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Old 04 Dec 2007, 03:14   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm thinking of collecting a Tau Genesteler Cult. My thoughts so far are to modify FW's with Hybrid arms and heads and then just use Hybrids for Kroot and Kroot Hounds ? I was considering a Genesteler Magus for an Etherial. Has this been done Before ? I did a search but came up with nothing. I was thinking of minimizing the Fire warriors and maxing out Kroot with some Hammerheads in support, with maybe one squad of Pathfinders.

I'm not sure this would be ultra compedative or anything but it would be alot of fun and as I collet Tyranids ATM these armys could team up for a Apocalypse game if they needed to.
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Old 04 Dec 2007, 03:24   #2 (permalink)
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this is a topic that has been up for serious debate for a long time on this site- many of us think that, fluff wise, it would be impossible for a Genestealer cult of any strength to form in Tau societies based on their breeding habits (as in nothing past the 1st phase of a stealer community)

but this should be in house rules i think if you just want to go ahead and do it.
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Old 04 Dec 2007, 03:25   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know, I'd say that they could feasibly form within some of the Tau's auxiliary societies.
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Old 04 Dec 2007, 03:27   #4 (permalink)
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sure- not the Kroot mind you (actually that is one of the best nemisis species in the game) but sure- in other auxiliary societies, sure.
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Old 04 Dec 2007, 03:33   #5 (permalink)
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sure- not the Kroot mind you (actually that is one of the best nemisis species in the game) but sure- in other auxiliary societies, sure.
Why not Kroot? They won't always have a perceptive Shaper around to stop them, and if it's the 'Stealers doing the impregnating rather than the Kroot's adaptive DNA, they wouldn't have much choice...
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Old 04 Dec 2007, 03:49   #6 (permalink)
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you should read kill team, not only the shaper sensed how wrong they were.
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Old 04 Dec 2007, 08:03   #7 (permalink)
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I love how people use the word "Impossible" mean "unlikely" or "hard" or "something I don't like."

Genestealer Cults could take root. They've been doing it for millennia, and the Tau are not some all-conquering mega-race. Nobody said it would be easy, but claiming it is "impossible" is a long way out.
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Old 04 Dec 2007, 08:40   #8 (permalink)
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yeah wargamers right, sure the tau have a set breeding program, but it still could spread.. through the fire cast for example, or the earth caste.. who could put something in the fire caste food, anythings possible :P
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Old 04 Dec 2007, 08:59   #9 (permalink)
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The only thing I'd point out is that the Magi are psykers, so the Ethereal doesn't fullfil the same role per se (although you could claim the leadership bonus/price of failure as being its psychic influence). Other than that I don't really see a problem with this. I'd use the FWs as Hybrids aswell though, some hybrids are almost human in appearance (read: almost Tau in this case) and can still use regular fitting armour and weapons after a fashion.

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Old 04 Dec 2007, 09:31   #10 (permalink)
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I dont put anything past Tyranids. An interesting thought, how would Tau deal with a Genestealer cult rebellion?
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