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Will Tau ever be good at Hand to hand?
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Old 09 Mar 2005, 22:47   #1 (permalink)
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Will Tau ever be good at Hand to hand?
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Old 09 Mar 2005, 23:02   #2 (permalink)
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i doubt it...they could have some well-trained units, but overall...well, their hideously low initiative pretty much sums it up... they just aren't suited for the quick swirl of HtH... they just prefer to shoot the crap out of stuff..which they DO do well...
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Old 09 Mar 2005, 23:08   #3 (permalink)
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but, why can't they just make like a specical unit of tau that perfer h2h?
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Old 09 Mar 2005, 23:16   #4 (permalink)
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It's their weakness. Every army needs one. Tau's weakness is up close. Beyodn that, Tau find close combat an abhorrent idea...

The tau find thier Hand to hand specialists in the form of auxilliaries.
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Old 09 Mar 2005, 23:50   #5 (permalink)
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Farsight and the farsight enclave are better at HTH, basic troops are about as good as guardsmen, while the Xv suits become about as good as space marines minus the power weapon/power fist options...
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Old 10 Mar 2005, 00:15   #6 (permalink)
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but that's part of the mainstream Tau's distrust of Farsight. They regard HtH as a nasty, brutish affair; the codex says as much. HtH just ain't their thing.
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Default Re: Will Tau ever be good at Hand to hand?

Sould this go in the Tau board...?
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eh probly...
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