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Future Tau allies- what do we need?
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 18:31   #1 (permalink)
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Default Future Tau allies- what do we need?

It seems that GW has outlined that the Tau use allies when they work in conjunction with other Tau units.

Vespid work with Crisis suits

Kroot compliment a kind of additional scout element and fill the lack of close combat

Gue'vesa- kind of a skirmisher element, somewhere between firewarrior and kroot.

SO that being said- what else would make sense that the Tau need. We know that there are two more races mentioned in Apocalypse, but what do YOU think is the next necessary step in Auxiliary needs.
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 18:51   #2 (permalink)
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Like I have outlined in the past a sponge to soak up enemy firepower.

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=57093.0

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Old 15 Apr 2008, 19:03   #3 (permalink)
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i'd just like to see improvements for the existing auxiliaries, but just some more options for weapons and gear. other than that, the current auxiliaries seem fine, though it would be cool to see models of demiurg and nicassar.
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 19:08   #4 (permalink)
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I'd agree with Genmotty, we need something that can just sit and take pain for a long period of time. Other than that and psychers we don't need anything.

Not that we need psychers, I think that could potentially ruin the Tau.
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 19:19   #5 (permalink)
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I'd like to see more kroot in the codex
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 19:32   #6 (permalink)
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More kroot for me also. They are supposed to adapt and alter their dna so why don't we have more options for them. Wings anyone ... poison ... fleet. Most of the work is already done in the kroot dex they just need to modify it and add it to the Tau dex.

I love my space chickens! Flesh them out and they would be killer combined with the Tau.
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 19:32   #7 (permalink)
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I'd agree with Genmotty, we need something that can just sit and take pain for a long period of time.
That's pretty much what I feel as well. If we need anything, it should probably along the lines of that. Particularly, I always wanted something that could truly tie up a specialist cc unit in assault. Kroot are nice troops, but they have like, zilch staying power. The kind of unit I want wouldn't need to be particularly killy, but I want it to actually be able to HOLD OFF a true assault unit like ChappyASMs or Striking Scorps etc.

Otherwise, if that's too radical a change, I'd at least like to have the now defunct Kroot Mercenaries list worked into the Tau Empire list. On that note, it'd be nice to have more development for the Gue'vesa so they can be a more than just "IG-that-happen-to-work-for-Tau".
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 19:35   #8 (permalink)
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I would like something slow and reliable, not terrible in surviving close combat but not really equipped for it. The tactical niche would be to act as a static block for units rolling up a flank. I think Demiurg would be perfect for this.
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 19:37   #9 (permalink)
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idea: if kroot take a shaper you have several shapings to choose from(wings, chameleonic etc)
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Old 15 Apr 2008, 19:38   #10 (permalink)
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This may be a stupid question but what are the Demiurg supposed to look like?
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