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I've been going through forums of other races and the Tyranid version inspired me to do the same for Tau.
So the question is: Why did you choose Tau? Was it the alien-yet-humanoid experience? The gorgeous tanks? The suits? Or their background and cause?
Personally, I chose Tau because they're the only real good guys in the whole WH 40000 universe. I probably wouldn't be able to play the bad guys, no matter how awesome their units or play style would be. Eldar were also considered but rejected due to their arrogance, which is something I despise,
Last edited by Leafwalker; March 10th, 2008 at 16:32.
i gotta say it was the suits and the tanks. i think they both look great.
i also play ultramarines so it was nice to have an army that had a weakness and required a little more finesse than the old smurfs.
I first played chaos (still playing) and I do love japanese animes. So what totally different than chaos and close to japanese animes ? TAU of course !!
And I like their style
CHAOS Undiv.: won 14/22 games EC: 4/7 WE: 6/9 DG: 10/15, TS: 3/7 Orks : 13/20 SM NL : 1/6 TAU: 14 of 24 IG: 3/7
I think i initially started with tau because they looked good, and then with further research i became a great admirer of there philosophy 'The Greater Good'. But really after looking back at the tau after quite some time playing with them (and a few imperial players pointing it out), tau are not really much different to the space marines. Marines fight for the emperor, tau for the etherals, each trying to bring over races under there controll. And each thinker they are better then all. If thats not arrogance,
i don't know what is.
I think it was the models that started it for me. The Tau had just been released as an army when a friend leant me some White Dwarfs, and as well as liking the looks of the Tau I enjoyed the additional articles and background info.
I think it was the high-tech look and the Tau philosophy that got me in as well. Who could say no to railguns?
For me, in the grim future of 40K, the worst thing is the lack of potential progress. There literally was no hope, until the Tau came. The Tau have a chance at changing things for the better.
That is why I played Tau.
Railguns were a bonus.
Turtles For the Turtle God!
Shells For the Shell Throne!
I did like the suits and skimmers when I first got into the game, but I did not choose them initially. To be honest, I kinda started them later out of spite, because they were considered a joke at my local hobby shop. Every time I watched a Tau player flounder I thought to myself, "I can do this..."
"It takes a vast amount of self control to be this dangerous."
---Ogvai Ogvai Helmshrot, Jarl of Tra, VI Legion Astartes
I wanted to be able to argue the same points again and again over the span of 10+ pages per thread! :party:
Actually, I just got really good with Mech Tau (in my area)... to the point where I got bored before I finished my actual army. I still enjoy the fluff, though, except the Ethereals.. something about them makes me go "ugh." I think the Japanese/oriental aspect really made me like them, too.