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post #341 of 361 (permalink) Old 07-25-12, 08:48 PM
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I see them as sensible Orks with a bit of Tyranids thrown in heh.
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I see them as cannon fodder/meat shield/stick em in aforest taking potshots/outflank and annoy.
And apart from the first 2 they aint right good at any of them

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I do believe making Kroot just as WD expansion would actually pay off. Remember that Kroot mercenaries can actually have some nice weapons like plasma guns or eviscerator on shaper making them somewhat more capable of dealing damage. With reduced point cost, If they were just allies for some other armies and additional choices for basic Tau FOC it would be best thing ever happening to Kroot. And that way GW could actually sell more of those models. IMO that is the most probable thing to happen.
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They are useless right now, but I don't think when a new codex comes around they'd just move them to a merc' dex or what have you. I mean thats just more absurd that you'd have to take units that used to be in your codex as allies.

And here's why it's a stupid idea to remove them entirely.
Guy1: Ok, we are making the Tau 6th ed Codex. One problem is Kroot. They just don't really have a good place.
Guy2: Well, we're making the codex. The possibilities are endless on how we can make them better. We can change their equipment, give them special abilities, give them new options and units. The precedent for this has already been set and there are tons of ideas we've already experimented with.
Guy1: So it's agreed then.
Guy 1&2: Remove Kroot entirely from the codex! (They said in a strange unison that made you question wether or not they rehersed the entire event.)

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The Kroot had an army list of their own back in the day, via Chapter Aproved in the white dwarf, they actually have quite a few models and could easily become a stand along army now. Infact the idea of using the Ork list to make a kroot army just occurred to me...damn not another idea..

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You really think that out of ALL the units in the game. GW would look at Kroot and be like "THAT! That F**king Unit! I want everyone to have access to it, now!"

It's also kinda silly that they would basically STEAL units from our codex, just to give everyone else better access to them.
Don't want to get Tau allies, but want Kroot? No problem! We have a WD for that.

And really I think it'd be the worst thing for both Tau and Kroot. Kroot go from being fierce allies of opportunity for the Tau with an established History to... well... They would out vanilla the vanilla marines. Just a bland "fits in everywhere" unit.
Tau go from an alien coalition to... Tau. Who can get Kroot, just like everyone else.

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I prefer Kroot over Fire Warriors - at least, I did till 6th ed came out.
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I would be dissapointed if we lost what made Tau unique and just went to pure Tau. I'm hoping this one is wrong.

About the psykers. It would be nice to have a psyker ally unit in the codex and could potentially give another boost to shooting.

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At first I liked the idea of the Kroot getting their own codex, I mean it could only help them improve and I, despite having a nice little mob, don't particularly like them much on the table anyway. Besides, we'd still get to have them as an army! Then I figured the impact on the lore/fluff of the Tau, the idea of them having all these alien allies, removing the Kroot could negate this key aspect of the Tau fluff which for me at least, was one of the main reasons I chose them as my army!

THEN, I figured, why the hell not? Why should we, the Tau players as a community, selfishly keep the Kroot to ourselves when they have a chance to be so much more? At the same time, perhaps we need some kind of compensation; I got to thinking, what if the Tau got some benefits for allies to represent their fluff? For example, generally an ally detachment requires 1 HQ and 1 Troop, what if the Tau only need a HQ? Or if they could get more than a single heavy/elite/fast attack slot? Or even if this is not possible for allies in general, only for the 'white dwarf' codex armies? Just some brainstorming

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Just got me thinking, surely Kroot could have psykers?
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