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Do Tau have the Worst Wargear Armory in the Game?
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 01:26   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently been looking through the different codexes, and saw all the goodies people could take. Necrons can take those Resurrection Orbs and all of those other WWB upgrades. Imperial Guard can take tons of cool weapons, unlike the Tau, like Power Weapons, Plasma Pistols, Power Fists, and stuff. Chaos can take tons of cool goodies depending on their god. What do Tau have access to? Basic crisis battlesuit systems that cost more. I know that hard-wired Target Lock and Drone Controller can sometimes be useful, but not useful enough to compensate for the great options other armies have. Even though the Crisis Suits have tons of customization, it sort of bothers me that nearly every army out there has tons of excellent wargear options not in their army list. You may not agree with me, but I do think Tau should at least get wargear that isn't a Crisis Battlesuit system, besides the next-to-useless Blacksun Filter.
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 01:31   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Do Tau have the Worst Wargear Armory in the Game?

It might be reasoned that since the Tau are the youngest race, it does not yet have a vast assortment of "rare" items that the wargear of other races typically represent.

From what I do remember of the Tau armoury, it is very limited.
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 01:34   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, we do. Four (five if you want to count shield and gun drones seperate) items for our boys. Even the Kroot have a decent list of toys to play with in their army. Hopefully in the new codex we'll get some new stuff. I'm used to it anyway, I play a Dogs of War army in fantasy and we only get the common magic items list. The White Dwarf made up Zombie Pirate list even has their own page or so of magic items, but the globetrotting mercs get the simple stuff only.
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 01:47   #4 (permalink)
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We have 2 excellent vehicle upgrades and 2 good vehicle upgrades. Quality over quantity.
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 02:03   #5 (permalink)
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The tau are a technological race, not a magical elven village. Necrons have orbs cause they're quite magical, same with the eldar and their whole soul stone biz. Chaos have power weapons cause they use em. Ever see tau runnin' into close combat with a giant glove? No, its not their thing, they snipe down enemies at long range. The tyranids have a crapload of upgrades because they have devoured so many kinds of creatures, giving them so many possibilities, the tau are an up and coming race, that haven't experienced others too much. Mainly the imperium and orks. Armies have armourys focused on them as an army, tau have technological upgrades, no shiny rocks.
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 02:07   #6 (permalink)
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Besides, the Multi tracker on both the vehicles and on the suits is one of the most useful pieces of wargear ever.
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 02:09   #7 (permalink)
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"oh yeah, fear us and our shiny rock!" yelled the eldar.
"Oh yeah? Gun meet face, face, meet gun." said the shasvre.
"c**p... "

Those were the last words of an eldar warlock.
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 02:14   #8 (permalink)
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By wargear armory I meant wargear, not vehicle. It is arguable that we have a better vehicle upgrade armory than the Imperial Guard. Multi-Trackers can be taken on Crisis and Broadside Battlesuits already, so I don't count it, since both of them, the only infantry with two guns, have access to it already without the armory. Multi-Trackers are good. Multi-Trackers in an armory that can be taken for cheaper as support systems is bad.

My main pet peeve I have with the Tau armory is no good armory wargear upgrades NOT a support system repeat. If we could even have Kroot take from the Kroot Merc armory I'd be happy. A Shaper with an Evicerator (a great weapon, especially for Kroot) along with tons of Kroot would make a SMurf player twitch.
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Yes the Tau armory is extremely limited. Then again other races have a vast seniority. However its still a shocking gap sometimes. We have some very good stuff, but just not very much of it. I would love to see the Tau armory expand and get some variation in my officers. I know its not entirely Tau like but I would love to see some variation in my officers. Right now my Shas'ui just have a slightly different pose and a differently colored helmet. Compare that to the vast customization you can give to the unit officers of other races (ok except nids and crons but thats a given). It would be nice to be able to give our officers a variation of gear. Maybe burst cannons or rail rifles, just for the shas'ui. Also some more specialized officer systems for crisis suits would be nice. I know we are getting some cool command gear but thats just for the commanders and doesnt offer much for the shas'ui team leaders and shas'vre.

The Tau have got to have invented some specialised and rare gear by now not suited for mass production but perhaps useful to a shas'ui or shas'vre.
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but next codex we will finaly get a wargear list to smile to high heaven about
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