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Old 14 Aug 2005, 21:08   #1 (permalink)
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This topic should serve as a locus for those interested in reading more information about Tau supplied by official Games Workshop sources. It is sometimes hard to find out which novels and books to read for more information, so this list attempts to gather all relevant material. Some of these links may coincide with other resource lists, but this information is provided in order to compile a comprehensive list of all English-language information on Tau available for enthusiasts, collectors and those curious about the alien race. This list will be updated as new articles, stories etc. come to light.

Games Rules
Black Library Novels
  • Spurrier, Simon. Xenology (forthcoming).
  • Mitchell, Sandy. For the Emperor (November 2003).
  • Spurrier, Simon. Fire Warrior (September 2003).
  • Thorpe, Gav. Kill Team (October 2001).

White Dwarf Articles
  • #262 - Army Announced
  • #263 - Tau vs. Tyranids
  • #288 - Kais rules and battle report
  • ?? - Kroot Mercenary List
  • #314 - New and Improved
  • #315 - Index Xenos: The Vespid and War Machines of the Tau Empire

Other resources, info or products
Any help on compiling this list would be appreciated, especially with White Dwarf back issues.
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Old 14 Aug 2005, 23:39   #2 (permalink)
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Superb idea RCanine, very comprehensive.

Pretty much all of it except the Index Xenos article on the Tau in White Dwarf, unsure what number though...
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Fire Warrior is crap. One Shas'la shouldnt be able to take that.
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I agree, Fire Warrior is NUTS. It also incorrectly asserts that Tau have cyan blood, and he utilizes his own Tau words incorrectly in parts (Y'he).

Thanks for the list, RCanine!
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 00:39   #5 (permalink)
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Tau don't have cyan blood? Which item of fluff contradicts the description in the novel Fire Warrior? Oh, and thanks for the list. A good idea indeed! It's like an Index Tau.
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Tau don't have cyan blood? Which item of fluff contradicts the description in the novel Fire Warrior?
The Tau codex. ;D

Bonding ritual, page 61. End of the first paragraph.

I liked the cyan blood too, it helped explain their skin color and made them more unique. Oh well.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 01:33   #7 (permalink)
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Aye, that's a pity. Why do all the races bleed the same color regardless of their skin tone? I think it would have been fun to have Tau bleed bright blue blood similar to the neon green blood of the Predator. Thanks for pointing out that pretty obvious fluff contradiction (Though given the chance to do an 'errata' I would make Tau blood cyan.)
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It mostly has to do with the hemoglobin. There are some creatures that use different oxygen carriers, but most are less advanced forms of life and/or don't need as much oxygen. I don't think there is a more efficient delivery system out there.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 03:33   #9 (permalink)
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For the Emperor, the first Caiphas Cain book, has Tau in it. I can't remember the author right now.

And Firewarrior was a really silly book as well as a crappy game.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 04:05   #10 (permalink)
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ooh! good post!

the best thing about bibliographies is that they tell guys like ME things out there that i dont know about.... and what its called, and where to look.....

case in point: Tau Dawn of War mod??!!?? KEWL!
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