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Old 07 Jul 2007, 20:49   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any reason that you couldn't attach an Ethereal to unit of Kroot, making them Fearless?
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Old 07 Jul 2007, 20:53   #2 (permalink)
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Fluff=the Kroot don't value the Ethereals like the Tau do- it wouldn't mean anything for them.

Rules= they can't join non-tau units.
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Old 07 Jul 2007, 22:17   #3 (permalink)
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Fluff=the Kroot don't value the Ethereals like the Tau do- it wouldn't mean anything for them.

Rules= they can't join non-tau units.
Where did you get that idea? I don't remeber reading ANYTHING in the codex saying that they couldn't join non-Tau infantry. The ethereals can join any unit they want. It just doesn't always make sense for them to (crisis suits and vespid being a good example) An ethereal could join a kroot squad (and grant them fearless) in a fluffy manner, too: The kroot were PAID to protect the ethereal at a bloody astronomical price... perhaps even given permission to feed on anyone who dared attack their leader... And such fee to be paid to their kindred upon their death.

This might actually make them a fairly nasty combat unit: Give the ethereal an honor blade, upgrade the unit with a shaper, and you could throw out a nasty 63 S4 attacks and 4 S5 attacks on the charge. With fearless the most they'll lose is 3 kroot from combat resolution, and that would take a lot of models. Hell, give the ethereal an EMP grenade too just to **** with your enemy: See him gasp as your ethereal blows the assault cannon off of his land-raider :P
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Old 07 Jul 2007, 23:22   #4 (permalink)
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i'll look over the rules again- but i'm pretty sure the Ethereal can't join.

And besides that, Tau paying kroot with the concept of eating enemies- you do realize the Tau look down on that sort of thing and thats why Kroot society has lead to becoming mercenaries. But i'll double check and post back.
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Old 07 Jul 2007, 23:46   #5 (permalink)
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hey hey hey! Looks like I read it wrong- only Tau may gain the fearless upgrade and the effects of being LOS with the Ethereal, however he can join friendly units! Ha- so maybe you could make an awesome conversion and great background- fantastic!
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 00:19   #6 (permalink)
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Glad that works out. I wasn't sure on the Fearless, but regardless he's still a LD10 Independant Character, which can be a VERY nice boost for an assault-ish squad like Kroot.

The thing about giving explicit permission to feed is exactly what I meant: The Tau are so stalwart on defending their ethereal, as long as the Kroot keep him alive their willing to waive a few tendancies. Considering how firm they are on Kroot serving with them NOT consuming the enemy, this could be a very powerful bribe.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 04:48   #7 (permalink)
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The rule for Kroot eating the dead only applies to Kroot Mercs not Tau Empire. It does say that any Tau unit becomes fearless, I missed that part, but Ld 10 isn't bad.
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also, im pretty sure fluff wise, that tau uh... wouldnt be paying the Kroot at all :-[
they have been "assimilated" and dont get paid anymore, they just earn their way up the Tau Respect meter :

but still, fluff wise it still makes sence
but who's taking an etheral anyway? ???
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 06:51   #9 (permalink)
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My only question is...why are you using an ethereal to begin with...its just about the most worthless model in the game...
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 10:48   #10 (permalink)
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also, im pretty sure fluff wise, that tau uh... wouldnt be paying the Kroot at all :-[
The kroot are mercenaries. They may be exclusive mercenaries to the Tau, but their still mercenaries.
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