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For a technological race, does the Tau have crappy vehicle upgrades?
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Old 25 May 2004, 05:51   #1 (permalink)
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Default For a technological race, does the Tau have crappy vehicle upgrades?

Compared to the Eldar, and even Space Marines, that Tau vehicle upgrades besides

blacksun filter, are not that worth wild. Nothing protects Tau skimmers from shaken

or stunned results while every other army out there has this taken care of. Decoy

launchers are not that great. Also, I understand that Tau skimmers are not fast

vehicles cause of its bulky size, but come on. So you have to pay points in order

for the skimmer to be useful ( ie. multi-tracker). I seriously think that they need

to up the vehicle upgrades section and give em a little bit more options so they are the

techological race they should be. Suggestions?
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Old 25 May 2004, 06:22   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: For a technological race, does the Tau have crappy vehicle upgrades?

well you have a point, but things like multi tracker and decoy launchers are good, and

useful..

but - the ability to carry heavy weapons, especially a railgun isnt

very common within most main battle tanks of most armies..
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Default Re: For a technological race, does the Tau have crappy vehicle upgrades?

I

want to know why they cost so much
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Old 25 May 2004, 08:22   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: For a technological race, does the Tau have crappy vehicle upgrades?

Right, let's have a look at this:

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Originally Posted by Alucard
Nothing protects Tau skimmers from shaken or

stunned results while every other army out there has this taken care of.
Tau

tanks are medium-armour battletanks, and also skimmers. Hence it is quite difficult to

give them more armour without overloading the anti-grav system.

Imperial tanks

are mobile slabs of armour, capable of shrugging off virtually any shot. Adding more

armour is stupidly easy.

Quote:
Decoy launchers are not that great. Also, I

understand that Tau skimmers are not fast vehicles cause of its bulky size, but come on.

So you have to pay points in order for the skimmer to be useful ( ie. multi-tracker).
I find the Hammerhead is more than satisfactory without ANY upgrades...



Quote:
I seriously think that they need to up the vehicle upgrades section

and give em a little bit more options so they are the techological race they should be.

Suggestions?
There upgrades ARE advanced, just not as advanced

as Eldar.

ELDAR: Holofield technology, hyper-advanced engines, bio-psychic

interface, etc.
TAU: Chaff launchers, Fletchette dischargers, night-vision systems,

targeters, etc.
IMPERIUM: Ad-hoc missile systems, dozer blades, extra armour plates,

extra track armour, better comm systems, etc.

Now, looking at them, how can

you say the Tau are NOT more advanced than the Imperium?
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Old 25 May 2004, 15:56   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: For a technological race, does the Tau have crappy vehicle upgrades?

The

hammerhead is not the best, but not bad. But you also have to consider that the Tau&#039

;s power is not in heavy tanks, its in Battlesuits. If you want good tanks go run off and

play IG.
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Old 25 May 2004, 16:55   #6 (permalink)
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Amen brother! I don't think the Falcon is the best tank going either. no

tank is really
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Old 26 May 2004, 00:45   #7 (permalink)
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yea its common sense that if you have better armour.... it would make

it slow or make it crash easy... i think if you put armour on it you should role a die..

and if you fail a role... then you crash... i mean its good enough already
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Old 26 May 2004, 02:20   #8 (permalink)
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poor

Alucard. His view of tanks just got smashed like what my broadside did to

Sentinal's backside(It blew up and landed on a sqawd of troops, killing them all(2

lived but they ran off the table))
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Old 26 May 2004, 03:21   #9 (permalink)
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HAHAHAHA that has nothin to do with this... but it fits somehow...

hahaha
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Old 27 May 2004, 04:19   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: For a technological race, does the Tau have crappy vehicle upgrades?

Hey, don't get me wrong. I'm a tank nut and I do play guard, marines, tau and

chaos. Two things upset me about the Tau hammerhead 1) Rail gun points cost and 2)

Nothing to defend itself vs vehicle stunned results. Yes, the Tau do haev superior

tech then the Imperium! , However, that extra armour upgrade for 5 pts is a god-

send. I just wish Tau had something along the similar lines, though not as advanced

as the elder spirit stones and holofield convo. Also, I do believe that the Eldar

falcon grav tank is one of the most annoying tanks in 40k when souped up.
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