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by Kakapo42
Aug 23 2017 04:44
Forum: Library
Topic: Lack of interchangable weapons for infantry
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Lack of interchangable weapons for infantry

The lack of an effect from the pulse carbine's underslung photon grenade launcher is purely a mechanical fault of the 8th edition rules (and if, like me, you use older rulesets instead then there isn't a problem there). In regards to Firewarrior armament, it's a matter of doctrine. Aside from the tw...
by Kakapo42
Aug 23 2017 02:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help to Recognize Support Systems
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Recognize Support Systems?

The second to last image you posted is the post-6th edition iteration of the Command and Control Node. Unlike the original support systems, the newer ones introduced in 6th edition don't have specific bits to represent them. Instead, 6th edition Battlesuit models like the Broadside and Riptide inclu...
by Kakapo42
Aug 21 2017 04:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crisis of faith. Red blood?
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Crisis of faith. Red blood?

That doesn't sound great for the Tau then, being planes-dwellers from what has always sounded like a temperate/relatively warm climate (which the original Tau colour-scheme/box art seemed to imply was at least partially desert). Could contribute to why they suck in H2H, they have really bad cardio ...
by Kakapo42
Aug 20 2017 04:56
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: N'dras Sept Farsight Sympathisers - Painting Help Request
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: N'dras Sept Farsight Sympathisers - Painting Help Request

I appreciate this is completely not canon in the slightest (as the Tau aren't known for any decorative symbols like the Orks and IG are) but I think it would look incredible. I also doubt I have the skill to pull it off either aha! :::( Not necessarily true. Tau do make use of decorative symbols fr...
by Kakapo42
Aug 17 2017 06:36
Forum: Library
Topic: Ethereal enslaver theory
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Ethereal enslaver theory

I doubt the Enslavers would have anything to do with the Ethereals - they're just not the Enslavers' style (the Enslaver MO typically being to latch onto psychic creatures and parasitically mutate them into a living warp portal for more Enslavers to come through and restart the process in a chain re...
by Kakapo42
Aug 17 2017 06:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crisis of faith. Red blood?
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Crisis of faith. Red blood?

I find this very interesting, (also a little confusing) as copper, when it bonds with oxygen generally takes on a Black or Red colouration. Perhaps in the video the blood is blue due to the crabs being dead and their blood not being oxygenated, I don't know, I'm not a marine biologist, but as I say...
by Kakapo42
Aug 14 2017 06:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: State of T'au
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: State of T'au

Since you don't seem to be that focused on competitive play, I'd suggest not worrying too much about what the 'meta' is like and just get the models you like best. After all, rules change on the whim of the designers, but good looking models last forever.
by Kakapo42
Aug 13 2017 11:11
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: *Feedback Request*
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: *Feedback Request*

Well, to start with, I have to say that it's certainly a better paint job than my first 40k model. :) I think my favourite part is the skin. I don't know if she did it intentionally or not, but whatever she did to paint the skin has ended up with a very nice combination of shading and lighter colour...
by Kakapo42
Aug 11 2017 08:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crisis of faith. Red blood?
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Crisis of faith. Red blood?

Ahh the Tau blood debate, an argument as old as time itself. GW has sent... mixed messages in the past, and it's likely there is no centralised stance on certain background details like the colour of Tau blood. Phil Kelly, however, seems to have committed to red Tau blood in his writings. In fairnes...
by Kakapo42
Aug 08 2017 01:36
Forum: Library
Topic: How is A sept founded how long does it take.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: How is A sept founded how long does it take.

I can't think of any official background off the top of my head that covers the process in any detail, so it's an open field for you to explore. To start with however, you would first need to decide how you define a 'Sept'. Some people, including a few GW writers, consider Septs as individual star-s...
by Kakapo42
Aug 04 2017 04:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A question about grenades and AP for troops...
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: A question about grenades and AP for troops...

I don't see a way this thread can go anywhere productive. Agreed. This thread doesn't really hold up to ATT standards. In particular, it has already seen breaches of the first and second ATT primer guidelines: 1) Treat each other with respect whilst using family-appropriate language. 2) Post with s...
by Kakapo42
Aug 02 2017 09:07
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: 8th Edition Grenade Launcher?
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: 8th Edition Grenade Launcher?

The short answer is no you're not missing anything. The underslung bit on the pulse carbines (Firewarriors and gun drones have them too) is a photon grenade launcher, synchronised to fire with the carbine itself. In the editions before 8th it confers the pinning special rule to pulse carbines, but s...
by Kakapo42
Jul 30 2017 03:37
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Help with Sept Colors
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Help with Sept Colors

The undersuit is normally camouflage, just like the armour, albeit in a different and complimentary tone. Infantry guns are typically painted just like the armour, with a few dark gunmetal areas to taste. Shas'Ui wearing a large shoulder-guard typically have the middle panel in the Sept colour and e...
by Kakapo42
Jul 30 2017 04:40
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Help with Sept Colors
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Help with Sept Colors

If you really want to be strictly compliant with the 6th and 7th edition codexes, then your best bets would be Dal'yth (dark blue Sept colour) or D'yanoi (light blue Sept colour). Really though I wouldn't worry too much about it. Tau aren't Space Marines, with their rigid heraldry, and it's your arm...
by Kakapo42
Jul 27 2017 02:25
Forum: Library
Topic: What's the rationale behind differently-colored helmets, armor plates, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: What's the rationale behind differently-colored helmets, armor plates, etc?

Thanks!! Do you think there's a way to stay true to the old 3rd Edition look, while still differentiating Shas'ui from Shas'vre? I figure I can keep the heads the way tey should be in 3rd Edition, and use the shoulders for WYSIWYG to differentiate the ranks? Maybe something like this? I see two opt...
by Kakapo42
Jul 27 2017 07:36
Forum: Library
Topic: What's the rationale behind differently-colored helmets, armor plates, etc?
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: What's the rationale behind differently-colored helmets, armor plates, etc?

The reason is that the official GW studio colour scheme changed over the editions. The system you list for Crisis suits, for example, is NOT the original T'au colour scheme. It's a revised version for the 6th edition codex. In the original T'au colour scheme for 3rd edition all Crisis suits had comp...
by Kakapo42
Jul 25 2017 05:12
Forum: Library
Topic: What is Ta'lissera? Cultural and Personal Importance
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: What is Ta'lissera? Cultural and Personal Importance

Only the Fire caste and Earth caste have Ta'lissera (as established from the first codex forward Just a quick point of order, the Ta'lissera was never explicitly stated to be exclusively a Fire Caste and Earth Caste thing. The mention of it in the background piece on Tau language and culture in Cod...
by Kakapo42
Jul 19 2017 06:58
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Knives' Tau Paint Blog
Replies: 22
Views: 1164

Re: Knives' Tau Paint Blog

I like the colour scheme you've chosen for your Tau - I don't know why, but something about the colour combination reminds me a lot of some of the original Generation 1 Transformers. As for what Sept to go with, the easy options are T'au, which under 6th edition background has white as its Sept colo...

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