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Old 09 Jan 2006, 18:30   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings Commanders!

I'm hoping to get some leads on some 'official' Games workshop fluff regarding the Tau Empire. I want to write up a background story for my army and find that the Codex gives you precious little information regarding the Tau Empire other than the names of the major Septs and their star systems. There's not a whole lot of info on the various GW sites either! Does anyone know of any other source material (again, I stress Games Workshop endorsed, not just some one elses fluff) for the Empire? Maps or general information regarding their planets etc?

Thanks!
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Old 09 Jan 2006, 18:52   #2 (permalink)
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well what about the scenery. that kinda tells you about the surface of the planet. plus the models. i mean they tell you something about theyre culture.
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Old 09 Jan 2006, 19:29   #3 (permalink)
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well- ask a question and i'm sure everyone will help to answer, i think your first question is what kinds of planets the tau live on? well they enjoy more arid planets then humans, dryer desert environs seem to be what they are attracted to.
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Old 09 Jan 2006, 19:41   #4 (permalink)
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Read thorugh the codex from page 53 to 57, this will tell you about how tau cities look and how their culture works, also this will give you information on tau year cycles (time etc) as well as thoughts on their language. Doubt that will help much but it's a start.
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Old 09 Jan 2006, 19:44   #5 (permalink)
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You could also read two novels involving the Tau, Fire Warrior (from the perspective of the Tau) and Kill Team (from the perspective of the Imperial Guard).
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Old 09 Jan 2006, 21:10   #6 (permalink)
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If you go to the official GamesWorkshop website for Battlefleet Gothic, you can download the official Tau fleet rules. These rules have tons of fluff regarding Tau space travel, the Kor'vattra, Tau planets, and mercenaries including the Niccassar and Demiurg.

On the GamesWorkshop UK site also, there are four stories that involve the Kroot and Tau media.
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Default Re: Official fluff needed!

Sources:

- Codex: Tau
- Games Workshop Website - Tau Section (have a look at some of the other GW sites too, e.g. US/Oz, I think they might have some unique pieces)
- Other Game System fluff - Battlefleet Gothic and Epic
- Kill Team Novel
- Fire Warrior Novel
- Fire Warrior Game (PC/PS2)
- Numerous issues of WD from when the codex was released, with occasional bits (although they're usually taken from the other sources) since then.

Other than all that, you'll probably have to wait for the Tau: Empires codex
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http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/background/1/

There. That should suffice...
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 07:09   #9 (permalink)
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There's a lot of information about T'ros specifically in The Taros Campaign, from Forgeworld. That counts as GW-approved, doesn't it? Unfortunately, it's rather expensive.

That's the only addition I have to make to [ mace ]'s excellent list. I'll add a second vote for the Battlefleet Gothic fluff, though. Find it at: http://www.specialist-games.com/batt...ic/Default.asp
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 14:21   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks to everyone for their suggestions! Naturally I've read all the material available to me in the Codex and on the various GW sites but the BFG stuff will help and I guess I'll have to get my hands on those novels!
Thanks again!
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