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Old 27 Feb 2006, 00:42   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I am going to have several left over Fire Warriors, and I need to pick one of my two back burner Tau themes they are

Theme one:
Ice Warriors of D'Tyr
Background: The Ice Warriors of D'Tyr, the Only moon of Hydras are specialists at moving and shooting. And for some reason always end up in CC. They are hot blooded dispite being living in an ice world. The freezing tundra has made it nessicary for the Tau to use enviromental suits.
Charachter: These warrirors are lead by the Charismatic Aun'vre D'Tyr Anuk Sha'is, who is noted for his usage of a Hape Plasma Scyth.
Themed Units: No kroot, or Hammerheads (other than Skyrays) Fire Warriors with Carbines and Photon Grenades, must have at least 2 units of Gue'vesa , with Carbines and EMP grenades. No Devilfish. Stealth only in elite, Aun as Hq (though must have a Crisis, CIB Multi Tracker and BC) Pathfinders. Lots of Path finders.
Allies and Enemies: same as all my other Tau
Tatics: Keep running, using ML's to lower LD on pinning tests
Scheme: Bleach Bone Armour, Catacha green cloth, skull white highlight, black and red details.
Conversions and Equipment: Arm Badge, no bare-heads, photon grenades, back packs.
Favourite terrian: ice world

Or two
Boarding Party of Tol'Mal'caor
Background: The Boarders of Tol'Mal'caor (Command Spider) are an honoured unit of space warriors. They launch attacks in space using Orcas or Mantas to board and butcher.
Charachter: Kor'O D'Tyr Shas'vre Y'ldei Mal'caor Mont'yr, he is a Kor, but he does use a Crisis Suit.
Themed Units: No kroot, or tanks (includes Piranhas)
Allies and Enemies: same as all my other Tau
Tatics: Keep run around and shoot people.
Scheme: Codex Grey Cloth, and Black armour, codex grey+bleached bone high light, blue and green deatials.
Conversions and Equipment: No arm Bagde, Carbines and Photon grenades. No bare heads.
Favourite Terrian: City Fight/Ships

Which should I do?
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I like the amount of character youve added to your Tau. Please tell me you have a pic heavy website!!

For a pick, I'd pick the Iceworlders. I'd look into actic camo pattern for the cloth section though, since green would be.. jarring. I'd guess arctic camo colors would be Ice Blue, Codex Grey, and Skull White, in increasing amounts of area coverage.

The problem with the boarding team is that they arent Kroot. 'nuff said.
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Sorry, I have no website, (do you know any good pic sites?)

It is a tundra, there is grass

I have I ice warrior done, he looks even better than my normal Reapers of Hydras army!
(And yes, I love themed armys I live sleep and breath themed armys, heck I make themed armys for people! For free!)

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id say give the boarders tanks that arent opened top (everything but the pihrana basically) because in a space fight you would probably want tanks and if they were landing you would definitely want tanks. otherwise its good.

id say go with the ice warriors of D'tyr
 
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Yeahm but it would be hard to move a tank around the corridors of a space ship
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thats what Railguns and Burst Cannons are for...


... trying to think of the movie referrence where a new doorway was created with a machinegun.... I guess 5th Element/Chris Tucker moment.

anyways, with 2 seperate burst cannons, a garage sized doorway isnt too out of the question... but a Tank on boarding actions is.

Id say Stealth Suits with Fusion Blaster special teammate (to open armored hatches) makes sense, as well as EMP grenades. Too bad FWs dont have special weapons options. Nah, what makes sense is Kroot 'pirate boarders' with Stealth commandoes slipping in under the chaos to accomplish the real goal.

I'd still pick the Iceworld Tau though... although the boarding team is making me think more and more thataway...
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I will egt them both done eventually.

I forgot to metntion that Kor'O Mont'yr is VERY rasist, almost to an Eldar level. he will not serve with not Tau, or let them on to his ship (Tol'Mal'caor).

So Ice world is what I'm feeling here, (It will come after Orks or Imperials, Can't decide which will come first) but I'll have 12 Fire warriors left over from the Battleforce.

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