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Old 15 May 2006, 15:09   #1 (permalink)
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Hey sup tau fans,

I was messing about with lizardmen parts and tau stuff liek you've all done and pulled it off. Now my brother collects Tau I play Daemon hunters. Now im doing many race convertions to add to his army (mainly showcase). I was wondering do you think the vespid and kroot show this multi race empire enough?
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Old 15 May 2006, 15:51   #2 (permalink)
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The Kroot and the Vespid are the main alien races in the Tau armies. There are others like human soldiers, and merc races.

Yes the kroot and vespid do a good job of showing how many races are in the empire but if you want more just paint up some IG in you bothers army colors and count them as Gue'la.
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Old 15 May 2006, 16:59   #3 (permalink)
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yeah there plenty for an empire but in standard small games i just stick to tau and kroot
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Old 15 May 2006, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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I think there should indeed be more races in the Tau empire, but not too much ... maybe just 1 or 2 more (elite and another troop?) to show the diversity. To bad they only gave us new vespid (altough they rock) there where enough drawings to make tons of allied races.

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Old 15 May 2006, 17:03   #5 (permalink)
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It's because kroot and vespids are that good they don't need other species ;D

But i suppose it would be interesting, just don't tread into things that look star wars-ish or else it'll be a poor looking empire ;D

(Plus the fanboys would probably kill you in a blitzkrieg of plastic lightsabers ;D)
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Old 15 May 2006, 17:18   #6 (permalink)
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Well as I said before it's not that there aren't other races figting for the TE it's just that they fight only in one system and aren't used as widely as the Kroot and Vespid are. You can always model a new race but remember what they said aovut the races intergrated into the military. The races must agment or improve the ablilities of existing troops. Kroot were stealthy like stealths. Vespids were hardy(T4 like the Crisis suits) and fast helping to ade them in fights. So new races in the army would be like sharpshooters for the pathfinders, or a race that has the range of the FW and gives fire support, Tanks that are tougher the Hammerheads and draw fire be looking scary allowing the HH to rail the h*** out of the enemy. things like that are what makes a new race good and balanced, there would be no real need for CC units in the Tau army because they rely on speed and distance to help defeat the enemy.
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Old 16 May 2006, 01:31   #7 (permalink)
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while i think the Kroot and Vespid represent the armys best fighting races im sure there are others that do things that are just as important (aka merchants and etc) so if you want there is probably always room for some lizardmen kroot in a Tau army

hey while thinking about this i wonder, where do other races fit into the caste system?
 
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My take on this is, and the Tau Empire in general is that there are many more races than just whats in the codex. My theory is that the other races are more locallised, that is, the either dont travel from their onw worlds or stay in their home systems/septs. The vespid and the kroot are simply the main allies that will travel the empire to fight.
Other races may not even have their own armies and rely on the empire to protect them, they may be resource gatherers and manufacturers.

There is a whole list of reasons why we dont have anymore races in the codex but these are just a few of mine. lol
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Old 16 May 2006, 01:48   #9 (permalink)
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It's because kroot and vespids are that good they don't need other species ;D
Dane cook has nothing on you. :P

I wish the tau had more races to choose from personally, but their empire hasnt expanded too far yet really so it makes sense only 2 races would be acceptable into the tau armed forces. Its a matter of game balance and codex size, we already have a good number of units, if we 3-4 more choices from other races it'd be a bit extreme.
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while that is true i'm pretty sure that in the codex it says that there is other races that fight for the Tau
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