my vote goes to necrons.
any other opinons?
any other opinons?
True, but that works to their advantage. The imperium will ignore them because any one of their basic regiments can wipe them out, and concentrate on bigger threats to their current reign, like chaos and nids. By the time they get around to stamping on the tau (cause they're bored or something) the tau will have surpassed eldar in terms of tech and beat the shit out of the imperium. Plus, in the tau dex, they have a blurb of an eldar ambassador returning to his craftworld and saying that they should look after the tau "because he feels a certain kinship towards them". So I'm willing to bet that if there was ever a fully blown Tau/Imperium war, the Eldar would fight on the Tau side. Plus, Kroot, Vespid, and all of the gue'vesa the tau have, who would be invaluable as spies and saboutours. Even with SM on the imperial side, that's five separate factions fighting the Imperium at once. Nasty.hephesto said:True, but the Tau are very small in numbers. If they Imperium would ever launch an all out attack (give or take 200 years due to administratum problems) they would be crushed. It says somewhere in the fluff/codex that they only have several tens of thousands of soldiers. An Imperial Guard regiment can easily have more, as long as the Imperium has bigger problems on their hands they should do fine. Especially if they'd finally manage to get warp travel to work, perhaps and allaince wth the X'tol...or whatever those spiderlike aliens are called :wink:
Yeah, good point. Though the whole you-can't-invent-that-it's-heresy attitude of the Adeptus Mechanicus might rapidly change when two thousand heavily armed Fire Warriors march over the horizon.Cadian81st said:true, true. but at least the tau understand their tech. all the imperial techpriests can do is copy and rebuild archaic tech designs from millenia gone by. The tau are constantly innovating and developing, whereas the imperium seems to be actively resisting any technological advancement.
crap, you beat me too it.Red Orc said:Me.
just because the weapons are close combat doesn't make them primative, it simply means that by having them they are ready for more situations. the thunder hammer, and lightening claws are not primative, they are the epitome of close combat. and honestly, stocking all your bets into a single weapon with a poor rate of fire isn't necessarily better, Lasguns may not have the game represent the fluff, but they are probably the best rifle to have, and the bolter is probably the best overall gun to have.Initiate said:they still ram clips full of giant bullets instead of recharging nuclear batteries for their railguns. whats more, they charge into combat with swords hammers and other, more primitive weapons instead of punching a hole through their enemies heads with their bolters.
To be fair, couldn't the same be said about the Eldar? Like the Tau, their limited numbers are a serious liability. Unlike the Tau, though, they're quite good at scooting around space. So, they're actually even less limited than the Tau are.Initiate said:i think that Tau could definitely destroy the imperium if they are given time to mass their numbers and if they cut away some flaws that would otherwise defeat them, such as warp travel.