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Old 17 Jul 2007, 17:07   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any Warhammer 40000 books and novels that mention the Tau Empire or is about The Tau Empire? If so, please tell me. Thank You
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 17:16   #2 (permalink)
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I heard of Fire warrior (Warning unfluffy) and star of Damascoles.
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 17:30   #3 (permalink)
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I heard of Fire warrior (Warning unfluffy) and star of Damascoles.
Firewarrior is not unfluffy. In fact it is very good fluffwise and tells you alot about the Tau Shas. However details like the cyan blood were omitted being replaced by red, but then because its only mentioned one or two times its not a big deal. We have to give the author some artistic license or the benefit of the doubt that that detail about the Tau he didn't know.

The Ciphilus Kane Novels also mention the Tau and so does KillTeam if you want sources of Tau fluff.

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Firewarrior is the only novel that is based on the Tau. However the Tau are also included as antagonists in:

Star of Damocles
Rogue Star
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 17:53   #5 (permalink)
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They are also in Kill Team.
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 18:31   #6 (permalink)
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If you want to spend larger amount of money, I can definitely recommend "Imperial Armour 3: the Taros Campaign". Though it isn`t a novel, it is describing the desert warfare between the Imperial Guard and the Tau on the mining world of Taros. A very good read, and the book is stock full of other fluff, army lists and paint schemes.

The tactics used by the Tau are a good rundown of how a Tau strategy might work - allow the enemy to advance and gain ground, but keep hitting him, until his supplies are exhausted - then destroy him.

Of course, being a FW product, it is quite expensive, and comes at 55 pound - about 80 $ (might be more, I`m only familiar with the pound/ exchange).
Still, I don`t regret buying it, though I have to admit that I`m a flufffanatic (and there`s really not much left for me to buy for my Tau army ;D).
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They are also in Kill Team.
Ah yes of course, how could I forget. I thought I was one short.

Anyway 5 books include the Tau, only 1 of which puts them as the antagonists. A rather sorry number isn't it? Especially compared to the Space Marines. The Space Wolves alone have 5 books.
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