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5th Vior’lan Auxiliary ContingentLOCATION:
Shas’el Vior’la N’cha At’ren (tactical supervisor)
Gue'vesa'el Jalon Kre'da MartialOFFICERS:
Tribal Chief Orio
Tribal Chief FuhePERSONNEL:
(All G revision before the codification indicate major modifications in the design or interface, in regard of the human morphology)
1 XV-25 Stealth Battlesuit
1 XV-81 Crisis Battlesuit (Fireforge-8 config)
1 XV-85 Crisis Battlesuit (Fireknife config)
1 XV-88-2 Broadside Battlesuit s (Burning Eye config)
2 XV-89 Crisis Battlesuit s (Fireknife-6 config)
2 GXV-25 Stealthsuits
2 GXV-8 Crisis Battlesuit s (Bladestorm config)
1 GXV-8-1 Crisis Battlesuit s (Helios config)
1 GXV-81 Crisis Battlesuit (Fireforge config)
1 GXV-88-2 Broadside Battlesuit (Burning Eye config)VEHICLES:
1 TX-6 Devilfish skimmer
2 TX-78 Railgun Hammerhead gunshipAIRCRAFT:
1 AX-1 Barracuda fighter
1 GAX-08 Dragonfly interceptorCURRENT STATUS:
Preventive operation in Imperial borders worlds.CURRENT LOCATION:
Orbital station Alpha, Su’lar’a planet, Tau’shan Sept.INFO:
As the Third Sphere expansion continues, the Tau regularly find themselves facing the mighty Imperium of Man. Any Tau force that attempts to encroach on this territory must contend with the massive armies of the Imperial Guard, often backed by fanatical Inquisitors and forces of the deadly Space Marines. While many lesser races would back down from such a challenge, it is within this dangerous area of space between the Imperium and Tau borders where the 5th Vior’lan Auxiliary Contingent operates.
Brutal campaigns have cost the Tau dearly against the forces of the Emperor and forced them to reconsider their tactics. A new approach was attempted with the VAC-5. Instead of simply assisting Tau forces in their attacks, this specialized contingent would be used as a tool of dissension for the Tau Empire.
On the Eastern Fringe, Imperial High Command often receives reports of a small group of humans using some Tau technology wreaking havoc near the Damocles Gulf. Striking suddenly, these humans have successfully destroyed several important communication centers and orbital defenses on frontier worlds, leaving the local PDF in confusion. Easily thwarting the ponderous Imperial counter attacks, these humans then disappear without a trace.
While this might seem like standard Tau doctrine, it is the nature of the enemy that scatters doubt in the ranks of local Imperial populace. Indeed, someone recognized among their attackers familiar faces; soldiers who formerly served under the Imperial flag. There are even some hushed rumors that perhaps the Shadows of Jalon did not disappear after all…
Since its founding, the structure of this armed force is highly restrictive. Representing about 75% of the staff, the Gue’la are the core and the major asset of the strategy planned by the Shas’ar’tol. Composed of individuals of varied backgrounds, the members of the VAC-5 contain a wealth of military experience on Imperial tactics, logistic procedure, communications networks and governmental operations. From old Imperial Guardsmen to human natives of the Vior’la system, the diversity in the contingent allows them to handle many of the exotic Imperial cultures the Tau come across and adapt to the many varied strategies employed by the forces of the Emperor.
Yet despite their formidable firepower, the Contingents best weapon is their use of psychological warfare. Before the invasion of a full Tau Shan’al, the VAC-5 will prepare a planet for months, weakening the resolve of the defenders. This is usually done by spreading pro-Tau’va messages over high jacked communication networks, promising justice, freedom and equality for those who join the Greater Good. Often allying themselves alongside local dissident groups the VAC-5 is able to spread their message further and disable key points in the Imperial defenses. These tactics, combined with seeing humans fighting alongside the Tau for a common goal tends to have a beneficial effect on the local population, often lessening their fears of joining the Tau.
On one occasion, Tau forces arrived on a world the VAC-5 had infiltrated months before and were surprised to find, not a heavily armed planetary defense force, but a ceremony to greet the Tau to their planet and a population ready to do their part for the Greater Good. And in the middle of the gathered masses were the grinning faces of the VAC-5.
Of course, not all matters can be solved diplomatically. During military campaigns, the VAC-5 fully utilizes their hidden positions and underground contacts. It is not uncommon for information on Tau positions to leak to the local Imperial commander who, upon acting on it, will soon find their troops trapped and out maneuvered by a small, but heavily armed opponent comprised mostly of Gue’vesa.
The Imperium is vast, yet by subtle adaptation of the Kau' yon strategy, the men and women of the VAC-5 will do whatever it takes to open the eyes of their Imperial brothers to the light of the Greater Good.
