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by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Sep 29 2017 09:28
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!
Replies: 39
Views: 2691

Re: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!

We have ethereals and guardian drones that give mek and painboy bonuses for cheaper. 26 breachers and guardian drones plus ethereal for less points than 30 boys with mek and painboy. Breachers can put the hurt on heavy targets a lot better than boys can. We are down only one toughness but have a bet...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Sep 29 2017 12:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!
Replies: 39
Views: 2691

Re: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!

Consider, a breacher is only SLIGHTLY more expensive than a ork boy... 2 squads of 10 breachers with a guardian drone in each for about the same points as 30 boyz. You can totally zerg breachers!
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 18 2017 04:49
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Modeling Tau Females - a discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: Modeling Tau Females - a discussion

Personally I enjoy the fact that T'au troops can be either gender without it really needing any adaptions to the models, its also great that GW have started including female heads in the Fire Warrior kits, as well as the ghostkeel pilot. Basing the T'au fluff of not keeping families together in a w...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 18 2017 04:40
Forum: Library
Topic: Ethereal enslaver theory
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Ethereal enslaver theory

My recent theory is that the Interex who were not destroyed in M31 fled into a pocket of warp space not inhabited by chaos or maybe even into a parallel dimension. The Interex, who were close to the Eldar and collected/understood many ancient artifacts that no one else in the entire galaxy understo...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 17 2017 06:31
Forum: Library
Topic: Ethereal enslaver theory
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Ethereal enslaver theory

Etherials come sometime after m34. Also enslavers are pre chaos gods. Mind the warp has creatures unrelated to chaos in it. In m41 chaos encompases MOST of the warp, but not all of it. In the past, pre fall of the eldar and the age of strife, the warp was a lot more stable and many creatures lived t...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 17 2017 04:02
Forum: Library
Topic: Ethereal enslaver theory
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Ethereal enslaver theory

Ok this is a strange and interesting theory. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY0Ittengw8 Its a video by a 40k youtuber putting forth an interesting but out there theory that suggests that ethereals are a evolved from the enslavers. I don't think its true, but its an interesting story none the less. Be...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 17 2017 12:47
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Tau 'Caution' colors
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Tau 'Caution' colors

So T'au is an arid world with browns and dust colors shown as good camouflage. Yellow doesnt really stand out against this so would be a horrible color to draw the tau eye. As others noted high contrast is good for many reasons. So either tau use white against a dark shade or black against a lighter...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 13 2017 01:24
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 2912

Re: The Tau Sorcerer

Dear Tau'fann, I hate to say it, but I think we've reached the end of this discussion thread. In Summation: Shas'O Bentu'nan – Yes, it would be possible for a non-psyker Tau to conjure using a book of rituals. Though why would they? I agree. It was a good discussion with many interesting points of ...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 09 2017 08:56
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 2912

Re: The Tau Sorcerer

So some critical details from reading tons of 40k wikis. Sorcery/magic does not nessisary derive from the chaos gods. It exsisted before them, it is part of the warp. Kinda like how enslavers are from the warp but not part of chaos. Often the knowledge of spells is unknown to mortals, but known to d...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 08 2017 08:01
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: [Project] TwilightFox's Tau Army
Replies: 23
Views: 1690

Re: [Project] TwilightFox's Tau Army

Fantastic! It looks great!

I very glad you post your progress, its fun to follow along!
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 07 2017 08:55
Forum: Engaging the Alien
Topic: Culexus in auxiliary detachment?
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Culexus in auxiliary detachment?

That all said, wargaming exclusive has tau versions of the assassins. Neat models
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 07 2017 01:58
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 2912

Re: The Tau Sorcerer

Oh its clear to me that even if it can be done, the tau wouldnt do it. Knowing the imperium, I think a lot of psyker tech like geller fields require a person with psyker potential being used as a material in the construction of the device. Both having a psyker to use and the concept of turning a per...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 07 2017 12:00
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: O'Gra'Vinus
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: O'Gra'Vinus

I fully respect full time dads! Its a career i wish i had! I must ask though, how old are your kids and have you introduced them to 40k? My little guy is only 9 months old but i am agonizing over when and how to show him 40k. Its a pretty extreme setting and obviously inappropriate for younger audie...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 07 2017 11:56
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 2912

Re: The Tau Sorcerer

I think aun'va had said something to the tune of "the warp is no place for the greater good." The tau know the warp exsists but have concluded that its safer to avoid looking into it. At least at the state level. Its likely that the true leaders of the tau are fully aware of the warp and i...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 07 2017 10:20
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 2912

Re: The Tau Sorcerer

So you are talking about what's basically Summoning/the Blood Tithe system in the rules. Making the warp do things without having the ability to actually harness the powers of the warp on your own. Since T'au have such small signature in the warp they are EXTREMELY unlikely to influence it in a way...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 07 2017 09:32
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 2912

The Tau Sorcerer

Now hold onto your anger of talking about the warp and tau in the same breath! This exercise in 40k lore is not about what does happen, but rather what could happen. Im interested in examining the possibility space in the exsisting lore, not make new stuff up. So, is it POSSIBLE that a Tau could use...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 05 2017 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use crisis model as commander units
Replies: 47
Views: 3222

Re: Use crisis model as commander units

Yeah, my first commander back in the day from the old kit was just a standard suit with a few pewter options for weapons and heads. As such using a standard suit as a commander is legal since an official GW model was sold that was just that. Paint wise it is standard to paint the commanders entire h...
by Shas'O Bentu'nan
Aug 04 2017 09:38
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: [Project] TwilightFox's Tau Army
Replies: 23
Views: 1690

Re: [Project] TwilightFox's Tau Army

Much cleaner! Does a good job at ballancing out the figure.

I see the turret in the background. Those got large flat surfaces, when finished lets see how the scheme looks on that.

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