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Old 07 Jan 2006, 09:42   #1 (permalink)
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Hello!

Just a question, what got you into Tau and 40K in general?

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Old 07 Jan 2006, 11:55   #2 (permalink)
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I got into tau because I've always loved those armies with a small amount of elite units that could outshoot any army...

40k in general is a longer story, I started out reading LoTR (allot) then I saw a commercial on tv and I got into the miniatures of lotr, and now I'm stepping over to wh40k (and tau)

but how did you get into it?
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The Tau do not enter melee often. This makes them, to most points of view "weak". This is the weakness that shines out for all to see. Because it is our strength!
These are not olden days, when wars were fought face to face. This is the age of guns.
We are not weak. We calculate and plan. We do what we do for the greater good.
That is why we have technology. So many armies bring knives to gunfights.
What is more dangerous than a sniper who moves?
Our style is different. We move, we shoot.
I say we are not weak. And in that fact, gentle tau, we have victory!!!

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Old 07 Jan 2006, 12:04   #3 (permalink)
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For me, It is the fell of the army. it looks futuristic and the battlesuits look very anime-like which I like..Their ideology also attracts me and it seems that they are the only race that is tolerant of others.
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Old 07 Jan 2006, 12:24   #4 (permalink)
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the battlesuits look very anime-like which I like...
lol, that was the first criterion I demanded when painting my army, they must NOT look like anime character, under no condition...
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The Tau do not enter melee often. This makes them, to most points of view "weak". This is the weakness that shines out for all to see. Because it is our strength!
These are not olden days, when wars were fought face to face. This is the age of guns.
We are not weak. We calculate and plan. We do what we do for the greater good.
That is why we have technology. So many armies bring knives to gunfights.
What is more dangerous than a sniper who moves?
Our style is different. We move, we shoot.
I say we are not weak. And in that fact, gentle tau, we have victory!!!

~By Shana Sel
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Old 07 Jan 2006, 13:26   #5 (permalink)
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The battlesuits always, I mean always reminds me of patlabor.
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Old 07 Jan 2006, 14:02   #6 (permalink)
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I liked the idea of doing a more shooty army and my IW bored the crap outta me. Plus funky high-tech stuff is cool
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Sheer dumb luck. I needed a cheap way to get a foot hold in the hobby and someone I knew at school was not using his models so I bought them from him. Turned out to be the battleforce and codex plus a few stealths. Thats what got me started. I contemplating changing armies but decided I liked the Tau and stuck with them. So yea, sheer circumstance.
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Old 07 Jan 2006, 15:46   #8 (permalink)
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For me it was both the look and the style of the army.

The look I liked as it was a little anime inspired, and less gothic, like a good chunk of GW stuff is. I see it as more sci-fi then any of the other races, and I like that.

The style is also more sci-fi and technology oriented, with the multi-trackers, target locks, shield generators, etc. It's right up my alley.

Then I found out that they were a skilled range army, and not great up close, and I like that too

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I wanted to be the good guys. Pretty much.
Now, after years in I know there are no 'good' guys. THERE IS ONLY WAR.

But I borrowed a bunch of codices from a friend and the Tau fluff story really grabbed me.
Plus I have a hole in my heart for mecha, always have. Also, I was playing a lot of Starcraft at the time
and the TAU were 'like' the Protoss in the same way that the 'nids are like the Zerg. Me, I am a protoss man.

I have never looked back, I actually havent even bought other races ever.

I guess I am a TAU racist ;-)
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THEY LOOK SO DARB COOL
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