thats a lot of conversation work, very nicely done sir! keep the posts coming, these boys look nasty. do you use Tau rules for them? or an mix of stuff?
Thanks Vedaslayer!, If it's a pretty big job, trust will soon do better in these photos and more personalized for each squad assistant, yesterday I made a few more to complete squads that were missing me, with what I have done I have completed 2 squadrons of Chuthulians 12 members.
This is a brief background about the Chutulians, with the data of the special weapon, hope you enjoy!
The Chutulians are a space travelling species, originary from the zone known as Kharesi Expansion. They were the first race from that zone that made an agreement of "incorporation" with the Tau Empire. The Expansion was the cradle of more than 12 minor races which had the capacity of space flight. These have been contacted in different deegres by the Water Caste and have reacted with the most diverse actions.
The Chutulians were the race which was most interested about joining the Greater Good, holders of several sistems in the Kharesi Expansion, good merchants and star travellers. They where known by the Demiurgs for possessing a reliable haven, and after a series of attempts, Azoth Prime, their Capital Sistem, started to be used as the entrance dock into the Kharesi Expansion. This was quickly taken as an advantage by this diligent race, Fire Caste advisors for their Military Forces and Earth Caste advisors to help them increase their fleet capability. Their Squid Class Cruisers were added to the Tau Empire Fleet in the Expansion and beyond; their first battles were against the umpredictable Tobari and Imperial Rogue Traders that seeked to expand their profits in the Kharesi Expansion Territories.
While the Earth Caste helped with the commissioning of the industrial plant, the Chutulians made a great discovery, which could be used in the militar industry of this new followers of the Greater Good, a substance released by a marine creature, completely corrosive which could be bottled asd used as a weapon. The invertebrated creature that released this digestive mucose dwelled in the seas of Azoth Prime, and other colonies, and their meat was very sought after becouse it's tasty flavour.The substance is capable of corroding armour, meat and bone, and is stable inside the combustible flamer tubes. Although the Sha'nal supervisor, Aun'O Shaka'ra Mount'yr, was pretty horrorized after seeing a demostration of this substance in combat, he ought to give his agreement to the Fire and Earth Castes, because this was a great addition to the Empire Armory, so the substance was sinthetized and started too be used in flamers and as filling of Grenades by the Chutulians, which makes them feral urban fighters and impressive ship-to-ship assaults.
Deepths Icor Launcher
F 5 FP 4 Flamer Template
Deepths Icor Grenade
Small Template, Ignores Coberture
HA HP F R I A H LD Sv
3 3 4 4 3 1 1 8 4+
3 3 4 4 4 2 1 9 4+
The Unit can carry Induction Rifles or Carabine, up to one Deepths Icor Launcher and up to one Tau Induction Cannon, can be armed with Icor Grenades and EMP Grenade. HTe Unit Leader can Telemetric Marker costing the same points as a Fire Cast Unit. They can be transported in a Devilfish or in a a chutulian Armored Vehicle (The Kraken (in planning)).
The Chutulians, besides joining and following the Tau Customs, still continue their primitive tradition; if the troops consider that the defeated enemy had been shrewd or specially smart, they perform the Jokarran Ritual, which consist in devouring the Intelect of the astute and dead enemy, who have died honorably. Although this tradition is not well accepted by the Earth Caste, is tolerated by the members of the Fire Caste as a Chutulian ancestral ritual and let them follow it.
Well, that's all.. for now. Im sorry for the grammar ( Thanks Anne for the translation at 1 am!). The part about the Kharesi Expansion i took it from the War Rift magazine. This territory is North of Dalith towards Pech, considered by the Human Empire as Wilderness Space.