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why did you choose to collect tau?
They're the noble knights of the galaxy, as the SMs should've/could've been. (read: SMs are holy knights, without a doubt, but for an unholy cause, their emperor and their inquisition slaughters innocents, etc.)
The Tau are good. They live for the greater good of each other, but they're also perfectly capable of absorbing other species and cultures into their empire.
Also, they're sleek. Somewhat like the above, but in visual terms... They're not the dark gothic of 40k, but a nobler and more graceful force of arms. Like the eldar, but less prissy and on the rise instead of fall. When I imagine a platoon of IG hunkering down and preparing to let loose a volley of weapons fire, they're all huddled in the mud, dirty and coarse and inaccurate, prefering mass instead of precision. The sleek firewarrior, in his practical and futuristic looking armor, with his long rifle and a squad of identical looking soldiers at his back, is a big contrast to the head-band wearing sissies of the IG who all wanna look like Rambo.
Fluff aside, they're also cool because they shoot alot and are mobile, and because they seem like more of a challenge than most other armies. They have only a fraction of the customability of many other armies, which makes them seem like a nice challenge to me.
I was looking in some friend's codex'es and i read some tau fluff, and i fell in love with it. Then i saw how awsome they looked and that they even got their own language and because they are shooty, and i prefere that above destroying my enemy in CC. thats why is choose Tau!
--for the greater good--
I looked at it read the codex and fell in love
They are like the protoss,
Good, mysterious and they can pack a punch
my flat mate last year was getting rid of his tau and i wanted to get into 40k and liked the fluff, it seemed like a good cheap way to get started and it was until i found ebay
that and i <3 railguns
less hate more kittens
???that and i <3 railguns
's supposed to be a crappy heart, k3.
"It fits like clothes made out of wasps!"
now i get it
i<3 railguns as well (except when im against them)