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Old 08 Aug 2006, 08:42   #1 (permalink)
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Default I wish we had power weapons.

I mean after all, even though we typically have WS2 and I2, we still usually hit most enemies ona 4+, and a power weapon would make the few attacks we would have much more effective. Then when we got into CC we wouldn't just have to completely write off that unit. I mean I barely even know the CC rules at this point. This is due in large part to the fac that I have a lot of friends who play assaulty style armies. Lots of blood angels, space wolves, orks, khorne, nids, and one Dark Eldar player.
If I could only get 1 power weapon on Shasui FW leaders.....
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 09:15   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, I don't see that happening, at all, ever. Why would you even want them? We don't need them... what we need is some long-range s7-8-9 guns carried by infantry.

We're not a melee army. Power weapons wouldn't change that. If you really want something that ignores armor saves, take Farsight.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 09:46   #3 (permalink)
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I mean after all, even though we typically have WS2 and I2, we still usually hit most enemies ona 4+, and a power weapon would make the few attacks we would have much more effective. Then when we got into CC we wouldn't just have to completely write off that unit. I mean I barely even know the CC rules at this point. This is due in large part to the fac that I have a lot of friends who play assaulty style armies. Lots of blood angels, space wolves, orks, khorne, nids, and one Dark Eldar player.
If I could only get 1 power weapon on Shasui FW leaders.....
... and give him 3+ armor, and give him a plasma pistol, and...

No, the only power weapon that we have is on Farsight. Tau are not marines, and therefore don't need the power weapons. Sure your Fire Warriors can't beat up a determined five year old, but then again, you shoot the K'chau'k out them at long range.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 09:50   #4 (permalink)
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Malphax is correct.Tau Commanders aren't like Necron Lords(a little bit of everything-shooting,cc,mobility and RESILIENCY !!!).Just imagine a Shas'o with power weapon....WS4,S5 and 4 attacks with power weapon.... and a combination of hard points,ie PR,MP,CIB,FB,BC, whatever...Oh and a Shield Generator...something like the best all'rounder HQ in the game!!! 8)
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 10:19   #5 (permalink)
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Tau have a power weapon. It's called a Dawn Blade.

Stop asking for power weapons. Tau are not hand to hand. The coolest model was Aun Shi and he is gone. He had rending and still did well.

With all that is good I hope Tau never get power weapons. Not having them makes you a better player.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 11:15   #6 (permalink)
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One of our special character members does. Commander Farsight. However, mass produced power weapons will never happen to the Tau Empire, close combat is looked upon as barbaric and infantile and the Tau do not wish to take part in it unless they have to. I don't think the Earth Caste would ever even acknowledge spending their time on power weapons rather then new guns and armour.
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 11:15   #7 (permalink)
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We're Tau. Not Eldar. Tau don't like Power Weapons. Because they use them in CC. Our power weapons are our Plasma Rifles
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 12:23   #8 (permalink)
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A Tau canīt beat a pigmey armed with a vicious mango slice in CC.

with such a low WS and I why the hell would you want a PW?

What you need is a good old DF to run like hell when things get personel.

Leave the heroic last stands to the IG fodder.

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Old 08 Aug 2006, 12:26   #9 (permalink)
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If you want to play with power weapons, play with marines...
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 12:39   #10 (permalink)
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I've always considered how powerful a power weapon in the hands of a shas'o would be but i know it will never happen.
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