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Old 13 Apr 2005, 23:21   #1 (permalink)
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would tau use shotgun like weapons tell me what u think


i'm not actually serious just want to see what u guys think :P
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Default Re: would tau use shotguns???

Would you use a primitive, inaccurate slug-thrower when you could have a state-of-the-art plasma rifle?
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 23:29   #3 (permalink)
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Tau are too proud and look down upon savage ways of battle. Shotguns are much like close combat in that they are very close range, not efficient, etc. So the Tau, fluff wise, would not really use weapons such as shotguns. Tau are all about high-powered, long range weapons and accuracy (they get deep, deep pride when a single shot does the trick) and they "try" to keep it safe for them.

Shotguns are more of a non-discriminatory weapon, just point it in the general direction of an enemy and pull the trigger a few times. Tau don't do that really.

So probably not... I would imagine
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Old 14 Apr 2005, 00:25   #4 (permalink)
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It would be funny seeing a specifically trained sniper try to use a close-range weapon :P Maybe some kind of plasma spraying gun on a battlesuit?
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Default Re: would tau use shotguns???

Tau actually already use a very advanced form of the shotgun... whaddya call the submunition round?? ;D ;D ;D

A very accurate, long range shotgun yes, but still a shotgun at heart.
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Old 14 Apr 2005, 00:37   #6 (permalink)
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Tau also use indiscriminate and ugly flamers. Any Shotgun they would use would probly be something that fires a modified round that has Shotgun like effects.

Just a fluff quess.

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Theres also the closed ranged, brutal fusion blaster....

Yeah, maybe a "pulse blaster" or something that's like an assault 2 12" st5 ap5

You like, you convert and make house rules for it.
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Since most Tau technology is based on particle (or plasma) acceleration, they could potentially develop a type of submunition round for the carbine or pulse rifle, similar to the submunitions fired by the Railgun. I am not sure why they would, though.
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Shotguns are very brute weapons. The Tau would not enjoy using them as they are to close range and brutish.

they prefer plasma to lead

Malveaux and Khanaris and Khaldun have covered mostly why
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Tau also use indiscriminate and ugly flamers. Any Shotgun they would use would probly be something that fires a modified round that has Shotgun like effects.

Just a fluff quess.

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I agree. I can imagine Tau using a hand held flechette-launcher weapon, or something like the LBX Autocannons from Battletech Mechwarriors that fires a round that fragments on its way to the target. You might find Stealth and Crisis teams equipped with them, possilby Pathfinders too.
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