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In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.
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Preparing Blocks of 600 Points

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I want to prepare 600 points of Warhammer Epic 40,000 Tau. When these three detachments are glued and based, I can start painting them.

Tau Hunter Cadre - 298 points
Command
Ethereal Caste 50
Tau Commander 1 Crisis Team Unit 50
Main
Fire Warrior Team 1 Unit 11
mount in Devilfish 12
Fire Warrior Team 2 Units 22
mount in Devilfish 12
Fire Warrior Team 2 Units 22
mount in Devilfish 12
Crisis Battlesuit 23
Crisis Battlesuit 23
Crisis Battlesuit 23
Drone Squadron 1 Unit 7
Support
Hammerhead Railgun 31

One Ethereal Caste leader is more than enough. I've used a Dark Realm miniature combined with drones from Onslaught Miniatures.

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For Fire Warriors I'll be using Dark Realm miniatures. Unfortunatelly these 6mm mini's have bases that are too thick for the official Epic 40,000 infantry bases. So I had to file a lot of metal. My fingers are sore now...

From gallery of tocoking


Tau Hunter Cadre - 201 points
Command
Tau Commander 1 Crisis Team Unit 50
Main
Fire Warrior Team 2 Units 22
mount in Devilfish 12
Fire Warrior Team 2 Units 22
mount in Devilfish 12
Crisis Battlesuit 23
Support
Hammerhead Railgun 31
Hammerhead Railgun 31

My regular Tau army will be painted in the standard ochre colors.

From gallery of tocoking


No Tau army without drones! So I am using the leftovers from Onslaught's vehicles as Gun Drones. Based on the flagpoles from Space Marine and glued to a scenery piece they'll be good-looking skimmerers.

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From gallery of tocoking


Tau Hunter Cadre - 96 points
Command
Tau Commander 1 Crisis Team Unit 50
Main
Crisis Battlesuit 23
Crisis Battlesuit 23

This last (small) Crisis Suit detachment will be painted red to represent Commander Farsight.

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(Illustration by LordDirk)

PS: As an afterthought, It would be better to base the drones on 2cm/2cm bases instead of the intended 1cm/4cm bases to prevent toppling over...
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