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Higher BS for Tau?
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Old 07 Mar 2005, 01:08   #1 (permalink)
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Default Higher BS for Tau?

What do all of you think of Tau having an average BS of a 3? Do you think they should have a BS 4? Or is BS 3 fine the way it is? I personally think that only Crisis suits and maybay broadsides should, as they are the best of best for the Tau and have received years of training just like the Imperial Storm Troopers. Plus you would think that a battle suit of that size and technology would help improve their BS.

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Old 07 Mar 2005, 01:34   #2 (permalink)
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I think that the tau should be able to get an upgrade to make thier bs 4 or make all the shas'ui and up have bs of 4
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Old 07 Mar 2005, 01:36   #3 (permalink)
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If they got BS4, then they're points worth would have to increase as well. For Crisis suits, this might be worth it, but I prefer a high volume of fire with FW squads (it might be nice/interesting if Tau had doctrines like IG though....maybe they could have one for each of the two main strategies they use [ya know, the patient hunter thing and the other one, I forgot what they're called]).
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Well of course if they got a BS 4 their points would increase

An upgrade like targetting array might be good

Yeah Tau should have doctrines and different Sept's with different rules

The 2 Tau strategies are, Kauyon(Patient Hunter) and Mont'ka(Killing Blow)
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Personally I think they're fine as they. If you play some little games where Firewarriors are BS4, you'll find them dominating the board as two squads that sit back and shoot full range shots are as awesome as having a bunch of BS4 heavy bolters--and it kills too well. 24 shots, at BS4, hitting about 16 times and wounding little things on 2's and normal things on 3's. It's almost too good. And in rapidfire range, they just slaughter almost everything. I'd love to have my firewarriors able to be mobile heavy bolters with the accuracy of marines, but that's the trade off of having S5 standard guns.

Suits on the other-hand, I feel should have had a BS4 as they're suits with augmented vision and sensors and all that. It would just make more sense. But I suppose they'd be too good as well as it would be the power of having a bunch of Shas'els floating around.
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As I said before I totally agree with MalVeauX about regular troops having a BS 3 is fine, but I think Crisis and Broadside (Maybay Stealth) battlesuits should get a BS 4 because of the years of training and enhancements from the suit like the augmented vision, sensors, recoil absorbsion and the targeting system etc.

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Giving any tau units BS 4 or even giving them an upgrade that can do it OR even bringing up the points to do so will just bring un-balance to the game.
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it would be pretty unbalanced, and they're already great for 10 point basic troops!

although i think for crisis suits, they should have higher BS for at least the team leaders..

but everything else is fine the way they are..
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I would also agree BS4 on regualar troops would be great but unbalanced.

BS4 on the suits, say a targetting array would not be such a bad idea.

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I thing that the shas'vre rank could have BS4, as it start to be a viable upgrade. Now the shas vre rank is almoust useless. And also it doesn't change that balane too much.
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