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Old 06 Dec 2007, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if it were possible that a cadre could be made up of tau (and auxiliary races) who give up everything to be an "expendable" army for the greater good. Basically they would willing go on suicidal missions for the greater good to spare/save other cadres and civilians.
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 00:52   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like something I'd come up with. >.>;;

But why not? I mean, it's your cadre right? Anything can happen. Including interspecies erotica (if that floats your skimmer. :P)
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 04:31   #3 (permalink)
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I was thinking of wrighting a background on a cadre. If i like the result enough I might take it as my cadres background. However, I wanted the story to jive with the existing fluff.
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 05:27   #4 (permalink)
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Including interspecies erotica (if that floats your skimmer.
How long have you been waiting to say that?
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 05:40   #5 (permalink)
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lol I soo wana know that too!

Really though I think that any auxiliaries would be very allowed to do so,but Tau would not specifically pick them self's for suicide of course unless it "Furthered the Greater Good." Man thats starting to sound like a guide line from my mother.
Other wise I think it would be fine, I just don't see Tau-Higher ranks asking other Tau to do such,but maybe if they asked auxiliaries,cause of course they are just your every day meat shield. :
Really it might be possible but they would be small like a pathfinder squad..Or I believe something about..kill team..But smaller,you can only use Kroot and drones in that kind of situation but I may be wrong. :-X

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Old 07 Dec 2007, 08:55   #6 (permalink)
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I would have thought that given Tau society every single cadre would be like you described. A cadre of fire caste dies, a civilian population of more Tau is saved. That seems to be pretty much exactly what the greater good is all about.
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 09:49   #7 (permalink)
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Totally.

Read IA3, there are two examples in there of 'suicide' missions.

In one instance some Tau are left behind to cover the escape of the rest of their cadre as a whole. They were descriped as a sacrificial rear-guard so it is definatly within Tau tactical methods.

In another instance a very risky air drop was made on an Imperial Airfield. The chances of escape were slim (though they did try) and the Tau were wiped out...after trashing the air field.

Sending in an entire sacrifical cadre is well within the bounds of the fluff, but there would have to be a damn good reason, like saving many more lives than were being lost.
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 15:17   #8 (permalink)
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Including interspecies erotica (if that floats your skimmer.
How long have you been waiting to say that?
;D A couple weeks now. It's replaced my "bloats your goat". :P

To contribute you though, I fully intend on having my cadre include a 13th Platoon sort of group. maybe have it be like, a group of various Gue'vesa and Kroot that have to work together for whatever reason.

Could I do a kill-team like that?
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 16:05   #9 (permalink)
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In the Tau doctrine of warfare there are no expendable troops. Not even Kroot. That being said, there are troops who take on the role of "bait" in the kouyon maneuver. It is a very dangerous role and they are aware of it.

Perhaps your "13th Cadre" could be built around fire warriors who feel that the role of bait in the Kouyon maneuver is the most difficult, and therefore most honorable, role on the battlefield.

An entire army willing to be put itself in danger and be used as bait. Would fit with the fluff and be exactly what you wanted.
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 16:07   #10 (permalink)
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Them not being expendable and them being the few sacrifieced to save the many are different things.
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