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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Thanks! I try not to buy smoke alarms based on how I think they'll eventually look as terrain, but I must admit I think about it. : )

Getting my army lists done this weekend -

Tau Defenders will be Codex Tau Empire, no vehicles, no Kroot, no Vespid, plus Kiff and Gauthi

Relief force will be Codex Imperial Guard (the edition before the one I-Walker uses, it doesn't have orders and is more basic, which seems appropriate), with a few units from Codex Catachans (which is what my IG were originally based on), plus the Gu'vessa human auxiliaries. Obviously it is not a jungle, so they won't benefit from those rules, but they are good close range fighters so I think it will work OK.

Gauthi will need points. That's these guys:

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WS 2 BS 2, S 3, T 4, I 4, A 1 W1 Ld 8, Stubborn, FNP 5+, no armor. Equipped with a spear (strike first in assault), or Pulse Rifle.

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Ruthless Interrogator





Maine

While I should post pictures of my Ogren beat down team I got a bit heretical and started a Tau project. You know, for the greater good? Only

Forgeworld, their is a hair in my Barracuda.....


Hope that's a beard hair, or at least chest hair. Though it is a beautiful kit.



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As a side note, not sure how the pilot is situated in this thin hull. Could be sitting or laying down.

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I look forward to seeing how the Ogyrn turned out!

Barracuda, huh? The Tau may be able to contest the air after all!
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I was thinking of scenarios, and the lack of Tau air transport kinda sucks.

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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I *have* vaguely considered scratch building something vaguely like a Manta. : )
   
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Definitely hoping for beard/chest hair!

The Gauthi look cool, though I thought they were from a galaxy far far away... maybe they’re what the Tyranids are running away from?

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Maine

 Briancj wrote:
I was thinking of scenarios, and the lack of Tau air transport kinda sucks.


Well the Barracuda could help with that however one of anything ( I know this well ) tends to just become a big target however the Barracuda rules for 7th Ed and previous editions are crazy good. It also seems like the Tau skimmers can operate at altitude, much like how Waveserpents can technically break orbit but isn't a flyer.


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gobert wrote:
Definitely hoping for beard/chest hair!

The Gauthi look cool, though I thought they were from a galaxy far far away... maybe they’re what the Tyranids are running away from?


Well as I said, it is a sexy kit.....
It's like a flap jack though.

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Here's some stuff that got painted/built.

First I've finished cool yet very strange tau guy.







Next a Tau Ceremonial thing. Currently displaying a hologram of Shas'bo Lo'Mash, Road warden of the Pyrehia Heights, treacherously slain by Imperial crash survivors as he sought to render them aid. Alas for Lo'Mash!
Though some say his "individuality" was never popular with the high command...



And a... uh... tau water cooler? Pill bottle + transfers = instant tau terrain!



Sentinels. These were the funnest things I've painted in a while. Very satisfying.





The Armsmen. Wonderful figures. So many interesting details. I wish I'd started from a white base coat, but the chance to take advantage of the base red plastic was too tempting. : (











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All Insurgency's models, except the terrain of course.


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I-Walker and I got together to play some battle fleet gothic so we wouldn't embarrass ourself before the mighty Admiral Brian CJ next week. Knowing our ships and maybe some of the rules couldn't hurt. : ) The scenarios were set in the run up to the invasion and used mostly ships appearing in the space station assault.

Scorpion Nebula, T-28 Days. Tasked with neutralizing a Tau listening post to allow the fleet to get closer before detection, the Toujours L'Audace (Counts as Indolator - that's a change in the Order of Battle) and Bonhomme Deth O'Kay (Escort Carrier) hunt a Tau Messenger. Even if all they can do is drive it off, they will likely be passed off as simple pirates.





Their plan suffers a bit of bad luck - a Tau destroyer charged with delivering supplies arrives at the same moment. The two forces hunt each other through the clouds, each striving to deal a lethal blow. Bombers prove ineffective, but the tau can't seem to get a decisive hit.







Captain Jean Dan'gebwae finally destroys the Tau destroyer in a boarding action and the messenger is hunted down. Victory for the Imperium - the armada begins to slip through the nebula.

Thoughts: My Blast markers are nice, but a bit too large and too garish (I was going for "blossoms of fire"), so I think I will make some smaller more yellow ones to fill out the bulk of what's needed. Escorts have trouble killing other escorts it seems.

