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Hi guys, I've had this idea running in my head for a while, make a tau defence colony force, that could include more unusual units and even earth caste members as defending thier homes from invaders. troop heavy and limited fire power, without hammerheads to broadsides, as they are highly used by the military.
As outpost would be supervised by lower rank military, only the Shas'el would be available.
0-3 fire warriors
Only 1 unit of fire warriors may be mounted in a devilfish.
A small garnison could be on site, for recruiting purposes or simple in training.
Earth caste Workers
The heavily equiped workers of the earth caste are often seen on the battle of newly constructed outposts, extending thier faith in the greater good to the battlefield.
Pirhanas see military uses as recon and civilian uses as transports, they are common sight in Tau colonies
0-1 Crisis Suits
Earth Caste Exomecanical Suit
As new outposts are constructed, It is vital to the tau to fully chart the planet, to evaluate the planet's capability to suport life, and furter colonisation.
these are mainly used to sure the sky while dignitaries visit the colony, they are also seen as potent artillery on the battlefield.
Earth Caste Workers:
WS BS S T W I A LD SV
3 3 4 4 1 3 2(1) 7 4+
Tau Earth Caste Workers are suited with a work unit, verymuch in the same way as a suit, wich is taken in account and included in the profile.
the Plasma cuting blades on the arms count as 2 CCWs (included in profile) and are rending
WS BS S T W I A LD SV
3 3 6 7 4 2 3(4) 8 3+/5+
An Earth Caste Worker fited with a exomecanical suit, used to move and build heavy pieces, used on surface or space.
The suit as 2 arm implanted with plasma cutters, wich count as 2 CCWs (included in the profile) and are rending, and to the the shear size and power the Suit is supplied with, it counts as a monstrous creature
4 Fire Warrior crew and a weapons base.
Immobile: the platfor is build solidly constructed and well ground, it move under any circonstances
Heavily plated: when Shooting at the platforme, roll a d6 for each succesful hits, on a 6 the crew is hit, on a 1-5 the platform is it and the shot is discarded.
Weapons option: the Defense Battery must be fitted with one of the fallwoing:
a Twin linked ion cannon, a twin linked rail gun or twin linked fusion cannon
May include vehiclue options: Targetting array, seeker missiles, dispurtion pods.
I haven't included points costs yet, I am still debating on them, any thoughts or comments?
Why are Earth Tau better fighters than Fire Warriors? They should be WS2.
Platform would follow similar rules to Ork Big Gunz: AV 12 or 13 all round, any penetrating hit destroys it. Otherwise it effectively has a 2+ invulnerable save that works against anything!
Catapultam habeo. Nisi omniam pecuniam mihi dabis, saxum immanem ad capitem tuum mittam.
Granted they aren't trained for combat, WS 2 it is.
I actually think the official patform rules would be good, just make it 1-2 hits the crew, 3-6 the platform.