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I was reading the unique armies in the Guard section in Games Workshop site when I found the Imperial Guard Gue'la. I was going to use these guys during the Black Crusade, I have many Guard and I was thinging of doing some fluff around them. I got confused though on what units I can put in this army. In the section it says Gue'la have limited access to Tau technology but still have Tau equipment but what do they get? Also it says I can modify a Sentinel with Battlesuit blitz so can I use other Imperial armor, like tanks? Finally can I still put heavy and special weapons in a squad? If anyone can figure this out I would appreciate it. I posted this here because I am not sure If I will become a Tau or Guard player.
use search, or even read the entry you linked to better
Well, as far as I know the only 'legal' unit of guard for the Tau to use is the troop squad one where essentially you get....
6-12 guardsmen armed with lasguns. Options to upgrade 2 to pulse carbines or rifles, upgrade 1 to a leader with better LD, and the option to take a markerlight.
About the only useful thing I've found about these guys is that they can take EMP grenades, and are much cheaper in points than Fire Warriors. So you can take say 10, give them EMP grenades and send them running out to blow up tanks and get killed.
About the best thing about them that I can say is that they tend to get ignored so they may accomplish their mission for that reason alone.
As for the gue'la army, basically its just an IG army with doctrines chosen to represent what a Tau organized Ig unit might be. While I suppose it offers a wealth of conversion option, you don't get to use any actual tau rules or weaponry in it. Oh, I suppose you could use different models to represent it, but you'd be using the IG codex.
Last edited by Grey; January 17th, 2006 at 21:11.
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thx, I thought it was something like that but I was just hopeing that when it some Tau weponary could be used where it said they have a limited supply of Tau techology. At least I can still use my SQUAD WEAPONS and BIG TANKS.
you could try putting some kroot in there from the kroot merc list as allies sent from the empire, imperial guard are able to take them as auxiliaries.
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I thought guela was the term used for advanced human fighters ( SM)
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actually not, in the codex, at page 57 you have some words from the Tau language, among these, gue'la, which (according to the page) means human in Tau... and as 'la is the lowest rank for anything, IIRC, they would be the lowest rank humans... or it might be that Human is low per definition, oh, the speculation:shifty:
Gue'la is a generic term for humans. I doubt the Tau distinguish between an Imperial Guardsman and a Space Marine as Humanity is not yet part of the Empire. Once they do become part of the Tau Empire (yeah, right) they will start assigning gue'ui, gue'vre, gue'el and so on. However, it just doesn't roll off the tongue right. Gue'la just sounds better.
Yeah, ibetcha they distinguish between the two, same way humans distinguish between a gretchkin and a Nob.