|Fire Warriors take cover in an Imperial ruin
At the time I'd been painting scenery using rust weathering powders and loved how it looked, so I decided to apply the same stuff to these guys.
The idea behind the army is that they were an explorer fleet from a distant Tau Sept named Bu'kuro. The Sept was used as a staging ground for deep space exploration, and these guys were sent off on one such mission. However, their homeworld was was lost while they were away, abandoned and sacrificed for The Greater Good, and so they've been cut off from the Empire. This had the benefit of encouraging a quick and dirty paint style, having them all look beat up, as well as giving them a vague justification for fighting the other Tau player in the group. If they've been forgotten by the Empire, maybe they wouldn't be too friendly towards their old brothers.
More pics after the jump
|Fire Warriors take aim at the enemy
|A Cadre Fireblade leads his Fire Warriors through a forest. I decided each unit would have squad markings both on their armour and on their bases. It looks cool and helps keep the units separate in-game.
|Group shot of the first 500 point force for the escalation league. Sadly they were unbased at the time.
|My first test mini