Project blog: Tau Superheavy Walker (Completed)

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Shi'ur
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Re: Project blog: Tau Superheavy Walker (Nearly Finished!)

Post#501 » Nov 20 2009 12:56

Absolutely brilliant design!!

I love it so much, that I've got to ask you... would you mind terribly if I were to "borrow" the concept of the turret for use on some Tau bunkers I'm currently designing/building? I've got some minor design tweeks in mind, but the basic shape would still be close to yours. I'm planning to build three bunkers, with options for TL Railguns or TL LB Burst Cannons.
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mangozac
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Post#502 » Nov 20 2009 04:29

Thanks mate.

Borrow away. I personally don't think it would look all that good as a static emplacement turret but whatever floats your boat ;)

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Post#503 » Nov 20 2009 04:59

As I stated, I've got a few design changes in mind, so my plan is to make it work.

Thanks for the go ahead... after all, it is your design. :P
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Post#504 » Nov 21 2009 09:51

mangozac wrote:As usual it's hard to make out the form with all of the different colours


That's so much more true than I was expecting, it looked brilliant before but finally seeing it cleanly I can see how crisp and tau like you have truly made it.
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Post#505 » Dec 02 2009 08:47

It really looks awesome Mangozac! I remember this is the first topic that I really went in depth on when I first came here (before it was even stickied) and really got be stuck (haha) on ATT. I cant wait to see what it looks like all put together.

have you thought about rules for it yet. I remember you saying that you didn't really play to much anymore and that this had become more of a modelling exercise. (perhaps a contest is in order?)

Again great job so far, and here is to the last dash!
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Post#506 » Dec 02 2009 09:08

Well Tylermenz, there is always the Apocalypse Blank Datasheet PDF supplied by Games Workshop for you to use in situations just like this. If you wish to play a game with it, make up a set of agreeable rules and see if your opponent would agree that they are fair. Play a few games with a good friend to field test, and tweak those rules until you have something acceptable. Once you have reached that point, play away. That way you have some acceptable rules, and mangozac does not have to be troubled by coming up with default rules.

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Post#507 » Dec 02 2009 09:35

I'm not going to suggest an open rules discussion, however if Mangozac posts his own that is fine. This is an INCREDIBLE project, and I do not wish the completion of it to herald 4 useless pages of custom unit arguments. One thing I would suggest as an oursource however, it that you submit a good photograph with a FW for scale to BoLS to add into one of their mini-dexes.

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Post#508 » Dec 03 2009 11:25

Theambit wrote:I'm not going to suggest an open rules discussion, however if Mangozac posts his own that is fine. This is an INCREDIBLE project, and I do not wish the completion of it to herald 4 useless pages of custom unit arguments. One thing I would suggest as an oursource however, it that you submit a good photograph with a FW for scale to BoLS to add into one of their mini-dexes.


Agentarrow wrote:Well Tylermenz, there is always the Apocalypse Blank Datasheet PDF supplied by Games Workshop for you to use in situations just like this.


Actually i did make up a datasheet very early in this project log (almost 2 years ago) but wanted to see what Mango wanted, if anything, to do with it. I was trying to stay away from the 4 pages of useless custom unit arguements by giving Mangozac the say, instead of asking everyone elses opinions and ideas. (it is his log anyway)
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Post#509 » Dec 03 2009 06:55

Nope I've still not come up with any rules for it yet - as Tylermenz mentioned I'm not really interested in rules anymore. That said, I do recognise the fact that pretty much everyone who owns a kit will be interested in some rules for it so I should probably start thinking about that ;)

As I've said from the start its capabilities are intended to be on par with that of a Warhound. In place of the Warhound's extra speed the walker has a networked markerlight turret. The two strength D railguns are in place of one Warhound arm and the mega smart missile system replaces the Warhound's other arm.

If you guys want to discuss rules perhaps you should start a thread for it and go to town? Whilst it would possibly get me in trouble with GW in terms of IP to produce an Apocalypse datasheet, I'd be happy to supply a nice picture for somebody else to use and make a datasheet with ;)

Please don't encourage custom rules threads - TheAmbit

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Post#510 » Dec 03 2009 08:59

mangozac wrote:If you guys want to discuss rules perhaps you should start a thread for it and go to town? Whilst it would possibly get me in trouble with GW in terms of IP to produce an Apocalypse datasheet, I'd be happy to supply a nice picture for somebody else to use and make a datasheet with ;)


Or I could photochop another one into existence using the proper parts this time.

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