Tau - high tech, lots of firepower. What to use for a counts-as army for them?
We haven't used Orks yet, why not them?
"Orks as Tau?" you might say. "Are you mad?" you might add. Yes, of course I am!
How to do it? Who are the Orks with the best stuff? Meks! So our force will be a group of Freebooters led by a talented Big Mek and his minions, loaded up with flashy guns and doo-dads. Meks with fancy shootas, rokkit packs and supa'eavy armor backed up by up-gunned grots. Alternatively you could model the Crisis suits as Deffkoptas.
O'Shoota (Commander Farsight)
-Big Mek with powerklaw to represent the Dawnblade.
Big Mek (Commander)
Meks (Crisis Suits)
Flash Grots (Fire Warriors)
-Grots in 'eavy armor with juiced up blastas. Some may ride in Hovatanks (Devilfish) which can take on a variety of forms - hovercraft, helicopters, armored zeppelins, etc.
Stormgrots (Gun Drones)
-Armored grots with rokkit packs, have fancy shootas but the jostling around throws their aim off a bit. They also serve as oilers for the various Hovatanks, as their rokkit packs enable them to catch up again in case they fall off.
Flash Gits (Broadside Battlesuits)
-Armed with just about the most powerful snazzguns imaginable.
-Hovatank with a Big Kannon (Railgun).
That's it for this time! With Tyranids so new I may skip them for now and hop to Witch Hunters for the next installment.