T-18 Days. The Scorpion Nebula was not, as it turned out, completely undefended. The kiff Hakkit Gouge was using it as a hunting ground, lured by generous Tau bounties for verified kills on imperial ships. Picking his moment he stalked advance elements of the Imperial fleet, the Armed transports Hostile, Hotspur, Hellion and Helios, escorted by cruisers Inflexible and Intolerable, the cobra squadron Grey Company, and the Bonhomme Deth'O'kay.





Hakkit (which translates in Kiff as "Master and God") Gouge launched assault boats, evading the imperium's exploratory torpedo salvos trying to flush him from the clouds with ease. His Kiff boarders blew the locks, swarmed aboard in a frothing horde of vampyric weasels and detonated the Hostile's drives almost before the crew could react. The 25th Diving Eagles companies would take no part in the second Taros war.

Emboldened, Gouge lunged from the cover of the denser dust clouds, pausing only to re-arm his Rider Boats. He tore through the center of the imperial fleet, destroying two Cobras with boarding attacks and damaging Intolerable before vanishing into the clouds again.



Turning almost leisurely after the Hotspur, he grapples the fleeing transport under cover of the clouds. All the convoy can do is flee at top speed and listen for the detonation of the ship... ...but this time the kiff are met by hastily armed and mustered Imperial guard veterans who not only repel the attack but counter attack onto the Hakkit Gouge (Kiff ships have no name but that of their captain), damaging it and causing the Hakkitt to reconsider and flee the battlefield in the usual Kiff fashion!



Victory to the Imperium! The battle could have changed the path of the invasion - except that Gouge didn't report what he'd learned until he negotiated more money.... ....just as the Quasimodo rammed its target and it was too late.

Thoughts: Ok, Dark Eldar (what the kiff count as) are pretty bad ass, though obviously you need to be super careful, and it probably helps to have nebulas to hide in. Boarding is super risky, and that +1 to the enemy from special orders hurts. Fighters have a really hard time intercepting anything at close range. The extra speed on the Armed Transports is REALLY helpful.



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Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work.

I would call the Tau with all the add-on bits their version of the trading cast (was that the Water Cast?).

Pill bottle + transfers = instant tau terrain...for the table top I hope it has sand inside it for weight or it will be knocked over and rolling away with a single errant dice.

Cheers,

CB


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Water caste is a good call - although he is carrying a pile of guns... ...to sell? The water caste are shown with round hats, so that fits.

We played one more game - an episode where, at some point in the past, Orks attempted to storm the defense of Taros. The tau defenses were not handicaped as they will be in the big game, but it was pretty ugly. Two ork cruisers, a frigate, a ramship, and two heavy transports were destroyed without ever getting anywhere near the station, at the cost of a tau light cruiser and an escort. The Manta waves were brutal, though it was mostly the escorts getting behind the orks that really walloped them. Plus the Peacemaker Railguns of course.









   
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Houston, TX

Tons of great, creative stuff on here, as always. And an impressive level of output. This is one of my favorite projects on here because of the throwback to the Taros campaign, the old rules, the eclectic mix of models, the terrain, battle reports, unique scenarios. It’s all here. And it feels fun and spontaneous. Great hobby inspiration.

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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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Glad you're enjoying it! It does sometimes feel like living the dream, miniatures wise. A dream that involves a lot of work of course, but that is kind of like "real" life. I'm looking forward to easing back a little, since a complicated scenario and getting up to speed on Battle Fleet Gothic have taxed me, I must admit.
   
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The boards are 95% done.

















I'm a little bit in mixed mind on these. I've been working towards these games for months, years if you count the general concept, and now that I'm done I'm sad that I wasn't able to do some of the details and pull off some of the things I wanted to. On the other hand, these are most likely one offs, never to be used again, so I limited the time I would put into them for sanity's sake.


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In particularly, I wasn't able to capture the geography of Taros as closely as I wanted, which was kind of the whole point, especially since Brian has an amazing desert planet map, which I hope to play on some day. I screwed up the scale on the oceans, but it *REALLY* doesn't make sense to go back and fix it.

The space station also isn't quite what I was hoping for. : ( Didn't finish enough MFD walls and details to really pull that off.

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good enough is better than best. I look forward to this!

--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
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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Eastern edge

It still looks serviceable for mini games in space.

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