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(BFG) Farsight/Tau fleet - The Vi'oeki (Red Ocean)

Posted: Mar 16 2017 01:07
by Vay
Operational Group - Or’res’tel’K (Gulf Backdraft)

Mobilizing and refitting IVO Mu'gulath Bay.

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Gal'leath (Explorer) Class Starship X2
The Forward Edge -
Farsight Gal'leath Kor'Ao Shone’nan

The Sabre of Tinek'la - H’Shas’xa’Tinek’la
Kor’O’Vior’los La’shas’geli’v – Hero Star Traveller

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Skether'Qan (Messenger) Class StarShip X1
Farsight Skether'Qan Shas'len'ra Shone’nan
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Kir'Qath (Defender) Class Starship X4
Farsight Kir'Qath Io Shone’nan
Farsight Kir'Qath Fie Shone’nan
Farsight Kir'Qath Vra Shone’nan
Farsight Kir'Qath Lea Shone’nan
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Kass'L (Orca) Gunship X8
Farsight Kass'L Shone’nan Command
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Re: (BFG) Farsight/Tau fleet - The Red Ocean

Posted: Mar 16 2017 12:54
by Vay
Second Explorer Class parts has arrived to the station.
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Orca and Defender class ships getting brought into scheme.
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Mass painting Gothic is a challenge. GW and FW models also have different styles to them. That means different approaches to how to paint the scheme.

I am happy though now with 2 explorers and a merchant, I have enough grav locks to bring all 8 Orcas. I hope to have a battle report soon. 200-300 range.

Re: (BFG) Farsight/Tau fleet - The Red Ocean

Posted: Mar 17 2017 03:02
by Kakapo42
Vay wrote:Mass painting Gothic is a challenge. GW and FW models also have different styles to them. That means different approaches to how to paint the scheme.


One trick that many veteran Battlefleet Gothic admirals often use for mass painting is drybrushing. The way details are sculpted on many Battlefleet Gothic models means they often lend themselves very well to drybrushing, after which you can pick out any details you want to develop more.

This doesn't really apply with the Forgeworld Tau ships though, since they have a lot more smooth surfaces and their detail is finer, but it works well with the GW ones.

My goodness that's a fantastic rendition of the Battlefleet Gothic Vior'la studio colour scheme! And some top-notch work on the blue domes too. My hat off to you sir. :)

Re: (BFG) Farsight/Tau fleet - The Red Ocean

Posted: Mar 20 2017 09:45
by Vay
---Status Report---

Intercepted intelligence from Imperial recon forces in our area of operations. (Source: 2nd Coming Storm Book) (side page black section)

Imperial forces have linked the growing warp activity and the Gulf fire. They have combined in places to form warp fire "things" that seem to be hunting parts of the Gulf and expanding beyond. Imperial reports indicate we have lost a full fleet to this fire storm, we are calling "Gulf Fire". Time Line (Present Day)

Imperial forces also believe we are stuck on the other side of the gulf. They under estimate the capabilities of Farsight and Gulf forces.

Any further reports from command on the Gulf Fire effect or imperial forces in our AO would be great.

For the Greater Good,
Shas'O Kais Vay Shone’nan Command.

--- Report from the Space Docks ---

5 New way stations are being built. Increasing area coverage of our sector.

1 New Explorer Class Ship, Name TBD. Experimental Bor'kan Mark XXIV.
The Sabre of Tinek'la - H’Shas’xa’Tinek’la
Kor’O’Vior’los La’shas’geli’v – Hero Star Traveller

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Also some this Gen Manta Bombers, Manta XV46 exploitation boats, and Barracuda fighters.

Re: (BFG) Farsight/Tau fleet - The Vi'oeki (Red Ocean)

Posted: Mar 21 2017 09:20
by Vay
Training Grounds... Present time.

- The Sabre of Tinek'la - H’Shas’xa’Tinek’la
Kor’O’Vior’los La’shas’geli’v – Hero Star Traveller

- Field Testing the modified experimental Bor'kan Mark XXIV. Staging for extended mission to redeploy IVO Taros and recon our forward front.

- Many way point stations will alsob be launching in support of securing Taros.

Re: (BFG) Farsight/Tau fleet - The Vi'oeki (Red Ocean)

Posted: Mar 21 2017 12:23
by Neffarious
Any chance of laying eyes on the elusive Shi'Oni class transports that Commander Farsight used to enter the contested atmosphere of Mu'Gulath Bay during warzone Damocles?

Re: (BFG) Farsight/Tau fleet - The Vi'oeki (Red Ocean)

Posted: Mar 21 2017 11:37
by Vay
From what I can gather the Shi'Oni class transports should be a stealth form of Il'Emaar (Courier) Class Merchant Transport. So yes, I plan on building and adding both versions to the fleet.

Reasons for this:

- The class size of ship and placement in the list implies it is bigger then squadron launch craft and smaller than escort. That leaves our Il'Emaar class ship.
- It is a stealth role "transport". The Il'Emaar class would fit this need, while also having star ship function.
- Tau have one transport, the Il'Emaar. Like other vessels, this base would be modified and gain a new name. The tau modify frames and add variants. They only made more ships after the first Gulf war showed a fleet wide weakness.
--- I would guess half storage capacity and all stealth tech. Like modified stealth Dfish.
- The fleet task force was all FW era ships. the Il'Emaar transport is also FW class.
- The is the micro next gen design for cargo transport from the GW merchant class cruiser.

--- I would guess the goal of these craft was to move Commanders and Tier 1 cargo across solar systems and sectors during the campaign.

Of other note, I found other records that did not list this craft in its role call. I find the ship of interest and will continue looking for more data.

Il'Emaar
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Remote scanning images off Taros Sector.
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Re: (BFG) Farsight/Tau fleet - The Vi'oeki (Red Ocean)

Posted: Mar 25 2017 08:00
by TauMan
Vay, between you and Kakapo42 I seriously now want a Battlefield Gothic Tau fleet! Also, great that your fleet serves the Farsight Enclaves. :nice:

How did you get your fleet, was it all hunting game stores and ebay? I don't know, but aren't a lot of the models not made anymore?

The TauMan
"To Tan'seri'nan, To Vior'los, To O'Shova"- "For the Dawn Blade! For Viro'los! For Farsight!"