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Just something I've put together and had approved with the friends of mine I play with
First of all, at the cost of the ability to buy Mortar support squads you'd get another doctrine point *shrugs* they agreed with it... so, eh?
Gue'la Auxiliary Regiment: This is to represent armies that work under the Tau Empire, simple, no?
a single Tau Firewarrior team may be bought as an Elites choice at the traditional cost of the team +2 points per model, aditionally, an Ethereal may be chosen as an HQ choice at +20 points of their original cost
Any Squad in the army with access to Special Weapons (i.e. Plasma Gun, Melta Gun, Grenade Launcher, Flamer) may purchase a Pulse Rifle or Pulse Carbine at +6 points per model, however are still restricted in the number of special weapons allowed for the squad as normal
Carapace Armor: [doctrine amendment] simply change the cost of Carapace armor to +2 points per model
I might come up with other doctrines, but... umm... crit? o-o please?
On the Gue'la regiment.
The pulse weapon options for guardsmen is too expensive. They might be big improvements to lasguns but all they essentially do is increase the unit's firepower. They don't give squads the capability to hurt wholly new targets like the other special weapons do (e.g. melta vs armour). Rather make it 3 pts per gun.
About the cost raises of especially the Ethereal I have my doubts too. The Ethereal is essentially a character to boost steadfastness, but while it's the only Tau unit that can do it, IG have plenty of such units: Commissars, officers, vox.
The option of Kroot herds as Elites should be added too. No point raise, they're good as they are.
Commissars should be disallowed, and there should be a restriction on certain wargear: the regiment is no longer part of the Imperium.
for the tau doctrines:
plasma guns should be the weaker but more stable tau versions
melta weapons are replaced with fusion guns
power swords and power fists are an extra +5 pts each
no commissars as he said
leman russ's of any kind are 0-2
kroot and tau firewarriors can be taken as troops choices but do not count towards the compulsary choices
crisis suits are 0-1 as elites
veterans are no longer 0-1 (as the captured regiments would go through more)
storm troopers are 0-1
thats all i can think of at the moment
Don't bother adding Kroot units here, the Kroot Merc list is far better than what you'd get from the Tau Codex.
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