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Old 03 Dec 2006, 12:33   #1 (permalink)
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Default Woke up with some ideas about Tau special characters.

I was thinking that whenever the new Tau Codex comes out, there should be lots of special characters. I just thought of this idea, so it needs tweaking. They would be ethereals, each from his own sept and their characteristics would be better than a normal ethereal but their points cost would be elevated as well. Each would have the Price of Failure rule and inspiring presence along with another rule unique to their sept. Maybe they are each equipped with an Honour Blade and grenades of both kinds and a hardwired shield generator. They could have a retinue of fire warriors too.
Points Cost: about 80 - 90 points
Now remerber this is just an idea so feel free to comment.
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Old 03 Dec 2006, 13:36   #2 (permalink)
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Uhh...I'm new here but I'm pretty sure the Tau have had their new codex since 2005...is 5th edition coming up or something?
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Old 03 Dec 2006, 13:38   #3 (permalink)
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i mean the next codex coming out in 2030 or whatever.
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Old 03 Dec 2006, 13:39   #4 (permalink)
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Actually, the real fun might be the exact opposite. Instead of special characters, a "Fio brainstorm": more special weapons/equipment. Worse yet would be if they start studying the 'inner workings' of whatever some captured mekboys start putting together when given a scrapheap.

I mean, who cares if you've got big special codex guy that everyone else has? He's a dude on a hover-toilet; big deal.

But we all love our own, carefully customised 'generic' 'Os and 'Els, right? Would be great to make THEM special with even more of the wierd/unique stuff we're seeing...
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Maybe they are each equipped with an Honour Blade and grenades of both kinds and a hardwired shield generator. They could have a retinue of fire warriors too.
Points Cost: about 80 - 90 points
Arhem, we HAD a character like this - his name is Aun`Shi, an Ethereal who wields an Honour Blade, has Grenades, a Hardwired Shield Gen and gives the Firewarrior team he has chosen as his "retinue" a stat boost.

I`d prefer new, shiny equipment, as Nova said, over new special character... mm... assault rail rifles for m Shas`O! ;D
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a special character i have two ideas
1. a special character that is mounted in a vehicle
2. a special non tau playable in tau vespid kroot or maybe somthing different yes i know about the ledgendary shaper but you can't use him anymore
what codex did he last apear in anyway i can't find him there a pic in my older one but no stats
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Not to mention that Anghkor Prok (the shaper you mentioned) is long dead, fluff-wise. :P
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I guess It doesn't have to be ethereals. Maybe it could be more crisis suit heros with shiny awesome weapons.
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i mean somthing along the lines of Asdrubeal vect from the DE when i say vehicle mounted
look here
http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4.../asdrubael.htm
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I think the best special character GW can put in a codex is Shas'O R'myr's Battlesuit (from Imperial Armour). Or an ethereal with a battlesuit XV22, not with two fusion blasters but with some sort of blade like O'shovah.

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