Kau'ui or "Hunter Cadre" - 'FURY' Mobile Infantry Assault Configuration --From Tau Empire, 2005 Games Workshop Ltd. (2nd Tau Codex)
TauMan wrote:From the 4th edition (2nd codex) Tau Empire, 2005 Games Workshop Ltd.Kau'ui or "Hunter Cadre" - 'FURY' Mobile Infantry Assault Configuration --From Tau Empire, 2005 Games Workshop Ltd. (2nd Tau Codex)
So by the look of it cadres do have names and in this case 'Fury'.
Having been myself in the military I prefer cadres have numbers, so in my Into Silence story The Silver Talon the cadre from Au'taal is the referred to as the 114th Mobile Assault Cadre.
And my own WH40k Enclave army is called the Vi'myrii Kau'ui - The Red Knives cadre. They really should also have a cadre number like the 205th Vior'los Armoured Infantry cadre or something, but I just never got around to giving them one.
Kakapo42 wrote:The first, documented in Imperial Armour Volume III: The Taros Campaign (1st edition), is a simple pattern of 'X Cadre [Commander's Name]'. X here is where the type of cadre would be included, giving you something along the lines of 'Hunter Cadre O'Shaserra' or 'Battlesuit Cadre Aloh' for example.
The second is more commonly seen in background created outside GW, and assigns numbered cadre names along the lines of 'XYZth [Sept of Origin] Whatever Cadre' typical of a human army from after around 1900 or so (and possibly some time before that, but my knowledge on military formation conventions from before the First World War is quite fuzzy so I'm using 1900 as the cutoff point to be on the safe side). Thus you get things like the 114th Mobile Assault Cadre or the 74th Vash'Yan Recon Cadre.
Kakapo42 wrote:As for what kind of cadre your army would be, from your description you have several options. The first and simplest is to simply leave it as a Hunter Cadre, which is the term used for a bog standard Fire Caste cadre. Alternatively, since you plan to have it frequently working alongside Aun'Va, another option could be to make it an Honour Guard formation, calling it something like a 'Close Protection Cadre' or an 'Ethereal Security Cadre' or similar.
Kakapo42 wrote:The third option is to make use of some newer Kakapo Canon(tm) alluded to above - the Guards Cadre. This is something I invented for my own army for very similar reasons to the questions raised in this thread (creating a name that would make what is essentially a bog-standard Tau army sound more exciting), but is freely available and something I have no problem with others using.
A word of caution when painting and planning however. If you do wish to use this option, then Kakapo Canon(tm) also has Guards Cadres using the 3rd edition system of markings (so full-colour helmets for Shas'Uis, for example), and it's very rare for a Sept to have more than 100 operational Guards Cadres of any kind active at the same time, so try to stick to numbers lower than 100 (in T'au service, 42 and 8 are also in use in Kakapo Canon(tm) - the 42nd T'au Guards is my own army, while the 8th T'au Guards was a name I retroactively gave to the original 3rd edition GW studio Tau army as seen on the inside cover of the 3rd edition Codex: Tau).
Lostroninsoul wrote:Arka stop influencing my army!!! All the Kool kids are naming their armies. Lol. I now had to name mine. Mine doesn't have any real cannon roots but it has personal preference flavor to it: "Greater Good's Vindication Cadre"
Arka0415 wrote:I'm not too up-to-date on Ethereal lore- a high-ranking Ethereal like Aun'va would never "attach" himself to a particular cadre, right? Feels to me like the other way around, they'd be accompanying him. So you wouldn't see him in a position of direct command, but rather as an important figure being guarded?
Kakapo42 wrote:Honour Guard units and dedicated escort forces are a different matter - they do permanently accompany Ethereals and other high-ranking VIPs from place to place to make sure nothing happens to them. So someone like Aun'Va could decide to accompany a regular old Hunter Cadre for whatever reason, then leave for another job somewhere else, but would also likely have a sizeable escort force following him around on interplanetary travels and so on, who would be considered accompanying him.
Harkus959 wrote:From the 2007 Apocalypse rulebook, p.156:
"The coalition and groups within it have a number of different names, chosen to outline the function of the function of the formation without creating fear and anxiety in the wider Tau population. Such army title include Emergent Crisis Expeditions, Encounter Observation Teams, Threat Dissipation Contingents, Rapid Envelopement Cadres and many others; as many of the Tau's foes have discovered, despite their innocuous labels, all of these forces exist for the single purpose of locating and destroying the enemy."
So, T'au won't make their cadres sound like battle groupings, or violent at all. Instead, innocent sounding terms are used to keep a sense of safety and peace among the rest of the empire's citizenry.
Hope that helps.
Lostroninsoul wrote:Vindication has many definitions, it sounds destructive, but it is not. Magic players may think of the card "vindicate" that destroys 'target permanent [object]'.
This can confuse it's actual meaning.
1. the action of clearing someone of blame or suspicion. (Not the use I intend)
"I intend to work to ensure my full vindication"
2. proof that someone or something is right, reasonable, or justified. (What I intend)
"the results were interpreted as vindication of the company's policy"
It's a cool word, but has way more bark than bite. I think it's fairly soft for 'The Greater Good ' . Example:'The Greater Good 's Justification Cadre'.
Lostroninsoul wrote:But 'Greater Good 's Vindication Cadre' does sound cool doesn't it?
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