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by Kakapo42
Jul 25 2017 05:12
Forum: Library
Topic: What is Ta'lissera? Cultural and Personal Importance
Replies: 4
Views: 234

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: 17
Views: 459

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...
by Kakapo42
Jul 17 2017 07:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Image Hosting Options
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Image Hosting Options

It's a bit situational, but one trick I've found is blogger. If you open an image posted on blogger in a separate tab, copy the URL for it and paste it into an Img tag on the forum, it will post the image. That's how I've been handling all my images on here. The only drawback is you need to have a b...
by Kakapo42
Jul 13 2017 06:01
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Paint Colors for Classic Tau Sept
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Paint Colors for Classic Tau Sept

Wow, thank you so much!! I'll take all of your single-color suggestions definitely. Your scheme looks just like the old classic Tau sept colors (not that they've changed much since though). I'm wary about mixing paints though, I don't think I'll be able to ensure getting the same mix each time. Are...
by Kakapo42
Jul 13 2017 04:40
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Paint Colors for Classic Tau Sept
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Paint Colors for Classic Tau Sept

Well I'm not sure about the 4th edition T'au colour scheme, but I do know a bit about the 3rd edition one. I'm planning on posting up a full tutorial at some point in the future, but the method I've been using for my own Tau army reboot goes like this: Armour Base: Skrag Brown Main Colour: Tau Light...
by Kakapo42
Jul 12 2017 09:40
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Kakapo's Cadre Redux
Replies: 13
Views: 1814

Re: Kakapo's Cadre Redux

Thanks for the responses everyone, although some parts are a little awkward given that Cal'ka is actually a female Shas'nel. Perhaps I should have included more pronouns in the commentary about making her. I'm blown away! I've been considering using a standard Fire Warrior head for a Fireblade for a...
by Kakapo42
Jul 09 2017 03:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 173
Views: 9003

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I applaud the recent efforts by members to steer this topic away from wishlisting. Please remember that wishlisting is against ATT forum rules, and that you have been warned about this already.
by Kakapo42
Jul 07 2017 08:28
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: T'au sept colors and future sub factions
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: T'au sept colors and future sub factions

White is actually the Sept colour of T'au, not Tau'n. Tau'n's Sept colour is grey. However, it is a little known secret that the Sept Colours everyone is familiar with were not always so. A long time ago, when the Tau were first released, there were no codified Sept colours. The main GW studio Tau a...
by Kakapo42
Jul 07 2017 04:32
Forum: Library
Topic: Shas'El Re'Ka, the fireblade with a poweraxe?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Shas'El Re'Ka, the fireblade with a poweraxe?

Personally I'm fond of the first idea myself - sometimes the simplest narrative ideas are the ones that work the best (as the Star Wars original trilogy and any Rennaisance-age Disney animated musical can attest). Your Shas'nel's exploits aren't necessarily too far-fetched either, as there are insta...
by Kakapo42
Jul 04 2017 08:12
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Alternative free image hosting site suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Alternative free image hosting site suggestions

One option I found when I ran into problems with Photobucket a short while ago was Google. If you upload images to a Blogger page, you can then copy the image URL (open the image in a separate tab to get the URL) and paste it into the IMG code on here, and the image will be posted. Of course, the ca...
by Kakapo42
Jul 04 2017 02:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Edition Rules, Mechanics and Concepts you don't like
Replies: 68
Views: 3812

Re: 8th Edition Rules, Mechanics and Concepts you don't like

Seeker missiles - I get that this is how we are supposed to get mortal wounds since we lack psychic ability. But I honestly would have preferred the same profile as a hunter-killer missile. At least give the poor Skyray some kind of reload ability (sacrifice shooting+movement for a turn to regain d...
by Kakapo42
Jun 29 2017 11:53
Forum: Library
Topic: Farisght: Crisis of Faith - New Farsight novel in july
Replies: 36
Views: 3214

Re: Farisght: Crisis of Faith - New Farsight novel in july

Val'Sitsor Where can we find this interview with "He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named"? Could you post a link or direct us to where we can find it? TauMan "The horror...the horror!" I believe this article on the Warhammer Community blog is what Val'Sitsor was referring to. What I found mo...
by Kakapo42
Jun 28 2017 08:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White Dwarf with Tau reference
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: White Dwarf with Tau reference

Quickly going through my own collection, the following White Dwarf magazines are most useful to the Tau: - White Dwarf #261 , #262 and #263 (US). Perhaps the most quintessential issues of White Dwarf for the Tau, these three issues were the first ones to cover the original Tau release in 2001. #261 ...
by Kakapo42
Jun 27 2017 10:57
Forum: Library
Topic: How are Broadsides deployed?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: How are Broadsides deployed?

I noticed that Broadsides can not be loaded into either Orcas or Manta. That said, how do they normally deploy to the battlefield? Generally speaking the traditional method is, well, an Orca or a Manta. It pays to remember that the cargo compartment layout of an Orca or Manta is not fixed, and the ...
by Kakapo42
Jun 27 2017 02:50
Forum: Library
Topic: My 8th Edition Fluff: A solution to the lack of a new Tau Codex
Replies: 19
Views: 1058

Re: My 8th Edition Fluff: A solution to the lack of a new Tau Codex

For what it's worth Vio'ra Mal'caor , I share many of your frustrations with 8th, and even have a similar history, having only just recently turned my full attentions back on 40k (after a long stint of Battlefleet Gothic and Warhammer Fantasy). However, as a moderator I must advise caution. Your las...
by Kakapo42
Jun 26 2017 08:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Edition Rules, Mechanics and Concepts you don't like
Replies: 68
Views: 3812

Re: 8th Edition Rules, Mechanics and Concepts you don't like

In truth I have been largely unimpressed with almost all of 8th edition's mechanics and concepts. However, for the sake of dialogue and in the interests of this thread, I will focus on just a few that especially stick out to me. As a quick disclaimer, I am largely influenced by (older) background lo...
by Kakapo42
Jun 24 2017 04:49
Forum: Library
Topic: Tau Artillery
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Tau Artillery

As others have already pointed out, strictly speaking the Tau generally don't use artillery in the conventional sense that we would understand it. Modern Tau warfare is all about precision strikes, and their precision guidance technology has largely evolved to the point where they can achieve simila...
by Kakapo42
Jun 22 2017 12:21
Forum: Galleries
Topic: Full Army Paint Scheme, please help with naming
Replies: 15
Views: 576

Re: Full Army Paint Scheme, please help with naming

Hey there, First, I want to say that that is a killer paint scheme you have. I especially like the grey sections of the vehicles, as I've always had a soft spot for tiger-stripe paint schemes. :D Now, as to your questions on background. To start with, the sept logo you have used on your Crisis suit ...

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