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Old 10 Mar 2008, 00:27   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering what everyones favourite Tau stories were, so i've decided to start this post.
I'm going to set up a tally of each story someone says is their favourite, and how many times it is said to be a favourite by other people.
It can be official ones (black library, codex's and GW website etc.) and unofficial ones (Fanfiction etc.).
All you have to do is say its name (doesn't matter if it doesn't have one) and what book, page number and/or website it can be found on so other people can find it as well.

edit: I'm going to make it so you are only allowed to choose two stories, and please remember book and page reference or web link. Thanks

i'll start: I have two, the first one is 'Fire Warrior' published by Black Library and my other one is the story about the kroot ambushing the eldar rangers on page 49 in the old codex.

Hope to hear everyones favorites soon. ;D

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Tally so far:
Fire Warrior (Black library book):
Kroot story (Pg 49 'Old Tau codex&#39:
Space Marine meet the Tau (PG 54-55 'Old Tau codex&#39:
The Damocles Gulf Crusade (Pg 58-60 'Old Tau codex):
The Defense of Fio'vash (Pg 53 'Old Tau codex):
'Firewarrior's guide to the galaxy' (http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=91088):
ta'liserra (Pg 61 'Old Tau codex):
Rise of the Tau (http://forum.blacklibrary.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8778):
Rogue Star (Black Library book):
Star of Damocles (Black Library book):
Just fluff (Pg 99(pg 3 in pdf) Tau BFG codex):
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Old 10 Mar 2008, 02:04   #2 (permalink)
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I like the Kroot vs. Eldar story from the old Tau Codex, (pg, 49), and the Space Marine and Tau meeting on pg 54 and 55 of the old Tau Codex.
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Old 10 Mar 2008, 09:44   #3 (permalink)
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From the old codex
Damocles Gulf Crusade
Aun'shi fluff
Fio'taun

New Codex
Brightsword Fluff

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Damocles Campaign Trilogy, with the Rogue Traders.

Unofficial - Rise of the Tau, anything written by Wargamer.
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All of the stories from the old codex.
Particularly fond of the ta'liserra and Laresh.
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Old 10 Mar 2008, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
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I like Wargamer's stuff myself, though if it has Tau in it they're most definately losing. But still, it's well-written regardless of the outcome.

I just accept it as payback for all the "incompetent Guard" fluff written by Tau players. :P

All the old codex material is good. I like the short stories, too, sadly nothing like that was written for the new codex. The hobby-related material in the new codex sucks while we're at it (not the topic of the thread, but still), the old one gave step-by-steps for almost everything, assembly, painting, decal placement, etc...

Other than codex material and anything written by Wargamer I haven't really read anything else.
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Old 10 Mar 2008, 12:19   #7 (permalink)
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Unofficial - Rise of the Tau, anything written by Wargamer.
I will have to agree with this

However, I would like to also add that most of the long/short story's found here on TO are some of the best around.
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Old 10 Mar 2008, 16:25   #8 (permalink)
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The 'Firewarrior's guide to the galaxy' is mine; http://forums.spacebattles.com/showthread.php?t=91088, though admittedly it only includes more than one tau at the very start... but hey, the main character's a tau so :P.
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Old 10 Mar 2008, 17:19   #9 (permalink)
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As i can't really list 'all the stories in the codex' or 'all stories written by...' can we limit your choice to 2 stories and again can you list page reference and book or web link. Thanks ;D

note. this will also be posted at the top as well.

shasocastris: what page is Fio'taun on and what page is the brightsword fluff on??
Korill: What story do you mean by Laresh??
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Rise of the Tau is a surprisingly well written fanyboys story about the Tau taking over the galaxy. Should be able to just google it, its quite long though, and it hints that something has catalysed them - which is why they are stomping over things, and that the Greater good has become twisted somehow. Its actually really good.

The damocles crusade is a trilogy (third book in the making) by Andy "Tau man" Hoare, about a Rogue Trader family lumped right into the middle of the buildup, war and aftermath of the crusade. The two books so far "Rogue Star" and "Star of Damocles"

Epic reads.
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