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The Mira - Dark Eldar Rules, Tau Technology

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Postby DoctorThunder » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:41 pm

I appreciate the suggestion for the names. For now I'll keep calling them The Swordfish and The Barracuda while I decide what to change their names to.




I've got a new update for 'yall today. Next up we need a gunboat version of The Swordfish to count as a Ravager. I present to you, The Barracuda.

The Barracuda features extremely heavy firepower for its size in the form of three Concussion Cannons and a Concussion Grenade Launcher. A Concussion Cannon is a high-calibur six barreled gatling gun that fire caseless liquid-core ammunition. Upon detonation, the ammunition creates a psychic/quantum shock wave that reacts catastrophically with the central nervous system of living creatures, causing a complete and instant collapse of all higher brain functions. Reactions vary from race to race, but this normally results in a coma lasting from 33-45 hours. Humans of the Adeptus Astartes have proven particularly susceptible to the weapons effects, as the psychic pulse has been found to trigger the Sus-An Membrane implant in their skulls, forcing them into a state of suspended animation.
Concussion Cannons normally have two settings, a higher rate of fire to saturate a target area, and a slower rate of fire for more controlled shorter bursts.

The liquid core of the ammunition is called Sheika by the Miran people, which translates as "cleansing soulfire." It is refined from a waste substance that Mirans secrete naturally through their skin, and according to Miran tradition the first hunter kindreds used bows tipped with Sheika to disable the large beasts they hunted on their long-forgotten homeworld. It is quite likely that the use of Sheika weaponry created the foundation for much of their religious beliefs.
The Mira believe that the time of Darikama has come, that they are charged by the gods to purify the Kamatani, or "allsoul," the collective soul of the living universe, and they believe that the gods lead them to the Tau Empire to begin the cleansing.

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Postby Spack » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:18 pm

I'd definitely not recommend using Barracuda as a name as that will confuse Tau players due the existing FW flyer (the smallest of the Tau aircraft).

Very nice conversions though. How do you find the time?
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Postby DoctorThunder » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:22 pm

Spack wrote:How do you find the time?

Once you've figured out how to do the conversion, which is the hardest part, lots of dry-fitting and bitz searching, then it really doesn't take much longer then building a normal model.
I find that just by getting up a half an hour early each day, I can get a lot done, simply by being consistent.
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