I don't know if I'd say that the Tau are their peak. That would imply that they are at the pinnacle of how they will develop and have nowhere to go but down. I'd called them a young rising star as a race or an ascending race.
Reason why Imperial Weapons suck: Built by superstitious fools.Reason why Eldar weapons "suck": Not approved by the Adeptus Mechanius of Mars.
With the railgun having a Strength of 10 and AP 1 verses the Leman Russ's SA of 13, your chances of destroying the tank with a direct shot are fifty percent on the damage roll. So I would say that matches the fluff quite well.One of their light walkers carried a weapon of lethal effect. It fired a form of ultra-high velocity projectile. I saw one of our tanks after having been hit by it. There was a small hole punched in either flank - one the projectile's entry point, the other its exit. The tiny munition had passed through the vehicle with such speed that everything within the hull not welded down had been sucked out through the exit hole. Including the crew. We never identified their bodies, for all that remained of them was a red stain upon the ground, extending some twenty metres from the wreck.
Not really, they scrapped what was relevant from their worlds, most advanced stuff were not really taken, but those were the big stuff, not small things like plasma guns.
Not really, they scrapped what was relevant from their worlds, most advanced stuff were not really taken, but those were the big stuff, not small things like plasma guns.Also, the eldar had time thousands of years to develop, I don't think that such an intelligent race would not be able to do it in the meantime.This exactly.
The Eldar are essentially at the Mad Max point of their civilisation, it's all over and the few that remain are struggling to get by with a fraction of one percent of their past technological and material might.
The birth of Slaanesh really did a nummber not just on the Eldar and their society, but on their technology. Before the fall they rellied almost entirely on psychic tech. Technologies which, for all we know, they still have, but cannot use because doing so opens them up to the predations of She Who Thirsts.
Take a modern human army and tell them they can't use any guns or tanks because a god will rape them, and see how they do wiith the pointy sticks that they now must use. Same deal. Eldar are fighting with what they consider to be pointy sticks, and still holding their own against the younger races.
And for the record, Tau tech isn't noticably better than Eldar tech, the Tau just deploy it more lavishly while the Eldar are limited by their Path system.
That's irrelevant, especially seeing that eldar basically crate their resources from the warp, so the "resource problem" is null ! Not only do they create their materials, but they also create crystals that are used in generators.While all other races have to resort to mining and extracting resources, the eldar create their very energy source in the form of crystals.Basically, imagine creating uranium, but no toxic waste, that's eldar.That's also a good point, MEQinc. The Eldar, as a race, do not have the resources and infrastructure as the Tau.