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What's the deal with the kroot mercenary list on the GW website?
It that legit to field?
Why does it say Tau can't take kroot mercenaries in the online kroot pdf?
The kroot pdf is an unofficial army list for people who want to field an only kroot army, the tau can not use any part of the pdf,and must only use the kroots from inside their own codex.
If you have any more questions about the kroots pdf i would go on the kroot forum
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Well, the Kroot are sorta double crossing the Tau by fighting for other races. But the way I see it they just the need have a diverse genetic pool and the Tau should let them do lotsa fighting.
Anyway, the kroot mercs are fighting behind the tau's back.
The PDF on the GW site IS official. Games workshop wrote it didnt they? However at the moment they arnt allowing it in the GT's however all events ive been to have allowed its use. However this may change in the future but for now your all good to use it (just check before you use em).
The reason your not able to take the Merc's from the PDF armylist in the Tau army is because the Tau dont allow (want) the Kroot to act as Mercinaries for other armies. However the Kroot need the extra genetic material that other species on other battlefeilds outside of the Tau empire provide. So they secretly send out groups of Mercs as Full battle forces or just small groups to hire to other armies in order to pick up more DNA. They then return to Pech after a few years add the DNA to the already vast array of DNA the Kroot have already collected.
They have this in more detail in the PDF itself.
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