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Old 31 Jan 2006, 11:03   #1 (permalink)
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I've recently got into SM and is it allowed if I can use 'em as auxillaries? I've already drowned them in fluff(I'll post it later). In the fluff I make them a breakaway faction that the emporer doesnt know about, and they despise him. I'm also gonna pimp 'em out with tau decals.
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You may only use Gue'vesa auxiliaries listed on the GW website... Marines are most definately not listed therein!
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the only space marine "mercenaries" would be space marine renegades, and they'd rather fight for themselves, for loot and kit, and would rather work for the traitor legions than upstart xeno scum.

short answer is "no".
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auxillaries? human auxillaries like on the gw website
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no no no- a thousand times no, space marines with tau is maybe as big as a no as Necron's working with anyone. The only recorded incident of Space marines working with tau is Tau mercenaries being bought by the Traitor legions
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Hm....SM auxiliaries. But the Idea won't work as they are trained and psycho-conditioned by the Imperium. I would like to think that instead of working with the tau, they will chop the tau alive.
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it is a nice idea, and a very good source of inspiration for conversion!

The only thing I suggest you do, is to make a significant divergence space marines chapter, and go crazy assembling SM with tau bitz. The other way is to make a legion of the damned army, use the tau models as "count as" traitors, and take some tau converted chaos space marines for your allies as well as some mercenary kroots. That should fit with your idea of a breakaway faction.

Chaos space marines don't have to be full on chaos. At the beginning of becoming chaos, CSM are more like pirates, so it could hold together...

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no no no- a thousand times no, space marines with tau is maybe as big as a no as Necron's working with anyone. The only recorded incident of Space marines working with tau is Tau mercenaries being bought by the Traitor legions
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The Ultramarines and Imperial Guard worked with the Tau albeit grudgingly on Dolumar IV for the events of Firewarrior. Take that as you will.

SM as auxilaries however... no. Ive explored many ways with the fluff and the answer is simply no. The Tau society is far too different from the Space Marines for them to ever turn from their psycho conditioning. Chaos can draw them with trickery and sorcery but Tau have none of those tools.

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Space Marines and Tau working together?

Further proof that Black Library books are not official fluff in any way shape or form.

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you can only use Gaurd for the Human's with the Tau

Remember allways have them with Tau Rifles
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