get it right.
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The kroot have a cavalry unit riding Knarlocs I think they are called. You can see them here:
http://k.grubert.free.fr/images/news..._knarrider.jpg

Those might give you some ideas. Forge World stuff is expencive but it does look good. Though it may be far cheaper to convert a krootox into a knarloc. Actually Ive seen it done here:
http://s3.invisionfree.com/Kovash_Ta...showtopic=1860

Lots of things to work with.
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Old 25 Nov 2005, 20:39   #6 (permalink)
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I like the idea of tau using human cavalry. It seems like the kind of thing that they would do, leaving the really dangerous jobs to the humans :P

Does anybody else think the knarlocs look like something from "star-wars"? I don't like them very much. A converted krootox might look good though.
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I'd have my Gue'vesa Rough Riders on like....either speederbike things. Lol...in my friends Guard army, he made one with Preferred Enemy:Tyranids, so he took some cadian+catachan bitz and made riders on Tyranid gaunts. Funny stuff, they have reigns and saddles and everything.
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I've been wanting to make some roughriders, and have been trying to decide on the perfect steed. I have a bunch of Hormagaunts/Termagaunts from the Battle of MacCraggae box set......I think that will be perfect.

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Well technically you can just bring in allies from a gue'vesa guard army, whos to say rough riders wouldnt be in such an army. Using the allies rules it should be fairly easy. Not a bad idea.
How can you have a "gue'vesa" army? What would be the HQ? I am not exactly clear on the rules. I just though they were a troops choice.
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Old 26 Nov 2005, 03:06   #10 (permalink)
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How do allies work? Is it in the Rulebook? If so, where?

Also, I tried them out today, and... I really need more practice with them. They seriously need higher initiative, but that's just humans.

My unit of eight were killed slowly by the enemy's inquisitor. Damn rosarius! If it weren't for his 4+ inv he would have died first round!
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