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Old 22 Mar 2005, 16:18   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I have been reading the codex a little yesterday and it was saying how the Tau have evolved different traits. Like the Tau that lived in the mountains developed wings and they soar on thermals and traveled place to place, and the Kroot can change their form after a few generations. I was thinking why dont they just make a special unit or squad devoted to evolving into what is required for battle. Well I hope they do something like that soon because the Tau seriously need to be redone.
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Old 22 Mar 2005, 16:22   #2 (permalink)
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Why do the Tau need to be seriously redone?

And the Kroot do have the ability to change for a battle. They have their own army list just for that. The Kroot that the Tau use are not the same as the wild Kroot or the more organized groups of Kroot. Check the stand alone Kroot Mercenary army. You can configure it to whatever you like and it's fun.

The Tau don't need to be changed though, they do have different castes, which would be nice (it would be much like the craft world codex for example) to release a suplimental codex to allow for new army list options and factions for the Tau--but I think that is on the horizon, the Tau are still a very new army in regards to GW with fluff and history. Give them some time and you'll see all those fun little extras for the Tau too.
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Old 22 Mar 2005, 16:28   #3 (permalink)
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I saw a guy who was using Kroot Gnarloc in an IG army. He decimated his opponent (Necrons). The Gnarloc are so kick ass.
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Also the only Tau that go into battle are the ones that are specialised for it - the Fire caste!
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The Tau are odd in that they evolve too quickly, far too quickly than they should given their lifespan.* Not only that, but they seem to evolve in a stepped manner, responding to very specific external stimuli but remaining stable in the interceding time.* The Air Caste, for example, seems to have lost its wings with the advent of technology that replaced the need for them.* The Ethereals manage the castes as they are today through the simple practice of forbidding inter-caste reproduction, keeping the castes separate and exaggerating their differences over time.* There are a lot of oddities in how the Tau have come to where they are today, their rapid evolution, strangely convenient coincidences in the development of their warp technology, etc.* This has led to a lot of theories that they are being guided in some way by an outside force (C'Tan and Old Ones have been suggested, among others).
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I was thinking why dont they just make a special unit or squad devoted to evolving into what is required for battle. Well I hope they do something like that soon because the Tau seriously need to be redone.
If you look at the codex near the back there is the story on evolution and at the bottem of the page there is a small graph of evolution against time. It shows the main tau advancments happened during rapidly changing enviromental conditions and that in between ther were peroids of slower 'normal' growth, hence such a new caste could only come into being after a few hundred years in a rapidly cahnging enviroment and not by choice of the Tau.
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