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VAC-5's: Total points: 1999created by: Eal'taauthor: Martial++++ [HQ] ++++XV8 Shas'o
--- [Fusion blaster, Plasma rifle, Shield generator, HW Multi-tracker, Stimulant inj., HW Drone controller, Shield Drone, Shield Drone]XV8 Shas'el
--- [Missile pod, Plasma rifle, Positional relay, HW Multi-tracker, HW Target lock, Bonding knife]XV8 Shas'vre BG
--- [Missile pod, TL Plasma rifle, HW Multi-tracker, HW Target lock]XV8 Shas'vre BG
--- [Missile pod, TL Plasma rifle, HW Multi-tracker]++++ [Elites] ++++XV8 Shas'ui TL
--- [Missile pod, TL Fusion blaster, HW Multi-tracker, HW Target lock]XV8 Shas'ui
--- [Missile pod, Fusion blaster, Multi-tracker]XV8 Shas'ui
--- [Plasma rifle, Burst cannon, Multi-tracker]XV8 Shas'ui
--- [Plasma rifle, Burst cannon, Multi-tracker]Stealthsuit 'ui TL
--- [Burst cannon, Markerlight, Drone controller, Marker Drone, Bonding knife]2x Stealthsuit 'ui
--- [Burst cannon, Drone controller, Marker Drone]++++ [Troops] ++++Fire Warrior 'ui
--- [Pulse rifle, Bonding knife]6x Fire Warrior 'la
--- [Pulse rifle]Shaper
--- [Kroot rifle]9x Kroot
--- [Kroot rifle]4x Kroot Hound
--- [Kroot rifle]9x Kroot
--- [Kroot rifle]4x Kroot Hound
--- [Fangs]++++ [Fast Attack] ++++Pathfinder 'ui
--- [Pulse C./ Marker, Bonding knife]7x Pathfinder 'la
--- [Pulse C./ Marker]Devilfish
--- [Burst cannon, SMS, Landing gear, Disruption pod, Flechette disch., Multi-tracker, Targeting array]++++ [Heavy Support] ++++XV88 'ui TL
--- [TL Railgun, TL Plasma rifle, A.S.S., HW Drone controller, Shield Drone, Shield Drone, Bonding knife]XV88 'ui
--- [TL Railgun, TL Plasma rifle, A.S.S.]Hammerhead
--- [Railgun, 2x Burst cannon, Landing gear, Targeting array, Disruption pod, Multi-tracker]Hammerhead
--- [Railgun, 2x Burst cannon, Landing gear, Targeting array, Disruption pod, Multi-tracker]
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Welcome (back) on this little project of mine.
This log is dedicated to the creation of my cadre, The VAC-5.
The origin of its foundation date back to 2004. One night, after a very drunky party, one of my friend ask me what could be the worst thing an Imperial Guard could do? My answer was clear: "return his weapon against the Imperium". And after a long discussion, he convinces me to built an army based on Imperial renegades. At first tought, the Chaos Gods were the obvious candidates to lead my mischievious humans. But I wanted something more...eccentric!
After lurking on the GW website, I finally found some experimental rules for some Gue'vesas. By Jove, I hold my concept! I will create a Tau army componed exclusively of humans!
But the main obstacle was the models. After hours and hours of mixing in my bitz box, I've managed to assembly what I've called the RTB-01 (Renegade Tau Boy 01, you could see it in my squad of Kasrkin, it's the plasma-carbine weilder). But this was not the time for me to do an army because of my financial and familial problems at this period. So I buried my prototype in a case and move with it into my new house.
Until the last year when I discover ATT, the most complete ressource on Tau here on the web (*lick*lick*). I've decided to dig up my old Gue'vesa and start to do something. It was interesting to imagine all the new possibilities to melt Imperial and Tau parts together. All was doing well until the Dark Gods/Emperor/Machine Spirit put me a test in the form of the Hungry Printer of DOOM (test that I failed miserably, the evil creature munching my whole hand before I could do anything).
Since my capacity to produce any manual work reduced to zero, I've got a lot of spare time to become more and more confident with the English language. Thanks to the help of Wolf16 and his wonderful project log
, I've been inspired to create a fluff who stick to my taste, and write a background for my VAC-5. And after 1 year of pain and medical treatment, I finally found a surgery operation who could rebuilt my hand back to the normal.
Now it's time to remove the dust of this army case and go back to work!!
I've deleted all my previous pictures of my army to post only those who were almost finished. I've take some new shoots to get a clearer view of the models. I will create a background for each of them in due time, but for now, I still have a lot to paint.
A front view of my Gue'vesa commander without his 2 drones I still need to finish.
The Tau tactical supervisor, unbased for the moment.
The team leader of my Fireforge La'rua...
...and his partner
My complete Firewarrior team
The first five members of one of my Kroot kindred count-as...
...the five next...
...and their cute dogs!
Finally, the Devilfish, who still needs some works on the left reactor and the details