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Very well done! It's projects like these that show how much fun our hobby can be- and affordable! All you need is a little imagination and some perseverance. Congratulations!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Thanks! I tend to build tables with a high degree of "what can I find lying around". That said, I have a lot more lying around than most.
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

kestrel,

I do not think I have seen an entire table with sand over it (I have seen sand placed beside some terrain before), but never the entire table.

Now I regret recycling the three fire and smoke detectors I just replaced.

Cheers,

CB


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Well, it isn't really covered - the cloth and sand just match pretty well.

Pictures from the battles:


















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Hmmm - I seem to have selfishly mostly photographed my own stuff. Hopefully the other two got some good pics of their models in action. I have some more, I'll troll through them.



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Notes to self:

First off, thanks guys! Those were some great games, though I lost them. : ) Everything I'd hoped for out of Taros. It really got things going - on the Fluff level, on the Modeling level and on the (semi) competitive play level. I've got a bunch of ideas on those fronts - the story of the inexperienced Shas'el handed a brutal pair of defeats and the path back from that, some figures I want to do (like stealth drones for a start), and the fun of getting my Tau back into their well oiled killing machine status as the Rinn'va battle back on Taros. The tricks are coming back to me. Tau in this era were all about positioning, and I can certainly do much better since I missed a couple of key plays during these games.

Other notes:
The yellow cloth (2 way stretch t-shirt material) works great piled over stuff with sand on top, though I'd like a bit denser rocks to weigh it down without having to use quite so many.
I need a light blue skyline photography backdrop - the blue was way too dark and made it look like the whole battle was being fought by moonlight. Not terrible, but I'd like a bright blue like the cover of the Tau Codex.
Does Taros have moons? It would be great to put one in some of the sky shots.
My Crisis suits are showing their age, especially in the area of poorly done magnets.

Now it s a matter of deciding where to go from here!



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Tactics notes:

If you're not moving, there should be a very good reason. Looking at you, Hammerhead.
Don't forget about the gun drones. In a piranha, they're 1/3 of the model. I was feeling disappointed in the piranha... until I realized I never did anything with the drones in either game. They have tons of uses.
Railguns are AP 1!

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USA

Fun pictures. it's been enjoyable seeing what a flurry of activity this blog has been the past few days (and related blogs). I hope you guys enjoyed the game. it certainly looks cool.

   
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Houston, TX

The battlefield and terrain are looking good! Let the war commence!

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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I certainly enjoyed it! It hit all the right notes.
   
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Maine

A odd ball mix of volunteers looks over the flowing sands of Taros


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Back in the UK and hating it

Very atmospheric, lovely pic.

   
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That is a great one!
   
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Timeline of The Taros Wars - time Dilation and Rejuvenation Treatments may impact the significance of these dates considerably.

Year 0 - Tau Water Caste negotiates an agreement with Planetary Governor Aulis to purchase surplus Maganese and Vanadium ore.
Year 18 - Imperium begins to prepare for the Black Crusade - Taros' Tithe is increased.
Year 20 - Nymus Dree investigates Mineral Production on Taros, finds Discrepancies.
Year 21 - Denab Incident provides proof of Governor Aulis' Treason as Tau clandestine trade post is captured.
Year 21.5 Emperor's Scythes launch first Taros Intervention. One company of space marines attempt to Assassinate Aulis, mission fails with heavy casualties.
Year 22 - Tarosian Declaration marks formal beginning of First Taros War. Aulis declared Traitoris Extremis.
Year 24 Imperial Landings on Taros.
Year 24.5 Imperial Forces are defeated thoroughly in First Taros War, evacuate the planet. Aun'Vre is killed, Shas'o R'myr, commander of Tau Forces on Taros though victorious is shamed.
Year 28 Tau formally annex Taros, depose Governor Aulis. He does retain a symbolic position.
Year ??? Shas'o R'myr, off world, is tainted by Chaos.
Year 35 Tau turn Taros over to the Rinn'va Sept as it become less relevant during Third Sphere Expansion.
Year 44 First chaos cults arise among Tau Auxiliaries on Taros.
Year 48 Escape of Nymus Dree from Taros
Year 50 Imperial Forces return to Taros under Sky Marshal Euclidia Vhane.
Year 50.1 Quasimodo Debacle, Battle of Installation 6B, Fight for Space Station Dawnwater's Edge.

   
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kestrel,

Nice battle shots.

Cheers,

CB


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Thanks Captain!

Planning future games now, but in the meantime.....

Tau Cars!

By Anocities. Clearly the Rinn'va have been prioritizing consumer goods more than they should have.









My next image will be my 2000th Dakka image upload. I feel I should pick something special.

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Maine

Wow, those are awsome! Can't wait to litter the roadways with their burning wreckage. They definitely look kind of unsettling from the front. Not happy face, not aggressive face, just plain faced.


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Not to mention they look like they are using some heretical solar tech on the roof.


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And the wheels are too small for corners at a decent speed, plus the fact that THERE IS NO WAY TO SEE THE SIDE VIEW MIRRORS! Probably just cameras, ugh.....


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Hopefully they give them away because no emperor loving promethium head would pay to drive that.

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USA

Very cute little cars, I hope they are put to good use in your games.

   
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Houston, TX

Interesting vehicles. I hope they can be used to add some extra flavor to a scenario.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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I'll have you know those cars are coveted status symbols among the collab... ...I mean new middle class of Taros.

At the very least they provide some cover.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Fun little things, though the white one looks a little angry .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Thanks! I'm not really seeing the face thing, fortunately for me.

Here is how things long for games and modeling (very tentative, and subject to change based on the creative mojo of the person coming up with the game)

Next game may be a prequel featuring the Dark Mechanicus and tendrils of Chaos by Briancj.

