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Some Tau stuff.

Posted: February 5, 2011 in Gaming, Tau, Tau Fluff, Warhammer 40k
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Because I haven’t gone on about my Tau in the last little while…

These three pictures are my speculative army colour scheme. I used the fun little Tau Painter program from Bolter and Chainsword. FOr the colours I actually copy pasta’d colour swatches of Citadel range colours from an online shop into photoshop and acquired their colour codes. Those codes were punched into the painter and give a farly close rendition of the intended colour. First of course is a typical shas’la but then I was playing Dawn of War and noticed that Shas’el and the like have variant colours. I was informed that basically all that was done is that in some pieces the Sept colour and main colour were swapped. Thus the second picture, the third however is me tryingto break up the brown earthy colours. I do feel that I need a much darker orange but you can only get so dark an orange before it’s technically another brown. But thatthird scheme is just an idea for the moment. I don’t even think I ordered an orange that would work as a platform for a darker colour.

Originally that armour was meant to be Graveyard Earth but now that I have a pot it’s lighter than I thought it would be. I’ve since ordered some Privateer Press “Battlefield Brown” that may or may not replace it. My initial Tau army will be relativley small, two groups of six Fire Warriors, two Crisis Suits and then a Crisis Suit Commander. I think you can guess already that I’ll be as Crisis Suit heavy as is possible. No Broadsides as of yet though, though I have plans for at least one in the near future. I saw an amazing conversion for the rail guns that turned them into one big handheld gun… it looked really cool. It’ll require a little bit of Green Stuff which is good since I really need to fiddle around with that stuff at soem point.

Oh, my army the “Sin’shan” has been upgraded to a full fledged Sept which I’m currently calling ‘He’eio’kio’ which is more or less ‘uncountable trees’ hence the foresty colour scheme.


I’ve started developing fluff for my Tau army, the Sin’shan, which is more or less the “People’s Army” I’ll be naming all my initial units… coming up with fluff for most of them. Ridiculous, but it amuses me and it’s something to do while I wait for them to get here.

They’ll currently be lead by Shas’O Sa’cea Ra’cova Lar’shi, for those who don’t know the Tau naming conventions that makes him Commander Wrongbreaker Valiant Victory, from Sa’cea. Whose background I’m currently piecing together simply from his name. :p Whether ‘Wrongbreaker’ will be in reference to something wrong that he broke or something he wrongly broke I’m not sure. The ‘Valiant Victory’ bit is more along the lines of a once off act of bravery. At least according to the lexicon at Advanced Tau Tactica. >.<; My initial order, when I make it will only give me 300 odd points (not counting the Gue’vesa anyway.) and so isn’t really on par with the Space Marines and Orks armies from Assault on Blackreach, which is all I can play against for the time being. >.<; The downside to living in the middle of nowhere.

The hard part of naming all these units is remembering which one is which. :p Not that it particularly matters, unless I want to keep track of who did and didn’t die in a particular battle… which I do, because I’m a nerd. I suppose I could vary their sept stripes…

edit: Well, in the course of naming my Tau I seem to be going more for a bug people from Andromeda scheme than the wiki description. According to the 40k wiki Tau names are somewhat dynamic, describing lifetime achievements. I stuck to that with “Commander Wrongbreaker” but the rest of them are getting more… useless names. Much as the aforementioned bug people in Andromeda had names that were haiku’s mine are named things like “To accept a worthy cause” or “Dark moon above me.” They just sound better to me. The god new only nerds like me will think to look it up at ATT. :p Best yet? “Smarter than many Warlike people” aka Shas’la T’au Kles’bentu Mont’re’sin

edit edit: I should have realized that for my Gue’vesa I’d have to invent an Imperial regiment… thus we have the 15th Belgique Regiment, because what’s awesomer than a planet based on Belgium? An army from a planet based on Belgium, that’s what. Also it lets me name one of these Gue’vesa after a teacher I once had whose family was from Belgium. :p No idea what the regiment would have nicknamed itself… I’m not that far yet… that’ll come in far later.

January, you can’t get here soon enough. I need [want] my Tau units now. T-T