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Old 31 Mar 2006, 01:08   #1 (permalink)
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Default First and Second Sphere themed lists.

Well, since the new 'dex shoes the technology of the Third Sphere expantion, I thought it might be cool to have a themed/special-rule army so we can represent the Tau cadres of the FIrst and Second sphere. Post ideas here.

My Second Sphere idea- Use Codex Tau Empre but only use units also included in Codex Tau. You can use Aun'shi. Pathfinder s follow the old CA Rail Rifles article.
Special Issue may be cued, but only 1 piece of ANY Special Issue wargear can be used. So you can't have both a CIB and a Positonal Relay in the army but only one.
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 03:21   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: First and Second Sphere themed lists.

A good representation of a first-phase force would probably be the Farsight list from the first 'dex (haven't got the new one yet, so I don't know if it's different.) That would be my only suggestion.
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Well think about this though, the armies that took the third phase worlds came from first and second phase colonies. During their new conquests they had access to these new weapons and tools of war. I would imagine that all the armies across the empire have the same access to these items as anyone else. Just the composition and tactics would change. For instance a Vior'la army may make use of a lot more firewarriors and infantry and fewer auxilaries where a dal'yth force might use a lot more auxilaries and include at least one unit of gue'vesa, kroot and vespids. Unlike the Imperium the forces of the Tau arent that unique from one another, the equipment available to one is also going to be available to others. To try for a theme just read the descriptions of each sept and try to base your armies colors and build around that. It helps now that we have a sept symbol for all the major septs of first, second and third phase expansions.
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Default Re: First and Second Sphere themed lists.

Wouldn't it be easier to make armies with special rules based on which sept they hail from, like the imperial guard doctrines?
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The point is that Tau DO NOT have that much difference. There are a million worlds or more in the Imperium, the differences you can have between different armies there is infinite. The Tau Empire has 8 first phase, 7 second phase and 2 third phase septs... for a grand total of 17 highly populated worlds. There just is not enough difference in the empire to allow for something like the doctrines. So in tactics and unit choices is where the difference must be made.
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