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Old 18 Aug 2010, 23:58   #1 (permalink)
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Ok before I start, I know there's probably been threads regarding these topics before but I can't get on a computer much anymore and I don't have time to search so I thought I'd inquire myself.

I have 2 fluff-related questions regarding Tau starships:

1. First of all, what is the threshold of Tau deflector shields on their starships? As in, how much damage can the shields take before they collapse? I read a thread somewhere saying they can absorb entire terratons of explosive from Imperial starships.

2. Second, any ideas regarding the size (i.e. length, width, etc) of Tau starships? You seriously have no idea how hard I've been searching for the answer to this online and when I have found some info, the sheer scale of variation from one source to another was beyond ridiculous :/ It's gone from 3 km battleships (imperial) to 5 km battleships, to 70 km battleships. Any reliable estimates regarding Tau starships?

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Old 21 Aug 2010, 13:24   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know of any source that gives specific details on scale for tau ships but if you use this http://fc09.deviantart.com/fs30/f/20...t_Magelord.png you can see the scales of imperial ships just use this to compare tau and imperial ship sizes in Battlefleet gothic for size comparissions and as far as i know tau shields are similar to shields used by most other species.

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http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_...Tau_Fleets.pdf

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http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_...ial_Fleets.pdf
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Old 21 Aug 2010, 14:14   #3 (permalink)
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It is pointless comparing the models as they aren't to the same scale as each other. The actual ship would be tiny to the point that the base of the flying stand represents 1000's of km around the ship. it says in the BFG rulebook.
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oh i generally thought warhammer stuff was to a reasonable scale (of similar model types at least) oh well but anyway the whole caring about specs scale etc is whats really pointless.
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Old 21 Aug 2010, 22:29   #5 (permalink)
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Warhammer stuff is but unfortunately not BFG.

As a guide a battleship is normally 7-10km long and an escort 500m -2km.
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Warhammer stuff is but unfortunately not BFG.
I'm pretty sure that no warhammer 40k models are to scale... A 7' tall space marine is just as tall as a 5'10" Guardsmen when you set the two models down next to eachother. And I know that the lumbering behemoth of a Leman Russ would be bigger if it was to scale.

The reality is that nothing in the 40k universe is to scale.
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