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Old 29 Jan 2006, 05:10   #1 (permalink)
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im looking for an aprropriate way to stage tau on a volcanic world,ideas?? they are merc heavy as were the 501st who ive kindof given up on

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Well you could go with a low numbers type thing. Two medium squads of Firewarriors mounted in Devilfish and a lot of crisis and stealth battlesuits. Just my thoughts on the matter.
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im looking for an aprropriate way to stage tau on a volcanic world,ideas?? they are merc heavy as were the 501st who ive kindof given up on

(edit) the two armys are still fresh so keep the coments coming
Merc heavy? that would mean kroot,and you could do a human conversion army like giving the FW's human heads and such but they could still count as Mercs
 
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FW given human heads still counting as mercs... what?

There is a chapter approved gue'vesa unit for the Tau army:

http://uk.games-workshop.com/chapter...2Dauxiliaries/

You can even download a free PDF. So far the Tau have 2 auxilaries to work with, Kroot Carnivores and Gue'vesa.
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I don't think a mech army would do well on a volcanic world, with all the ash in the air. Visibility would make flying difficult, and all the airborne particles would be hell on the engines. So I would go with (stylistically at least) a lot of infantry. Black and grey armour for the firewarriors, plenty of broadsides, and human auxillaries.
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FW given human heads still counting as mercs... what?

There is a chapter approved gue'vesa unit for the Tau army:

http://uk.games-workshop.com/chapter...2Dauxiliaries/

You can even download a free PDF. So far the Tau have 2 auxilaries to work with, Kroot Carnivores and Gue'vesa.
i mean for an all mercs army put human heads or something on the models and count them as fire warriors
 
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make their bases black with little lava flows, their color scheme should be a kind of darkish thing, and it would be fluffy to give them blacksun filters so they could see even though the ash would black the sun.
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I don't think a mech army would do well on a volcanic world, with all the ash in the air. Visibility would make flying difficult, and all the airborne particles would be hell on the engines. So I would go with (stylistically at least) a lot of infantry. Black and grey armour for the firewarriors, plenty of broadsides, and human auxillaries.
But how are infantry going to escape lava flows? A mech army that makes high use of battlesuits and not tanks. So lots of crisis and/or stealth suits with a few hammerheads and a couple of mounted firewarrior squads.

And lonely Tau what on earth are you talking about with all mercs? There is no such thing. Kroot Mercenaries have their own army list and a gue'vesa auxilary army uses the regular guard with doctrines found here:

http://uk.games-workshop.com/imperialguard/doctrines/2/

Tau dont give their equipment so totally to their auxilaries. There is no merc force. If you want to do a gue'vesa auxilary army you do guard with doctrines, if you want to do all kroot you do a kroot mercs list.
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special grav equipment like the jet board in jak 2
 
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special grav equipment like the jet board in jak 2
Tau dont have such a thing though and how would that transport the weight of a broadside and if the planet is so ash covered that ships have problems how would mantas or orcas come in to extract infantry units. On a volcanic world the possibility of erruptions is deffinetly there and on foot your doomed, battlesuits probably have the speed and systems to escape and Devilfish and Hammerheads likely have navigation systems.
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