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Old 21 Apr 2007, 06:39   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

What TAU related official material exists out there? Which White Dwarf issues include TAU rules clarifications / expansions and which other Articles are to be found?

I mean "official" ones as per GW, not fan-related stuff.

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Old 21 Apr 2007, 07:28   #2 (permalink)
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Well, the first articles are from White Dwarf 261-265 (don't recall Uk or US edition, though). Then there is a cluster around 285 when Fire Warrior (the video game) came out. And then there is the recent cluster for the update starting from around 314. Tau have not had very much exposure in any White Dwarfs that did not coincide with one of their releases. All the other official material that has been produced for them is still on GW's website, or in the Black Library novels Fire Warrior, Kill-Team, For the Emperor, Xenology, and Rogue Star.
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Old 21 Apr 2007, 22:29   #3 (permalink)
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Rules wise, all you need is the Codex, the BGB, and the FAQ.
The only things beyond that would be Forgeworld (not a must have), and maybe the rules for Human Aux. and Agnar Prok (both are probably unofficial now, but I could be wrong).
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Old 22 Apr 2007, 19:13   #4 (permalink)
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What about Taros Campaign? I guess it is also unofficial Forge fluff. Did you read it? Is it so to say a "must have" for a Tau guy?

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What about Taros Campaign? I guess it is also unofficial Forge fluff. Did you read it? Is it so to say a "must have" for a Tau guy?

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Definitely not, unless you have a lot of spare income to burn. And the rules don't really work, for the most part (although the BFG material works fairly well). If you do decide to get it, make sure you are getting a later edition. The first edition was very badly edited and bound.
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Old 23 Apr 2007, 21:16   #6 (permalink)
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But it was really pretty! I'm a big fan of the third volume of IA, I think they really hit their stride with the Taros campaign.
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But it was really pretty! I'm a big fan of the third volume of IA, I think they really hit their stride with the Taros campaign.
Bleh, I thought it was just another "OMG T4U f0r t3h w1n!" gimmick. The whole Taros campaign seemed to just highlight the Tau against an ineffective and incompetent Guard force. However, Infernus shells are awesome!
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Old 24 Apr 2007, 02:44   #8 (permalink)
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I never read Taros Campaign all the way through, though I despise some of the tau rules in white dwarf.

Take our kill team rules for example
Doom Squad:one stealthsuit.
Eldar get three exarchs from any aspect, 'nids get three genestealers, etc.

Nemesisnly one choice, warrior construct, our heavy weapons options are burst cannon and plasma rifles, if we take these, Slow and Purposeful.

Everyone else gets their lascannon/plasmacannon equivalents for heavies.

As if we weren't horrid in Kill team already...
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