What the Heck? 101

July 17, 2013 ·

Ok, so I have this idea for a new line of posts called "What the Heck."  (and I will number them as they appear)

I read a large number of WH 40K and WH Fantasy blogs, and sometimes I am frankly amazed at some of the articles that pop up.  So when I see one that piques my interest as it relates to Tau, I will direct your attention to it, and then probably proceed to piss on it.

I recently noticed a rant over on BoLS about how our beloved Fire Warriors seem to have everyone ducking for cover these days.  This is understandable.  IMHO I think the only feeling that is worse than one of our squads being assaulted is being on the receiving-end of one of our gun lines.

The article is amusing, and well-written.  I'm not sure about the whole reference to deaths caused by the Nazis/Communists thing, but whatever.  In the words of American rapper the Notorious B.I.G., "Chedda breed jealousy."  By "chedda" he means wealth and power, but for Tau it means Firepower, and Tau definitely have the chedda in that regard.  So let 'em hate.

On a serious note though, the author does point out some important strengths and weaknesses in the Tau army, and goes on to tell his readers how to prepare for combat against Tau.  We would be foolish to ignore what our opponents are thinking as they prepare for war against us. 

Hence the saying: "If you know the enemy and you know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt." (Sun Tzu)

We are Tau.

**The image is from shadowhammer on DakkaDakka,


CrAzY424 said...
July 17, 2013 at 9:21 AM  

Hilarious mate. Love the idea of it. Def adding your blog to our b-roll.

17yearoldhobbyist said...
July 17, 2013 at 10:50 AM  

Lol. I've yet to play my first game with the tau, though I've been planning to start collecting for a long time (before the new dex). Now that I've finally started to collect, I've heard and noticed this a lot more. I've had to start pointing out the weaknesses in the dex to stop people moaning so much!

Reece Robbins said...
July 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM  

As the author of said article, I have a few comments for your blog, sir!

1.) I wasn't ranting really, just trying to be humorous and perhaps failing =P

2.) Death to all Space Commies!!!!

Looking forward to more good Tau tactics, I actually like the army a lot.

Hu Jin Tau said...
July 17, 2013 at 11:24 PM  

Reece, Welcome!

I really did enjoy your article, and that is why I pointed our readers to it. These are decent folks, so should not have caused any mischief in your comments (that is what I tend to do).

It was well written and humorous, I did not take it in offense --and to be honest, I only used the word rant as a literary device to pique the interest our readers (notice the collective pronoun there...)

I think you are deadly accurate in your assessment of Tau strengths and weaknesses, and honestly I was not aware that some of your more obscure points were so blatantly obvious in the new codex.

Thank you for the cross-blog dialogue, I hope you accept the sincerity of my compliment. Your article was quite brilliant.

And to your credit, the Nazi stuff that I found to be out-of-place was from one of the readers in your comments section, not in your article.

I wrote a similar piece (about the whole weeaboo space communist bit) a few weeks ago if you care to have a fun read (unfortunately I cannot hyperlink in comments so you will need to cut and paste the url).


Thank you again for popping in, and I will continue to follow yours as well. Well done sir!

For the Greater Good, of course.

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