Mantic games race.

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Mantic games race.

Post#1 » Mar 29 2015 11:51

Hello fellow comrades. Recently i just move to a new town and the local hobby center play most of Mantic games. So i would like to ask what Mantic race you think will fit better to the Tau aeshetic-lore? In order to use these miniatures also to a 40k battles like mercenaries. I was looking for Rebels what do you think?
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Post#2 » Mar 29 2015 01:39

Of the thing Mantic provides and fit with Tau army and auxiliaries, I considered:

Dreadball Zzor as Vespids (without weapons and wings):
http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/dreadball/season-two/product/locust-city-chiefs-zzor-team-13-figures.html

Deadzone Chovar as Nicassar (counts as allied psyker of some sort):
http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/deadzone/mercenaries/product/chovar-psychic.html

You could also check their Enforcers and Corporation range for hi-tech equipped Gue'vesa (Astra Mil. or Astartes).
Or the Asterian for Eldar-like allies.

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Post#3 » Mar 29 2015 01:49

The Zzor - Vespid conversion seems rather interesting and a nice way to give you flying bug-men some extra poses.

As for the Chovar - i absolutely love that thing, reminds me of the Jellyfishes in Mass Effect ! Definitely a nice miniature should one ever want a fluff proxy for an allied psyker !

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Post#4 » Mar 29 2015 03:24

Are the Chromium Chargers too obvious to use for a comparable Tau like race? They would be my first choice and I've often gone to the site to dream up a use for them in the 40K realm.

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Post#5 » Mar 29 2015 04:44

modelglue wrote:Are the Chromium Chargers too obvious to use for a comparable Tau like race? They would be my first choice and I've often gone to the site to dream up a use for them in the 40K realm.

Chargers seems a little too "robotic" to be used as battlesuit ("DBR7 Firewall" MVP seems better).
It's often difficult to gets the right feel for count-as battlesuit: One of my commander gets an Infinity "Szalamandra" TAG as XV8 battlesuit (with Shadowsun helmet, missiles pods/support systems on the back, plasma on the right hand and BC on the left hand). Its chest better feel a "pilot inside" but this was just for fun, as it is very different from Tau aesthetics ...

The Judwan are more Tau-like for their features (even their skin is blue-grey... Mantic, do not be so obvious !)
http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/dreadball/season-two/product/pelgar-mystics-judwan-team-12-figures.html

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Post#6 » Mar 29 2015 04:46

They certainly are ripe for conversion. All great choices, though I am tempted by the Rebels myself also.

There is a swathe of models to consider that I have listed here since the beginning of ATT on our Alternate Miniatures resource.

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Post#7 » Mar 30 2015 11:40

I think that Dreadball races don't have weaponary, so don't fit for 40k games. Except if i played them only as closed combat units or convert them with pulse rifle and pulse carbines from FW team.
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Post#8 » Mar 03 2016 12:44

I just went over the Asterian Force from Warpath 2.0's beta 1.0, and their units fit Tau very well IMO:

Marionettes - Fire Warriors
Ciphers - Pathfinders
(personally, I'd use FWs as Ciphers and Pathfinders as Marionettes)
Black Talons - XV25's
Weapons Drones - Gun and Missile Drones
Narsa Support Drone - Shield Drone

Sky Razors - XV8's

Kalyshi - Kroot warriors
Kalyshi Mogals - Krootox
Kalyshi Beast - Kroot Knarloc

Chira Transporter - Devilfish
Chroma Force Platform - Hammerhead/Sky Ray
Spectra Escort Gunship - Piranha
Hidden Strike Assassin Drone - Flyer

I am so happy! :D

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