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Amidst every army there is a warrior. Fire is but a caress to them, even deadly projectiles seemingly pass about their frame despite the heaviest of fighting. They lead into the maw where most would feel but the fangs. Cool, calculating, completely calm. When we say Shas'la, it is warriors like these that we recall.
The Challenge for this particular event, is to model a single piece for at most, two of the varied categories. We're talking the standard trooper. No fancy suits. You need to make this particular individual notable by way of posing or trademark embellishment, a true character. Yet remain very much a front line Shas'la.
Model and Paint a single warrior from any unit in the Tau Empire, that does not involve a Tau Battlesuit or vehicle. These entries will be judged by the ATT Membership to nominate a single Best Entry for each category. There will also be a Best Overall Entry that shall be awarded an ATT themed Caste Avatar of the winner's choosing. If a category has less than five entries, the pieces will only be showcased. However in such an event, they will remain in the running for Best Overall.
The Categories Are:
Firewarrior, Pathfinder, Tank Commander, Kroot, Kroot Shaper, Vespid, Vespid Strain Leader, Auxiliary, and Ethereal Honor Guard.
Category : Best of the Firewarrior Shas'la
The Shas’la in question proved her worth during battle by capturing the Leman Russ “Blaze of Fury” using much initiative and daring. It was then turned on the rest of the Imperials, and she was subsequently invited into the witnessing Ethereal’s Honour Guard.
Born during the 2nd Expansion of the greater Tau empire. Coming from an unusual stock of mixed Caste (earth and air), Wa'rh'ound quickly attained the rank of Shas'la. After quickly becoming adept at 'painting' targets with his marker light, he now continues to work on the front line training and supporting other 'la, even though he has passed his 2nd trial by fire.
Before the advent of touch-fuse technology, users of the now antiquated Tau grenades sometimes used their teeth to remove faulty pin mechanisms.
During a mission Shas'la Elan'ka was seperated from his fellow firewarriors, alone he faught against the cruel animals of the planet. During one battle with the animals he lost the antenna of his helmet which he later repaired by taking an antenna from a fallen battlesuit. This gave his com-set a greater range and helped him to find his lost unit again.
Kept it fairly simple. Quick swap of the pulse rifle for the pulse carbine. Mod to left arm to hold helmet.
After Action Report
This young Shas was much cleverer then his fellow Shas'La. Instead of reporting to the Command-Center after arriving at their firebase, he decided to report to the kitchen. After presenting proud his bowl to the Kitchen-Kor'Vesa, his mood rapidly got bad. "Again this Pea-soup?!" he thought. But then he discovered the untouched Sushi. "Shas'O Eigle must haven't reported to the base yet." he thought.
After proving herself to be a ferocious warrior after many victories, including the destruction of the Genestealer infestation on Mir’amex and the fighting retreat she orchestrated after the disaster of the Stor’lar Incident, Fio scientists developing XV-0 advanced body armor on the Tanis research and development labs though she would be a perfect candidate to test the armor.
Cut off from supply lines, a Bork'an cadre is tasked to fortify and defend the polar region of Forg'Xi Valo VII. Alternate freezing and melting of snow and ice make it impossible to keep dry. Broken equipment and crowded, damp living conditions allow sickness and disease to fester. With reinforcements unavailable, a Shas'La takes a quiet moment to invoke the blessings of the Ethereals.
Ahhh,.... I remember the first time my helm got shot off my head. Back when I was still a Shas'La. I know, they are made to impact like that, but it never feels good. I had to tear the left half off as I ran for cover, still got a scar on my scalp even. Armor Saves Boys!
Shas'la Sa'cea H'otsh'ot
Showing the Gue'la his opinion of the Immortal God Emperor. Lucky for him, he never got hit by a lasgun while doing this.
M’kais served with Shassera in the Eastern Wars proceeding the Third Sphere. M’kais wears a suit of reinforced line armour with multiple redundant systems that allow him to operate in extremely hostile environments such as radiated, chemical, and toxic zones, even the hide of a mega-organism Y’he vessel. His, and his teams, mission was to secure entry/withdrawal sites for XV sabotage teams.
He’kon joined the ranks of Aun’Rrhe during the defence of Pinnacle Base on Asphyr II during the final days of the Third Sphere. He’kon, like the rest of his unit, sports experimental armour that possesses a low-level shield generator and an advanced communications pack in order to provide maximum protection to the Ethereal he is charged with protecting.