History Characters / Warhammer40000TauEmpire

3rd May '16 6:33:45 PM system
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3rd May '16 5:39:57 PM SkyHavenPath13
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::For example, the Tau word "Mont'ka" is given the translation "Killing blow" and refers to the strategy of concentrating force on a target's most critical places. Likewise, "Mont'au" is given the translation "The Terror" and refers to the period before the Ethereals brought the Tau'va, when Tau would slay one another. The Tau word "Mont'yr" is translated as "Blooded", referring to one who has seen battle. The particle "Mont" is part of each of these words, and from that we can infer that it is a core part of Tau words with connotations of death and fear.

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::For **For example, the Tau word "Mont'ka" is given the translation "Killing blow" and refers to the strategy of concentrating force on a target's most critical places. Likewise, "Mont'au" is given the translation "The Terror" and refers to the period before the Ethereals brought the Tau'va, when Tau would slay one another. The Tau word "Mont'yr" is translated as "Blooded", referring to one who has seen battle. The particle "Mont" is part of each of these words, and from that we can infer that it is a core part of Tau words with connotations of death and fear.
21st Apr '16 7:18:38 PM WillBGood
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* UnderestimatingBadassery: In ''War Zone Damocles: Kauyon'' She seriously misjudged the Space Marines, apparently thinking their AsskickingEqualsAuthority policy meant their leaders ruled by strength alone. After killing the Raven Guard chapter master she thought she had killed the King of Space Marines, which would leave them all disorganized for some time (possibly ''years'') until they selected a new leader. Of course only the Raven Guard chapter itself was really effected, and they had selected a new leader by the next morning. From the same story she also ''seriously'' underestimated the scale of the Imperial military; she thought the force she was facing in that battle was the bulk of it and a loss that would set them back for decades, when it was really little more than the vanguard of the real counter-attack (which was still a fairly minor force by Imperial standards).

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: In ''War Zone Damocles: Kauyon'' She seriously misjudged the Space Marines, apparently thinking their AsskickingEqualsAuthority policy meant their leaders ruled by strength alone. After killing the Raven Guard chapter master she thought she had killed the King of Space Marines, which would leave them all disorganized for some time (possibly ''years'') until they selected a new leader. Of course only the Raven Guard chapter itself was really effected, affected, and they had selected a new leader by the next morning. From the same story she also ''seriously'' underestimated the scale of the Imperial military; she thought the force she was facing in that battle was the bulk of it and a loss that would set them back for decades, when it was really little more than the vanguard of the real counter-attack (which was still a fairly minor force by Imperial standards).
21st Apr '16 7:07:58 PM WillBGood
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* HumongousMecha: For a long time, the Tau {{averted|Trope}} this, as they considered giant robots to be impractical from an engineering and technological standpoint. They also doubted the existence of Imperial Titans, believing them to simply be Imperial propaganda to intimidate opponents, which [[CurbStompBattle ended very badly for them]] when Titans were actually used against them since the Tau had no effective way to counter them. Since then, the Tau have begun to adopt such machines. The first was the [=XV104=] "Riptide" battlesuit, smaller than even a scout Titan but twice the height of the other large battlesuits, along with later variants like the XV107 R'Varna and XV109 Y'vahra. Later, the Tau developed enormous Ballistic Suits which are more like walking tanks than smaller battlesuits and are designed for taking on larger enemy weapons. The KV-128 Stormsurge was specifically designed as a a "Titan killer", and the massive KX-139 Ta'unar Supremacy Armour is even larger, capable of handling both Titans and large Tyranid beasts.

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* HumongousMecha: For a long time, the Tau {{averted|Trope}} this, as they considered giant robots to be impractical from an engineering and technological standpoint. They also doubted the existence of Imperial Titans, believing them to simply be Imperial propaganda to intimidate opponents, which [[CurbStompBattle ended very badly for them]] when Titans were actually used against them since the Tau had no effective way to counter them. Since then, the Tau have begun to adopt such machines. The first was the [=XV104=] "Riptide" battlesuit, smaller than even a scout Titan but twice the height of the other large battlesuits, along with later variants like the XV107 [=XV107=] R'Varna and XV109 [=XV109=] Y'vahra. Later, the Tau developed enormous Ballistic Suits which are more like walking tanks than smaller battlesuits and are designed for taking on larger enemy weapons. The KV-128 Stormsurge was specifically designed as a a "Titan killer", and the massive KX-139 Ta'unar Supremacy Armour is even larger, capable of handling both Titans and large Tyranid beasts.
16th Apr '16 1:32:17 PM FearlessSon
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* ColdSniper: Not him, but his Structural Analyser facilitates this excellently for Ion Rifle or Railrifle-wielding Pathfinders by lowering the Toughness of their target.

