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Old 31 Dec 2007, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone could help me. i am making a themed tau army, my theme is of a specialist team who operate behind enemy lines and executing lightning raids. i wanted to field commander shadowsun but not as commander shadowsun, by this i mean converting commander shadowsun and using the profile (Perhaps armed with different weapons) but i don't know if i am (for want of a better word) allowed to do this. i would also welcome suggestions for this army list in the areas of units that should/shouldn't be taken.

thanking anybody in advance.
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Old 31 Dec 2007, 20:11   #2 (permalink)
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Well i see two ways how to make such a army-High tech recon force with few firewarriors,pathfinders,stealthsuits 1-2 XV8 and skyray,or Vietnam style with kroots.I would not field Hammerhead or broadside suits i cannot imagine to Main battle tank serve along saboteur unit.However if it comes to your commander but it will depend on your oponents,if they allow you such a commander but i think it would not be a problem,on tournament however will be problem because in my experience they don´t allow special characters,and if will you be playing Apocalypse it will be even more easy.there are some rules about count as rule.i wish you best luck
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Old 31 Dec 2007, 20:17   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice ;D i am converting my skyray into a type of command or communications vehicle and i will have a broadside unit but they will be converted to look the part and only used if they are required

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Old 01 Jan 2008, 07:19   #4 (permalink)
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Well you can call her whatever you want, so long as you tell your opponent before hand. Also, I think she's agreement only so you do need to double check w/ your enemy.

And you can't change out her weapons, she's a Special Character+shes not able to take any wargear or weapon swaps
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Replace the Sniper drones with a Erra'mont'au unit (same exact stats, just specially trained Fire Caste members, they're assassins), Take a tank driver from any of the vehicle kits, you know, the one with the binoculars, he's your spotter, the rest are simply FW's armed with Pulse carbines with a pulse rifle barrel glued to the front of the carbines. No backpack, put on a cloak, a bit of wire from where the antenna usually goes down to the gun's sight, if it's got an unhelmeted head paint the eye closest to said wire a vivid and unnatural color to make it look like a bionic eye, and BOOM! simple, yet elegant, sniper team conversion. I give you the Tau shadow-terror squad.
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Old 01 Jan 2008, 08:34   #6 (permalink)
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Replace the Sniper drones with a Erra'mont'au unit (same exact stats, just specially trained Fire Caste members, they're assassins), Take a tank driver from any of the vehicle kits, you know, the one with the binoculars, he's your spotter, the rest are simply FW's armed with Pulse carbines with a pulse rifle barrel glued to the front of the carbines. No backpack, put on a cloak, a bit of wire from where the antenna usually goes down to the gun's sight, if it's got an unhelmeted head paint the eye closest to said wire a vivid and unnatural color to make it look like a bionic eye, and BOOM! simple, yet elegant, sniper team conversion. I give you the Tau shadow-terror squad.

Thank you.You have just given me a reason to field sniper drones.Tau Rambo conversion here i come.
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Old 01 Jan 2008, 09:54   #7 (permalink)
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thanks for all of the ideas ;D. i have another question: what would be the best way to make a broadside look camoflaged?
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Get a Dreadnought base to put him on, add terrain to the base that he could be using for cover/hiding behind. Ruined pieces of vehicle or broken buildiings for urban camo, etc.
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Old 01 Jan 2008, 17:37   #9 (permalink)
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i saw a shot from chrome hounds where a sniper mech was hiding behind a ruined building with only the barrel of its gun sticking out of a window. that's probably what i'd do if i used broadsides.

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Old 02 Jan 2008, 14:01   #10 (permalink)
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when you all talks about Themed army. i have to ask if Tau can be possessed by Chaos and worship the dark gods and such? And if this is possible can you give me some conversion tips (like paint purple or red instead of blue pulse-fire so it looks like warp-infused weapons)

(sorry if I'm writing bad and use bad English :-\)
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