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Old 09 Jun 2006, 16:37   #9 (permalink)
Doctor Thunder
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Default Re: Female Tau: A question or five

In the book Firewarrior, which I consider, like all Black Library Novels, to be nothing more then fanfiction, but I bring it up none-the-less, Tau Females are described as having slightly thinner legs. That's the only difference I can remember reading about in anything.

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Originally Posted by FOXX

When we think of their government structure the words "socialism" and "communism" come to mind.
You mean, When you think of their government structure the words "socialism" and "communism" come to your mind. I just think of them as the Tau.

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From a social structure it's important to keep in mind that the Tau are HIGHLY reminiscent of modern paganism.
No it's not. Works of fiction do not have to be viewed through the lens of a convoluted social analogy. They can simply be viewed in the light of what they are in the context of their own fictional world.

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also, would tau females be physically inferior for fighting to males as is the case with humans? because if that is so then females would probably be given logistics jobs as most modern armies do.
Given that Tau training and fighting styles involve pulling a trigger and teamwork, I would say that nothing short of drastic gender differences would make any difference to their effectiveness at all.

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I personally work on the basis there is no physical difference, save genitally, between male and female Tau; they are equally strong, equally fast, equally smart.
They are descended from birds, many of which have no external differences, so I kind of follow a similar approach. I think that half of the firewarriors on the sprues are designed to be female already. Can't tell the difference? That's because the differences are internal.
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