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Old 30 Apr 2008, 01:30   #1 (permalink)
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Default What made you choose Tau?

The true 1,000,000 dollar question is why did you choose to play Tau?

Was it the pretty Battlesuits?
The okay PS2 game Firewarrior?
Some guy that works at the local game store that convinced you?
Because noone else played them you knew?

Personally, I saw a Pirhana for the first time and had to play them. Those Front armor 11 open topped beauties yelled use 9 of me and rush the enemy!
From then on, I was hooked.

So what's your story?
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 02:16   #2 (permalink)
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an anime fan, grew up on gundam and blue gender.

The firewarriors looked incredible, and the suits just clinched it from there.
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 02:20   #3 (permalink)
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hearing about their amazing firepower, the gundamish look and being the opposite of black templars (my younger brother's army) did it for me.
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 02:52   #4 (permalink)
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Who (what?) they are, Noble, Inquisitive, Dynamic, Alien - I love em!
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 02:54   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: What made you choose Tau?

They were um... Mechanized!
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 03:15   #6 (permalink)
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I painted my battlesuits green, and my Shas'el RED, then I found out about Farsight and went totally nuts.

Yup, mecha was one big reason I started Tau, in fact, started WH40K at all. And the more I got into it, I found that I liked Tau as a race, and not just the metagame, as I believe CSM are for the gamebreaker and those who like to be evil in fluff.

Being the odd one out in the local GW helps as well, with all those tanks running around and an army built almost completely different from the IG, CSM, SM, I am both literally and metaporically a WarFish swimming in a sea of humans.
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 03:22   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: What made you choose Tau?

The look of the Fire warriors. Not the clean, shiny anime look, but the look of some that are battlescared, with dirty, chipped armor. There were some models I first saw on the GW website that really inspired me.
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 04:03   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: What made you choose Tau?

I heard they were shooty. That plain and and simple. Tau was my first 40k army.
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 04:32   #9 (permalink)
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The mecha aspect. The style. The feel for army. The book "Fire Warrior." All manner of Tau fluff.

IIRC, they fit my preferred long range style of play. One group plays bait while some ninjas sneak around and stab you in the back. In fact, when I think about, that's exactly how my group played Day of Defeat: Source. We always had snipers and long range guys exchanging fire across the map while I snuck in from behind and sniped them/cut them in half.

Then there's the nice clean look. I'm a rather clean kind of person (ironically I'm sure ya'll think), almost to the point of OCD and I liked the slick army look.

Then the "good guy" fluff...and advanced tech...
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Old 30 Apr 2008, 05:15   #10 (permalink)
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The clean lines really, they also didn't have the stigma of clean lines = gay in my area. Now, if I actually liked the way the Eldar looked to begin with I wouldn't have cared.

I also thought about Alpha Legion, Salamanders, or Tyranids too though. My first models were actually nids...then I made the right choice and switched to the greater good.
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