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I've been wanting to do a Dark Mechanicus army for a while now, and I think the Tau rules would be best for "counts as" purposes. They would have all kinds of awesome pre-heresy tech mixed with warp tech so it's feasible they would have advanced stuff.
I have some ideas, but I'd like some more.
I wish I could find the GW "counts as" article on the web with the Adeptus Mechanicus army. Does anyone remember what WD it was in?
Tech-guard will be troops.
Servitors/Servo Skulls, will be drones.
Gun-Servitors for suits.
My biggest problem of course, is how to do the skimmers. I need to keep the tau weapons for WYSIWYG purposes. But how can I either convert a grav-tank type model, or convert the tau-tank to look more like an Adeptus Mechanicus vehicle?
Need some ideas.
Last edited by TheCage; June 3rd, 2008 at 16:47.
Well, the Imperium used grav-technology pre-heresy. Why not "bulk out" those smooth Tau lines with some armour from a Russ? Basically, in order to keep it "dark mechanicus" themed, think boxy, ugly but functional vehicles. Of course, there's nothing to keep you to this, but I think it would look nice, thematically.
Nice idea - keep it up!
Hmmm.. How would you go about that?
Think about using plasticard to "box up" a tau tank, or something like that. As they stand, tau vehicles are very smooth and very soft on the eye - the polar opposite of Imperial vehicles!
You could just stick the sheets of plasticard over the main hull of the Tau vehicles - getting that boxy look. If you were really feeling brave (and really knew what you were doing!) you could try to graft the top half of a leman russ onto the lower half of a Tau tank, or something similar.
The only real way to get these things done in a way which you're gonna like is trial and error - and that's an expensive road to go down!