Why do they need it?
Just because an army focuses on shooting, doesn't mean they should have BS4.
That's like saying that just because Orks focus on infantry, they should all have a 3+ save.
Originally Posted by Warsmith Drewgie
Orks don't need a 3+ save they have a power klaw with 31 wounds
I think the sentiment is valid guys. When Tau were first released they were described as a young technologically advanced race with tremendous shooting ability.
That ability, at that time was balanced by having a BS of 3, but markerlights were "invented" to allow for improvement.
You must admit that, since Targetting Arrays are already being used, the potential for BS4 through fluff alone, exists.
I dont believe it will be an army wide standard, but it should be more easily aquired by the veterans of the army. Lets face it, the Tau as a race are described to have very similar tolerances to standard humans - so with that in mind, is there any reason why experienced troops (such as XV8 pilots) still dont seem to be learning to shoot better? Dont standard humans (IG) have units with a BS4?
Unfortunately, as I've said before, BS4 would mean a drastic re-shape of the entire codex, which is not something I see happening.
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