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Old 27 May 2005, 18:34   #1 (permalink)
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Why did you choose Tau over other armys? :-\

Why not the rock hard space marines? >

Or the Tiranid Super-Organism? O0

Or any of the other armys in the 40K Universe?
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Old 27 May 2005, 18:37   #2 (permalink)
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I do collenct Space Marines - Space Wolves but they're on the back burner right now.
Tyranids are my next army after i bring my hunter cadre up to 2000 points.
the future also holds an IG regiment (mmmm, 8000 6point troopers to paint!) and a rogue SM (like the red corsairs) warband.

And i play tau. Second army ive collected after Space Wolves. Love the fluff, style, army list, units, models etc. Favourite 40k race for me, by far.
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Old 27 May 2005, 18:39   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why do you collect Tau?

well i was about to collect naother race now i have a sizeable tau army, but i went to fantasy instead!

I choose tau purely because I liked the models and the general 'feel' of the army and the greater good...they looked like an elite task force sort of race, whilst being distinctly different from the boring space marine standard starter army!

In fact when i choose tau i didn't know a thing about 40k or warhammer at all...I didn't even know how they played (i.e a shooty race)...just picked up and played to be honest...and look where it has lead me! ;D

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Old 27 May 2005, 18:53   #4 (permalink)
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i play the tau because they way they looked just caught my eye more then the other races i didnt know anything about the game but i want to get the tau reminds me of star wars clone wars
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Old 27 May 2005, 19:03   #5 (permalink)
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They are pretty simple and look awsome.
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Old 27 May 2005, 19:07   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why do you collect Tau?

I really liked the Rail Gun stats, and how the Crisis operates.

My first army is the Tyranids and I have about 4000 pts of them.

With Tau, I have 2500. And Im not really sure which one I like better, but both armys are WAY fun. With the nids, something that I never really had was shooting. Now with the Tau, something I will never have is CC. Hahaha, by teams are both the extreme of either CC or Shooting!
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Old 27 May 2005, 19:10   #7 (permalink)
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The tau have what I'm looking for in an army;

positive outlook on things... at least not being evil.

SHOOTY

good mix of mobility and toughness.

and really, really neat models. Need I say more?
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Old 27 May 2005, 19:13   #8 (permalink)
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you need not
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Old 27 May 2005, 19:13   #9 (permalink)
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I mentioned it briefly in my intro thread. What attracted me to Tau was tactics. One of the guys who works at the game shop told me about the agility of Tau jet packs, about their skimmers, and their slippery nature, and I was sold. I'm not huge on the Tau aestetic though, unfortunately. But I'm trying to make the best of it! I was torn between Tau and Chaos Space Marines. But I also figured that even a totally tricked out awesome looking chaos army would be a fair bit typical, so I went with the Tau!

Once I get a decent sized force, I'll probably branch out to an even more strategically ambitious army. Possibly Eldar, or even *gasp* Dark Eldar. Winning isn't a huge thing for me. But win or lose, I want to do it with style.

Orks are appealing to me too, for the cool dumb guys factor. They're almost cute in a way. Storm-boyz and their rockets strapped to their backs ^^

I don't think I'd ever play an IG army, but I'm DYING to see an IG versus Tyranids fight. That must be bloody as all get out.
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Old 27 May 2005, 19:17   #10 (permalink)
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The Tau Models are simple, yet elegent looking...plus the "God-like" Firepower they posess! Need I say more? ^-^
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