So, I'm not a huge fluff-reader or researcher especially with Tau as they are a newer army for me, but I have heard that the Commies enjoy a good rousing bit of mind control on their vassal races.
Is it possible (or rather, feasible) that some of this could extend to human races, and that Tau teams might have a couple of
brainwashed re-educated human (or other race) conscripts in their ranks?
I have some imperial guardsman left over from other kits and I kind of like the idea of having a few painted up in Tau colors, armed with pulse rifles and the right shoulderpad "shield" just to mess with my opponents (espeically if they are playing imperium). Also thought about scraping out the inside of a DS9 tactical turret, sticking an Orc inside with a big dakka style gun, but have the end chopped off and mount a missile pod/smart missile system (DS9 Tactical Ork, aka, the Gimp).