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Here's my attempt at representing the Tau equivilent to conscripts...
Tau Irregulars come from a variety of sources, from subservient races of the Tau empire to Fio caste workers fighting only as a last ditch to help save themselves. Only in extreamly rare and desperate occasions will Por or Kor caste Tau be included in a unit of Irregulars. All Irregulars use the same stats for simplicity sake, but represent the vast resources the Tau can draw upon when they get desperate for help.Team: The team consists of 10-20 Irregulars and either a Shas'la or Shas'ui Fire caste Warrior at their normal cost.Code:Â* Â* Â*Â* Â* Â* Pts WS Â* BS S T W Â*I Â* A Ld Â*Sv Irregulars Â* Â*5 Â*Â* 2 Â*Â* 2 Â*Â*3 Â* 3 Â* 1 1 Â* 1 Â*6 Â* 6+
Equipment: Kroot rifles and equivilent assorted weaponry. Note that since Irregulars do not posses the Kroot's unique musclecultre they do not gain a bonus close combat attack with the rifle. The Shas'la or Shas'ui has a pulse rifle.
Options: All the members of an Irregulars squad may upgrade their weapons to pulse rifles at +1 points each.
Character: The Shas'la or Shas'ui may take equipment from the Tau armory. He may also be given a pulse carbine at no added cost.
Disorganized: Taken from the ranks of those not normally used to fighting, the irregulars suffer from lack of combat ability. If broken, they will never regroup, instead panicking compleatly.
"Desperate Times...": If a squad of Irregulars is locked in close combat, they do not test for leadership if outnumbered at least 2 to 1. This represents their dim view on the situation and the need to fight till the death rather than die running.
So, what do you think?
EDIT: Fixed the table to be readable...
Hmmmm... I don't know. But I have to admit, it fits the Greater Good mentality. I think you would want to give them a slightly higher Initiative, maybe 2. They aren't trained, but Tau are fairly agile beings. Maybe even a three. They have to be faster than Necrons at least!
Si em, tow en can de lach.
Tak! Tak! Tak ah wan, Tak a lah!
Mi tow, can de lach.
Mi him, en tow.
Tau are communist I don't think they would have irregulars. I mean don't all Fire caste go to the military...unsure. <_<
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Thats the point slackerhauk, these troops represent when there aren't enough fire warriors available to defend the community the lengths that Tau will go to fight for the greater good. If you read the fluff at the top Irregulars are mostly Fio (earth) caste workers and alien races (other than kroot of course) which are part of the Tau empire but usally not part of the Tau army. To the tau using the irregulars would be like giving weapons to the women and children, basicly if your going to die, you might as well have a chance of killing the !#$^ who's trying to kill you. Sorry if I wasn't clear on that...
it says: a military man has about 3s 3t 1a, and a cevilian has 1-2s 1-2t 0a!!!
(WD dont remember wich one, but they use it sor som battle report were the defender needs to save em)
realize that kroot rifles are made by the kroot....I would expect most tau anything to be wielding a pulse rifle.....prehaps a crappy kind that was like....heavy 1 20" to reflect the poor skill they would have. I like the idea of a fire caste leading it....has more of a tau resistance feel to it though. 2t and 2s sounds about right though (fw train all their lives, so some fio caste shouldnt have the same level of strength). I2 at least man.....
Not too sure about the stats but you definatly need rules for when they can be used. If theyre supposed to represent the last line maybe they should only be able to be used in Defense scenarios.. Or i dunno something like that.
sounds like a good idea, but don't the tau usually evacuate the civillian population before the enemy reaches a population center? either way it would be an interesting thing to see.
gue'vesa'ui is right. Its in the codex somewhere, they always evacuate..Then again I guess in some kind of Helms Deep sort scenario....
And it says the tau never hold ground, if to heavly attacked they just retreat. And civilian are long gone before the battle starts. If the battle happen to start before they are gone the fire warriors hold the attackers back, while they escape. And with their strick caste structure, i would think the fire warriors would see it as a dishonor to lead "conscripts".
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