thanx ladz for the help, i'm really beginning to think of making it into a proper force now!! we'll see!
Fluff-wise my reading of Dark Heresy is that Ordo Xenos is in charge of both killing xenos _and_ acquiring their tech for study/reverse engineering. If your army has had an extended campaign in Tau space they may have been forced to appropriate xenos tech in order to keep fighting. IRL many guerilla forces make use of the same weapons as their enemy.
uhm, nice, but it's not necessary to fight against tau, just in tau space with little to no contact with imperium so no proper repairs.
Now...what's in tau space to be fought against??
Also, the SM have experimented with weapons load-out on vehicles in the past, despite the controversy this sparked with the tech-adepts. The fluff on the Predator Annihilator is that it was highly controversial initially to have 2 lascannon instead of autocannon, until closer inspection of the STC revealed that this retrofit had been accounted for at the initial design stage. (Source: Imperial Armour Vol 2)
Likewise the Vindicator and the LR Crusader are based on SM captains ordering their techmarines to refit weapons to meet specific battle conditions, and several hundred years later the AdMech finish their debates and give the thumbs-up.. despite other chapters copying the effective design in the meantime.
IMO your fluff about the Restless could be based on a force of marines operating so far behind enemy lines for so long that they only have access to Tau weapons, and use their omophagea organ to "interrogate" Earth caste engineers about how to use them. Likewise the existance of human auxillaries in Tau space provides for a group of humans with familiarity with Tau tech... traitors to the Imperium that they are.
The AdMech won't be happy, of course, but it depends on how powerful the capter's firends in the inquisition are.
true, so it actually could be done. The only problem is that it uses tau bitz, not imperial weapons to create new vehicle loadouts. But since they're in tau space with no supplies it fits methinks.
Must flesh out some background and have a nice powerful and not so puritan contact in the inkuisition/admech...
ha! the techtau is horrendous! very cool Det, looks like the imperiums attempt at a necron destroyer
...wow, yes! true, kind a small version but it's similar!!
The tank is ok but the hover marine is great. Something about him just looks so right. What are the things mounted where the pulse carbines would normally be?
thanx!! the things under should represent the plasma-cutter. the plasma pistol front part didn't fit nicely, so i chopped some lasguns and some carbine parts and made them.
Edited by det, 02 May 2009 - 08:31 AM.