Probably not going to do any new modeling for that one, but we'll see.

After that, we have the imperial forces from the Assault on 6B trying to evade the forces of the Tau and make contact with the resistance at a remote mining installation. Sadly, there is more to the situation than meets the eye... By Insurgency Walker.

I *could* do some stuff with that, but I don't have to. I have the makings of a dusty mining town on hand. I might do Kroot Tents, and a giant Krootasour I've been envisioning for a decade or so. I also might do this cliff and ramp terrain I have (salvaged from a Lizard environment set), but it is nice to feel things will work out fine if I don't.

That puts us to September, which is pretty much out for me for major miniatures games, which puts us to October. If I pick up the next game in rotation, that would have me running the space station assault and battle fleet gothic clash over Taros. That would involve significant modeling, but I do have two months to do:

Paint Sky Marshal Elucia Vhane - mostly done. I think she'll be my 2000th image.
Paint the Breaching Team (10 figures)
Aquire and paint a Tau Fleet, or at least a space station and some defenses.
Paint Vhane's shuttle. (Optional)
Design the scenario.

Certainly doable, with some discipline. Sadly, while my enthusiasm for PLAYING Taros is high, my energy for MODELING Taros is starting to slip. I think I need to refresh with some other projects.
   
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Finally got around to downloading pictures, culling and organizing. I will write up the batrap from my PoV a bit later, after a nap.

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Night Falls on Umia.

Denope V, known to the Imperium as Umia, a little-known world somewhere between Stygies VIII and Taros. One of countless worlds fought over and forgotten by the vast Imperium, its history only known to arcane data scribes and lost lore tables sequestered within the bowels of the corpulent mass that comprises the Administratum. But things forgotten can be re-discovered, and the events of the first Taros campaign shone a brighter light on everything between these worlds.

On the one side, a fallen Shas'o, looking for options, perhaps an opportunity to clear their name.

On the other, a dogged Inquisitor tracing a thin thread of lost knowledge in pursuit of a furtive enemy within the Mechanicus itself.

These two immovable objects will collide around one of the greatest treasures ever produced by the Imperium, lost for millennia!




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Awesome! On to Umia!

Really looking forward to reading your stuff, and hearing about the scenario. Gotta do the Tau Perspective.

I think I need some better crisis suits. Time to check out some of the aftermarket bits.

   
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Maine

Inquisitor Flint Westwind, Sister Sarah and the servitor with no name at a undisclosed Shrine.


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London

A suitably atmospheric photograph: very befitting of your 2000th upload!



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Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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I'm sure Inquisitor Westwind will have things sorted out in no time! I hear he has a sweet ride.

Speaking of which, we'll need 5th ed. 40K rules for the WGE cars.

In the meantime, the Earth Caste has been redoubling their efforts, which brings us: The Seahorse Drone Carrier.

The first Seahorse was improvised by Go'k'mar of the Earth Caste from the wreck of a devilfish salvaged after the battle for Installation 6B. Noting that his human allies felt the "machine spirit" of the tank was still strong, he wondered if the war machine might be given new life. Using the undamaged nose section with its heavy gravitc repeller, a damaged drone and backup power cell, he was able to construct a surprisingly effective combat vehicle. Seahorses were made from damaged 'fish during the early war, but were produced deliberately after damage to a devilfish factory prevented full production, but allowed the Sea Horse to be produced using a shorted version of the Devilfish production line. The Tau knew that if they could only hold on long enough, eventually their on planet material production would give them the edge. In the end, hundreds of Seahorses would see action. The sea horse was notable for the different ways it could be used, based on the versitile tau drone cradle. Although a small vehicle, it retained the heavy nose armor of the devilfish (AV 12), giving it some ability to complete with the armored sentinel. The Seahorse was commanded by a single drone hard mounted upside down where the Devilfish burst cannon had been. The limited intelligence of a single drone meant that the Seahorse generally needed additional drones or a drone controller to perform efficiently. Additional weaponry, usually fusion blasters or missile pods, could be mounted. Like the devilfish, the Seahorse could carry 2 seeker missiles, though this slowed it considerably.

The Sea Horse A configuration carried two drones. It operated as a patrol or scout unit, the three drones networked providing a modicum of intelligence, and the additional gravitic impellers of the drones making it almost as fast as the original devilfish.







The Seahorse B replaced the two drones with Hammerhead weapon mounts, a process that could be completed in less than a Rota. Lacking in intelligence and motive power, the B type operated as infantry support, as it could not outpace a running fire warrior. Commanded by a Shas'u with a drone controller, the Seahorse B had to remain close (12") to its commander, but its heavy armor and firepower gave the team a massive edge in infantry combat. Here Shas'ui Yon'fel plans a squad level attack near T'vas, accompanied by a Seahorse B.









The Seahorse C was a failed attempt to create a stealthed version of the Seahorse that never saw action.

Most radical of all was the Seahorse D, which mounted scratch built turbine engines in the drone spots, creating for all intents and purposes, a flying machine. A single drone was able to understand the more clear cut nature of air to air combat, and the Seahorse D was one of the few answers the Tau had to imperial Air Superiority. Though limited, they cold perform crucial interceptions. Seahorse D's usually operated in small groups for network support. Poorly armed and indifferently agile, they were however quite capable of bringing down a Valkyrie, however poorly they faired against true imperial interceptors.











   
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These are TOTALLY AWESOME.

-Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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Why thank you. They were stand in Pirahannas, back in the days when they were forge world and I was too broke to buy much of anything anyway. Glad to have a reason to finish them up and give them a chance to maybe hit the table.



   
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Work. In. Progress.

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Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Woot! Dark Mechnicus!
   
 
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