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Tigerskin Terrors of Craftworld Kashmyrr by Martin F.
Visitor Martin F. was inspired to flesh out what I had written about The Tiger Eyes of Craftworld Kashmyrr in the Allies and Enemies section:

Recruited to fight the Saracens and the hordes of Sho-T BigHed, the jetbikes of the Tiger Eyes excelled in lightning-fast strikes against the fire support elements of the enemy. While this alliance was originally considered temporary, of late Craftworld Kashmyrr has asked for help against the encroaching Tau. The Tigers are debating involvement. 
Over to you, Martin....

Background
The Tigerskin Terrors, warriors from Craftworld Kashmyrr, are led by the Pack Leader Yirrikshad, who led his family in exile from the Craftworld after a slight disagreement with the ruling Seers. A lengthy trip through the webway brought them to Veda, where the Fighting Tigers Space Marine Chapter were in serious trouble against the Warband Bloodcomet, a Khornate army (later known as the Saracens). 

Yirrikshad and his Eldar were eager to enter battle again and the Fighting Tigers were glad of any allies. Within days, the vheicles of the exiles, repainted in bright orange and black so as to be easily recognised by the Fighting Tigers and their other allies, were launching rapid strikes on the Warband Bloodcomet. Yirrikshad's people earned the nickname "Tiger Eyes" after the markings on their jetbikes. 

After the Khornate Marines were defeated, the Tiger Eyes/Tigerskin Terrors helped the Fighting Tigers in several other battles, including against the Ork warlord Sho-T BigHed before he settled on Auros IX. 

Philosophy
The Tigerskin Terrors are nomadic Eldar who use a lot of vehicles and jetbikes to employ fast strikes against any enemy. They have a special hatred for the Dark Angel Space Marines, who have inflicted heavy casualties upon the craftworld and destroyed the only Wraithlord ever to accompany the Tigerskin Terrors.

HQ
The Tigerskin Terrors use the Saim Hann list. Their leader, Yirrikshad, is considered a Wild Rider Chief. Any Farseers taken must either be mounted on a jetbike or transported inside a Falcon or Wave Serpent.

Elites
Fire Dragons are the only Elites that may be taken as they are one of only two Aspects to have followed Yirrikshad into exile (Swooping Hawks are the other). They must be mounted in a Wave Serpent.

Troops
The Craftworld prefers an aggressive style of warfare, fielding Storm Guardians and Rangers. Storm Guardians must be mounted in Wave Serpents. Rangers are the only units in the army that do not have to have transports, as it is assumed that they infiltrate the battlezone well ahead of the Tigerskin force.

Fast Attack
As per Codex: Eldar. Remember that in the Saim-Hann army list, Swooping Hawks are considered Fast Attack.

Heavy Support
Tigerskin Terrors use only Falcons and Falcon variants (such as the Fire Prism and the Night Spinner). 

Modeling and Painting
All figures and vehicles are painted Fiery Orange with Chaos Black stripes. Typical Aspect colours are not used. Jetbikes have been known to sport a stylized "eye" design (hence the nickname "Tiger Eyes"), but need not bear it.

Tigerskin Terrors on Auros IXCloseup look
Tigerskin Terrors are also known as "Tiger Eyes" because of their distinctive markings

General Tactics
In battle, Tigerskin Terrors are always moving and always keep their force together to minimize the fire lanes their opponent can draw to them, attacking first against the enemy's weaker points (such as heavy weapon squads). Their Farseers prefer to use Fortune. 
 

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© Copyright Martin F., March 2003. Initial concept by Kenton Kilgore.
 

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