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* ColdSniper: Not him, but his Structural Analyser facilitates this excellently for Ion Rifle or Railrifle-wielding Pathfinders by lowering the Toughness of their target. Effectively this makes him a Cold ''Spotter'' for a sniper team.
21st Mar '16 7:48:53 PM Xaris
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** Tau society gives no real distinction between men and women, so long as they serve the greater good. In order to show this, Games Workshop made a point to include female heads for the 7th Edition Tau models.

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** Tau society gives no real distinction between men and women, so long as they serve the greater good. In order to show this, Games Workshop made a point to include female heads (distinguishable by their "Y" shaped noses) for the 7th Edition Tau models.
21st Mar '16 7:48:10 PM Xaris
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** Tau society gives no real distinction between men and women, so long as they serve the greater good. In order to show this, Games Workshop made a point to include female heads for the 7th Edition Tau models.
21st Mar '16 8:58:08 AM Willbyr
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* {{Badass}}: He constantly goes on dangerous missions deep into enemy territory and comes out alive. Is that Badass or what?

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* {{Badass}}: He constantly goes on dangerous missions deep into enemy territory and comes out alive. Is that Badass or what?
21st Mar '16 5:58:57 AM MinisterOfSinister
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%%* {{Badass}}
%%* ColdSniper

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* AttackItsWeakPoint: His unique Structural Analyser wargear can identify weaknesses in a target's protection, allowing his squad to shoot at them. This manifests as lowering the Toughness of his target by 1 on the tabletop.
* {{Badass}}: He constantly goes on dangerous missions deep into enemy territory and comes out alive. Is that Badass or what?
* ColdSniper: Not him, but his Structural Analyser facilitates this excellently for Ion Rifle or Railrifle-wielding Pathfinders by lowering the Toughness of their target.



* MilitaryMaverick: Despite his obvious courage, heroics and successes, he refuses to move on from his position as a Pathfinder team leader and drops subtle hints to his superiors that he does not want to follow in the traditional footsteps of the Fire Caste. Given how much importance the Fire Caste places on tradition and deference to authority, this stops just short of insubordination, and only a combination of Shadowsun vouching for him and [[TheLastDJ Darkstrider's proven stellar success record keeps him in the field]].

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* MilitaryMaverick: Despite his obvious courage, heroics and successes, he refuses to move on from his position as a Pathfinder team leader and drops subtle hints to his superiors that he does not want to follow in the traditional footsteps of the Fire Caste. Given how much importance the Fire Caste places on tradition and deference to authority, this stops just short of insubordination, and only a combination of Shadowsun vouching for him and [[TheLastDJ Darkstrider's proven stellar success record record]] keeps him in the field]].field.
13th Mar '16 7:32:03 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* UnderestimatingBadassery: In ''War Zone Damocles: Kauyon'' She seriously misjudged the Space Marines, apparently thinking their AsskickingEqualsAuthority policy meant their leaders ruled by strength alone. After killing the Raven Guard chapter master she thought she had killed the King of Space Marines, which would leave them all disorganized for some time (possibly ''years'') until they selected a new leader. Of course only the Raven Guard chapter itself was really effected, and they had selected a new leader by the next morning.

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* UnderestimatingBadassery: In ''War Zone Damocles: Kauyon'' She seriously misjudged the Space Marines, apparently thinking their AsskickingEqualsAuthority policy meant their leaders ruled by strength alone. After killing the Raven Guard chapter master she thought she had killed the King of Space Marines, which would leave them all disorganized for some time (possibly ''years'') until they selected a new leader. Of course only the Raven Guard chapter itself was really effected, and they had selected a new leader by the next morning.
morning. From the same story she also ''seriously'' underestimated the scale of the Imperial military; she thought the force she was facing in that battle was the bulk of it and a loss that would set them back for decades, when it was really little more than the vanguard of the real counter-attack (which was still a fairly minor force by Imperial standards).
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