I'm a little unfocused when it comes to projects, I have too many, lol. I had always thought that my Dark Eldar army would have a Daemon theme, been thinking of ideas around that. The Daemon theme seemed to fit, and give some decent opportunities for conversions. I'm a fan of conversions. But now with 6th edition and allies, I've been thinking about the Tau.
My favorite story from the codex is the one where Urien Rakarth decieved the Tau; helping save them from the Tyranids, only to demand payment in bodies to experiment on. It's pretty much the only story I remember reading from the whole codex, lol. So with my Dark Eldar project on hold, I've been thinking about changing the theme to include Tau allies.
Speaking of changing my mind, I was going to use Rat Ogres with Talos bits for Grotesques, and lately my thoughts have been drifting to the the new Crypt Ghouls for that. So what to do with the rat bodies? Here's the Idea... Tau Allies, in the hands of a Haemonculous.
Grotesque Broadsides/Crisis suits: use the Rat Ogre bodies, Crisis legs (think the new Darth Maul), some other Tau bits and weapons, some Talos bits (could stick with the Talos mask or a Crisis Suit helm for the head). For a Broadside, strap the rail guns to the arms and make it look like it's holding on to a handle on the gun. or even replace the forarm with the rail gun.Can even jimmy up the disk thing in the Talos kit as a Dark Eldar Shield Drone, mix match, you get the idea.
Do you guys have any ideas or thoughts? It's one of those things where it might be hard to visualize without a picture. I can try to do a mock-up. Just need to pick up a crisis suit to muck with. And it might end up being one of those things that are better as an idea, and not so hot in practice.