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Old 07 Jun 2007, 03:17   #1 (permalink)
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Right, so my army is nearing the 1500 point mark (I have almost all the stuff, just a question of painting it) And I am considering a display board to; Impress my friends, Impress my opponents, get full composition marks in tournaments.

My force is mechanized Tau with three hammer heads and three devilfish, the army list is already up here http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=46436.0 What I need your help on is deciding how to theme my display board, I've got several possibility's:

1. The inside of a Tau hanger, basically a staging ground for an attack.
2. A Tau outpost on a planet, landing pads for the vehicles, Infantry on the ground.
3. Same as above but with the outpost hovering above water.
4. A dirt road with my forces traveling along it

Thoughts? Suggestions? Other ideas? Which do you like best?
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 07:30   #2 (permalink)
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I've never done one of these before, but I really like your ideas. The first and the last sound the best, and I think the deciding factor is how your army is painted. If they have that "fresh from the factory" look that is so nice on Tau, then the hanger would be perfect. If they are battle worn and showing damage, then trekking along a dusty dirt road would make them look superb.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 13:10   #3 (permalink)
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I've always wanted to do the Tau hangar display board. Another idea I've kicked around is trying to model the cadre dropping from a Manta. Of course to do that, your cadre would need to first be deployable from a Manta in which case you'd need to drop 2 of your Skimmer chassis.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 13:47   #4 (permalink)
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It depends on how they're based. If they're based like they're in a hangar then do the hangar display.

If they're based more normally then do the outpost with landing pads.
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Personally I think the hanger would look pretty cool, just needs detailing etc so that its less plain.. though just having the army on the ground, as though they're moving would be good - it gives you other options such as having the tanks floating over hills or something, gives you varying height options to make certain elements stand out etc. And basing the models would still have them fit in with most grass tables that seem to be around..
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 20:56   #6 (permalink)
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1st Choice--- Hangar

2nd Choice would be--- Hangar. Yeah.
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Old 07 Jun 2007, 21:26   #7 (permalink)
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Hanger it will be then! Just need to get a description of one now.
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Hanger it will be then! Just need to get a description of one now.
Maybe you should take a look at Shi'ur's terrain thread.
Hang on a moment and I'll find it.

EDIT: And here it is: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=25615.0
Take a look around there for some inspiration.
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Old 08 Jun 2007, 02:54   #9 (permalink)
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Well, technically, the first choice is always a manta.

It's just that the hangar is the first reasonable option. =)
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