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Are Tau a good army?
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Old 11 Jul 2006, 22:57   #1 (permalink)
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Default Are Tau a good army?

I was wondering if tau was a good army. I read about the tau in a few places and most people said that tau isnt that good. I am having second thoughts about the tau and was wondering if I should Play Eldar?
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Old 11 Jul 2006, 23:00   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is tau a good army?

Yes and no.

All armies in 40k are good and bad differnt things.
It all depends on you, and the tactics you wanna use.

If you are a close combat freak, well Tau aint the best choice then.
If you like shooting and sneaking around, Tau is a good choice.

All in all, those who acctually rank the armies in 40k are morons and not gamers.
This game is made for having fun, nit winning winning and winning.
You win some, and you lose some.


Tau are GREAT!


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Old 11 Jul 2006, 23:02   #3 (permalink)
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Yes and no.

All armies in 40k are good and bad differnt things.
It all depends on you, and the tactics you wanna use.

If you are a close combat freak, well Tau aint the best choice then.
If you like shooting and sneaking around, Tau is a good choice.

All in all, those who acctually rank the armies in 40k are morons and not gamers.
This game is made for having fun, nit winning winning and winning.
You win some, and you lose some.


Tau are GREAT!


Yours Truly

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Old 11 Jul 2006, 23:11   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is tau a good army?

Is asking if Tau is a good army in the tau board an obvious answer?

Couldn't resist it. Anyway Vash is bang on the money, but many people seem to understimate the aesthetic appeal of an army. Like the look of it? Then use it, simple as.
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Old 11 Jul 2006, 23:19   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are Tau a good army?

Btw, I voted for the Eldar.
Seems like you will like them more.
Eldar are more specialized and can do more, ie close combat, mid range fire fight, and long range fire fight. All it takes is some work.
Eldar has been around longer and have more choices. Problem with Eldar is that they have so many choices for beginners, that it might be confusing.

I aint saying Tau is crap in close combat. But people tend to shoot with Tau, instead of aiming fir close combat.
I my self am experimenting with close combat army lists atm with Tau. Not using Kroot or any outside Tau race units.
So far, its working well for my aggresive Tau.


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Old 11 Jul 2006, 23:31   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are Tau a good army?

Pick one, play it for about a year and see what you think. You are asking a forum full of Tau players. Who is burried in Grant's Tomb anywho?
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Old 11 Jul 2006, 23:50   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are Tau a good army?

As other people are pointing out, this is a tau board, of coarse were going to say its a good army! It's like saying on the 'nid bored "whos better orks or nids?'
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 01:08   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are Tau a good army?

We can't really answer this for you, as it's personal preference.

For me, ever since I first played Tau I fell in love with them. I love shooty armies. And Tau is the ultimate shooty army.
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 23:54   #9 (permalink)
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We can't really answer this for you, as it's personal preference.

For me, ever since I first played Tau I fell in love with them. I love shooty armies. And Tau is the ultimate shooty army.
Actually the Guard are the ultimate shooty army, but they aint quite so stylish. Different type of 'shooty' too...
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Old 13 Jul 2006, 00:01   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are Tau a good army?

Having dabbled with all the armies you've listed (DE being my first proper army) I've voted for Tau, simply because they seem to be the army that suits me the best.
I enjoy unleased truckloads of S5 shots and always endeavour to ensure my opponent can't hit/hit anything he can hurt with his return fire. Tactically challenging, and so satisfying when you pull it off.
And to answer 'are they good' from a gaming perspective then yes, of course they are, provided that you play them right. I took on assaulty nids and shooty guard with the same list today and wiped them both out (losing nothing to the 'nids).
The best advice i can give you though, is what you like the look of, you work all armies out eventually.
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