Mabrothrax wrote:Now that is excellent work! I would advocate creating two pdfs for those who print there own transfers - one black and one white (black outlines).
Kles'ro wrote:...wow. That is an amazing piece of work. Well done. The only comment I have is that, per the codex, fire warrior team leaders are designated by the Sept color being applied to the helmet (antenna) and shoulder pad. However, team leaders might be different from Shas'ui, so it could be the way you show. If it is, what would be the designation for team 2 'ui? Also, what would happen as you get up to 6 Firewarrior teams (there is precedent, because there are cited cadres in IA3 with 72 Shas'la Firewarriors). As I said, it can get rather complicated fairly quickly.
Also, where did you pull the ideas for the design of the other castes/races from?
Sem'ith wrote:A very outstanding system. Thank you for putting the thought into all of this. The chart for infantry and dismounted crew will be very useful. However, and I don't mean to tear your system apart by any means, there are a few things you might consider.
Would equipment really be marked to identify what it really is? That much should be obvious by appearance. Our military doesn't exactly put markings on our vehicles that say TANK, ABRAMS. They do have markings, obviously, and those markings are for status and billet.
First, tanks have markings for their platoon and company/troop and are marked on their order within the platoon (command, 2, 3, and 4) as well as battalion or regiment markings, "moto markings," and invasion markings. Ranks aren't often associated with a tank as the crew is made up of a variety of ranks, and I assume the Tau would do the same. A Shas'ui might command one vehicle but his/her crew would probably be Shas'la where as a Shas'vre might be the vehicle commander of the lead vehicle and also have Shas'la and for crew.
Aircraft have an entirely different marking system but most of the information conveyed is the same: various unit identifiers. Squadron, wing, homebase and other information is displayed on the tail. Most systems use a 3 digit number to identify squadron information on the nose (ever notice the Tau decals that say 320, 321, 322?) and as you know, aircraft often have the pilot's information painted beneath the canopy.
My point is, the vehicles themselves probably wouldn't be marked with chassis type so much as the dismounted crew would.
EDIT: One thing I wanted to emphasize was the "320" decal codes. A unit marked "320" doesn't mean 320th vehicle. It's more likely read as "3rd squadron, 2nd platoon, command vehicle"
BDA wrote:I was going to rant about the how I loved it all apart from the numbering but you just went and fixed it lol
Very nice indeed.
I did my squad markings years back though and I will say you are going to have a hellish time fitting some of this on your units.
I ended up colouring the segmented leg armour a different colour to the armour and colouring different plates on each leg depending on the squad number and type.
I also did markings like the ones you have done on helmets but much simpler.
This is cos the more complex the system the more of a pain it is to get it looking the same on each min when doing freehand or trying to place it on a curved service with a transfer. Not so bad on tanks and suits mind you.
very nice all round and you will have to show us some finished mins
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