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Old 11 Jun 2005, 21:50   #1 (permalink)
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IG and Tau are fairly closely matched in fire power, which one would you say is the better race?
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Old 11 Jun 2005, 22:28   #2 (permalink)
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There is sometihng fundamentally flawed about the fact you have put this in the Imperial Guards board. And neither race is "better". Tau are mildly more moral, but the Imperium could crush the tau empire like an egg....although at the expence of losing security in other areas of the Imperium.
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Old 11 Jun 2005, 22:58   #3 (permalink)
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Gamewise Tau are better against Guard than guard are against tau but it really depends on the situation.

And fluffwise it would cost the Empire enough men to actually take T'au that they would have to leave alot of space undefended, and with orks and tyranids in the area it is never going to happen. It'd be easier to take on the remaining Eldar craftworlds than it would be to finish the Tau.
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Old 12 Jun 2005, 10:43   #4 (permalink)
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yes:

basically, the Tau have such a small emipire that they can focus their meager military strength in one area- increasing their strength in that area, also because their empire is so small they don't need as much garrison men as the Imperium.

The Imperium is the most powerful force in the 40k universe, its just dissipated on garrison duty all over the universe, so it cannot crush the Tau empire or any other one such as say Dark Eldar without allowing the xenos scum to drive straight to holy terra itself. So basically the Tau can hold out against any Imperial attack as the Imperium cannot get enough man-power to crush the Tau without letting go of other worlds and thats a comprimise the Imperium is not willing to take.

so the Tau will never truly be crushed by the imperium, the Tyranids or Orks will do it more likely
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Guard are better at raw firepower.

Tau are better at mobile firepower.
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Old 12 Jun 2005, 11:49   #6 (permalink)
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All hail wargamer. :-*

I don't think it's worth talking about, they're both good if used right.
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Old 12 Jun 2005, 14:09   #7 (permalink)
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for the greater good tau ;D
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Old 13 Jun 2005, 05:39   #8 (permalink)
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I agree with him FOR THE GREATER GOOD

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There is sometihng fundamentally flawed about the fact you have put this in the Imperial Guards board. And neither race is "better". Tau are mildly more moral, but the Imperium could crush the tau empire like an egg....although at the expence of losing security in other areas of the Imperium.
As the democles crusade prooved the hive fleets will save the tau from inperial destruction. Infact it is rumoured that the Imnperium will loose a lot of ground in the Ultima segmentation becasue of this and the tau will be able to expand a whole lot more.
So fluff wise The IG have a alot to do EVERYWHERE in the galaxy write now. The tau only have to worry about their tiny little empire.
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...and that means what on helping him chose an army?
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