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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.

But anyway, I wouldn't say that the Eldar weapons are inferior to the Tau. Yes, they balance things in game to ensure that there aren't a few uber powered races that can dominant the other.

Ultimately when it comes to their weapons, it boils down to how they fight and how they view warfare. The Eldar view war in typical terms, favoring agility and their psychic powers while possessing a diverse lineup of specialists. While the Tau view warfare unlike humans and most of the other races. They see warfare as hunting and it affects every aspect of ground-based warfare for them. Their two philosophies on warfare from which the greater bulk of their strategies are derived, Kauyon and Mont'ka, are both at their core hunting techniques. Which is why they focus on speed and range with their weapons.

It isn't that the Tau pulse rifle is more powerful than its Eldar counterpart, the shuriken catapult, it's just that they are designed and used differently. The pulse rifle is more along the lines of a typical rifle while the shuriken is more like an assault rifle. The pulse rifle can gun down an Eldar before they can fire back but up close an Eldar can pump more shots into a Tau at a faster rate.

Of course that's just talking about their basic guns. I'm not even going to start with the actual tech and the other, more sophisticated weaponry. But a lot of the weaponry of all the races produce similar results through different means regardless of the actual tech involved. Personally, I'd give the actual tech nod to the Eldar.
Not really ! All tau use pulse rifles because they are good for all types of encounters and enemies, small or big.
 

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To put it simple in my view it's like Tau are at home and Eldar come over to play a game. Obviously Tau can access anything being more models, glue, food in the kitchen etc quickly while Eldar has to deal with what they brought over to taus, AND they can only carry so much coming over to Taus house.

Pretty much Eldar are on craftworlds flying around they can't really stop gather resources and build an empire like before, and if they go all out releasing anger and emotions it could screw them back, it's like a little kid being a shit at your FLGS you can't express how you feel without consequences lol
Eldar create their resources, as well as energy sources, imagine creating uranium for your reactors, but not toxic waste, that's eldar.
 

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I think Eldar Weapons are far superior in many ways. The Brightlances can do things the Lascannon cant. Their skimmers are second to none. They have tech like the D-Cannon thats quite common and standard issue on their High Tech Wraithguard. They have Dead Warriors in Wraithlord/Guard that can outperform Dreads, Sentinals, any Walker anyday. They have Force Fields on every Tank. Their Scatter Lasers (use) to be superior to IGs. Eldar Plasma weapons do not overheat. Dark Matter weapons (DE Tech) are awsome in Fluff and Gameplay. Has anyone Looked at the DE Gear for Haemonculas and Archon? Its sick. They have Gear that opens Webway Portals anywhere. Lets not forget Webway knowledge that the Emperor was unsuccesful uncovering. Thank You Magnus. Craftworlds are the baddest Spaceships I know of minus the World Engine. Also think about what Eldar gear themselves with. Power Weapons are revered and Force Weapons few. Yet eldar equip Squads like Banshess with these blades like Russia Equips third world countries with AKs. The Witchblade is also Vastly superior to the SM Force Weapon. Their is also the famous Jetbikes that put everyone elses to shame.

Eldar have the goods. What they lack is numbers and srong bodies. They rely on their Tech which is superior to most races to carry the day. Also Unlike Adeptus Mechanus or Tau, Eldar Weapons (like their fighting) is a ART. Their like Samurais where its all a artform more so than cost efficient/surplus.

The only ones that beat them in Tech is Necrons, and thats debatable as Necs use solid tech where Eldar use Warp tech. Tau are catching up but they cant even travel far into the galaxy yet.
First of all, most guardians rifles should be as good as firewarriors rifles, but it's not the case ! Second of all, eldar don't have weaker bodies, they are as strong as humans and tau are ! They are just very fast , have strong ligaments for betteer movement and everything, and live for a thousand years.The eldar body is not only as strong as that of a human, but it resists better in time and movement, they can also fight more before exhaustion than humans or tau.Also, eldar seem to like laser more than plasma, look at swooping hawk.A swooping hawk gun is basically as good as a pulse rifle ! Maybe not as good when it comes to raw damage, but faster and pretty damn good when it comes to range.
 
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