While looking at other pre heresy xenos armies I was inspired to do something similar. I like tau and although the race did not exist during the times of the heresy I thought it would be a cool idea.
As the tau advanced incredibly fast and is based on japan, I thought I would make a steam punk tau army based on feudal japan.
So, I want to keep the big shoulder pad and legs, but I think I will thin down the armour on the torso and definately no helmet. Weaponry wise, I am thinking about steampunk crossbows and samurai as kroot proxies.
All advice and ideas appreciated.
Cool ideas, I look forward to seeing some pictures.
They won't be Tau right? How are you gonna change the Tau's physical appearance to make them a different race?
After reading the tau fluff again, i realised. They were first discovered during the Great Crusade and therefore they would be at the feudal stage during Horus Heresy. So they will be proper tau.
These and my Diasporex will be posted from now on in my blog.
I don't think they were.. Tau are only 7000 years old as a race. Besides, if they were discovered during the Great Crusade wouldn't they have been purged?
ya tau were only tadpoles when the horus heresy came around i think :D