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A third army, I'm turning into Mousekiller! Except mine are higher pointvalues.
I've had a couple boxes of Tau for quite a while and wanted to learn 40K someday too. A few months back I bought the big ol' rulebook and I've started learning the game. I also played my first game a few days back ( a game to learn the rules and game, and to test the Tau list I made ) and actually won. My opponent did nerf his list a bit to make it easier and learn the rules better.
I already knew a fair bit of the basics and for example how damaging vehicles works. I'm also already in love with broadsides too, in the opening salvo of the game ( Tau turn 1 ) I shot a dark eldar raider with one of them and immobilised it. A great way to start a game, immobilising the enemy's transport!
It exploded and killed 4 warriors next to it in turn 2 ( rolling a 6 on the vehicle damage chart, while getting +2 for opentopped and AP1, that's and 8 ^^ )
The rest of the game is best defined as a firestorm, ending with a combat of 10 mandrakes against 6 battlesuits.
enough babbling. My current list has 1 battlesuit commander and 2 bodyguards, 2 single elite battlesuits and 2 single broadsides, 3 units of 10 firewarriors with markerlights, and a devilfish. I might swap that devilfish for something else though, as I'm not really intending to transport anything with it. Maybe a pirhana, or 12 kroot, I just dislike having big models like giant, dragons and tanks, because they are difficult to transport easily, my 80 dwarven infantry models easily fit in my carrying case.
So far I've got 2 boxes of firewarriors and 2 battlesuits. Both suits have been assembled, I will post the other one later.
My colourscheme is white ( skull white undercoat ) followed by a badab black wash. Then I will paintstakingly highlight all the sharp edges of the Tau armour ( this looks particularily impressive on the battlesuits ) . The secondary colour is orange. The washed white has dark area's and recesses from the wash and contrasts nicely with the rich orange.
Here we go then, the regular firewarriors!
Another firewarrior in a snipers position, you've got to love 'true line of sight' xD
The shas'ui with markerlight ( I believe it's a dronecontroller, but who gives a damn. ) I used source lighting, but it's a bit hard to see when using the flash to photograph, I might be able to take a better picture during the day.
And the thing you've waited for, the centerpieces of the army: The XV8 battlesuit!
I hope you like it. I chose this colourscheme because it's possible to paint a lot of men fairly quikly, or at least tabletop while I finish them up ( just undercoat and wash ).
I really like the color scheme as well, simply yet also striking (whatever that means). I suppose I should say that it's simple but I really like it. If it were me, after using the wash I'd apply a more thorough drybrush of skull white over the model, not just extreme edge highlights, but I it's more of a personal taste thing, if you're going for a weathered look then what you have looks fine.
I hope you won't mind me saying, but I think the Crisis Suit is in dire need of the red secondary color so that he looks interesting (right now he's pretty drab) and will match up with the fire warriors. And as a quick note, you might try out some different colored bases, I think the pure white base sort of 'bleeds' into the model too much, it might be good to have some contrast.
Of course, bear in mind these are just my personal (and un-expert) opinions, overall I really like the white and red scheme, very nice.
"If you can wait til I get home, then I swear we can make this last."
Thank you for your reply. Do not worry ( yet ) about the bases and battlesuit. The battlesuit is still unfinished ( haven't even finished the extreme highlighting ) , and will still need a bucket of sept markings all over the thing, the "eyes" of the suit will propably be source lighting, just like the markerlight.
I'm still having a look at the bases, I do want these models to be easy to paint and repainting every base after the basecoat does take considerable time. I might try some dead grass but I will have to see about that.
Here a new picture of the shas'ui with markerlight.
I really like your colour scheme- very effective and if its quick to paint then even better! they look like Tau who are deeply embroiled in some conflict somewhere.
The only suggestion i'd add is to highlight up the skin of the shas'ui- but then again i'm not sure if its just the photo being dark!
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man- S. Johnson
- the photo is a bit dark
- the face has only been basecoated ^^
I usually do stuff like this nice and bright
I think i'be found a solution for the bases, I've tried out some gryphonne sepia and it works rather well. Maybe I will settle for a mix of sepia and badab black ( devlan mud needs to be saved for more pressing wash-issues. )
Uuh, another army of yours Gonna look superb as usual!