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Old 07 Nov 2007, 09:48   #1 (permalink)
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check this out.



don't know if this has been discussed here before. I found this at the Bell of lost souls who claims it is a tau camel cavalry auxilery. Is this a new model or just a proxy with home-made rules?
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 10:11   #2 (permalink)
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'Fraid your image is a red cross of doom, but I followed the link and:

The model looks more like LOTR scale, something else added to Harad.
The guy is wrong.
It could be a simple conversion with unofficial rules, however it doesn't seem like something the Tau would use.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 10:41   #3 (permalink)
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indeed thought so too when I saw he is surrounded by harad.

besides, blowpipes seems hardly a weapon used in the 41st millenium :
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 18:16   #4 (permalink)
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Plus it looks totally non-Tau in any way.

However, the Fantasy Empire guys manning the IG guns and tanks were pretty cool, as was the Land Raider with the cannon and helblaster guns...
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 18:19   #5 (permalink)
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maybe cut off the feet and then add anti grav thrusters, then you are getting there
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 20:49   #6 (permalink)
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Damn, I thought I was being original when I converted Empire halberds into Guardsmen. Ya, that Camel thing isn't even 40k. I don't the the Tau would even use Cavalry.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 21:03   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tau Camel Cavalry Auxilery???

If you read on down the post, the very last sentence does reveal that this is in fact a LoTR model. (Basically the very last sentence)

I was all excited too....
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 21:43   #8 (permalink)
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Damn, I thought I was being original when I converted Empire halberds into Guardsmen. Ya, that Camel thing isn't even 40k. I don't the the Tau would even use Cavalry.
I beg to differ.

Yes, the TAU themselves wouldn`t use cavalry (at least not in battle; patrolling urban areas might be another topic).

But auxilliaries are another matter completely (*cough* Knarloc Riders *cough*).

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Old 07 Nov 2007, 23:56   #9 (permalink)
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Damn, I thought I was being original when I converted Empire halberds into Guardsmen. Ya, that Camel thing isn't even 40k. I don't the the Tau would even use Cavalry.
I beg to differ.

Yes, the TAU themselves wouldn`t use cavalry (at least not in battle; patrolling urban areas might be another topic).

But auxilliaries are another matter completely (*cough* Knarloc Riders *cough*).

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Indeed I believe there are MANY instances in which Tau themselves would use cavalry. Like you said, perhaps not in battle, but mounts like horses do provide many benefits over a mechanical counterpart in many situations. That's why mounts are STILL used by police and military forces today, even though we have advanced technology that could theoretically replace them.

Mounts are cheaper to make (breed), cheaper to maintain, and can often go where heavy armor can't.
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Old 08 Nov 2007, 08:50   #10 (permalink)
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Exactly. In battle, they`re rather pointless - everything a mount can do, a battlesuit can do better, except for the "cheap"-part - though the Tau as a whole never are inclined to use the "just swarm `em"-approach.

Bit in a civilian setting, horses and other mounts are less intimidatiing than Battlesuits (imagine Tau troops patrolling a newly conquered Gue`la world... I do think horses would be a better choice than Crisis suits and/or fully motorised patrols with Piranhas and Devilfish ).
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