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Old 27 Jan 2006, 19:06   #1 (permalink)
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Greatings,
I always want a nice story line for my armys and convert a little bit, but with tau it seems harder, as they all fight for the greater good and rogue tau seem like a bit odd.
What kind of simple yet nice ideas for armys are out there?
My army is going to fight on an ice planet, but now all I need is a reason why they are there, and maybe a bit of a specialised army.
Is this allowed in Tau Sociecity?
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 19:12   #2 (permalink)
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Hm......you can always say that the ice world is their sept. Or they are.......*brain freeze*


Dang it, where's Scizor and Mr.tau when you need them1
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Old 27 Jan 2006, 19:18   #3 (permalink)
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*appears out of smoke* Hello!

My tau are from an ice world called deylth'la (don't know about ths name yet)

My fluff is based on kroot and tau becoming like one race instead of this great divide, because i love kroot and also the harsh conditions force them into a perfect unity. and obviously my tau and kroot are snow-based armour. (kroot are a light blue with furs)

The best thing to do is decide how you want them to be or decide from your colour scheme, like your tau could be quite primal and forest based or on a fire world etc let your imagination run wild man!

Or you could have a sort of conforming roque type thing, they fight for the greater good but in a different way, a way ethereals don't like but don't mind, like an A-TEAM FOR TAU! ;D

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hahah would be cool, with a devilfish pimped like there van !!!
Thx for the hints so far guys, keep them coming
I got my first tau enroute so I just got a bit more time to think about this all
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Well, you are the one who ask us about the colouring scheme for your tau,Mr.tau.

My tau is from a volcanic world, total opposite of Mr. Tau here. ;D
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You could always say that the planet is the only source of a certain resource in the immediate region and a necessary stop over. Thus your army is stationed there to protect the mines and the resupply station. A static list could be used to represent a defence force, alternately you could use a highly mechanized army to represent the need to traverse the harsh wastes rapidly and investigate possible problems.

First determine what you want to do then figure out the fluff for it.

Specialization in Tau is about a specific cadres role. Armies may not be nearly as differing as IG or SM but they are equipped to deal with specific threats so as the threats differ so will the build of the armies. For instance you could use a lot of kroot or gue'vesa mercenaries if you are on a fringe area and need to draw on more auxilary troops, or it could be a human colony in the empire and thus the gue'vesa help defend it, etc.
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This is easy. Your cadre is stationed on Vissel to rehabilitate it. Sitting on the edge of Imperial space, you will oft face armies wishing to sieze its considerable fishing resources. Vissel is also a training world, where your Tau train in freezing tempurtures. (You may model a heater into each model's backpack).

Vissel was fusion bombed during the Damocles Crusade...
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I think we have some rivalry going her vyper ;D come to deylth'la an we'll see how you fare :P

This is what i love about the game, the fact that not everything has to relate to a codex pattern, create your own colour, fluff, stories everything and it's always great to read others materials. It's inspiring to see others doing it, most other people just follow codex standards and say nothing more, i name my fw cadres, personalize suits everything (one of them has a cape!).

The best advice anyone can give is, be yourself and be creative! 8)
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Haha! Mr.tau, come to Sai'sho and we'll see how you fare.

What is your colour scheme again? Mine is scab red, black and gold.
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mines is white armour, with black cloth underneath and ice blue highlights and weapons. and sai'sho will be rubble when i'm done! ;D
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