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Hey, I'm starting tau (24 Firewarriors, Ertherial, Crisis Battlesuit so far).
I'm wondering if I should wait and get the ugly looking 'new' stealths in april because theymay get new stuff, or go with the cooler looking 'old' stealths because they look cool and they only need a Bust Cannon annyways...
Any advice would be greatly apreciated!
"It is not our technology that will enable us to prevail in this galaxy. It is our shared sense of honour and commonality of cause that unites us and will give us the power to defeat our enemies."
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Um, yeah... (^ ?)
Anyway, I would stick with the old suits. I was browsing for a topic like this... I saw the new ones and made a terrible noise as I frantically tried to close the window. They're gross, eh?
You could totally proxy with the old models unless they use new weapons. I really hope they don't.
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yeah but I find them look less like STEALTH suits. I know, it's the technic, but it doesn't fit having a suit which is big(and thus heavy, so it makes more noice) as a stealth suit. But, to be honest, the only think I don't like is the helm.
I think the new stealth suits are extremly ugly and i am just tarting a new tau army to. I went with the old suits cause they are just so sweet. You can always do a little conversion if u need to. Just throwing in my point of view. good luck.
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I'm sorry... but it is impossible to rely on visuals alone for stealth. Read the description of the stealthsuits, and you'll find that all they do is make them harder to see. Nothing says anywhere in the Tau fluff that the Tau mechs are quiet (the only reference anywhere to the sound of their machinery is about the sound from within a Devilfish or Hammerhead, can't remember which). This would say to me that the suits still need to be small and agile to maintain a great degree of their stealthiness. Add to the fact that since it only makes them harder to see, a large size will make it that much easier to spot it. I'm sorry, but, at least to me, the technology arguement makes very little sense.
This is one of those threads that since there's no objective viewpoint, there is no possible way to resolve it.
Personally, I dig the new stealth suits. The old ones had a good design, but they were dull as dishwater. A whole bunch of "Hi everyone, this is my burst cannon!" poses. I refused to ever buy them because the poses were so bad.
The new suits being plastic, I can pose them however I want. I think that's worth a little bulkiness, as I'm confident enough with my plastic skills to get around it.
If its not your cup o' tea that's dandy too. I'm sure you'll be able to buy the oldies from the archive or get them used and strip the paint.
When I hear "Stealth Team", I picture slick, no-nonsense commando squads who sneak around and ambush people and perform special tasks with on-the-spot decisions, with precision and agility. The old ones look like commandos - the new ones... they look like a black-painted Dreadnought, clunky machines that are more of a terminator (the movie) type thing. I'll stick with the old ones (better snag 12 of them before they put the new ones out). I do, however, like the new Ethereals, but that's another thing.