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Old 18 Jul 2005, 19:34   #1 (permalink)
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[shadow=red,left]Does this bug you[/shadow]WHY DO TAU NOT HAVE POWER WEAPONS IT REALLY ANNOYS ME

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Old 18 Jul 2005, 19:36   #2 (permalink)
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they dont fight much in close combat becauz they really stink in it and its like a last resort sort of thingy
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Old 18 Jul 2005, 19:38   #3 (permalink)
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[shadow=red,left]Does this bug you[/shadow]WHY DO TAU NOT HAVE POWER WEAPONS IT REALLY ANNOYS ME

Because tau hate close combat. its as simple as that. All their tactical philosophy, and technology goes into ranged warfare.

And no, it doesnt bug me. Not in the slightest.
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Old 18 Jul 2005, 19:40   #4 (permalink)
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Have you never charged your high ranking commander into combat have him hit and wound all his attacks and then some poxy terminator saves them

any way tau would prepare ahead in the unlikely case of combat
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Old 18 Jul 2005, 19:45   #5 (permalink)
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Tau don't need power weapons, they hate close combat. If you had them, where would you put them. A firewarrior sha'ui still has the same low WS that plagues the tau, and I don't think too many people wil jump at the idea of sending their expensive crisis suits into close combat with marines, especialy if it means giving up a ranged weapon. I know you think your army should have everything under the sun, tau do prepare ahead, they use devilfishes to find a better spot away from the enemy. You have the best shooting around, be happy. Send my dark eldar pulse rifles and I'll send you some power weapons that you won't kill a flea with.
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Old 18 Jul 2005, 21:51   #6 (permalink)
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Power-weapon technology is actually quite complicated. I assume Tau could probably work out a way to make them, but they have never shown any interest in pursuing that line of research.
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[shadow=red,left]Does this bug you[/shadow]WHY DO TAU NOT HAVE POWER WEAPONS IT REALLY ANNOYS ME

yeah. i hate it when people write in capitals with the bold font on
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[shadow=red,left]Does this bug you[/shadow]WHY DO TAU NOT HAVE POWER WEAPONS IT REALLY ANNOYS ME

yeah. i hate it when people write in capitals with the bold font on
Oh ha ha. How amusing. Let's be big and clever and be off topic whilst making a comment designed to rile a relative newbie. I hate it when people do that...

Of course, you have a slight point, but no need to be such a Tom-Cruise-waterer over it.

Anyway, onto topic: As has been said, the tau hate close combat, and whislt Tau may very well have it as a cutting tool for the earth caste/air caste/fire warrior vehicle crews (for repairs) they may find just the idea of even using it to cut the enemy even more revolting than close combat. They don't build barbaric close combat tools.

Still, going by that, no Tau uses them becuase no commander will pick up a grubby little workman's* tool designed to cut a sheet of metal and think 'this is just the thing to ram into the enemy's face!'


*Either the tool itslef or the workmen are grubby. You decide.
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Old 18 Jul 2005, 22:25   #9 (permalink)
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Except O'Shovah. But he's gone all loopy.
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Old 19 Jul 2005, 02:20   #10 (permalink)
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If you really want your commander to have a power weapon, take O'Shovah. He'll do it for you, and teach you why Tau doesn't have any real CC abilities.
Even those with high CC stats, and with good CC weapons don't do well if they're outnumbered ten to one. You can assault a Termies squad, but you'll only get one kill at most before they swamp you with sheer numbers.
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It's a sad day when Termies end up resorting to sheer numbers against anything but a monsterous creature/vehicle.
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