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by Kakapo42
Nov 20 2017 09:10
Forum: Library
Topic: Are there any examples of Tau Cybernetics?
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Are there any examples of Tau Cybernetics?

From the original 3rd edition Codex: Tau: Tau Commanders are formidable warriors, frequently sporting scars, bionics and disfigurements earned in their career. Hard-wired support systems are also a kind of cybernetics. In addition to their battlesuit systems, some Tau have support systems hard-wired...
by Kakapo42
Nov 20 2017 07:08
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Kakapo's Cadre Redux
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: Kakapo's Cadre Redux

Just one thing, your shas'ui seems to be a shas'vre :D Ahh, only if they were a regular line Hunter Cadre. ;) As a Guards Cadre the 42nd T'au Guards make use of full-colour helmets for their Shas'Ui infantry leaders, both as a sign of their elite status and due to being exclusively made up of veter...
by Kakapo42
Nov 12 2017 03:36
Forum: Library
Topic: Weekly Discussion #1: What happens to Gue'vesa once they join the Tau?
Replies: 19
Views: 699

Re: Weekly Discussion #1: What happens to Gue'vesa once they join the Tau?

The traditional answer, from classic background lore, is that like other auxiliary species Gue'vessa are effectively considered their own caste and, like other auxiliary species, are largely left to their own devices. The Tau tend to prefer hands-off management of the auxiliaries and give the variou...
by Kakapo42
Nov 10 2017 09:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tigershark Fighter-Bomber up for pre-order
Replies: 16
Views: 560

Re: New Tigershark Fighter-Bomber up for pre-order

For what it's worth, I've always had great experience with Forgeworld models. I've made more than a few purchases with them in recent history but have only ever encountered one or two serious mould defects (and even then they were either virtually unnoticeable to the untrained eye or fairly simple t...
by Kakapo42
Nov 07 2017 07:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 770

Re: How can I buy?

While I appreciate the difficult situation described in the OP, and always like to see the tabletop hobby propagated further, I must advise caution before continuing any further here. Online commerce can be a dark and murky place, especially for a volunteer-run site such as ATT. I recommend taking a...
by Kakapo42
Nov 06 2017 06:48
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Choosing a Paint Scheme for my Shas'ui
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Choosing a Paint Scheme for my Shas'ui

I like option 2 the best - the combination of both red and white panels on the third option make the colour scheme a little too chaotic at the scale of an infantry model (as opposed to larger models like battlesuits and vehicles where there's enough room to incorporate both colours in the quantity n...
by Kakapo42
Nov 04 2017 09:46
Forum: Modelling
Topic: How to avoid identical Fireblades?
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: How to avoid identical Fireblades?

If you're wanting to give your Shas'nel a helmet, then you should know that you're likely going to have to cut off that triangular vent thing on the model's back. It is possible to just about fit a Firewarrior helmet onto the model with the vent in place, or better yet reversed, but there's almost n...
by Kakapo42
Oct 30 2017 01:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are the Tau hated?
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Why are the Tau hated?

To the best of my knowledge, the Tau have always had difficulty finding acceptance in some circles of the 40k community. There are several aspects to the cause of this. The Tau come from a period in 40k's meta-history that is defined by both great change and great controversy. 3rd edition was alread...
by Kakapo42
Oct 29 2017 01:57
Forum: Library
Topic: Making a Tau Phonetic Alphabet
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Making a Tau Phonetic Alphabet

We know the numbers 1-8, which correspond to the 1st-8th letters of the Tau alphabet, but we don't know which letters those actually are. Tau numbers are (from what I gather at least) typically considered to be the eight characters that appear on the first edition Tau transfer sheet, a small light ...
by Kakapo42
Oct 26 2017 07:01
Forum: Library
Topic: ATT Personnel Records
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Character Creation

Why should the named characters from GW be the only ones with detailed histories? Shas'O Kel'var has just as distinct a personality as O'Shovah, or Commander Sternshield. As someone who also enjoys tinkering with background lore just as much as, if not more than, any other part of the hobby, I whol...
by Kakapo42
Oct 23 2017 07:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concrete objectives
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Concrete objectives

Warhammer 40,000 rulebooks generally contain some advice on creating your own special scenario rules, usually included as part of a hobby section towards the back, but I am unsure if this trend was continued with 8th edition. If you can find them, another great source of inspiration are old White Dw...
by Kakapo42
Oct 23 2017 05:02
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: New player
Replies: 22
Views: 701

Re: New player

Rayne , I would advise you to pay careful attention to the language you use when posting. ATT maintains a policy of using family appropriate language on the forum, in order to ensure that no-one potentially viewing the forum is offended by the content on it, which can be read here in the forum guid...
by Kakapo42
Oct 20 2017 07:33
Forum: Library
Topic: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?
Replies: 28
Views: 1032

Re: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?

I love how the do-railguns-have-recoil question pops up all over the place. So I guess Pulse Rifles, too, would have recoil then? The general consensus seems to be that they would in theory. However, when it comes to recoil the Tau have an ace up their sleeve in the form of those round gyros at the...
by Kakapo42
Oct 20 2017 12:24
Forum: Library
Topic: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?
Replies: 28
Views: 1032

Re: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?

Thanks for the extra info, always good to know. I do find it strange how much overlap there is between supposedly "different" weapon types. Like, plasma, melta/fusion, and pulse, all operate by firing what is essentially superheated gas. Pulse weaponry is technically rail weaponry too, si...
by Kakapo42
Oct 19 2017 05:45
Forum: Library
Topic: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?
Replies: 28
Views: 1032

Re: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?

The original 3rd edition Codex: Tau describes pulse weapons thusly: Pulse Rifle, Pulse Carbine or Burst Cannon All three weapons are variants of the same technology. An induction field is used to propel a particle. The particle reacts by breaking down to create a plasma pulse as it leaves the barrel...
by Kakapo42
Oct 17 2017 02:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How are you liking the new addition compared to 7th,6th,5th, and 4th
Replies: 23
Views: 1213

Re: How are you liking the new addition compared to 7th,6th,5th, and 4th

Kakapo, I'm curious as to why you don't like Chapter Tactics? It adds a lot of flavor, though I could wish it was a bit more balanced. Some are blatantly better than others, though it seems as though each codex is generally having at least two functional builds, which is a nice variety to see. It's...
by Kakapo42
Oct 17 2017 12:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic section? Suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Off topic section? Suggestion

Could that not simply be fixed with a disclaimer? A little bit of volatility is healthy in building character and development, according to a Dr of psychology We shouldn't be afraid to go down that road. From what I gather (this was all some years back before I was a mod) it was more than just vola...
by Kakapo42
Oct 16 2017 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic section? Suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Off topic section? Suggestion

Once upon a time there used to be an off-topic subforum, the Mess Hall (back when all the forums were explicitly named after sections of the ATT orbital). There was quite some fun had there, but eventually it got out of hand and had to be closed down. There is however a sub-forum for non-Tau related...

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