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Steg's T'au Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« on: June 03, 2017, 07:23:48 PM »
So I'll start my "blog" here about my Tau, well mostly also on my wordpress blog, but will keep posting here when there are updates with little snippets of what I have done.

So my Tau Empire box of Burning Dawn is build and I just need to magnetize the bases and do a little greenstuff on the Piranha.

Here is a group shot


more individual unit shots on my blog
https://wargamingbysks.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/new-40k-army-for-the-steg
« Last Edit: August 23, 2017, 09:22:35 AM by StealthKnightSteg »
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 07:27:19 PM »
looking forward to seeing them painted up and  a game next spring!
I don't care about the rules.

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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 10:40:19 PM »
Excellent! Can't wait for them to hit the stage. My son also just picked up a kit which includes 3 xv25, 10 fire warriors, an ethereal and 10 drones. Pretty good deal too.
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 03:15:43 AM »
Makes me want to dig out my Tau to build and paint. :icon_lol:
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 03:48:05 AM »
A sweet little force indeed!

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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 11:32:51 AM »
Nice start. What colours are the sa'cea sept?
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2017, 12:17:01 PM »
Sa'cea Sept has Orange as their sept color and normally they have blue-grey camoufage for their urban fighting, but I'll make them in to light grey's and some white with light blue linings for a snow/ice camouflage theme. And the Bonding Knife ritual color will be a dark green. (pine tree'ish coloring)

The Orange will make a nice reference to my Seraphon (of which I only really started painting the mordheim warband for) while the dark green is a reference to my Stormcast all the while I'm still doing something completely different
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2017, 10:01:39 PM »
Test model done past week (photo's up now) and started to do the rest of the Pathfinder team
Well done... I miss The Fang as color for the skin so his "feet" aren't done yet just as the base isn't finished yet.



More on his colorscheme on my blog:
https://wargamingbysks.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/finished-greatswords-and-testmodel-for-tau
« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 10:12:30 PM by StealthKnightSteg »
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2017, 10:17:24 PM »
Very nice, I like it!

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2017, 10:56:10 PM »
 Dry unique colours. I like!
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2017, 07:20:30 PM »
Ethereal done (for local painting comp, not sure yet if I won, online voting is close but no idea how many in-store votes were cast)






and some work done on my pathfinders, trying to complete them this week (before next monday) including 2 of the 3 special drones



also a little battle rep versus ad mech in my blog post
https://wargamingbysks.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/tau-progress-and-first-game
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2017, 08:19:47 PM »
I like the snow on the ethereals base. That looks like it came out well. The skin tone is also really good!

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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2017, 08:58:33 PM »
looks great!

my only suggesyion for improvement would be 1 more lighter highlignt on the skin, especially the face.

But might also be because I don't have my glassed on
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 10:50:03 PM »
They look really good. Very crisp, which suit the T'au and other armies with hard edges. Nice, sympathetic basing to.

Looking forward to seeing a battle suit
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2017, 01:54:23 AM »
Ethereal done (for local painting comp, not sure yet if I won, online voting is close but no idea how many in-store votes were cast)


and some work done on my pathfinders, trying to complete them this week (before next monday) including 2 of the 3 special drones

I like this look a lot, congrats, and hope you win!
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2017, 12:39:46 PM »
I really dig those Tau. The colors, the details - everything looks really nice. :smile2:
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2017, 12:57:51 PM »
Agree👆 And GP's sentiments as well. Good luck!
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2017, 03:22:18 PM »
I have to admit, picking Tau is a great choice. Been looking at their models and they are pretty good, sadly on the next Bash my Space Marines are going to walk over their Corpses (and I expect a blog about it).

2 Bashes and my games have not been featured...  :icon_frown:
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2017, 04:04:25 PM »
I did manage to download my pics over the last weekend, and I am sure I have some pics of your lucky jammy magnificent tabletop victories ..................

............. all I need now is to negotiate photobucket  :engel:
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2017, 08:50:47 PM »
I have to admit, picking Tau is a great choice. Been looking at their models and they are pretty good, sadly on the next Bash my Space Marines are going to walk over their Corpses (and I expect a blog about it).

2 Bashes and my games have not been featured...  :icon_frown:

If you want a real full blown bat rep of that we can do that but prepare for extra time needed for taking enough notes and pictures!

Last few years this just had been a hassle to do and keep together and then to make the time to make a bat rep (takes a whole evening at the least)




PS: I didn't win.
22 votes for a harlequin
20 votes for my Tau ethereal
20 votes for a space marine
?? votes for an Ork in 4th place
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2017, 09:14:09 PM »
Quote SKS:

PS: I didn't win.
22 votes for a harlequin
20 votes for my Tau ethereal
20 votes for a space marine
?? votes for an Ork in 4th place



 Bastards! BASTARDS!!!




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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2017, 03:24:26 PM »
Another Battlereport in now featuring: Commander Hotstrike
1k points (played last tuesday)

https://wargamingbysks.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/tau-empire-facing-off-against-heretics/
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2017, 04:19:31 PM »
Fun battle report! It's interesting to see the difference in 'Power', while having the armies all be around the same points.

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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2017, 04:34:02 PM »
Another Battlereport in now featuring: Commander Hotstrike
1k points (played last tuesday)

https://wargamingbysks.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/tau-empire-facing-off-against-heretics/

Hurray for the Tau!  That's quite a lot of units for a 1000 pts. My son has started an army of Tau with the pathfinders and crisis suits being the core so far with an ethereal. I'm definitely stoked to try a game however I think I will call upon my friend Will to fight with rather than alone. I'll probably use my Gaurdians of the Covenant although they are vehicle heavy.
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Re: Steg's Tau Empire "Sa'cea Sept"
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2017, 06:03:50 PM »
And my Pathfinders got finished Monday evening but only had time for the picture session just this evening. Here they are with of course more on my blog:
https://wargamingbysks.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/tau-empire-first-pathfinders-unit-finished/



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