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i've been reading around the forum and people keep saying that tau are midgets. is that only in comparision to marines. how tall are they, what is their average height or is it really unknow?
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I think they are avaraged size people. I would say about 5 foot 6 to 6 feet tall. They are just weak in close combat. Thats why people call them migets. Although I could be totaly wrong.
NO no, i think your right, cause space marines are 8 ft tall, and comparing a tau model to it, it seems just a couple feet smaller. And as for us tau to be "midgets" Id love to see those space marine punks match our "puny" railgun, or ion cannons. TIME TO FRAG SOME POWER ARMOR MUAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA
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Tau are same size as humans as well as the same strength(fire caste). They aren't trained in close combat though because they dislike it thats why the have a lower WS....
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I think your average Shas'la is about 6Ft, Fio'la about 5'3, Por'la about 5'4 and
Kor'la about 6'3 but very skinny. Tau fire warriors are every bit as capable as humans in combat, its just the have realise they can't face up to Tyranids and Orks etc. so they don't bother training much. So no Tau are not 3ft tall or anything
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I agree with the varying height aspect, however I think your a little tall.
Look at pg 55 of the Codex, that old shrunken human is slightly taller than Aun'O T'Olku K'Yna.
I would estimate 4'-6" as the low end for Shas and 5'-6" for the high end. Aun would be around the same with Fio being shorter by about 3" [they are stocky workers], Por being taller by 3" [Think regal traders and politicians], and Kor being a good 6" taller [freaking twigs!].
Of course, we won't know for sure till GW tells us.
yeah i think that the tau are normal to a little below normal in size and then space marines are about 8ft tall so they are just really small to them
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