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Old 16 Dec 2005, 12:34   #1 (permalink)
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Are Tau too strong or are they just got big guns to show off to people. Are they cowards or are they to be feared amoungest the other xeno races in the Galaxy.....Any thoughts?
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Tau are not a strong race, galactically.

In 40K scale, they are strong. A hunter Cadre can match anything short of a Space Marine Company, or Eldar Warhost.

The problem is that Tau fail as the scale increases. In Epic scale, they do not have the numbers to fight most enemies. They are hopelessly outnumbered, and utterly outclassed by the war machines of other races.

In Gothic, the Tau fleet is lacking. They are very slow when it comes to travelling interstellar distances, and they are only just developing the kind of ships needed to compete with the Imperium, Chaos and the like. Unfortunately, these ships are still very few in number.
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Old 16 Dec 2005, 12:39   #3 (permalink)
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I would deffenitly say that no the tau are not to strong,
and it'll be a long time before the tau become that strong
since they rely on other races eventually there will be a civil war or somethin :-\
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Ive got to say i only play the 40k game side of warhammer. Is it worth trying out Gothic warhammer? I got into 40k easyly but is gothic a another good game to get into?
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The Tau aren't too strong, but aren't weak either. While they are terrible in close combat and don't produce as much firepower as the IG, thye have many good feats, such as Jetpacks and JSJ. In fluff terms, they are gaining power every day while the Imperium loses power, so I think they should be feared in the near future.
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Gothic is an excellent game. I much prefer it (and Epic) to 40K. You can download the rules free of charge by going to www.specialist-games.com, and clicking Battlefleet Gothic.

The Tau fleet is an interesting one to use; individually, their ships are extremely weak. However, when used together, and used properly, they are devastating. In short, everything the Tau in 40K should be, personified.
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I would'nt mine giving Gothic warhammer a Try but i don't have clue where to start with it.
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The Tau aren't too strong, but aren't weak either. While they are terrible in close combat and don't produce as much firepower as the IG, thye have many good feats, such as Jetpacks and JSJ. In fluff terms, they are gaining power every day while the Imperium loses power, so I think they should be feared in the near future.

But the relative "gain" and "loss" of power is negligable:

Tau gain a couple more systems, but its stretching their recources to cover. Imperium loses a couple of systems, well their are plenty more in their empire.
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I think they are getting stronger but their numbers are too little even with the allies like the kroot and vespids. :-\
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i recon they could do with more troop choses to play around with when battling.
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