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Old 06 Jan 2008, 10:22   #1 (permalink)
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I think Ethearels are dump, the use CC and every one knows the greatness of
Tau in CC.
The oldest has a Stick (burn em)
And the got armor like Vespids
Sure we ow them but there smarter people in the Tau Empire!!!!
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Old 06 Jan 2008, 10:43   #2 (permalink)
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No, Ethereals don`t use CC in a battle.

Ethereals don`t take part in any battle, at all. They just WATCH battles, which is a big difference. All the "fancy" CC-gear they have is completely symbolic and used in their rituals.

The main role of an Ethereal is Leadership-contol in a Tau army; a function he fulfills... not really satisfying.

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Old 06 Jan 2008, 12:53   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah sure but i mean i the way of Fluff.
I mean, nobody is stupid enough to spend points to someone the kill in the first shooting phase.
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Old 06 Jan 2008, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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The power of spam is strong in you, get-to-kil. You only have to re-read your fluff and you will have no need to start this kind of topics.

Ethereals do not participate in a battle as warriors (there are exceptions, like Aun'shi), they act more like watchers.
MAYBE they also exercise some kind of "pressure" on the Commanders around them, so they act in a braver-than-normal way, because the most important person on the Empire is watching at them and their actions.
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 14:47   #5 (permalink)
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They use Honor BLADE'S and if there shoot the whole army is feared!! They morel breakers! > >
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 15:23   #6 (permalink)
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Ok, that would be:

'They use Honour Blades and if they're shot the whole army is scared! They break the Tau moral!'

Now we've got that settled, as Alexander has so clearly said, read your fluff: Honour Blades are used in ritualistic duels, only in combat as a last resort.
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 15:53   #7 (permalink)
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I like to think of the honour blades as something the ethereals carry with them to make themselves more inspiring. I also think that this is why they don't wear heavy armour. They could watch the battle just as easily from the inside of a heavily armoured tank, this wouldn't be very inspiring would it? The ehtereals aren't supposed to fight, they are simply there to rally the troops.

Also I think got-to-kil's post is funny when taken out of context.
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They use Honor BLADE'S and if they're shot the whole army is feared!! They moral breakers! > >
Implies that when an ethereals get shot the entire Tau army becomes something fearful.
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