ARC'Thunder wrote:Das'Kyman wrote:And How!ARC'Thunder wrote:I'm super excited that ForgeWorld decided to have something that isn't from the same fio'o in Ke'lshan.
Seriously, they are in a perfect position to demonstrate how different elements of the Empire all contribute to the tau war-machine, while bringing out the unique personalities of the septs through the inventions they bring to the galaxy.
I got tired of hearing about all this stuff that a rogue Fio came up with. I love the stuff, but I'm ready for some cool stuff coming from some Fio who aren't in defiance of the Ethereals.
It seemed odd to me that this rogue fio could R&D all of this stuff on a world that is seemingly under constant siege from enemies of the Empire. Among the newest releases I always felt it should have been laid out like this:
KX139 - Vior'la. The sept that has asked for a larger, titan class, chassis for several hundred years. And has the resources in the core of the empire for R&D/production. (Also new poster sept of the faction.)
XV107 - Ke'lshan. Let them keep it. Fits the imagined role of anti-Tyranid horde with multi-shot blasts that do well against MCs (EMP Nova is weird for fighting 'nids though).
XV109 - Fal'shia. Known for prototyping technology, and willing to endure the risks of dangerous hardware (lighter chassis that fights extremely close to enemy lines).
I disagree, theming Ke'lshan as the "mad scientists" of the tau empire means we got one more "subfaction" in the tau empire that has its own interesting thing, beyond the "classic Empire" and "Vior'la/enclaves". marines has fifty flavors in rules and hundreds more in fluff, the imperial guard also has dozens of variations (in fluff at least), as goes for chaos, and eldar, and nids, ork, necrons, etc. only we have merely two types.
If any, I'd want them to be a full subfaction with their own rules, decurion and such (well, actually, I'm already working on home-brewing one, basically they make the most out of experimental suits, "relics" and other such things, but everything HAVE to be decked-out with gear, no such thing as budget units.)