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Old 14 Feb 2008, 16:13   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why do GW hate the Tau?

I've been backtracking through my rulebook recently and couldn't help but notice that most of the examples in which soldiers are running, dying or otherwise getting screwed over,firewarriors feature as those soldiers.

Maybe I'm just paranoid but I think I saw at least 4 examples of firewarriors getting messed up.
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 16:18   #2 (permalink)
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i noticed that as well
what's up with tau being the examples of failure?
especially the example for when a squad can't fall back; i think it's a small squad of firewarriors completely surrounded by space marines. that's not very nice.
you're right, but i don't really know if you're paranoid or not
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 16:21   #3 (permalink)
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Because Tau are one of the few armies that actually have to take regular Ld tests. Marines have ATSKNF, Orks have the Mob Rule, and so on.

Besides, Tau were on of the "newer" armies when 4th Ed came out, and had quite distinct models.

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Old 14 Feb 2008, 16:24   #4 (permalink)
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Because Tau are one of the few armies that actually have to take regular Ld tests.
Then why not gaurdsmen? Atleast then it would be justified. :P
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 16:24   #5 (permalink)
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Umm, what pages exactly? I havn't noticed this anywhere in my rulebook
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Possibly to make up for the fanboyish excrement that is often spewed out regarding the Tau.

Case in point: when the Imperials face Tyranids, it's a nightmarish bloodbath. When the Tau face Tyranids, it's a cakewalk for the Tau.

That alone makes them worthy for all the abuse the rulebook gives them.
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 16:34   #7 (permalink)
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Possibly to make up for the fanboyish excrement that is often spewed out regarding the Tau.
At least theirs is not as bad as the Necron one.
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 17:39   #8 (permalink)
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It could be that they wanted to show off Tau more in the rulebook, seeing as the BGB would be the first rulebook to have the Tau in it. That and (from what I've herd) Tau were the fastest growing (read selling) armies in 40k. I think part of the reason why the Tau got their 4th edition codex so soon was because GW knew that it was a quick money maker.
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I play Tau, I love Tau, they're a great army.

However the thought of Firewarriors being abused, chased, cornered and beaten is hilarious to me. I think that watching Firewarriors die is one of the reasons I like playing Tau, its the only way I get a guarantee of seeing that most excellent of visions.

It's called a trial by fire for a reason, and it's all for the greater good.
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Yes...The Tau get picked on, and the Marines are GWs little beachez. As for you Falstead...You're a sick man!

I had more...but then I lost it, I blame the IG.
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