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Old 06 Nov 2006, 03:23   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau Exterminatus.

Do the Tau have their own version of Exterminatus or some sort of wide-scale planetary bombardment?

If so..

- What's it like?

- Who has it been used against?

Any answers would be appreciated.
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 03:27   #2 (permalink)
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I'd assume so. There's no way they don't have nuclear tech, which could potentially destroy a planet in the way your thinking (pretty simple, you just need a bigger load of uranium).
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 03:59   #3 (permalink)
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I think the concept would be disgusting to them. They value lives more then the imperium, even enemy lives, as they can usually be converted.
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 15:13   #4 (permalink)
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To my knowledge, they use the Air Castes supior guns to oblitarate certain targets, and dont wipe out the entire planet. They will only use this on military target, I think.
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While Imperial Exterminatus completely screws the planet over some way, Tau exterminatus is less of a "fire this and planet dies" more of a "target the enemy, FIRE" way - they have to target specific locations, troops, and the end result they get to keep the planet.

It is used on orks, and tyranids.
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 15:35   #6 (permalink)
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Ah, okay, thanks for the responses. Good to know that when I get around to writing fluff later. ;D
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I remember reading something about a big railgun that will shoots asteroids onto the surface of the planet. I think this fluff came from the Medusa V campaign.
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 15:43   #8 (permalink)
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I remember reading something about a big railgun that will shoots asteroids onto the surface of the planet. I think this fluff came from the Medusa V campaign.
A railgun that shoots asteroids? That doesn't make very much sense.. I thought railguns shot very small projectiles that travelled at hypervelocity? If you loaded an asteroid into a railgun.. well, the laws of physics won't let it travel very fast, granted it doesn't disintegrate. If that did exist in the fluff, though that'd be pretty awesome.

Come to think of it, Games Workshop physics never makes sense (*cough*gaussweapons*cough*).
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It was probably a way they accelerated an asteriod using a pair of rails. Trust Gw though... you never know what will happen.
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They sterilize populations. *is seriously*
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