History Characters / Warhammer40000TauEmpire

2nd Dec '17 2:48:36 AM SebastianGray
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The Tau were introduced during the 3rd Edition of ''Warhammer 40,000''[[note]]spelt Tau at the time[[/note]]. During 7th Edition, the Tau were the focus of a narrative campaign pitting them against the Raven Guard and White Scars chapters of Space Marines that expanded their army list with a number of new unit types. The 2016 7th Edition [[GaidenGame skirmish game]] ''Kill Team'' featured a battle between the T'au and Raven Guard as the focus of its background and included their models in its box set. The 8th Edition rules for the Tau Empire, as well as their Farsight Enclaves sub-faction, are included in the ''Index: Xenos 2'' book released in June 2017.

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The Tau were introduced during the 3rd Edition of ''Warhammer 40,000''[[note]]spelt Tau at the time[[/note]]. During 7th Edition, the Tau were the focus of a narrative campaign pitting them against the Raven Guard and White Scars chapters of Space Marines that expanded their army list with a number of new unit types. The 2016 7th Edition [[GaidenGame skirmish game]] ''Kill Team'' featured a battle between the T'au and Raven Guard as the focus of its background and included their models in its box set. The 8th Edition rules for the Tau Empire, as well as their Farsight Enclaves sub-faction, are included in the ''Index: Xenos 2'' book released in June 2017.
2017 with additional rules released in the ''Chapter Approved 2017'' rules supplement.
10th Nov '17 1:36:19 AM Theriocephalus
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* ItIsBeyondSaving: More recently, the Ethereals have come to realise that certain races simply ''cannot'' be incorporated into the Greater Good because their natures are incompatible with its values, and thus order the Fire Caste to exterminate these races. Examples include the [[BloodKnight Orks]] and [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] for obvious reasons but they are also on the verge of including the [[SpaceMarine Adeptus Astartes]] onto this list by concluding that a SpaceMarine is not a person, but rather a humanoid, walking, talking, ''weapon''.

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* ItIsBeyondSaving: More recently, the Ethereals have come to realise that certain races simply ''cannot'' be incorporated into the Greater Good because their natures are incompatible with its values, and thus order the Fire Caste to exterminate these races. Examples include the [[BloodKnight Orks]] and [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]] Tyranids]], for obvious reasons reasons, but they are also on the verge of including the [[SpaceMarine Adeptus Astartes]] onto this list by concluding that a SpaceMarine is not a person, but rather a humanoid, walking, talking, talking ''weapon''.



A highly psychic aliens, the Nicassar were one of the first non-T'au races to become a part of the T'au Empire. Physically ill-suited to many positions within the T'au military, the Nicassar serve the Greater Good by providing ships for the Kor'vattra, the T'au Fleet, where their nomadic lifestyle makes them perfectly suited to scouting roles.

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A highly psychic aliens, alien species, the Nicassar were one of the first non-T'au races to become a part of the T'au Empire. Physically ill-suited to many positions within the T'au military, the Nicassar serve the Greater Good by providing ships for the Kor'vattra, the T'au Fleet, where their nomadic lifestyle makes them perfectly suited to scouting roles.
9th Oct '17 5:07:56 AM Theharbo
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* ItIsBeyondSaving: More recently, the Ethereals have come to realise that certain races simply ''cannot'' be incorporated into the Greater Good because their natures are incompatible with its values, and thus order the Fire Caste to exterminate these races. Examples include the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] and the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]].

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* ItIsBeyondSaving: More recently, the Ethereals have come to realise that certain races simply ''cannot'' be incorporated into the Greater Good because their natures are incompatible with its values, and thus order the Fire Caste to exterminate these races. Examples include the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent [[BloodKnight Orks]] and the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranids]].Tyranids]] for obvious reasons but they are also on the verge of including the [[SpaceMarine Adeptus Astartes]] onto this list by concluding that a SpaceMarine is not a person, but rather a humanoid, walking, talking, ''weapon''.
21st Sep '17 3:08:07 AM SebastianGray
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* LaserSight: T'au make extensive use of "markerlights" that improve other units' chances to hit an enemy target, or to [[{{Roboteching}} guide seeker missiles]].



!!Commander Arra'kon

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!!Commander %%!!Commander Arra'kon
4th Sep '17 8:07:23 AM WillBGood
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3rd Aug '17 5:18:56 PM DrVonOppendown
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* AttackDrone: Unlike the Imperium, the T'au make extensive use of artificial intelligences as worker or battlefield drones, and have so far avoided the [[AIIsACrapshoot robot rebellion]] problem.

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* AttackDrone: Unlike the Imperium, the T'au make extensive use of artificial intelligences as worker or battlefield drones, and have so far avoided the [[AIIsACrapshoot robot rebellion]] problem.problem, largely by virtue of not letting their AI get too advanced, as a T'au drone is as advanced as an abacus compared to the supercomputer that was a Man of Iron.
15th Jul '17 8:30:08 AM CalamityRaven26
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* EqualOpportunityEvil: More AmbiguouslyEvil than anything else, but this is still one of their most positive traits. The T'au won't care who you are or where you come from. As long as you're willing to fight for the Greater Good, they'll treat you with the same respect as any other of their kin.
13th Jul '17 9:52:18 AM MarqFJA
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13th Jul '17 9:52:11 AM MarqFJA
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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Knarlocs, which are Kroot-derived pack hunting beasts that walk on two legs and use their short fore arms to grasp prey,[[note]](think of the [[Film/JurassicPark popular conception]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velociraptor velociraptors]] for a good visualization of it)[[/note]] are often used as cavalry mounts by the Kroot. The Knarloc's pack mentality and relative intelligence makes them ideal for domestication and their viciousness as hunters makes them ideal for combat. A good Knarloc is a source of prestige to other Kroot.

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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Knarlocs, which are Kroot-derived pack hunting pack-hunting beasts that walk on two legs and use their short fore arms forearms to grasp prey,[[note]](think prey,[[note]]Think of the [[Film/JurassicPark popular popular]] [[RaptorAttack conception]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velociraptor velociraptors]] for a good visualization of it)[[/note]] it.[[/note]] are often used as cavalry mounts by the Kroot. The Knarloc's pack mentality and relative intelligence makes them ideal for domestication and their viciousness as hunters makes them ideal for combat. A good Knarloc is a source of prestige to other Kroot.
13th Jul '17 6:59:13 AM MarqFJA
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* CloseRangeCombatant: Their biggest direct-combat strength, and the primary reason that the T'au employ them. However, they are not so specialized in to to the point of being unable to do anything else, but on the other hand [[MasterOfNone they are only moderately good at it by the standards of other dedicated assault troops]]. They are relatively fragile due to [[FullFrontalAssault not wearing armor]], but they do use [[FragileSpeedster their speed and quick-contracting muscles]] to rain [[GlassCannon several hard-hitting blows]] with the many [[BayonetYa bayonets]] on their [[BladeOnAStick long Kroot rifles]].

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* CloseRangeCombatant: Their biggest direct-combat strength, and the primary reason that the T'au employ them. However, they are not [[AvertedTrope not]] [[CripplingOverspecialization so specialized specialized]] in to it to the point of being unable to do anything else, but on the other hand [[MasterOfNone they are only moderately good at it by the standards of other dedicated assault troops]]. They are relatively fragile due to [[FullFrontalAssault not wearing armor]], but they do use [[FragileSpeedster their speed and quick-contracting muscles]] to rain [[GlassCannon several hard-hitting blows]] with the many [[BayonetYa bayonets]] on their [[BladeOnAStick long Kroot rifles]].
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