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Right I know Tau can be deadly against Tyranids and Orks and Necrons and Imperial Guard but what about the other more popular armies. They have a BS of 3 why, if your lucky enough to roll lots of 4+'s and are able to wound space marines and such like (which is failry easy to do) they still have a nice easy save of 3+. So im wondering why werent Tau given a better ballistic skill? Maybe some of you will say because they only really fight Nids and Orks and dont need it but think about the Tau map, We are surrounded by Space Marines and we are about to make our empire bigger which means starting a war with the space marines surrounding us...so why arn't they better at taking them out. You dont start a war with someone you know who can wipe you out its not really working towards a greater good. If not making them a little more accurate at least make them a little stronger or am i the only who finds it hard to beat any space marines. (which at local GW store is most, ive seen one Tau player, one Nid player and one Necron player, so im normally against space marines and chaos)
 

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Tau were not "designed" to kill anything. They are just another race, like humans or eldar. You talk about them like they are genetically engineered or something. If they don't have BS3 blame it on evolution.Their training, as discribed in the "Fluff" bit of the codex is comparable to Guard, so why would their BS be any higher.

Think of Tau as normal guy, not to different from humans. They have the same hopes, dreams and aspirations as your average person, ie, to fight for what they love, to survive long enough to retire, settle down and enjoy life.

Having been a guard player for many years before being persuaded to serve the greater good i can asure you their is nothing sub-normal about BS 3. It's normal. BS-4 is the reserve of the likes of eldar who spend centuries honing their skill and genetically modified Space marines. They are "Super-normal" if you like. If every alien who ever invented a gun had BS 4 it would cheapen the likes of space marines.

How could the empire have ever survived for milenia if it's guardsmen were so inferior to the other races.

Rant over, for now. (Sorry to get heavy on you)
 

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The imperium survives because it has lots and lots of guardsmen and the elite warriors of the space marines.
Tau were designed to kill everything and everyone. :D
 

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Tau can take it to any space amrine squad. A team of crisis suits like a HQ can be boffed up with a Shaso to have twin linked plasma weapons and fusion guns. When their within 12" they can practically wipe out an entire squad. 6 plasma shots and 3 fusion gun shots will take down lots of everything and then if you have a squad or two of firewarriors unload into them theyll be hurting allowing you to move onto another squad of tin can troops.
 

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Hitler didn't know that most of the world would turn on him and that his allies like Italy, Romania, and the likes really had sub-standard troops compaired to the German Army. (Sorry the rantings of a BA of History with a spec in WWII/ Nazi Germany) But the Tau do know the whole galaxy is against them. But all the crying about BS3 is all pointless. Our weapons have a longer reach then any other, and if I'm not mistaken, are more powerful. We had to trade something for this, so no BS4. :( But making an elite unit with BS4 would be nice. Maybe a Tau version of the Stormtroopers. Commandos are nice in any army. :)
 

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It is very strange that the better Tau troops have increased close combat skills, while the codex definitly says that it is disapproved to get into CC.


IMHO every Tau should have CC of 2 (except Commander maybe) and the elites should have BS 4
 

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IMHO, I think the BS3 was made to balance out the ST5 pulse rifle. The gun affords 3+ wounds, unlike your basic bolter which affords 4+ wounds. Its another GW tactic of keeping things FAIR. SM's hit more often but wound less. Tau hit less often but wound more.
 

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Your Crazy why do u think fw are cheap think about it Rail Rifles Crisis suits are the things needed to take out marines fire worriers are just troops some troops are tougher than other troops
 

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Tau i think are good and could easily take out space marines, but do you think that its possible for 1 fire warrior to take on a dreadnought you know like in the game on ps2.
 

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Thats just a computer game, you can´t just see it in game terms. How lame would it have been if all you could hope to kill were troups of about equal point costs? Not really funny, eh? But one firewarrior can indeed take out a dreadnought if he happen to aim at its big shiny metal ass.
 

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BS3 for Firewarriors is okay.

But everything wearing a suit should have special targeting computers like the hammerhead does.

It annoys me that Crisis Suits for 40+ points miss every second shoot.
 

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Ok, first of all megaherz,
It annoys me that Crisis Suits for 40+ points miss every second shoot.
The reason they cost so much is because they are capable of killing any unit in the game, and answering the question that the post was about, who aren't the tau good at killing? They can take out space marines with their strong crisis suit weapons and Ion Cannons on the hammerhead. They PwN nids and IG with their burst cannons on stealth suits, and own all tanks with their fuzion blast3r.
Heres a funny story, I was playing my best friend who has a blood angels army. We were playing a thousand point battle and he fielded a land raider. The battle was winding down and he had his chaplain and his land raider left with a whole tactical squad in it (10 space marines). I would have killed it with my hammerhead, but a lucky ass krak missle hit it. He tankshocked my firewarrior unit laying a barrage on his chaplain. He forgot that i gave one of them an EMP grenade. I of course threw it and hit (cause I didnt have to roll to hit in a death or glory attempt) I rolled double sixes, killed all the units inside, AND the blast hit his chaplain, killing it. It was a good moment in the history of the greater good! (250 points for 3 HAHAHA :lol: :lol: )
 

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awesome!!

you should post that in the best 40K moment forum in the general armies section.

PS - Welcome my friend who plays tau and also wants to tear out that stupid BA commander's throat!! :lol:
 

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That stupid Blood Angels commander was suppose to dominate you last weekend. Hes a good strategist, just not a very good roller. His whole squad of termies were about to kill my friends bloodthirster, and he rolled all ones for the 10 hits he scored hahaha
 

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the tau can be hunters of everything if you play them good
 
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